Wow! What a month! You have officially completed the course - woohoo!!
Instead of a hundred average iPhone snaps filling up your phone, you now photograph thoughtfully with intention, reading light and telling the stories you always wanted to tell, these memories that are your world and theirs right now.
So what now?
I hope that you will use these skills you have learnt to take beautiful photographs everyday.
Keep in mind - one day all our children will have left is photos… Photos of us. Photos of their childhood. Photos of the love.
We are here to make sure that everyone - including mama - is in them. No matter what her hair looks like, her make up or her body. No matter if the house has been cleaned or the kids are in their best clothes. No matter if you have an hour to set up the "perfect" shoot (because there really is no such thing as "perfect") or if you only have a quick ten seconds before you have to race out the door.
Trust me, they won’t care about any of that… they will just want to see you, see their childhood, see that they were loved.
Back in week one, I told you that I designed this course because I hear way too often from mamas that they are always the one behind the camera... never in front. They are taking the photos of the kids, the dogs, dad, loved ones. But who's taking mama's photo?
If you're a dad undertaking this course, I hope that you can now confidently answer that you are taking mama's photo. You are ensuring that she is present. That your children see her in the photo. That she isn't forgotten. You are giving her the greatest gift. She will cherish the photographs (and films) that you capture forever.
If you're a mama undertaking this course, I hope that you now see why you deserve to be in front of the camera. I hope you take more selfies. I hope you encourage your partner to take more photos and film with you present - and you can always sign him up to learn these valuable skills too!
Our course covered photography, we didn't touch on films, but they are important. Capturing moments in moving picture is magical.
A lot of the key principals we have learnt - lighting, perspective, composition, feeling, connection - these all relate to filming too.
So I hope you can transfer those skills when you take a video on your phone.
YOU DID IT!
You made it all the way to the end.
I would love to hear what you thought.
Did you find it helpful?
Did you learn a lot?
Can you see the difference in your photographs now?
Please share your thoughts with me!
Dad's - I would also love to know if you surprised mama with your skills! What did she think?
If you have a friend that you think would like this course, please tell them about it!
I would love for this course to reach many, so together we can all make the change to ensure mama is captured, and we are capturing these moments in a thoughtful, considered and intentional way so our children have beautiful photographs to remember their family and their childhood.
I am always here to support you. Whether you have a question, a concern or you want to show me the images you are taking!
The best way to contact me is via email at