Education for Photographers

Educational articles, how-to guides, and resources for wedding and elopement photographers.

Hey! I’m Nina Larsen Reed

You might be asking yourself “who the heck is this chick, and why would I want to learn from her?” And I get it.

I’m not Insta-famous, I haven’t won a Rangefinder award, and I’ve only been a wedding photographer for three years.

But I know what works.

I booked 33 weddings and made six figure revenue in my first full year of photographing weddings. I increased my profits by 45% in year two. I went from booking my first $750 Craigslist wedding to booking a $5000 elopement in sixteen months.

And more importantly than numbers: I love my job and my couples. I don’t spend long evenings editing, and I take plenty of time off to go hiking, travel the world, and snuggle with my cats and husband (in that order).

If you want to learn how you can get these kinds of results while creating a life and business that you love, I’m here to help.

I have paid for mentoring sessions from other photographers in the past, and some have been too much information crammed into a short period of time, while others didn’t help me at all. Nina took time to thoroughly review my website before our video chat, and we talked about any questions that I had, but the best part is that I got homework! It was written out, and I checked off things down the list. It has streamlined my workflow and taken it down to bite sized portions that are easy to maintain. I’d recommend her mentoring to anyone looking to improve their business! 

Melissa Gordon, Salty Spruce Studio

Mentoring Sessions

What I can help you with:

• building authority and becoming a trusted expert
• setting up and getting the most from your CRM
• building offline relationships and getting on preferred vendor lists
• creating content that both Google and your ideal couples love
• getting more done in less time

What you should hire someone else for:

Copywriting – I recommend Green Chair Stories
Technical SEO – I recommend Fuel Your Photos
Legal – I recommend Allie Moore Law if you are based in CO

The Q&A

When you know exactly what you need help with, and come prepared with questions

+ One hour video call

Pre-call questions and research

Follow-up plan, aka homework

$200

The Deep Dive

When you know you need help, but might not even know where to start

+ Three hour video call

+ Pre-call questions and research

+ Follow-up plan, aka homework

$500

My Favorite Business Tools & Services

Táve

Táve is my CRM, but it’s so much more than a customer relationship management tool. I use Táve to send contracts and invoices, automated emails and questionnaires, keep track of my workflow, track my leads, and a hundred other things that help me save time in my business. If you sign up using my link, you’ll get a free 60 day trial instead of the regular 30 days.

Moo

I always get compliments on my luxe business cards from Moo. Get 25% off your first order with this link.

Tailwind

Tailwind is the program I use to automate my Pinterest strategy, to where it drives over a thousand visitors a month directly to my website. You can sign up for free here, although I use their paid plan to get the best results.

Planoly

Planoly lets you upload photos to Instagram from your web browser, rearrange your feed, schedule posts, and organize your hashtags. The free version gives you 30 uploads a month, and you can sign up right here.

Calendly

Do you have a hard time getting calls scheduled with your leads? Would you like more structured business hours, and not missing dinner because you’re on a video call? You need Calendly

Todoist

Todoist runs my entire life. It’s a web- and app-based to do list manager, that lets you split tasks into projects, add notes, set deadlines and reminders, and everything you need to stay on track.

Interested in learning from Nina?