Courses & Coaching for Photographers

Welcome Photographers!

a "good camera" can only take you so far ... it's NOT the gear - it's YOU who creates an image, a memory ...

You can be the best photographer - with the best gear - but unless you're actually making money at this, it's nothing more than a really REALLY expensive hobby ....

If you’re a fellow photographer and you’ve stumbled upon my site, first of all – welcome!

Whether you’re here to get ideas for sessions, or to find out information about me and how I shoot, or if you’re just poking around because you like the site – I’m happy you’re here!

Make sure you also check out my private free facebook group just for photographers so I can get to know you guys better!  It’s geared toward senior photography, but anyone can join!  I’m a certified Life Coach and I hold certifications in TimeLine Therapy, NLP and also Hypnosis – so my business education is always infused with mindset and abundance coaching – because it all starts with YOU.

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the best thing I can teach you is to find your own style .... I have no intention of creating clones; rather, we will work to find out what makes YOU the photographer you always wanted to be

My journey to photography ...

Although I did start college as an art major, I didn’t end up with that degree.   I switched to Psychology so I ended up with a BA from LSU in Psych… with an Art History minor.  SO YEAH, I’M SELF TAUGHT.

Growing up with a father who was a photographer as well probably exposed me to creating images at an early age. However, I basically had to teach myself everything that I know….especially the business side of things.

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Sure, the photography part was fun – and then I realized… oh yeah, I’m supposed to be making money off this thing!

I initially wanted to start my own photography biz because it was super important to me to be around for my kids as they grew up, especially having a special needs son who needed lots and lots of attention….  but y’all know how hard this biz can be – from the constant “need to stay on top”, to “how do I price my work?” to “how do I file taxes?”…. it’s overwhelming, especially for us artists.  Some of you are natural business people.  I am not.  I had to teach myself everything and it wasn’t easy.  I’d like to save some of you guys from that!

Marketing, getting clients, customer service, ordering sessions, designing albums, client management…. the list is LONG – we, as business owners, must have a handle on all of this – not to mention the TECHNICAL and creative side of what we do!  It can be overwhelming…and if you’re poking around Facebook groups looking (begging) for help from other photographers, you may want to save yourself the headache and apply for access to my signature online course and coaching program.   Studies show that the rate of success is much higher with those entrepreneurs who mentor with someone else; it’s the CONNECTION that makes the difference.  That one on one help is necessary and oh so valuable!

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Ever wanted to know how successful photographers like Renee run their businesses?

This is your chance to find out EVERYTHING and get coaching from Renee herself

Is this course right for you?

  • Are you new to senior photography and feel totally overwhelmed?
  • Have you purchased other systems only to find out they don’t pertain to seniors at all?
  • Do you know who Gen Z clients are and how to market to them? 
  • Do you struggle with the business part of photography and wonder how you’ll ever turn a profit?
  • Are you giving your images away and not selling prints or products, thereby leaving money on the table?

That list could be ten times longer but you get the idea.  How much longer are you willing to wait before you make a change?

If you are spending countless hours editing or figuring out a marketing plan OR if you still don’t really understand how to shoot efficiently and effectively for Gen Z clients – you NEED this course.

No one has EVER offered such an in-depth look behind the curtains at all the various facets of running a successful senior business – it’s never been done before.  Renee has offered mentoring in the past, but not at the level of THIS course.  You will learn every single part of starting and sustaining a successful senior photography business.

There is nothing that is off the table – all questions will be answered and you will be pushed to get outside of your comfort zone – in all areas of your life.  This course is more than just a photography lesson .. it’s a very deep look at how you function in all areas of your life and why it is so important to have all those pieces working well. 

Momentum is KEY – start now and don’t look back.

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The course is not for everyone. 

It’s not for photographers who are not interested in actually doing the work. It’s not for people who don’t want to take responsibility for their own lives and businesses; it’s not for those who are cynical. 

It IS for photographers who are ready to Level Up in their businesses; for those photographers who don’t want to spend years spinning their wheels trying to figure out the solution to higher sales.  It is for people who are focused on senior photography or those who would like to be.  It’s for go-getters and big thinkers.

