documenting family sessions can be an incredible experience for both you and your clients, but...

...it can also be a MAJOR challenge! I am naturally very anxious and worried.. but I LOVE WORKING WITH FAMILIES! How is that possible!? After ten years of being a photographer that is able to charge high-end pricing and never goes out of demand, I want to share every single part of the process with you... I have a dream of teaching other photographers what I know so that they drive to sessions happy, drive from sessions happy and love the ENTIRE PROCESS of serving other families so they can financially support their OWN! From previous classes I've taught and students I've mentored... I've seen my students feeling lighter once they get a handle on how to make this work for them. When it comes to family session photography, you may ask yourself things like... 

How am I supposed to work with little kids or reluctant adults? 
What do I charge, how do I create/send a pricing guide? Contracts? Invoices?
Why didn't I think to mention XYZ in email communication prior to avoid this awkward situation I'm in while shooting?! 
How am I going to edit this picture in lighting that I'm not used to shooting in to match my typical style?


you'd love to just see how someone else is doing it

from start to finish, from setting up the business to the inquiry process, to booking, to shooting and editing and MORE...

if you want to stress less during the booking, shooting and editing process when serving families and if you're looking to build up your photography business to support YOUR family

this is for you

Salt Air School is a membership that introduces new education monthly for people looking to grow a family photography business. Whether you're brand new and looking for advice from scratch or you've been established and you're just looking for ways to up your game... we'll be sharing the ENTIRE process from start-to-finish of what it looks like to run a family photography business and how to ebb and flow with the times to maintain and keep it up. So what does that look like? Keep reading below to see what we've covering in the first six months!

I'm ready to sign up!

What is Salt Air School ?

One of the first things people say when they see me in real life is, "wow - I did NOT realize you were that short!" HAHA, I'm 4'11 and whew, I have quite a story. I'm a girl that went through the ringer and changed the course of my entire life right before I met my husband in 2007. I was a mess, broken and hopeless. One day I realized it was going to be my choice to wake up and pursue happiness every single day no matter what it took - and months later, I started dating the man I would marry. 

We live on the Outer Banks of North Carolina all because when our oldest daughter was only 2 (she's now 8) she mentioned there weren't enough stars in the sky and she wanted to see more. A leap of faith, a giant Uhaul and exit 291B took us HOME a couple months later. I spend my days covered in saltwater and sand serving clients on the beach over and over throughout the year here by the sea. I'm proof you CAN change your life when you have faith that there is MORE good waiting for you... you just have to chase it.

AMANDA HEDGEPETH

photographer 
amanda hedgepeth photography 

hi, I'm amanda hedgepeth!

interested?

Keep reading for all the details!

about

WHEN DOORS ARE OPEN:

September 14-21

where:

ALL hosted online

who's invited?

You know you're in the right spot if:

You want to see the back end of how a photography business runs

You want to create a family session experience that is easy for you AND clients

You want to be a part of a warm, cheerful community to cheer you on

what you'll learn

The first six months of content include the following topics:

Enough said, I’m in!

MONTH ONE: EQUIPMENT, GEAR + SETTINGS
MONTH TWO: CLIENT COMMUNICATION + BOOKING
MONTH THREE: FOLLOW A REAL FAMILY SHOOT
MONTH FOUR: EDITING IN LIGHTROOM
MONTH FIVE: MARKETING WITHout SPENDING A DIME
MONTH SIX: FOLLOW A REAL FAMILY SHOOT

“This sounds great, but I’ve got questions!”

Keep reading, We’ve got answers!

You may already know this...

but I am a VERY open book and I have a tendency to share 
and teach from a very relatable perspective.

Even when it's embarrassing... I will share it. Even when I mess up, or the story is cringe-worthy... I'll share it. Why? THIS IS HOW WE LEARN! We learn from our mistakes, from mishaps, from bad camera settings and poor communication. We learn from over-exposure and blurry images. We learn from bad edits and bad business decisions. I have always shared my MISTAKES and hard moments in hopes that I can help you avoid those.. which is the gift you get when you invest in business education. You get to learn from those who have gone before you and made major booboos, LOL. This is not me teaching from a place of "I'm just like so good and this is all SO EASY guys!" - it's real, relatable and easy-to-follow and understand. 

but I am a VERY open book and I have a tendency to share
and teach from a very relatable perspective.

What past students have said...

what to expect

Real editing videos

One of the most impactful ways I've taught is by allowing students to watch the REAL start-to-finish process of me editing an image and how I got there from the very first slider I move in Lightroom to the last. 

We aren't just sharing the perfectly-shot RAW files being transformed... we're sharing fixes for bad light, blue light, haze and MORE.

Video lessons 

You can ask past students, I get SO HYPED talking about all things business and photography and it comes THROUGH in my video lessons! One thing you'll read in testimonials is that I have a way of explaining things in a way that is easy-to-understand, even if you're new. This is because I don't assume we all start in the same place or know the same things! 

Client Guides

We only share our private client guides with our clients and...our students! After 10 years, we nailed it with what we believe a client pricing guide and session guide actually need to include and we don't think it's what everyone would assume! These guides are EVERYTHING when it comes to booking and communicating well with our inquiries and bookings and we are sharing them with YOU!

THat's not all! here's More!!!

Exclusive discounts

We are partnered with some photography/business companies who have offered exclusive discounts for Salt Air School students only!

Monthly Live Q+As

We'll meet monthly (replays will be available!) to talk about the content and answer any other photography/business questions you have!

A warm community

My communities are happy, supportive places. I am a firm believer in constructive feedback versus destructive criticism and the Facebook group is a safe place to grow and share!

I can’t wait to begin! Sign me up!

Watch a sneak peek of Salt Air School here!

"I'm NOT SURE I HAVE TIME..."

I'm a mom of three running a business, a nonprofit and now apparently I'm homeschooling, lol!

I GET IT. 

The format for this membership is that we are dropping powerful and essential information monthly but only a digestible amount that is easy to take in and apply... and if you can't get to it that month? It doesn't go ANYWHERE! You can log in at any time and see all of the lessons in your account waiting for you. This means you can go back and learn from Month One four months later if you had a lot going on and couldn't get to it. 

If you miss one of our monthly Facebook lives - we'll keep those up for replay as well! Everything we share and video will be accessible at a later time. We know there is no one size fits all for schedules! 


I need this. Sign me up!

the investment

Doors open September 14 and
 close September 21, and will not be open again until 2021

27/
monthly

Salt Air School membership seats are only

DOORS ARE CLOSED!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SEAT! YAY!

frequently asked questions

04. can I cancel at anytime?
03. Is there a money back guarantee?
02. can I join after the doors close?
01. Do i have to have a photography business already?
01. No, you do not have to be up and running at ALL yet! In fact, some of the framework we will be sharing will help you get started and if you're established it can guide through essential changes for a smoother business model. 
02. We aren't opening doors again until 2021 and the content we share up until then will only be available if you purchase at a higher ticket price, it's best to get in now! 
03. Due to the nature of the content and resources shared, we are unable to offer a money back guarantee. 
04. Yes! You are not tied to your membership for any particular length of time. If you need to cancel, contact us 5 (five) days before the monthly renewal date and you won't be charged again. 
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Questions?

Wondering if this is the right fit? Have a few more questions for us?

Email us!

We're happy to help!

amanda@amandahedgepeth.com

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