Wondering why other photographers' pictures look better than yours? 

Feeling frustrated at trying to figure out all of the settings on your camera?

Feeling nervous before shoots because you aren't confident you can nail the right settings, find great light, and create consistently beautiful images?

Knowing how you want your images to look in your head, but not knowing exactly how to achieve that look in real life?


Are you tired of...

Nodding along so far? Then I'm so glad you're here!

Create consistent images so others will start to notice your work and your calendar stays full with sessions

Or, simply preserve your own family's memories in a beautiful way so that you have amazing images to look back on one day

Learn how to edit so that your images truly stand out as professional and attract higher paying clients

Save SO much time instead of trying to piece together information, so you can master these skills quickly

Know exactly how to find great light so you don't have to spend a ton of time editing

Make adjusting your settings feel like second nature so you can adapt to different situations quickly

Feel confident every time you shoot so you can charge higher prices

With this course, you can...

Because i have good news for you!

You can take pictures you love and that you're proud of... even if you don't have the most expensive gear or a ton of time

In this online course, you'll learn how to take professional quality images, master your camera, learn how to edit, and develop a skill that you'll be able to charge generously for.

UNlocking the magic of your camera

Introducing

When I first started, I knew what made a good picture and I could SEE my images in my head the way I wanted them to look. But in real life? If I was honest with myself, they were decent but nowhere close to the professional vibe that I was going for.

My background was in medicine (I didn't know much about photography besides that I liked taking pictures). So I spent YEARS doing allllll the things... googling topics and trying to piece together information, downloading all the freebies, and spending hours behind the computer editing and trying to fix my photos. But it just led to unnecessary confusion, and my growth was way slower than it could have been.

But over the past 8 years as a photographer, I've learned exactly how to create images that I'm proud of. Now, I show up to sessions feeling confident that I can create beautiful pictures for my clients, no matter what the situation throws at me.   

I've taken everything I've learned on my journey and put it into this course, because I wish I would have had all of this in one place when I was first starting out! It would have saved me so much time, energy, and frustration. I'm so glad you found me and I can't wait to get this into your hands so you can start taking pictures you love as well! 

I wish I had all of this when I first started

Hi! I'm Kristen

A camera is only as good as the person behind it

Yes, this is what I've been looking for!!

Once you are comfortable with your camera, if you're thinking about maybe starting your own business, it's time to start portfolio building!

It's super important to be very strategic in how you market yourself in the beginning. Having images that really showcase your best work, and the types of clients that you want to work with, will get you started off on the right foot. 

We'll talk through how to do this so that you're building your brand from the very beginning!

BONUS LESSON: PORTFOLIO BUILDING

Once you can get good pictures straight out of your camera, it's time to add a little bit of magic with editing. By having a consistent editing style, your potential clients will start to recognize your work, and trust that you'll be able to create the same results for them!

We'll talk about culling, using the sliders and adjustment brushes in Lightroom, batch editing to make your workflow faster, and  fun Photoshop techniques like head swaps and adding in skies!

module three: editing

Next we'll start to dive even deeper into your camera so you can create truly professional images. These skills will take your photographs to the next level and make your work stand out. 

I'll cover how to nail focus every time (even in tricky situations), find great light, and compose your shots like a pro. We'll also talk about how to use the different metering modes to get perfect exposures, depth of field, lens choice, and how to shoot in Kelvin to get perfect white balance in camera! 

module two: ADVANCED SETTINGS and SKILLS

I'll cover everything you need to know to get your camera out of auto once and for all. Once you have full control of your camera, you'll be able to produce consistent, high quality images. We'll talk about exposure, ISO, aperture, and shutter speed - AND how to decide which order to adjust them in. Taught in an easy to understand way so that it becomes second nature.

module one: shooting in manual mode

Check out what's inside

CURIOUS IF THIS COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Psst... THIS is how you'll feel more confident at sessions, without needing to buy a ton of expensive new gear.

Mastering photography involves so many little steps... but I'm going to hand you everything you need to fast track your success.

Access to an exclusive online community where you can ask me anything.... I answer every question personally, so you're never left without support along the way! This is HUGE and not a part of so many other online courses out there! Having someone you can go to with all of your questions is a game-changer! And I'd love to help!

Pre-recorded video lessons, so you can watch them at your own pace and refer back to them as much as needed

Printable PDF Workbook, so you can take notes and get all of your ideas on paper

What you get inside of the course:

This is the beginning of everything you want

Feel confident charging for your work, knowing that you can consistently provide your clients with high quality images

Be happy that you saved so much time by learning this all in one place, instead of trying to figure it out on your own with trial and error

Have a lifelong skill that you can use to capture your own family's memories

Be able to edit pictures faster and get hours of your life back, instead of spending so much time trying to fix your images

Feel confident every time you go on a shoot, knowing that you'll be able to produce professional quality photographs

After the Unlocking the Magic of your Camera course, you'll:

Kristen captured our family beautifully. She worked her magic with the littles and even got authentic smiles from my husband! I could not be more pleased with Kristen, our experience, and her work - every shot is exceptional!!

