LIFE’S ADVENTURE: A Family Photography Workshop

$695.00 $500.00

We used to dread family photo sessions like a trip to the principal’s office.  We did them because our clients wanted them, but they were so… posed and unoriginal and, well…BORING. We knew we had to reinvent them because they are important and because we want to be our client’s photographers for life.

The key was mastering how to” unpose.”  We let go of old habits, dialed in our gear in ways we had not before, and BOOM. Unposing our clients meant happy kids hugging us after the sessions and parents loving the process start to finish, not to mention skyrocketing sales.

  • Targeting the right client
  • Leveraging social media and styling your brand
  •  Software to use to track and book
  • The right gear
  • Settings and lens choices
  • The editing and culling process simplified

We will work with you on location with model families that you will be able to work with directly, creating authentic poses, dynamic compositions, and intelligent frames that will elevate your brand.

Max of 12 participants

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Let us be 100% honest with you. When we started photographing families years ago, we dreaded it. We were uninspired with each session trying to “pose” families, and either it was completely unoriginal or our plan just didn’t work out. We knew we had to reinvent ourselves if we were going to continue down this path.

So, we did.

We mastered the art of unposing, which is a way to create natural expressions in very photographable scenarios. Kids leave sessions with smiles and hugs, and parents are relaxed after spending quality time with their families. It’s such a different way to create authentic portraits of very real people. In our time together, we’re going to teach you exactly how to achieve this.

We’ll start our workshop learning about how you can be successful in your children and family photography business. Much will be shared in ways to help your target client find you, including leveraging social media platforms, styling for your brand, and using software effectively to track and book clients. We also discuss ways to simplify your gear decisions and how different settings and lenses affect the image you produce.

Next, we’ll meet our model families on location and begin by showing how we can create a calm environment for parents and one where kids feel safe to be themselves. We will be working through various authentic poses, interactive compositions, and intelligent frames that you can fold into your existing brand. You’ll see how we create layered setups with props and are able to shoot variety from a single unpose. Every participant will have a chance to work with our families directly, though we’ll do so in a way that our younger models feel safe.

When we’re done with shooting, we’ll share everything we’ve learned on our ingesting, culling, and editing workflows to produce consistent and beautiful images. We’ll open to any questions throughout the workshop and leave nothing out because we truly want everyone at the workshop to succeed.

Migrating from traditional, posed photography to spontaneous, unposed photography isn’t easy, but every photographer can find success with it. There are old habits to let go, and demanding understandings of subject and gear to learn. We love it, and it bring us happiness and satisfaction with every session we produce. Join us and let us share that with you.

Additional Information

  1. Travel logistics and specific location within the workshop city will be set three (3) months prior to the workshop and emailed to participants that have signed contract and paid in full.
  2. Workshop itinerary and day-of logistics will be emailed three (3) months prior to the workshop.
  3. Photographs taken during the workshop may be used for portfolio work so long as the tagline “As Taken at the Twig & Olive Photography Workshop” is included with the image.

Terms and Conditions

  1. By purchasing this workshop seat, the Purchaser, as identified on the Bill of Sale, hereby agrees to all terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions. Provisions specific to the event are addressed in a contract signed by the Purchaser and Twig & Olive Photography LLC and the Purchaser is not registered for the workshop until the contract is signed by both parties.
  2. The Purchaser hereby understands and agrees that instruction is on a per-person basis and that each participant, regardless of studio, relation, or affiliation, is required to complete his or her own separate contract and pay his or her own separate fees.
  3. For a period of One (1) Year after the workshop, the Purchaser shall not directly host their own workshops, design shootouts, and/or mentor other photographers or persons interested in photography for the purposes of financial gain.

Refund Policy

This workshop seat is nonrefundable and nontransferable to another date or event. The Purchaser may transfer their seat to another person. That person is required to sign a new contract with Twig & Olive Photography.  Finding a substitute workshop participant is the sole responsibility of the Purchaser and Twig & Olive is not responsible for advertising or finding a replacement.  No exceptions.