Lifestyle kids photography - Online workshop

Lifestyle kids photography - Online workshop

Every time I can proudly share the work of my Capturing Joy workshop students I feel blissfully happy. This 4-week online workshop is all about infusing joy and happiness in your photography. If you are a lifestyle children and family photographer, or if you photograph your own kids on a daily basis and want to know the secrets to those laughter-filled images, this is the class for you.

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Lifestyle photography workshop - Kids and family

Lifestyle photography workshop - Kids and family

I feel so proud when I get to proudly share the work of my students after a new run of the Capturing Joy workshop is over. If you are wondering what this workshop is about, it’s all in the title. This class is dedicated to children and family lifestyle photography, with a very special twist: how to capture true, authentic, bursting joy.

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Children photography workshop | Capturing Joy

Children photography workshop | Capturing Joy

There are many amazing things about getting to teach the Capturing Joy workshop. One of them is the daily fix of happiness. Every single day during the 4 weeks of this online class, students share their favorite joy-filled images with the group and believe me when I tell you that our cheeks hurt by the end of each day. This workshop is the best anti-depressant ever!

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How to start your photography year on the right foot

With a new year come new projects, new goals, new energy. What if 2015 was the moment to finally take the leap and shoot what makes your heart sing? If you are tired of fake smiles and stiff family poses... If you want to capture true emotion, bursting laughter, fabulous connections that will bring a smile to your face... If you want to finally enjoy family sessions, and feel a rush of excitement before each shoot because you know you are going to have a blast... If you want to reconnect with your inner joy, and watch your subjects being genuinely happy in front of your camera... The Capturing Joy workshop is made for you!!

A new run of the class is starting on January 26th, just in time to get you on the right track for the new year!

Start 2015 with a creativity push... Join us NOW!

Capturing Joy workshop

Here is what the past students of the Capturing Joy workshop had to say about their experience:

"Best course ever!! If you want to infuse your photography (and, as an added bonus, your every day) with laughter and joy: RUN and sign up for the next run of this course. Not only are Lisa’s PDFs immensely informative and packed full of beautiful, inspiring and infectiously happy photos, but they also provide an incredible amount of practical advice and easy-to-put-into-practice tips and suggestions. There is such a wealth of fun ideas that flows from the class. (...) If you’re looking for inspiration, take this class. If you’re looking for useful, practical and ingenious ideas for capturing love, laughter and joy in your photography, take this class. If you want to learn from one of the most encouraging, generous and HAPPY instructors out there, take this class. Simply: TAKE THIS CLASS. You won’t regret it." (Val)

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"I got SO much out of this class. Lisa is simply amazing, encouraging, inspiring, I could go on and on. She pours herself into teaching the class. I came away with so many great methods for infusing joy into my images (without needing to be a comedic source for my subjects, which was not working well!). I gained so much technical knowledge from her, assistants and fellow student’s critiques. One of the best parts was realizing how fulfilling capturing joy truly is. The images I took during this class make me so happy and my subjects were happier about having their picture taken too!" (Alissa Cole)

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"This was such a FUN workshop!!! Shooting for this class felt less like an assignment and more like a game. The PDFs each week were HUGE and jam-packed with helpful information about how to really inspire, capture, and emphasize the joy in your subjects. I took PAGES of notes while reading the PDFs, because there were so many great ideas and I didn’t want to miss or forget a single one. I was blown away by all the details Lisa provided, and know I’ll be referencing those before my sessions again and again. I am *really* excited about applying what I learned with my upcoming sessions!" (Kelley K.)

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"This class is nothing short of wonderful. Lisa has organized materials in a way that are engaging and informative…I could not WAIT to receive each week’s assigned reading! Not only are the materials a joy to read, but they provide the tools and inspiration you need as a photographer to infuse your own images with joy. Lisa never tries to make your photos look like hers, but rather she lets you translate the emotions of her work into your own style. I cannot recommend this class enough!" (Kellie)

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"This course is a winner! If you’re looking to infuse some love and laughter into your work, this is the course to take. Lisa is a very encouraging instructor. She provides thorough feedback and is always available to students even between assignments. The course materials are full of information. Not just theories but effective ideas ready to be put into practice. I have nothing but high praise for this course and Lisa as a teacher." (Meg)

Read more reviews, learn more about the Capturing Joy workshop and sign up now!

