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If your photos aren’t where you’d like them to be, I get it, I’ve been there, and I’d love to help.


lauren westra

1:1 Mentoring

If you’ve just bought your first “big camera” and you’re intimidated by all the buttons, or you’re staring at the develop panel in Lightroom wondering if you’re even using it right - or if you’ve been shooting for a while but can’t find your style, I get it. I’ve been there.  

The most helpful moments for me came when more seasoned photographers were willing to answer my questions and I’m forever grateful for them. My 1:1 mentorships are tailored to exactly the questions you have - we have covered topics like organizing files, lightroom and presets, camera bodies and equipment, the fundamentals of shooting in manual, helpful programs, posing, client management, timeline creation, and more.

Your goals are not as far away as they seem. Let’s chase them.

The Resources

I’m passionate about helping other photographers succeed, so I’ve created a handful of resources designed to answer some foundational questions. These resources are free to you, so feel free to use and share them!

presets, courses, and more



I’ve worked my way through dozens of presets, but now there’s a handful I know will help me replicate the film look I love.

coming soon


The programs you need

There are a few programs I use to book clients and cull, edit, and deliver photos that I could not live without. I’ve collected them all here (with discount codes)!

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My email list receives first access to all my open sessions, including minis, as well as all of our venue events, garden subscriptions and tours, and educational resources for photographers.

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The Fundamentals of Shooting in Manual

A step-by-step guide to the important settings and concepts you need to know to shoot like a professional

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