Photography Classes and More…

I start off each year the same way, dreaming of new things I want to focus on for my business.  This year I’m excited to be offering more “Mommies With Cameras” classes as well as (finally!) a “Mommies With Cameras TWO”, for those who have taken my first course.  I’m also interested in doing more mentoring for those out there who have recently started their own photography business or looking to start one soon.  Being a former teacher, I’ve found I love the chance to work with others and help them discover ways to grow their photography business as well as their photography skills.

So here is a breakdown of my classes with descriptions and dates.  I’d love to see you at one soon!

Mommies With Cameras I:  This course is for women who own an SLR camera (meaning you can remove the lens and it also allows you to shoot in manual setting).  We start at the beginning, learning about the three components to shooting in manual:  ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.   I break them down, making sure you know how to adjust them in your camera, and understand why they are essential to getting the perfect photos.  We discuss difficult photography situations that moms deal with all the time- from the soccer fields to the dance recitals, we cover it all.  The class is four hours giving us plenty of time to practice, photograph kids outside (weather permitting) and inside, and I keep the classes small so I can help each person individually with any questions they have about their camera.  The class includes a workbook filled with information, my recommendations for camera equipment, how to find the best lighting, and my tips for getting the perfect shots of your kids, friends and family members!

My desire is for you to learn to use natural light, in the simplicity of your own home, and create timeless photos all year long.


If you or someone you know is interested in joining me for a class, here are the details you need to know…

Cost:  $100

Location:  My home in Lake Zurich

Upcoming Dates:

  • Saturday, March 2, 1:00-5:00
  • Saturday, May 18 (perfect mother’s day gift!), 1:00-5:00
  • Saturday, August 3, 1:00-5:00

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Mommies With Cameras II- new course!!

Ok, so you’ve been asking for this one and I’ve continued to promise it will happen.       SO finally I’m ready! 🙂  This course is only for those that have taken Mommies With Cameras 1 and ready to review what we learned and learn some more!  We will address more difficult lighting situations, learn new lighting techniques like backlighting, and working lots more with models.  My goal is to hold these classes at Citizen’s Park in Barrington, weather permitting, so we get lots of experience outside.  I’ll help you identify the best lighting and background spots in a park and how to use those ideas in your own backyards.

My goal is for you to walk away even more confident shooting in manual, ready to try some new lighting techniques,  have your specific questions answered about any problems you are having in your photography since you took my first class, and totally ready to catch those candid moments in your family.


Here are the details for all of those interested:

Cost:  $75


  • Saturday, April 27th, 2:30-4:30
  • Saturday, July 13th, 3:30-5:30
  • Saturday, September 7th, 3:00-5:00

Location:  Citizen’s Park in Barrington, IL  *weather pending

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And last, but not least…

Mentoring Sessions-  These are for those who have recently started a photography business, or plan to be soon, and looking for ways to grow their business and produce high quality photos for their clients.  These sessions are done one-on-one and normally held in the evenings.  If you are interested, please contact me for specific prices and availability.  Mentoring can be done in person, or over the phone.  Please note this is not open to any photographers in the Lake Zurich or Barrington area.

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I’m so excited for all to come in 2013… although my first love will always be photographing your sweet little ones, I always get a fresh dose of energy when I get to teach another class.  Looking forward to lots of time with some mommies with cameras this year!


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