Beginner’s Photography Workshop


If you’ve ever looked at the LCD on your expensive, new camera like, “I wish I knew how to use this thing better,” keep reading. Imagine creating a photo that takes you back to those favorite moments with your children that seemed like yesterday.

These are the photos that are on my walls and it feels amazing to glance at my favorite memories daily. I want to teach you how to create photos that you’re proud to hang on your walls!

With summer about up and the holidays quickly approaching, it’s my goal to give you the skills you need to have better images to look back on than you have from last year. 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.

With limited classes, these seats will sell out quickly. The first class sold out within hours! Reserve your seat today!

NEXT CLASS: Sunday, August 25th

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in El Dorado, Kansas

What this 4 hour Workshop is about:

  • Easy to implement today 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

  • Why shoot in manual mode? Explanation of the exposure triangle: Shutter, Aperture, ISO

  • Hands-on shooting a session with Rachel to implement what you’ve learned

  • “Behind the scenes” — tips and tricks Rachel uses to get the best shots & Q&A

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

  • 6-8 attendees max to allow for ample time for each individual. This class is paired best with your bestie & comfy sweat pants. If this date doesn’t work for you, consider hosting your own workshop with me and earn your seat for free. Email to set it up.

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


What this class isn’t:

  • This workshop does not cover post-processing techniques. I recommend a one-on-one mentoring session with me for editing help, or check out my Advanced Photography Workshop!

  • This workshop is not about the business end of photography or how to start your photography business.

Take Home:

  • New friendships with other area photography enthusiasts

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

  • See how your photography improves from before to after

  • BONUS: FREE photo walk in the weeks/months after our workshop to regroup, shoot, and build upon what we learned!

Can’t make it or sold out too quickly?

Sign up here to be notified about the next workshop OR email me to learn about hosting your own workshop (you invite your friends, your seat is free)

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

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

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Seats are limited! Reserve your seat today for $150! We cannot guarantee that future classes will be at this low price. Grab your spot today by filling out the questionnaire above and hitting submit. You will receive an email notification within 24 hours that your seat has been reserved. I am so excited to help you learn your camera and get to capturing some great memories!

Click the button below for info. on our Advanced Photographer’s Workshop Sunday, September 8th!



Have you ever wanted to take your photography to the next level? Whether you are a beginner photographer and want to learn your camera better or you’ve been doing photography for years and want to really make your images POP, spend 1:1 time with Rachel getting all your questions answered as well as receiving hands on shooting experience. Mentorships are tailored to the needs of each individual and may include technical instruction, shooting, post processing, and more— I’m an open book! We will meet at a local coffee shop for discussion and I’ll line up some models so you get practical application shooting. Since every mentorship is different, please email Rachel for pricing.