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Free dslr JUMPSTART Video Training Series

The FREE dslr JUMPSTART Video Training Series is here!   I am so happy you’re here and excited to share these helpful videos with you!   

If you’re ready to jump into digital photography, but you’re not quite sure where to start or even what kind of camera to get, then this dslr JUMPSTART series is perfect for you.   I created these videos to answer some of the most frequently asked questions I receive.  

  • In video one I will share what kind of camera I recommend with my go-to equipment formula for the beginner photographer.
  • Then I will show you all my professional gear and what I use on a shoot, including all my accessories and things like memory cards.
  • In our third video, I will walk you through how to setup all the menus on your dslr camera, so that you know you have your camera set up perfectly to get that shot.

You can also join our private facebook group where you can ask questions, connect with other members and support one another!   Looking forward to reading your comments, and I will, of course jump in when you guys have questions and comments.

If you know someone that would love this free training, please share this with them too!

Sign up for the FREE dslr JUMPSTART series here and then check your inbox for your first video: My Go-to Equipment Formula for the Beginner Photographer

YES! Send me the FREE video series!

Are you interested in getting started with digital photography, but not quite sure where to start, or even what kind of camera to get?

Not a beginner? If you’re more interested in advanced content, click here!

In-Person Beginners Photography Class at the NEW Studio! | Lexington, KY

In Person Beginners Photography class

Join us for the Spring BPC!

Join us at the new Kristin Tatem Photography studio for 5 hours of interactive teaching and learning, hands on shooting and everything you need to know to start taking better pictures in ONE DAY!

Sign up HERE NOW!!!

The in-person BEGINNERS PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS has limited seating…and you won’t want to miss this date.  Its going to be awesome!!! The fun officially begins SATURDAY, April 16th from 10am to 3pm in Lexington, KY.  The 5-hour class is jam-packed with information.  In fact, I usually lose my voice after every class from sharing so much!

Find all the in-person BEGINNERS PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS details & sign up HERE!

Get ready to jump in headfirst! I can’t wait to share everything so you can start taking photos that you love and are proud of!

Because it’s always more fun with a friend, invite your friends, family and co-works to join in on the fun too! Can’t wait to meet you!

P.S. The next time I’m going to open up a new class for you is in a few months and we only have 14 seats open for the April 16th class…so NOW is the time to sign up.

Here’s the link: CLICK HERE for registration details

Our new natural light studio! I can’t wait to show you around!

Our new natural light studio! I can’t wait to show you around!


Not Local? Check out our online classes here!


We are blushing … check out this sweet review and behind the scenes look at the Beginners Photography Class from Lexington Blogger, Mindy from Love, Lexington Blog!

We are blushing … check out this sweet review and behind the scenes look at the Beginners Photography Class from Lexington Blogger, Mindy from Love, Lexington Blog!

Now Booking! | Spring Mini Session Day

Now Booking! Spring Mini Session Day

You don’t want to miss this!

I’m starting to feel it. Spring is right around the corner! I’ve enjoyed the studio all winter, but I’m also looking forward to outdoor sessions again!

Our fall mini sessions went so well that I have decided to kick off spring with another round of mini sessions at the gardens of The Arboretum.

I hope you join me to take some photos and to make some memories with your family! Check out the details, FAQ and booking info below.

I am only opening up six mini session slots, so don’t wait!  Check out the details below!

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1. What are spring mini sessions?

Mini sessions are 20 minute sessionsbooked back-to-back on one day only. Twenty minutes is plenty of time to get some beautiful family images. Most kids (and Dads) don’t have the attention span for much more!

2. What is included?

Your session includes 15 high-resolution digital images, perfect for printing, sharing online, Mothers Day Presents and gifts! PLUS 5 beautifully matted professional prints (8×10 and smaller).

3. How Much?

These all inclusive mini session are $499. Due at booking to hold your spot. Additional a la carte products are 30% off.

4. When and where? 

Spring mini sessions will take place on Saturday, April 23 at the The ArboretumRain date: 4.24.16

Session times starting at: 
9:00am | 9:30am | 10:00am | 10:30am | 11:00am | 11:30am

If you’re ready to snag one of the spring mini sessions, sign up here.  If you have questions feel free to email me at 


Sweet & Easy Photo Valentines

DIY Valentines

Valentine’s Day will be here soon!  If you have kids you will probably be frantically running to the store to purchase some pre-made cartoon cards for their classroom parties, wishing you had time to make all those elaborate valentines you’ve been eyeing on Pinterest.  Ain’t nobody got time for that! So I thought I would share how to make these sweet and easy photo valentines from Minted, so you will be prepared next year.  They are cheap, quick to put together, and so so cute.  Plus my kids loved making them!

DIY photo valentines

First things first, you need to gather your supplies.

photo valentine // boxes of conversation hearts // Scotch permanent double sided tape // bakers twine // sharpie

(you can get your own photo valentines from Minted by clicking here)

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Next, simply place a piece of double sided tape to the back of your photo card and stick it to a box of conversation hearts.   I love the Scotch permanent tape best for this.

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Once all of your photos are taped to the candy boxes, cut a piece of bakers twine and wrap it around the sweet little package, tying a bow.

I found my bakers twine at Target but you can find some at any craft store.

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And Voila! You have an adorable valentine for your kids to give to all of their friends and it only took a couple of minutes!

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I usually have some left over valentines and love to pass them out to the grandparents.  Its almost more fun than sending Christmas cards!

 (These sweet valentines come with envelopes but please note, they are too small to mail using USPS.  I like to just hand deliver mine.)

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My kids had such a fun afternoon making their own personalized Valentines!

10 Day Shooting Challenge

10 Day Shooting Challenge

Are you up for the challenge?

If you’re ready to rock your indoor photography in 2016, join me for a FREE 10 Day Shooting Challenge all about indoor natural light photography!

If you stick with me for 10 days starting Monday, January 18th, you are going to see some big changes in your indoor photography.

If you’ve caught me on Periscope lately, you’ve probably heard me talk about tips for learning photography QUICKLY.  One of those ways is by practicing ONE thing at a time – practicing it until you can nail it – before moving on to the next skill.  That’s what these 10 challenge days are for!

I want you to commit to practicing INDOOR NATURAL LIGHT photography every day for 10 days. I will be there every step of the way with daily videos jam packed with indoor shooting tips, examples and homework!  Yes, homework.  It is important to me that you are committed to this challenge and what better way than holding you accountable with some homework.  Each day you will post your homework in the private challenge Facebook group.

Having ACCOUNTABILITY was another tip for learning photography quickly.  I encourage you to embrace the community by commenting and engaging.   By posting, you not only benefit yourself, but others may also learn from your images in the process.

Now the fun stuff …

There will be prizes!  Yep, not only will you grow as a photographer, but also you could win some pretty sweet stuff!

 I’m up for the challenge! SIGN ME UP


Check out this recent Periscope with all the details, including what you will learn each day of the challenge! P.S. The first 10 seconds are blank (thanks Periscope!) but keep listening, all the juicy details are there!
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What kind of camera do you need for this challenge?  The core skills you will learn in this challenge will help you regardless of what kind of camera you are using.  With that said, our primary focus is going to be on using a DSLR camera as we will be getting into manual camera settings.

What if I can’t take a picture every day?  I realize that life is crazy. Welcome to my world of 3 kids and running a full time business.   There is a reason I didn’t make this challenge 30 days.  You should see real improvement in 10 days and it’s not too long of a commitment.  Make this a priority – use a lunch break or get up a little earlier.  I am going to be your cheerleader along the way!

I’m ready! SIGN ME UP

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