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Getting Started & Pre-Consults

Pragmatic View Of Your Art & Business
Eliminating Pricing Inquiries & Preconsult Removing Technology For Easier Business Product Offerings & Displaying Your Work Choosing Products For Your Market
All About Preconsults
Having Your Clients Invest In You As An Artist
The Future Of The Industry
When You Don’t Have The Portfolio Yet
Your Time Investment Per Client
Choosing Locations
Wardrobe Consult & Planning
Goal Of Pre-consult
Gear Choice & Discussion

Marketing & Intent

On Location Shoot With Mario

Wardrobe Selection & Styling
Posing Maddie & Starting The Experience
 Including Parents If Present
Focusing at f/1.2 With Motion Images
Using Vocal Exercises For Mouth Shapes
Outfit Change & Interaction
Photographing Crop Tops & Complicated Wardrobe
Finding & Using Sunflare
Different Walking Techniques
Why I Like Mid-Day Sessions
Open Shade, More Sunflare
New Location, Parents, & Stealing Lens Caps
When Shorts Are Too Short
Using A Reflector
Tried To Find An Ugly Outfit
Neighborhood Composition & Cars
When Someone Just Can’t Pose

Editing & Workflow

All About Marketing
Rep Programs
Cold Calling On Social Media
Paid Marketing Vs. Cold Messaging
The Difference Between Mid and High End Brands
Focus On What You Are Good At
Why This Process Works
What If You Hate Snapchat
The Crazy Schedule Of Busy Season

Lightroom Import & Workflow
ACR/LR Adjustments
Photoshop Hair & Liquify Smiles
Retouching With Split Frequency
Using Split Frequency To Color Blend Tones
Dodge & Burn And Unsharp Mask
Color Grading in Lightroom
Beach Shooting Conditions & Camera Settings
Highlights and Shadows Discussion
Why I Don’t Focus On Retouching Skills

Shoot Details & Sales

Recap On Full Session & Lens Choices
Hair & Make-Up Choices
Aligning Brand With Studio/Cars
Canon or Nikon? PC Or Mac?
 Build Confidence Without Experience?
Camera Settings For Shoot Coming Up
All About In-Person Sales
Mom/Dad At Sales & Decision Makers
How Ordering Sessions Can Improve Your Work
Play Your Strengths - Marketing Vs. Sales Vs. Brand
Tools For In-Person Sales
Presenting Pricing & Avoiding Sticker Shock
If You’re Not A Good Sales Person
Do Parents Help On Photoshoots?
Driving Clients & Multiple Locations

Bonuses Included

Complete Modern Posing Collection ($397 Value!)
"How To Shoot Promo Video"
Sessions:California Lightroom Presets
Mario's Studio Pricing & Client PDFs



Seniors, Portraits


Beginner To Intermediate+


$179 One Time, Lifetime Access

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All Day Business Course + Shoots


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"Mario's course is a masterpiece for any modern portrait photographer looking to take their business to the next level. The course is packed full of AMAZING content and tools that are easy to follow and apply to your business. It's easy to feel overwhelmed by information in our industry, but Mario narrows it down to the fundamentals that matter and will bring you higher profits. Mario's down-to-earth teaching style is the cherry on top, for he truly believes in you, your business, and your success.

~ Sarah Chacos, Minnesota


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