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When I started William Avery Photography in the beginning of 2015, I had a dream of doing photography full-time. I strived to learn as much as I could in order to turn that passion I had into a living. Over the next few years I would immerse myself in photography education and gaining as much experience in various genres as possible. I felt comfortable leaving my full-time job a couple years ago in order to pursue photography further. It’s been such a fun journey and I have learned so much more these past two years (some things the hard way!). I went from a dream I had some 5 years ago to doing over six figures in sales my second year of full-time photography. There were so many people along the way who were a part of my maturation as a photographer and helped me to get where I am today. And now I want to be that for others! I want to take what I’ve learned and help fellow photographers get to the same place. That place where their dream becomes a reality!

*See below for mentoring options and at the bottom of this page to reach out to me!

Mentoring Options

Ground-Up (8 hours) – $1200

A Ground-Up Mentorship is an opportunity to learn the basics of starting a photography business all the way up to successfully running and maintaining a growing business. We will spend a productive day together starting with an initial meeting to get to know one another over lunch on me. We’ll discuss where you are in your photography journey and where you would like to go. You will send me a list of topics/questions you would like to discuss before this meeting. We can dive into anything such as learning your camera, composition, starting and running a successful business, booking process with clients, image critique, social media, advertising, workflow, videography, post production, off camera lighting, posing + directing, etc. Nothing is off the table!!!

After that meeting we will go on a photoshoot together. This can be an engagement/couples or portrait shoot. It will be a great hands-on experience where you see how I work a photoshoot from posing to composition to lighting, etc. I will be all ears and will answer any questions you may have. 

We will meet over coffee (on me AGAIN!) to discuss the photoshoot, image critique, go over workflow directly after shooting, and post production. 

– Additional hours available at $115 per hour.
– I am available to travel – travel and lodging fees are additional.

Hands On ( 4 hours) – $650

If you’re someone who is a hands-on learner, let’s do a session together and I can show you how I use light and location, as well as how I direct and interact with my clients. I will then allow you to take over the shoot as I help coach you along. This session will begin with an hour meeting to discuss where you currently are in your journey followed by two hours of hands-on photography and an hour follow-up meeting to discuss the photoshoot, image critique, go over workflow directly after shooting, and post production.

Pick My Brain – $175/hr

Just interested in sitting down with me and discussing all things photography??? We’ll meet over coffee on me and discuss anything you would like.  Sessions can be on any topic from photography to workflow to business. I’ll have you send me a list of topics/questions you would like to discuss before this meeting 

* See Ground-Up Mentorship section above for consultation topics.


From our couples

I had the BEST experience with William Avery Photography! Will answered all of my emails within 24 hours of receiving them. Scheduling with him was incredibly easy and his prices were by far the best I could find for the quality of work. Simply put, Will’s images are flawless. He helped us make memories that we’ll treasure forever.

Selecting William Avery Photography was the best decision for our wedding! I am constantly promoting Will and his business because he captured the best day of my life so far and I would only hope you would let him do the same for you.

Having Will shoot our engagement photos and wedding was a true blessing. All the pictures came out better than we could imagine, and the turnaround was amazingly fast. We have now started booking him for any major family photo opportunity and each time we are ecstatic with the results.

Will did an absolutely amazing job with both our engagement photos and our wedding photos! I was very impressed with his professionalism. If you’re looking for a photographer for an event, Will is your guy!

William Avery Photography is fantastic! He was the photographer for both my wedding and for my two brothers’ weddings, and all three of us couldn’t have been happier with the photos!

Choosing Will as our photographer was hands down the best decision we could’ve made when it came to photography! Our pictures are amazing and something we will cherish for a lifetime. Will traveled down a night early because of the weather calling for snow. It snowed 4 inches and he stood outside in freezing weather and snow to ensure we had amazing pictures!!

Will is a very talented photographer! We had Will booked for our wedding photo shooting in New York City. We had a fun day and the photos are amazing. We can´t stop looking at them and also everyone we show the photos to is very impressed. Will captured the light perfectly, always had great ideas for photos and an eye for the right situation. We really enjoyed the photo shooting and can highly recommend working with Will.