A mom is a keeper of memories.

How well are you keeping your memories?

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  • taking the most beautiful photographs of your child— not just snapshots but portraits that will become a family heirloom and be passed down for generations.
  • having documented all of your kid’s precious milestones, instead of once a year when you can (maybe) afford to hire a pro photographer.
  • having fun creating memories of your children while also pursuing a hobby you love (and finally putting to use that fancy camera you bought).

I know the value of great memories.

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I’ve been a professional portrait photographer for six years, but it wasn’t until I became a mom that I truly realized the value of a photograph. I realized how fast time moves and that every single photo I have of my son captures a moment in time that I cannot get back.

Suddenly, I wished all my mama friends had my super power— to take incredible photos of their kids as they change and grow (all too quickly)! 

That’s why I created Captured With Confidence:

the only photography course you need to capture your child’s memories with ease and joy

 

Why do I need a class to learn to take rockin’ photos?

 

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Taking a picture these days is easy— you just take out your iPhone or camera, point and click. But how often is that photo messed up?! You know: it’s blurry, you caught a blink or bad face, you missed the moment or the picture just isn’t as cute as it is in real life. That’s because taking awesome pictures is a learned skill (not just a talent as you may have been lead to believe)

 

circle1And you, too, can learn the skill of photographing your kids – much more quickly and easily than you might think!

 

 

I have figured out a winning system to nailing brag-worthy photos of kiddos and turned it into an online photography class specifically designed with #momlife in mind.

This means that you will actually have time to watch the lessons because they were brilliantly designed to be short enough to watch (say for instance during your kiddos’ naps). I have broken down everything you need to know about photography in a way that is easy to follow and not overwhelming, intimidating, or overly technical. The ultimate focus is on photographing your kids, because quite honestly, who else are you photographing these days?!

What will I learn in this class?

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  • You’ll learn about the best camera equipment to photograph your kids so that you save yourself the time and stress of researching what to buy and also so that you do not waste (more?) money on expensive stuff that you don’t need!
  • You’ll get to know your camera settings and functions so that you can stop being intimidated by your camera and start getting the fancy-schmancy images you desire (yes, you will learn how to use your camera fully in manual so that you have total control over your images and no it will not be scary, intimidating or too technical for you to understand!)
  • How to compose and frame your images so that your images become enchanting and eye-catching instead of being eye-sores!
  • Lighting for portraiture so that you can create images that flatter your children’s adorable features (if you have ever photographed your cutie-patootie and then felt your kid didn’t look as cute in your photo but couldn’t figure out why this is for you)!
  • The ins and outs of posing, capturing expressions, and nailing fast-action shots so that you can capture those perfect split-second moments without missing them or messing up.

And there are some pretty awesome bonuses too:

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arrow LEARN TO EDIT YOUR PHOTOS WITH BASIC LIGHTROOM TRAINING

I will walk you through the basics of editing in Adobe Lightroom so you can put that finishing pro-touch on your photos, easily and without intimidation (Value - $200)

 

arrow I-PHONETOGRAPHY 101

We’ll apply your photography knowledge to your camera phone and apps so that you can take rockin’ pics with your phone too (because let’s face it, you use that sucker a ton)! (Value - $150)

 

arrow HOLIDAY CARD PHOTO DIY

I’ll take you through a cute diy portrait studio set up that’s inexpensive, easy, and can be done in your own home, so you can diy a portrait for your holiday card (Value - $250)

 

arrow START YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BIZ BASICS

Thinking about getting PAID for your photography but lost on how to begin? Oh I've been there. I've made the mistakes so you don't have to. I will walk you through what you need to know for starting your biz, including talking pricing your services and how to get your first clients. (Value - $250)

Take a sneak peek inside the class!

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Why should I learn from you?