The course is delivered online with 8 weeks of live Q&A coaching calls with me and includes EVERY single thing I have used and still use in my business on a daily basis.  I pride myself on “no fluff” and will tell it like it is;  the investment into the program is substantial so you must be ready to make big changes in your business and you must be coachable. 

If you are ready for a transformative experience which will affect every other aspect of your life, schedule a call with me to see if you are a good fit.  If so, we’ll get you started on this journey right away – and if not, I will help point you in the direction that is best for you. 

Testimonials

Patrick Nichols

“The Level UP Your Senior Portrait Biz by Renee Bowen is top notch and that doesn’t leave anything out.  Renee covers all topics from getting your mindset right, identifying your target client, shooting, workflow, editing, pricing and sales.  She provides templates of client communication and marketing that she uses in her own business.  If you are just getting into the Senior Portrait biz, then this course can get you started with everything you need to know.  Very happy that I purchased this course!”

Dana Nakagawa

Whether you want to start or grow your Senior Photography business, Renee is the person who can help you do either. I’ve been trying to focus on seniors and I was getting so frustrated. I wasn’t getting enough clients, and the few that were trickling in only wanted digitals. I wasn’t confident in my pricing or the products I was offering. Renee helped me figure out who my ideal client is and how to market to her. With Renee’s assistance, I was able to determine what products I wanted to sell and I created session and product packages that would work for me.

Even though I have a high school daughter, I wasn’t successfully marketing to Gen Z. Renee is so knowledgeable about Gen Z and she tells you what they are looking for, what appeals to them, and how to connect with them on social media. I never would have figured this out on my own. But what she says makes sense. And it works.

I must warn you, Renee gives you a ton of information. So, make a commitment to yourself to set aside time to go through the lessons each week. Start implementing some of her suggestions. Work at your own pace. Go back and re-watch the lessons. Each time I do, I learn something new. Most importantly, ask questions. Renee is such a great resource. Not only is she super friendly, but she really goes above and beyond to make sure you get the answers you need. 

I have learned so much while working with Renee for the past two months. I’ve taken many other classes and in-person workshops, but working with Renee has been the best thing that I have done for my business. I know it’s a big investment, but Renee has given me so much information and I am slowly growing my senior business. If it weren’t for her, I would have given up. Honestly, I would have quit photography and gone back to my 9-5 job. I am so thankful that I found Renee. She has definitely changed my life, personally and professionally.”

Stephany Fashempour

If you are looking to take your business to the next level, this one has been such an eye opener for me and I highly recommend it. I’ve been in the senior portrait business for over a decade but wanted to make some BIG changes but just didn’t know how. I came across Renee’s program and after talking with her, I knew this was the right program to invest in!  It really gets you to dive in deep to your business and make much needed changes. It has prompted me with new ideas and new risks I WANT to take with my business. Thank you so much Renee, for being so informative and SO generous in sharing all your programs, ideas, and pricing! It’s been extremely helpful and even fun!”

Jennifer Pisani

Renee’s intense 8-week program on senior influencers is comprehensive and so full of amazing information, templates and so much more then I could have ever imagined. I have am forever grateful for her!!! Renee is so well knowledged, eager to share and so easy to chat with about ideas. My senior business and even teen business is forever changed! The BEST investment for your senior business you will ever make!”

Petrina Sarkar

I have loved learning from Renee! The course is detailed and full of valuable information. I live in Australia where Senior Photography is not a thing. I do however feel fully equipped to successfully launch it as a service thanks to what Renee has taught me – from setup to pricing, product and shooting. She is SUPER helpful and very responsive. Renee ensured that all my questions were answered whenever they came up. I highly recommend her course.” 

Fabiola Garcia

“Renee’s coaching course has been an incredible experience. I have learned SO much in a short amount of time. From beginning to end her online course has guided me to improve not only as a photographer, but also as a retoucher, a sales person and a business woman. I know I will be referring back to the course well after my experience comes to an end. Everything she has to offer is invaluable. Her videos, her worksheets, her weekly calls- it all has been more than I could have ever imagined!  Thank you Renee!” 

