Mommy Workshop: How to Take Better Photographs of Your Children


As both a mother and a child photographer, I have found myself blessed with the rare opportunity to see the world through the eyes of a child. I remind myself daily to slow down and appreciate the small, unassuming moments that make up a childhood.

It is these moments, both fleeting and unscripted, which guide my passion for photography.

The rise and fall of a tiny sleeping chest, eyelashes resting on full moon cheeks, dimpled knuckles and ears like seashells, wispy hair and rosebud lips, skinned knees and gapped toothed smiles, pig tails, peanut butter, dirty feet and belly buttons. Waking with the first rays of dawn – dancing in the last rays of sunset. Being fully present with the pulse and rhythm of the earth beneath our feet.

These are the things that matter. These are the things that are truly important. My hope for this workshop is that we all remember to slow down. That we take a step back from the busy pace of life and remember the things that are the closest to our hearts. That we take the time to create a permanent record of these moments that are over in the blink of an eye. I also hope that you walk away from this workshop confident that you will be able to document these moments accurately and creatively!


Who this workshop is for:

Moms, Grandmas, Aunties, etc. However, this workshop is specifically geared towards mothers who want to take better photos of their children.

You do not need a DSLR to take the workshop, but it is strongly recommended.


Who this workshop is not for:

If you are thinking of starting your own photography business, or already have your own local photography business, you are probably too advanced for this class. I will not be discussing the business of photography.


What we will cover:

The main goal of the workshop is to have you walk away confident that you can take better photographs of your children.


We will also cover the following which will help you to achieve the above goal more effectively:

> Digital SLR modes

> Exposure (both indoors and outdoors)

> Utilizing your home space to take the best photos of your children in their own environment


> Shutter Speed

> Aperture and Depth of Field

> White balance

> Choosing the best lenses for your camera

> Composition and Perspective


What you should do to prepare:

Because this is a group workshop, and I’m going to be packing so much into the day, spend some time getting to know the bells and whistles of your fancy camera. Read the manual so you fully understand where to find all of your camera’s settings and functions.


What you will receive:

– Access to a private Facebook group for individuals who have taken the workshop   where you can post the photos you’ve taken, get feedback from your new mommy friends and share resources and tips!

– Workshop workbook packed with tons of useful tips and info! Most of what we cover in the workshop will also be covered in the workbook so you will have something to look back on as a reference!

– Lunch and Snacks provided. Location to be announced. I’m trying to limit the workshop to 10 attendees to keep the day intimate, so spots are on a first come first served basis.  A second workshop date will be added if the first fills up.


Date, Time, Payment info:

The workshop will take place on Saturday, August 31st, and run from 9 am until 5 pm. The cost is $295 for the full day. This includes lunch, snacks, and your workbook.

Email me at: to book your spot!


10 thoughts on “Mommy Workshop: How to Take Better Photographs of Your Children

  1. Hey Sarah, I would love to attend this workshop, I just don’t know what my schedule is at work yet. I will let you knw. I was just wondering something. I see a lot of people starting out as photographers on Facebook and other media sites, to be a “professional” photographer do you have to have some sort of schooling? Do people that come to you for pictures ask you for a diploma of some sort or with photography is it more to see your portfolio of pictures you taken. I always wondered that. I’m not looking to start a business, just to take better pictures of my kids and family.
    Thanks so much for your time.

  2. Aack This is me!!! I have 5 amazing daughters and 1 pretty decent DSLR. I like the pictures I take in ‘A’ mode (automatic lol) but I would love to take better ones… I don’t have time for the whole Saturday though 🙁 If you are ever able to do an evening (or a couple evenings) a week I would LOVE to participate! (Especially in the fall/winter, my husband works a lot of hours then!)

  3. Just wondering where you are located? I would love love to attend your workshop but have a feeling your a bit far away.

    Thank you,

  4. Hi sarah, I would like to sign up for the photography session on august 31 st. How do I go about securing a spot?

  5. I have 2 girls and would love to attend. Also have a dslr that mostly use on automatic.

  6. I would be interested in a few evening sessions instead of a full day like Caroline suggested.

  7. Right now, this is the only class I am offering. I haven’t thought about offering an evening class, but anything I offer in the future will be posted here on the blog or on the facebook page.

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