If you’ve ever been on a family adventure with your expensive, new camera and thought,

“I wish I knew how to use this thing better,” keep reading.


I want to teach you how to create photos that you’re proud to hang on your walls! I want you to walk through your home and feel like you are walking through your own memories.  With summer approaching, take a second to think about your favorite summer activities. I will help train your eyes to become like little shutters and make you more confident in using your DSLR, or even your camera phone, so you can quickly execute that shot to remember when in the moment.

This is a beta class to get feedback on the curriculum. Seats are limited and will sell out quickly. Reserve your seat today!


Sunday, April 07, 2019

10am – 12pm or 2pm-4pm

Location: FiDi around California and Montgomery

Cost: $50 per person (special beta price)

What this 2 hour Workshop is about:

»  Easy to implement topics such as light, composition, seeing photo opportunities, and discovering the things you want to capture – all things you can do without camera knowledge to improve your photos fast

»  Basic Gear – what’s out there, what’s affordable

»  Why shoot in manual mode? Brief explanation of the exposure triangle: Shutter, Aperture, ISO

»  Overcoming, ‘But my kid won’t let me take their photo!’ Taking candid photos to evoke memories and tell a story.

»  Approx 30 minutes of shooting practice and Q & A

»  8-12 ladies max to allow for ample time for each individual. This class is paired best with your bestie & a good bottle of vino or mimosas. If this date doesn’t work for you, consider hosting your own workshop with me and earn your seat for free. Email hello@rachelsimpsonphotography.com to set it up.

»  Fun! We’ll laugh, you’ll learn, and most importantly, you’ll walk away with a better understanding in how to photograph those everyday memories of your family.

What this class isn’t:

» This workshop is not about the business of photography or how to start a photography business. We will not discuss professional photography vendors for print products.

» This workshop does not cover post-processing techniques. I recommend a one on one mentoring session with me for editing help.

» This workshop doesn’t not cover posing or prop/backdrop set ups. I shoot very candid, documentary story-telling images, so that is what’s taught.


Take Home:

»  New friendships with other area mom photography enthusiasts

»  Invitation to private Facebook group for Workshop Attendees for support, questions, & to post photos showing off what you’ve learned!

»  BONUS MATERIAL: 3 Day Photography Challenge where I critique your images ($250 value)

Can’t make it or sold out too quickly?

Sign up here to be notified about the next workshop


email me to learn about hosting your own workshop (you invite your friends, your seat is free) hello@rachelsimpsonphotography.com.

What to Bring:

»  Your camera (while a DSLR is not required, I recommend a camera with manual settings)

»  A notebook/pen

»  A positive attitude

»  Your camera manual

»  A stuffed animal to use for practice photos

Cancelation Policy: Seats are non-refundable, however, you may transfer your seat to someone else should you end up being unable to attend.

If you have any questions, write to me at hello@rachelsimpsonphotography.com. 

If you’re interested to see the kind of photos you can capture with this course, take a look at the documentary session below that I’ve done with other families. Simply a small glimpse into the everyday. 

Partial Day Session

Family activities and simply being together, here are some highlights of what 4 hours of documentary photography could look like.

Full Day Session

 From bedhead to lights out, here are the highlights of what a full day of documentary photography could look like.

“The photos honestly are some of the most beautiful that I have ever seen of my family and of our love for one another. “

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