Being a photographer is so much fun + incredibly rewarding. I've been a full time wedding photographer for the past 7 years and have shot over 150 weddings. In that time I've learned so much, changed my work ethic + editing aesthetics numerous times, been mentored, attended photography workshops, hosted workshops, and have gained insight, tips + tricks that I'm excited to share! Whether you're just starting out and want to learn how to make this into a business or if you're in an inspirational funk and need some encouragement + excitement to get back on track, the following mentor session options are for you. 



1-on-1 mentor session - $850

This is an all-encompassing session that will cover everything I do from start to finish. From attracting + booking my dream clients, to shooting, to the final delivery of images + blogging + getting featured. This session includes a short styled shoot with a couple so you can see how I shoot, pose, + direct them. I'll also let you shoot them so I can help with any questions you have + give feedback. 
Nothing is off the table with this session, you can ask anything + everything! I'm an open book. You choose what we focus on. 
These sessions range from 3-5 hours, includes lots of coffee, mimosas, tons of feedback and most likely some inside jokes. 

Sessions include (but are not limited to):
+ finding your niche, your style + your aesthetic
+ how to attract & book your ideal client
+ shooting & posing (or rather not posing - allowing it to be organic + emotional)
+ live shoot with models or couple
+ finding good light, anywhere
+ workflow - from start to finish
+ goal setting & constructive criticism on your work and/or website
+ pricing & PDF's
+ advertising, collaborating, instagram

Melissa was so real, honest and kind. No ounce of me felt like she was holding anything back or keeping any of her “secrets” from me. She was truly an open book and that shows amazing character and sincerity.
— Holly Crabtree


Mentor Skype Session


This 1-2 hour Skype session will cover whatever you want to know! I'm an open book and am happy to answer any questions. This is a time for you to set aside to invest in your knowledge, your business, and learn tips + tricks from me.  

Typically, Skype sessions will cover the following: 
+ finding your niche & style
+ attracting your dream client
+ emails & client interaction
+ shooting style & how to play with the light
+ lightroom tricks
+ editing
+ workflow
+ website & blogging
+ pricing & contracts  

This mentor session is something I know I will look back on for years to come and know it is what changed my passion and my business. It was the encouragement and the inspiration I needed — she made me feel cared for and reminded me of my worth and talent. A thank you just doesn’t even begin to cover it. A mentor session with Melissa is an investment I will always be thankful for.
— Payton Pitts


Girlboss Weekend Mentor Session

girlboss weekend (for 2 girl photographer friends) -
$1800 each

1 weekend  |  2 mentorships  |  a hell of a good time
This mentorship option is something super special I've come up with and it includes you + your bestie, or your photography buddy, or even your biggest competitor! This little retreat is for two girls who want to get away for a weekend with me and get mentored together. Community over competition! There'll be lots of devoted time + attention, lots of girlboss talks, photography education, and laughing our butts off. This weekend can be created however you want. (hint: it doesn't even have to be on a weekend!) 
It can either be held in your city, in my city, or in a destination city. (oh, did you say mexico? palm springs? big sur? italy? k, anywhere) Travel is not included in price, so keep that in mind. 
During these days together, it'll be treated as a mini workshop. We'll all stay together in the same place, shoot each other in fun places, have lots of good tunes + good adventures, edit + work together, + go over a ton of stuff including (but not limited to) the following:

+ all the hang time with coffee (and/or wine) flowing
+ work & website critique
+ live photoshoots - you'll watch me shoot a couple & how I interact with them, taking notes & asking q's. I'll then let you shoot them for your own portfolio/editing, giving you advice and critiques when needed.
+ finding good light anywhere
+ how to shoot in different lighting situations + edit them to be cohesive with naturally lit photos
+ editing & workflow
+ website & blogging
+ contracts & emails
+ taking care of your clients & getting what you want
+ headshots of the two of you for your site/personal use
+ q&a - ask me anything
+ some solid friendship 

Melissa Marshall is the best of the best when it comes to teaching. left my session feeling so much more motivated than I was going into it! She validated my goals, dreams, fears & hesitation. I wouldn’t want to learn from anyone but Melissa. She genuinely cares about helping others thrive in their business.
— Brittani Mobley


Currently booked up for 2018. Please inquire for 2019 availability!