Mikayla Christiansen Photography

interested in photography?



HI, there!

Let me introduce myself. I'm Mikayla, a cool hip hop dancer... no just kidding. I am a branding and portrait photographer in Lynchburg, Virginia with a passion for helping other creatives. I am a psychology student and love learning all about that health and what not. 

If you give me matcha and a vegan cookie, I will be happy!

Okay, less about me, more about you!

One, pat yourself on the back for even thinking about furthering your education.

Two, let me tell you more about this mentorship program.

Three, think it over. Tell me your thoughts.


Just like you, I'm learning. I want to share that with you!


You have a camera. Now how can you turn "I have a camera" into "I am a photographer".





building a business

Furthering your knowledge modular: $350

What is included?

One-on-One: one hour of discussing goals, strategies, logistics, and tools

The Basics: ISO, Shutter speed, and Aperture

Cheat Sheets: I share with you my personal cheat sheets.

Hands On: Okay, we have gone over the back of your camera. Now, let's get someone in front of your camera and put into practice what you have learned.

Post Processing: Woohoo! You rocked that. Now, I want to introduce you to two of my friends, Lightroom and Photoshop.



Branding Modular ($100):

You can add this onto the "Furthering Your Knowledge" modular or just take this alone. You have the option to learn more about why branding is important and how it can help your business. Great for current or aspiring creative business owners. This is a 1:1 hour Skype or coffee chat where we can assess and dig deep into the knitty gritty of branding. We can discuss how to organically grow your business and made your mission known. This session is created to coach you in your slumps or questions about how to narrow your brand down or help you get started.


 Brief Consult ($50)

Just interested in a 30 minute one on one call with me to help sort out your big questions (photography and business wise)?  This modular is intended for you who is not ready to go all in one my full mentorship program but you still have questions you would like answered. Consider this a sneak peak into what my full mentorship program looks like. 

Only via video chat.


Benefits of a mentorship program:

Connect with someone who's work resonates with you.

Personalized teaching. I am a real person, and I want to build a program for you as an individual.

Hands on experience.

Gain strategies for the business side of photography.

Graphics to keep and use. 


Because each person is different, each program will be different. This is not a generic class you take online. I want to be able to work with you face to face (even if that is a Skype call). You deserve a personalized program.


Let's step into ambition rather than fear!


Are you in?