Kismet Connection Academy IS OPEN & isn't for those willing to settle.
Come dream with me for a moment.. you're in a reality where you're booking only your soulmate clients, they're excited to pay you DOUBLE what you're charging now, you feel confident after each session or celebration and photography is your full time gig!
You feel supported & inspired by your business and filled with purpose, rather than controlled by less than ideal clients.
You're traveling worldwide for couples that absolutely adore you and give you reviews like "She made us feel comfortable before we ever met her. Every time I see her photos, I can feel the emotions deeply tied into them: from both the people in front of the camera and the woman who stands behind it. Leandra will make you feel like you’ve known her forever..."
These kind of reviews were years in the making of perfecting my client experience and everything tied to that, I want to give you everything so you can skip the years of stress and jump into the extraordinary.
It's it time you finally gave your business the chance it deserves...
5 star thoughtful reviews
a next level business
images that turn to legacies
5 star thoughtful client reviews
"I'm only capable of working for someone else because I don't know how to run a business full time. Part time photographer feels safer."
"My images feel flat & awkward, I wish I could evoke more emotion from my couples but I don't know why they're not comfortable in front of my lens."
"I wish I could travel for soulmate clients and enjoy destination work (paid for vacays) but how do I find couples that want to PAY ME to travel?"
Have you ever thought...
& YOU DESERVE A THRIVING BUSINESS.
I want to know, are you ready for your life and biz to change?
Are you ready to let go of the business owner that got you here to step into the creative that will get you to where we both know you're going...?
Feeling stuck, frustrated and resentful for too long can diminish the health of your business...
Feeling like your back is against a wall to take work you're not iN LOVE with to stay afloat? We're done with that. When you're burnt out and resentful your clients can tell. Always. You don't need to shoot 30+ weddings a year to have a successful business. Full stop.
You get to defy location boundaries. Without knowing how to harness the power of human connection & evocative work, you may be limiting yourself to one region. No more of that. Love is worldwide, you are worldwide.
The journey begins WAY before you ever meet. Directing your couples begins before you ever meet. Understanding the psychology behind comfort, belonging and connection is essential to give your couples an "above and beyond" experience.
KCA takes photographers from feeling frustrated, unaligned with their business & work to having that *missing piece* receiving 5 star thoughtful reviews, kick ass at directing, ready to rock Instagram, mega confident saying no to unaligned work, killer at client communication & creating successful styled shoots left n right. Did I mention badass at booking destination dream jobs through evoking emotion, the magic of human connection & psychology? Oh yeah, this is a one time investment to change your photography business forever.
Magnetic Magic & Soulmate Client Avatar
We're changing what we're available for, what we're gifted to give and who we get to offer it to. We're deciding that you're no loner available for "good enough" photographs, experiences, clients, income and business. You're the only one for many.
Pricing with purpose for soulmate clients & dream work
During week 2 we'll be breaking down your irresistible offer, Connection Calls, and your Welcome & Investment Guide to remove price objections and ONLY attract soulmate clients and dream work like clockwork. Say goodbye to ghosting and "we can't afford that!"
Hosting meaningful styled shoots
We go deep on how to host and shoot a successful editorial shoot so you can build amazing vendor relationships (friendors), get noticed by large publications and build your expertise. There's no ceiling here.
Way back when, I helped dozens of photographers utilize Instagram through a high converting 1:1 live coaching session and decided to turn it into part of my course so you could have it too - I teach you how to make a profitable bio, use hashtags properly & how to feel confident using Instagram to grow your business and attract soulmate leads so you don't have to feel controlled by the algorithm or frustrated with social media. Instagram get's to be easy. This free lead source can change your biz if approached powerfully.
Evoking emotion & directing
Raw, romantic, honest, emotion can show through when the composition and the photograph has good foundational legs to stand on. Then comes in the magic, we dive deep into creating a space that creates the opportunity to foster authentic emotion. This is about more than just "good" images. You're better than that.
This week we talk about intentional client gifting without breaking the bank that make YOUR job easier and let you spoil the people that have given you your dream job. Get ready to start hearing "you're our forever photographer."
Client Experience Shifts
This bonus add on lesson all about shifting your client experience from good to exceptional. We go through the tangible ways you can make these changes in your photography business instantly to start seeing results, receiving bigger tips, receiving more moving reviews, actually impacting your clients lives & creating the best client environment/ experience so you can charge more AND feel abundantly confident in your offers so you don't have to say yes to unaligned work!
Money Mindset Training
The second new KCA bonus is coming straight from my extraordinary business coach, Katy. I'm a huge believer in taking the action that you offer. I would be totally selling my course out of integrity if I had not invested myself in in a business coach, in programs, courses ect which is why I'm so excited to be sharing her expansive energy with you! Katy has generously gifted us with a robust training all about money mindset. This woman just made 50k last month and is a powerhouse in mindset work and money. This training alone is worth over $1,000 so I don't want you to miss out on this opportunity to get her into your universe because just being in her energy totally changed my business and I want you to experience it for yourself!
Madness to Magic: Moving as a Photographer
During this hot new training we'll cover the exact 10 steps I took to moving my business twice and most recently to NYC. This is how I was able to begin working with soulmate clients instantly after I moved & how I nearly tripped my income just within months of moving markets. It's yours free when you enroll.
How does this sound?
Fill your calendar with your soulmate clients that light you up rather feeling forced to take on unaligned work.
