Emotional Storytelling with Twyla Jones

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Twyla Jones wants to help you do more than document that you existed– she wants to help you show that you lived passionately and loved madly. This course is designed to help you build confidence in your creative vision and abilities so that you are able to produce authentic, emotive imagery. You will discuss how to infuse your unique voice into your client work to create photographs you’re excited about. You will build your confidence in technical aspects such as lighting, choosing locations, and editing so that you are free to focus on creating images inspired by each unique client and location thus producing an authentic experience every time.

You will leave inspired– inspired to listen to yourself, confident in your ability to create beauty, driven to share something of meaning, and fulfilled with the quality and content of your work.


• Building Confidence: the importance in knowing the value of YOU and how connecting with who you really are will make the work you produce more satisfying and flow organically

• Finding Your Voice: how to fully recognize all the beauty and love in life and how to infuse those emotions into sessions

• Inspiration: where to look and how to harness beautiful experiences into your own creative voice

• Choosing a Location: what to look for in landscapes and quality of light to create a feeling of intimate seclusion

• Lighting: harnessing any quality of light to create emotive imagery in any situation

• Posing/Directing: how to approach and connect with different types of subjects from small children to shy dads and everyone in between, how to produce stirring photographs even when your subjects are difficult to work with

• Editing: Twyla’s color and black and white workflow

• Personal Projects: the importance of personal projects and opening yourself up to all the amazing opportunities that await you


A beautiful eBook

Tips/Tricks/Tweaks for evoking more emotion from any pose and client

Color and Black & White preset

Exercises to help connect you with your voice

Base Poses: go-to poses to guide your sessions giving you the confidence you need to better connect with your clients and create more emotional imagery

Shooting video: sunset family session (mother and child)

Shooting video/images: personal project in harsh light

Editing video: black and white image

Editing video: color image

Q & A video

*Please note: All items in this listing are digital downloads that must be downloaded to a computer (you may transfer to an iPad after your original download to a computer).  Due to the nature of the product, refunds are not allowed for digital products.


Twyla Jones recently moved to Florida with her fiancé and their two sons after growing up running around the woods and fields of Kansas. She has a degree in Human Biology but shifted her focus to photographing human connection instead. She is obsessed with beautiful light and looking for magic everywhere, focusing heavily on creating environments that foster meaningful connections between her subjects. It is her desire to create photographs that do more than serve as proof that you existed, she want to show that you lived passionately and loved madly. She enjoys sharing the way she sees beauty with other photographers and helping others find the confidence they need to create meaningful artwork for both themselves and their clients.

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  • 5
    exactly what I needed

    Posted by Andrea on 29th Nov 2017

    This breakout was exactly what I needed during the busiest shooting time of the year. It was a breath of fresh air, and has helped me to trust my own eye and heart. The photography journey is a process, but this class helped me take a giant leap forward as an artist.

  • 4
    Good info

    Posted by Unknown on 8th Feb 2017

    Good information.

  • 5
    Love this course

    Posted by Deanna Barber on 29th Jan 2017

    I've been photographing for around 3 years and I learned some new things in this course. The price was great and affordable enough that I plan to buy more breakout sessions in the future. I loved everything about this course!!!

  • 5
    I am just really soaking in the challenges in this breakout.

    Posted by Trisha Reschly on 18th Jan 2017

    I am discovering more about myself and the why of the beauty that I see and express though photography. It is really what drew me to pick up the camera and made me love photographing others. But I have never been challenged in the way Twyla does to really stop, rest and listen to the why. If you are simply looking for tips and edits, that’s okay-there are a lot of those. But if you are willing to really delve down deep and answer the questions along with the breakout, I think you will discover your photography and heart forever changed. You will begin seeing beauty in emotion everywhere…just like you have come to see light. I am so grateful for this breakout. I would heartily recommend it to anyone seeking to tell of the beauty and loveliness that ebbs and flows all about them in their own unique way.

  • 5
    What a beautiful breakout!

    Posted by Ruth on 18th Jan 2017

    Inspiring content and incredibly beautiful imagery from Twyla – a total joy to read and watch. If you adore Twyla’s style then this is a total no-brainer! Live and learn ladies – it is truly wonderful! I defy anyone not to be touched by this breakout… There is something so tangible about Twyla’s work which speak to the soul; the subjects; stories, the tones and colours all speak from the heart. Loved it! Thank you Twyla for opening up to us all & sharing xx

  • 5
    What a refreshing course that was extremely well thought out and generous!

    Posted by Abbie W on 18th Jan 2017

    Twyla shares every step of her journey from preparing for a shoot, an actual shoot, editing techniques, etc. Her work is extremely inspiring due to her talent but also because she has made it so accessible!! To me, she is a perfect model of why we as photographers do what we do-to capture the love, the relationships, the admiration, and the every day moments forever in time. This course would be a valuable tool and source of knowledge and inspiration for all levels–there is something for everyone regardless of what stage in this journey they are in.