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1:1 Mentoring to build a

Sustainable wedding photography business 

Make more money, work with clients you LOVE (and who love you back) all while you maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Does your life feel like this:


  • You spend way too much time on social media, scrolling, and posting. 

  • You don’t photograph as many weddings as you want to, or if you do - you’re not in love with the clients you get. 

  • You feel like you’re on the brink of burnout half the time, and your creative inspiration is slowly dying. 

  • Your prices are lower than your competitors, and you’re not making as much money that you really need to live comfortably.

Are you asking yourself these questions?

  • How do I move forward?

  • Is my workflow efficient? 

  • How many weddings are really enough? 

  • What should I charge? 

  • How do I get more clients? 

  • And what do I say when I get an inquiry that just doesn’t feel right?

Want to know how I know this? Because I’ve been there. Working every weekend, making hardly any money, dealing with clients that are hard to please - and photographing weddings that didn’t resonate with me. Weekend after weekend spent in different places around the country, away from my boyfriend, my dog, my friends, and my home. 

In my mind, I imagined freedom and telling beautiful stories with my camera. 

Instead, I ended up overworked, exhausted and broke!


It feels like there are too many photographers around. And they’ve been doing it longer. So your best bet feels like lowering your prices to keep up.

There aren’t enough weekends in a year, and not enough time to keep up with editing, emailing and all those things that you don’t love doing. Free time seems to be a thing of the past.


You’re starting to forget why you wanted to be a photographer in the first place. Your clients are hard to please, and you spend so much time working without your camera in your hand.


Don’t you want to get to

 

the next level


where you:


  • Finally put yourself and your life before your business

  • Show up to do the work 

  • Have accountability and a hand to hold through the process of transforming your business

  • Learn what you need to build a sustainable business

This is what you can expect from working with me:


  • I'll teach you the steps and methods I’ve used to create my own sustainable and profitable wedding photography business

  • Practical and specific tips and resources for moving your business forward towards pricing and packaging your photography for profit. 

  • All action steps are broken down, so you don’t need to have any business knowledge in advance. 

  • You’ll get a step-by-step action plan of what to do during our time together - and for the time after so you never have to wonder what’s next for you.

I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO A FRIEND!

Having this mentorship experience with Ingvild was truly a light for me, first because I love her work, the true passion in her pictures, her personality, the light and editing, everything inspires me! So, having the opportunity to have the photographer that inspires me the most as my mentor, that means a lot to me, and words can't explain how I feel... I'm just really thankful and grateful for this amazing experience.

- Su  //  Photographer


Hi, sweet friend, I’m Ingvild. 

A mentor for talented wedding photographers who want to have a sustainable business where you make good money, attract clients you love working with while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 


I thrive on learning and growing my business, and I’ve gathered all my knowledge to give to you. Why? Because I’ve been there. I’ve made all the mistakes and taken all the detours. I've charged way too little, taken on every wedding in sight without a second thought- which lead to both burnout and working with couples I didn't truly resonate with. I've had a terrible website, done way too much work myself, and spent oh so much time sorting out useless details.


Slowly I managed to figure it all out.I learned to calculate my rates, I started to say NO, began outsourcing and had more fun while working. After 8 years as a wedding photographer, I can help you get to where you want to be. I’ll even help you figure out where that is. 


I’ve seen so many photographers struggle, despite their immense skills. So many who are going through burnout. Undercharging by miles because they have no idea how to do the math. Spending way too much time on delivering images and struggling to get clients. 


I love all the boring stuff - the numbers, the tech, the analytics. I’ll dive into your marketing, your website and social media and create a plan for you - so you don’t have to.

Let’s go!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could turn your business around and get to the next level where you can charge more and do fewer weddings instead of working non-stop without getting much in return? And where you work with the kind of clients you love, rather than just anyone. If you want to 

  • Confidently state your prices, that you KNOW are profitable and sustainable
  • Attract the right clients that will bring back your creativity
  • Have a healthy work-life balance


...then keep reading. The sustainable wedding photography 1:1 mentoring program will guide you there.


