This motto is simple, yet powerful, and one I full-heartedly believe in when it comes to growth and education. This is why I launched the Makayla Madden Photography Coaching Program- to allow the students I mentor to continuously learn, and therefore, continuously grow.
My mantra for my program is simple:
My heart and passion is to coach photographers not only on how to be great artists, but be successful business owners as well. I know for creatives it can be hard, overwhelming, and scary to think about numbers, taxes, and the logistics of what running a business entails, but it is vital to the long term success in this industry.
While I’m a creative individual, my split-brain and type-A personality have allowed me to take that creativity and love for photography and combine it with business skills to develop a thriving, successful, 6-figure portrait business, all within 3 years.
As your photography coach, I promise to hold your hand, guide you, push you, encourage you, educate you, and ultimately leave you with the tools, resources, and empowerment you’ll need to excel and stand out in this industry. A good mentor should not only duplicate themselves, but should create better versions of themselves. That's what I strive to do through my 1:1 coaching program.
So if you’re interested in knowing where I’m headed, I’ll let you know I don’t plan on settling for anything less than excellent. I plan on offering the best experience possible for my clients. I plan on constantly growing and learning to be the best. I plan on dreaming BIG and conquering those dreams and goals. I plan on loving what I do for a living, and helping others get to a place where they can do the same. Will you let me take you there?
Or continue reading to find out if coaching will be right for you.
past student reviews
The way Makayla taught me was easy for me because she broke everything down and showed me step by step. She didn’t throw numbers at me and expect me to understand it right away. She always answered my questions even if it took a day to get back to me, she always did. I love that I can send her a message with a quick question and not feel like I’m bothering her. She’s very open and genuine. Makayla did everything right for me. Mentoring with her was the best thing I’ve done for my business. She really wants to help you and that’s so refreshing in the Photography industry.”
"Makayla is very down to earth (sometimes hard to find in this industry), willing to share her secrets and what has made her successful, and she really was interested in me, my business, and helping me get my life back. It didn’t seem like she just wanted to take my money and not give me any real help for it, which I appreciate so much. Our mentoring session definitely helped me with my confidence in knowing that I’m “good enough” for IPS… I was constantly doubting whether or not my work was good enough to charge a higher price. Our mentoring session helped me value myself more. She also taught me how important it is to price myself based on my CODB and cost of goods. I was about to go into it just putting a price tag on things and not really thinking about where those numbers were coming from. She was so informative about the business side of things which is exactly what I needed!
“Makayla’s love for photography and her clients shines through her pictures, and I’ve always been inspired to have the same effect through the photos I capture and the clients I meet. Having Makayla mentor me was absolutely amazing and transformative for my business. I felt like I was unofficial and unorganized, and after talking with her I started sending contracts, raised my prices to accurately reflect my worth, learned new ways to handle scheduling, and started getting clients that were happy and confident to be planning their photos with me. It’s been such a huge change for my business and I’m so grateful for all that she’s done to guide me to exactly where I want to go as a photographer!”
Ideally this coaching program is meant for amateur or pro photographers wanting to go the next level in their business, but this program can be for anyone who is looking for:
• Long-term guidance where you are able to ask
ongoing questions to a specific person
• Someone who will assess your wants, needs, dreams, and goals, and help you design a plan to reach them
• Someone who will asses your current fears and frustrations, and help you design a plan on how to overcome them
• A way to get to your dreams and goals QUICKER than if you did it all on your own
• How to build a LASTING photography business, that allows more financial and creative freedom for you and your life
• How to build your brand and target your ideal
• How to price yourself to reach your ideal client
and your life/business goals and dreams
• Resources on how you can work smarter, not harder • A way to make your photography business stand out from the competition
• Someone who will help you overcome those mental roadblocks that are stopping you from what you’re fully capable of
Still not sure if this program would be right for you? Let’s chat and see! I won’t let you work with me unless I fully believe we’d make a great fit and that this program is right for you, and right for where you’re currently at. Just fill out a student application form and we can decide where to go from there!