Memories by Mandy Photography - Mentorship Program

Take a look at our video to see what our mentorship program is all about.

We are currently accepting applications for our 2019/2020 program that starts in August.

This program is designed for people who want to learn all the ‘ins and outs’ of starting and maintaining a profitable photography business.  Applicants must possess a positive mindset and have the drive to succeed in turning your love for photography into your livelihood.   Only 4 applicants will be accepted on a year term.

Who would benefit from the program?  If you are starting your own portrait photography business, or have been in business for 3 years or less, this program is perfect for you!

How long is the program?  One year

How much time do you need to commit to the program?  We will be doing one 3-hour, in-person session per month at our Saskatoon Photography Studio, as well as 10+ hours of homework per month.  In-person sessions have been set and always fall on a Sunday.

How many people are accepted into the program?  We only accept 4 people into the program to ensure each student gets plenty of one-on-one time.  Only one person will be accepted from Saskatoon and area, the other 3-4 students must live 100+ km from Saskatoon.


What will be covered in the program?



-Review on camera modes, ISO, shutter priority, Aperture priority, and manual mode.

-A comprehensive overview of your camera functions:  metering, white balance, etc.

-Lighting, how to see and use natural lighting, as well as studio lighting. 

-Posing individuals and groups.

-Photoshop - beginner to intermediate.

-A practical application of your program theory: Live shoots using real people!

-Lens selection


Photography Business Management:

-Website management and effective social media usage.

-Branding - Not just logos, but the process involved in creating an overall image for your business.

-Marketing - We dedicate a class to marketing, plus a reading assignment and workbook.

-Pricing for your photography business and how to know your break even point.

-Developing an action plan to start your own successful photography business.

-By the end of the course, you will have completed a business plan. (This is an essential part in starting any type of business!)


Insider Secrets & Support:

-You will learn all our secrets (we are an open book!)

-Suppliers: Who we love!

-Access to online forum to ask, share, and inquire.

-Support from your peers.

-A professional head-shot of yourself photographed by Mandy.

-After the program is completed, we will be an open book, where you are free to ask us questions at any time!

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-Must have basic understanding of the manual functions of your camera.  If you don’t have this, we suggest you take our beginner DSLR course before Mentorship program starts.

-A positive attitude and a strong willingness to learn!

-Commitment to one 3-hour session per month in Saskatoon as well as 10+ hours of homework per month.

-Your own digital camera/lens(es).


Cost:  Registration is $299, and includes materials for the course. Plus $299/month.   Please contact us for an application form.  

About your instructor:

Mandy is a credentialed photography mentor serving up-and-coming Saskatoon photographers since 2007. Her credentials include the following:

-2006-2007: Obtained a Photographic Imaging Technician Diploma from McKay college.

-2007: Completed business course through Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan.

-2007: Began professionally photographing with Memories by Mandy Photography.

-2008: Started doing photography full time.

-2006-present: Mandy attends 1-4 workshops per year as continuing education and professional development.

-2016: Speaker at PPOC-SK Provincial Conference.

-Current: Member of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC).

-Current: Accredited in Weddings through the PPOC.

-Mandy has been shooting portraits professionally in Saskatoon and area since 2007.

-Award winning photographer! 

-Most recent award includes 2018 Best wedding portrait in Canada through the professional photographers of Canada.