A Love like Ours: Emotive Family Photography

with Chloe Ramirez


$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along

Capture real emotions at EVERY family session!

We’ve all been there before…scrolling through Instagram wondering how other people get such a strong connections with their families. You don’t need to change yourself or your clients in order to produce beautiful, emotive family images! Over 4 weeks Chloe Ramirez will show you exactly how she gets emotion and connection at every family session! You’ll start with pre-session communication and learn how to foster a space where families feel free to be themselves. Then you’ll learn the ins and outs of posing, direction, shooting to create mood, editing a cohesive gallery and more. Join Chloe and start photographing with feeling!


To receive the most out of this course it is recommended that all student be able to shoot in manual, and have a good understanding of the exposure triangle. Some knowledge of Lightroom or ACR is recommended for this course.

what you’ll get

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Introduction PDF.

4 PDF Lessons.

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6 Videos (1 welcome, week 1 case studies discussion, 2 behind the scenes during the shoot, 2 editing videos).


Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.


4 Weekly checking in live chats with Instructor (will be recorded for later viewing as well).

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Full Participation students receive extensive personal video critiques of weekly assignment submissions.

Study Along Students have full viewing access.




Lesson One


The importance of getting to know your clients

Developing a pre session questionnaire


Students will give their questionnaires to their subjects to help guide them into capturing emotive images

Lesson Two


Setting parent expectations

Fostering a space for families to open up

Posing, direction and anticipating moments

Case Study on two photographers


Photograph a family or subject using the techniques taught in week 2

Lesson Three


Setting the tone by using light, location, details and composition


Photograph the same subject using different light, location, details and composition to convey different moods in your work

Lesson Four


Culling and editing images to create a strong, dynamic emotive gallery


Photograph a family using the information from weeks 1-4. Present a strong cohesive gallery

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"Chloe’s class was amazing!"

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about your instructor

Chloe Ramirez is a lifestyle photographer who loves to photograph deep and meaningful relationships. Real human connection makes her heart sing and she strives to have love oozing out of every pore of her work. Chloe resides in Sacramento California and there is nowhere she would rather be than spending time with her husband, 3 girls and silly Bernese Mountain dog. When not photographing families she enjoys cold brew coffee, good music, adventures with her family and her Madewell leather tote. She has been featured in both print and magazine her most recent being: Capture the Moment, Popular Photography Magazine, Click Magazine, The Village Magazine etc. In 2017 she received an honorable mention for her self portrait in the VOICE Image Collection. Her portfolio is available here

how it works


download weekly lessons

Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.

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chat online

Your workshop registration includes access to a private online forum for sharing and discussion. The classroom forum is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.

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study & ask questions

Study on your own time, and check in on the classroom forum for interactive learning. The instructor is present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.

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complete weekly assignments

Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.


Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the forum and receive critique each week.


Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum. They also receive access to their own private Study Along subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.



  1. Jaime Bugbee King November 25, 2018 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    I love Chloe. She is kind, motivating, and I love her gentle approach to constructive feedback. I really value connection in my images-I learned how to let your client guide the way by getting to know them better prior to the shoot and that you don’t have to photograph every family the same as they are all unique and special in their own way! Now I know how to focus on that. I am really glad I took part in full participation, her feedback was very helpful.

  2. Nicole M August 2, 2018 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    I absolutely loved this course with Chloe. She is super encouraging throughout the process and truly makes you a better photographer by sharing her extensive experience, knowledge and natural talent. It was such a fun experience learning from her and receiving her incredibly valuable, kind and encouraging critiques on my work each week. I always felt like she believed in me as an artist and really cared about me becoming a better photographer. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their photography or simply be challenged as an artist.

  3. Dana N April 5, 2018 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Chloe’s class was amazing! I’ve always wanted to take emotive photos and Chloe provided the tools I needed to make it happen. She takes you through her entire process, from initial client inquiry to gallery delivery. Her videos are so helpful – I learned how to put my clients at ease and how to find locations with good light. Watching Chloe’s post processing helped me streamline my editing process. If you want to take your photography to a new level, this is the class that will push you to try something new.

  4. Chelsi March 21, 2018 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    This class has been JUST what I needed to further my pictures to the next level. I have always felt something missing and I knew there was something wrong with my images. I took another class and Chloe was a guest speaker so I started following her and noticed how there was the love in her images that I was missing. So I took her class and she really does have a great way of teaching you how to create that emotion in your images and how to deal with what you are given with sessions. Her way of photographing is something I want to emulate and this course was the perfect thing to teach you how to do that. I definitely recommend this course to anybody who is seeking more from their images and doesn’t know how to get to that spot.

  5. Meg B. February 8, 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

    I can not wait to get started with this class! I have been doing photography for several years but I am wanting to niche into lifestyle photography. I believe that Chloe’s teaching on how to get emotions and connections in a session will set me apart as a photographer in my community. Thanks, Chloe!

  6. Ann Mangum January 11, 2018 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Chloe has a wonderful way of teaching Emotive Lifestyle photography. She approaches each of her sessions with a genuine campassion to get to know her families which starts before the session and she goes thru her process step by step which I found to be such a great help. I loved this class and it has changed the way I photograph my own clients. I would highly recommend this class.

  7. Chui King Li November 1, 2017 at 9:10 am - Reply

    What a breath of fresh air! This course is a game changer, and will challenge you wherever you are on your photography journey. Chloe’s course material is soooo good, and her approach and insight to your work is very personal and rewarding. Through this, I’ve been able to understand my ‘voice’ as an artist, be more intentional with my shooting, delve deeper into the personalites of my families and maximise on light to create a more emotive and diverse gallery. So inspirational!

  8. Wendy Bickis October 27, 2017 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    I loved this class. Chloe is an excellent teacher, and shared her passion for emotive photography, as well as a wealth of information. Her PDF’s were thought provoking and challenging, her critiques were thorough, honest, and encouraging. I learned to slow down when I’m shooting, connect with my clients on a more meaningful basis, and gained so much knowledge on culling and batch editing a gallery. Most importantly, Chloe gave me the encouragement to be me in my photography, and trust my own artistic voice. She’s the kind of person you just want to sit down and have coffee with, and makes you feel completely at home. This class is so good. Dive in!

  9. Lydia October 27, 2017 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    I can’t thank Chloe enough! The amazing materials each week really pushed me to grow both on the technical side and as an artist, and I personally LOVED all of the one on one feedback and the webinars. Chloe’s beautiful voice and encouraging teaching style made this intense class less daunting to embark on, and she was so communicative one on one that it felt like I had a teacher in real time. I learned SO much and I am excited to keep learning and growing from everything she taught- my passion for photography has been completely re-awakened! I’m so grateful I got to take this amazing class! Chloe is the best teacher I’ve ever learned from. Love her!!

  10. Stephanie October 27, 2017 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Chloe is such an amazing teacher! I loved every second of this class. I learned a lot about myself as a photographer and how to really connect with the people I am photographing. It is such a great class to learn and improve on getting those emotional images everyone is wanting to have and remember about their lives. Take this class and you will be better for it, trust me, you won’t regret it one bit!

  11. Nicole October 25, 2017 at 12:57 am - Reply

    This is an amazing class!!! I can not say enough good things about it Chloe is an amazing teacher and I have grown so much as a photographer since taking this course! I have learned so much about connection and getting the emotive images… if u are on the fence about taking this class jump because you will not regret it!!!!

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