Buckinghamshire Wedding

EDUCATION FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS


As full time professional Wedding Photographers and Videographers we have captured nearly 400 weddings, spoken at over 10 conferences and workshops, been asked by hundreds of people for help and advice, it's time to start MIKI Education! This isn't just for photographers, this isn't just for videographers, this is for any creative in any industry who wants to be the best version of themselves.

We are both super proud to have had a huge amount of success in both our personal and  wedding photography and wedding videography careers. Winning many top gongs in both photo and film, shooting weddings all over the UK and more recently the World. Building and maintaining a six-figure  turnover business.

If you know either of us you will know that we are both really passionate people that loves to help and support other people. It is because of this we wanted to move into education and mentoring others, we love sharing our knowledge with other creatives and small businesses. Or building passion from the ground up in those that are looking to take the plunge on a new business or boost their current business to a new level. 

We have trained many photographers and videographers over the past few years through workshops, conferences, public speaking, online courses or finally mentoring. Through all this, we have developed a skill and framework for educating others to build the best version of themselves as possible and seeing them exceed to their potential - this is where you come in! 

WHY CHOOSE US?


We believe in continuous learning

The history of how we met just shows you have much we value education and personal accountability for improving your craft. If you didn’t know by now, Mick was one of the founding members of Ninedots and the Ninedots Gathering. Whilst Ash was one of the first participants on the first ever Ninedots workshop - that’s where we met!! Since then we both have continued to invest in the business and our crafts to improve it year on year. Each year we both account for training and education whether that’s on the business (learning how to streamline the front or the back end) and also on our craft attending workshops, conferences and finally mentoring - yes, we both have mentors!  


We Pursue Excellence in every area

You might have already worked out that both of us are fairly competitive people,  we both strive to succeed in everything we do. Mick was a professional drummer and played at the highest level within the drumming world playing to 5,000 people at Wembley stadium. Ash was a very keen sportsman, a national standard swimmer claiming many county medals and records including a British Record. The purpose of saying this is because we don't go into anything to come second. We treat mentoring and educating others in exactly the same way. We will take huge pride in seeing you reach your potential and seeing you succeeding, winning awards and beating your wildest dreams!

We will be Honest and hold nothing back

The one thing we both have learnt from training, education and mentoring is that the truth can sometimes hurt. Being told you’re amazing and your website is spot on is awesome and makes you feel great about yourself but lets be honest. That’s not why you embark on mentoring or it will be a complete waste of money. Mentoring can be hard (just ask Ash), but you will learn so much about yourself, your style, your business and the areas you need to work on when someone outside your bubble starts to question why you do certain things in a certain way.  From the outset, we won't hold anything back, why would we, we will give you access to everything we know and all our experiences to help you be the best version of you.  


If it's not fun, it wont work 

Let's get one thing straight. Training, education and mentoring can be boring if its done wrong. It can also lead to some pretty upsetting conversations. But.... The one thing it has to be fun or else it just won't work. We have seen many (many) photographers get bored with training or mentoring and just give up wasting a tonne of cash. We will ensure you will walk away with your spirits high, your enthusiasm raring to go, your confidence pumped up and your inhibitions blown away. If you know either of us you will know that we are both grounded, we are both humble and we both live life to the max and we want to ensure you do the same because there is no point forking our a tonne of money if you’re not enjoying the process! 


Being a seasoned photographer, I honestly wasn't sure how much I'd get out of Mick and Ash's talk. But I found myself with heaps of helpful advice that I could immediately apply to my business. I felt reinvigorated, inspired and empowered. Mick and Ash have clearly worked hard to cultivate a business which works for them allows them to lead the lifestyles they want to lead, the dream of any wedding photographer. I've already made big changes and reaping the rewards.
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The double act that is Ash and Mick from MIKI Studios are brilliant.
Full of top tips that you can put into practice straight away. Its like at times they’d stepped right inside my head, raided my brain to tackle the things I have proper issues with (spooky) and come up with ways to overcome them. It's not often you’re inspired on the business side of photography but these guys achieved just that, and were entertaining with it…
A true working bromance in action!
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PHOTO & FILM MENTORING

Three simple ways to get improving your business and craft....

ONE 2 ONE

LOOKING TO IMPROVE A SPECIFIC AREA OF YOUR BUSINESS. 1 HOUR ONE 2 ONE SESSIONS ARE PERFECT. 

We are happy to talk to you about any area of our business OR OURS. THESE ARE YOUR SESSIONS SO THEY ARE AS FLEXIBLE AS YOU LIKE. YOU DRIVE THE DISCUSSION IN WHAT EVER DIRECTION AS YOU LIKE.

01. Creating a brand that has value

02. Developing your signature style

03. Attracting your ideal couple.

04. Website and branding review

05. Portfolio / image critique

06. Post production / workflow 

07. Lighting techniques 

08. Automation and business efficiency 

09. How to win big awards

10. Post production / workflow.


£245


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6 MONTHS MENTORING

PERFECT IF YOU NEED A BOOST IN YOU BUSINESS OR ARE LOOKING TO KICK START A NEW BUSINESS.

what you can expect...

