Photography Mentorship: Emma

I had the pleasure of meeting Emma at a wedding back in the summer.  So, of course, I was delighted when she reached out about our photography mentorship program!  If you’ve been following the blog for any length of time, then you know how strongly I feel about mentorships!

Emma discovered her passion for photography at only 16 years old and has now turned this hobby into a business.  She is very driven and is currently working towards making this side hustle a full-time career.  Coming into this mentorship, her goals were to learn about branding, networking, marketing, and pricing structure.  I was so impressed with her questions and attention to detail!  Within 48 hours of our first meeting, she has not only started rebranding her business, but she has also discovered how to use her own unique qualities to stand out in a saturated market.

To say I’m proud, would be an understatement!

I strive to make each mentorship program custom to the student and help guide them to success, as well as providing encouragement along the way.  I’m here to share everything I’ve learned over the past 15 years and help my students transition into that next level!

Are you an aspiring photographer and ready to take that next step?  Check out more about our mentorship program here!  I’d love to chat with you and see if this program would be a good fit for you!  Scroll down to read kind words from Emma!

Kinds words from Emma:

“When I first sought out to find someone who could mentor me, as a photographer myself, I stumbled upon Ashley’s website.  Just from her website I was blown away.  I reached out to her and she got back to me instantly, and was absolutely the sweetest person I have ever talked to.  The BEST decision I have ever made for me and my growing business is choosing Ashley as my mentor.  She is a magnificent teacher and photographer!  She has years of experience, which is very helpful when you are just starting out.  Any questions that you have, she tries her best to answer!  I have learned so much from her already.  So if you are a photographer starting out, and are interested in making it into a career, Ashley is definitely the person to mentor you!”



  1. Angie Greene says:

    These pictures are beautiful Emma and I are so excited about this mentorship program. Everything that Emma has shared with me that she has learned already from this program has been amazing and she is so helpful to up and coming photographers. The years of photography experience that Ashley so kindly shares, is priceless. If you are looking for a mentor that will help you grow in your career or in photography, don’t hesitate to reach out to Ashley. You will not be disappointed.

    • Ashley Koch says:

      Angie, your kind words mean the absolute world to me and I’m so honored that Emma chose me as her mentor! She is such a sweet and bright young lady and I can’t wait to see where this journey leads her!

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