Welcome to Unscripted!
We are two photographers and mentors here to help you. That's it. Period.
We're here to tell you that you CAN do it, but that it's not going to be easy.
We get that feeling of being stuck. Stuck in the middle of your photography journey. Stuck in the middle of trying to build your business. That messy middle feeling where you know what you have to do, but you just can’t get it to turn out the way you see it in your head. We know, because we've both been there too!
We don't sugar coat and we won't tell you that you can have everything you want in a hot second, but we're here to hold your hand and help you through the messy middle work, so that you too can come out on the other side. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We're Jenny Rusby + Kelly Marleau.
We have a love for unscripted (see what we did there?), natural, cheese-free photos that are chock full of emotion and real-life moments. We're obsessed with capturing our own kids as they grow (for the record: they are growing too fast!) and we also both provide casual, in-home and on-location photo sessions for other families through our businesses.
We met over five years ago while working on our first 365 projects (we both have a love of personal projects, so lots more on those to come on the page!). We set up our businesses at the same time and have been able to support each other through all the ups and downs and all the stages of making them successful. We’ve taken numerous photography and business workshops, classes, mentorships and have been through A LOT! We’re here to save you some time and money, and share what we’ve learned along the way.
We're here to help you figure out your place in this VERY busy lifestyle and documentary photography world.⠀
With photography, and life in general, there is no right or wrong way of doing things. We’re both very similar in a lot of ways, but we’re on opposite ends of the world and work in very different markets. We work differently, shoot differently, edit differently. The benefit of being here is you get us both! Two sets of opinions and two ways of doing things. Take a little bit from each of us, and make it your own. It’s your photography and your journey…we’re just here to help you along the way!
At the beginning of each week, a creativity exercise will be shared on our blog. We encourage you to work on the exercise throughout the week, and share your images on Instagram by tagging us @unscriptedmentoring and using #unscriptedmentoring. We'll be sharing our exercises throughout the week and will also be featuring some from our community!
This is a space where we'll be sharing shooting, editing and business tutorials. Things we wish we knew when we were first starting out and cool tips and tricks we've learned along the way. There's often a lot of secrecy in the photography world and we're sort of over it. Let's all help each other out!
2:1 mentoring is tailored specifically for your needs and goals, and will just be the three of us. Need help finding your voice, struggling with shooting and editing, need a website review, portfolio critique, business guidance…then this is the option for you. Want more info? Check out our mentoring options here.
Often people shrivel when they hear the word critique, but we're out to change that! Critique will become the backbone for your growth and is a truly amazing way to bust past a plateau or push out of a creative slump. Our critiques are all about showing you how you're absolutely killing it and how you can make it even better. Individual images and individual feedback that's just for you from both of us. Learn more about the critique options here.
As we're sure you already know, your website is your first impression. It's like a blind date on steroids, and therefore, it needs to scream YOU from the rooftops and draw your ideal clients right to you. The problem though is that we all put so much sweat and tears into our website that we're sometimes too close to it. We miss things and don't realize that what we are actually saying might not be what think we are saying. We're here to help with 2:1 website critiques.
Feel like we're the fit for you, but having something else in mind other than what's listed above? We're all ears! Shoot us a message with what you're thinking and we'll be sure to get back to you!