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Thirst Relief Auction – Get Mentored in 2010, and Help Save Lives!

The bidding is over now — thanks to the Mentor auctions, 90 photographers + 90 winners raised $42,000 for Thirst Relief! Thank you to EVERYONE who participated! So incredible. A small drop can make a BIG wave!

Grow as a photographer while saving lives!

It was a HUGE honor to be asked to participate in the 2010 Thirst Relief Mentor Auction. Our mission is to save lives by tapping into the incredible talent and generosity of the photo industry. The auction is Tuesday, February 16, 2010 through Wednesday, February 17, 2010!

Did you know that every 15 seconds someone dies of a waterborne illness? That’s 5760 people every day! You can help. Bid on a mentoring session with your favorite photographer! (Hopefully with me! But there are a LOT of awesome people to choose from!)

*100%* of the proceeds directly benefit Thirst Relief International. Add to that the incredible wisdom and talent that is being shared in the one-on-one mentor sessions and you have better and more successful photographers! It’s truly a win win for everyone involved!

About me and my mentor auction

With a love of photography spanning over 20 years, and a booming wedding & boudoir photography business, I not only have a passion for the photography work that I do, but also a big love for all of the business side of things that go into having a successful business. From pricing to marketing and branding, I love it all! I’ve had a personal blog for almost 10 years, named WordPress back in 2004, and attribute my blog, SEO skills and social media as being a big part of what has made my business what it is today.

I am a contributing editor on and active in the Starting a Wedding Photography Business (Flickr) Group, Fast Track Photographer, and a ShootQ fanatic.

About the mentoring session: A private 90-minute session over lunch or dinner at WPPI or in Houston, or a mentoring call if you prefer. I’m an open book, and happy to answer any questions you might have about anything!

We’ll then have a follow-up call two to three weeks later, where we can discuss things further, answer any questions you might have thought of since our first session, and make sure you have everything you need! I’ll then be available throughout the remainder of 2010 whenever you need help – sometimes, we all just need someone to talk to to work through things, and I love to help where I can! I’m an open book!

UPDATE! Extra bonuses not listed on the Ebay Site! If you win the auction and you’re a ShootQ user – or plan to become one – I’ll also include a ShootQ set-up with your win! We’ll go through ShootQ and help you get it all set up so that ShootQ is working for YOU! This will be done after WPPI, so we can focus on your needs! (Valued at $599.)

AND… I’m giving away two of my favorite books! A First Edition copy of FastTrack Photographer by Dane Sanders (also a ThirstRelief Mentor!) and a copy of the just released Seth Godin book, Linchpin! Fantastic, wonderful books that will help your business go far! (Value: $70 – although the Dane Sanders book is no longer available for sale until the revised edition comes out in May!)

Additional goodies are in the works, and will be announced on the blog as soon as they are ready!

My mentor session can take place at WPPI 2010 (Las Vegas), in Houston, TX OR on the phone. To bid on my auction, visit!

You can bid on me HERE!

By Christine

Business Coach for Local Businesses, founder of the InstaLocal System, and Best-Selling Author. Blogger since 2000, I named WordPress. (Yes. Really.) My Superpower: Helping Local Business owners like you use the power of story to magnetize clients and dominate your market. It is time to stop believing the lies of the Perfection Culture. I live in Houston, Texas when I'm not on a road trip adventure in my Mini Cooper.

4 replies on “Thirst Relief Auction – Get Mentored in 2010, and Help Save Lives!”

This is an unsolicited testimonial regarding Christine’s knowledge of the wedding/boudoir photography business. She not only knows her way around a camera, but is tech savvy and full of insight when it comes to operating a profitable business.

In case anyone was wondering if the mentoring session would be worth it, I’m here to tell you that Christine will fill your bucket and then some. She’s not kidding when she says she’s an open book – she’ll tell you anything you want to know about how she runs her business.

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