 

Capturing Joy workshop for photographers | Student images!

I am so incredibly giddy to write this article :) It is long overdue, but it was worth the wait. In August, I was lucky enough to teach the 3rd run of the Capturing Joy workshop for photographers, and the time has come to share the incredible work of my students. Can you hear how proud I am to say this tiny little word, "my"? Don't get me wrong, I know that this is their work and their talent being shown here, and it has very little to do with me. But knowing that I took a small part in their photography journey, and that the 4 weeks we spent together learning how to instill our photography with joy and happiness somehow inspired them to create those stunning, memorable images... Well, it makes my week.

The other very good news is that a new run of the Capturing Joy workshop is coming soon. So soon, that registration is already open... Don't miss out!!!

 

 

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If you are anything like me and feel like there is never enough joy in your life, you can also get some more eye candy, with the incredible work of the 1st Capturing Joy workshop students, or with the amazing images taken during the 2nd run of the workshop!

Thank you so much to the students for making these classes such a happy experience, and for allowing me to share their fabulous work.

Capturing Joy Workshop - January 2015

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Capturing Joy workshop | Images and reviews

It's time for a new picture share from the Capturing Joy workshop!!! I am insanely proud to show you the amazing work created during the last run of the workshop, this group was nothing short of amazing!!! A new run is starting soon (January 26th, 2015), you can register NOW, don't miss out!! The 3 first runs sold out pretty quickly, so grab your seat while you still can.

Now... ready to smile BIG??

Capturing Joy workshop | Kelly Morra

Capturing Joy workshop | Alissa Cole

Capturing Joy workshop | Michelle Kersey

Capturing Joy workshop | Missy Mayo

Capturing Joy workshop | Emily Rolling

Capturing Joy workshop | Kim McDonald

Capturing Joy workshop | Celia Sloan

Capturing Joy workshop | Hannah Fenstermacher

Capturing Joy workshop | Kathryn Bessette

Capturing Joy workshop | Kelly Tonks

Capturing Joy | Val garcia Tufro

Capturing Joy workshop | Kelly Morra

Capturing Joy workshop | Maggie Fuller

Capturing Joy workshop | Michelle Kersey

Capturing Joy workshop | Natalie James

Capturing Joy workshop | Melissa Cozart

Capturing Joy workshop | Elodie Jacob

Capturing Joy workshop | Mona Van Cleve

Capturing Joy workshop | Kim Mc Donald

Capturing Joy workshop | Michelle Kersey

Capturing Joy workshop | Hannah Fenstermacher

Capturing Joy workshop | Alissa Cole

Capturing Joy | Violeta Lopez

Capturing Joy workshop | Celia Sloan

Capturing Joy workshop | Emily Rolling

Capturing Joy workshop | Maggie Fuller

Capturing Joy | Violeta Lopez

Capturing Joy workshop | Olivia Gatti

Capturing Joy workshop | Missy Mayo

Capturing Joy workshop | Kelly Tonks

Capturing Joy workshop | Elodie Jacob

Capturing Joy workshop | Kathryn Bessette

Capturing Joy workshop |Melissa Cozart

Capturing Joy workshop | Natalie James

Capturing Joy workshop | Olivia Gatti

I seriously wish I could share ALL the images created during this workshop, they make me insanely happy!! A big thank you to all of these talented ladies for allowing me to share their work here. I miss you all so much!

If you wonder how it feels to spend 4 weeks in the Capturing Joy workshop, here are some testimonials:

“I debated and debated….should I take this class? Now I am so very glad that I did. Weeks after our class has ended and I still am shooting with all of Lisa’s tips in mind. I think she has really changed how I approach photography. This class was a JOY! Do it…. you will be so very happy that you did!” (Missy Mayo)

“This was my second class with CM, and my first time (admittedly hesitantly) signing up for full participation. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I could have made for myself! I got SO much out of this class. Lisa is simply amazing, encouraging, inspiring, I could go on and on. She pours herself into teaching the class. I came away with so many great methods for infusing joy into my images (without needing to be a comedic source for my subjects, which was not working well!). I gained so much technical knowledge from her, assistants and fellow student’s critiques. One of the best parts was realizing how fulfilling capturing joy truly is. The images I took during this class make me so happy and my subjects were happier about having their picture taken too! Without a doubt these are the kind of images I will treasure most when my kids are all grown up! My photography goals have completely changed for the better and I’m so looking forward to continuing to capturing joy everyday. Without a doubt I would recommend this class to every photographer!” (Alissa Cole)

To learn more about the Capturing Joy workshop, you can have a peek inside over here! Follow this link to see the images from the very first run and read more reviews.

