There is a great line in the first Lego Movie, and if you haven’t seen it, then that simply means you don’t have kids and that’s fine. Though you really should go watch it. But I digress. There is a point in the movie where the “hero” has to rally the biggest minds of the Lego character world and this is how he starts out and it seems very fitting here: "Yes, it's true, I may not be a Master Builder, I may not have a lot of experience fighting or leading or coming up with plans, or having ideas in general, in fact, I'm not all that smart, and I'm not what you'd call a creative type, plus, generally unskilled, also, scared and cowardly, I know what, you're thinking? "He is the least qualified person in the world to lead us!" And, you are right!”

And while I may not be a Master Builder, and am constantly learning more about photography through my own failures and attempts as well as through workshops and some pretty amazingly talented friends; I do know enough to help you get started.

I offer two classes. One is a full day class on finding your creative spark in photography. And the second class is Phonetography, because we always have our phones on us and we should be able to use them well.



Forget The Rules


Photography is about feeling. If you don’t have some sort of distinct feeling when you make an image, then you most likely will find that other do not feel anything in it or about it either.

In this class we will cover some of the basics of Digital photography, enough to get you comfortable. We will come up with ideas we want to create, and then we will do our best to create them.

Afterwards, we will go over how to edit, because editing is where we polish the final idea until it clicks for us.

The creative side of what we do will be both visual as well as written or drawn. We will be working with a bridal look, though it does not have to be a wedding. This is not meant for you to come away with a portfolio, but rather the confidence that you can create your own unique photographs and that you can tell a story too.


  • Class will be from 9am-4pm with a paid for breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks

  • We will have two models for the shooting portion of the day

  • Please be sure to bring: a camera (Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Sony…doesn’t matter), at least one lens, a computer, Editing software (I will be showing you Adobe Lightroom), and some paper and a pen/pencil.





Saturday, March 2, 2019


The Mims House, 100 Avent Ferry Rd, Holly Springs, NC 27540



Phonetography 101 But Better


DSLRs are great, but they are large and cumbersome, and let’s be honest, sometimes we just want to pack light. That doesn’t mean your photos have to suffer.

Whether you have an Android, an Iphone, a Pixel or otherwise (though preferably not a Razr), you can make beautiful portraits, heart stopping landscapes, capture candid moments on the fly, and be as creative as you want!. The operating system doesn’t matter, what matters is your composition, the feeling in the photograph and then of course how we choose to edit it.

We always have our phones with us, they are practically a part of us, so we may as well know how to use them and document our stories, because they are worth it.


  • Class will be from 9am-12pm

  • We will have one model for a portion of the morning

  • Breakfast will be included for the start of class

  • Please be sure to bring: your phone and a pen and paper/pencil.





Sunday, March 3rd, 2019


The Mims House, 100 Avent Ferry Rd, Holly Springs, NC 27540

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If you are interested in attending both or either class, please fill out the below contact form. Classes will be limited to no more than 10 people.

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