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.
10 Courses, Coaching Calls, Monthly Challenges, Live Image Critiques and much more!LEARN MORE
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Do you love photography? Do you want to improve? Then, YES!
This course will equip you with the knowledge you need to master ISO, 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.
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
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
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
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
Create a beautiful, client-friendly Wordpress website! These videos will teach you how to create an online experience that brings your ideal client right through your digital front door! Learn the nitty-gritty details of installing your website, the must-have pages for an awesome website, how to flow your user to ultimately contact you, and how to setup a blog and share your latest photography work. Taught by Leeann Marie Photography.
- 19 videos
- 4 modules
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
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.
Join accomplished newborn photographer Anne Wilmus in her studio as she demonstrates posing and working with newborns.
Get your questions answered, and the support you need in our active Facebook group. We have monthly challenges, coaching calls and live photo critiques to help you improve your photography.
"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!"
"The knowledge and confidence that I walked away with after learning from Heather was literally addicting. I could not wait to learn more from her. I’ve taken her workshops and have had multiple private mentoring sessions with her as well. My editing time was very quickly cut in half, she helped me organize my business in a way that essentially gave me my life back. The time I have saved alone is worth everything to me in terms of being a profitable business and still having time for my family, but add to that the incredible confidence of knowing what I’m doing, making intentional, purposeful decisions and goals, and watching my business soar because of it has made my experience with Heather absolutely priceless."
Heather Lahtinen is a professional wedding and portrait photographer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the founder of the award-winning Weddings by Heather and the Flourish Academy, and has been a professional photographer and instructor for 15 years. She holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business, but left her corporate position to pursue her passion for photography.
Heather has photographed hundreds of weddings and her work can be seen in The Knot, Pittsburgh Weddings, and Modern Bride. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, Heather has also been teaching and instructing photographers in both Lightroom and Photoshop. She has vast experience and knowledge that spans more than just the technical aspects of photography, she is also a business coach and trusted mentor in the industry.
Heather is driven by an overwhelming desire to see others succeed and, as a result, her workshops do more than just instruct, they inspire.
The FA Coaches are in the private Facebook group to guide, mentor and teach you everything you need to know about photography. Both ladies are full time professional photographers and run extremely successful businesses.
Specializing in senior photography, Soozie’s goal is to infuse confidence and self esteem in her seniors. Offering not just beautiful quality photos, but a superior experience. Unique locations, styling, and FUN are just a few of the perks of working with Soozie.
Anne is an accomplished newborn photographer based in Pittsburgh, PA. She has over 8 years of professional newborn photography experience, having photographed 500+ beautiful new little lives. Her photos have been featured in several print and online publications. When she is not at her newborn portrait studio, she’s juggling life at home with 3 little ones.
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.
In order to focus all of our energy on serving the membership, enrollment will only open to the Flourish Academy a few times a year.
No way! At the FA love to work with photographers of all levels to help them improve.
The videos are 100% available now with access as long as you maintain your membership.
No! Photographers of all levels have benefited from these courses. We have many hobbyists that join us to improve their photography.
No. It is entirely up to you if you wish to join the Facebook group or not. However, if you do you’ll find this group to be an incredibly fun and supportive place to get feedback to your challenges, as well as kudos on your wins! In addition to current members, we will have myself and 2 additional coaches to help you make progress. It’s a great place to hangout, learn more, share your work, get feedback and lots of inspiration!
Absolutely! You are free to leave the membership at any time. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you with anything you need. If choosing an annual membership, your membership will auto-renew one year from your enrollment date. If choosing a monthly membership, your membership payments will be debited on the same date each month. Please note that we do not offer refunds for any payments already made, so please try to give us at least 72 hours notice to cancel your membership before your next billing date to ensure that it’s canceled before the next payment. You can cancel at any time. No refunds will be granted for unused months on an annual membership or unused days on a monthly membership.