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    Are beautiful moments created, anticipated, or is it a combination of the two? Go behind the scenes to see how five photographers capture extraordinary moments. You’ll learn how each photographer captured magic and why the “perfect” shot is more compelling than the rest in the series. Through pullbacks, video commentary, shooting videos, outtakes, and more, you’ll get an in-depth look at the moments leading up to the perfect shot!


    • How to anticipate or create the perfect shot

    • What makes a shot more compelling than the rest in the series

    • How to create the perfect shot from the imperfect moments and images that came before

    • How Twyla Jones, Kirsty Larmour, Lacey Monroe, Elise Meader and Yan Palmer create magical images



    An 180+ page eBook full of beautiful photographs of the “perfect” moment and the images that came right before the magic happened.

    Over six hours of videos with the photographers– you’ll see shooting videos, commentary, pullbacks, outtakes and more!

    An interview about capturing the moment with Twyla Jones, Kirsty Larmour, Lacey Monroe, Elise Meader and Yan Palmer.

    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 digital downloads, they are non-refundable.

    Kirsty Larmour is a British lifestyle photographer based out of Abu Dhabi in the UAE. She is a nomad at heart and can be found documenting both her clients’ lives, and her own family when they are at home in the Middle East and further afield while globe trotting through places from Uzbekistan to Cambodia, and many lands in between. Kirsty’s approach to photography is to be present in real life moments and capture them with a little sparkle on top fueled by her obsession with pretty light.

    Elise Meader is a lifestyle newborn, maternity, family and wedding photographer based out of Central Massachusetts. She is the wife to a US Veteran and mother to three boys. She believes in finding the beauty in the ordinary moments and seeks emotion and connection in every session she shoots. She believes in going with the flow and letting moments unfold organically before her to create emotive art.

    Twyla Jones 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. 

    Yan Palmer believes in kindness over coolness, laughter as therapy, doing whatever it is you do with heart, and taking the time to see the people and the world around you. As a single mom of three radtastic children, the last 7 years as a mother and full time professional photographer have had a lot of ups and downs— she bets your years have too. She believes in celebrating the ups, and learning the story of the downs.

    Lacey Monroe is a documentary photographer whose work focuses on families. She is a co-founder of Sham of the Perfect, an international collective and online community of documentary family photographers. Lacey’s work is primarily project based, but she also takes on a limited number of client commissions throughout the year. She lives in Portland, Oregon alongside her partner, their two children, a giant Saint Bernard, a small black mutt, and an overly dramatic black cat.

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