Hi I’m Monashee
I help photographers market, present and produce the best work possible, so that they can attract the right clients, and focus on the creative side of their business.
My first photography job was as a photo researcher for a top stock photo agency. That was over 2 decades ago. Wow has a lot changed in the photo world since then, and I am still so thrilled to be part of such an important and thriving industry.
What I know is… you are a photographer. Your time should be spent being a photographer.
Being so “in it” makes it difficult to look at your own work objectively. Being a creative, makes it difficult to deal with pricing and production headaches. So your time is swallowed up by trying to stumble your way through it, second-guessing your decisions because you are just too darn close to your own work and business to see it objectively.
That’s where I come in. I know what goes into a photo production, from estimating on a shoot, to preparing for the shoot, to the shoot itself, to post shoot follow-through. I know how to put together a strong portfolio and see your photography from a commercial perspective, but also from the creative space in which it was created… without being attached to it in the same way you are.
The bottom line is, you need to earn an income to sustain a business, so that you can grow more as a photographer, and have the freedom to work doing something what you love. In order to get that work, you have to do things that pull you away from what you really want to be doing, and you are spending far more of your time on that kind of thing, than on the part you love. It’s a vicious cycle, and I sooooo get it.
I hope my services can help to dig you out of the hole, by simplifying a lot of these processes for you. Sometimes you just need to check in on an estimate that you are petrified to send off. Sometimes you might want a complete overhaul of your body of work. Sometimes you might need help with the logistics of planning a shoot that is outside of your comfort zone.
I’ve got your back. I am invested in your success, and I want you to land your dream clients, so that your business can grow, and you can keep building upon your already creative spirit.
My extensive experience in the commercial photography industry and my fine art education at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, give me the industry experience and the creative edge to tell the story of you and your photographic style.
I look forward to getting to know you and your work.