Frustrated with the photos you're taking of your kids, but not sure what else to do?
Overwhelmed with complicated photography tutorials and trying to figure out your camera?
Wishing you had a better camera because you're pretty sure it will give you better pictures of your children?
You don't need to be an expert to capture GREAT pictures.
I want to help you become confident with a camera.
At Snap Happy Mom, I specialize in teaching the basics of photography to busy moms and helping them understand how to take great photos of their kids.
Photography can feel easy and fun with just a few simple lessons!
I know you don't have a lot of time to invest into learning a new skill... you just want some good shots of your kids, pronto. I have tips you can use RIGHT NOW to improve the photos you're taking on any kind of camera, even in automatic mode.
"But don't I need a better camera to take better pictures?"
Nope. You don't need better equipment - you need to learn how to think like a photographer.
An expensive DSLR will not improve your photography if you're still making beginner mistakes. Don't wait until you get a nicer camera... YOU take the pictures, so let me help improve YOUR skills!
Whether you’re using a DSLR camera, a point & shoot, or a smartphone, I can teach you how to move from taking boring snapshots to capturing images that you’ll want to frame and celebrate for years to come.
Take a photography course produced especially for moms.
A Mom’s Guide to Better Photos is a short, beginning photography course created just for moms of small children.
It features simple but effective tips that work for any camera (whether it's a DSLR, point & shoot, or a smartphone) and will teach you how to create incredible images of your kids.
You don't need to know everything about your camera to be able to take great photographs of your children!
This course covers everything from finding the best light in your house, getting your kids to cooperate with you, choosing a flattering angle for special pictures, and so much more.
Capture beautiful, natural pictures of your kids! You don't have to go to a fancy location or even pose them. These tips will help you learn to capture the candid details of childhood in your home and daily life.
Have a toolbox of skills that you can use to improve your photos immediately. These are simple changes you can make that will drastically improve your photos in just minutes!
Believe in your ability to take great photos! You don't have to master every setting on your camera to be able to take a beautiful photo. You just need a solid foundation of how to work with the light you've got.
Learn from a pro photographer who is also a mom!
Hi, I'm Meg! I've been photographing children professionally for over ten years, so I know the tricks the pros are using to make your kids look fantastic on camera.
I'm also a mother of four young kids, so I know how overwhelming photography can feel to a mom. I totally understand how hard it is to take pictures of your own children!
This course is the perfect combination of pro tips and realistic motherhood. I teach you exactly what you need to know as a mom with a camera without overwhelming you with complicated directions.
What's included in the course?
2.5 hours of video content
Individual videos are only 10-15 minutes - perfect for busy moms
Can stream on a computer or any device
Lifetime access to online content
Self-paced course lessons
Downloadable slide PDFs for note-taking and reference
The chance to learn from a professional photographer
Tips you can use with any camera - DSLR, point & shoot, or phone
Challenges in each lesson to help you improve immediately
You love your family. You love making memories with them.
You'll learn six tiny composition changes that improve your photos immediately.
You'll learn how to choose what's in the frame so you can make your pictures pop instead of drowning in visual clutter.
You'll discover how to change your perspective, so you can tell the story you want to tell.
MODULE 2: LIGHT
You'll learn about the most ideal outdoor lighting scenarios, so you can take advantage of flattering light.
You'll learn how to use natural light indoors so that you are confident taking pictures inside your home.
How flash affects your photos, so you know when andhow to use flash wisely.
MODULE 3: CAMERA SKILLS
You'll learn how to avoid blurry photos so you'll have more keepers than throwaways every time. (This information was so popular that I created two videos for you full of useful tips for sharp images!)
What to change to be able to take pictures quickly, so that you can capture perfect moments and fix that annoying lag time on your camera after you press the shutter button.
How to use white balance so you can avoid strange colors and get natural skin tones.
MODULE 4 - TIPS FOR MOMS
You'll learn tons of tricks to encourage your kids to cooperate so that you can stop the power struggle when you've got your camera out.
What to photograph so that you can tell the unique story of your child's life.
How to keep improving your skills so that you can move forward with photography, even (and especially!) as a busy mom.
Do I need a DSLR for this course?
Nope! This course has tips you can use with ANY camera or smartphone. I don't want you to wait until you get a nicer camera to get good photos - just use whatever equipment you have to capture your children right now!
The tips in these videos cover basic elements and rules of photography. If a particular concept is handled differently on a smartphone vs a DSLR, I explain the options and limitations of each camera separately.
Do you teach me how to use manual mode?
No, this is a beginning photography course, and it does not cover the advanced concepts of using a DSLR in manual mode.
In fact, while I believe you should get off automatic mode eventually, I don't think you need to shoot in manual mode to be able to get a good image. The tips presented in the course will help develop your artistic eye and take better pictures faster than learning the technical aspects of photography. Once you're consistently taking better photos, you'll be more confident learning the intricacies of your camera.
How do I watch the course?
The course has 13 videos, each 10-15 minutes long. They are divided into four modules (composition, light, camera skills, and tips for moms).
The entire course is available immediately after purchase through the course access link on your receipt and email. Visit dashboard.snaphappymom.com to access the course and sign in. Then you can watch the course videos in any order on your own schedule.
Let me help you create gorgeous photos of your family!
Disclaimer: I truly believe the tips in this course will help you take better pictures, no matter what kind of camera you have. All sales are final and no refunds will be given. For customer service questions, contact Meg at snaphappymom.com.
This is a beginning course with basic tips. It does not cover more advanced concepts like using a DSLR in manual mode. While I believe you should absolutely learn how to use manual mode eventually, the tips in the course will help develop your artistic eye and get better pictures right away. Once you're consistently taking well-lit images with natural smiles, you'll be more confident learning the technical aspects of your camera.
This is a self-paced, online course with no instructor. You get immediate access to course content upon purchase. The videos are self-paced and can be watched in any order on your own schedule.