Your Prolific Era Starts Now. 

You are more than just another photographer.

You know your vision is meant to be seen in magazines, on billboards and serving brands you love.

You have the eye, but you are missing the business framework that will unlock your potential as a PROLIFIC artist. 

I'm Ready

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prolific photographer Program

The industry-backed program for photographers who want to build a thriving photography business working for brands.

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Ready to work with brands?

THEN THIS MIGHT JUST BE YOU... 
✔️ Do you desire to start working with brands but don't have a clue where to start?

✔️ Are you feeling creatively STUCK because you aren’t photographing work you really love? You crave work where you can express your TRUE artistic vision.

✔️ Are you burnt out from working overtime for client's that don't truly align with you? You desire high-ticket clients who trust you fully. 

✔️ Are you ready to transition from weddings/portraits to the world of commercial photography and shooting for brands? No more giving up your weekends for other people's moments!

✔️ Are you struggling to raise your rates, especially when it comes to working with brands? ("umm licensing + usage, wth is that!?")

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You deserve to have your creative power back.

I am sharing my signature framework, The Prolific Method™, that has allowed me to scale from $300 to $8,000+ commercial clients.

01. Unlock Your Artistic Voice

O2. Build Your Portfolio

03. Implement Business Systems

04. Embody Creative Freedom

"Everything is created twice, first in the mind, then in reality."  In order to build a prolific business, you will craft a crystal clear vision, strong artistic voice, and train your mind to become the version of yourself that can hold six-figures & beyond.

Your portfolio is proof of the transformation you provide for your clients. You are going to create an irresistible portfolio and brand that attracts your dream clients effortlessly. 

You learn how to price your services, market & outreach to new clients, set up your financial systems and run photoshoots that leave your clients raving fans for life. Clear, streamlined systems so you can stay focused on what you love doing best... creating!

Now that you have your systems in place, you can fully embody being the creative director on set (& in your life!). You will learn how to elevate your storytelling and expand your vision as a Prolific Photographer.

Working with brands is easier than you think...

The market feels more saturated than ever and you are STILL bootstrapping your business and relying on a "post and pray" strategy hoping a viral reel will bring you that next client (let's be fr 😭).

Because of this, you're getting caught up in a cycle of imposter syndrome and procrastination that leaves you attracting clients that you aren't really in love with and creating work that is a lack-luster version of your true vision. 

I'm blasting through the gatekeeping in the industry by sharing my signature framework that has allowed me to scale from $300 to $8,000+ commercial clients. Turning your passion of photography into a profitable business is easy when you have a clear action plan in place.

SAVE your SPOT

You have the vision ➝ but lack the strategy.

okay send help

Amazing photos/talent doesn't equal a profitable business. While taking great photographs is a must, it won't automatically translate into clients and sales. 

You have the talent and drive, I'm here to give you the framework and support. And the best part is, you don't even need to live in a big city, have a ton of followers, or even be shooting for years before you can start shooting for brands now. 

Ready to go from Starving Artist to Creative CEO?

IMAGINE THIS:
 
⚡️ Dream brands sliding in your DM’s ready & excited to work with you

⚡️ Seeing your work in magazines, on billboards and serving brands you love

⚡️ Seamlessly having systems in place for your favorite brand to book you with ease

⚡️ Building a thriving business that lights you up instead of burning you out

⚡️ Getting paid to create work you love while living an ABUNDANT artist’s life (no starving artists here)

⚡️ Being a PROLIFIC photographer 

SAVE YOUR SPOT

 Prolific (adj.) -

 Prolific (adj.) -

1. producing many works freely, highly fruitful
2. marked by abundant inventiveness or productivity
(ex: I am a brilliant and prolific photographer.)

1. producing many works freely, highly fruitful
2. marked by abundant inventiveness or productivity
(ex: I am a brilliant and prolific photographer.)

i want to be prolific

- enter in -
The prolific Photographer Program

I'm Ready

where confusion becomes confidence and starving artists become thriving creative entrepreneurs.

Finally! A program that blasts through all the industry gatekeeping and gives you the complete framework to working with brands as a photographer right now. 

In this program, Kayla will guide you through a step-by-step action plan that will allow you to scale your business while working with brands you love. Through this program, you will learn how to radically transform your mindset, elevate your creative potential as an artist, craft a scroll-stopping portfolio that attracts commercial clients, and equip you with the business systems and strategies needed to sustain a 6-figure prolific business. 

