Mentoring + Workshops


Kerlyn Van Gelder Photography Mentoring

Hello there!

I’m Kerlyn! I’m a autism momma to a wile little boy, soulful wife of over 10 years, photographer of emotional connections, and a teacher to passionate artists! In my work I aim to capture intimate moments of emotion that express the way my clients feel about their little babes, their sweet lovers, and the goodness that exists in their lives. In my mentor sessions I encourage my students to dig deep to find the inspiration within, as I work to harness that and help create work that is unique to each individual artist.

In my journey, I have experienced so many highs and so many lows. I have found inspiration in my life, through my marriage, in motherhood, and through my son’s story with autism. It has shaped the artist I am today, from the way I shoot, to the way I interact with my clients, and down to the way I edit. I want to create works of art from beginning to end, that leaves my clients feeling something more from their photos and their experience with me! If this is something that speaks to you, then that’s where I come in. I have a heart for teaching and sharing and am inspired by your journey!

I not only cover the artistic side of photography, but this is my full-time job and fully believe in charging your worth! That comes with knowing the business side of it. How are you reaching your ideal (and I use that term loosely) client, how are you marketing, what is your cost of doing business, what are your business goals, etc? Owning a sustainable photography business is possible and with the right tools, you can be setup to make it happen.

If you’re looking to breathe new life into your work, wanting to change your business around, or just looking for new direction - lets chat and see what I can help you with!


Online Classes + Workshops

Kerlyn Van Gelder Photography Mentoring
 

Unraveled Academy

Emotional Storytelling Course
by Kerlyn Van Gelder
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Elevate + Grow Workshop
 

Elevate + Grow Workshop

June 8-10 in Portland, Oregon
Authentic Motherhood
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Mentoring

 

My goal as a photographer is to give you the tools to run a successful business as well as create authentic and emotional art that breathes life into your work to make ot uniquely yours! I offer two types of mentor sessions and cover a variety of topics that will help you on your journey of being a photographer.

 

 

One on One Mentoring

$1550

Group Mentoring

$1250
for 4 attendees

 

This one on one mentoring session is done in person, lasts up to 6 hours, and includes a live shoot of your choice!

Topics that may be covered:

Business + Tools
Workflow + Booking Process
Social Media Growth
Effective Marketing
Portfolio Review + Website Critique
FInding Your Creative Voice
Finding Locations
Live session
STYLING YOUR CLIENTS
Posing + Directing for Emotional Imagery
IPS + INCLUSIVE Sales
Editing for Consistent Style

 

Online Mentoring

$950

 

This one on one mentoring session is perfect for out of state photographers. It is done online via video service and screen sharing. It includes two - 1.5 hour sessions.

Topics that may be covered:

Business + Tools
Workflow + Booking Process
Social Media Growth
Effective Marketing
Portfolio Review
Website Critique
FInding Your Creative Voice
IPS + Sales
Editing for Consistent Style
shooting style + session prompts

 

Website + Portfolio Review

$650

 

This mentoring session covers a portfolio review of 20 images and full website critique. It is done online via video service and screen sharing and lasts up to 1 hour!