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 get the images the way you want them. You are growing more and more frustrated.

I bet it might.

sound familiar?

Before & After taking Mastering Manual Mode

Student work

Jessica Jenkins

Tara Murray





Picture this: 🌟 You're the talk of your town because your picutres are MONEYYY! 👌 

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" (yes, even if it's borrowed and old.) 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.

Don't guess your way through learning your camera.

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.

Learn your camera with confidence in 4 hours.


 I’ve taken everything I’ve learned as a professional photographer - and as a mom - and combined that with my teaching background to give you the ultimate guide. Learn to use your camera with confidence (without that overwhelming feeling.)

Learn with confidence

It's not hard to learn. It's hard to teach and I've cracked the code.

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... and I dare say fun! You'll learn exactly what to do with step-by-step guidance followed by four assignments. These will reinforce everything you’ve learned. These assignments will, no doubt, give you those gorgeous photos you’ve been longing for.  Yes, you'll learn aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and how they all work together during our time together.

Simple and Easy to understand

 I've divided the program into bite-sized 4-hour chunks to catapult you towards success in no time! 🚀 The PDF is your golden ticket, guiding you through lessons and assignments with a sprinkle of hints. ✨ Follow the sequence, and you'll be rocking your camera in full manual mode in just 4 hours! 

4-Hour guide - $27

bonus: 01

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🌟 Join me behind the scenes as I capture precious moments of my 1-year-old son, guiding you through every step of the process. 📸 This 16 minute video training is your ticket to mastering both outdoor and indoor lighting like a pro! 🌟 Get ready to illuminate your photography journey with confidence! 💡👶

Understanding Lighting - $150

bonus: 02


Can't decide on what style you like best? I totally get it! 😅 That's precisely why I've crafted this PDG guide to lead you through the process of discovering YOUR unique style. 🚶‍♂️💡 Imagine having folks in your town saying, "Oh, I know who captured that stunning photo!" 🌟 Let's embark on a journey to find and showcase YOUR signature style! 🎉📷 

Finding your Photography Style - $45

bonus: 03

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🛠️✨ Elevate your family photo game with the essential tools tucked up your sleeve in this Family Posing Guide PDF! 🚀 Bid farewell to the  *panic*  "I don't know what to do next" syndrome. 🙅‍♀️ Let this guide be your companion, guiding you every step of the way! 🌟 No more uncertainty, just picture-perfect moments

Family posing guide - $45

bonus: 04


Bonus Masterclass: Crack the code to capturing those genuine smiles and candid moments with our exclusive masterclass. 📸 This isn't just about technicalities; it's a treasure trove of tips and tricks to level up your portrait photography instantly. 

How to get kids to smile at the camera - $100

bonus: 05

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Over-shooter like me? 📸⏰ Tired of spending ages sorting through photos to pick your favorites? Fear not! 🌟 Dive into the world of speedy image culling with this step-by-step tutorial - "How to Cull Quickly"! 🚀 Let's make the process a breeze so you can spend more time capturing moments and less time deciding. 🌈 Get ready to master the art of swift culling! 🌟👩‍💻



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.


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Here's what you get


Bonus: 4-Hour Guide to Success $27
Bonus: The Handbook $75
Bonus: Understanding Lighting for Photographers $150
Bonus: Finding Your Photography Style $45
Bonus: How to Get Kids to Smile at the Camera $100
Bonus:  Finding Your Photography Style Guide $45
Bonus: Guide to Developing A Positive Mindset for Photographers $45
Bonus: How to Cull Fast $27
$514 in BONUSES

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.

- 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

the reviews

Don't waste anymore time. Be the talk of your town FAST with your photography skills.


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

one time



one payment


Yes, you can get started today for only $199! An addition $199 will be charged in one month.

for 2 months



two Payments

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You can start today!

best value!

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. which is exactly why I created the 4-hour Challenge PDF to help you learn FAST! This program 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. A

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. (.... don't do that. Just don't. It doesn't work. I tried.)

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

Get your camera off auto for good!

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