Short  Course

Take your pictures from "meh" to "magic"! 

Learn how to capture better pictures of your children with this condensed 8-week course covering key topics.

The spring course is underway! Registration is still open!

What's included

  • 8 photography lessons covering technical and creative concepts to help you take better pictures of your family and master your camera. Lessons are 3 pages long and delivered once a week in PDF format.
  • To keep you on track, lessons have suggested assignments for you to complete  as well as creative prompts to get you started.
  • Membership in a private Facebook group with other parents who are participating in your 8-week session. The group is a great way to share your progress and get feedback from other participants.
  • A substantial discount code from for a beautiful album to show off the images you have captured during the course.




  1. Light 
  2. Composition
  3. Color 
  4. Framing / understanding Aperture
  5. Motion / understanding Shutter Speed
  6. Details, Longshots & Point of View / understanding Manual Mode
  7. Texture & Pattern
  8. Candids, Impact & Authenticity


Expert Instruction

Amy and Heidi have taught thousands of parents how to use their cameras while boosting creativity. Their goal is to include as much content as possible in a short amount of time, while keeping everything in a fun, achievable format. You will notice that the lessons become more and more challenging through week 6 with the final two weeks working on topics that "put it all together".

By the end of the course you will feel more confident about how your camera works and your ability to photograph your family in a meaningful and authentic way. Plus, Amy & Heidi will help you every step of the way!


Important dates

The 8-week course is offered three times per year. It is the same course each time and will run on this schedule:

(Registration opens February 13)

(Registration opens May 15)

(Registration opens August 21)


The course is designed for parents using a DSLR, mirrorless, or creative-controlled camera with any type of lens(es). You will practice new techniques by photographing your own children. For more info, see the FAQs.