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New Workshops Just in Time for Christmas

I’m adding THREE new workshops today… just in time for Christmas gifts!

February is going to be one busy month for me because I’m going to be totally immersed in teaching and loving every minute. To see a description of each class, scroll to the bottom.

Here’s the lineup (my Paypal address is: to reserve your spot) or CLICK HERE. Each class includes access to my workshop group on Facebook which is filled with kind, helpful photographers who have a willingness to give back and an unmatched generosity of spirit. If you are traveling from out of town, the Cottage is available for overnight stays!

February 8th:

Beginnings | 9 am – 12pm OR 1pm – 4pm| $195 with a $75 deposit in order to book | balance due January 8th

Beginnings Editing | 4:30-6pm | $125 with a $75 deposit in order to book | balance due January 8th

The Month of February: 

Beginnings Online | $195 with a $75 deposit in order to book | balance due January 8th


Class descriptions:

Beginnings: You will learn: to shoot on manual, what all those buttons and dials are for, lighting, composition, framing and most importantly how to capture the images YOU want to make! A practice session with a family is included.

Editing: This is the next step after the Beginnings workshop… it’s taking your new technical knowledge and adding the artistic component. It’s also great for those who have been shooting a while and just need a refresher or some new inspiration! I use Photoshop but nearly everything can be used for Lightroom or Elements. We’ll cover working in Camera Raw, layers & masks, how to use the Adjustment Panel and fun things like cloning and head swaps.

Beginnings Online: This is an online course and will run in a private Facebook group. There are weekly assignments that you can complete on your own time followed by lots of feedback and questions are always welcome. And yes – just like the in person workshop, 100% of your fee will apply to any 2014 full workshop here on the farm! So if you are just beginning or want to make sure you have a solid foundation then this is the class for you. Not only will you learn skills that will carry you through your photography journey, you will also receive feedback on your images, work at your own pace and be able to ask questions in a safe, warm, friendly group. Spots are very limited! (syllabus available upon request)


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December 8, 2014 - 2:09 pm

Dorothy Bryan - Can I please book for the Beginning class? I will do the deposit tonight. Thanks and God bless you. I have a nice Olympus camera and don’t know a lot about it. I’m so excited!

December 8, 2014 - 8:18 pm

Dorothy Bryan - Sending my deposit on PayPal.. Thanks and God Bless!!

December 14, 2014 - 3:30 am

Dawna Denney - do you still have two sites available for your beginners class? I can PayPal you a deposit if you have them.


Valentines Day Wedding Event

A Valentines Day Wedding Event

These are absolutely perfect for your simple elopement, a meaningful vow renewal or your small, romantic wedding with family and friends gathered close by.

This wedding package is all-inclusive and takes place at my favorite wedding venue… Clay Hill in Yale, Virginia. There will be a minister on site and you’ll receive up to one hour for your ceremony and portraits of you and your beloved, hair & makeup, a wedding cake and decor – not to mention the beautiful images from your ceremony and a photo book. One lucky couple will win a complimentary overnight stay at The Cottage as part of their package! 

Cost: $1750

Spots are very, very limited so contact me to book now!


Thanksgiving Week Offers!

A rundown of this week’s Thanksgiving deals!

1. For the months of January, February and March ONLY your session will be upgraded! You’ll receive everything in the full session … for the price of the Petite Session. And you’ll be able to schedule a “Weekday Mini” anytime – weekday, weekend… anytime!

2. For brides! Double your coverage – pick your package and DOUBLE the hours. Limited to the first three brides!

3. Now through Monday book a mentoring session (afternoon or weekend) for you and a loved one…for the price of just one session!
See details here:

Contact me for more information: or 757.899.0178