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As a nationally recognized professional wedding + portrait photographer (my work has been featured in The Knot Magazine, Style Me Pretty, and Cosmopolitan.com just to name a few...), I am not only an  expert in using a DSLR but also in lighting, framing, styling and posing. I constantly see the small, simple tweaks my mamarazzi friends can make to take their photo from womp-womp to WOW! While chatting within my mama circles, I quickly learned how a photography course, designed exclusively with mamas in mind, could really be life changing.

How do I know if this class is for me?

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  • You are a mom (or grandma, glam-ma, auntie, nanny, daddy or any other person with a little in your life who you love)… and you are absolutely obsessed with taking photos of said kiddo.
  • You have a fancy camera, but don’t really know how to use it, or you have always thought about getting a fancy camera but haven’t made the leap quite yet!
  • You love photography and dream of taking rockin' photos that impress everyone
  • You wish you could have more confidence in taking photos and making your photo sessions relaxed, family fun time instead of stressed-frazzled-mama-with-a-crying-baby time!
  • You secretly dream of making some money as a photographer someday

I promise this course is for you, EVEN IF

 

… you don’t think you have enough time to take it

The course content is designed with busy moms in mind. Simply watch a 15-20 minute video lesson during nap times, while dinner is heating up, or between errands! You always have access to the content online, and you can even watch from a mobile device.

…you are intimidated by technical stuff. 

The online course is super user-friendly, and easy to navigate so you can swiftly watch the videos and download the worksheets (.pdfs). As far as the techy part of learning your DSLR, that’s why this course is so rad—I break it down for you and make it super simple to learn how to use your camera without that intimidation factor so that you can start capturing WOW images of your kids NOW (and cherish them forever)!

…you are worried that you won’t learn much without in-person instruction.

I’m chatting to you on the videos, just as I would as if we were in person. In the VIP level, you will be able to ask me questions via the private Facebook Group just like you would in a live class. Also the VIP level gives the opportunity for photo critiques, so you will get realtime feedback on your photos and learn take your images to the next level.

…you can’t afford it right now.

I am going to get real with you. Professional photography is expensive. At the very minimum, it would cost you $500 per shoot to get professional level photos of your children... and that would only have them being documented ONE DAY of the year. With this class, you pay a low one time price (that is less than half of one professional photoshoot) and you will learn a skill that allows you to take pro-level pictures of your kids all year long. So really, you can't afford NOT to take this class.

What are you waiting for?

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Here are your options:

DIY

  • How-to Photography Videos
  • Checklists, Cheatsheets, + Resource Guides
  • Lifetime Access
  • Go-at-your-own pace training
  • Weekly Photo Assignments
  • Photo Critiques
  • Private Community of Mamarazzi
  • Instructor Access via Facebook Group

DIY access for just $99

VIP

  • How-to Photography Videos
  • Checklists, Cheatsheets, + Resource Guides
  • Lifetime Access
  • Go-at-your-own pace training
  • Weekly Photo Assignments
  • Photo Critiques
  • Private Community of Mamarazzi
  • Instructor Access via Facebook Group

VIP access for just $199 

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Captured With Confidence is a one-of-a-kind photography enthusiast’s class because it’s designed specifically with mamas in mind— yes, every single part of the course— from the actual lessons to how it is delivered!

This means that unlike most photography classes, Captured with Confidence is NOT overwhelming to follow, hard to fit into your hectic schedule, and does not cover topics irrelevant to what you actually take pictures of in your daily life.

What does this course feature?

Go-at-your-own-pace Training

This class allows you to go at your own pace! Because the course is online you can watch the lessons when it is convenient for you. We totally get that every mama has her own busy schedule.

Lifetime Access

Not only can you take this course at your own pace, you also  have access to the content AND the exclusive Facebook community for life. So even if you have trouble keeping up, or you forget what you learned, you can always go back and review the lessons later or pose questions to our photo community whenever you like.

SHORT VIDEOS(20 minute OR LESS)

The truth about #momlife is that we often don’t have time to eat or even go to the bathroom by ourselves! So how the heck are we going to have time to take a photo class right? Don’t worry, mama, I’ve got you covered— well at least on the photography front! I broke down the lessons into bite-size videos perfect for watching or listening to when your kiddo is napping!

