When we first decide to jump into the world of business ownership, it can be an overwhelming and scary place to be in, especially when we start out on it alone. We have the dream of being our own boss, of being creative and free and all of those wonderful things, but where do we even start to build a sustainable business? One that will not only fulfill us but will also help to support our families? To learn if you are ready to leave your full-time job and start the creative business of your dreams, download the free tips below!

Or maybe you’re a more seasoned photographer and you have no problem finding work, but you are offering your art at a price that is way below the industry’s standards and you’ve found yourself so overworked that you are forgetting why you started doing this in the first place? This is for you too.

I know exactly how you’re feeling because I was you not long ago. I knew in my heart what I wanted to create, but I was too scared to share these dreams with those I loved most for fear that they would crush my dreams and tell me why it wasn’t going to work out. But I chose to close my eyes and jump in with both feet anyway. And I am so glad I did…

You see, those we love are more likely to point out what could go wrong because they care about us and don’t want us to get hurt. They would rather we take the safe road and stay the path. But as a creative, to be truly happy we can’t take the same path that everyone else does. I understand you and want to help you get to where you want to be, with a business that fulfills you and helps to support your family too.

If you are the type of person who needs someone to hold you accountable, to cheer you on every step of the way and to tell you the exact steps you need to take to create a successful photography business, then I can be of great service to you. Some of the topics I address are:

  • How to start a photography business from scratch
  • How to maintain a healthy work/life balance
  • Confidence building and self-worth
  • Pricing and breaking down personal money blocks
  • In-person sales
  • Marketing
  • Generating referrals
  • Creating a better customer experience
  • How to stay organized and plan your business tasks
  • Improving workflow
  • Building partnerships with other business owners

How to Get Started:

Simply fill out this questionnaire so that I can learn more about you and your individual needs. Sessions are virtual and are 60 minutes in length. The cost is $111 for the 60 minute session which is where we will start. You can schedule additional sessions in the weeks and months ahead as needed. Don’t wait any longer to build the business of your dreams!

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“Julie was amazing. Right from the moment we started talking I felt a connection. She is very easy to talk to, has great ideas and isn’t overbearing in her style. She listens well and asks great questions that get you thinking. Some of her ideas were really unique and I never would have thought of them on my own. I can’t wait to get to work.
— Liz Mullany, Photographer

“Working with Summer Mint Mentoring was amazing. I don’t have an official business yet, however, after talking with Julie I was ready to jump in full time! She gave me amazing strategies on establishing a brand that screams me, and helped things click in a way that doing research on the internet could not. She listened to my concerns and was extremely real and open about everything in her business. Hands down one of the best things I have done for me and my business was talking to Julie!
— Chelsea Hansen, Photographer

“Julie has such a sweet presence and made me feel very valued in our conversation. She was encouraging and helped me to be more confident in what I was doing well, and gave very clear, actionable suggestions for ways I could improve. I definitely had a lightbulb moment from our conversation about something I had been marketing that she pointed out might not actually be the right fit for my ideal client. I’m so thankful for her insight!
— Valerie Duvick, Success Coach

“Julie is so fun to chat with! Taking a mentoring session from her is like having a talk with a good friend who happens to be an expert in photography and branding/marketing. By the end of our hour together, I got many good ideas on how to stay productive during the winter season and market myself for the upcoming spring. Julie also nicely sent a follow up email with actionable items. Thanks so much Julie!
— Nhi Thais, Photographer

“Julie was absolutely amazing! First of all, I had two toddlers jumping all over, and she was fantastic being patient with me and my children. The information she shared opened my mind to how I should/could be doing business to be more successful! She was also following me on facebook and Instagram and was able to check my work before our meeting, so it was great to hear her feedback too. I would absolutely rate her work 5 stars. She clearly took the time to get to know me, my personality and was so nice to let me know what and how I could do things differently. I do recommend her mentoring to all photographers!
— Thais Glenn, Photographer