The Mama Lens


When I first got my DSLR camera, nearly 10 years ago, as a Christmas present, I did not touch it for three full months, I was SO intimidated by it! It wasn't until my first ever "session" (free model session) two months later, that I was bit by the shutter bug. And even then it was a constant quest to understand this camera, all it could do, and it took me about a year and a half before I began to feel like I had a handle on it. 

This is why I wanted to start this Mama Lens class. You see, when I realized how intimidating my camera actually was, and how frustrating it was to think I was taking the photo I could see through the view finder, only to find blurry dark or too bright photos on my computer screen when I got home - I decided to take a class. In fall of 2010 I took an evening class that taught me all about how to use my camera. It was a lot of info, but it didn't give me everything I needed, and when it was over, that was it, I was on my own.   

Mama Lens will be different. This is a 4-5 hour class (with lunch break). We will cover how to achieve proper exposure in different settings, composition, lighting and just a little bit of light editing. It sounds like A LOT. You are probably wondering how are you going to be able to keep up, and better yet, retain all of this information. Well there are two ways. One, my easy-going approach to teaching has helped people relax in my classes, it is a safe comfortable environment where you can ask questions without judgement. Two, I will be opening a secret Facebook group where only attendees can join, share images, ask questions and get all around great support! :) I will always be in the group answering questions, so you will have on-going support in learning how to capture your littles how you have always wanted to!

This class is not for photographers, so the focus will be on helping Mamas get the images of their family and their memories, that happen in between your annual sessions with your photographers. 

I think the most important thing you will get out of this class is the community full of positive, helpful and kind people. Class sizes are small and personal, with a limit of 10 people per class.

Class Itinerary

10-10:30 am - introductions and settling in
10:30 - 12pm - The Exposure Triangle, what it means, how to use it in different lighting situations
12 - 12:30pm - Lunch (provided by me)
12:30 - 1pm - Lighting & Composition
2 - 2:30pm - how to lightly edit your photos (super easy stuff!)
2:30 - 3pm - Any additional questions not answered throughout the day will be answered in this Q&A portion. 
After the class, you will be added to the Facebook group and we will continue our learning and growing together there! 

Date: January 27th, 2017
Time: 10am - 2/3pm
Location: 3463 Rue Evelyn (Verdun)
Price: $195 (Value: $250) 
*plus tax

$100 will be due at registration to hold your spot,
as a non-refundable retainer,
and the remaining balance will be due the week before your class date. 

Mama Lens Registration

This is your $100 registration to hold your place in The Mama Lens. This is per the agreement form linked below in this description - if you have any questions before you register please email reina at
Thanks! <3

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