First, let me assure you that taking this class will be worth the small investment. In the class I teach how to use your camera in manual mode, thus quickly improving your photos. We then discuss how to take photos of daily life, real life, big moments, small moments...all without posing your children or asking them to say 'cheese'. We discuss quick ways to make photos more pleasing to the eye with simple composition tips that can be implemented immediately. The class is ended with a quick practice session on a 'model' so students walk away feeling confident they can take photos of a moving subject.
Let's add it up!
Camera: $400 (based on quick observation that most participants have entry level DSLR & kit lens)
Upgraded lens: $130 (50mm entry level lens)
Personal Memories Captured: priceless
Camera: $400 (because you already bought it and kinda use it but aren't happy with photos)
Christmas card minis: $200
Bluebonnet minis: $150
Back to School minis: $150
Family Session: $400
Vacation Minis: $150
*sessions are ballpark figures because we all know session prices vary from photographer to photographer
Now, let's also note that when investing in several mini sessions throughout the year, you are getting pretty photos. No one is going to deny that. However, are you capturing memories? Are you preserving real life as it happens? Is your child's personalities authentically captured in a 20 minute photo session in which you get 10 photos?
There is a place certainly for posed portraits. In the past three years I have had my photos taking by other photographer 3 times simply so I can be in the photo without the hassle of a tripod. But if I had to pick between capturing memories in my own home or a family portrait, personal memories will win out every time.
After you take a Mom & Her Camera class, you can take photos to your heart's content and keep the wallet out of sight! My goal for this class is for the students to be able to take all these kinds of photos on their own so they can document their own lives. They know their families better than any other photographer, so it makes sense to equip them to capture memories as beautifully as possible.
Bluebonnet photos. Done.