Meet Kylie

"I did the math and I'm on track to hit six figures this year, whereas before, I was gonna not be close to that. I made like $26,000 in the first quarter, so it's incredible. When I was an in-house photographer, I barely made that full-time. So now I'm on my own, I'm making way more money. I only am taking on projects I'm truly passionate about and I have a plan now and I have a goal for my business."

"I have grown so much. I've have way more confidence when it comes to charging my clients my actual worth and not just like throwing out numbers because I think that sounds right, but instead going into invoicing with for sure confidence like this is my value, this is my worth, and people are willing to pay it.

I did the math and I'm on track to hit six figures this year, whereas before, I was gonna not be close to that. I made like $26,000 in the first quarter, so it's incredible. When I was an in-house photographer, I barely made that full-time. So now I'm on my own, I'm making way more money. I only am taking on projects I'm truly passionate about and I have a plan now and I have a goal for my business."

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True transformation begins in the mind. In this module, Kayla will be guiding you through life-changing mindset techniques so you can overcome your creative and mental limitations, and as a result, expand your ability to hold success. 

In this module we will be covering...
  • How to reprogram your mind for success
  • Build a Rich Artist Mindset to overcome your creative & money blocks
  • How to craft your Vision using The Vision Map


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Mindset & Creative Wellness

In this module, you will learn the keys to building a profitable portfolio, how to craft your artistic voice & build a magnetic personal brand so you can attract your dream clients with ease using your value driven messaging and portfolio. 

In this module we will be covering...
  • Portfolio Building Like A Pro
  • Building Your Magnetic Brand Message
  • Crafting your Brand Identity
  • Keys to a Commercially Viable Portfolio


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Branding your Business & Portfolio

In this module, you will learn how brands work, from small businesses to global corporations, as well as how to start pitching to brands, building a content strategy and how to customize your marketing for your goals.  

In this module we will be covering...
  • How Brands Work - From Small Businesses to Global Corporations
  • Content Marketing - How to Create Content that Attracts & Converts
  • How to Pitch to Brands - Who to Pitch to, How to Find them
  • Building Your Client Outreach Strategy


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Marketing & Client Outreach

In this Module, you will learn how to confidently price yourself as a photographer and navigate the negotiation process with ease. We will be covering different pricing strategies, licensing and usage terms as well as real life commercial photography pricing examples.

In this module we will be covering...
  • Cost of Business - How to Price For Profit 
  • Pricing Strategies - How to Structure your Packages vs. Custom Estimates
  • Demystifying Licensing & Usage
  • The Art of Negotiation with Estimate Examples
  • Taxes & Registering your Business


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The Art of Negotiation, Pricing & Licensing

In this module, you will learn how to build an efficient workflow from inquiry to photo delivery including what photosystems are recommended for your business. We will also cover different workflows that work for small and midsize brands to large corporations. 

In this module we will be covering...
  • Photoshoot Workflows for Working with Small Businesses
  • Photoshoot Workflows for Working with Global Corporations & Agencies
  • Understanding Photography Contracts
  • Photoshoot Systems - From Inquiry to Photo Delivery


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Photoshoot Workflows

In this call, you will learn how to embody being the director & creative problem solver on set. Working with brands offers a lot of creative freedom, so in this lesson you will learn some of Kayla's favorite composition and storytelling techniques, including some of my go-to lighting setups.

In this module we will be covering...
  • How to Become the Creative Collaborator that Brands Love
  • Composition & Storytelling for Brands
  • Light Shaping Basics - How to Use Strobes


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On Set: Storytelling, Composition, Lighting

Now that you have the foundations to running a prolific photography business, in this call you will learn the systems you need to take your business to the next level: that includes outsourcing, scaling to an agency model or getting a photography agent. Your potential is limitless!

In this module we will be covering...
  • CEO Mindset: Scaling Beyond the Solopreneur - how to determine when and what to outsource
  • How to Outsource your Editing
  • Expanding the Vision - Your Next Steps


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Outsourcing & Systems for Scaling

What's Inside?

broken down into 30+ simple-to-follow video lessons
Click each module to see what you'll learn

7 Core Modules

say less, where do i sign?

Think of this as your second brain for the Program Where you can access the Workbooks, Templates and other external resources to help you take action ASAP. Whether you prefer clickup or notion, we gotchu.

Interactive Clickup & Notion Workbook

get plugged directly into the industry through these exclusive guest interviews covering hot topics and the latest industry trends From some of the top Decision makers. 

