We can’t wait to see you on March 7-9 in Lexington, Kentucky!  The main conference takes place on March 7/8 & the shoots and mentorships will take place on the 9th.  More details on the styled shoots & mentorships along with info on how you can purchase these opportunities will be released soon!

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Tuesday, March 8 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Capturing What It Feels Like: A Look At Photographing the Authenticity of Families

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This talk would be all about capturing feelings, not smiles. I flat out tell people (nicely, of course!) that if you're looking for a session where you sit and smile at the camera, do not book me. That is 100% the opposite of my goal. I will discuss capturing the true beauty of a family. No forced poses or unhappy kids (and how I accomplish this)! I will discuss how to photograph a family that gives them images that they can look back on in years and FEEL. The belly laughs, the missing teeth, the chubby hands. My tagline for my business has always been "capturing what makes your family, you". The way to do this is to sit back and watch your family naturally interact. A huge part of my sessions is placing my clients in flattering light, general positioning that I want them in, providing simple direction, and then stepping back and allowing the family space to relax and let those genuine connections and moments happen. That's where the magic happens.

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Clare Gratz

Hi! I'm Clare, I'm 24 and I live in a small town in Indiana. I started obsessively teaching myself everything I could about photography my junior year of high school. After years of practice and portfolio building sessions, I decided to make things official. In 2016, Clare Gratz Photography... Read More →

Tuesday March 8, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
The Carriage Classroom