Starting and running a business is exciting but also incredibly overwhelming. There are so many things to figure out and if you’ve never run a business before, how the HECK are you supposed to know what you are doing?
Short Answer: You don’t know what you don’t know. That’s where I come in!
I run a full-time, six-figure wedding and family photography business. I am the Vice-President of Hello Storyteller in addition to being a mom of three boys, a wife and all the regular day-to-day stuff. Having solid workflows, business practices and creating a top tier client experience is what has helped my business continue to grow, it also has helped me be able to actually HAVE a life and spend time with my family.
So here’s what I want to offer. To you. A place to ask your questions, without judgement. A person who’s been where you’ve been and is willing to share what she’s learned, with you. An opportunity to put theory into practice, with someone there to support and gently guide you.
A learning opportunity that fits your needs.
What’s Included in This Mentorship:
90 minutes on zoom. Fully customized session. Post-Session Follow Up Review and Action Steps.
What are your questions? What do you need help with?
From finding and marketing to clients, to setting up and using a CRM, to posing and session workflows, to pricing – I’m here to help you figure it all out.
Pick the topics that are most important to you and we’ll cover those in your session. Multiple mentoring sessions can be booked at one time.
Reviews From Past Students
“Working with Melissa of Melissa Ortendahl Photography was a valuable and enjoyable experience. Her open, warm and easy-going approach made me feel immediately comfortable and eager to learn. We covered many topics– from social media to editing processes to dynamic software to organize and grow my business. Melissa is very tech savvy and knowledgeable about trends, tools and strategies for photographers to nurture their photography skills– and to deepen their knowledge about all of the behind the scenes work necessary to run a successful photography business. I found Melissa to be a great balance of professional and approachable; no question was too big or too small, she was patient, understanding and encouraging throughout, and she was organized and thoughtful in her approach. This is the kind of mentoring where you can ask all of the important questions you’ve been storing up— from small, detailed questions, to bigger, overarching approaches to your art and your business. I am already thinking about the next opportunity to schedule sessions with Melissa!” Michelle Blum
Meet Your Mentor
Melissa runs a six-figure, full-time professional wedding (www.melissaortendahlweddings.com) and family photographer (www.melissaortendahlphotography.com) business. She is located in Central Massachusetts. She started her business five years ago after deciding to leave her 10+ year career in Higher Education. She is also the VP & CFO for Hello Storyteller as well as the co-host and lead interviewer for the Hello Storyteller Podcast. In addition to her career as a photographer, Melissa is also a mom to three wild and crazy boys (including a set of identical twins) and wife to her college love. You can find her chasing after her boys, re-heating her coffee and dancing in her kitchen while she bakes.