new mentors

Happy New Year friends!  There are a lot of great things in store for the Clickin Moms photography forum in 2013 and we couldn’t imagine a better way to start it off than by adding a few new mentors to an already amazing team?!  We received an unprecedented number of applications from fabulously passionate, helpful, and talented CMpros, and from among them we selected seven to join the team this year.  Congratulations ladies and thank you for all that you do to help make CM the most educational, positive, friendly, and helpful photography forum around!

introducing the newest CMteam mentors!


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Megan Dill
CM Mentor

While shooting with her Canon 5d mark III and a few prime lenses, Megan prefers natural, low light to capture simple, emotive, and mysterious photographs which is reflective of her introverted personality. She got started in photography in 2007 while she was wrapping up a graduate degree prior to starting a family which now includes her husband and one son. Cooking, baking, and making her own soap are a few of the things Megan enjoys along with silliness, goat cheese, and quirky documentary films. Megan also has an undergraduate degree in Atmospheric Science and used to be employed as a meteorologist which explains her desire to go storm chasing with her camera in tow. Unfortunately, the thunderstorms where she lives in New York are not too exciting.

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Alicia Gould
CM Mentor

Alicia is a Canon photographer shooting with a 5d mark III and various lenses who resides in New Jersey with her husband, two children, and two pugs. While she’s always loved photography, she didn’t start her business until 5 years ago after the sudden passing of her father who inspired her. Specializing in newborn and children photography works perfectly for Alicia as she has been known as “the best tickler ever” and very patient. She also loves food, can’t resist a cold Pepsi or Slurpee, and goofing off with her kids. At 5’0” she is the shortest of the CMteam members.

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Caroline Jensen
CM Mentor

Minnesota wife and homeschooling mother of four, Caroline explains her photography which began in 2008 with her first DSLR as “ever evolving, but I have a special love for emotive black and white imagery as well as colorful landscapes and macros that are alive with colors and textures. My newest love is film and alternative process photography.” Her gear consists of a Canon 5d mark II, an assortment of prime lenses including a lensbaby and attachments, a Canon Rebel Film camera, and some Holgas. Photography may be Caroline’s passion but she is also a beekeeper, gardner, addicted to salsa and lime, dark chocolate, and loves traveling in her Airstream with her family.

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Celeste Pavlik
CM Mentor

Like many first time Moms, Celeste fell in love with photography in 2006 when her husband gifted her with a new Canon Rebel DSLR to start photographing their first baby and their adventures as a new family.  When asked how else her personal life has influenced her photography she responded, “In 2009, my Dad was diagnosed with leukemia which was the same day I came home from the hospital after giving birth to the triplets. At that moment I realized more than ever how important being able to share my children’s lives was going to be as my parents lived out of state and neither of us would be able to travel. I didn’t want my Dad to miss the little details of his grandchildren.” From there she began to search for ways to learn to become a better photographer not just for her but for her Dad.  In April 2010 she found CM and has never turned back.  She says once she switched to manual mode an entire new world of how to make art opened up which grew into her desire to learn how to capture beautiful images that were filled with emotion. Her emotive, dramatic and largely black and white imagery is achieved with a Canon 5d mark III and a few prime lenses. While she loves baking, she also enjoys her almost daily trip to the gym where she works out and takes a little time to relax. Celeste lives in southern Texas with her husband and four boys.

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Sarah Vaughn
CM Mentor

Nikon D700 and prime lens photographer Sarah lives in Mauritius with her husband and two children, one boy and one girl, where she loves to shoot single subjects outdoors in natural light. Her obsession began in high school and although she started her college days at an art school, she eventually transferred due to being “disenchanted with the emphasis on studio photography and large format cameras” and received a master’s degree in writing in publishing and even admits to having a few partly finished novels on her computer. Her love of photography came flooding back when she received a digital camera after the birth of her daughter and she hasn’t looked back since. Sarah is a romantic and a dreamer and loves spending time with her family, cafes, the internet which keeps her connected with her family and friends, Italian food, and a glass of something sparkly.

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Stacey Vukelj
CM Mentor

New York City street photographer Stacey shares a love of travel and photography with her husband although she took photography a step further in 2011 when she began taking workshops to better her skill and ultimately take better photos of her son. Why street photography? Stacey says, “documenting moments that can’t be staged or repeated and finding ways to tell a beautiful story with strangers and the city as a backdrop is something I don’t think I will ever tire of.” Stacey is a Canon shooter, reader, smelly cheese lover, but not a fan of the kitchen unless it involves making Spanish tortilla which she learned to do while living in Spain.