COMMUNITY OF MAMARAZZI JUST LIKE YOU

One of the most valuable aspects of this course is that you will be part of an exclusive Facebook community of mamas who are just as passionate about photography and their kiddos as you are! The community is so supportive and here to lift each other up in our photo efforts, nerd out over each other’s images, and answer each other’s questions! It’s a fantastic place to be to further your education, receive support and create new mama friendships!

*VIP level only

WEEKLY PHOTO ASSIGNMENTS

This class isn’t just about spewing theories at you, it’s about getting REAL RESULTS. We have super fun weekly photo assignments for you to do to put into practice everything you’re learning.

CHEAT SHEETS, CHECKLISTS + RESOURCE GUIDES

Ever learned some photography tricks and promptly forgotten them when you go to shoot? We are providing you with printable or downloadable cheat sheets, check lists and resource guides so that you have the information you need available to you whenever/wherever. No longer does “mom brain” need to stop you from rockin’ your photography!

PHOTO CRITIQUE

You have the opportunity to submit your weekly photo assignments for critique, and every week Ashleigh will select a handful to review in a short video. The insight you will gain by seeing your photos and the photos of others critiqued is crucial to improving your skills. Additionally, you can always post your photos in the Facebook community for further review!

*VIP level only

USER FRIENDLY WEBSITE

The course website is super easy to use and it’s mobile friendly as well! So watching your lessons, getting your assignments, and taking your photography to the next level is a breeze no matter where you are!

INSTRUCTOR ACCESS

While the course runs live, you will be able to directly ask Ashleigh any questions via the Facebook group! She’s here to make sure you get all your burning photo q’s answered! Even when the course is not live, Ashleigh will periodically pop in for Q and A’s as well.

*VIP level only

Bottom line, this course is more comprehensive than other photography classes out there but also designed to be completely do-able on a mom’s hectic schedule. It’s also super relevant to you and where you are in your life right now, because once you become a mom suddenly everything is different!

What does each week look like?

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  • MODULE ZERO
    As soon as you sign up, you get access to the first week (week “zero”) where we lay the foundations for success with photography! We’ll discuss the number one mistake most photography enthusiasts make, the best camera equipment for photographing kiddos, and some fool proof camera settings to turn to if you start feeling overwhelmed that will still make your photos look WOW!
  • MODULE ONE
     This week we dive deep into learning your camera, because the camera is the thing you need to become besties with in order to get those priceless memories of your kids. Time to dust off that DSLR and put it to use! We’ll learn how to set your camera to create images that match the vision you have in your head.
  • MODULE TWO

    This week is all about making very pretty pictures. We will learn about composition and framing to create some seriously eye-catching photos! We’ll also cover styling so you know how to make your photos look extra awww-dorable. This is the stuff that is a game changer in your photos! 

  • MODULE THREE
    This week we discuss how to see and understand light! We’re going to demystify lighting and how to have well-lit photos so that you can create gorgeous pro-looking images all the time!
  • MODULE FOUR
    This week is all about capturing the moment! We will discuss how to work with your own children: how to pose them, how to get good expressions out of them, how to document their milestones and how to nail those shots of them moving at the speed of light (when aren’t they moving at the speed of light??). This is the week where all of the lessons culminate and we put it all together so that you can always rock photos of your kids (and whatever else you may want to photograph).

Plus, $850 worth of rad bonuses!

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Taking the Captured with Confidence class has been a game changer for me! Prior to taking it,  I was trying my best to make due with learning from you-tube, web searches, etc and I was frustrated that my images weren’t turning out like I envisioned. Now I am finally in control of my camera and my images. I am able to take amazing photographs and the memories I am making for my family are priceless. 
The class is super easy to follow and fit in a busy schedule, is an amazing value since its packed with content, and one of the best decisions I’ve made this year!
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Laura P.
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When I signed up for Captured with Confidence, I was a little skeptical about the amount of time I would have to commit and if I’d really be able to make it work. After all, it’s 4 week course and I have a 1 year old, a day job and not much money to spare. Still, I decided to try it because I knew I wanted to grow my photography business. I am happy to report that this class did  help take my photography to the next level.

