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As photographers, we spend our time creating magic, seeking adventure, and telling stories that capture the years before they start to slip away. Don’t you wish the whole world was able to see life unfold like we do? 

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I’ve been able to build my business by embracing the idea that photography is so much more than clicking the shutter and seeing what pops up. 

It’s all about capturing the details, unlocking the stories, and creating art that speaks out loud. It comes from digging deep, embracing togetherness, and seeking connection.

When you’re creating a photography business,
it really all comes down to owning your
story, passionately seeking your art, and looking deep within to uncover beauty in the in-between moments.

I’m here to help you do it.

You’re ready to build and scale your very own photography business, and I’m your new best friend.

(Well, really, I’m your friend anyways. Especially if we can chat with each other over Sonic’s pebble ice soft drinks… the. best.)

but it wasn't always this way.

I’m self-taught all the way, and spent my days teaching kindergarteners and 1st-graders how to tie their shoes and sing the alphabet for 10 years before I took the leap to become a full-time photographer.

Now, I teach women just like you to build their businesses, unlock their own unique art form, and capture stories in tandem with their lens.
(There are less fruit snacks involved this time around… but maybe we should bring those back?)

I’ve been in your shoes, and I know how overwhelming it can be to start a photography business—but man, oh man, is it worth it once you find your stride.

You're in the right place.

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I believe in you. Now, it’s time for
you to believe in yourself. 

Here’s to us, my friend. 

Connect with me via the good ole’ inbox for photography tips, business lessons, and my own special brand of “you’ve freakin’ GOT this” encouragement, okay? 

When I’m not behind the camera myself, I’m helping you answer questions just like this:

How do I even start my own photography business?

How can I take photos that I actually love and am proud of?

What are the keys to telling stories through the lens?

What are some ways I can finally master the art I love so much?

What are the steps I can take to find success in my business?

When you enroll in my online course, you’ll find my tried-and-true tips for shooting impeccable sessions, actionable steps to building your dream business, and advice on learning how to fearlessly own your story and use it to create beautiful art.

Art + Heart Photography Academy

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A 7-part, self-guided photography education course for new photographers seeking the most straightforward way to learn how to use their DSLR camera without all the confusing lingo, plus all of the important supporting skills (like lighting, editing, posing & more) that allow you to take powerful, authentic photos that mean something. You can watch the pre-recorded lessons at your own pace & in the comfort of your own home. Mamas and business owners who work random hours, this one is for you! 

Photo 101 Workshop

Online Course

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It's time to finally dust off your "REAL" camera and start capturing gorgeous, emotive, creative images of your most important moments (plus everything in-between). Join me for an in-person workshop where you learn how to shoot in manual mode, practice what you learn in two live model shoots, meet incredible women & enjoy yummy food! 

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It’s you and me, baby. I’m open for ongoing consulting, website critique, answering any Q’s you might have, or helping you create a business plan. I'm an open book and ready to share all my secrets with you. Let's set a zoom date!

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“This workshop pushed me to look inside of myself and discover who I am as an artist, so that I can create images that I love and are true to my style of photography.” - Brit



I’m Jillian Goulding, a photographer and educator raising babies and building my life in Sacramento, CA.

Over the years, I’ve transformed my side hustle into a thriving photography business that has taken me and my camera to the beaches of San Francisco Bay, the pages of People Magazine, and the screens of Extra TV.

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