I strongly believe in sharing knowledge within the photography community.  If you are interested in learning a little bit more about film photography, growing your business, or anything else photography related, I would be honored to help you. I absolutely love teaching and I want others to feel comfortable and excited to learn. In fact, before pursuing my dream of photography I was actually studying to be a teacher! During your mentorship, we can discuss topics such as:

- Film Photography
- Creating an efficient workflow
- How to be completely prepared for weddings
- Composition and lighting
- Goal Setting
- Getting your work published
- Creating your brand
- Curating your website
- Client interaction
- Finding the right equipment for you
- Attracting your ideal client
- Discovering your unique brand
- Social media
- Film matching

“When I first contacted Mallory, I was at a turning point in my business. I was pregnant with our third child, I had been shooting digital for many years, and was feeling creatively drained and uninspired. I had toyed with the idea of shooting film and adding it to my workflow but had no idea where to start and how to successfully and seamlessly add it to my wedding photography. Speaking to Mallory was how I gained the confidence to pursue my aspiration of adding film photography to my business. I was able to ask all the little questions I had about the logistics and differences that came along with shooting in a different medium. She was an absolute wealth of information and was able to provide me with so much useful advice. Instead of spending hours searching the internet or forums, it was really just so nice to have a conversation with a lovely person one-on-one who has the answers you are seeking. I would highly recommend contacting Mallory if you are considering adding film to your workflow!”
– Teryn Lee

"I started following Mallory on Instagram and I fell in love with her photography style. I am primarily digital but wanting to expand to film, which is when I chose Mallory as my mentor. My virtual session via Facetime with Mallory was really helpful, she was able to answer all my questions about my camera, as well as pointing me in a positive direction towards film. I felt very comfortable asking questions & talking to Mallory. I am happy with my experience mentoring with Mallory she is very sweet and responsive, I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a mentorship!”
– Trisha Thorne

"I absolutely loved my mentoring session with Mallory! I'm so grateful that she was willing to take time out of her busy schedule to answer my questions and provide feedback and guidance. She was so helpful and encouraging and gave me some great tools to help me move forward in my journey with film. She was so sweet and easy to talk to and I truly felt like I could ask anything and she would be able and willing to provide input. Thanks a million Mallory!!”
– Nicole Jansma

“I highly recommend Mallory as a mentor! Being very new to photography, I wanted to learn all that I could from a very basic to an advanced level but wasn’t exactly sure where to start. I have followed Mallory Dawn’s work for a while and reached out about her mentorship. Her response was very timely and welcoming, making me feel comfortable with her from the very beginning. Within 24 hours we had setup a meeting. With Mallory’s friendly and open personality, I felt so supported while working together. We chatted about all things from camera basics to advanced Lightroom editing and branding, I was able to lead the meeting with any and all questions I had. One of my favorite parts about my mentorship with Mallory is that she continues to open herself up as a resource even after the initial meeting. Mallory is truly about supporting other photographers and brings so much knowledge from a photography background. I am so pleased that I get to be a mentee with Mallory!”
– Helene Dellavalle 

"Learning from Mallory gave me the confidence, direction, and inspiration I needed to take my business to the next level. Not only this, but if we lived a bit closer, I swear we'd be friends! She's the absolute sweetest person to work with and is incredibly patient, understanding, and honest. Watching her work during a styled shoot in itself was enough to write a book about, but she also gave me free reign to pick her creative and business mind! She so generously invited me into her world in a genuine and vulnerable way, and gave me an insane boost of creative inspiration along with pages full of notes. I truly feel like working with her put my business on a fast-track to avoid so many pitfalls, and it's already saved me time and money. I can't say enough how grateful I am for this mentorship session!"
– Kasey Smith

"This mentor session met every single expectation. I was told what to improve on and what was going well in my business! Mallory does a wonderful job of making sure you are learning and understanding along the way. From what angles to shoot and why to the business side of things. She is an open book which is amazing when there are things you absolutely have no clue about! This was a wonderful investment for my business. If you are on the verge of booking a mentor session with her, it's
worth every penny. Just do it!!"
– Amanda Callaway

"Booking a mentorship with Mallory Dawn was one of the best decisions I have ever made for my business. Her heart for sharing her film knowledge and passion for teaching photographers all that she knows is unparalleled. The organization & preparation she put into crafting a completely personalized experience is unlike anything I've ever been a part of. She put so much thought and care intro creating a hands on learning environment that not only allowed me to practice new skills, but also turn them into real-world tools I could apply to my business over and over again. The styled shoot she planned was absolutely incredible and the vendor team couldn't have been more amazing. Since meeting Mallory, I have made positive strides in my business and feel so much more confident when booking clients. Investing in a mentorship with Mallory Dawn is worth its weight in gold and I will forever be grateful to her for planning such an thoughtful, inspiring and special day!"
– Kendall Johnson

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence"
- Abigail Adams

Collection One

Online or in person q&a

- pre-session questionnaire
- 2 hour question and answer session (either in person or over video chat)
- an introspective and educational packet
- portfolio/ website review available upon request

1:1 or 2:1 in person Mentorship

- pre-session questionnaire
- 2 hours of class time/ question & answer session as well as multiple hours of hands on shooting
- updated film headshots
- an introspective and educational packet
- portfolio/ website review available upon request

Collection Two

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