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Children and Family Photography

Lesson 49 of 58

Selected Images and how to sell them


Children and Family Photography

Lesson 49 of 58

Selected Images and how to sell them


Lesson Info

Selected Images and how to sell them

S so now we're left with these images that we love andi let's look at some options of things we can do with them now we this is this could've been well, this was a three day course one teo so there's and normally the way this would work as we walk in we introduce we kind of slowly step through some of the things on the wall, but the other option is to be able to show some of the ways they could be presented so when we're talking about, you know, kind of a standalone image of an individual, we got some really sweet ones like like, for instance, with lily, you know, this is actually a bamboo, which is kind of a cool art piece, but this could also be simply a chore board, which is kind more lightweight that you would put on your ford I couldn't get everything here that that's printed in time, but at home I have a sampling of all the things we'd move, so just to give you an idea of sizing on dh, then we have for the family images especially I'm thinking that really fun one of you guys you ...

know, I could do something like this yeah, one of the reasons I love to be able to have a thing in one place and I suggest two photographers that you could do these meetings in some sort of location, that's constant, even if it's a smallest little room off the edge of your house, you be able to not have to kind of pull in and out every time I still rather you show product that not because when people see it, it moves, but this gives people an idea of what we're talking about. Most people have no idea what sizes are like no idea, ondo having measured on the screen is helpful. Some of these images, like, you know what the really bright would just pop on a metal like this, um, and then normally would also have framing options I would show at trip ticks weighs that thing's been going out together, but just give the idea this is it eight by ten in terms of size and get that as a fucking prince gets prince, but those of the sizes that we're talking about and I'm holding a baby ten, of course, next twenty by thirty, we're talking about it in the shed already tells me she loves this seems juni and poultry, no offense, ten so the other thing I would say is so we had a lot of images that you liked, that you weren't in the love pile, but, you know, you definitely liked and would want to do something with on the great thing is we have a variety of albums we want to get a feel for these I can show you similar to the look and feel of these and I have fabric swatch card which shows everything you would have layout that would be like this we could have you know, kind of step through it like this could be an opening these air just thrown in here to give you an idea but we would take your favorites and put them in and then just to show you you be flipping through a book like this and these would all be done inside and kind of ready to go and as we're talking I already know which one's that you would like here in the book I'll probably do something like this one I know I like that one um I have maybe this one and so we could kind of switch this out and play with it in a way that you like and we'll do that real time but this would give you an idea of what a book could be and these are all layouts for less albums that you could port into select um I think it's great to to make that distinction what's going to go on the wall and then also in a book yes and so we would talk about you know one by one by one what we're gonna do with all of these we had more time and then we would go into the book and you would be able to physically see it so you can see the layout you khun tell me real time if you'd like to swap it you say okay that's a great layout but you know what instead of that one here can you do this one let's scratch it down a bit yes that's how I'd like it designed that'd be perfect on dh then we can also talk about rooms before she shows up I'm asking her to send me a couple snap from her mobile film of her living room a couple photos to email them in so we have him on file we would be able to open up a bedroom and then be able to take something that she loves and if she says okay that's the image I want how do I get that to be on my wall weaken say ok, this is the exact size of your room to suspect this is what this size would look like a twenty for by thirty or from the case might be this is it larger? I would like it toe have sort of matting or framing options around it so let's say it's going to be a that's called a gold small frame around it but I also wanted to definitely be double matted oh sorry gotta pop in here to get ah say what you think what's what would would be what's a size that kind of makes sense to you right now as far as matting goes the ads in terms of the actual print oh, I would say perhaps so great at number yeah, so maybe give me some ideas twenty five thirty or and by the way she also will have a priceless in front of her with a booklet we've talked about the sizes as we're picking through them on dh by the time we're at this actually looking at the wall you've already you sent me some ideas of the inside of your home so we'll be able to see real time what it looks like but you might look at this okay, so that's that would be a twenty by twenty four president. You okay that'll give you a field for that? How would that fit in your home? That would be fabulous. I love her and then we would be able to go through it all on dh then as after we go through, we look at the products we look at the book really time layout the book if we want on dh you can even say we'd look at the swatch colors is already the fabrics that suits you more than the soft linen theater then there's n still with the texture yes and this is just nice to touch this would get ruined with water at my house, okay, that's good to know you know, on dh then so you think we can kind of what I don't say is do you think you might like an album? I said I'd love for you, teo, check these out and this is this is how this would look all these likes we have this is how it would lay out and I proceed from a place of I truly believe that she'd love one of these I truly believe that she'd love these images and I know for in for myself I have these albums at me a lot of kids all the time we were talking about yesterday, our daughter was saying how she has her album and flips through it all the time it becomes something that lives in your home and really holds these memories and I'm going to come at it from that place with her because I truly feel that way and I have a very difficult time trying to get anybody excited about anything unless I truly have that same level enthusiasm myself, so I have it and express it and then we get to the point where we can get it then she's starting from why wouldn't I want these albums? You know, which is really different from do you think you might want an album to be a very different feel

Class Description

The best family portraits are those that capture the true spirit and personalities of their subjects. In Children and Family Photography, Tamara Lackey will teach you how to photograph individual children, sibling groups, and complete families in an authentic and exciting new way.

