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Real Talk

Community is where real growth happens and I promise you that I've never been my best self without having people on my side to cheer me on. So, if you feel this way too - then this is for you.

Honestly, I know that “buying in” to a mentor session or personal workshop can be slightly horrifying because you want to know that you are getting out of it what you invested into it. I want you to know on the forefront that what I am prioritizing in these mentor sessions & workshops - is you. Not your money, resources, or influence. YOU. I am here to help you figure out the stuff that doesn’t make sense, point you in the right direction, and refine the strengths + talents + skills that you already have. And of course for this experience to be encouraging, fun, & really just a breath of fresh air. That’s what community is supposed to look like. So, if you’re down to get into the real life stuff and really walk-the-talk for #communityovercompetition - let’s do it!


You + me. Coffee OR lunch + spending some time chatting about whatever you need help with. If you aren't in Birmingham, no worries. I can travel to you OR we can Facetime/Skype for your session. Sessions run 1.5-2 hours (typically 1 hour business, 1 hour editing + workflow).

$250 (travel fees may apply)

Personal Workshop

You + me. Coffee first + spending some time chatting about whatever you need help with. Then we'll head out & shoot together (location + couple I've prepared in advance) so that I can show you how I interact with my couples & make them feel at home - all while tying in lighting, composition, & other tips/tricks to gauge your creativity. After that, we'll grab lunch and talk about workflow, editing, and anything else you still have on your brain. Whether you live in Birmingham, AL or somewhere else around the country/world - this is for you. Sessions run 4-5 hours (typically 1-2 hours shooting, 2 hours business, 1 hour editing + workflow).

$500 (travel fees may apply)

Session/Workshop Topics

Topics (may include but are not limited to):

  • your voice in the creative world

  • building creative community

  • building client relationships (from inquiry to product delivery)

  • creating atmosphere during your shoots (how to capture emotion & personality)

  • pricing

  • contracts

  • marketing & social media

  • website building & seo

  • licenses, permits, & taxes

  • gear, equipment, & software

  • editing & consistency

  • unveiling your style

  • workflow



What Others Are Saying | Mentorships

After spending the day with you, I can’t just send a kind word or two; it’s more than that. I’m speechless. I had so much fun with you! I came home and read all the kind words from your previous clients and every single one is on point with describing you, and who you are as a person. You are authentic, thoughtful, loving, and talented. You are extremely passionate, and unique. You tell stories, and you tell them well. From the moment we started talking up to the day we met, I felt like I could be 100% myself with you. You made me feel welcome. Dakota, you have a gift and I’m grateful I got to meet you and spend time with you. It was the best. day. ever. I was in a rut and feeling defeated and after meeting with you, I am now feeling refreshed and feeling more confident than ever. So thank you! Thank you, a million times thank you!
— Shelby B.