A Fun Collaboration!


I have spent the past couple of months writing an e-course with the great gals at A Beautiful Mess! Emma, Elsie and I wrote this course called DSLR Basics. It is a class packed with all the info you need to know if you are just starting out with photography or if you have a nice camera and have no idea how to use it. It covers all the technical aspects of photography and explains how and why things work. I find that most photography tutorials available online are intimidating and confusing. We teach this class in a fun way and keep things simple! Even though there is a ton of content with this course, I think people will find it easy to follow. The actual class will always be available to you with a click of a button, so you don’t need to worry about rushing through the classes. The classes are also broken up into specific sessions, so if you need to brush up on the session about lets say,”aperture”, you will just find the class and click on it. You can always go back to a certain class and go over information whenever you need a refresher.


The class teaches you how to shoot in manual mode, so you have full control of your camera. Once we get through the technical basics, we move to entire sessions on photographing interiors, children, newborns, landscapes, food, products, nature, travel photography, using reflectors, and more. Each session is packed with info and photo examples. There is also a Q&A board, so if you ever get stuck on something and have a question…it will get answered. We are really happy that the class is finally released and ready! There is more info on A Beautiful Mess or check out the A Beautiful Mess shop to purchase the class.

The Broken Egg

The other day we went on a walk. We heard some chickens clucking and followed the noise.

There was a little chicken coop and a few chickens and my kids thought it was awesome.

Who needs the zoo? Not them. While we were admiring the chickens, the owner walked around

the corner and introduced herself and told us about her feathered friends. She reached into the

coop and pulled out an egg and handed it to my daughter. I mean you would have thought she handed her a ruby.


It was awfully sweet of the woman to do. We carefully walked the egg back home (tucked underneath the stroller seat).


When we arrived home I handed the egg back to my daughter. I turned around and a second

later  her face looked like she had seen a ghost. Then I saw the egg dripping down her outfit and all over the porch.


She was devastated. What was more devastating was when I asked her why she broke

her egg, she replied, ” I wanted to see the baby chick inside.”