It doesn't shoot like they show you on the billboard ads. You want to take photos that capture how you feel and how you want things to be remembered.
You've tried learning photography before (googling, you tube, asking a friend...), but it seemed too hard, frustrating, overwhelming. You feel intimidated by all that's out there.
You're trying to keep all things in motion... for them. You may be feeling you need a space for you, a deep desire to create, explore and find your voice.
We see you. We know your struggle and want to make it easy...
From poor quality
To frame worthy photos
you can hang on your walls!
images YOU'RE PROUD TO display!
MAKING IMAGES WITH EASE
OVERWHELMED AND FRUSTRATED
STEP BY STEP GUIDANCE
UNSURE WHERE TO START
THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
OLD CAMERA COLLECTING DUST
Because you deserve to have images that you are proud of. To be able to look back on something that you have created and know it's more than just a picture, it's the gift of a memory that will be loved all the more as years go on.
You will have beautiful frame worthy images you can't wait to display on your walls... memories to last forever.
Six self-paced modules covering Light, Learning Manual Mode, Shooting Outside, Editing, Shooting Inside and a Celebration Week!
Easy to digest videos, worksheets, cheatsheets, guides and homework to complete when the time suits you. We've got your back mama!
The encouragement and accountability of a community of Mamas on the same photo-takin' journey [and no intimidating professionals]!
The confidence and knowledge to create into the future and a safe space to explore and find your voice.
And by the
end of the course?
We teach you how to capture
images you can feel...
That's not all, when you join the course you'll also receive these incredible bonuses!
in this module we pull back the veil and show you how to edit your images in lightroom
learn how to import photos, what presets are, how to edit (aka adjust those sliders) + export your images to share online.
In this module we practically demonstrate what light looks like at different times during the day.
We also get you photographing your kids outside and share our pro tips + tricks to get beautiful images outside no matter what weather or light situation.
module 2 is all about shooting in manual mode!
We're not going to lie, this module is probably the heaviest, but we've broken everything down into quick + actionable videos that show you how to do it, minus the overwhelm!
It's celebration week! This last module is about consolidating what you have learnt + GETTING EXCITED ABOUT ALL THAT THE FUTURE HOLDS!
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO DISCOVER THE JOY OF PRINT AND THE BEAUTY OF MEMORY KEEPING FOR LIFE.
THIS IS THE WEEK WE BRING EVERYTHING TOGETHER - theory and practice, vision & crAFT.
YOU WILL LEARN TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL IMAGES WITHIN YOUR OWN HOME, THREADING LIGHT AND COMPOSITION, STORY AND SETTING TO MAKE A MAGIC OF YOUR OWN.
THIS INTRO MODULE will have you seeing light in a new light!
PHOTOGRAPHY AFTER ALL iS described as painting with light and this week we will begin to observe, identify and fall in love with all kinds of wonderful light.
Ten thoughtful PDF recipes of inspiration to prompt you as you photograph your kids! Designed to help spare tears and keep your kids engaged while you practise on them!
Monthly 'Lunch + Learn' Zoom sessions that give you a space to ask questions, get clarity, be inspired, as well as meet other photo-takin Mamas from all over the world! We also record these so you can catch up if you can't make it!
You won't be doing this alone! Join us and our supportive community of mamas along the same photo-taking journey as you, learning and growing together every step of the way!
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Following a chance encounter at a family photography conference many years ago, we've since shared life stories, the enneagram, and a common love for documenting childhood and motherhood the way it all feels.
Together we've had the privilege of photographing countless families and during our sessions, often hear the resound of mums wishing they could take better photos of their own kids, mostly for the memories, but also because it's something they would love and wished they could pursue.
That's where we come in!
We have designed this course to be 100% self paced so you can learn and complete it in your own time, in the hours that suit you. We strongly suggested completing it in 6 weeks (one module per week). You could binge it in a day if you really wanted or complete it over 12 months- all options are A-OK!
We also run monthly 'Lunch + Learn' Zoom sessions over the lunchtime time slot where you can jump on, ask questions, get feedback & make friends with other photo-takin mamas from all over the world! These sessions are to be thought of like the cherry on top and if you can't make these session there is no need to worry, we record all of them and upload them to your portal so you don't miss out!
Much like how a cooking recipe reads these recipes take you through a series of simple steps to create your own beautiful scene at home or when you're out and about.
These photo recipes help to make concepts simple, inspire creativity and play, making it easy to practise what you are learning while bringing a little bit of magic to your day [and are exclusive to Mamatography]!
Good question... we suggest a computer and access to Adobe Lightroom. And don't worry, you can download the full version of Lightroom on a 7 day FREE trial. After that it's $14.29 per month.