Lenore Erickson

“Renee’s online Senior course is worth every penny. She is an expert in all things Gen-Z and so much more!! She shares everything and doesn’t hold anything back. She is a wealth of knowledge and the weekly calls with her alone priceless. From helping you get thru your blocks to strategizing with you on model teams, marketing or quite frankly anything that you need help with. She’s like having your own personal cheerleader in your corner. Not to mention all the content included in the course. Renee is not only a leader in the senior industry but also a great educator who truly wants to see you succeed and reach your goals.

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**NEW** High Level Mastermind for Senior Photographers

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**REGISTRATION IS CLOSED** click HERE to get on the list for the next one

The FIRST high level mastermind designed specifically for our niche – Senior Photography

This mastermind is right for you IF:

  • You are already established in your field of senior photography
  • You make most of your income from senior photography
  • You are driven and committed to becoming the best photographer and business owner you can be
  • You understand the connection between your personal life and your business
  • You are open to new ideas and brainstorming and you are coachable

This is NOT an entry level coaching course. 

This is a Mastermind Group of like-minded industry professionals who are looking for a way to level up their businesses and their personal lives. 

If you’ve been in this business for a minute, you know that there is a LOT of noise as well as drama.  For years now, the senior photography industry has been plagued with cliques and this “mean girl” mentality that I absolutely want no part of.  It’s one of the reasons I pulled back from teaching and speaking for a few years; I just refuse to align myself with the negativity that was infusing so much of our “world” online.

Over the course of this year, I created a program that I believe is transformational for photographers who need a blueprint and roadmap into the world of senior photography and it’s been amazing.  It’s perfect for photographers looking to get into senior photography or those transitioning from wedding photography into this genre because it includes every single thing they could possibly need to build or revamp a killer biz – as well as coaching. 

But I realized that there are SO many senior photographers who don’t need the step-by-step blueprint I include in that course … what they need is a higher level of support; to be with others who are at their level and to be led by someone who has already walked the path they are on … who has already excelled in this business and has the income to back it up.  They need a mastermind. 

What is a Mastermind?

mastermind group is a peer-to-peer mentoring concept used to help members solve their problems with input and advice from the other group members. The concept was coined in 1925 by author Napoleon Hill in his book The Law of Success, and described in more detail in his 1937 book, Think and Grow Rich.

The core value of a Mastermind Group is the synergy of energy, motivation, and commitment as well as the willingness to learn and grow together.  The reason I wanted to create one of my own is because there is nothing like this at all in the senior industry.  There are TONS of masterminds out there, but just like my online course and coaching program, there isn’t anything for US – people who mainly shoot seniors.  The nuances of what we do are very unique … wedding photographers can’t teach or guide us in the same way.  You wouldn’t pay for a degree in science that was being taught by an art teacher; learn from someone who has done what you want to do. 

DETAILS:

  • six months of group zoom calls (two per month)
  • there will be an agenda for each call and each member will have a chance to share/ask about any topic they would like feedback or help with (even if you are a photographer trying to get into the online marketing space – I can help with this)
  • the group will help support each other outside of the mastermind as well 
  • the group will be positive and supportive; no negativity allowed
  • limited to 10 people; if there is a large number of people interested, I will consider opening a second group
  • you must be committed to not only furthering your own career, but also invested in the other group members’; the reason masterminds work is because of the like mindedness; this will be high vibe and open …. be ready to share and be vulnerable

The investment for masterminds is usually at least $10k because of the high level coaching and guidance, but since this is the first time I’m offering one in this way, I’m offering it at a much lower investment – one payment of $2444 or two payments of $1222.

*if you are an alum of my online course, you will get $300 off 

Think this is the thing you’ve been looking for? 

APPLY NOW – if selected, I’ll reach out to you to schedule a call. 

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The Level Up Mastermind begins on October 8th, 2019