MachC Mentoring Session – Giveaway

*** And the winner is Karlee!  Congrats and enjoy!

We have two more awesome giveaways for you?  Can you handle it?  Is this an awesome birthday celebration or what?

Today’s giveaway comes from Chelsey Mach of MachC Photography.  I came across Chelsey’s work while searching for photographers for The Lens Loves.  Soon after I began following her on Twitter and I was drawn to Chelsey because she is so encouraging and optimistic.  Even in the freezing cold Alaskan winters 🙂  She’s always willing to help a fellow photographer.  I love that!

Here’s what you get:

One hour Skype Mentoring-Coaching session – we can talk business, we can talk life, we can talk shooting, we can talk specializing in what you love, we can talk-talk-talk! 😉   [275 value]

And here’s a little about the awesome Chelsey:

I am a 4th generation Alaskan & a natural light photographer. I deal with bright, bright sun-filled summers, dark, cold winters and everything in between. Drew can tell you, just last week it was -40 below outside! (And for those who live in other parts of the country – this is straight temp, not wind-chill … brrrrrr.)

I shot film for years before moving into the digital world & creating the business I have today. I am by no means a rock star, just a girl who loved seeing the world through her lens & felt a pull toward a more creative & fulfilling life doing what I love. I’ve been mentoring other photographers for well over a year now and am just so proud watching them walk out into the world & rock it with a business that best suits their families & their lives.

I have two kids … and we are in the process of adopting our third – so we are ‘expecting’ 😉 as well … all my kids are 5 & under – crazy!!! lol

To enter leave a comment below of why you would love to win this session.  The contest will end tonight, 2/21 at midnight PST.  The winner will be announced tomorrow morning.  Good luck and thanks to Chelsey for the awesome giveaway!


  1. April MacGrotty says

    I’m just a beginner who just bought her first portrait lens. I would love some tips on shooting manual!

  2. Kim says

    I would love to learn from such an inspiring person!! I love her images and follow her on twitter as well and I would be honored to get to learn from her!! I hope I win!

  3. Jessica N says

    I would love to have a session with Chelsey. I have been shooting for a while now and I could really use some tips on how to take my photog to the next level.

  4. Michelle says

    These give aways are so much fun! I would love to win this. I am a beginner and would love some awesome advice on how to take my great, pretty pictures, and make them amazing like these!!!

  5. Karen says

    Would love this opportunity to get some great advice. I am new at this and want to take amazing pics of my son.

  6. Amy says

    Would love this great opportunity. Pick me!

  7. Sarah says

    I would love to talk posing and shooting- just getting inspiration from some great talent!

  8. Amanda says

    I just have to say that she is fantastic. We went to Alaska on our honeymoon and if I could have those gorgeous outdoor backdrops… ugh! I’d die. Though the dark all winter long might be a bummer for shooting. I’d love love love this opportunity!

  9. Kara says

    I would love to pick a photographer’s brain! I have lists of little question I can’t figure out on my own.

  10. kari says

    Oh, where do I start? I’m trying to figure out how to pursue my photography as a business while not neglecting my family…and not spending a fortune up front. The first thing I’d ask her is, “what were the first steps you took to start your business.” And then I’d get into a bunch of specifics about shooting in natural light and processing…I already have tons of questions ready to ask! I hope I win!!!!
    kari´s last blog post ..Fridays Fabulous Finds

  11. I have sooo many questions! They keep me up at night! I need this session so I can rest again 🙂 ‘Nuff said!
    kristi knitter´s last blog post ..Doug and Rae

  12. Oh come on!!! Please please pick me. I would love to go forth with my photography. My dream is to eventually have my own “studio” whether it be on location or in a room I have in my home that I think would be perfect for it.
    But I NEED someone!!! to help me. Both in my self-doubt and in where to go and what to do to fulfill my dream.
    So please please please please let it me ME!!!
    Shannon Jones´s last blog post ..Goodbye for now- Harley!

  13. Lisa A says

    I would love to win this and receive advice and help froma real photographer! I just got a new camera, so now all I need is a helping hand to take me to the next level 🙂
    Lisa A´s last blog post ..Photo A Day- Day 6

  14. Sarah S. says

    I would LOVE to win a mentorship! I strive to use all natural lighting and really don’t like using flash. I am trying to get my photog business up and going and need help!!!
    Sarah S.´s last blog post ..Canton Festival of Lights

  15. Erica May says

    I would Love Love Love to win this mentoring session! My friend had a mentoring sessio with Chelsea and she learned so much from her! I would love to learn some of her strategies for successful pricing and service.

  16. Sarah Swanson says

    I would love a mentoring session both to talk about business and taking photos. I could use some tips for shooting in the bright sun!

  17. I would love mentorship! I have so much to learn and love photography. Would love to get better and someday do it for more than a hobby!
    Breeana Betts´s last blog post ..Nothing says love like this

  18. Amanda says

    I’m just starting out and I have two little ones that I love to photograph!

  19. Lindsay says

    Well, I have already been lucky enough to have a mentoring session with Chelsey, and she ROCKS! Seriously, she is one of the most talented and giving people I’ve come across in this industry. So, to make a long story short, I need more! 🙂 We made some huge changes to my business and I would love another opportunity to work on some of my new challenges. Love you Chelsey! 😛
    Lindsay´s last blog post ..Digital Slideshows New Product Spotlight

  20. Monick S. says

    wow I would just love to talk to someone with so much talent! she can hopefully tell me some of her secrets!!!
    Monick S.´s last blog post ..Daisy Flower Hair Clip

  21. Cynthia says

    Oh I would love this. I have so many questions, from marketing, finding your style, posing and post processing. I would be in heaven!

  22. Amanda B. says

    Wow! I would love this! I really need help with manual!

  23. Mindy says

    I have admired Chelsey and her photography for a couple of years now and would love a chance to chat with her about photography – especially posing and pp’ing.

  24. Amber says

    i’m returning to work & kicking off my own portraiture photography biz. some world-class mentoring would rock my world!

  25. Vinnie says

    I would love this mentoring session with Chelsey b/c I need help with getting my business going, but mainly, I want to hear about her life in AK! I find Alaska so fascinating!
    Vinnie´s last blog post ..The C Family

  26. Jessica Southfield says

    What an awesome opportunity! Count me in!

  27. Victoria says

    I’m also from a bitterly cold state and I’ve actually been following Chelsey for a while now. I’ve wanted to do a mentoring session with her probably nearly a year ago but other purchases for my business prevented that. I invested a lot into my first year and I’m hoping in my 2nd year of business that I can actually turn my financial numbers around. I would love to talk numbers, motherhood, and finding my niche with Chelsey. Thanks so much for this giveaway!
    Victoria´s last blog post ..My Life Monday- Monday- Monday What to Wear

  28. Haley says

    I could really use some advice on capturing the connection. Your images are beautiful!

  29. Wendy says

    i would love the opportunity to learn how to shoot in manual mode and maybe tricks for shooting indoor shots with low lighting.
    Wendy´s last blog post ..New Backdrop

  30. Rebecca says

    Oh, I love these photos! Just gorgeous! And I would love to chat and pick your brain about the business-side of things! And my dad is from Alaska. 🙂
    Rebecca´s last blog post ..Hello From Aubrey

  31. What an amazing gift this would be. 🙂