to finally dust off your "REAL" camera and start capturing gorgeous, emotive, creative images of your most important moments (plus everything in-between).

It’s time

an in person workshop that helps beginner photographers know how to use their camera and take stunning photos of everyday life 

Introducing Photography 101:

sign me up now!

Coming in spring 2023

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,
but then…

 …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
unfolding right
in front of you.

But what if THIS
happened instead…

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.

Hi, I'm Jillian

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.

Let me guess

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 workshop different from other beginner photography workshops…

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
my camera.

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.

let's do this!

Just imagine that right after the workshop you could be…

If that sounds exciting, this course is your next step

totally, I'M IN!

Photography 101

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 this workshop. You will spend the day learning impactful lessons that empower you to learn a lot in a short amount of time. You will participate in two live shoots, where you can practice what you are learning, with me right by your side.

Mastering manual mode on your DSLR 

Learning the foundations of great photography 

Workshop Highlights 



Understanding lighting and how to cast the perfect mood for your photos


TWO live model shoots so you can practice what
you just learned and watch me photograph too


Q & A to wrap up the day! I'll answer anything!


A guide (me!) the whole way so you’ll know what  to do, how to do it, and what comes next. You’ll never feel overwhelmed.

 A fun-filled day of learning, new friendships and yummy food (lunch is provided). The fun will continue after the workshop in our private FB group. 

My best equipment tips and recommendations,  including my favorite must-have gear I bring to all of my photoshoots.

A workbook that accompanies the course with action items and assignments to help you master the material.

In addition to these workshop highlights, you’ll also get:

Let’s keep it practical, simple, and DO-ABLE! Sound good?

Heck yes, SIGN ME UP!

These four things cost MORE than
becoming the photographer you
were meant to be…

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



Best Savings



Enough Said, I'm In!

 join us on September 17th from 9AM - 3PM in El Dorado Hills, CA.