Available Coaching Types
Edit My Images: Provide a folder of images to the coach prior to the session and she’ll apply her processing style to those images and walk you through them, step by step. You’ll be able to ask questions along the way.
Freestyle Experience: The freestyle experience is a custom coaching session, mentorship, shooting event, or personalized program custom developed by a coach. Details are available on the individual coach pages.
Portfolio Review: Provide the coach with your portfolio images and she’ll walk you through the images with you with an eye to the cohesiveness of the portfolio, the strength of your composition, the technical merit and the processing.
Problem Solving: Do you have a specific areas that are giving you difficulty? Your coach will address your questions and will give you specific strategies that will help you move beyond your problem spots.
Website Review: You and your coach will give your website a critical examination, paying particular attention to user experience, cohesiveness of the design, structure, and text.
Workflow Walkthrough: Watch while your coach takes you through her workflow, from how she handles the images straight out of camera to the delivery of the final file.
Coaching Rate: $150/hour. Rate is based on session length and includes a customized intake form and continuing development plan.
Before They Grow Up
Learn the creative choices that we can make as photographers, both behind the camera and in post processing, to allow our work to capture the emotion of childhood and the beautiful personalities of our child subjects. Learn more >
Q & A
favorite teaching topics
creative child portraiture, capturing connections, artistic post processing
biggest lesson or piece of advice you want to share:
Embrace failure. When we not only allow ourselves to stumble but also rejoice in it as a part of learning and growing, we set ourselves up for amazing success.
a location you couldn’t do without:
It’s more like I couldn’t do *with* one location! I love to switch things up and explore new places.
Life happens fast. Too fast. Photography is a gift to the part of me that wants to hold onto the little moments of my days only to have them slip through my fingers like sand. 1/640 second at a time, I have the opportunity to freeze the moment and keep it forever.
The time she played in the sun and came up to me with little beads of sweat on her nose asking for a lemonade. Click.
The time he got hit with a baseball and he said his black eye was cool because it made him look tough. Click.
The time he lost his tooth and we couldn’t stop laughing because he whistled every time he tried to talk. Click.
The time I laid him down for a nap and I couldn’t make myself stop staring at him sleeping so peacefully. Click.
My photos are important to me not only because they let me share my perspective with the world, but also because they are my visual history. They are my memories on paper and the way I choose to hold onto that sand of life. For this reason, I will always strive to be a better photographer, always work to know more about this art, and will always believe in the importance of sharing what I do know with others.
photographers and artists that inspire you:
Adrian Sommeling, Jean Smith, Rachel Baransi, Jan Tyler