The Happy Now with Erin Brant

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In this Breakout, Erin Brant reveals her entire approach to family photography, from choosing locations to finding the light to connecting with subjects in a way that is natural and fun both for you and for them. She will walk you through her secrets for bringing beautiful moments to life behind the lens, as well as how to tap into your own unique energy in order to create a memorable, high-energy, irresistibly feel-good experience for the children & families you photograph. Because as Erin knows, the best moments are found in the messy, chaotic heart of family life.


• A simple but dynamic game plan for family sessions, including 10 key shots to get each time

• Erin’s 3-Layer approach — with easy-to-apply tips — for evaluating light + location on the fly

• How to make powerful composition choices in tricky environments

• 15 go-to prompts to help families loosen up, connect, and enjoy experience-driven photos sessions that prioritize play over posing 

• How to calm your own nerves, let go, be real, and really, deeply enjoy family sessions YOURSELF (yes, even in unpredictable, chaotic situations). 

• Erin’s heart-centered approach to photography and how her mom superpowers help her win over children and parents



• A beautiful eBook filled with actionable advice for stronger photos and more confident family sessions
• On location shooting videos with 2 different families (plus the corresponding final images for a complete behind-the-scenes look at Erin’s process!)
• A video that shows how Erin culls and edits her photos
• Bonus Guide with Erin’s go-to “poses,” prompts for family sessions, and photo examples
• Bonus PDF with happiness strategies for work + life
• 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.

Erin Brant is a lifestyle family photographer who is drawn to moments of happiness and connection. She and her husband are currently raising their 3 energetic boys in San Diego, CA, but she is constantly dreaming up new adventures for them in faraway places. When she isn’t photographing her own wild bunch, you will likely find her potting succulents, starting creative projects she may or may not finish, or daydreaming at the beach. Her work has been featured in some fancy blogs and magazines, but it makes her happiest when she sees it displayed in people’s homes.

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  • 5
    Great Breakout

    Posted by Erin on 12th Oct 2018

    I loved this breakout. It gave me the confidence to shoot in a less formal way. I love Erin's perspective and watching the way she shoots. Highly recommend this breakout!

  • 5
    She makes it super easy and fresh

    Posted by Lorena Fernández-Fernández on 4th Apr 2018

    Erin has a special power of connection with people which you can see in her work. Her message is easily transmitted in this breakout, she performs and shows all the steps of a session from the beginning to the end, even going thru culling and editing.

  • 5
    Inspirational for All Levels

    Posted by Chrystal Cienfuegos on 27th Apr 2017

    As soon as I knew Erin was doing a breakout, I was on the edge of my seat to get it. I love her playful and carefree images and it was so inspirational to see her in action and listen to her process. I especially loved how real the video sessions were, so often you see instructional shoots where everything is perfect and it's just not relatable but this was so honest and inspiring. I've been shooting families for a while and have taken many classes and this has to be the best so far. Both beginners and seasoned photographers will benefit from listening to her insight, it was just perfect! I am totally energized and inspired and can't wait for my next session.

  • 5
    Game Changer

    Posted by Leyna Butcher on 24th Apr 2017

    I've been attempting to shoot like this but lacked the inspiration to really make it happen the way I had envisioned it. This is like a breath of fresh air. I was crying before I finished it and using what I had learned before I saw all the videos. Erin has a sweet disposition that enhances her client's experience. It's one of the BEST BREAKOUTS I have purchased. It's value goes beyond any expectation!

  • 5
    You'll love it!

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Apr 2017

    Oh my…this just lights up my fire for photographing families even more than before…for a long time, this is how I’ve wanted to photograph families…being real, being themselves, sharing the joy, happiness, love, connections, smiles, even the tears…real life! I feel like this breakout gives me more power to follow my heart and do what I love and share it with my clients. Erin is amazing…full of not only amazing talent, but a love for her families and capturing spirit and it’s obvious that she loves every second of it. She gives great information and explains how to work through the different steps to get to where you want to be with the families, how to become comfortable with this process and oh, so much more! I can’t recommend this enough for anyone who wants to photograph families and children, even if it’s just their own families…you can’t walk away without learning a ton and feeling completely inspired!! Thank you, Erin…you ROCK!! ❤️

  • 5
    I learned SO much from Erin!

    Posted by Rebecca L on 23rd Apr 2017

    I’ve devoured this breakout like a pancake breakfast with extra whipped cream. lol. My favorite thing about this breakout is the shooting video she has with a family of 4 in their backyard. It’s so funny and cute, I was laughing out loud at times, and definitely grinning most the video. My husband walked by and looked at me like I was crazy. I love Erin’s approach to family photography, she is so relaxed and fun. It makes me realize that I can be more relaxed and stop feeling this need to act so professional. If you photograph kids or families, definitely get this breakout.

  • 5
    So much loveeee

    Posted by Emily on 23rd Apr 2017

    This breakout was worth every cent!!! Erin is so genuine and really takes the time to layout her philosophy and process when it comes to family photography. Her images are playful and engaging, and you can really feel the connection and love she has for people. I got so much inspiration from this breakout!