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Camp Mom*tog

For those of you who do not read my Mom*tog blog I wanted to share this here as well!

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I’ve always said I wouldn’t do a workshop until I could figure out a way to make it my own.  Different, fun, and inspirational.  What better way to make it fun than to pair up with my very good friend Julie Carson from Joy’s Hope?  An intro to photography course plus photography related arts and crafts.  I am SO excited about Camp Mom*tog!

So, what exactly is Camp Mom*tog?  It’s a day camp for moms who want to learn to take control of their cameras and have fun while doing it.  It’s for the moms who want to learn how to tap into their creative side and see master crafter Julie Carson at work.  And it’s for the mom who wants to get away for a couple of hours and focus on herself, make new friends, and be inspired.

Camp will be held on May 18 and we will be meeting at my studio in beautiful Downtown Fullerton, California.  The workshop will last from 12 – 5ish (we will go later if need be) with the photography instruction lasting 2 hours and crafting instruction lasting another 2 hours.  We will have a one hour break in between to eat cupcakes and mingle and ask any questions you may have.  In order to keep Camp Mom*tog small and intimate there will be a maximum of 12 attendees and groups will be broken down to 6 in order to get the one on one attention from each instructor.

The Intro to Photography course is for those moms who own a DSLR camera (the type of camera where you can change the lens) and who want to learn how to take control of their camera and shoot on manual.  I will be explaining aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and how they all relate to one another.  We will be reviewing different types of lighting situations.  And, lastly, we will go out on a photo safari with a couple of real kid models to put what we’ve learned into practice and earn your photography badge.  This photography course is for busy moms who are not planning on starting a photography business, but rather want to learn how to shoot the best images straight from their camera without having to spend lots of time editing.  This course will not cover any Photoshop.

To earn your arts and crafts badge, Julie will be instructing you on a fun photography related project that can either be used as props in your shoots or to display your beautiful pictures in your home.  Julie knows that any good day involves power tools, fabric, and paint, and this day at camp will have you working with all three.  And if you’re scared of glue guns, like I am, she can help you get over that fear!

The cost to register for Camp Mom*tog is $350 and is due in full at registration in order to hold your spot.  If for some reason you are unable to attend camp, you may transfer your spot to another camper.

Are you ready to register?  Click here to register via Paypal.  Once your payment is received you will be sent a registration sheet.

We are so genuinely excited to meet and work with you at camp!


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The Mach Family

Our first shoot was cancelled due to weather.  Although, I might have cancelled it more for my benefit than theirs.  Yes, it was raining, but it was also FREEZING.  When I say freezing, I mean anything below 60 degrees.  However, that doesn’t really phase the Mach family because they are from Alaska.  The same weather I think is FREEZING is balmy to them.  I completely and totally admit I am a wimp.

I’m happy we did reschedule though because we had some beautiful California light for them.  And Chelsey appreciates the light because she is an AMAZING photographer up in Alaska.  Although I get nervous for shooting other photographers, it is my absolute favorite because they are so easy to photograph.  They get what it takes to get amazing pictures and they are so low stress.  And the best part is that their husbands get it as well and know just how much the session means to their wife.  I love that.

This session was loud, chaotic, crazy, but it was SO much fun!  This family loves each other.  They love to be together.  And I feel like because it was so low stress I was able to really capture the connections of this amazing family!

Get ready for picture overload because I have a lot of favorites!

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Monica, Shawn, Emma and Baby Isabella

I love this time of year at the beach.  Not too many tourists.  It’s warm and beautiful and the light is amazing!  It’s not a bad place to work!

Monica, Shawn and Emma were so fun to work with.  Emma was my little helper styling Monica and making sure her and Shawn kissed a lot :)  Emma is going to be the most amazing big sister.  She is beyond excited.  And lucky for Monica she’s at that perfect age to be willing and able to help.

Monica is just glowing and beautiful.  Looking at her almost makes me miss being pregnant :)  Baby Isabella is so lucky to have a family so excited and anticipating her arrival!  I’m sure she will be just as beautiful as her Mama!


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