One of the best things about class, was  that Ashleigh made it very simple to learn and everything I needed to know was in one place. Before, I was trying figure out all the information I could online by myself. That was too overwhelming and I wasn’t getting anywhere. Ashleigh made it so easy!

Although I had worried about the time commitment, it was so nice that class was spread out over the 4 weeks. It made it so easy to watch the videos while working and taking care of my 1 year old. I loved that I could do it on my own time, at my own pace within the week. And it was so much fun while taking this course as well. and I love our little online community, everyone was so helpful and still helpful even after the course has finished! Thank you Ashleigh for all the info and help and support!

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Charlotte L.
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I joined Captured with Confidence because I wanted to learn how to take clean sharp photos all the time and learn the ins & outs of my camera. I also loved that Ashleigh would be critiquing my work and giving me feedback! Although the cost of the class was a great value, spending the money was my biggest hesitation. With me being a stay at home mom and with two little ones, we are super tight on funds. But when I realized that Ashleigh was going to be personally involved for questions and critiques I decided to go ahead with the class. I knew if I could improve my skills I could do photography on the side and make a little extra money so my husband doesn’t have to work so much overtime.

Now when I take a photo I’m much more aware of my surroundings & the background before I shoot. I’ve learned what to put my settings at in different situations and how to adjust them quicker, and I’ve learned about flattering angles. I feel much more confident when I pick up my camera! I now know how to compose the shot, how to look for the best light in any situation, and how to edit more effectively. I am so glad I took this class! I’d definitely recommend it to others!

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Captured with Confidence was worth every cent! I had learned photography using film and dark room processing at university and transitioned to digital photography not long after but I never really made the most of my DSLR as I didn’t have time to read the manual and used it on auto. Flash forward to August 2016…..I had just bought a new DSLR with the hopes of turning my hobby into a business but I also had a very active 2year old boy and no time to read the manual again!

I took Ashleigh’s free 5 day course just for fun and loved how she was knowledgeable with a relaxed way of delivering information. I found I had learned so much in 5days (even with a toddler) that I took the gamble and signed up for Captured with Confidence. Best thing I ever did!

The course is very manageable around a busy lifestyle, using your kids means you can turn ‘homework’ into a fun day out (or a creative day in, if the weathers not cooperating) and you will have captured great memories along the way. I am now shooting completely in manual and starting to build my photography business thanks to Ashleigh. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn photography basics to take better family photos, photo enthusiasts who want to take their portraiture to the next level and even professionals who want to transition to portraiture. Ashleigh helps you learn at your own pace in a supportive and encouraging online forum!

Rachel C.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee or Your Money Back

guarantee_badgeWe are 100% confident that you will love and learn so much from the content and format of this course. However, if after the first week you have worked through the Lesson One homework and submitted an image for critique, and feel that this course is not for you, then we are more than happy to issue a full refund. We guarantee your complete satisfaction, and if you are not happy, please let us know.

 

 

Imagine this:

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square_photo@2xYou pick up your camera and know exactly what to do with it. You snap a photo and have it turn out just as gorgeous as you envisioned it in your head. You’re actually having a blast documenting your kiddos with your camera, instead of a stressful, anxiety ridden experience like before. After your shoot, you load your photos and you see one rockin’ photo after another. Gone are the days of taking hundreds of images just to find one decent one. You post the pictures you take on Facebook and become the total envy of all of your friends. They’re all thinking you have an on-staff, professional photographer living with you, because your photos will be that fabulous. You live a beautiful life, and now your photos are beautiful, too. Your memories, your stories, your children’s legacy is all captured impeccably through photos.

Ready to rock your photography?