Bonus Guest Interviews

This creative journey is so much better when you are surrounded by creatives who get it. Join the community of photographers based all over the world who are enjoying more freedom, finances and CREATIVITY in their business. 

& of course, join a community of photographers just like you!

Including guest interviews from your favorite Commercial Photographers, Artist Reps, Agency owners and Creative Directors who have worked with some of your favorite brands like Adidas, WhatsApp, Kielh's - just to name a few. 

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VIP Track - Program + Coaching + VIP Day

Fast-track - Program + Coaching

Self-Paced - Program only

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CHOOSE YOUR PROGRAM TRACK

Join Kayla in person for a full day 1:1 VIP coaching/shooting experience in LA where Kayla plans and produces a portfolio building photoshoot with you PLUS a 4 hour 1:1 coaching session. This in-person experience, alongside the Fast-Track program and coaching, will accelerate your results and give you a complete portfolio transformation.

INCLUDES:
  • Full VIP Day in LA 
                   1:1 Production Assistance for a test shoot
                   Assistance with BTS content creation
                   Access to Kayla's preferred team list including MUA, styling and models
                   Access to Kayla's studio and owned equipment
                   Creative Pre-Production Call (1 hr via Zoom)
                   All Meals during your VIP day
                   4 hour 1:1 coaching session
                   2 additional months of 1:1 support via Email
                   *flight/lodging in LA not included!
  • And everything listed in Fast-Track including Live Coaching + Pre-recorded Video Lessons

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VIP Track - Program + Coaching + VIP Day

($5,000 Value Alone)

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$1,297

$5,000

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CHOOSE YOUR PROGRAM TRACK

See results in 90 days with the Fast-Track version of the program where you get high-touch support and coaching from Kayla as well as the pre-recorded video lessons. The LIVE biweekly group coaching calls kick off August 2024 and wraps in October 2024 with a portfolio review with Kayla.

INCLUDES:
  • 6 LIVE Biweekly Group Coaching Calls
  • High-touch Support & HW Review access 
  • LIVE Portfolio Review w/ Kayla
  • Self Paced Course with 7 Modules & 30+ video trainings
  • Access to Community Group
  • Guest Speaker interviews
  • Bonus Templates
  • Lifetime access to course material 

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Fast-track - Program + Coaching

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THREE payments of

$897

$2,500

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CHOOSE YOUR PROGRAM TRACK

See results in 6 months with the Self-Paced version of the program where you get access to simple-to-follow video trainings and workbook/dashboards to track your progress.

INCLUDES:
  • Self Paced Course with 7 Modules & 30+ video trainings
  • Access to Community Group to ask questions
  • Guest Speaker interviews
  • Bonus Templates
  • 1 year of access to the course material (to keep you accountable to finishing the program!)

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Self-Paced - Program only

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$1,500

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CHOOSE YOUR PROGRAM TRACK

By the end of the Prolific Photographer Program, you will have:

✔️ unlocked a new found confidence in your skills as a photographer
✔️ mastered the art of building a portfolio aligns with your values and goals
✔️ implemented a marketing strategy that attracts dream brands with ease
✔️ maximized your profits with valuable pricing and negotiation skills
✔️ become the creative collaborator that brands can't live without

Meet Dhakshayini 

"This course has been so beneficial for me... My favorite part about it is I've been to another photography course and compared to that one the biggest difference is Kayla, of course. The fact that she cares so much about you. Like there were probably 20 of us in this course and I think each and every one of us felt like we were seen and that we were heard... She does not gate keep at all from the beginning."

"This course has been so beneficial for me... My favorite part about it is I've been to another photography course and compared to that one the biggest difference is Kayla, of course. The fact that she cares so much about you. Like there were probably 20 of us in this course and I think each and every one of us felt like we were seen and that we were heard... She does not gate keep at all from the beginning."

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This Program Is For...


✔️ the photographer that is ready to commit 5-10 hours per week towards working on their business and implementing the strategies taught in the program.

✔️ the photographer that has a few clients under their belt, a portfolio and is ready to take it to the next level.

✔️ the photographer who is passionate about working with brands and is ready to get out there and SHOOT!

✔️ the photographer that is tired of bootstrapping their business and ready to get systems & structures in place.

✔️ the photographer that has mastered the basics of their camera.

sign me up!

who is it  not for?