01. Monthly 2 hour personal sessions going through all aspects of your business and craft.

02. Come watch us shoot a wedding (not second shooting)

03.  PRO SEO (see below).

04. Ability to Second Shoot for us (providing the standard is right)


£2,750

only 4 slots are available


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YEAR LONG MENTORING PROGRAM

THE BEST WAY TO GET THE FULL MIKI EXPERIENCE - LEARN FROM MICK & ASH ON EVERYTHING FROM SEO TO SETTINGS TO STYLE. 

What you can expect (everything from the 6 month program plus......

01. Monthly 2 hour personal sessions going through all aspects of your business and craft.

02. Come watch us shoot 2 weddings (not second shooting).

03. We would love you to come on a destination wedding with us to see how we approach destination weddings (travel expenses are extra) - Not available on the 6 month program.

04. Join us on 2 real pre-wedding shoot to learn how we educate couples to get authentic and genuine images. 

05. Learn how to convert enquiries to bookings. We will teach you a tried and tested way to turn enquiries into happy clients.

06. SEO MAX  (see below)


£4,000

only 2 slots ARE available


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I've managed to secure a 100% conversion rate of enquiries to bookings after signing up for the year long mentoring program. Which in 2 month has paid for itself in increased bookings. Especially during the lockdown period.

With their guidance I'm now securing higher value weddings, developing my photography skill set & quite simply embracing the journey of evolution of the business and the mentoring programme

CONVERTING FROM PHOTOS TO FILM

Supercharge your path to success if you’re new to film

WHAT IS THIS?

An online workshop for photographers or aspiring filmmakers wishing to explore and learn the art of film-making.  As photographers, you have probably already have the fundamental skills of capturing light, moment and composition for photos.  So this workshop will give you the practical skills to apply all of that to creating beautiful and inspirational films with your own creative voice and understand the practical concepts needed to do so.


WHO IS THIS FOR?

Anybody who knows how to use a camera,  has started their film-making journey but wishes to get to grips with all the fundamentals, wishes to move from photography into film making,  or if you simply want to be able to add more value to your couples by either upping your slideshows with a mix of films, voice and stills or easily filming parts of the day like speeches and ceremonies. 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO START SHOOTING STRAIGHT AWAY

  1. The fundamentals of filming you need to learn
  2. The few bits of gear you really needed
  3. Shooting from multiple angles 
  4. Sound (Everything I’ve had to learn)
  5. Creativity & Your Unique Visual Voice
  6. Transferring photography skills to film
  7. Getting to grips with FCPX (quick intro)
  8. Transferring files from multiple cameras
  9. Organising and culling
  10. Syncing sound with image
  11. Cutting multiple angle films
  12. Creativity in the edit

UNLIMITED ACCESS TO 6 HOURS OF ONLINE CONTENT ACROSS 7 MODULES

THE WORKS

£350

Full unlimited access to all 7 modules - 6 hrs

FULL THROTTLE

£495

Full unlimited access to all 7 modules - 6 hrs

1 hour follow up personal sessions

THE SUPER CHARGED

£695

Full unlimited access to all 7 modules - 6 hrs

2 x 1 hour follow up personal sessions

Extensive course notes written by us

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)

The simple ways to improve those rankings today...

WHAT IS THIS?

This SEO education for wedding photographers or wedding videographers course is like nothing you have seen before within the wedding industry. A bespoke approach to either launching a new business, fixing fundentials issues within your current business or ignite your current business.   Each of our programmes are tailored to meet the needs of a season SEO professional, or a new business start up. We will be with you the whole way, supporting and guiding you through the maze that is SEO with easy and support!


WHO IS THIS FOR?

Each program is specifically designed to meet the needs of both start ups and existing businesses to either kick start their google rankings or boost their google rankings to the next level. We understand what it takes to move from page 3 (or 5) to page 1, position 1, 2 or 3 to better place your business in the viewers browsers to catch their attention. We cannot make them contact you, we cannot make them book you but we can make sure they see you to make an informed decision to fall in love with your work or not!  

MINI SEO

3 month program

£295

3 months of LOCAL SEO reporting

Google SEO health check (MOT)

Full technical audit and check of your website with actionable tasks to improve health.

PRO SEO

6 month program

£695

6 months of industry leading SEO reporting

Google SEO health check (MOT)

Full technical audit and check of your website with actionable tasks to improve health.

Citation tracking and suggestions to build local authority

Top 10 Optimisation report for homepage + 2 additional page

Access to our 100 must have free back-link list

Access to our weekly podcast / video tutorial / newsletter

Monthly 30 minute mentoring call

SEO MAX

12 month program

£1295

12 months of industry leading SEO reporting

Google SEO health check (MOT)

Full technical audit and check of your website with actionable tasks to improve health.

Citation tracking and suggestions to build local authority

Top 10 Optimisation report for homepage + 5 additional pages

Access to our 100 must have free back-link list

Access to our weekly podcast / video tutorial / newsletter

Monthly 30 minute mentoring call

Ratings / Recommendation Monitor

New links found and old links lost

Data aggregator submissions

Competitor backlink report

The amount of information these guys have to offer is incredible but more than this, working with them is an absolute pleasure. We talked about building a business, client relationships, creating engaging content for social media and creating a buzz around your work.

Mick and Ash shared all their tips on directing their couples, helping the clients get the most out of the experience and obviously how to create incredible work.The impact Mick and Ash have had on my business is unmeasurable. Every client interaction, every wedding I have shot and every blog post I have written is conducted with the words of these guys in the back of my head.

If you’re going to learn how to build a photography business, learn from the best.


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