The Beautiful Struggle: Making honest photographs using your compassionate heart

with Keziah Kelsey


all materials are downloadable & yours to keep

Create images that reflect your heart.

Life is a struggle– a beautiful struggle. Join Keziah Kelsey and learn how to make photographs that reflect your heart. From session prep to shooting and editing, you’ll get an inside look at how Keziah makes raw, compelling photographs that are brimming with truth.

what you’ll get

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112 page eBook that dives deep into Keziah’s process for making intimate, raw imagery


3 shooting videos-- in home and outdoors


5 editing and culling videos with both hand edits and how to use presets

5 presets ( The Greatest hits collection from Keziah)

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Two bonus eBooks: Color & Style, The Art of Business

Interview video with PPD mama

what you’ll learn


How to guide intimacy in your sessions


How to connect to your subjects in truthful ways and trust your open heart to lead you along the way


How to use light, color & emotion to help you tell a story, plus how to work in low light


Guiding the communication with your clients to


How to choose a location, work in the great outdoors, and balance skin tones


How to reveal the heart of someone by documenting the struggle


How to style clients for artistic control & how to edit with depth and color


Bringing your vision and voice to life inside of a business

about your presenter

Keziah is a mother to an amazing 3 year old who joined her family through an incredible open adoption in 2014. She internationally published and recognized as a fine artist, showing in galleries in NYC, Poland and beyond. Keziah is based out of Denver, CO and runs BabyRose Photography there while continuing to collaborate with other artists on shows, performances and expressions of the mystery of human existence. See more of her work here.



  1. Katy marble December 1, 2018 at 8:46 am - Reply

    This course by Keziah is the perfect balance between heart and practicality. Keziah explains how she embraces the challenges of the work we do and the amazing individuals we work with. This course will help you to see challenges (both physical and emotional) as opportunities, and will send you into sessions feeling prepared to turn struggles into opportunities. After taking the course, I feel more confident in setting both my clients and myself up for success during every session. I connect with them on a much deeper level throughout the entire process, and the art I make is more personal to both me and to them. I can’t believe how much Keziah was able to pack into this breakout; it’s worth every penny and SO much more. The bonus materials are FABULOUS, too!

  2. Ebony Logins September 10, 2018 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Wow, I am seriously blown away by this! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I absolutely love and deeply value the honesty and depth of this breakout. Keziah’s work is stunning and perfectly reflects the compassion and emotion portrayed in her work. As an emotion and connection photographer, this breakout is priceless for me and my business. It has helped me dig deeper and reflect on how I connect with my subjects in a meaningful way. This sort of reflective breakout is priceless to my education and I am so happy that I jumped in on it! If you have any desire in capturing real, honest, and emotional moments with your subjects, you’ll want to run and grab this breakout today!

  3. Emily Bremer September 8, 2018 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    Wow! I just had to write to express my gratitude for your big heart and soul and for you sharing a bit of your wisdom and process.

    I’m not a professional. I’m just a happy snapper of our family, aiming to document our days with honesty and to hold firmly to the sweet little (fleeing) details of our family life and my children’s sweet souls. I was hesitant to spend money on a course that is designed with more of the professional in mind, AND I am so glad that I did!

    I have yet to dive into anything beyond the PDF, but I absolutely feel inspired by what I have read and what resonates so far.

    Now I am feeling inspired and compelled to document more than just the unposed details and our days and adventures, but to also find ways to capture frames of the struggle (mine/their’s/ours). My photographic journal to my children includes so many honest thoughts and details and while I am proud of that, I also want to push a bit deeper. Someday when they are in the struggle themselves I want them to have the gift of looking back and finding comfort in, yes- I was there too. And its okay. More than okay, its beautiful.

    So I just wanted to take a moment while I have a house full of napping babies and a moment to dig into one of the videos (so excited for that!) to express my gratitude.
    So grateful for your course. And for your artistry.

  4. Ellen Keith Shaw September 7, 2018 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    I am so excited for this breakout. I’ve admired Keziah’s artwork from afar for a long time and its so exciting to get a behind the scenes view of her process. I’ve only downloaded and skimmed the PDF, but in and of itself its well worth the cost of this breakout. She’s got so much heart in her work and it also comes through in her teaching. She is super transparent and in depth about her process and how she engages with clients helping them to open up. I feel like I already do a pretty good job of connecting to my clients, but already I can tell her efforts at this are next level. I’m so excited to see how this informs the way I engage with my clients moving forward.

  5. Jyotsna Bhamidipati September 6, 2018 at 2:08 am - Reply

    I have admired Keziah’s work for a while now. The intimacy, the emotion, she achieves in her work is simply outstanding! Her tones are equally amazing! I love photographing women, expecting moms and motherhood! I just started to dive into the main pdf and I love how she gives real life examples! It is as if she is right there connecting with you, explaining her why. It is a beautifully made pdf and I absolutely recommend this to anyone who not just photographs women, but also wants to learn more about themselves! L

  6. Lee Pettigrew September 5, 2018 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Keziah is incredible! I had been waiting for this breakout and it’s just as amazing (if not more) as I had hoped! It’s like a good book you just can’t put down. Thank you for being so open and honest, Keziah! You light a fire within me.

  7. Kristen Taylor September 4, 2018 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Keziah is an insanely talented artist. You can feel her heart and soul in all of her work. I cannot beleive all that she put into this breakout. It far exceeds the price. Her willingness to be so transparent both in her personal and professional life, is what I love most about this artist. Again, I am completely blown away by what all I received for the price. This is by far the greatest breakout. Seriously, a must have!

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