September 22nd Meetup: Group Shoot at Washington Park Arboretum

Hi Mamas!We are going to squeeze in one last group shoot this month before the darkness pushes our meetups indoors!

September is the perfect time to start thinking about those fall family photos that you’ll use for your holiday cards & gifts. We will meet at the Graham Visitors Center and do a fun group walk around the arboretum. We’ll show and shoot as the light allows at some great locations within the Arboretum in particular, but also will give you compositional and planning and posing tips that you can use anywhere! Bring your camera, and if you have a kid that likes to walk (and likes being photographed!), bring him/her too! We love when all our Mamas can practice with a couple of models!
When: Monday, September 22nd 6:30-8pm
Where: Meet at Graham Visitors Center, we’ll walk together from there
Bring:  Your SLR (and maybe a kid!)
 This is a free meet up, so it’s a perfect chance to bring your Mama friends! Hope you can join the fun!
Mary & Wenmei

July Events: Introduction to Digital Photography Workshop & Urban Walk Meetup!

Hi Mamas,

Make sure to join us for our Mamas With Cameras events in July! Summer is a great time to play with your camera and capture those timeless joys of summer!


Did you buy a digital SLR camera but have no idea how to use it outside of the automatic setting? Does the idea of reading an instruction manual make you nauseous? Are you interested in taking amazing pictures of your kids, but feel a bit intimidated by technology?

In a few short hours, we’ll ground you in the basic definitions and controls on your digital SLR camera so that your photos of your child’s big milestones can be as beautiful and moving as the moments themselves. Register here!

Monday, July 28th 6:30-8:30pm: July Meetup- Urban Photo Walk

Meet at 6:30pm in front of Cupcake Royale in Ballard (a bit earlier if you need to “carbo-load”! :-).) This is a hands-on meet up so bring your SLR and let’s get walking! We’ll explore downtown Ballard and play with light, composition and finding cool urban backgrounds.

Hope to see you this month!


June and July Events!

Hi Mamas,

This is a reminder that our free monthly meet up this month will be June 16th, 6:30pm at Golden Gardens. Let’s go enjoy the outdoors! Bring your DSLR camera and get some hands-on practice on the beach at Golden Gardens! We’ll meet at the bathhouse and walk to the beach from there. This is a great opportunity to shoot and practice in the ever-changing summer light. Let us know if you are bringing a little one with you, we’d love to have a few models!


-On June 28th, take the next LEAP in your photography and join our well-loved Manual (M) mode workshop! Lots of hands -on practice and small group setting will help answer your questions and take you to that next level of understanding how to use your camera in all kinds of light.

-On July 26th we’ll be offering our next Introduction to Digital Photography workshop! If you bought a digital SLR camera and still have no idea how to use it outside the automatic mode then this workshop is a great place to start using your camera to get timeless, memorable photos of your children!

We hope to see you this summer!