Create a tribe of loyal, DEVOTED CLIENTS who CAN'T WAIT TO INVEST IN YO ( AKA SAY GOODBYE TO PRICE SHOPPERS & CONSTANTLY GETTING GHOSTED
Kick THOSE FLAT, EMOTIONLESS IMAGES TO THE CURB and feel confident BEFORE AND AFTER EVERY PHOTOSHOOT.
expect to have your work look and feel MORE IMPACTFUL to you and your clients.
Replace your 9-5 income and make more in a month than ever before.
let's do this
I'm so jazzed to welcome you inside, friend.
When you slid into my DMs it didn’t feel salesy or weird, it was like the stars had aligned because I really liked your work and was thinking of reaching out to you anyway. When we started shifting away from original plans of a big wedding you really just stepped right in and made us feel like we had a teammate in the whole elopement thing...so then by the time we went to Colorado we felt like friends already!"
Being able to simply capture a moment in time with a photo is a blessing. Being able to capture raw emotion, the essence of a beautiful experience, humanity, and love itself; is miraculous. That is what Leandra does for her clients. Looking back at our photos evokes those same emotions that we felt that day all over again. Her ability to put you at ease and her effort to make you as comfortable as can be not only makes for a better experience, but a genuinely enjoyable one. Our wedding day is and was so important to us and it truly was one of the best experiences and memories of our lives. We are so touched by how much she poured her soul into capturing the love and commitment we made to each other.
May 2019 - I was still at my soul sucking corporate job in Baltimore, Maryland - tucked away in the conference room masking my excitement as full blown tears ran down my face while I officially registered my very own business. It was a time of a lot of change in my life. A few weeks before that conference room moment I had made the choice to move in with my partner and start a new life states away, a few days after that I got in a major car accident, T Boned by a Fire Truck two blocks from my apartment. Yep, a story for the grandkids for sure. After a few scary days, thankfully I was just left with a concussion, a few scars and a new passion for savoring our legacies. Needless to say, it shook me up and really made me question my purpose & path. After recovery, nothing was clearer than the fact that I needed to begin my journey as an entrepreneur, I had to help others feel a sense of belonging, beauty and connection. When the dust settled the scary and inevitable question needed an answer, what in the heck do I do now? The reality: Starting a photography business, for me, was rooted in my desire to help others create & savor tangible legacies - but I had no compass, no road map, no execution plan and no safety net to fall on. While photography had been a passion for years, I had no idea how to attract soulmate clients, build a successful business, market to the right people or confidently create something lasting and meaningful. Equal parts exciting and terrifying, ever felt that? But this course is exactly how I made it all happen and I want to help you collapse time and avoid all the headaches (business not firetruck related) I endured in the process.
Back then, I was lost, exhausted, overwhelmed & disconnected.
Shortly after getting my business up and running, I hit a wall. Was I booking clients? Yes (thankfully). Were they soulmate clients that I deeply connected to? Not at all. I still felt lost and I was craving better than "good enough" for myself & clients. I had high hopes of this business being a vessel that would change the lives of others, that would give souls a new way to see themselves, authentically capture the big and small memories, and preserve legacies to cherish and honor for years to come. Ever felt that? I knew this path was my purpose but felt so unsupported by it, I knew there had to be something more to help guide creators like me. After years of shooting, and months of planning & reflecting I put Kismet Connection Academy into motion. Kismet Connection Academy delivers a holistic approach to designing your life as a creative entrepreneur, because we all know, clients aren't just choosing photographs - they’re choosing the brand, story, individual, experience, comfort, love, support and honesty behind the lens. I say this to every one of my couples and I will say it to you, "photographs look and feel different when they are created from the heart and lens of someone that honors and adores you and your love story" full stop. We dive deep here.
After I started my business I felt so lost on the next step. I was overwhelmed and overworked, and for what?! Clients that we're...fine. But I didn't feel light up with passion, totally aligned with my purpose and jazzed for the next shoot. Is this something you've felt recently?
I've taken everything I've learned in the past 10 years with a camera in hand that has given me an abundant business of my dreams that makes clients say things like "I just felt like it was meant to be that you're our photographer" and made it into a course for you. I've been adding to this container since the day I created it and will continue to for years to come, so everytime I learn something new, every time I raise the bar...you get to, too. This course is exactly what I wished I had when my business felt stagnant.
I'm not about sugar coating things for you. This isn't some hokey, how-to, high level course. I so deeply want photographers to experience the joy of having a business that supports you and clients that are dying to scream your name for the world to hear! I've put my heart and soul into creating this container for photographers that are ready to take their creative business to the next level, not in 6 months, not in a year, right freaking now. This isn't for the faint of heart, this is for the ambitious, creative and passionate couples photographer. You CAN expect a radical transformation in your business.
For years I thought this little piece, the intentional focus on the connection between photographer & couple, really getting to know their love story, the dance between lens and love and all that this encompasses from lead to review was my secret sauce, it turns out - it was!!! I was afraid it wasn't teachable, guess what... it freaking is. Photography is such an intimate art and I'm shocked there's nothing else out there that hones in on this aspect of photography. In finding this, I decided to create it. This is the missing piece.
You're stronger than you think. But if you're anything like me, you need support to take your super power to the next level. You just want someone to tell you what works. You value your time and you're ready to be where you're going already!!!
Does this feel Kismet to you, too?
You're in the right place.
Kismet Connection Academy is everything you need rise to the next level in your photography journey.
This is more than a course for you, this is for your present and future clients. For their families to relive their unique story for years to come in the most extraordinary way. This is for their legacies. This is for the photographer you might teach in the future that is where you're at right now. This is for your CPA, because yes, your investment in this course can be written off.
Okay that was as joke but also not really. ;)