First of all, give yourself a pat on the back for visiting this page because it either means that a. you’re interested in learning and growing as an artist and a business owner or b. you’re bored and you find browsing around my website as a source of entertainment. Either way, kudos to you!

I know it isn’t always easy to reach out to other photographers in this crazy competitive industry. I had a rough start, to be honest. The road to operating a thriving photography business is not without a ton of discouragement. But learning from our mistakes and overcoming fears and expectations will only propel us further along this road. That’s one of the main reasons I’m so passionate about helping photographers today.

Photography is a competitive industry, yes, but it doesn’t have to be. I believe there’s enough room for everyone at the top which is why I’m a HUGE advocate for sharing what I’ve learned over the past few years in order to move this beautiful industry forward as a whole! Yay for spreading the education love!


Well hey there!

I'm Kristen. In case you don't much about me, hop on over to my about page so you can get to know me + my style a little better first! Just like client + photographer fit is super important, I also believe mentor + mentee fit is just as important! Spoiler alert: If you like The Office, can handle a little sarcasm, and are super chill, I think we'll get along just fine!

more about me!


+ 90 minute FaceTime/screen share date
+ One-on-one session with Kristen Kaiser
+ Q&A style

The virtual session is completely customizable, meaning we’ll tailor your session according to you and what you want to focus on! Whether you’re on the other side of town or the world, we can make it happen! The majority of my mentoring sessions are with out of towners, so no worries if you’re not local.. we’ll set up a video chat/screen share (depending on your topic!) and you’ll be golden. Topics for Q&A range from camera & lens advice, the business side of things, editing, posing and directing, social media, branding/marketing, attracting your ideal client, website/portfolio review, you name it! Nothing’s off-limits! This session is idea for both beginners as well as seasoned photographers in need of a little refresher!


+ 4 hour session
+ One-on-one session with Kristen Kaiser
+ Full live session
+ Q&A style
+ Peoria, IL area only

The complete session includes everything in the basic session, except we take it a few steps further! We’ll actually go through the entire session process, with a real couple for our models! We’ll start with coffee or a beer, chat for a bit, then head to our session. We’ll both be shooting, but I’ll go through every part of the process with you along the way! After the session, we’ll grab more coffee or beer (pick your poison), and go over editing and more Q&A! This session is ideal for local photographers who are comfortable shooting in manual mode (for the most part!), photographers who want to focus on posing and directing and/or editing, and experienced photographers who are interested in improving their skills overall. Sessions are held in the Peoria, IL area.

Nikon D750 (4)

Nikon 24 1.4

Nikon 35 1.4

Nikon 45 2.8 Tilt

Nikon 58 1.4

Nikon 85 1.4

Nikon 135 2.0

Holdfast Moneymaker (x2)

ONA Brixton

So many snacks

Let's do this thing!

Fill out the form to sign up for your session! Once you submit the form, I'll be in touch to schedule + book with you! Yas! If you have any questions about your session, shoot me a quick email before signing up.