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Photography Mentoring Programme For Those Who Wish To Exceed.

Welcome to Mentoring To Excellence, a programme to help you reach your creative goals.  As photographers, we have times when we struggle to know how to capture that perfect image, develop a signature style that attracts our ideal client, work towards professional photography qualifications and awards. Here at mentoring to excellence, we have been on this journey, and we want to help you elevate your photography, creating an award-winning unique style.

Photography training


If there is one thing I have learnt over the years that I have been a photographer, is that we all need a little help and guidance. When I started out as a photographer, I wished I had someone to help guide me and push my creative nature. I kinda worked it out for myself. 

Some years on, I now have business mentors to help me achieve my goals in mentoring you. To help you navigate the creative challenges and blocks we face as photographers.


Our biggest challenges in wedding and portrait photography are posing, impact, composition styling, lighting and storytelling.  We face these challenges every time we do a shoot. Once we master these elements, our whole approach to how we see our surroundings change.  We begin to shoot with purpose rather than relying on put luck! 


We have been working together towards my next qualification of Associate for around 7 months now and in that time I have learnt so much. I have been a full-time professional photographer for just shy of a decade and I would say I have learnt more since qualifying than I have in the last several years!

Fiona has helped me look beyond just the ingredients that make a good photograph (although she has helped with that too) and helped me develop my personal style. It has been challenging at times but I feel like I’m growing as a photographer and currently producing some of the best work I’ve created yet. That’s down to her and I’m incredibly grateful for the guidance she has, and continues to, give me. She knows her stuff and is definitely worth listening to!

Sandy McClure / Wedding Photographer / Love In Focus

Fiona mentored me through the process of qualifying with the BIPP and I gained my Licentiate in Social Documentary in 2021. Her patience and experience really helped steer me along but also gave me the space to explore things and gain confidence. I'm sure I'll be reaching out to her again for guidance when I try for my next qualification... 😊

Mentoring for photographers

"A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself."

Oprah Winfrey

Wedding photography training

Portfolio Review

The best way to kick start your creative journey is to book a portfolio review. 

During your 45 minute session, we delve deep into your wedding photography.  We look at where your strengths and weakness are, highlighting your style, setting a plan for how you can elevate your photography.

Fiona will look at your website and a selection of your best and favourite images.  She will listen to your challenges both in business as well as in creativity.  

With over a decade of worth of experience as well as a judge and mentor for two of the largest photographic bodies in UK, you are in good hands. 

Fiona's honest and nurturing approach means that you can be sure she will not question your style or ingenuity but offer you guidance to strength and 


photography retreat


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