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I'm offering this class in two levels:

DIY

  • How-to Photography Videos
  • Checklists, Cheatsheets, + Resource Guides
  • Lifetime Access
  • Go-at-your-own pace training
  • Weekly Photo Assignments
  • Photo Critiques
  • Private Community of Mamarazzi
  • Instructor Access via Facebook Group

DIY access for just $99 

VIP

  • How-to Photography Videos
  • Checklists, Cheatsheets, + Resource Guides
  • Lifetime Access
  • Go-at-your-own pace training
  • Weekly Photo Assignments
  • Photo Critiques
  • Private Community of Mamarazzi
  • Instructor Access via Facebook Group

VIP access for just $199 

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You still have questions, and I have answers!

Check out some FAQs here:

  • DO I HAVE TO BE A MOM TO TAKE THIS CLASS?

    While you don’t have to be a mom to take this class, this class is geared toward moms and people with young children in their lives who they love to photograph. Grandparents, dads, aunties, uncles and nannies are more than welcome to join the fun too!

  • WILL THIS CLASS BE TOO ADVANCED FOR ME?
    This class is for beginner photographers and photography enthusiasts. No prior photography knowledge is needed! We will break down all of the photography lingo, all of the steps to the settings on your camera, all of the key elements to taking a good photo, and make it really fun while doing so! We’re here to get you to take your photos from “meh” to “OMG!”
  • WILL THIS CLASS BE TOO BEGINNER ORIENTED FOR ME?
    This class is geared toward all levels. Everyone can get something out of it. If you are not 100% comfortable shooting manual, struggle with lighting, focus or composition. This class will be perfect for you.
  • WHAT IF I DO NOT YET OWN A DSLR?

    In the class, we will go over the camera equipment that I recommend for beginners! So even if you don’t yet have a DSLR, you can still sign up for this class! Though a good portion of this class covers how to use manual settings on a DSLR, we will also be discussing other important principles of photography like framing your shot, lighting, and posing so you can still apply what you learn to shooting with ANY camera— even an iPhone! You are learning photography fundamentals so you can create some amazing memories of your kids. That is what this is all about!

  • WILL THIS HELP ME IF I ALREADY KNOW A BIT ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY?

    Yes. This class is designed for all levels. If you are looking to take better photos of your kids, then this class is for you!

  • WHAT IF I'D LIKE TO MAKE MONEY WITH PHOTOGRAPHY?
    That's awesome! To be a professional photographer you need to do 2 things 1) take awesome pictures (which this class will teach you to do) and 2) know about running a photography business. We have an awesome bonus training that walks you through what you need to do to get started making money with your (part time or full time) photography business.
  • SURE I WANT TO PHOTOGRAPH MY KIDS, BUT I AM INTERESTED IN PHOTOGRAPHING OTHER THINGS TOO… IS THAT OK?

    Yes, this class is mainly focused on photographing your kids. However, the basic photo principles you are learning like lighting, composition, exposure, setting your camera, etc can be applied to any subject that you choose to photograph! This course sets the foundation for your photography knowledge and allows you to take that knowledge and transfer it to whatever else you might want to photograph (landscape, architecture, pets, etc).

  • I'M CONCERNED THAT THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS. WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO LEARN WITHOUT IN PERSON INSTRUCTION AND CRITIQUE?

    If you want an in-person style experience then our VIP level is probably the best fit for you. With the VIP,  the class still is online, and you will be able to access the lessons at your own pace. But also in the VIP, this class is also run “live” over a 5 week period via our VIP Facebook group. You will be able to submit photos for critique and every week Ashleigh will select a handful of photos with common issues to review and do a formal critique (video will be posted). These critiques are invaluable and make the experience just like an in-person class. Ashleigh can also answer any of your questions in the Facebook group and you will also have the help of our amazing community of fellow students. These elements make this online class feel just like an in person class, and we promise you will learn just as much as you would in a traditional setting!

