Edinburgh | Linlithgow | 0131 370 9209 - rebecca@rebeccaholmesphotography.com

Mentoring for photographers growing and new

Helping you to create a successful, profitable and ENJOYABLE business without the overwhelm!

Training and mentoring for professional photographers 
(and those who'd like to be!)

Are you just starting out in business, but are totally overwhelmed with ALL the things?

Or perhaps you've been at it for a while but are totally stuck in a rut, showering yourself in regular bouts of imposter syndrome, comparisonitis and 'shoulds'. 

Maybe work-life balance is your idea of a joke - so you need to find a way to make this business-thing easier, or kick it to the curb. 

Let me help. I work with passionate, heart-centred photographers to build profitable, enjoyable businesses WITHOUT the overwhelm. 

I'll be your guide, helping you set goals and build a sustainable marketing plan (that you actually LIKE - yes, it's possible!). I'll be your 'kick up the butt' when you need some accountability to get stuff done. But I'll also be your shoulder to cry on, and your cheerleader. This is about creating a business that feeds your soul, not sucks the life out of you. 

If you’re looking for a mentor, then look no further. Rebecca has been so generous with her time and knowledge this year - learning alongside her has been a wonderful experience! From shoot experience to client relations, there’s no better teacher. I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor so early on in my journey! THANK YOU!
Scott Arlow
Scott Arlow Photography
If you’re finding that you are in a muck and drowning in the daily running of your business, I highly recommend talking to Rebecca to help you find a way though and out of the dark forest that is business ownership. Your partners, spouse, children, family, friends and loved ones will be thrilled to see you at the dinner table again!
Amanda Hifler
Amanda Joy Photography

So what's this all about?

Building a photography business is a HARD and isolating job. I get it. I've been through the 'impostor syndrome', the not charging properly, the client struggles, the marketing mistakes... The pesky self-doubt!

Left on your own, it's easy to become overwhelmed. Spending your life either procrastinating and achieving nothing - or running in too many directions and burning out... Believe me, I know.

So don't do it alone.

As your mentor, I can give you all the kindness, compassion, understanding, accountability, clarity and 'kicks up the arse' you'll need to build a successful and SUSTAINABLE business... The kind of business that feeds your soul rather than sucks the life out of you.

OK, but how does it work?

DEFINE - I'll help you define exactly where you want (and need) your business to go - in a way that works FOR you. This isn't just superficial stuff. 

PREPARE - We'll actively work on your self-development to ensure you're equipped with the personal tools you need in order to create the business of your dreams. We'll also review your photography skills, to ensure you have all you need to consistently wow your clients. And if you don't have the skills - I'll help you get them!

TARGET - We'll set achievable goals together, with just enough challenge to excite you about the next steps. And no, not just business goals, but a good mix of business, life and self-care goals. You can't have a successful business if you're stressed and run down.

FOCUS - Together we'll create a specific, detailed action plan, prioritising and planning each step. Including a marketing strategy that doesn't make you want to vomit. Yes, it's totally possible to love your marketing. 

IMPLEMENT - I'll hold you to your action plan! You are going to take the action steps because I'll HOLD YOU TO THEM! Whether you need a gentle nudge or a full-blown 'arse-kicking'... There'll be no more to-do lists left undone. 

EASE - I'll bring all my compassion, kindness and warmth to give you a holistic approach to business. I'll integrate my years of experience as a holistic therapist into everything we do, ensuring at all times we're looking after ALL of you, not just business-you.

FUN - I'll bring PLENTY of laughs. Whether your jam is funny dog memes, Monty Python or fart jokes.... I'm there for ALL of that.

I'll do all of this with the kind of support and nurturing you'd expect from a dear friend.

When, where and how? 

You can choose to book a one-off session to cover a specific topic, or you can book into my yearly programmes. The yearly programmes run for at least a year, but can continue beyond that if needed.

Mentoring sessions are usually held on Zoom, though if you're local it can be nice for the first one to be held in person over food and a drink (and cake... of course cake).

