Do I see you nodding?

You're embarrassed for someone to see your camera is on auto and pray no one asks you what your settings are.

You've gone to YouTube for help. This left you more confused and defeated than when you started

You started taking photos of your kids and that led to a side hustle or full business. Yet you still have trouble getting your settings right. #alltheburryphotos

Even with all your effort to learn, you can't seem to get a clear roadmap to mastering your camera. You are growing more and more frustrated.

I bet it might.

sound familiar?

Hear me on this: your camera is only as good as your knowledge of how to use it.
Auto mode on your camera is pretty much the same as your phone.


I get it...
you want to take your photography business to the next level, and you thought a better camera would be your solution.

You are confident behind the camera and are able to give your clients your full attention instead if fumbling with your settings.

You know your camera is "good enough." You now understand it's all about camera knowledge- and you have it!

Your images come out exactly how you want them so that you can start charging more for your photography services.

picture this...

And, oh, you are finally using that huge investment (the camera) to its full potential.

(pun intended)

Mastering Manual Mode is the ONLY photography program of its kind that:

gives you a step-by-step guide that will keep you from feeling overwhelmed. You will know exactly what to do, where you are going, and what you need to do next. I'm for real- I've taught teenagers to brain surgeons to use their camera (true story!)

A 4 week step-by-step program to learning to use your camera in manual mode.


In module 2, we start diving deep into learning our cameras with The Exposure Triangle. Have I lost you yet? Don't be scared! I got you.

Most likely, this is something you’re not very familiar with - and that’s ok! While it is a complex and in-depth subject, I will break it down piece-by-piece. Each lesson in this module is followed by a tried-and-true assignment. These assignments will have you shooting with your camera in manual mode in no time. 

The Exposure Triangle 


 there are only two major ways to royally mess up a photo? Yes, only TWO. The bad news is that getting them wrong can be super easy if you don’t understand. I unpack each of these in module 2.

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Did you know

Lenses are quite a mystery to a lot of people. What do they do? How do they work? Why are some better than others? All those questions, plus so much more, will be answered in Lesson 2.

This is where the magic happens. You will now take everything you learn and piece it together. The result: getting the photo you want every single time! 

Implement everything you’ve learned in this program and put it together with what I call the MMM workflow. I will explain what it is and how it works.

Use my proven system (MMM Workflow), which breaks down the exact process I use both professionally and personally, to ensure you get your perfect shot.

MMM Workflow


Your final assignment will be your favorite: gorgeous photos you will be 

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proud to share!

How it Works

Simply... it works simply, promise!

Once you purchase you’ll immediately get an email with your login info, and you can get started!


Login and you will see each lesson ready and waiting for you to get started.


Watch the video and then do the assignment to make magic happen.

Get Started

With this program, you will also be getting The Handbook. This will be your aid during your assignments. Print it out and take it with you when you are taking photos! You don’t have to worry about remembering everything! The Handbook will be there to remind you until it becomes second nature.

And did someone say BONUS?


- Sara Gibson

and trying to decipher the book that came with my camera... yeah right. Praise the lord I was referred to Kayla, and joined in on her program. Now I can CONFIDENTLY take pictures. "

"My camera use to be like a foreign object. Manual mode wasn’t even an option

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Before & After taking Mastering Manual Mode

Student work

Jessica Jenkins

Tara Murray





you could just stick with YouTube to learn how to use your camera. Or maybe that beginner photography book you bought will do the trick if you study it for weeks on end? 

OR you could join me in Mastering Manual Mode and learn exactly how to use your camera step-by-step - without the stress and without the dreaded “What do I do next?” syndrome!

Not only will you gain the knowledge to use your camera, but also those YouTube videos and books will finally start to make some sense too.


Mastering Manual Mode instance access 

with Mastering Manual Mode.


Here's what you get


Bonus: The Handbook valued at $75

5 Modules with tried and true assignments to get photography FAST

Newly added lesson all about lenses so you finally understand what all those numbers mean.

Don’t let this deal pass you by!


One and done! Also, you save some serious money.

one time



one payment


Yes, you can get started today for only $65! $65 will be charged to your account today and next  3 months as well.

for 2 months



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Mastering Manual Mode course is the most comprehensive, step-by-step program for those who are excited and COMMITTED to learning their DSLR or Mirrorless Camera.

If you don’t feel this program helped you reach of your goal of learning manual mode, simply reach out during the 14 days after you enroll. Show me you’ve put in the work by providing your workbook and completed assignments, and I’ll refund your investment. 

Let me say this upfront.

 I waited until right before she closed registration and bit the bullet, and boy am I so glad I did! I love that the class is working at your own pace, and it does not take time away from my family. I can watch the videos on my lunch or even after I put the kids to bed.” - 

My camera literally collected dust for years until I just couldn’t take it any more. 

- Jessica Caskey

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If it has to do with a camera, I’m your girl! (I’m also your girl if you need a good Starbucks drink recommendation in the morning and a good red wine recommendation in evening. I got you, sister.)
With two teaching certifications under my belt, I have taken the complicated subject of photography and broken it down into parts that you can actually understand - unlike all those books you purchased. (Yeah, no. They make even a seasoned photographer say, “What?!”) 

I've had a photography business for 10+ years. While I am so proud of where I am today, I'm pretty sure I did everything wrong to get me here. I can't tell you how many times I've cried and almost quit. 

This is exactly why I started educating photographers. I've created the resources that simply didn't exist when I was starting out. I'm so excited to be on this journey with you!

Motherhood photographer, educator, horse & coffee lover

I'm Kayla.

hey, y'all!


This      for you if:

You pray noone looks at the top of your camera and sees it's in auto

you can't commit to practicing with your camera

You want to focus your attention on your clients and stop being nervous about your camera settings so you can take your business to the next level

you aren't willing to follow a proven roadmap (That I give you step-by-step) 


You're ready to master your camera so that you can take your hobby and start making money

It's probably        for you if...

You're not open to trying a new way of learning (no one else teaches this Like I do!)




frequently asked

I’m always so happy to hear this question because I can so relate. This course is designed to not add to your already busy schedule but to seamlessly fit into it. I know one thing for SURE if you are reading this: you’re most likely a mom. The assignments were created to complement your family time together, not to take away from it (your kids make great subjects!) You can complete each lesson in less time than it takes to watch one episode of Gilmore Girls, and most weeks you’ll only be doing one lesson. 

Can you take the lens off and on on your camera? And is there some sort of screen on the back that lets you preview the photo? Then you are good! A good camera does NOT make a good photographer. Only because I am a professional photographer and my camera literally helps my family pay bills, I have a super expensive fancy camera. If I were to hand that camera to my husband, it would be worthless to him. He cannot use it, just as he cannot use a $400 camera from Target. The best camera is the one you have in your hand!

If you feel this program didn't help you learn your camera in manual mode, simply reach out during the 14 days after you enroll. Show me you’ve put in the work by providing your workbook and completed assignments, and I’ll refund your investment.

Yes, I'm ready! Sign me up!

Sure, you could stick to YouTube for guidance or that beginner photographer you bought will do the trick. (Maybe, but I highly doubt it.)

Or you could join me in Mastering Manual mode to learn step-by-step!

Get your camera off auto for good!

P.O. BOX 442 TEXARKANA, TX 75504