How to book more clients

Methods for candid photos that are anything but posed

Techniques to stand out in the marketplace

Processes that improve the client experience

what you'll learn

changes we'll make

Review your pricing and packages

Assess your portfolio

Overhaul your client experience

Refine your editing process

Expressive, artistic portrait photography requires creativity without bounds. Photos should be guided, not posed. Clients should feel like you have their every need considered. And the art? That starts with seeing souls for who they are — raw, adventurous and imperfect.

I’ll teach you from the ground up how to incorporate these elements
(plus the tech and sales) in your processes. 

my philSOphy

Fusing perception with creativity

P.S. I’m a cheerleader and mentor, not an “educator.” I won’t toss the advice at you and then wish you good luck. I’ll be right alongside with you, sharing encouragement and ideas. Together, we’ll see what’s possible and run with it, helping you find your own unique way into this industry!

4-week mentorship

half day workshop

coffee+q&A

PHOTOGRAPHY MENTORSHIP PACKAGES

LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF RUNNING A FULL-TIME PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS

With a photography mentor

for portrait and family photographers

in person OR virtual

in person

Virtual

$350

$800

$1600

Let's just chat and talk shop over coffee (virtual if we have to). Come with a list of info you'd love answers to and I'll do my best to load you up with answers! We can even make it a regular thing!

$350

coffee + Q&A

Get a strategic, second look at your shooting and editing process with a half-day session. We’ll shoot, edit and review your portfolio together so you know what’s working and what you can change. By the end, you’ll have the tools and tips to brush up your skills and fine-tune your photography aesthetic.

$800

half day workshop

$1600

4-week mentorship

“We are beyond in love with Kelli! She is an artist, a professional, a team player, a rock star, and a sweetheart. Her art is amazing and it is only made better by what a great person she is. My husband and I hired her to capture our wedding weekend and it was the best choice we made besides marrying each other. We spent a lot of time with her and honestly wish I could have hung out with her even more. The photos are incredible and she was a huge help to us both the whole weekend. Don't think twice, hire Kelli.”

"the best choice we made besides marrying each other...the photos are incredible."

-Kathryn

San Luis Obispo Photographer


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“Kelli Avila Photography shot our engagement pictures and wedding, and she is WONDERFUL! What she can do with natural light is AMAZING! She is so easy to work with and a pleasure to be around. I would highly recommend her for photography services for any occasion.”

"I would highly recommend her for photography services for any occasion.”

-Carrie

San Luis Obispo Photographer


recomended by adventurers & lovers

“I hired Kelli Avila Photography to capture my wedding! The moment we had our first consultation I fell in love with her. She shared her ideas and visions as well as listened to what I had in mind. She had better advice than any wedding planner I had ever met with! I absolutely love her work and I am in love with my wedding photos! My sister hired her to do her wedding as well because she made such an impression on our family!! I have worked with Kelly on multiple weddings since then. She is always prompt,professional and accommodating! Working with Kelly is such a dream!”

"I absolutely love her work and I am in love with my wedding photos! ...working with Kelly is such a dream!"

-emily

San Luis Obispo Photographer


recomended by adventurers & lovers

“I hired Kelli Avila Photography to capture my wedding! The moment we had our first consultation I fell in love with her. She shared her ideas and visions as well as listened to what I had in mind. She had better advice than any wedding planner I had ever met with! I absolutely love her work and I am in love with my wedding photos! My sister hired her to do her wedding as well because she made such an impression on our family!! I have worked with Kelly on multiple weddings since then. She is always prompt,professional and accommodating! Working with Kelly is such a dream!”

"I absolutely love her work and I am in love with my wedding photos! ...working with Kelly is such a dream!"

-emily

San Luis Obispo Photographer


recomended by adventurers & lovers

photography mentor, mama and guac lover.

Hey, I'm Kelli Avila.

With actionable advice and tailored tips from a photographer who’s been through it all, turn your small business into a flourishing brand.

I’ve been at this business for 10 years. It’s the very thing that lets me provide for my 4 children as a single mom. I know what it’s like to feel inadequate and overwhelmed. Your business should be a boost to your income and your confidence level and yet, at the beginning, that idea can feel like a far-fetched dream. Let me show you the ropes with real talk, perspective and discerning advice. You’ll leave inspired and informed.

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