As I've navigated the world as a queer person I've heard countless stories of photographers not always being a safe space for LGBTQ+ identified folks. Friends feeling unsafe from a photographers actions, not knowing if a photographer is queer friendly, and simply not having their pronouns or identities respected.
There is more to it than just finding a queer person and sticking them in front of your camera. It's about respecting their identity, understanding the nuances, and giving them the quality experience they deserve. Not everyone who claims allyship is truly prepared for working with LGBTQ+ clients, that's what this course is here for. To dig in and learn the ins and outs, giving you a safe place to make mistakes without worry of harming your clients.
There is a huge need for education for photographers wanting to truly do justice in serving this community. We need photographers who loudly and proudly showcase queer faces in their instagram feeds and portfolios. This workshop is the jumping off point for truly serving this community!
Hi! I'm a queer twenty something photographer living in Grand Rapids, Michigan with my partner. I've been photographing weddings and portraits for over 7 years and I've become one of the go to photographers for LGBTQ+ clients in the area. You can usually find me in leggings, a fuzzy hoodie, while drinking cold brew and snuggling my pet lizard, Petunia. My photography style is documentary, earthy, and authentic. I'm an enneagram 3, an INFJ, and a true scorpio. This workshop has been my latest passion and I'm so excited to connect with eager photographers who are ready to jump into learning!
Module 1: Terminology
Module 2: Pronouns and Inclusive Language
Module 3: History
Module 4: Intersectionality
Module 5: Being an Ally
Module 6: Experiences of LGBTQ Clients
Module 7: Portfolio
Module 8: Publishing and Marketing
Module 9: Website and Contract
Module 10: Posing Tips
Get access to all the video modules and information to go through at your own pace. Lifetime access to all the content plus any bonus modules. Plus you get to join our online community of learners! Use the contact form to sign up now!
Already confident with some of the content? Purchase individual modules for less! Refer to the list above to see which modules are a fit for you. Plus you get to join our online community of learners! Use the contact form to sign up now and specify which modules you'd like to have!
Get in on the action and photograph a REAL queer couple or individual in the Grand Rapids area. We will spend time working on posing, lighting, client interactions etc. you'll also have full access to sharing and using the images you take.
1.5 hour long video chat with me to go over any additional questions you have and do an inclusivity audit of your business! This is personalized to exactly what you need help with in any area!