Are you in The Gap*? Do you feel like something is missing and you’re not quite sure what it is or how to get to were you want to go?

I work with professional and aspiring photographers both one-on-one and as part of group programmes to help them close that gap, whether it’s a creative frustration or a business challenge. *Never heard of “the gap”? Ira Glass explains it best.

Bespoke mentoring sessions

Individual mentoring sessions take place over Zoom and last 90 minutes. Each session is designed around you and your needs and we can focus on anything you’d like, including: website and portfolio reviews, marketing and pricing, workflows and client communication, technical and creative skills, help with developing or sequencing a long-term project, and more.

A one-off online mentoring session is £245, or book a block of three to take place over the course of 6 months for £600, with email support in-between.

“Antonina shares her experience very openly and you can feel comfortable asking all those questions you never know who to ask and you end up with lots of realistic and clear tools.” — Marion

With over 10 years in the industry Antonina has a wealth of information and resources to impart which is priceless.” — Amanda

Turning Chaos into Art: Elevating the Documentary Image

Turning Chaos into Art is an intensive and interactive group mentoring programme which will enable you to become a better and more intentional documentary family photographer. During this mentorship, you will get the insight and the tools to consistently create rich, complex and beautiful documentary family images. You will graduate with the knowledge that you can consistently craft powerful, storytelling images, even when all hell is breaking loose.

This programme runs only once a year, and the next round starts in February 2023.

“To say that this course has been life changing is a huge understatement. Not only was I blown away by the cleverly designed programme, the quality of teaching has been truly outstanding. They provided us all with a safe space where we could learn, grow and connect and every single critique was filled with respect, laughs and more “aha!” moments that I can count. ” — Claire

The Business of Documentary

The Business of Documentary is an intensive mentored pricing and marketing business course designed for family photographers that will give you all the tools you need to create a successful documentary family photography business and set you up for long-term success on your own terms, so you can focus on creating your best work for your clients.

This programme runs only once a year, and the next round starts in February 2023.

“Drop what you’re doing and sign up for this course! The material is so thorough and complete. It’s easy to read through and listen to. You have to do the work, but Alice and Antonina are there to assist and cheer you on. I would’ve spent 3x what this cost had I known the value of what I got!” — Sarah

Speaking and interviews

I’ve been invited to speak at some of the biggest photography conferences in the UK, including The Photography Show at the NEC Birmingham, The Societies Convention in London, and Phlock Live in Manchester. I’m always open to more speaking opportunities, so if you’d like me to speak at your event or give an artist talk, do get in touch.

You can also listen to me chatting about family photography, creativity, business and more on some of your favourite podcasts, including Shoot Edit Chat Repeat, The Family Photographer, The Audacious Babe, Personal Power Boost and Shy and Mighty. I also co-host Made for Documentary Zoomcast where we interview inspiring photographers, talk about business and creativity and host free educational events.

“What is so brilliant is that you don’t hold back on advice that actually works!” — Amanda

My favourite tools

A list of tools and resources I use in my photography business.

“Antonina helped me reframe my priorities and get myself organised.  I highly recommend working with her to help take the next step forward, to review your portfolio and help focus your business in the right direction.” — Tracy