Working with me means

  • starting at the beginning, making sure you have clear goals and a plan for moving forward. 
  • breaking down your numbers to make sure your prices make you profitable and you’ll be clear on who you want to work with. 
  • building a brand and have a marketing plan to start attracting the right clients! 
  • maintaining boundaries and taking care of the things that matter most in your life. Because No matter how much you love photography, it’s important to look at the whole picture. 


You’ll get clear actionable steps to take, the option to ask questions whenever they appear and 2 video calls a month.

You answered all my questions and gave excellent feedback.

I definitely had the best experience with you. You were by far the most knowledgeable mentor I've had.


Your feedback and advice helped clear some of my doubt and questions that another mentor wasn't able to.The advice you gave me over pricing my photography was a ginormous help. It gave me some solid ground to build on.

- Mariana 

Inside the offer:

how it works

Internal focus: 

This is the cornerstone of the work we do. The way you think affects all aspects of your life - including the way you run your business. We’ll focus on self-care and setting boundaries throughout the whole process.

Set goals and create a plan: 

We dig deep and figure out what truly matters most to you and what it is you want most. Using these powerful goals as guiding stars creating an actionable plan is to get there.

Regain your life:

Chances are that you’re spending way more time working than you have to. And there are lots of ways to increase what you accomplish in a month.

Attract and impress clients 

- clients you’ll love working with. you’ll be guided through the process of figuring out who you want to work with - and how to attract them, not to mention creating a seamless experience to get referrals, testimonials and most important raving clients!

Get found: 

I teach you step-by-step marketing strategies to help you get found by those you most want to work with using social media, Facebook ads, SEO.

MAKE MORE MONEY: 

Let’s be honest - money matters. More money means freedom and possibilities. Included in the program is my pricing kit that helps you figure out your rates in a simple way.

the flow:

Pre-work

As soon as you sign up you’ll get access to a workbook that will prepare you for our time together. 

2-hour kick-off call

Our first session is to map out where you are at and create an action plan based on your goals.

Bi-weekly calls

We set up 1-hour coaching sessions for support and accountability, to make sure you’re on the right track towards your goals.

Unlimited email-support

Questions and hesitations show up when you’re doing the work, so of course, you also have Unlimited email-support in between sessions.

And: 

Sprinkled throughout our time together there will be templates, worksheets, and checklists.

status quo

Imagine you pass up this opportunity, and keep running your business the way you do today. 


Think about how much you work. How little money you’re left with at the end of each month. The insecurities over having enough should anything happen to you, your family or your equipment. Close your eyes and feel how exhausted you are. How much stress is in your body. And how much you don’t yet know about running a profitable business. 


Lean into that feeling.


Because if you don’t take a step forward, that’s where you’ll stay. Exhausted. Broke. Stressed. Confused. Burnt out.


Let’s be honest now. 


You wouldn’t be here if you were happy with the money you were making from being a wedding photographer. You’re not getting enough of the clients you want. And if you keep working so much you’ll hit burn out before you know it. 


You won’t get to work with clients that fill you up creatively. Or suddenly more money.  You only get more of what you already have.

I don’t want that for you. I want you to thrive. Succeed. Feel creative and happy with your progress. For a limited time, you can join this program. The next time it opens the price will be much higher, but right now, it’s only $1800 (sales tax, MVA, applicable for Norwegian clients).


I’m only accepting 5 clients this time around, so get in while you can. Follow the plan we create for you and you’ll make that money back in no time!

Let me help you go from being overworked and underpaid to have free time and money in the bank.

FAQs

I’m already have so much on my plate and don’t have much free time - can I still do this?

what's next?

WHEN WILL I SEE FIRST RESULTS IN MY BUSINESS?

IS THIS PROGRAM WORTH THE INVESTMENT?

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PROGRAMS I SIGNED UP FOR IN THE PAST?

WHEN IS THIS STARTING?

WHAT IF I’VE ALREADY BEEN WORKING ON MY BUSINESS FOR A WHILE?

WHAT CAN I DO BEFORE/AFTER?

DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?

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I was able to jump right into business planning and get work done with confidence and assurance.

I was feeling stuck and unsure on what steps to take to get my business started. After my mentorship there was so much clarity and I was able to jump right into business planning and get work done with confidence and assurance.

Thank you! Thank you!

- Lakin

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