t’s Women’s History Month and to finish off the month we want to celebrate a few important women in the photography industry. We are going to explore seven of the most influential women in the industry who are paving the way for future generations of photographers and empowering women.
Amanda Shrader is a photographer based in Staunton, Virginia, who is the founder of The Skirt Project. The Skirt Project is a photography project that aims to empower women and promote body positivity by showcasing the diversity of women's bodies.
Through her work, Amanda seeks to challenge the beauty standards that are perpetuated in the media and to create a space where women can feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. She believes that by celebrating women's bodies, we can help to create a culture that is more accepting and inclusive.
The Skirt Project is important because it provides a platform for women to share their stories and to connect with one another. The project encourages women to embrace their bodies and to feel proud of who they are, and it has the potential to inspire a movement towards greater body positivity and self-acceptance.
Michelle Harris is a professional photographer and educator who is empowering photographers through her online education platform. She offers a range of courses and mentorship programs that are designed to help photographers improve their technical skills and build successful businesses.
Michelle's education approach is centered around providing photographers with practical tools that they can use to achieve success. She is motivated by her desire to inspire and empower photographers worldwide to reach their potential by establishing six-figure businesses (and more) through advanced photography techniques and marketing strategies, without the need for constant hustle that leads to burnout.
What sets Michelle apart is her commitment to empowering photographers to find their own unique style and voice. She encourages photographers to explore their creativity and to express their own unique perspectives through their work.
Katelyn James is a wedding photographer and educator who is dedicated to empowering and helping other photographers. She has created a successful business and has built a strong following through her blog, workshops, courses, and mentorship programs. Her mission is to help other photographers develop their skills, build their businesses, and achieve their goals. She is also committed to creating a supportive community for photographers, where they can connect with one another, share their experiences, and learn from each other.
Through her work, Katelyn James has helped countless photographers to grow their businesses and achieve success in their careers. She is an inspiration to many in the industry, and her commitment to empowering and uplifting others has had a significant impact on the photography community.
Stephanie Fassler from The CapABLE Community
Stephanie Fassler is a photographer and educator who has created the CapABLE Community, a platform that empowers photographers to provide an inclusive photography experience to families who have a child with a disability.
The CapABLE Community provides a supportive and inclusive environment for photographers to learn techniques to be able to serve ALL families. She grew up fully immersed in the disability community. Her dad is a paraplegic and a wheelchair user. It has become her mission to change the way the photography industry sees and treats disabled individuals. Through the CapABLE Community, she is providing resources and training that will help photographers provide a stellar experience for ALL families.
Jamie and Heather with the Conquer Community
Jamie and Heather from The Conquer Community are a photographer duo who have created a platform that empowers photographers to grow their businesses and achieve their goals. They offer a variety of resources, including mentorship programs, courses, and a supportive online community.
Their mission is to help photographers conquer the challenges that they face in the industry, and to build successful and sustainable businesses. They provide practical advice and strategies that are designed to help photographers at all levels, from beginners to experienced professionals. They provide a safe and welcoming space where photographers can connect with each other, share their experiences, and offer encouragement and advice.
Hannah Rachael is a boudoir photographer and educator who is empowering photographers through her online education platform. She offers a variety of courses and mentorship programs that are designed to help photographers master the art of boudoir photography and build successful and sustainable businesses with a concentration on inclusivity and community.
What sets Hannah Rachael apart is her emphasis on empowering photographers to celebrate and embrace the beauty of all bodies. She is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment where photographers can learn and grow without judgment or stigma.
Through her work, Hannah Rachael is helping to redefine the boudoir photography industry and to create a more inclusive and empowering space for all photographers and their clients. She is inspiring others to pursue their passions and to find joy and fulfillment in their work.
Hope Taylor is a photographer and educator who is empowering photographers through her online courses, mentorship programs, and community-building initiatives. She has built a successful business in the highly competitive wedding photography industry and is now dedicated to sharing her knowledge and expertise with others.
Hope Taylor's approach to education is highly personalized and focused on the unique needs and goals of each individual photographer. She offers practical advice and guidance on everything from marketing and branding to technical skills and workflow management.
Through her work, Hope Taylor is empowering photographers to build successful and sustainable businesses on their own terms. She is inspiring others to pursue their dreams and to find joy and fulfillment in their work. Her dedication to education and community building is helping to create a more inclusive and supportive photography industry.