More Than Just Pretty Pictures

with Heidi Haden | Available for Immediate Download

Photography Workshop


Have you ever wondered why some images captivate you while others may look pretty but don’t speak to you? What makes an image come alive? How do you infuse your personality into your art and have it become an extension of YOU? If you don’t feel something when you are creating a photo – what makes you think others will feel a connection when they view it? Meaningful photos leave you with something much greater than just pretty tones and correct compositions, and Heidi Haden of Velvet Owl Photography will share her formula for creating images that captivate.


• Inspiration: What it is and how to find it
• Defining your style
• Gaining the trust of your clients and capturing genuine emotion
• Adding depth to your session
• Additional tidbits (like perspective and lens choice) to make your images stand out



My name is Heidi Haden. I’m a happy, positive, passionate, quirky, laughs at anything, sings every song on the radio kind of person! I’m a wife & a momma of 3 beautiful girls…my family is my world.
I love art…I love to view it, listen to it, live in it, eat it and most importantly I love to create it. I am a photographer, but I was first a painter, potter, and designer. Art has always been such a big part of my daily life. Photography has proven to be my number one artistic passion. Of course I strive to create art that looks pretty, but my ultimate goal is to create art that speaks with REAL genuine emotion…in every type of session I photograph.
I want to live this life that God has blessed me with to it’s fullest, keeping a positive outlook and executing my artistic dreams.


  • Melissa says:

    The breakout does not include any editing actions. Those have to be purchased separately, so this is a bit of a “bait and switch.” The breakout includes a lifestyle session with her sister’s family, which was probably pretty easy since you aren’t dealing with strangers. In my opinion, not much effort was put into this breakout.

  • Debbie says:

    So glad I read the reviews. Wanted to learn more about the editing process. Guess I’ll pass on this one.

  • Lynn says:

    Wow! This was so enlightening! Heidi is so authentic and down to earth, makes me feel so inspired to watch her work! Thank you Heidi for making this breakout available! I really enjoyed it and am glad to have joined!

  • Vanessa says:

    This breakout is well worth the money. As a photographer, I always find it interesting how someone expects to gain an artists full knowledge for such a small fee. And when the artist doesn’t just hand over everything that has taken them years to perfect, people are angry. I wish people would realize these breakouts are to inspire you, teach you tips to further your own journey. Not hand you everything on a $50.00 platter. I 100% felt Heidi went above and beyond in this breakout. And I gained some very needed inspiration. Often times we get stuck in our process. It was nice to see how she was so at ease with the family and allowed for the moment to happen instead of over directing. We all want the perfect image and “perfect” seems to get in the way of capturing true organic moments. It was fun to see how she allowed the magic to happen then see the image it produced. I loved how she used what was special to the family, and added other details to capture a full story. Lifestyle photography is something not everyone is good at capturing and I gained so many tips and insights to make my own lifestyle sessions more meaningful. I also, learned some tips in editing that I didn’t know and can add into my own process. Heidi has a beautiful soul that comes across in her simplistic take on photographing her clients. I have been a fan for many years and she never fails to continue to produce images that show true emotion and beauty. I highly recommend this breakout to give you inspiration and tips to further your own lifestyle art.

  • Sarah says:

    Very disappointed this didn’t include how she actually edits. Just ran an action which is fine but include that in the BO. Spend money just to find out you have to spend almost $200 for one action. That’s insane.

  • Kris says:

    The only thing this breakout made me feel os annoyed that I wasted $50 on it.

  • Brenda says:

    Heidi, I want to thank you for posting this information about your passion in Photography. You are great at what you do. I have been out of work for 4 months, knowing my entire life that photograph has been my number 1 passion as a hobby. As I read the information about yourself, I feel like I am reading about myself. I take pictures in a way of the beauty that I see within me. I really want to learn all about photography and all it has to offer, I normally just take pictures when I see something that hits me just right, then sometimes I am spontaneous with my photography. I have a HX1 Digital Still Camera. I really have the desire to learn all about the characteristics it has to offer, then go to a more advanced camera. I just want to thank you again for your posting about yourself. You were talking about me at the same time. This has really opened the door for me to know more about myself. It may take me awhile but at least I am on my way knowing the real me about photography. Thanks again Heidi. May God richly bless you in all the you do in helping others reach their potential in Photography.

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