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What would it look like to have more confidence in your photography?

Learn Photography.

Gain Confidence.


Photography education that won't overwhelm you - instead discover our proven path to become a better photographer.

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Do you want to take better images but feel frustrated with everything you need to learn? At the Flourish Academy we will provide you with the most direct training and the support you need to get all of your questions answered and improve your photography.

Our membership community will walk alongside you while you work towards becoming a better photographer.

Photography, Editing and Business Courses, Coaching Calls, Monthly Challenges, Live Image Critiques and much more!

Which of these applies to you?

  • You love to take photos, but you are afraid to share them.
  • You constantly feel like you need to learn just one more thing before you are ready to move forward with photography.
  • You don't know EVERYTHING about your camera or Lightroom, and you feel overwhelmed with everything there is to learn.
  • You feel like a fraud because you never went to photography school.
  • You get paralyzed by the fear of judgement that comes with self doubt about whether or not your photos are good enough

Don’t Feel Bad, It Isn’t Your Fault

Most of those feelings are the result of comparison based on what you are seeing on social media.

But… are you going to let that dreaded comparison stop you from pursuing your passion?

The FA Isn't Like Most Photography Education Sites

You will learn everything you need to master your camera, and become proficient with Lightroom and Photoshop.

You will have the support of an encouraging and positive group of photographers.

If you decided to start (or grow) your business, you will have the opportunity to master pricing.

You'll gain confidence with posing and working with clients.

You will learn more about the limiting beliefs that are holding you back.

You will embrace our mantra that anything is possible

Our approach is simple and straightforward.

 

You do not have to:

✖ Waste countless hours searching YouTube.

✖ Stay up until 1am editing photos.

✖ Worry if your pricing is right.

✖ Filter through hundreds of photography courses trying to determine what’s right for you

Our approach is simple and straightforward.

You do not have to:

✖ Waste countless hours searching YouTube

✖ Stay up until 1am editing photos.

✖ Worry if your pricing is right.

✖ Filter through hundreds of photography courses trying to determine what’s right for you

Instead:

There is a library of resources created JUST FOR YOU

I spent more than 17 years teaching photographers and helping them to improve their photos, learn the most important aspects of editing, and start (or grow!) their business.

And all of this I wanted to make accessible to you.

You can finally get the answers you need to:

  • Master the exposure triangle and get consistently sharp images.
  • Learn post processing by truly understanding Lightroom & Photoshop.
  • Gain confidence in posing.
  • Feel confident with your pricing should you decide to pursue a photography business.
  • Business, SEO, FB ads and Your Website.
  • Goal Setting & Time Management.
I'M READY

Introducing….

 

The Flourish Academy Membership


A bundle of courses, resources and support for the photographer ready to move forward with improving their skills and increasing their confidence.

Get instant access to more than $5,000 worth of online education significantly discounted just for you at more than 99% off.

Included courses:

Learning the Exposure Triangle

($99 value)

Getting Sharp Photos

($79 value)

Complete Lightroom Training

($397 value)

Photoshop for Photographers

($397 value)

Senior Posing

($299 value)

Newborn Posing

($299 value)

Posing the Bride and Groom

($349 value)

Pet Photography with Nicole Begley

($299 value)

Family Posing

($299 value)

Pricing for Profitability

($497 value)

In-Person Sales 101

($299 value)

Website Creation

($179 value)

SEO for Photographers

($149 value)

Goal Setting & Time Management for Creatives

($397 value)

Getting Started with Facebook Ads

($99 value)

Have we met?

 

Hi! I’m Heather, founder of the Flourish Academy!

I founded the FAM (see what I did there?) because I believe in community and supporting photographers above all else. Not only do I believe that there is room for everyone, I know that the world needs your gift… the photos that only you can take. I wanted to create a safe, positive and encouraging place for photographers to learn and grow.

I remember being rejected by others in our industry when I started my business over 17 years ago. And I never forgot how that felt. I was excluded and led to believe that there wasn’t a place for me.

As a result, I was on a mission to prove that we could create something different, a world where photographers of ALL levels are welcomed and encouraged to pursue their passion.

There is room for you.

YOU BELONG HERE

Our Members are Thrilled!

This is just a small sample of the #wins we celebrate on a weekly basis.

What would a breakthrough look like for you?

Photography & Editing

This course will equip you with the knowledge you need to master Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. The quick, focused video tutorials will explain each setting and look at examples to help you understand how that particular setting impacts the photograph. There are 7 targeted videos to get you results as quickly as possible.

- 8 videos

Tired of blurry images? We cover the 8 proven steps to producing sharper images. Includes a valuable PDF download for reference.