Tamara is a celebrated family and lifestyle photographer. In this class, she’ll teach you how to beautifully light, pose, and creatively photograph children and their families. 

You’ll learn about:
  • The gear that’ll help you get you great shots
  • Which lights to use and when to use them
  • How to integrate the location into the shoot
  • Digital workflow and album design

Through instruction and demonstration shoots, Tamara will share her top tips on posing and lighting and she’ll teach you how to get everyone into a great group shot. You’ll also learn about what goes into her sales sessions and how she handles prints and portrait albums.

Whether you are a parent who wants to take better photographs for the family album or an experienced photographer hoping to expand into the family photography business – this class will equip you with the insights and skills you need to produce photographs that feel natural and look great. 


  1. Simple Posing: Young Girl
  2. Simple Posing:Young Boy
  3. Group Posing: Two Girls
  4. Backlit Shots: One Girl
  5. Shooting in the Shade
  6. Using the Rule of Thirds
  7. Review of Selected Images
  8. Working with Self Consciousness
  9. Training to Photograph Authentically
  10. Talking Through Self Consciousness with Subject
  11. ProFoto Strobes: 2 Light Sources with Pre-Teen Model
  12. Stylize and Prep for a Shoot
  13. Simple Family Poses
  14. Use Props and Backdrops During Family Posing
  15. Family of 5 Indoor Couch Scene
  16. Natural Light and Strobes
  17. Image Review of Family Photos
  18. Use the Right Light for the Right Occasion
  19. Ice Light Demo
  20. Constant Lights Demo
  21. Speedlight Demo
  22. TTL Demo
  23. Reflector Demo
  1. Pose Children in a field
  2. Build on your shots
  3. Capture Motion in a Wide Open Field
  4. Capture Splashing in a Lake
  5. Photograph Movement with Fast Moving Subjects
  6. Top Tips: #1 Simplify The Shot
  7. Top Tips: #2 Small Posing Shifts for Maximum Effects
  8. Top Tips: #3 Direct The Feel & Energy
  9. Top Tips: #4 Be the Destination
  10. Top Tips: #5 Mix it Up. Vary Everything
  11. Top Tips Q&A
  12. Family poses in a field
  13. Posing: Family of 5
  14. Dads and Daughter Family Shoot in Field
  15. Posing: Parent/Child Pairings
  16. Why Tamara Was Drawn to Family Photography: Beautiful Together
  17. Adoption Interview with Vicki Taufer
  18. Lackey Family Adoption Experience: FAQs
  1. Tamara's Gear: Cameras
  2. Tamara's Gear: Lenses
  3. Tamara's Gear: Accessories
  4. Mylio Demo
  5. Digital Album Design
  6. Sales Prep Process
  7. Photo Review With Client
  8. Selected Images and how to sell them
  9. Closing out the Sale
  10. Professional Photography Pricing
  11. Start Your Business
  12. How to Market Yourself
  13. How to Stay Inspired
  14. Photoshoot Recap
  15. Tamara's Top Tips Recap
  16. Tamara's Tools Recap
  17. The Importance of Family Photography


a Creativelive Student

Thank yo Tamara Lackey and Creative Live for such an amazing course. Every tool that is needed to maintain a successful business is in this course. Tamara's appreciation for love and family are so apparent in her style of interaction with people and methods of photographing them. In this class she shares everything from the basics of connecting with your clients to the importance of in person sales sessions and how to do them without being uncomfortable. I love Tamara's energy and sense of humor. She really emphasizes how important it is to be self confident and love what you do. This class is amazing. I can barely sit still through a movie these days, but I was entranced through 3 consecutive days of highly valuable information. I am thankful to have this class in my CL library. I am sure I will refer to it often.


Thank you! Thank you for bringing Tamara back to Creative Live! She is one of my favorite teachers! She has a bubbly effervescence as she teaches. I like her teaching style and never tire of her message in photography. Tamara has a way of working with her models/ clients that makes you want to just jump through the screen to participate in the process! Her portrait stories share her zest for life. She has great business ideas as well as for life and family. A truly balanced instructor for the beginning photog as well as a seasoned professional. Refreshing concepts about how to deal with challenging situations with lighting, posing, and interaction with her families. It's hard to pick a favorite section - the entire class was just great! A wonderful resource for your library to refer back to time and again. Keep up the great work Tamara. You inspire me to get out and shoot!


What can I say- it's Tamara Lackey, so of course it was AMAZING! I learned so much, about relationships, self awareness, lighting, portraiture, posing, gear, marketing, products, I could just go on and on. Tamara has an incredible ability to truly connect with her clients (and her students)- and she taught us how to do it! I admire Tamara on so many levels and I appreciate how much of herself and her own business practices she was willing to share. Her new organization Beautiful Together is inspiring. I will be watching this course over and over. Thank you Tamara Lackey and thank you CreativeLive.