You want to be present for your family and capture everyday moments full of meaning. You want to create a snapshot of your life with all its beauty, mess, and realness right now without fumbling with your camera before the moment is lost. It's not as hard as you think. Promise.
I remember what it was like to feel like I had all of the tools at my fingertips, only to produce photo recipes that always fell flat of my expectations. I was longing for photos that my family would rave about for years to come. Momtography™ Online is the class that came out of my trial and error in the photographic kitchen.
"Before Momtography, I was increasingly getting frustrated with my baby's pictures being out of focus, blurry, and too dull. I've looked into learning how to use a DSLR before, but I was always so overwhelmed with all the information and how to get started. Momtography was incredibly easy to follow so I was able to navigate through every step without feeling overwhelmed. This is a must use course for any parent looking to capture moments in time in their children's lives."
Start loving your pictures more — whatever camera you use. Gain techniques and confidence with your DSLR, mirrorless, point and shoot OR phone.
Momtography Online has two tracks—DSLR Basics for your DSLR, mirrorless, or advanced point and shoot camera and Phone Photo Basics.
"Beryl was extremely helpful and very good at explaining all the technical aspect of photography in a way that made it so easy to understand. Momtography completely changed the way I take photos. I learned how to transfer my passion into my photographs and the results is the ability to capture precious candid moments."
By the end of class you'll have a simple system to quickly capture everyday moments you want to hold on tight to forever, while still being present and in the moment with your kids and family.
Lessons are quick and easy to understand. They were intentionally designed to fit into the life you're already living. (aka - we're not here to add another to-do to your already long list)
Momtography also has two course tracks to help you with your specific camera needs.
We have a specific DSLR basics course track for the mom who invested in a fancy DSLR camera and is ready to master the technical basics digital photography.
But we also have Phone Photo Basics, a course track to understand the photo basics of composition, light, editing, and capturing images on the fly with the camera that's always with you.
"I love that Beryl’s classes focus on what we actually do when we take pictures – deal with bad lighting, moving kids, clutter in our house – and gives us tips & tricks to take the best pictures with the tools we have. Phone Photo Basics was particularly great because it covered both taking pictures and editing, all on the phone."
•Lifetime access to this class so you can take or re-take materials at anytime.
•PDFs and short videos housed on a private password protected website.
•Throughout each week you'll get coaching, support, and encouragement in our Facebook community to keep you on track.
•Scheduled Q&A calls spaced throughout the class to ensure you get guidance if you feel stuck or confused.
"I took my camera out during Momtography™ class and used it in manual mode for the first time. I was completely comfortable using manual mode and – WOW! Instant improvement in my photos using the technical and creative tips I learned in class."
Lifetime access to BOTH Phone & DSLR Course Materials
"I learned so much about how to frame a shot, and how to focus on exactly what I want. These photos are of the same activity (flying a kite), and have similar light, but the after image is much nicer AND bonus -- I shot it in manual mode!"
When does Momtography® begin/end? Do I need to be at a specific place at a specific time for classes?
Your class experience starts as soon as you register! We'll get you set up with a login and password to our class portal and you'll get the exact next steps to begin your Momtography class journey.
You do not have to be anywhere at a specific time unless you'd like to attend the Q&A calls when they are live recorded.
What do I tell my family about what I’m doing in this course?
I know signing up for a class like this can be a whole family investment even if you're the primary one taking the class.
Assure them you'll not only be learning a skill set to be able to stop paying for so many professional photographers (because you'll finally have the know how to capture memories yourself)!
I'm also happy to report that husbands and partners from past classes say that their wives gain a huge boost of confidence and personal fulfillment after Momtography® Online (a priceless emotional benefit!)
I'm worried I won't have time to complete the class right now. Should I still sign up?
I know as a busy mom, time is limited. That’s why I’ve built plenty of support systems into this class to help keep you motivated and on track.
Plus you get lifetime access to the materials! So you can do some of the course now and then return to lessons over and over again when time allows.
Lessons are short and spaced out for a full week ensuring you do not get behind. There is also a full week long ‘break week’ built in to the middle of the course to give you some breathing room to ‘catch up’ if needed.
What if I start the class but then don't finish all the lessons because of scheduling conflicts?
With your Momtography® Online registration you get lifetime access to class material, meaning you can go back and enjoy lessons again and again.
You can participate in any and all live guided runs of the class too for an extra boost of support and accountability to re-engage down the road.
You'll also be supported by a growing community of alumni who are ready to motivate you at any time.
But really, how much time will this actually class take?
I would set aside about an 1-2 hours per week to read lessons, watch videos, and engage with our community. You'll need additional time to practice taking photos, but that can easily be incorporated into what you are already doing with your kids and family!
I’m not very creative or artsy…Will this work for me?
This class is NOT about becoming an artist or professional photographer (however if that's your end goal -- awesome! I've had plenty of past students go on to own a business) Momtography® is about making memories with your family AND having the know how to beautifully capture them with more confidence and less frustration. I will walk you through creative components and technical guidance so you feel supported every step of the way.
I've never taken an online class before, how does that work?
Online learning is so great because you can do it in the comfort of your own home and don't have to rely on a husband, friend, partner or sitter to come watch your kids while you learn!
All materials (PDFs and short videos) are housed on a password protected website and downloaded by you. Throughout each week I email encouragement and support to keep you on track.
The Q&A calls during our live guided runs of the class and a private Facebook group will ensure you get hands on support and guidance needed in case you are ever stuck or confused.
How do I select and access the right course track for me (DSLR vs. Phone)?
Once you register, sit tight! When class begins you’ll receive an email helping you register for our password protected website which will grant you access to the materials for both class tracks.
When, you begin you'll be able to self select your lessons DSLR or Phone Photography on the class website.
With your lifetime access you can always go back and visit the other course track in a future session!
How much support do you offer?
I make myself available on Facebook and during your live Q&A sessions. Our community manager Jen Doolittle checks in daily in our community Facebook group and gives mentoring, support and feedback on your images.
However, we do not promise to critique every single image you post or offer specific advice for every single photo you snap. The great thing about having a community of moms though it that there is always someone to offer a supportive kind word or give you a nudge in the right direction.
Momtography® Online is designed to be a safe place to lift you up and encourage you as you learn and grow in your skills, without formal evaluation or critiques.
What kind of camera do I need for class?
Momtography Online will help you with whatever camera you are using.
If you start with the Phone Photo Basics class, you just need your phone!
If you start with the DSLR Basics class, you’ll want a DSLR, mirrorless, or advanced point and shoot camera (anything that offers manual modes - the letters P, A/Av, T/Tv, and M). A DSLR camera is a larger sized camera that allows you to swap and change lenses.
Do you have a refund policy?
Your learning and satisfaction with the course are my top priority. If you sign on for Momtography® Online, are actively participating (reading lessons, snapping photos, submitting assignments), and ultimately decide the class is not for you, I will offer a full refund up until the end of Week 3 of the course. (Be prepared to show course work for these weeks to be eligible for a refund). After Week 3, no refunds will be offered.
Where do I sign up?
I'm so glad you asked! Keep scrolling below to register.
"I noticed an improvement in my skills just after the first lesson and even my husband has even commented that my pictures are looking better! Love love love Momtography!"