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September SHOOT MY KIDS! Date!

The kids are going back to school, it’s time for you to learn how to use that camera! Nicole is excited to announce that the next Group Workshop will be held in her Perry Hall home studio on Saturday, September 21st at 6pm! Please visit “The Workshop” page for more information about this Mom’s beginner photography class. Learn to creatively capture the ordinary, every day life of your family! Nicole uses only snapshots of her own children for demonstration purposes – no fancy equipment or lighting necessary – just the knowledge to use your DSLR camera!

The content of this workshop may be the same as previous ones, but this workshop is a little special.  She is thrilled to be joining a Visiting Orphans team for an orphanage mission trip to China in March 2014!  This workshop is a fundraiser for this very special trip. With a minimum tax-deductible donation of $99 made HERE to Visiting Orphans, you qualify to attend this SHOOT MY KIDS! Workshop. Forward your receipt to Nicole at, and she’ll take care of the rest!  To make the donation, please be sure to follow these very specific directions:

The “Fund category” should be: Shaanxi, China February 2014 (Leaders: Richards and Raudenbush)
The “Amount to donate” should be: $99
The “Team member or ministry name” should be: Nicole

Your donation screen should look like this:

It is very important that the “Fund category” and “Team member or ministry name” are filled out correctly so that the donation goes toward Nicole’s trip. If you have any questions about how to make your $99 donation or just need some help taking care of it, shoot Nicole an email at She’ll be happy to help! She is excited about this upcoming SHOOT MY KIDS! Workshop and is thankful for your help in making her Visiting Orphans trip possible!

Stay tuned for a similar fundrasier opportunity with the Fall Mini-Sessions!


SHOOT MY KIDS! is going online!

I am so tickled to announce that the SHOOT MY KIDS! Workshop will soon be available online!  The first Online Workshop is scheduled for Saturday evening, November 10th at 7pm EST.  The Workshop will cover all of the same information as the in-person Workshops, but is now available for moms across the country that can’t meet in person.  And the participants in this first Online Workshop are eligible for a discounted Workshop fee of $74 (with a cap of 10 attendees).  If you would like more details, head on over to the SHOOT MY KIDS! Workshop website with the link below.  And if you’d like to register for the first Online Workshop, CLICK HERE!


SHOOT MY KIDS! Workshop Date {Back-to-School Edition}

School is just around the corner.  Actually, many of my Facebook buddies have kiddos that have already started back (I missed the memo about school starting in the beginning of August, sheesh!).  And in our case, we are gearing up for our first year of delving into the world of homeschooling!  Isn’t my oldest utterly adorable with her homeschool books below?  Oh I just love that girl!

This is the PERFECT time to learn how to use that fancy DSLR camera that you’ve been keeping on the dreaded green box (AKA auto).  There will be plenty of memories throughout the school year that you will want to freeze in time … why not do it creatively while actually using all of those settings on your camera?  You (or someone who loves you!) spent lots of money on a camera for you to take awesome pictures of your littles, let me teach you how to do that!

For more information about what you’ll learn in the Workshop, visit the website by clicking on the big colorful camera below.  Or if you are on a mobile device and don’t have flash capabilities, click on THIS LINK so you can read all about it!  And PS, I’m so thrilled to share (ok, brag a little) that I was recently quoted in Baltimore’s Child Magazine in an article about taking better pictures of your kids!  If you’re interested, here’s the LINK to the the online version, you’ll need to scroll to page #22.

Next SHOOT MY KIDS! Workshop date announced!

The next SHOOT MY KIDS! Workshop date

is scheduled for Friday, July 27, 2012 at 7pm at my Home Studio in Perry Hall!

Don’t know what a SHOOT MY KIDS! Workshop is?
No problem, click on the big camera logo below to be directed to the SMK! website!

Find out about this awesomely fun workshop just for moms who have
DSLR cameras and want to take better pictures of their kids.

And then, email me at or use the “Contact Me” button
at the top of the site  when you are ready to register for the July workshop!

I’ll see you then!

And if you can’t make this Workshop date but are still interested, I am looking for a few guinea pigs,
ahem, I mean “test subjects” for an online version of the Workshop.  You’ll participate in the
comfort of your own home by logging in with a high-speed internet access from anywhere in the US!
A discount will apply to the first online Workshop attendees!