If you are looking for a photographer who personalizes your photo session and who makes every moment enjoyable, then you need to look no further, because Kristen is the absolute Best photographer we have ever entrusted with our family memories!! We enthusiastically recommend Kristen!!

Kristen is not only amazing at what she does, she makes it enjoyable for everyone! It's so obvious that she loves what she does so much, which translates into the best experience for her clients! She genuinely wants your photos to be the best they can be and it's such a pleasure to work with her!

Kristen, our photos are simply stunning. I will hardly be able to choose favorites. Thank you for working your magic, for your patience, guidance, and most importantly your insane talent! I'll now get back to obsessing over these all night long!

to help you get testimonials like these!

It's my mission

Meagan

Katie

Andrea

Janet

If you show up, complete the lessons, and do all the work.... I'm confident that you will be able to master your camera and transform your pictures in just 2 short months.

Are you ready to say yes to your dreams?

Dream big 
Start small 
But most of all, start

- Simon Sinek

"Quote from a past student can go here. Tiramisu bear claw croissant candy canes macaroon cotton candy cake I love dragée. "

Yes! This is ALL of the stuff I wish I had when I was brand new to photography! As long as you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera that you can set on manual mode... this program will help you unlock the magic in your camera! Everything is explained in a super easy to understand way that makes learning fun!

It depends! Even if you've been shooting for awhile and have paying clients, if you're not seeing the results you want... this program will help! Even if you technically know how to shoot in manual, but it still isn't second nature, or you don't know how to find great light, nail focus, and compose your images professionally... this course will help your break through that barrier!

Absolutely! Most photographers start out with an entry-level camera and 1-2 basic lenses. I did too! That's perfect! This program will show you how to take beautiful images no matter what gear you use! And even though the settings might look a little different across different brands, they're similar enough that it's not hard to translate!

I get it... life is busy! So no worries... you'll have lifetime access to all of the prerecorded lessons.  There are over 8 hours of content in those lessons - and I highly recommend watching each lesson and then spending some time mastering that skill before moving on!

After checkout, you'll be added to my private online Slack community. I set aside time every day to be in there, personally answering questions from my students! So, you'll always have someone to go to with your questions as you work through the material!!

YES!  This course is for you too! That's exactly how I started out. After I had my children, I picked up my camera to capture their lives. This course will help you learn how to use that camera that is collecting dust on the shelf... so that you can take beautiful images of your children as they grow up - from everyday moments around the house, to vacations and more. You'll be so glad to have high quality images to look back on!



YES! This course is for you too! That's exactly how I started out. After I had my children, I picked up my camera to capture their lives. This course will help you learn how to use that camera that is collecting dust on the shelf... so that you can take beautiful images of your children as they grow up - from everyday moments around the house, to vacations and more. You'll be so glad to have high quality images to look back on!

6. What if I'm just a mom who wants better pictures of my own family?

After checkout, you'll be added to my private online Slack community. I set aside time every day to be in there, personally answering questions from my students! So, you'll always have someone to go to with your questions as you work through the material!!
(This is HUGE and not a part of many other programs you see out there.)

5. What IF I have questions during the course?

I get it... life is busy! So no worries... you'll have lifetime access to all of the prerecorded lessons.

 There are over 8 hours of content in those lessons - and I highly recommend watching each lesson and then spending some time mastering that skill before moving on!

4. I'm so busy... how much time will this take?

Absolutely! Most photographers start out with an entry-level camera and 1-2 basic lenses. I did too! That's perfect! This program will show you how to take beautiful images no matter what gear you use! And even though the settings might look a little different across different brands, they're similar enough that it's not hard to translate!

3. I use a different camera than you... is that ok?

It depends! Even if you've been shooting for awhile and have paying clients, if you're not seeing the results you want... this program will help! Even if you technically know how to shoot in manual, but it still isn't second nature, or you don't know how to find great light, nail focus, and compose your images professionally... this course will help your break through that barrier!

2. I'm experienceD... will I get anything out of this?

Yes! This is ALL of the stuff I wish I had when I was brand new to photography! As long as you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera that you can set on manual mode... this program will help you unlock the magic in your camera! Everything is explained in a super easy to understand way that makes learning fun!

1. I'm Brand new to Photography... is this for me?

FAQ's

You might be wondering...

I'm so excited to welcome you to the Unlocking the Magic of your Camera course. Inside, I'll show you exactly how to take consistent images that are as good in real life as they are in your head. This is the first step to being able to charge for your work and to stand out among the crowd!

Beautiful photos and a whole new world of possibilities are just one click away