For Photographers

I am so excited you are here and have made the decision to invest in you and your business!  One thing I didn’t do early in my business was invest in education, so it took me longer to get to where I am today.  While I will never think I am done learning, I have years of experience to offer new photographers or even photographers that have been in the business awhile but need to refresh and learn from someone else and get an outsiders help and opinions.

I want to brag on Melissa for a minute, she has completely changed the game for me! I have wanted to invest in a mentorship for a long time but never knew if it was worth it or not, AND IT DEFINITELY IS. I’ve always loved Melissa’s editing style and when I saw she was offering mentorships, I decided it was time to make the leap. My photos have always been good but never great. My editing was missing that wow factor. Sitting down and going through photos with Melissa on zoom and editing them helped me so much. I was able to see so many things I was missing. Brushes that help and actions that make things pop. I use the make it special action on every. single. photo now. It adds so much depth and pop. Sorry for the long post, I just am so obsessed with all of Melissa’s goodies!" - Ashley Jeffrey

When your heart jumps every time your camera locks focus…

You’ve become a photographer


I am offering online zoom mentoring for anyone that is 100+ miles outside of the Charleston area and you will be required to sign a non-compete contract.  You must have Photoshop and/or Lightroom (both preferred) and have a DSLR or mirrorless camera and have some basic knowledge of camera settings.  We can actually chat about anything you like during your time. We can talk about editing, social media, websites, camera settings, posing, client closet/styling, scouting for that perfect location and even business tips that have helped me start and restart my business in 5 different locations. I actually have personally experienced over the years what has worked and what hasn’t worked for me for business and marketing. This time is yours with me and you can ask anything you like and I will try to help any way I can. 

I am currently offering an introductory rate for these mentorships for $395 for 2 hours via Zoom or we can do 1 hour for $195. We can just chat editing if that is mostly what you want to learn too.  As a bonus I also give my actions and LR brushes and if you own Smal presets I’ll show you how I tweak them. 

Take time to invest in you and your vision for your business!  

I also offer in person mentorships.  Starting at $995 Please inquire for more info.

"Every year I invest into one on one mentorships so that I can continue to grow and improve my business. This year I booked a mentorship with Oakley Photography I could immediately tell her heart was truly in it. I genuinely felt she cares about me as a photographer and my business. She was so thorough and detailed with everything…from marketing to editing to critiquing my website and images… she covered it all. Also as an artist it can be difficult to have your work critiqued but Melissa does it with such love and grace. I cannot recommend her mentorships enough!" - Christine Lee