- 2 videos

Organizing your photos and understanding workflow is key to your success as a photographer. Let's simplify the process and make it easy to organize and find your images.

Would you like to get faster at editing your photos? Learn Lightroom and develop consistency in your images while improving your efficiency.

- 77 videos

- 8 modules

- printable shortcuts

This workshop contains a targeted approach to Photoshop in order to accomplish tasks that aren’t possible inside of Lightroom. Because you are busy, this training is extremely targeted: we only cover the techniques that must be performed using Photoshop.

- 43 videos

- 7 modules

Posing & Shooting

Come along with Soozie Harrison from Photography by Soozie as she demonstrates posing for senior guys and girls. She will explain settings, light and how to get the best out of your clients. These videos were filmed during a real shoot with multiple locations.

- 24 videos

- 2 modules

Join accomplished newborn photographer Anne Wilmus in her studio as she demonstrates posing and working with newborns. You will learn how to properly wrap the baby and use studio light for the best results. Includes editing tutorials.

- 11 videos

Work alongside Heather Lahtinen as she demonstrates the fastest and easiest way to create beautiful portraits of the bride and groom. Includes a step-by-step posing guide so that you never miss a shot!

- 6 videos

Join PPA Certified Master Photographer Nicole Begley as she demonstrates how to work with pets in your shoots. In this video series, you will walk alongside Nicole to see how she gets the best out of her canine friends and their humans.

- 16 videos

- 3 modules

Come along with Julie Kulbago from Julie Kulbago Photography as she demonstrates posing for families. She will explain settings, light and how to get the best out of your clients.

- 14 videos

- 3 modules

Business

If pricing feels overwhelming to you, check out these videos on how to establish your pricing. We also cover the 7 most common pricing mistakes, along with the mindset challenge that might be holding you back.

- 3 videos

Create a profitable pricing model for your photography business. This straightforward training will ensure that you understand the art and science of pricing to ensure your profitability. We talk about how hobbyists can make money, too!

- 15 videos

- 3 modules

Making the transition from digital sales to IPS but not sure where to begin? Join Jessica Wasik as she walks you through the steps to getting started with in-person sales. It’s more straightforward than you think!

- 8 videos

Need a website but feeling overwhelmed by tech? In this straightforward course, we will get you up and running with a Pixieset website in an afternoon. It's easier than you think!

Be found on the web through great SEO techniques! These videos will teach you how to create online content that brings your ideal client right through your digital front door! Learn the nitty-gritty details of search engine optimization, the must-have pieces for an awesome post, how to get users to click on your content in the search results, and how to let Google know you exist. Taught by Leeann Marie Photography.

- 19 videos

- 8 modules

Ready to take control of your schedule and accomplish your goals? Imagine what you could achieve if you had more time. Get unstuck and eliminate stress. Gain clarity on how to move forward with your life and goals. Master TIME MANAGEMENT and become an expert at maximizing your schedule - you can get it all done! Develop a sustainable STRATEGY to unite your life and business in harmony.

- 24 videos

- 5 modules

Need more clients? Go beyond boosting posts, to making sure your money will result in clients. In this course, we guide you step-by-step on how to use the Facebook Ads Manager.

- 4 videos

The core beliefs of our FAM

(Flourish Academy Membership)



⭐ There is room for everyone.

⭐ Market saturation is a myth, the world needs your photos.

⭐ It doesn’t matter if you’ve been photographing for years, or you picked up your camera kit yesterday at Costco: YOU BELONG HERE.

⭐ Learning new and challenging skills (hello Photoshop) can be fun and easy.

⭐ We believe in community and foster the giving spirit with our members

This Sounds Amazing

"I'm just a hobbyist, will I benefit from the membership?"

Do you love photography?

Do you want to improve?

 

Then, YES!

Are you ready to improve your photography?

You’re here because you love photography, and you are reading this because you are ready to pursue your passion.

What would it be worth to improve your photography quickly and easily without wasting weeks (years!) searching for the right videos?

Working with established professional photographers will give you the confidence that you need because you will know you are learning the right things at the right time.

Get instant access to more than $5,000 worth of online education significantly discounted just for you at more than 99% off.

You have nothing to lose, but everything to gain! There is no risk, you cancel any time

Join for Only $29/Month

Truth time: I signed up for Heather's membership program because I've been interested in her Photoshop online class for a while because I hate always searching through YouTube for Photoshop-related things and always forget to bookmark things. Plus I hate all the wasted time talking by these YouTubers. I must say that I am extremely impressed not just with the Photoshop class on here but ALL of the content. I've been using Lightroom now for the past 4 years and am comfortable with most things in the program. I think we fall into things we "already know" and stick with the method that have worked for us and forget to do much exploring of anything else. I have found myself deep inside the Lightroom course right now and it has really helped me get more organized, and explore tools I don't normally touch or did not have a strong understanding about. Such good stuff! There is ALWAYS something to learn. Even in programs you use on a regular basis! Thanks Heather!


Jessica Thomas

Membership Options

There is no commitment to any subscriptions and you may cancel at any time. There is a 7-day money-back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose!

Monthly

$29

PER MONTH

  • 16 Complete Training Courses
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Monthly Challenges
  • Coaching Calls
  • Photo Critiques
  • Support from Professional Photographer Coaches
ENROLLMENT CLOSED

Yearly

$290

PER YEAR

  • 2 MONTHS FREE

  • 16 Complete Training Courses
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Monthly Challenges
  • Coaching Calls
  • Photo Critiques
  • Support from Professional Photographer Coaches
Enroll Now

Lifetime

$1,499

ONE TIME PAYMENT

  • 16 Complete Training Courses
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Monthly Challenges
  • Coaching Calls
  • Photo Critiques
  • Support from Professional Photographer Coaches
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Join the Flourish Academy today!

 

~ $29/month ~

If you love photography, then you don’t want to miss out on all of this amazing content. Over $5,000 worth of courses and bonuses for only $29/month

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When you join us for only $29/month,

I guarantee that you will find quality education and support to improve your photography…

OR YOUR MONEY BACK.

In other words, if you don’t enjoy the FAM, or feel that it’s not a good fit for you, just email us at [email protected] to request a refund within 14 days of purchase.

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Bonuses!

BONUS #1: FA Mobile

Use our convenient app to learn on the go! All of our course videos, along with our coaching calls and live critiques can be easily accessed on our app.

BONUS #2 Private Facebook Group

Get your questions answered quickly in our safe, fun and encouraging FB group.

BONUS #3: Coaching Calls

Every month you can work with us on a live Zoom call to ask questions about anything related to photography or business. We can even help with your camera settings or Lightroom issues! No worries if you can’t attend live, the replays are available the same day.

BONUS #4: Live Critiques

Submit your images to be reviewed on a Zoom call that you can attend live. Just like the coaching calls, you can always catch the replay if you aren’t available. Our coaches will give you suggestions to improve your composition, lighting, exposure and overall feel of your image.

BONUS #5: Live Editing Sessions

Not sure how to fix a certain problem with your photo? Or maybe you would just like to see how a professional photographer would edit your image? Upload your photos to work directly with a coach on a live Zoom call as they edit your photo.

Bonuses!

BONUS #1: FA Mobile

Use our convenient app to learn on the go! All of our course videos, along with our coaching calls and live critiques can be easily accessed on our app.

BONUS #2 Private Facebook Group

Get your questions answered quickly in our safe, fun and encouraging FB group.

BONUS #3: Coaching Calls

Every month you can work with us on a live Zoom call to ask questions about anything related to photography or business. We can even help with your camera settings or Lightroom issues! No worries if you can’t attend live, the replays are available the same day.

BONUS #4: Live Critiques

Submit your images to be reviewed on a Zoom call that you can attend live. Just like the coaching calls, you can always catch the replay if you aren’t available. Our coaches will give you suggestions to improve your composition, lighting, exposure and overall feel of your image.

BONUS #5: Live Editing Sessions

Not sure how to fix a certain problem with your photo? Or maybe you would just like to see how a professional photographer would edit your image? Upload your photos to work directly with a coach on a live Zoom call as they edit your photo.

Let's Recap!

 

When you join the Flourish Academy, you get instant access to 16 complete photography courses, covering the craft of photography as well as pricing and business.

 

Plus you get access to our private Facebook group.

 Not to mention access to professional photographer coaches.

 One coaching call per month with Heather and the other members.

 Live photo critiques - submit your images to improve your photography.

 

Over $5,000 worth of content for only $29/month!

I Want In!

IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO MAKE A CHOICE

 

You could do nothing.

Ignore your dream and wonder what you could have done. Remain overwhelmed, confused, and stuck.

 

Or you could choose your dream.

Take the simple and straightforward path to move forward using proven strategies.

 

If you are ready to feel confident calling yourself a photographer, now is your chance. Click the link below.

 

I'm Ready!

Need more clarity? Check out our FAQ’s

Let's Chat!

If you still have questions, I’d love to hear from you. Send me a message and let me know your challenges and how I might be able to help. You can also email me directly.

Phone:(412)701-4463

Email: [email protected]

Still have questions?

Let's Chat!

If you still have questions, I’d love to hear from you. Send me a message and let me know your challenges and how I might be able to help. You can also email me directly.

Phone:(412)701-4463

Email: [email protected]

 

Still have questions?