Photography mentors

Discovering ambition

With 20 years experience working in all departments of the Aspire studio, Jane is our very own expert within the industry and this experience has allowed her to develop a knowledge base that has since seen her help over 300 photographers set up professional, successful businesses.

Jane has daily ‘hands on’ experience guiding businesses during their development, providing advice on the challenges they face. 

As well as being the ‘source of all knowledge’ for those that build their business through the Bespoke programme, Jane’s truly gentle nature and great sense of humour create and support a bond that many never want to break!

Catherine Connor’s meteoric rise in the often chaotic, always exciting photographic environment comes from an unusual springboard grounded in the world of international corporate management. Her infectious energy never fails to motivate those around her, and equips her with an organic understanding of market direction, fashion trends and lifestyle management.

Catherine is first and foremost a people person; her unique sense of fun, determination to succeed and boundless commitment to her industry make her a born mentor, allowing her to impart to all delegates a wealth of skills and knowledge pitched perfectly at achieving the vital balance of confident ability and self-worth. It is Catherine's passion for her subject that makes learning from her a pleasure, which her students can then take forward and are able to apply to enhance their skills.