Ayasha | One-on-One Mentor Session [September 18-19] | Washington, DC Photography Instructor

It’s Mentor Monday once more!

These weeks have been going by way too fast, and can you believe that in less than one week it will be a new year?! Craziness. 

Well today’s post is a recap from a wonderful two day one-on-one session I had back in September with talented Richmond photographer, Ayasha! (Be sure to stay tuned to the end of the post where you can read about her experience in her words :)

The first day was Session 101 where we learned all about shooting effectively with natural light and had a wonderful newly engaged couple- Vanessa & Joseph as our models :) These two were a joy to work with!


After finishing up their practice session, we wrapped up the day with my full post-processing breakdown and touched on a few business questions. More business questions, suggestions, and game plans would be worked out on day 2- Session 102!

Session 102 includes headshots and it’s always interesting getting photographers in front of the camera since we’re so used to being behind it :) Ayasha was so great in front of the camera!


Ayasha walked away with a services & pricing overhaul, as well as tips and practical suggestions for improving the informativeness and functionality of her website. 

How did Ayasha feel about her 2 day mentor session? Hear from her directly:

“We clicked instantly! Her spirit is genuine, her teaching is experience-based, and her delivery is thorough, yet without handholding. I appreciate the fact that Danielle is a great listener and gives honest feedback.

Danielle helped me to evaluate my current business objectively and assess my needs going forward. We worked together to set goals and parameters for my business and even developed plans for improving my existing website.

I cannot thank her enough! I am looking forward to updating Danielle with my accomplishments as I continue to grow and meet my goals.”


♥ Ayasha this makes me smile soo big! I really enjoyed working with you and I’m so happy that you found your investment well worth it! I look forward to seeing your business grow even more in the years to come :)

If you would like to have the DFinney Experience yourself and schedule your own one-on-one session OR participate in the next group session(s), check out full details here, including upcoming cities and dates, and email me today if you’re interested in attending or scheduling your own one-on-one session!