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Anne Wick
CM Mentor

Mother of two, Anne resides in France with her husband. With her Nikon D700, 50mm, 105mm, and lensbaby in hand, she focuses on emotive and authentic portraiture which she believes “both tells the story of the subject and the photographer.” Her main subject is her daughter who Anne says, “is my muse and my daily inspiration. Photographing her always teaches me something new.” In addition to photography, Anne loves clay sculpting and enjoys espresso coffee scented candles, marshmallow bears covered with chocolate which is a French treat, the month of May, and heartfelt conversations with close friends. She is also an idealist who believes in good people and the power of kindness.

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Would you like to get to know the rest of the CMteam better?  Visit the team page to learn all about the Mentors, instructors, and staff of Clickin Moms!


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45 Responses to “new mentors”

  1. Jan 01 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    Congrats ladies!! :)

  2. Jan 01 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    Congratulations ladies! I’m so excited to see this happen to each of you. Thank you for all you do for CM. <3

  3. Jan 01 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    Congratulations!!!! Well deserved!

  4. Jan 01 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    Delighted for you ladies, congratulations!

  5. Jan 01 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    Congratulations ladies!

  6. Erica Farwell
    Jan 01 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Congrats ladies! You all have such beautiful & inspiring work!

  7. Jan 01 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    Congratulations ladies! What a great start for a new year!

  8. Jaimi Lammers
    Jan 01 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    What a fabulous new group of mentors! Congratulations to all – you will be a wonderful addition to an outstanding group!

  9. Jan 01 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    Congratulations to the new mentors! <3

  10. Adele Humphries
    Jan 01 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Really delighted for and proud of you all! Congratulations ladies!!

  11. AmyW
    Jan 01 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Great choices on the new mentors! They are all so inpsiring!

  12. charlie
    Jan 01 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    Congrats to all of you wonderful ladies!

  13. Jan 01 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    Way to go, ladies!!! So excited to see more of you this year and maybe even be able to work together!! :) You are so inspiring!

  14. Jan 01 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    Woo Hoo!! Congrats ladies!

  15. Lisa Harrison
    Jan 01 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Congratulations, ladies! What wonderful additions. Love you all! Very inspiring.

  16. Jan 01 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    CONGRATS!!! Love seeing all of your wonderful faces -so well deserved <3

  17. celeste jones
    Jan 01 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    Congratulations ladies!

  18. Sarah Mazza
    Jan 01 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    So thrilled for you all…what an amazing addition to an already incredible team…❤❤❤

  19. Jan 01 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    Congrats!!!! This is a great group!!!! :hp :)

  20. Jan 01 2013 at 2:59 pm #


  21. Pam K
    Jan 01 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    What a truly amazing group of women! It is so incredibly well deserved by each of you!! A huge congratulations!!

  22. colie
    Jan 01 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    congrats ladies <3

  23. Heather Meyer
    Jan 01 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    Oh this is so well deserved by all of you!!

  24. Jan 01 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    YAY!!! Welcome, ladies!! So thrilled to have you all on the team!

  25. Jan 01 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    terrific news! congrats ladies! what awesome additions yall will be to that amazing team.

  26. Jan 01 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    What an amazing group of talented ladies!! Big congratulations to all!

  27. Lucy K.
    Jan 01 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Congratulations Ladies! I’m a huge admirer of all of you!

  28. Jan 01 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Congrats, ladies! So excited to have you join the team!

  29. Courtney Karban
    Jan 01 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    Congratulations! That is exciting news and so well deserved! You all rock!

  30. Jan 01 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    Congrats to our amazing new mentors! So excited you’re on board!

  31. Vera
    Jan 01 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Congrats to the new mentors!

  32. Jan 01 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    Congratulations ladies! :)

  33. Angie O
    Jan 01 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    What a talented bunch! Congratulations to you all!

  34. Jan 01 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    thrilled for you ladies!!! congratulations + welcome to the team!

  35. Jan 01 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    such amazing talented!

  36. Jan 01 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    Congrats, ladies!

  37. Joanna
    Jan 01 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    congrats to everyone!

  38. Meredith
    Jan 01 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    Happy to say congrats to some friends and former classmates. And happy to discover Stacey’s work. I think Stacey needs to teach a Breakout Session on “Street.” I’d be first in line. :) Way to go girls, you deserve it!

  39. Sita
    Jan 02 2013 at 2:36 am #

    Wow, so much talent here! Congrats, ladies! Excited to learn from you all!

  40. Jan 02 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    Yay!!!! I love reading about these ladies!! So happy and excited about welcoming them to the team!!! :bliss

  41. Jan 02 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    Congratulations, ladies!

  42. Jenny
    Jan 02 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    Yay!! Congrats and excited to learn from all of you!! Well deserved. :)

  43. Jan 02 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    Congrats ladies!

  44. Jan 03 2013 at 9:10 am #

    Congratulations to all of you! What an achievement that you all must be so excited about in your journey! I’m excited to get to know all of you and learn from you all! Congratulations again!

  45. Jan 04 2013 at 10:01 am #


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