Parent Paparazzi


Do you have a new camera on your list for the holidays? Do you want to learn the art of elevating your snapshots to beautiful family memories? I’ve heard it said that 70% of non-pro DSLR owners never take their cameras off auto mode. Let’s explore together how to really capture all the little moments of your family’s story in a beautiful, heartfelt way. This photography class will elevate your snapshots to photo art!

The Parent Paparazzi
Photographing your life, beautifully

Single class: $30 
Both classes:  $55

Winter Class Dates:
Parent Paparazzi 101 – January 14, 9:30-11:30
Parent Paparazzi 102 – February 11, 9:30-11:30
Class size is limited to 10 participants. Additional classes may be added.

The Mischief and Laughs Studio, Canandaigua NY

Parent Paparazzi 101:

  • This foundations class covers storytelling, composition, and lighting – the basics of every photograph.
  • We will discuss both indoor and outdoor photo tips and tricks.
  • This class is appropriate for anyone with any camera, including cell phones.
  • The 2 hour class will combine lecture, discussion and hands-on learning.
  • A take-home manual and ongoing support via a private Facebook group is included
  • Don’t forget your camera!

Parent Paparazzi 102:

  • This class builds on the lessons of the first class, but introduces the technical side of photography
  • This class is designed for DSLR or mirrorless camera owners. It is recommended that your camera have a fully manual mode to gain the most from this class.
  • prerequisites: Parent Paparazzi 101 is strongly encouraged, but not required.
  • This 2 hour class will put you on the path to learning how to operate your camera in manual mode, and will include lecture, discussion, and hands-on learning. We will discuss exposure, metering, lens selection and practice with several different lighting situations.
  • A take-home manual and ongoing support via a private Facebook group is included
  • Don’t forget your camera!

Gift certificates are available – these classes make a great gift for the memory keeper in your life!

All photography classes take place at Mischief and Laughs Photography’s Canandaigua Studio. Call Cara at (315)670-7183 or email for more details and to get on the photo class list! If you want to join in, but can’t make the specified dates, please drop me a line, I’d love to schedule additional classes if there is enough interest!

PS: this class is not appropriate for aspiring professionals. professional mentorships are available.