It’s the sun streaming into the room with just the right glow, or the spaghetti-sauce-smeared grin from a sticky toddler. You quickly reach for your phone to capture the moment before it’s gone,
…what you see on your screen falls FLAT. The color, the light, the feeling—it’s all missing from the image staring back at you.
And just like that, the moment is gone forever.
You see it —
a perfect moment
in front of you.
The same moment unfolds, only this time you’re ready.
You reach not for your phone but for your DSLR camera. You easily adjust the settings to take advantage of the light and mood, you frame the shot, and snap the shutter.
What you now see on the screen looking back at you is the opposite of flat. It’s FULL.
Full of emotion. Of light. Of memory.
THIS is what Photography 101 offers to you. A lifetime of memories not lost but captured.
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.
But… I have a secret for ya. I also very
much remember the feeling of standing behind a lens and wondering what the heck I was doing. I barely knew how to change modes on the screen, much less how to adjust aperture and make my vision come to life.
If you can relate, be encouraged! I’ve been there. This course is what I wish I would have had back then, which is why I know it will help you.
You’ve already spent countless hours watching YouTube tutorials but still don’t feel comfortable with your DSLR?
Let’s fix that.
Here’s what makes this course different from other beginner photography courses…
1. You’ll be involved.
2. You’ll learn more
than manual mode.
3. You’ll find community.
Unlike other lecture-style courses, this is an interactive training where you'll be taken into photo shoots with me, even zooming in with
Yes—you’ll learn how to
shoot in manual, but you’ll also learn about lighting, equipment, where you can rent lenses, how to use lighting to create emotional images, how to change your camera settings on the fly, posing your subjects, and more.
This course invites you into an interactive FB community with other aspiring photographers so that you’ll always have friends to cheer you on.
Setting up photoshoots for special events (annual Christmas cards, anyone?) with energy and confidence
Just imagine that a few weeks from now you could be…
If that sounds exciting, this course is your next step
totally, I'M IN!
Let's Do This!
One of the early mistakes I made as a new photography student was overcomplicating everything! I tried to learn every detail... and then got paralyzed with info overload.
It's my mission to protect you from this same frustrating fate.
For this reason, I’ve intentionally distilled everything I know about photography into seven modules. Each module includes short, impactful lessons that empower you to learn a lot in a short amount of time.
Mastering Manual Mode on Your DSLR
Learning the Foundations of Photography
The Meaning of Photography
Understanding Lighting & How To Use It To Create Beautiful Photos
Posing & Strategies For Capturing Moments
Introduction to Lightroom and Photoshop
Bonus : Iphone Photography
Let’s keep it practical, simple, and DO-ABLE! Sound good?
Heck yes, SIGN ME UP!
Average cost of hiring a photographer for your annual holiday card - $1,000
Average cost of a DSLR collecting dust in a drawer somewhere - $800
Cost of 2.5 trip to Target to buy snacks, staples and (let’s face it) a few extras - $500
Average cost of fancy camera phone that takes FLAT photos - $1,200
People interested starting a side hustle or becoming full time professional photographers and are ready to dive in with the basics
Business owners who need quality images for products and marketing (and want to save money on quarterly professional photoshoots)
Moms who feel their hearts squeeze every time
they see time slipping through their fingers and want to freeze memories in protest (I’m a mom of five so I Feel You.)
If you’re still wondering
if this course is for you, read this…
If one (or more!) of these descriptions fits you, you’re in the right place.
I'm ready to make magic!
Photography 101 is for: