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You see love stories in every day moments.

We're not talking 'romantic' love here (although you see that too) - but you have the unique ability to capture the in between moments.Y

ou create beautiful portraits, but it's so much more than that.

There's a good chance that your clients get choked up when they first see their galleries

- while they are overcome by your talent in bringing the soul to light. It's magic.

You're most likely drawn to the golden hour sessions, where long shadows and soft light brings a romance .


Here's a few things to watch out for...


You may struggle with clients that start sessions a bit stiff and posed and take a bit to loosen up.

Encourage clients to loosen up and play with their littles, the session is about capturing, joy, love, and happiness.

Also be mindful that what you show is what you want to photograph.

Does your website/Social media posts reflect the soulful, heart stirring images that you want to capture?

The images you show will attract the clients that will resonate with it.

Having heart-filling prompts ready, that pull out all the emotions that you want to capture can be super helpful.

Try and come up with 3 new ones to try at your next session so you are able to pull that real authentic emotion out of your clients.

“You KNOW how to make people

feel special!”

Check out these artists

for inspiration

Amber Walder-min

Amber Walder
Amber Walder Photography


Annie Nelson-min

Annie Nelson
Annie Nelson Photography


Jodi Lynn Buckles-min

Jodi Lynn Buckles
Jodi Lynn Photography


Karina Beck-min

Karina Beck
Light and Armour Photography


Laura Parkin-min

Laura Parkin-Warner
The Rose Photography Co.


Meshea shaffer-min

Meshea Shaffer
Olive Gray Photography


Missie Lafrenz-min

Missie Lafrenz
Missie Lafrenz Photography

Missie Lafrenz @missielafrenzphotofarm

Nicole Park-min

Nicole Park
Nicole Park Photography


Rebecca Lueck-min

Rebecca Lueck
Becca Jean Photography


Sarah Havens-min

Sarah Havens
Sarah Havens Photography


Twyla Jones-min

Twyla Jones
Twyla Jones Photography


Teri Hofford-min

Teri Hofford



Where to from here?

Step One

Make a learning plan.

It’s easy to hop from one YouTube tutorial to the next, learning a bit of this a bit of that, and fully understanding very little. Decide the area that is holding you back, and get to work on that. Find a trusted mentor/teacher/group to help.

Step Two

Practice, practice, practice.

One of the mistakes that can happen easily for those of us who love learning is forgetting to practice what we learn. Because let’s face it - watching a video and DOING the thing are two very different things.

Make sure you schedule practice sessions as you are learning new skills.

Step Three

Ask for feedback

​This is so.darn.hard. But girl, let me tell you, nothing is going to help you start seeing your work in a new light and see your weak spots quicker than putting yourself out for critique. HOWEVER - and this is key -make sure you are putting yourself out there in groups that are there to lift you up (not tear you down). Yes, you can get a less than stellar critique - AND still feel supported.

If you ever find yourself in a group where you feel less-than, or belittled, get out fast and find a group of positive peers (ahem...we happen to have the best communities on the planet! 😉 )


"Thanks for all you do to make The Milky Way such an incredible place to learn, grow, and collaborate"

- Sarah Jordan

“You’ve created a positive and constructive “home” for all of us to connect and improve - thank-you for curating this environment that fosters growth and pursuit of our dreams!”

- Lizzy McMillan

“You have built such an amazing and supportive community”

- Rebecca Connolly

“I feel so empowered by all the teachers AND the students as well. What a great community to be a part of!”

- Rebecca Connolly

Here's a few more

important tips



Be mindful that what you show is what you want to photograph.

Does your website/social media posts reflect the types of images that you want to capture? The images you show will attract the clients that will resonate with it.


Ensure you are taking time to work ON your business not just IN it.

We’re artists - but we’re also business owners - and when things get busy, it’s easy to find ourselves putting off the activities we know we *should* be doing because we find ourselves in a cycle of ‘shoot - edit - repeat.’


Don’t forget to take care of YOU.

While we’re artists and business owners, we’re also humans, and as one of my mentors says, “we’re human BEINGS, not human doings.” So don’t forget to take time to recharge, refuel and enjoy the simple pleasures of life (whatever brings YOU joy!)

Hello lovely!

Lisa DiGeso

If we haven't met yet, I'm Lisa and I'm so glad you're here!

I’m a photographer, educator and mama to one incredible little boy (who isn’t so little any more!)

I remember feeling so alone (and overwhelmed) when I was getting started and I know it doesn’t have to be that way.

You've just discovered the friendliest, most supportive community of photographers and teachers that will help you learn the skills you need to create the art you love and a business that truly lights you up.


So what's next?
So happy you asked!

If you’re brand new to the Milky Way family, watch your inbox in the coming days as I share some great ways to stay connected with your clients in a way that feels authentic to YOU!


And if you're a family photographer...

Watch for the brand new 2023 {online} Family Retreat - coming this June!

Tickets go on sale May 31st