Friday, March 23, 2012

2012 Photography Internship // Yakima, WA

This summer we have an internship position available to work alongside Memory Montage Photography! Summer internships are designed to give practical experience in photographing weddings as well as useful business knowledge. Interns finish the summer with a better idea of what it takes to find success in this high-stress industry. Other opportunities include senior and family photography as jobs present themselves over the internship season. Each Saturday you will come along with one of our photography teams shooting a wedding. You will see our camera settings, client interaction, posing, lighting, and the flow of a wedding day. Only a small portion of running a photography business is shooting... the biggest part is client interaction and directing a session! You will represent Memory Montage Photography and be referred to as our photography assistant on wedding days. Your assisting duties include but are not limited to: carrying light stands, running mini errands, watching for details, and also snapping a few photos.

More Info:

Q: For whom is the internship designed?
A: The internship is designed for creative individuals who have experience in graphic design and/or photography and are interested in working with a successful wedding photography business for the summer. It's perfect for college students on summer break!

Q: What is the commitment timeline?
A: The commitment timeline is mid May - August 2012, with additional opportunities in September and October if desired.

Q: How many hours per week?
A: 4-8 hours each Saturday in the Yakima area, along with optional hours on other days depending upon scheduled events. The summer internship is a serious commitment. We will count on you every Saturday! If there are 1-4 Saturdays you are unavailable, we are happy to accommodate if scheduled in advance.

Q: What qualifies someone for eligibility?
A: Applicants must have a passion for wedding photography, and a desire to learn. They must also have a digital SLR camera.

Q: Is there a stipend?
A: No, this is an unpaid internship designed to give beginner photographers more experience in the field.

Q: When is the deadline?
A: The deadline to apply is April 15, 2012. The application must be submitted by that date in order to be considered.

Q: Can I participate in the Summer Internship and still work another job or attend summer school?
A: Yes of course! We just need a commitment from you on Saturdays.

Q: I have another commitment during the summer and will not be able to complete the entire May - August commitment. Am I eligible?
A: If you are unable to commit to the entire wedding season, the reason must be stated in the application. We will review that and consider your information when making selections.

Q: I want to apply, but the April 15th deadline has passed. Can I still apply?
A: Contact Amy: for internship status after 4-15-12.

If you're interested in working and learning with us but the internship is not for you, we also offer photography workshops and mentoring sessions throughout the year. Find more info here.

To apply for this position, click here.
Questions? contact Amy:


{What our past interns have to say}

{Mica Sansaver, summer 2011}

Wow! What a year it has been working with Amy and Tavis of Memory Montage Photography. This past year I completed a six month internship that also landed me a job working under Amy and Tavis as an Administrative Assistant. I have been blessed by their kindness and friendship as Amy and Tavis have taught me so much about the photography industry, but also many valuable life skills. Amy and Tavis took me into their MMP family in the midst of a busy wedding season, for just that they are awesome. They both taught me all about their business and answered questions will knowledgeable insight. They gave me the opportunity to go with them to various weddings and engagement shoots, where I watched them work with their clients. Every where I went with MMP people would always express how professional but FUN they are to work with. I completely agree! Tavis would always ask me "what I wanted to learn more about". I really valued those conversations, as I learned about different photography styles, camera equipment, and running a profession business. Amy was so patient as she taught me a lot about Lightroom and Photoshop. I spent many hours laughing and working in their office, all the while learning about photography. Their passion for their work is contagious and I had an amazing experience working with the MMP family!

{Leanna Hull, summer 2010}

“My summer internship with Memory Montage was an eye-opening and thrilling experience. I had the opportunity to see photography from not only the creative side but the important business components of running a reliable, organized and committed to the finished product type of business. Amy and Tavis were not only amazing bosses, but mentors and friends as well. Learning about the proper equipment, lighting tricks and editing styles was just scratching the surface of their creative professionalism. They both bring so much to the table in knowledge and experience. The care they pour into their work and the patience they had while teaching me was refreshing every day. Aspects like surveying the event venue, capturing the personalities of the couple and keeping a positive attitude throughout the day are what make Memory Montage so personal and unique. I am so thankful of the time I spent interning under Amy and Tavis Guild, and walked away far more inspired and prepared for my future in photography than when I came.”

{Haley Holmes, summer 2009} 

"During the summer of 2009 I did an internship with Tavis and Amy, and learned more than I ever thought I could know about photography. Over the course of the summer I got to become familiar with equipment that I had never used before, and learn through hands-on experience how to be intentional with my shots using the the manual settings on the camera. I really came to understand the flow of a wedding day, and taking on responsibilities of the job. From watching, listening, and observing the way Tavis and Amy operate, I was able to pick up on their style, and the things they do to get the most they can out of their pictures. My overall experience was great, and so beneficial to me in expanding my knowledge in photography. It was a fun and exciting way for me to get exactly the kind of experience I needed to help me grow as a photographer!"
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