Wedding Photography Mentoring with Adam Johnson


I’ve enjoyed massive success in my wedding photography career winning many top industry awards and shooting weddings all over the world, with a six figure annual turnover from wedding photography alone. I love sharing my knowledge and passion with other creative wedding photographers like you, who want to take their photography and business to new heights.

Over the past few years I’ve trained many, many photographers through founding and running NineDots Workshops and The NineDots Gathering as well as offering one-on-one tailored mentoring. Through all that I’ve developed a skill and passion for teaching and passing on what I’ve learned on my own journey.

I’ve now perfected and refined a range of ways we can work together from one-off quick-win sessions through to ongoing mentoring and intimate workshops so I can really help you personally to achieve your goals for your wedding photography.

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I can work with you on all areas of your business and photography!

Profitable Business : How I built a six figure photo business
Making Magical Photos : How to find your voice and always think creatively without pigeon-holing your style
Client Relations : How to get your clients to want exactly what you do
Work Life Balance : How I’ve fully automated my business admin tasks so it almost runs itself and I can focus on other things
Award winning editing : The secrets of LR mastery and how to streamline your workflow – I regularly take just 4hrs to edit per wedding
SEO & Marketing : How I achieve top google rank for many searches and average over 800 enquiries a year
Website Design and Analysis : Understanding how to make your website work for you and how to interpret your analytics
Awards : How to curate your work, edit it and enter it for the best chances of winning
Motivation and Ambition : How I work to always build on success and stay hungry


Sign up for a 12-month boost by working with me for a full year to work through every aspect of your photography, brand and business. I can only take on two full support mentees per year!

I will become an extension of your business for the year, helping with anything you think you need as well as everything I think you need! I’ll help you build on your strengths and identify and work on your weaknesses. I find this the best way to achieve maximum focus and accelerate your own growth as a photographer in a fully tailored way.

This level of personal training allows me to really get to know and understand you as a photographer and help you work towards your key goals over a 12 month period.

I will also refer you enquiries I receive which fall within your price range that I can’t do myself. This is only available to students on my one-year plan.

This plan includes elements not available otherwise, and represents a significant discount. The cost is paid in 10 equal monthly instalments, or paid in full up-front for a further 5% discount. I can accept card payments.

Twelve 90 min online mentoring sessions
FB Messenger support
Two full day in-person one-to-ones
Two second shoots with me at my weddings
I will second at one of your weddings



Quick win sessions are for one-off advice if you don’t want to sign up for regular mentoring but feel like you need short-term help with something specific. This could be for critique of your work, review of your portfolio, curation of award entries, or help with specific equipment for example.

Quick win session (90-120 mins) : £250 + VAT

Ongoing mentoring sessions are available in blocks of three, last around 90 mins and are used as and when you see fit, but they must be used within a 12 month period. An ongoing mentoring path always begins with an initial chat where we can talk through your needs, goals and expectations from mentoring. This is to help you decide whether you want to go ahead and work with me, and whether I think I can genuinely help you achieve your goals.

3 x 90 min mentoring sessions : £450 + VAT



I can also offer a very limited number of fully tailored face-to-face training dates per year with a totally bespoke approach to the day.

Half day one-to-one : £500 + VAT
Full day one-to-one : £800 + VAT

Face to face training always takes place on a weekday (Mon-Thurs) and I would usually prefer to come to your location of choice, which may incur travel/accommodation costs.

Face to face training is available throughout the UK and Europe.


“working with Adam is incredible and will transform your business!”

I’ve just completed Adam’s 12 month mentoring. It was an intensive year and required a great deal of hard work and dedication from us both. I didn’t just add a few new skills or a new way shooting, I changed my whole mindset and my approach. Adam didn’t teach me over the year to be another version of him, or have a business just like his. What he enabled me to achieve, is to become the best version of myself and set me on a path that I can continue to grow. Read more…

Zibi Kuropatwinski, Zibi Photography (UK) //

“The serious slap in the face that my business needed!”

A couple of years ago Adam was the serious slap in the face that my business needed. There’s absolutely no doubt that Adam’s no nonsense and extremely honest approach has helped me drive my wedding photography career further than I even thought possible. Don’t get me wrong I found the portfolio critiques scary at the time but extremely useful in helping me create better imagery. I have to say my favourite parts have always been the practical side of things, watching Adam shooting on a wedding day has been invaluable. I now use my camera to it’s full potential, I’m talking manual everything which saves me hours at my computer! Adam’s posing has also dramatically changed the way I see and use light, which I’m so excited about! As for using flashes – I’m now nailing it every time!

Toni Darcy, Toni Darcy Photography (UK) //

“Adam was an invaluable source of knowledge, inspiration and general support”

When I first embarked on my journey as a wedding photographer, transitioning away from a corporate career in the IT industry, and just after moving to live in another country with my wife, Adam was an invaluable source of knowledge, inspiration and general support. Over a number of Skype meetings he helped me on numerous technical matters, shared with me some of his business practices, suggested tools and software that would make my life easier and pointed me in the right direction to understand and implement strong SEO practices across my website and social media platforms. He also provided critiques when requested. I will always be grateful to Adam for taking the time to do that for me. It gave my business here in Los Angeles the jump start it needed and I never looked back. He’s also just a decent human and a pleasure to be around – so that helps

Richard Clarke, Clarkie Photography (USA) //

“The best thing I have invested in since being a professional photographer.”

I really got a lot out of mentoring sessions with Adam. Not only did we tackle, editing, lighting, culling, blogging, critiquing, website and a whole host of other things I wanted to discuss, he also provided me with sound business advice on my whole outlook to photography. I learnt so much from him and he was willing to share and help in anyway he can. His relaxed approach makes it so easy, and the hour and a half sessions was just the right amount of time to get through everything. I cannot recommend him enough – it’s the best thing I have invested in since being a professional photographer. Having that one to one contact over those months really boosted my confidence. I still have loads to learn but Adam has provided me with the tools and outlook now to move forward and hopefully grow my business to where I want it to be.

Anna Butcher, Anna B Photography (UK) //

“Adam was brilliant, I felt I could ask him anything!”

I did two mentoring Skype sessions with Adam. I was really looking forward to hear more about his passion for light, colour and the magic of course! I found both sessions very helpful and informative in every aspect of my business. They were tailored into my specific needs so we could concentrate on things I was struggling with and work on them. Adam was brilliant, I felt I could ask him anything – from photography tips and tricks, through editing, finishing on SEO and marketing. I can’t wait to put it all into practice now!
We sort of agreed on the saying: Good things come to those who… work hard! Off I go!

Gosia Grant, Gosia Grant Photography (UK) //


I get many, many requests from people wanting to second shoot for me. However, priority for this is always given to my mentoring students.

I am now offering the unique chance to have me shoot one of your weddings with you. The immense value here is that I can help you see opportunities and give live advice throughout the day on subjects like natural light, camera settings, positioning, composition, lens choice, and lighting setups for documentary and portraits as well as general tips on working with your couple and getting the most out of the day.

This also includes an 90 minute online session after the wedding to chat through the day, the images and to help you with culling and curation.

Second Shooting Tuition : £750 + VAT (+ travel/accom if req)


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