1/:1 SESSION | PHOTOGRAPHERS
One:one mentoring sessions are tailored by me for photographers that were requesting a more specialized day as apposed to a group class.
Each session starts off with a heart-to-heart consult & portfolio review, then we will cover everything from: inspiration, creating a moodboard, shooting a bride, posing, to workflow and editing.
For half of the session we actually shoot a session together with a model, work with clients interaction and get images to share on your portfolio, website or social media.
You will get hands on experience and will have time fot every kind of Q&A. At the end of the day I want you to feel deeply motivated and inspired and able to produce touching images.
All sessions are held in Florence
at SoprArno Suites, inside one of THE WONDERFUL Deluxe Room
SoprArno Suites is a boutique hotel with ten spaces designed to enjoy an unsual Florence. Each room has a unique style with furniture especially sourced, designed or crafted alongside antiques from Tuscany and elsewhere.
My friends Betty Soldi and Matteo Perduca have filled this space with antique furniture and bespoke works of art that will be part of our shoot.
THIS INTIMATE PROPERTY WILL BE OUR STUDIO FOR ONE DAY
One:one mentoring session / € 1800
**includes a 2 hour shoot with a professional model
SoprArno is in the Renaissance heart of the more artisanal Florentine neighbourhood of Oltrarno just a hop and a skip from the main centre. Palazzo PItti is around one corner, Piazza Santo Spirito around another.
Santa Trinita bridge is at the bottom of the street and from the view of the Arno river there you can see the Pontevecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo up above. Cross the bridge and you are in Via Tornabuoni, the beautiful fashion street – keep going all the way to Palazzo Vecchio and the main Duomo square. Palaces, piazzas, bridges, museums, art galleries and churches – but also cafes, restaurants, shops and spaces are all to be discovered walking and exploring.
SoprArno is on the first and second floors of a building and internal courtyard which dates from the 1200′s and used to belong to the Velluti family.
All of Via Maggio is studded with splendid buildings, very much due to the Vellutis who created a throughfare in what was then countryside. Over the centuries, the Via “Maggiore” became the main route to and from Rome, which as ever was the centre of political and religious life, and the wealthy Florentine families tried to outdo each other by building the grandest palazzo next to each other.
"This experience with Elisabetta was unforgettable, my heart is still longing to be back in Florence and to shoot more under her masterful and caring guidance. The place Elisabetta choose for her mentoring, SoprArno Suites, is indeed charming and creates a unique atmosphere. I am in love with Elisabetta’s sense of beauty and the way she brings it to the surface. I was so excited to shoot with her and certainly it came out beyond my all expectations.
Everything was perfect that day: beautiful loving couple, fabulous location and my favorite mentor. I still look at my pictures from our workshop and can’t believe I did it myself. Elisabetta’s graciousness, warmth, competence and creativity made everything so easy and understandable, starting from the marketing aspects to the photography techniques.
Thank you, Elisabetta, for your talent and for sharing it with me!" Elena
"I will remember for a long time how I felt after the workshop with Elisabetta. I've always loved photography, but after having a long conversation with her, sharing ideas, taking pictures and learning I felt more inspired and motivated than ever.
The workshop was perfect and very customized: she helped me how to review my portfolio, we took pictures on a great location with a gorgeous model, we spoke about marketing, shooting organization, photographic technique, emotion and editing.
Elisabetta has been a volcanic mentor and really, I feel I came back home enriched and grown up from a professional point of view" Irene
"Elisabetta was like one of those friends you go to when you feel down - you get back home feeling like all your problems have vanished. As my day with her ended, I realised that her passion transmitted feelings, emotions and a drive within me that I cannot find the words to describe.
I will never forget the counsel, her reassuring smile and her kindness as she took me through her world. All I want to do now is shoot, apply everything I've learnt, change the way I see things, or even better, add more depth to the way I view things so I can shoot even better images. A simple thank you would never be enough. Being able to enter Elisabetta's world for a day has been like a precious gift." Francesca
"I find Elisabetta's work intense and emotional - that's what made me decide to attend her workshop. I was hoping to develop a more personal and feminine approach; by sharing her experience, Elisabetta has opened my eyes to a different way of looking at photography and using natural light.
I can't thank her enough for the incredible experience - both from an educational, and a human point of view." Serena