Local Workshops in Victoria, BC

As a professional photographer, I travel a lot. But I'm a BC girl at heart and love to be at home, in the forest, by the ocean, with my family. When I am not traveling, I love to teach where I am. If you're looking to grow (or simply begin) your skills with your camera, I'd be honoured to work with you, or a group with your friends or co-workers, to launch that journey and set you up for success. I'd like to think my images are my strongest skill, but the truth is, I am a born teacher. I am personable, fun, easy-to-understand, and can cater any of the below to focus on your personal goals.

 

What's included:

  • a 90 min to 2.5 hour talk (pre-determined by # of people) with slides, examples, and concepts
  • hands on direction with your camera, including practice shots to solidify concepts
  •  freely asked Q+A as we go, and at the end
  •  the PDF is yours to keep for reference
  • 30 days Q+A via email
  • Mamas receive an invite to my private facebook group just for mamatographers

 

All camera models and levels welcome. Novice to Advanced Intermediate. Goals range from leaving auto to entering manual, photos of your children, to your next big trip, and much more. 

 

 
 

 
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 A private photo-workshop in the privacy of your own home (or mine), through the "lens" of a mom. Need-to-know photography tips to make stronger images of your babies and kids. 

A private photo-workshop in the privacy of your own home (or mine), through the "lens" of a mom. Need-to-know photography tips to make stronger images of your babies and kids. 

Mama Photo Bootcamp

This one is tailored to moms! Why? Moms have unique obstacles when it comes to making photos. Your kid(s) are growing up too fast, you have a million and ten things to do every day, you're probably exhausted (what is sleep?), have a case of "mom brain," maybe a toddler hanging on to your leg, diapers to change and faces to wipe, and bought a camera with the best of intentions (maybe preparing for this little one's arrival?) but aren't getting the results you want, are overwhelmed by the buttons/options, and are defaulting to your smartphone instead (which is fine, unless you aren't getting the results you want there, either).

 Sound familiar? it was this headspace that lead me to create Mama Photo Bootcamp. Get a couple other moms together (children of any age) and I'll come to one of your homes and do a presentation complete with hands-on tutorials with your cameras to give you some control over your images, how to work with light, tips and tricks, and more - all through the "lens" of a mom and the unique goals, and issues, moms usually have when it comes to photos. Flat, boring shots? Blurry? Flash keeps popping up? Images feel like "snapshots" and not "artistic" images?  Since moms are notoriously short on time, this is a "need-to-know" only program - only the techniques you need to know to improve your shots, not much time spent on technical stuff that you won't have the time or energy for (yet). I know because I'm a mom too! And guess what, to keep it fair I don't share all my fancy travel or paid portraiture photos - I share real photos (including bad ones) of my very own little. It's relatable, easy to follow, but will jumpstart your snaps and your creativity from the camera in the closet to your smartphone. PDFs and Cheat Sheets included. The group decides if babies join (because not everyone can get care, and I'm able to talk over all kinds of ruckus if need be) or not (again, mamas need breaks!). 
 

$250 for 1-4 people, 2 hours; $300 for 5-6 people, 2.5 hours. Cost per person depends on how many join. If you recruit 3 other moms, that's just $62pp! We meet at someone's house, I give an in-depth slideshow with pauses for hands-on practice, field questions, and you get the slideshow to keep and review. Plus! 30 days Q+A with me by email or in a private group chat, and invite to a private Facebook group. 

 Sound familiar? it was this headspace that lead me to create Mama Photo Bootcamp. Get a couple other moms together (bonus! new friends!) and I'll come to one of your homes and do a presentation complete with hands-on tutorials with your cameras to give you some control over your images, how to work with light, tips and tricks, and more - all through the "lens" of a mom and the unique goals, and issues, moms usually have when it comes to photos. Where to find other moms? Mom groups are great for this, in real life or on Facebook. Your kids can be any age. An added bonus is that you will meet up with other moms who share your interest in photography!

Since moms are notoriously short on time, this is a "need-to-know" only program - only the techniques you need to know to improve your shots, not much time spent on technical stuff that you won't have the time or energy for (yet). I know because I'm a mom too! And guess what, to keep it fair I don't share all my fancy travel or paid portraiture photos - I share real photos (including bad ones) of my very own little one. It's relatable, easy to follow, but will jumpstart your images and your creativity from the camera in the closet to your smartphone. The group decides if babies join (because not everyone can get care, and I'm able to talk over all kinds of ruckus if need be) or not (again, mamas need breaks!). 
 

 

The cost of this talk is $250 for 3-6 participants. 2.5 hours.

(The # of people participating determines the final cost per person.)

See below if just for 1-2 people!


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Focus: Private Lessons

I come to your house, and we spend 90 minutes to 2 hours working with your camera. It's fun, interactive, hands-on, and you'll gain real, concrete understanding of your camera, your options, and your new goals. Whether it's getting off of Auto, learning all those buttons, beginning to shoot in manual, looking at advanced metering and unique or tricky light, playing with long exposure, or a private lesson catering to all things travel, portrait, or most any other genre, I'm here to guide you through it. The proof will be in  your photos even the same day. By working hands-on with  me, we can be focused and see results immediately - and you will retain more of the information than taking a course, watching youtube, or trying to read those dreadful manuals. 

Can be tailored to Moms or Dads who have unique obstacles like working indoors, fast moving kids, the desire to make intentional portraits or capture everyday life, or simply will have kids at their feet and interrupting while they make photos. 

Can make an excellent birthday, father or mother's day, wedding, or new baby gift. Really, any milestone - a tailored private lesson is bound to launch any budding photographer to new levels. This can also be my  Mama Photo Bootcamp talk, but private. 

1 (or a couple with 1 camera): 90 minutes, $195

2 people, 2 cameras: 90 minutes, $225

 

Ongoing 1 hour follow up lessons:

1 follow up: $100

3 follow ups: $250

5 follow ups: $400