Abby Anderson Intern Program
Exciting announcement today: I am NOW HIRING two new interns for the 2017 wedding season!
A) Are super friendly
B) LOVE to help people
C) Have an interest in photography
D) Are comfortable managing social media accounts
E) Want to learn the behind-the-scenes aspects of running a creative business
…. then I would love to hear from you! This is a paid internship and 100% hands on! Having advanced camera experience is not necessary and there will be no formal classroom instruction. However, you will have a front row seat to all of my weddings and most of my portrait shoots, plus full access to ask me anything about photography or running a creative business. You will hold reflectors and camera gear, fluff dresses, move furniture, stand in the rain, enjoy wild sunsets, learn about off-camera lighting, eat cake, get sore feet and witness how giddy and weird I get in the car at 11 p.m. at night. You will learn a TON about photography, but even more about how to give clients an amazing experience.
If you’re interested in applying, send me an email and tell me about yourself! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to include the following: Why you’re interested in being an intern, a list of your social media accounts that you’re active on (include your handles) and how much camera knowledge you currently have. You must be available April – December for approximately 10 weekend wedding days, 15 weekday evening portrait shoots, one “work day” at the studio to help with some office stuff and an equipment training day where you’ll learn how to set up all my lighting gear.
March 1 – 7: Applications
March 7 – 14: Interviews
March 15-31: Studio Work Day and Equipment Training (specific dates TBD)
Here’s what some of my previous interns are saying:
“…Abby taught me many techniques as well as many professional skills that I will take with me, and use forever. It was very inspiring to watch Abby’s creative vision unfold right before me. Her attitude is infectious and made any shoot a fun and exciting adventure.”
– Anna Lemm
“…I was able to not just learn and gain knowledge….but I was able to gain a mentor/friend, and grow in my passion and excitement for photography. I am very thankful for this opportunity as it was a crazy-fun, positive, inspiring, work of art experience!”
“… Abby is a fantastic teacher, as well as a friend. I learned a unique combination of personal creativity, professional composure, and a driven attitude to pursue excellence. “
— Lexi Berntson
“Being an intern for Abby Anderson was the best possible opportunities for me in starting my own business. After a long day of shooting, Abby is always so pumped up over her shooting, and explains how she problem solved and what some of her favorite shots were and why. Every shoot with her was a learning experience.”
I want to give a HUGE thank you to my amazing 2016 girls Kayla and Anna. They were invaluable to me and so dedicated and faithful. It was a privilege to have them with me as interns, but even more special to have them as my friends. Thank you girls for the wonderful year — I already miss you both! Didn’t we have fun?!?!?!
Here are a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos of the three of us hard at work. As you can see, we put a lot of energy into what we do.
Here comes the bride and groom! Just kidding, it’s only Anna.
Kayla’s dress-throwing Titanic Moment
Equipment training! Learning about light stands and all kind of gizmos and gadgets.
Rainy wedding days!
Peace out, double wedding weekend.
Go get ’em, tiger.
The floor was cold.
Sometimes the air is cold too.
My little unicorn assistant tip-toeing through the forest.
Apparently I photograph with a maniacal smile. This is frightening.
I will only hire you as an intern if you can make your head disappear.
“Don’t mind me…. I’ll just sneak by with my giant white foam board…”
Sometimes I will climb things.
Earning the trust of little ones.
Photobombs are acceptable.
I think Kayla put me in time out.
Anna, don’t touch the dress. Just don’t. touch. the. dress.
Epic light testing portrait.
Abby Anderson is a Wedding & Engagement Photographer in Fargo, ND + Moorhead, MN
Visit her website here! www.abbyanderson.com