Mentoring and Education for Photographers


How Can I Help?

Are you just starting photography and need help with technical basics? Do you need critical feedback for a selection of images? Help with photoshop techniques? Assistance writing client communications?

As a photography educator, I can help you reach your goals, whether you’re just starting out, or fine-tuning your professional photography business.

We’ll first chat about your goals during a complimentary consult, and then I’ll put together a custom educational plan tailored to your needs. I also offer á la carte options for portfolio critiques and custom email templates such as requests for reviews, responses to frequent client questions or common issues, etc.


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How Does it Work?

I offer photography, marketing, and communication mentoring for photographers outside a 50 mile radius of zip code 20816 (that’s Bethesda, MD.) Lessons are held virtually over zoom, and I’m available to current students via email, text, and phone for ongoing support between lessons.

General rates are listed below, or you can get in touch to chat about customized courses and bundles.

You can check out my free maternity guide on the Hello Storyteller Blog HERE.

I also have a free Photoshop HSL layer adjustment tutorial on the Hello Storyteller Blog HERE.

All mentoring, template, and critique options include email, text, and phone support while you’re a student, or for 30 days from the date of purchase (for á la carte options.)


  • Hourly mentoring – $100/ hour. After chatting about your goals, I’ll send you a quote including the number of hours you can expect to invest for your specific need. Bundle pricing offered for 4+ hours.
    • Areas I can help with:
      • Beginner to upper intermediate PhotoShop
      • Maternity and editorial posing
      • Basic camera skills such as exposure triangle
      • Basic off-camera flash
      • Composition, including layering, patterns, texture, symmetry, asymmetry, depth of field, leading lines, curves, frames, contrast, color, viewpoint, depth, negative space, filled space, etc
      • Client communication, including marketing, emails responses, communicating during a session, and follow-up communication
  • Custom email template – custom written for your specific workflow and studio policies, or for specific clients and situations
    • Single – $85
    • Set of 3 custom email templates – $245
      • Examples include;
        • Initial inquiry response
        • Follow up emails
        • Addressing non-commercial copyright violations
        • Request for google or facebook reviews
  • Portfolio critique – Feedback will be given in a written format. Video or live critique also available at the hourly mentoring rate.
    • 50 images $175
    • 100 images $300
    • Feedback will be given in the following areas:
      • Technical basics including exposure and focus
      • Use of Light
      • Color and White Balance
      • Composition
      • Consistency (brand, editing, processing)
      • Creativity
      • Posing (if applicable)

My Portfolio /A selection of some of my favorite work


Have Questions or Ready to Book?

Get in Touch With Allison

I offer mentoring sessions Mon-Fri between 11am and 4pm, or after 7:30pm, as well as on weekends after 8pm.

You can also email or call me at: or 240-630-1752

I’m Interested!

I can’t wait to chat more about your photography or business goals!