Moments Matter: A Complete Guide to Family Portraiture and Beyond.

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I am admittedly a passionate soul. I am a memory hoarder, and I see so much value in Photography. This is not only because are we preserving something special for those we work with, but we are in fact culminating an experience and sharing in new memories with the people we are so fortunate to photograph. I see things in details and moments. I am inspired by just about everything, but nothing more than a bond shared among a family. Family portraiture quickly claimed my heart because there was so much connection and soul. I was inspired by not only how different and unique each family was, but how dynamic their different stories were– and how these stories molded the ways in which they loved each other. That was what I needed to photograph. What I craved went well beyond smiles and poses. I need authenticity and something tangible and real for both the families that come to me… and myself could hold on to.


And that was the the beginnings of the birth of this guide. I want to share all I have learned throughout the years with anyone who would listen.

Who this guide is perfect for? Anyone that is looking to be inspired and may be dabbling in child and family photography. This however can be applied to mostly ANY photography business. I am a firm believer that we should never stop growing and striving. While this is my perspective and this guide isn’t intended to make you instantly starting making oodles of money, it’s to help set your heart on fire and reignite that love and passion you may have lost along the way. It is to help you steadily grow your business, but also fill your cup and help you get back on the right track headed toward creating a brand you can be proud of. Everything in this guide comes from years and years of experience, trial and error and even some of my own mistakes. I am putting it all out there for you. I am being completely transparent in hopes it helps you in your very own journey.


There is both a full guide covering every area of Child & Family Photography as well as a bonus companion shooting guide.



Included within is;

An 150 page guide on-

Branding, Styling, Client Communication, Pricing, Promotions, Social Media, Marketing, Shooting a variety of ages and families, Story Telling, Finding Locations, Light Hacks (Including Sun-flare), Balance, Perspective and MORE. Much, much more.


A 26 Page Shooting Guide Companion that includes;

An overview on camera settings and how I use them, Perspective and “Cropping” in camera, My Favorite focal lengths, My “WHY” and more.

A Facebook group only for those that purchase this guide! A link to access our group will be sent with your purchase so make sure you check your e-mail! 🙂 

A special discount code for the bonus shooting videos coming Spring/Summer 2018.

Access to my Shooting and Client Guides I give to those that book with me (Shared within the Facebook Group mentioned above.)

$40.00 Gift Code to any Photoshop Actions or Presets in the shop (Within the download.) This can not be combined with any other discounts or promotional codes and is only ONE use per person. This can not be used for anything but Photoshop Actions or Presets. I appreciate your honesty and understanding in this matter.

This is a huge savings from my in person mentoring and workshops!



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Please Note: Due to the large nature of this file, the PDF has been condensed to make it easier to download, but does come in a zip file. It may take quite a while to download completely. You will need to open this to a desktop, but it can be transferred to an iPad or smart device for reading on the go from there by using a file sharing service of your choosing (dropbox is a good one.) I also included the full resolution (HUGE file and will take possibly hours to download in the e-mail sent upon purchase), but wanted you to have this should you want to print this. If your link times out or you need your link reset, don’t panic! Just shoot me a message and I will get you a fresh link or send you straight to dropbox where you shouldn’t have any problem at all.

Please allow 48 hours to be approved into the group. It may be sooner– but we will be traveling so I want to be sure that I can make sure I properly screen everyone through purchase to be fair to all photographers that do invest in this guide–and have a decent internet connection.

This is not a course or a class. While it is absolutely an educational resource, there is no online forum or structured classes that accompany this.

Editing is not covered with this particular guide since I offer a full online processing workshop! The next run will go in the shop soon and be hosted this August. I wanted to keep this guide at a great value for you. If you would like to see how I use photoshop actions however, there are free youtube videos linked off this shop.

Due to the digital nature of this content, there are absolutely no refunds. I appreciate your understanding. By purchasing you acknowledge this.

This guide is full resolution and you can certainly print it on your own. It is ONLY digital copy however. There is no hard copy or tangible version of this book. By purchasing this you will be reading it from either your computer or mobile device.

This guide is in place to help you with your photography but also to inspire you to take images that are more meaningful to you. I am not promising it is going to create a successful business for you overnight or make you millions of bucks. (I wish!)

This guide is copyrighted and may not be shared or transferred to another party. Once purchased, this is for you and you only.

You may not use discount codes with this unless specifically mentioned or specified in the promotion. If you are unsure, please contact me.