❌ the photographer that is still learning how to use the basics of your camera (iso, shutter speed, aperture, shooting in manual —we won't be going over the basics in this program.)

❌ the photographer who is lacking any experience working with photography clients.

❌ the photographer who is not going to show up and do the work it takes to take their biz to the next level.

❌ the photographer who thinks that buying this program alone will solve ALL their problems like a magic pill. You get what you put into the program and you must be 100% responsible for your results.   

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This Program Is NOT For...

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Join the Program today

Join Kayla in person for a full day 1:1 VIP coaching/shooting experience in LA where Kayla plans and produces a portfolio building photoshoot for you PLUS a 4 hour 1:1 coaching session. This in-person experience, alongside the Fast-Track program and coaching, will accelerate your results and give you a complete portfolio transformation. You receive LIFETIME access to the program.


VIP Fast-Track

Sign up now

See results in 90 days with the Fast-Track version of the program where you get high-touch support and coaching from Kayla as well as the pre-recorded video lessons. The LIVE biweekly group coaching calls kick off August 2024 and wraps in October 2024 with a portfolio review with Kayla. You receive LIFETIME access to the program.

Fast-Track

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See results in 6 months (or less, it's up to you!) with the Self-Paced version of the program where you get access to simple-to-follow video trainings and an interactive workbook to take action and track your progress. You have ONE year access to the program to keep you accountable. 

Self-Paced

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$1,297

$5,000

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THREE payments of

$897

$2,500

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$1,500

My photography Journey

I know what it feels like to be the underdog trying to break into an industry where there is SO much gatekeeping of knowledge especially when it comes to working in the commercial industry.

Seven years ago I was biochemistry college student with ZERO connections in the industry. Fast forward to now:
✔️ I am a 6 figure commercial photographer
✔️ Living in my dream apartment in DTLA
✔️ Working with globally recognized brands
✔️ Traveling all over the world from Ethiopia to Indonesia for work

It’s not because I have thousands of IG followers or because I live in a major city, but because I did the mindset work required, employed the business & marketing strategies and mastered the art of building my portfolio to attract my ideal client.

Hi, I'm Kayla Mendez

What makes this program Different?

THIS PROGRAM BLASTS THROUGH THE GATEKEEPING OF THE INDUSTRY & TEACHES YOU HOW TO WORK WITH BRANDS NOW.

LIFETIME access** to  new program updates — the PHOTOGRAphy industry is constantly changing. this will be an ever growing bank of knowledge to support you. 
(**fast-track & VIP tiers)

DIRECT FEEDBACK** ON ASSIGNMENTS AND SUPPORT AS YOU BEGIN QUOTING AND REVIEWING CONTRACTS WITH BRANDS AND OTHER CLIENTS.
(**FAST-TRACK & VIP TIERS)

ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE GUEST INTERVIEWS FROM OTHER INDUSTRY LEADERS FROM CREATIVE DIRECTORS TO ART DIRECTORS OF TOP BRANDS LIKE META, ADIDAS AND MORE.

WE BELIEVE YOU ARE AN ARTIST, FIRST. THAT IS WHY WE PRIORITIZE THE MINDSET  & CREATIVE WELLNESS WORK REQUIRED TO EMBODY A PROLIFIC 6-FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHER.

FAq - have questions?

I am primarily a wedding/portrait photographer, can I still benefit from this program?

If you are a wedding or portrait photographer looking to start working with commercial clients, aka brands, then this program is for you. While all principles taught in the  program can be translated to all niches of photography, this program specializes in teaching you how to start working with brands. 

What is the difference between the VIP, Fast-Track & Self-Paced Tiers?

The difference lies in the level of support and the timeframe you wish to achieve your results. VIP Fast-Track & Fast-Track both receive lifetime access to the Program + Group Coaching Calls and you'll see results in 90 days or less. VIP Fast-track has additional 1:1 support with an in-person VIP day experience. The Self-Paced track gives you 1 year access to the program to complete at your own pace and see results in 6 months or less (it's up to you!).

I don’t live in a major city like LA or NY, will I still be able to implement knowledge from this program?

Yes, you can be based anywhere in the world and implement the strategies in this course! We touch on how to work with clients/brands remotely as well as how to understand and cater to your unique local market. 

Who is this program for?

The Prolific Photographer Program is for the photographer who wants to work with brands, has some experience working with previous photography clients and has a working portfolio but wants to take it to the next level. You are ready to go ALL IN and put in the consistent effort required to achieve those results. You are ready to dedicate 5-10 hours per week to furthering your education and implementing the strategies presented during the program. 

