Welcome to Motherly's Photography Class, brought to you ?FREE? for the month of May from the photo pros at Chatbooks, who print your Instagram, Facebook and camera roll pics automatically for only $8/ book. ?


Having an eye for objects that will look great in your pictures is a skill that every mom can master. In this lesson, I'll show the power of decorating your space to enhance the overall final picture.

The key is fully understanding that in photography (as in life), less is more.



Action Step:

Take the time to look around your home for beautiful objects you can include in your photos. It can be as simple as a blanket, a pretty pillow or a cute outfit that you love on your child, or even for you. Keep things simple and get creative!

Your class lessons—

Lesson 1: Let there be light
Lesson 2: Background matters
Lesson 3: Styling your photos like a pro
Lesson 4: Get in the picture, mama!
Lesson 5: Action shots of baby, toddler + kids
Lesson 6: Edit those pics
Lesson 7: Backing up your photos
Lesson 8: Printing your photos
Lesson 9: Maternity photography mini-class
Lesson 10: Newborn photography mini-class
Lesson 11: Family photography mini-class









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