We recommend starting your trial in week FOUR (editing week) and then you can decide whether you'd like to pay per month after that.
You can also download the mobile version of Lightroom for FREE that you can use to edit images too. We do recommend learning the desktop version (as mobile is slightly different) but the principles we teach you are the same and can be translated to the mobile version if you can't access a 'proper computer.'
You're looking for a general photography course. This course teaches all you need to know about photography however is tailored to mums, children + family photography (though dads are most welcome)!
You're happy enough with your phone imagery and don't feel you need to improve.
You prefer to learn by reading a manual.
You're already a professional family photographer. We would love to cater to you in future, but you might find this course teaches you what you already know.
You want to make the most of their camera, and are committed to learning the skills you need to do this.
You want to learn with ease and playfulness. To have your kids on board as you learn, and to make forever memories you are both going to love.
You'd love learn within a supportive community who are alongside you on this journey.
You want to feel confident and proud, knowing you've done something to invest in yourself....and who knows where these new skills might take you?
Discover if this masterclass is right for you
We know there are lots of Mamas* that want to learn photography in order to snap their own kids and also not overload their brain with all the different photography genres [like lots of other beginner courses do] so we've tailored this journey specifically to these Mamas. While you don't need to be a mum, we would anticipate you have a love for kids and documenting life.
*Dads are most welcome to join in but we apologise in advance for all the Mummy references!
We think it's the perfect period of time so you don't get overwhelmed or loose interest. We recommend committing to going through one module each week so you give yourself time to digest and practise. If you're feeling eager then you could binge it but, we don't recommend that. The students that have gotten the most from the course have taken the 6 weeks and really given themselves to the process of learning and practising.
Once you have purchased the course you will be prompted to create login details to grant you immediate and exclusive access. Our user friendly platform tracks your progress too! You'll also be invited to an exclusive facebook community for course members only!
Get started with our easy to follow camera + gear guide!
A note that you will need a camera that can be put into manual mode (not just a phone camera) to actually put this course into practice and make the most of the teaching delivered. We're a bit biased but our cameras have been the best investment of our lives!
Everything we teach in our course comes from the years of experience we have had as family photographers however starting a business is an entirely different ball game! While we know this course will give you the skills you need to capture beautiful memories, where you take your new knowledge and skills from here will be entirely up to you, your aspirations and your heart.
Maybe this means it's even more important for you to begin documenting this time you have with them! In all honesty though, neither your age or their age will ever be an issue. There is beauty in memories from every life stage, the techniques we teach are universal and it is never too late to begin capturing life and cherishing memories. Who knows where it will lead?!
We have found that our students take around 45 mins to digest each module, with an additional hour of suggested practice time with your camera each week.
We anticipate sitting down each week with a cuppa and a fresh new module will feel nothing like work, and a lot more like something that sparks creative joy, and maybe even help you approach motherhood and parenting in a new light too (our photo recipes are a great help here!)
A resounding YES! We are so grateful to those who have chosen to join us early on and we will be giving you lifetime access to any course upgrades that may occur. We have poured our heart into this course (along with all our 20yrs+ of photography experience) so we know it is pretty amazing as it is, but we would of course welcome your feedback and will take this all on board as we strive to create the perfect beginner photography course for mums!
We recommend access to a laptop to view the course materials (however we have had students opt to learn on their ipads instead which is also fine)! The only software you will need is Adobe Lightroom which we suggest you access using a free 7 day trial during Module 4 and then decide whether you would like to continue access thereafter. A free mobile version of Adobe Lightroom can also be used for your phone/ipad.
At the core of it, our course has been built by mums, for mums. We aim not to only equip you with the technical skills to use your camera, but to really lean into the heart behind it all. Yes, our course teaches you to take beautiful photographs, but also to slow down, to appreciate the season that is, allowing you to see motherhood in a new light in a way that gifts you more than you imagine.
Our course is delivered online through 6 modules that include video tutorials, accompanying pdf downloads, homework covering both theory and practice, as well as a library of practical exercises for you to try (have you seen our amazing photo recipes?). We provide guidance and feedback along the way through our facebook group exclusively for participating Mamatography students.
Of course! The beauty of our online course is that it can be taken anywhere in the world and we have been lucky to have students from New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Canada to name a few!
It would be wonderful to have you as part of our community of mums, sharing the same journey from anywhere in the world!
And just know this, mama... It doesn't matter how old your kids might be or how overwhelmed you feel when you look at your big camera. We are here to reduce the overwhelm and make taking photos of your kids easy, meaningful and even fun! Join us?
love Trish & Amy x
Some kind words
from our students!