Who is this program NOT for? 

The Prolific Photographer Program is NOT for the photographer who is still learning the basics of how to use their camera or the photographer who wants a “get rich quick” shortcut to success without doing the work required to build a successful business. The Prolific Photographer Program will give you all the tools and techniques required to build a 6 figure photography business, but you must be willing to put in the work. 

I don’t know how to work a camera yet. Does this program cover how to work your camera?

Unfortunately, this course does not cover the basics of how to use your camera or the technical aspects of shooting. A basic understanding of shooting in manual mode (ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed) is required. 

What if I buy this program and realize it’s not for me?

Due to the digital nature of this program, NO REFUNDS will be available. If you have any questions or concerns about the program, please connect with us at hello@sunroomschool.com.

Will I have homework or assignments during this program?

Yes, each training will end with a set of action steps or journal prompts that will guide you through the program. This ensures you are implementing all the strategies presented in the program so you can achieve the results!

What gear or software is required to complete this program?

We suggest all students have access to a working computer, camera, lenses as well as access to editing software such as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Other programs will be suggested during the program and up to students discretion to implement.

Earnings disclaimer: The Sunroom School may report earnings and display income statements from time to time. These statements are an estimate of what you could possibly earn, but there is no guarantee you will get the same results. You retain the responsibility for doing the work and getting your own results.

I want these results

Need more Proof?

"And just through the entire program, I felt very seen and understood. So at the end of the day, if I have anything to say to anyone who has any doubts about their talents, or the commercial photography industry, I'd say it's time to invest in Kayla as your guide."

"Joining The Sunroom School has truly been one of the best decisions that I've made in my journey as a photographer so far."

VIP Track - Program + Coaching + VIP Day

Join Kayla in person for a full day 1:1 VIP coaching/shooting experience in LA where Kayla plans and produces a portfolio building photoshoot with you PLUS a 4 hour 1:1 coaching session. This in-person experience, alongside the Fast-Track program and coaching, will accelerate your results and give you a complete portfolio transformation.

INCLUDES:
- Full VIP Day in LA 
                   1:1 Production Assistance for a test shoot
                   Assistance with BTS content creation
                   Access to Kayla's preferred team list including MUA, styling and models
                   Access to Kayla's studio and owned equipment
                   Creative Pre-Production Call (1 hr via Zoom)
                   All Meals during your VIP day
                   4 hour 1:1 coaching session
                   2 additional months of 1:1 support via Email
                   *flight/lodging in LA not included!
- everything listed in Fast-Track including 3 months of Live Coaching + Pre-recorded Video Lessons

($5,000 Value Alone)

Sign up now

Pay in Full

Four payments of

$1,297

$4,797

$5,000

USE CODE: Earlybird for $200 off
Pricing only available until July 17th.

See results in 90 days with the Fast-Track version of the program where you get high-touch support and coaching from Kayla as well as the pre-recorded video lessons. The LIVE biweekly group coaching calls kick off August 2024 and wraps in October 2024 with a portfolio review with Kayla.

INCLUDES:
  • 6 LIVE Biweekly Group Coaching Calls
  • High-touch Support & HW Review access 
  • LIVE Portfolio Review w/ Kayla
  • Self Paced Course with 7 Modules & 30+ video trainings
  • Access to Community Group
  • Guest Speaker interviews
  • Bonus Templates
  • Lifetime access to course material 

Fast-track - Program + Coaching

Pay in Full

THREE payments of

$897

$2,297

$2,500

USE CODE: Earlybird for $200 off
Pricing only available until July 17th.

Sign up Now

See results in 6 months with the Self-Paced version of the program where you get access to simple-to-follow video trainings and workbook/dashboards to track your progress.

INCLUDES:
  • Self Paced Course with 7 Modules & 30+ video trainings
  • Access to Community Group to ask questions
  • Guest Speaker interviews
  • Bonus Templates
  • 1 year of access to the course material (to keep you accountable to finishing the program!)

Self-Paced - Program only

USE CODE: Earlybird for $200 off
Pricing only available until July 17th.

Sign up Now

Pay in Full

two payments of

$850

$1,297

$1,500

Signing up gets you first dibs and the latest updates on the next PPP Fast-Track cohort, where you will get access to group coaching sessions, 1:1 HW support from Kayla + so much more!

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