Registration is now OPEN for the third run of this workshop (the class itself starts on August 11th). Don’t miss your chance to get in!!

Capturing Joy | Student picture share and reviews!

A few months ago I had the huge pleasure to be the instructor of the very first round of the Capturing Joy workshop, which was an amazing success!!I simply couldn't have dreamt of a better group to jump start this workshop. The students were motivated, crazy talented, helpful and awfully fun! I woke up every single morning SO excited to discover the new images produced by this fabulous group. Not only did we create hundreds of happy images together, but we also lived the most joyful experience together on a daily basis. What a treat!!

The 3 first runs of this class are sold out. The new run is scheduled for January 26th, 2015 (registration is OPEN, don't miss out!!), I just can't wait to get started again.

Here is a very small sample of images from the first run, just to show you how incredibly fabulous these ladies are!

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I wish I could share ALL the images created during this workshop, I swear it would be the best anti-depressant ever… A big thank you to all of these talented ladies for allowing me to share their work here. You made this first run such a special moment, I will never thank you enough for that!

If you wonder how it feels to spend 4 weeks in the Capturing Joy workshop, here are some testimonials:

"This was a fabulous class! This was my first CM workshop, and I chose this class because I was struggling in my attempts to capture emotions and connections in my portrait photography. Lisa’s PDFs have so many examples and tricks and tools to use to get those joyful moments to happen throughout a portrait session; it’s a wealth of information. I had a family session last weekend, at the end of the third week of this workshop; I had previously photographed this family three times. After showing the mom the images from the session this afternoon, she told me that after seeing the feelings and the happiness I captured in the photographs, it felt like it was Mother’s Day to her — my most memorable compliment yet! Awesome class — I cannot recommend it enough!" (Sheila Clapperton)

"When I saw Capturing Joy in the class list last year, I knew I would sign up. I loved Lisa’s style and knew from her helpful tutorials and posts on the forum that she would be a fantastic instructor. In addition, I have been struggling with capturing my own kids. My four-year-old daughter was actively resisting having her picture taken, even if I was encouraging her to ignore me (which made styled shoots all but impossible). Lisa did not disappoint. It was a shooting workshop, but also so much more. We studied the technical and creative side of capturing joyful photos, but the part that made the difference for me was the philosophy of interaction she taught, as well as loads of ideas and examples. It has revolutionized how I capture my own kids and how I work with clients. I wanted to get everything I could from the course, and it was so valuable to take it full participation and have Lisa’s feedback and that of the teaching assistants. The group was especially active and supportive, and it really was a pleasure to check the forum every day to see what was going on. My older daughter is not running from the camera anymore. She’s even coming up with ideas of her own and tolerating my big camera and Instagram shots. That alone may make the investment worthwhile." (Kristy Harrison)

"This was such a FUN class! My children have voted this the best class CM has to offer, since they had so much fun with it. It was perfect for the winter photographic slump. I highly recommend anyone taking it who is finding their photography in a rut, or who wants to have the push to take lots and lots of fun photos with their children!" (Carri Peterson)

"This course is a winner! If you’re looking to infuse some love and laughter into your work, this is the course to take. Lisa is a very encouraging instructor. She provides thorough feedback and is always available to students even between assignments. The course materials are full of information. Not just theories but effective ideas ready to be put into practice. I have nothing but high praise for this course and Lisa as a teacher." (Meg)

To learn more about the Capturing Joy workshop, you can have a peek inside over here!

Registration is OPEN for the 4th run of the workshop (the workshop itself starts on January 26th, 2015). The first two runs sold out pretty quickly, so don't miss your chance to get in!!

Capturing Joy - Register Now!

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