  • THIS SOUNDS AMAZING, BUT I’M A MOM ON A TIGHT BUDGET. HOW CAN I AFFORD THIS CLASS?

    I am going to be real with you, you simply can't afford NOT to take this class. For the low cost of under $200 (price varies depending on DIY or VIP) you will learn to capture incredible, beautiful, priceless, memories of your kids. Plus, once you can take amazing photos on your own, imagine the money you will save on having to hire a professional portrait photographer frequently (which can cost thousands).

  • WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE TIME TO TAKE THIS CLASS? I AM A BUSY MOM AFTER ALL?

    The beauty of this class is that it is designed with the busy mom in mind. The lessons are broken down in to short videos that you can watch while your kiddo naps, is on a play date, or any other 15-20ish minute break you have in the day. Because it is all online, you can watch the videos on your schedule, as it is convenient for you. Although the VIP level is run “live” with the Facebook group, you are given access to ALL the content for life so you can go at your own pace. VIPs can pop in the Facebook group whenever to ask questions! Ashleigh will be able to answer q’s during her set hours, but even if you ask during an off-time you’ll likely find that our helpful community of mamas can answer you quickly too! Both DIY + VIP students have lifetime access to the content (as long as the website is active) so there’s not even an expiration date on the content of the course! You can review the content as much as you need to and remain active in the group as long as you’d like.

  • WHAT DOES LIFETIME ACCESS MEAN?

    As long as this site remains active (which right now there are no future plans to take it down) you will have access to the site and all of the content. Should we ever decide to take the site offline you will be notified in advance so that you can download all of the content and materials to keep on file. We really want you to be able to access and review these lessons for LIFE! Additionally, the VIP Facebook group will remain open to our enrollees as long as Facebook allows these groups to exist (Unfortunately we have no control over Facebook!)

  • WHAT IF I SIGN UP, BUT THEN REALIZE IT’S NOT A GOOD FIT FOR ME?

    We are 100% confident that you will love and learn so much from the content and format of this course. However, if after the first week you have worked through the Lesson One homework and submitted an image for critique, and feel that this course is not for you, then we are more than happy to issue a full refund. We guarantee your complete satisfaction, and if you are not happy please let us know.

  • I’M NOT SURE I AM READY TO SIGN UP JUST YET, WILL YOU BE OFFERING THIS AGAIN IN THE FUTURE?

     The next time this class is offered, it will probably be offered at an increased price. We also do not yet have dates for the next time it will be offered. So if you think you want in, you should definitely get in by signing up now! By signing up you will have access to the content for life (as long as the website remains live) so you really have nothing to lose by signing up!

 

Don't miss out on the chance to take adorable photos of your kids JUST LIKE THESE

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Are you excited to begin taking the photos you’ve always dreamed of?

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I'm offering this class in two levels:

DIY

  • How-to Photography Videos
  • Checklists, Cheatsheets, + Resource Guides
  • Lifetime Access
  • Go-at-your-own pace training
  • Weekly Photo Assignments
  • Photo Critiques
  • Private Community of Mamarazzi
  • Instructor Access via Facebook Group

DIY access for just $99

VIP

  • How-to Photography Videos
  • Checklists, Cheatsheets, + Resource Guides
  • Lifetime Access
  • Go-at-your-own pace training
  • Weekly Photo Assignments
  • Photo Critiques
  • Private Community of Mamarazzi
  • Instructor Access via Facebook Group

VIP access for just $199

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PS - You could put off learning how to rock your photos. You could stay stuck in overwhelm and frustration. You could continue to spend hours upon hours googling, you-tubing, and researching without ever really feeling like you are learning what you need to know. You could continue photographing your kiddos but not getting the results you want, wasting time and ultimately wasting the money you spent on your camera in the first place. You could continue getting blurry photos of your kids, missing the precious moment, the perfect expression, the pin-worthy shot of the big milestones. The struggle can continue to be real.

PPS - The pictures featured on this page were taken using the exact techniques that I will show you in this class!

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