DC 101 Group Session | Washington, DC Photography Instructor

Last, but certainly not least, for today's #TeachingTuesday (in lieu of #MentorMonday ;) is a sweet group mentor session recap from this past summer!

I had such a great time with this group which included one of my former photography clients, one of my former high school teachers, and two amazing ladies who traveled from NJ & NY for the session!

It was a super hot day, but Monique was such a lovely model for us! Can you believe she is only 16 and this was her first time modeling?! She did such an excellent job!

Check out some of my favorites from our session:

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What did the attendees think of their session? Hear from them directly on their DFinney Mentoring experience:

"Danielle epitomizes professionalism. It was obvious that she has gone through great lengths to make her clients feel comfortable, while efficiently providing the knowledge and skill sets necessary to be a top-notch photographer."
-Mario

"The mentor session was great! I felt more confident and educated afterwards. Danni is easygoing and approachable."
-Kara

"From the minute I met Danni in person I knew it would be an easy day, and it was. Her energy is so sweet and encouraging. She made sure all of her tips were clear and no one left questioning what we learned. Overall I would absolutely recommend the class to anyone needing guidance starting out."
-Candace


If you would like to have the DFinney Mentoring Experience yourself, check out full details here! New dates and cities are being announced SOON for 2017! If you're interested in attending a session in your city, email me today!

Heather | One-on-One Mentor Session 101 | Washington, DC Photography Instructor

Next up for today? My one-on-one session with Heather!

What I love about the 1:1 sessions is that we can go in depth on the specific areas where assistance is needed- and we're able to see the immediate improvement the same day! Not only that, but the models selected are tailored to fit those needs, which makes the whole day a cohesive learning experience.

Heather and I had such a great time together during her session!

Our wonderful models Candace and Lee were actually celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary! It was a true pleasure working with them and commemorating 10 years with beautiful photos

Check out some of my favorites from our session:

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What did Heather think of her session? Hear from her directly on her DFinney Mentoring experience:

"I had so much fun with Danielle! Everything was perfect. Her preferred make up artist was a joy to work with, the couple that she chose did an amazing job... The techniques that were taught, I was able to use them right away and ever since!

There were a lot of moments where I was like 'Oooh Okay!' and everything kinda clicked. I'm so glad I took this session, now I'm looking forward to Session 102!" 


If you would like to have the DFinney Mentoring Experience yourself, check out full details hereEmail me today if you’re interested in scheduling your own one-on-one session!

Carliss | One-on-One Mentor Session 101 | Washington, DC Photography Instructor

Good Tuesday afternoon to you and welcome to a week, new month, and new year here on the blog :) I hope your 2017 is off to a good start! And if not, we have a whole year to go, so there are bound to be some good moments sprinkled in there

I was on an unintentional hiatus here on the blog and on social media for a bit, and honestly, will probably be taking more of them in the weeks and months to come, but for now? I have a few mentoring recaps to share with you! I didn't want to wait until #MentorMonday, so let's call today #TeachingTuesday lol.

In preparation for a wonderful year to come, I want to share some of the great mentoring sessions I had over the past few months.

First up, is a fun one-on-one session with Carliss!

This session was all about natural light portrait photography- nailing the light each time, creating authentic and engaging portraits, flattering posing, location scouting, you name it! We had the sweetest family as our models for Carliss' practice session!

Check out some of my favorites from our session with the Gonzalez Family!

Sammy was such a sweet and energetic 2 year old, soon to be a big brother!

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If you would like to have the DFinney Mentoring Experience yourself, check out full details hereEmail me today if you’re interested in scheduling your own one-on-one session!

Kizzy | One-on-One Mentor Session 102 [February 27] | Atlanta, GA Photography Instructor

Last, but certainly not least- to round out this lovely Mentor Monday, is Kizzy!

Kizzy participated in the group Session 101 and scheduled a one-on-one Session 102, as well as a business photo session for the launch of her brand! So I was eagerly looking forward to working with her as she placed so much confidence in me ,to not only work with her on the back end, but also capture her brand visuals!

We ended up with a pretty gloomy day for her business session, but Kizzy's bright personality shined and we were able to take some great photos in a local cafe! We even snuck in a few photos outdoors in between rain showers :)

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The day of her mentor session, however, was GORGEOUS!! And beautiful sunny (and not as cold) day :) We had a great time! 

Not only taking her photos, but talking more about her brand vision, and how she can best achieve her goals both short and long term.

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Kizzy launched her brand, Divalopher, a few months following our session and it's been a joy to see everything come together! I wish her nothing but continued success as she brings her vision to life :)


If you would like to have the DFinney Mentoring Experience yourself, check out full details hereEmail me today if you’re interested in scheduling your own one-on-one session!

ATL 101 Group Session [February 26] | Atlanta, GA Photography Instructor

Next up: The ATL Group Session 101!

We were not prepared for how cold it was. Like at all. That is what stands out in my mind just after how much fun we had together lol.

It was a BEAUTIFUL day though! And despite the frigid temps, Kimberly was an awesome model for us! Each of the attendees were able to get some great shots and put their new skills to use :)

Not only did we find good light, but we found some awesome colorful walls for our practice session!

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What did the attendees think of the session? Hear from one directly on her DFinney Mentoring experience:

"The experience was great! I learned things I didn't know before attending. She was open to questions and shared everything she knows. Danielle is very professional and she made sure that we understood everything she taught. She made me feel comfortable and free to ask questions, I also enjoyed the shoot that she set up for us. If anyone asks, I will definitely recommend her workshop!"
-Nicole

Thank you very much Nicole! It was so great meeting and working with you! And seeing your beautiful work come across my timeline in the months following our session always brings a smile to my face :) 


If you would like to have the DFinney Mentoring Experience yourself, check out full details hereEmail me today if you’re interested in scheduling your own one-on-one session!