Sessions are held at a time to suit you, usually within business hours, although some evening appointments are available.

Year-long programmes start with a full business review and goal setting exercise, to pave the way for an amazing year of progress. Each session after that is a mix of update, accountability, strategy, goal setting and training.

What will I get out of it?

  • Measurable increase in income and business success
  • True accountability - none of this 'haven't-done-the-work-but-she-won't-care' stuff... I WILL care
  • A focus on implementation - you are going to take action because I am going to MAKE YOU!
  • Clarity of direction - knowing where you're headed and why
  • A holistic view of your business and life - making sure the two are working in harmony
  • A pace personalised to you and your life - it's got to be achievable, right?!
  • Clear and achievable goals and LOTS of support to achieve them (plus a huge celebration when you do achieve them - and you will!)
  • Plenty of laughs, probably cake, and a fan for life!

WHAT IF I'M A COMPLETELY NEW PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER?

I WISH I had invested in a mentor from the first few months of deciding to become a photographer. Instead, I made mistake after costly mistake as I floundered through building my skills, gathering a good set of kit, growing my portfolio, setting my pricing and starting to market my offering. 

For this reason, my mentoring packages are open to ALL levels of professional photographer. From complete beginners - to those who have had a business for decades.

Rebecca Holmes

Who am I and what do I know?

I'm Rebecca. I'm an award-winning photographer, a photography trainer, business mentor and marketing strategist. I'm also a mum, a try-hard gardener, musician, foodie and a lover of great Scottish gin.

I'm an Aussie who fell in love with a Scot and settled in sunny (ha!) Scotland where I now raise my three daughters.

In my life, I've owned and managed several businesses – in the creative arts, hospitality, holistic therapies, and IT. Essentially, I'm an action-taker and change-maker with a wealth of experience!  

A list of stuff I'm good at... Photography (I'd hope so), teaching photography, change management, process improvement, project planning, marketing strategy, coaching, talk-therapies, neuro-linguistic programming, holistic kinesiology and pulling funny faces (just in case that's ever what you need). 

My aim as a mentor is to be the kind of good friend who listens beautifully but isn't afraid to point out if you're making a mistake or kick you up the arse if you're procrastinating... Put nicely - I'm hugely supportive but also appropriately challenging! 

The key for me is that your mentoring experience is holistic! Great business - great life... You can't have one without the other.  Your business should work FOR you, giving you the income and fulfilment you crave, without making your health and lifestyle suffer.  

I get SO much joy out of watching my clients confidently create the businesses of their dreams. 

Let's create some magic. 

Photography Mentoring Pricing

Rebecca Holmes Family Photography

One off mentoring sessions

A 90-minute 'power-session' on one aspect of your business. This could be goal setting, marketing strategy, adding a new service, running a new campaign, hiring your first staff members, creating some focus and direction - whatever you need to move you forward.  

You can book a one-off mentoring session at a time to suit you, by clicking here

£200

Four sessions pre-paid

An initial 90-minute session where we review your business and plan how best to use our time together.

This is followed by three further 60-minute mentoring sessions, all to be taken within a year of your initial booking. 

If you're interested, get in touch for a no-obligation chat so you can see if we're a good fit. 

£600

A year of growth

An initial 90-minute session where we review your business and plan how best to use our time together. This is followed by eleven monthly 60-minute mentoring sessions over the rest of the year, working through our plan.

We cover whatever you need to grow in business and as a business owner - photography technique, editing, marketing, self-development, business management and more. 

If you're interested, get in touch for a no-obligation chat so you can see if we're a good fit. 

£400

Per Quarter

'Shoot with me' on-location family or brand session

An on-location mentoring session lasting two hours, that includes a family or brand mini-session. I will provide either a family or entrepreneur as models so that you can practice your skills. This is a great way to learn 'on the job' - getting guidance and critique on how you work, all while getting real-life practice for your portfolio. 

Get in touch to book.  

£400

All prices are inclusive of VAT