Julia, a junior at Newton South High School, had a wonderful personality and a passion for photography, travel journalism and theater. She had taken photography courses throughout high school and a summer course at the Art Institute of Boston.
We felt that it would be important to show Julia how her love of photography could be turned into a practical career. We connected her to an artistically esteemed woman photographer who had been very successful building her business through social networking. Her clients included HGTV, Staples and more.
Julia became an apprentice in the studio and on location. She learned how to build a photography business, take professional headshots, family portraits and wedding photos. Most importantly, she learned about editing and client relations.
Her mentor wrote:
“Julia was invaluable as someone I could count on to manage my equipment, set up lights, keep track of the wedding day timeline, etc. She was also able to use her own camera and shoot during different portions of the day. Other days were spent in the office. Julia helped to restructure my online portfolio, prepare blog posts, inventory my equipment and even take a head shot of a client. I valued her perspective as fresh, insightful and constructive and have plans to hire her as an assistant in the future.”