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Here I'll be sharing a variety of client stories as well as personal and educational articles. Read on to meet the special needs princesses I see every year, find client information, read about the tips and tricks I use on kids, and check out what gear I love.



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Photographing kids class

I was just out in California teaching a class with Sigma lenses and Samy’s camera on how to photograph children! A lot of photographers struggle with how to get authentic expressions out of children without having them look too stiff, so that’s mostly what I teach in these classes. I have all kinds of fun […]

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Ballerina jumping fall outside photography workshop

Ballet Photography Classes

I teach other photographers how to do ballet photography. Usually, I say dance photography, but I once got asked on Instagram why it’s never any other form of dance besides ballet, and the answer is I don’t know how to teach any other form besides ballet! Ballet is so incredibly technical that once you learn […]

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Buy my Imagen AI Profile

Do you just want a warm, vibrant yet accurate color on your images in one click? Presets don’t work for every camera because the color in each is different, BUT Imagen AI does! Using my Fairyography profile you can get the same colorful feel for all of your images no matter what you’re shooting with. […]

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Black Friday 2023 Photo Deals

You know what, there’s a LOT of photo noise out there but what do you REALLY want to spend your money on? Well, here’s the list of the things THAT I USE. New deals coming as I see them! SIGMA lens deals: https://www.sigmaphoto.com/black-friday-23 Imagen AI editing, 30% off for new subscribers using code ‘blackfriday23’: Link […]

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Embracing the Power of Creative Projects: A Photographer’s Journey to Inspiration and Growth

Introduction: As photographers, we often find ourselves immersed in the demands of client work, striving to meet deadlines and deliver exceptional results. While this work is fulfilling in its own right, it is essential to nurture our creativity and personal growth by embarking on creative projects that fuel our passion and push the boundaries of […]

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The Joy of Educating Other Photographers: Empowering the Next Generation of Visual Artists

Photography is an art form that allows us to capture and preserve moments, telling stories and evoking emotions through imagery. As photographers, we often face challenges and hurdles on our journey to mastering this craft. However, there is immense joy in sharing our knowledge and experiences with aspiring photographers, helping them avoid common pitfalls and […]

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4 years with Sony… how do I feel?

So 4 years ago I switched from Canon to Sony: https://heatherlarkinphoto.com/why-i-switched-from-canon-to-sony/ And then a year later I wrote a followup while I was still using the a7iii: https://heatherlarkinphoto.com/a-year-with-sony/ But three years since then is plenty of time for a followup, I think! So what’s been happening and am I still shooting Sony? Short answer? YES. […]

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Dance Photography Classes – Georgia Dance Photographer

I am a photography educator, so one of the things I do is teach other photographers how to take better pictures. One of my most popular classes is dance photography. It’s fun to watch, it’s dynamic, and the images my students get are amazing. I’ve been told that no one teaches a dance photography class […]

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Imagen AI

Have you heard of this software that runs off of your Lightroom? It’s an AI editing program. I thought it was pronounced Im-uh-gehn for years, but it’s actually Imagine. Like, imagine the possibilities. Imagine you can get your life back and get out from behind the screen. Imagine your fall family sessions are done and […]

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Why do Sony cameras destroy the file system when formatting the cards?

Story time! In May, I had a fairy session in Seattle for a repeat client. I shot the session, then went to do a class and another session the following day. I downloaded the class images and the second session, but I somehow failed to download the first session before reformatting that card. When I […]

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235 Great Oak Dr
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235 Great Oak Dr, Athens, GA 30605