It's no secret that I'm passionate about lifting up others in the photography industry. After all, it's community that's important, not competition. I love showing others that they can pursue their dream to become a photographer while building a meaningful and profitable business.
Over at Elena S Blair Education, we do monthly cover contests in our Facebook group and these were some of this month's submissions. Check them out and be sure to join the community! We'd love to have you.
Cover photo by Natalie Marotta.
Sara Lee "I have one of elena's creative live classes, and am currently working through all of the schooled materials ... I'm totally drinking the kool-aid on all of her education resources!"
Jesikah Lee "I have actually just watched the creative life family lifestyle class and LOVED it. I cannot wait to put it all in place. This is a recent photo I have taken and I love it! Whilst it's scary to post photos like this on social media due to peoples opinions but I honestly love it!"
Emily Bettis Hines "Elena’s class Lifestyle Family Photography: Posing and Direction gave me such a good foundation for running my family sessions. It gives me some great poses to start with that work for all families and listening to Elena talk about connection over perfection has given me the freedom to let go of that need for perfect shots and has allowed me to see that the beauty is in the connection- once you’ve got everyone in a good spot and get them to connect, it looks like magic even if you don’t have the perfect location, wardrobe or smiles."
Sara Thom "Elena's Creative Live Family Posing Course was the best purchase I've made for my business! I used to feel like I had no direction during my sessions and now that I implement Elena's workflow, my sessions are so much better! I love that I'm capturing more connection between families and less "look at the camera and smile" poses!"
Mary Ann Cozza "I recently purchased the FPME guide and loved it! This was exactly what I was looking for, but didn't know how to ask for. The clear instructions and visual examples helped me put my vision into action. Plus, it gave me the confidence to break some photography rules I thought I needed to follow. Thanks!"
Sarah Hailey "I love Elena's posing course. The way she broke everything down really resonated with me. It a wonderful guide that left me with a ton of posing ideas that I can modify to fit any family. "
Deng Weizhong "I purchased Get Started with Lifestyle Family Photography and it was a WEALTH of information that I had to go back again and again as my business developed.
Although I mainly shoot documentary, I could still implement a number of concepts talked about in the course. Many nuggets of information such as having a connection and the whole customer experiences came in very helpful.
I'm also preparing for another wing of my business when I see myself taking on some family lifestyle shoots, so it's never too early to learn new stuff!"
Jaclyn Miller "I have taken her CreativeLive classes and posing classes! I love the way she emphasizes that all photos are posed, more so with the candid images! I love how she teaches confidence to instruct clients on how to poses and get the priceless candid images. She is a fantastic teacher, who is more then gracious to share her knowledge!"
Emily Ellis "Getting Started with Lifestyle Family Photography. This is my gem. Not only is Elena perfectly straight-forward about her process, she is so incredibly sure of herself. Aside from every note I took and the ways I’ve started implementing what I learned, I truly walked away with a sensation that had begun to fade. Passion. That driving force you feel but can’t explain so perfectly. Now I see it again in my photos and I’m so incredibly grateful."
Sharon Kenney "I've taken several of Elena's courses, most recently the Lifestyle Family Photography: Posing and Direction course on CreativeLive. Her work has inspired me to let go of trying to capture perfect photos and instead focus on capturing family connection and love. :) "
Kristen Kubitza "I've taken Elena's Get Started with Lifestyle Family Photography class. It was a game changer for me. I love capturing connection and emotion. But often this meant there was something "technically" wrong with my photos. Elena has given me the confidence in my photo's and the belief that what matters is the story being told and not "following the rules.""
Hali Resney Tomczak "Elena’s classes have taught me to go for deeper connection, and allowed me more freedom in my images by having go to poses in my pocket to pull from!"
Joy LeDuc "I took Elena’s family photography class on Creative Live and it gave me the foundation and systems for my family photography business. I’m eternally grateful!"
Kelly Rochleau "Total game changer. That’s what Elena’s Family Posing Made Easy course was for me. Her straightforward, no nonsense teaching gave me the confidence necessary to take control of my sessions in a new way. She takes the mystery out of running a successful lifestyle session and capturing those “candid” moments."
Tania Veta "I've taken Elena's Family Posing class on Creative Live. It was a total game change for me. I finally decided which photo niche I'd like to pursue. This class gave me a good kick start to Thank you, Elena, for "everyday" encouragement. "
Kat Rigdon "I have purchased both of Elena’s Creative Live Classes and I love them both. The thing I like the most is her teaching style, she’s very easy to listen to and the way she shows you how to build the poses is awesome. It’s made the entire process less nerve-wracking."
Jaime Radovic "I purchased Elena's Creative Live Family Posing Class. I loved it so much that I made my way to her website and youtube channels. She touched on topics that I could strongly relate to and I love her down-to-earth style and willingness to share her knowledge, tips and talent!"
Theresa Burkhart "Elena's get started with Lifestyle Family Photography and her Family Posing made easy class changed my life! After I watched them and started using Elena's tips and tricks all of a sudden everyone wanted to book me. I went from 3 sessions on the books for the rest of the year to fully booked for the next 3 months and I am STILL getting inquiries 😍😍😍 I can't thank her enough!"
Elise Roseann "I've taken Schooled, Getting Started in Lifestyle Photography and Elena's posing class on creativelive.
The schooled course has given me all the tools I need to feel confident in the product I'm offering.
The posing and lifestyle class have revolutionised my lifestyle business. I now go to every shoot knowing exactly what I'm doing, and that is really felt by my clients. It's even impacted my newborn and couples shoots, making me feel like I CAN direct and guide my clients, and I can trust my eye and artistic voice. Thank you!"
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