A bride and groom standing next to a river during their elopement, captured by a Vancouver wedding photographer.

Photography Mentorship + Education

We are committed to fostering an environment where photographers of all backgrounds and experiences levels can thrive. 

" Steve's pragmatic aproach to business paired with Tara's holistic views, allows them to offer a comprehensive approach to mentorship for creative entrepreuners. "

Tara and I have been full time photographers in the dynamic world of weddings for 15 years and counting. We've succesfully relocated our business from Toronto to Whistler and launched a second business, Whistler Elopements. We've traveled the world shooting weddings, won awards, and ran photography workshops in three provinces. Our philosophy is simple: a rising tide lifts all boats. Whether you're just starting out, looking to streamline the backend of your business, or seeking to refine your skills, your mentorship is tailored to your unique journey.


As advocates for inclusivity, we understand that everyone learns differently. We also don't all have the same hours in a day, nor do we all have the same financial stability when embarking on an entrepreneurial journey. We are committed to understanding and accommodating diverse learning styles, providing a supportive space to uncover the root causes of challenges in your business, and developing personalized solutions. From new photographers, to those looking to streamline a specific aspect of their business, there is something here for everyone.


We offer an alternative to traditional education — an open book approach built on collaboration, personalization, and genuine support. See our full list of offering bellow. If you're not sure where to start book a free consultation so we can learn more about how we can best support you at this point in your business.

Our Offerings

We customize every photography mentorship to your individual needs.

Business Audit

Receive a comprehensive review of your business, website and workflow.

SEO Education

Learn how to optimize your website and elevate your online presence.

CRM Integration

Integrate a CRM into your workflow and allow technology to help increase revenue.


Use automations to increase your productivity and enhance your customers' experience.

Email Templates

Create email templates to save time, increase response time and sale conversions.

Sales Strategies

Turn more of your inquiries into sales, by customizing sales strategies to your strengths.

Work Strategies

Make yourself more productive by harnessing your talent, neuro-divergency, and human design


Elevate your photo skills with a refresher of camera basics and how to break the rules.

Shoot Experience

Shadow Tara and/or Steve on a real shoot and learn new ways of approaching photography

Start here.

We offer a no-commitment introductory call. Let's chat about your business to get a better sense of how we can support you, and see if we are the right fit.

"Tara Lilly Photography's SEO mastery transformed my online presence. Steve’s step-by-step guidance provided much needed clarity on optimizing my website for search engines. After not fully understanding SEO, and noticing that my website was dropping rankings, Steve got me back to the top 3 on google for our area and I’ve been able to maintain that over the past few years with the knowledge he passed on. His understanding on the back end of business has been a massive help to me, a god send really. His service offers practical tools to navigate the competitive world of photography. A must for photographers looking to stand out in the digital landscape."

Leah Kathryn Photography

"Steve's business audit was a game-changer for my photography venture. His keen insights and constructive feedback helped me identify blind spots and leverage my strengths. The personalized recommendations were invaluable, and I saw tangible improvements in my website traffic and bookings. Highly recommend this service for any photographer serious about taking their business to the next level."

Lauren McCormick Photography

Mentorship FAQs

Part of our ethos is being open and fostering community. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have.

A bride and groom standing on top of a mountain at sunset, captured by a Squamish wedding photographer.

Have more questions? Please don't hesitate to get in touch!