A Day In the Life : An In home Lifestyle Family photo Session

A Day In the Life :

An In home Lifestyle Family Photo Session

With Clare Barker Wells

It’s no secret that in-home family sessions are all the rage, and with good reason! Where else can you truly be comfortable and at-home than in your own home? But, in-home sessions can be tricky to photograph! Family photographer Clare Barker Wells specializes in in-home family sessions and not only can she photograph a family in their home like a boss, she can also teach other photographers how to do the same.


In this shoot, Clare shared exactly how she creates magic as she works with families in her Life Styled sessions. How she directs, leads, and sometimes gently guides the family into the stunning, honest, and authentic-looking moments that every client wants on their walls. Clare also shared with the attendees how she prepares both herself and your clients for a session, how to coach families into beautiful moments that wouldn’t have happened otherwise, and how to create flattering, emotion-filled shots every single time. 

Just wait until you see the ones she took through the windows! So creative!


“ Clare was great, made me feel welcome, and had clearly prepared a professional presentation with easy takeaways, which is exactly what I would expect so I really appreciate she actually did that! She was friendly, answered questions honestly and gave good direction. Very impressed!” - PN2019 Attendee Jodie Miears


“Clare was an amazing instructor and she really took the time to prepare for her class. It was well structured and had plenty of examples and information. She was an open book! Answered questions and gave tips that were mind blowing. The two model families were great and we got to see how Clare interacts with them while also being able to photograph. The location was also excellent. Clare is definitely a keeper! Couldn't have asked for anything better.” - PN 2019 Attendee Karolyna de Souza Junqueira


And best news ever!

Clare Barker Wells will be joining us AGAIN at Photo Native 2020 next February 17-19 in seaside Santa Barbara, California. Join us and Clare Barker Wells next February and leave with an entire toolbox bursting with concrete and practical takeaways and skills to implement into your own work and process. Tickets go on sale July 1!

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Stormy Family Session at the Palm Springs Wind Farm

Stormy Family Session at the Palm Springs Wind Farm

With Jayme Ford

Come rain or shine, Jayme Ford of The Paper Deer Photography knows how to make photo magic. A normally sunshiny location - Palm Springs has 296 days of glorious blue skies each year - decided to turn stormy and Mother Nature brought the drama with a stunning cloudy sky backdrop during this family session at the Palm Spring Wind Farm - an iconic location featuring massive windmills juxtaposed against an impressive mountain range.

But the gloom of the skies is easily outshined by the genuine love and connection this sweet family brought. Rocking a one-of-a-kind Boho vintage lace dress by Reclamation Design, momma Erin Neary radiates maternal joy while surrounded by her husband and two darling children. And that image of their daughter hiding her head under Dad’s shirt? To die for!

During this Native Shoot, an add-on to the 2019 Photo Native conference, attendees were able to observe and learn from Jayme Ford as she masterfully demonstrated how she captures genuine connections in a creative and artistic way during the chaos and unpredictability of a family session. All the way from Canada, Jayme demonstrated her best tips and tricks for consistently making images that evoke feelings of love and connection including various, specific prompts she uses in her sessions


Want to join us for the next Photo Native event? Mark your calendar for July 1 when Photo Native 2020 tickets go on sale! We’ll be gathered February 17-19 for Photo Native 2020 in Santa Barbara, California, where you will be surrounded by fellow creatives who have your same desire to soak in all the creative learning they possibly can.

Armed with an actionable plan and a network of individuals to cheer you on and help you out, you’ll be able to overcome the hurdles holding you back from your full potential.

You Belong.





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Tumbleweed Sanctuary White Tux Wedding - With Savan Photography

Savan Photography

Tumbleweed Sanctuary White Tux Wedding

Surrounded by quintessential Palm Springs desert scenery, this styled wedding shoot features a stunning couple and some of the most gorgeous pink and peach florals by Oak & Amble Floral Design. Photographed by Belle Lumiere’s “Film Photographer of the Year” and one of Photo Native’s favorite people Savan Phann, this shoot, sponsored by Richard Photo Lab, is the perfect example of shooting film gorgeously in direct sunlight.


We can’t imagine a more perfect backdrop for these stylish lovebirds (hello white suit!) than The Tumbleweed Sanctuary, featuring the simplicity of the desert sprinkled with Joshua Tree’s. Planned to perfection by The Walk Down the Aisle, the details are absolutely swoon-worthy and highlight using the Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral.


This gorgeous styled shoot was part of Photo Native 2019, a photography conference for experienced photographers coming together to lift each other up and learn new skills to improve their lives and business. Attendees of this shoot enjoyed learning techniques on shooting film and handling different lighting situations from Savan, and were able to use what they learned to create their own gorgeous images.


“This was an incredible shoot! Styling was pure perfection. I shot film for the first time which truly ignited a spark in me! The models were incredible and Savan kept everything fun, interesting, informative and she is incredibly approachable and relatable.” - PN2019 Attendee KC England



Ready to take your photography game and business to the next level, but not sure how to get there?

Join us!

Next February 17-19 for Photo Native 2020 in Santa Barbara, California, you will learn from industry leaders and creative powerhouses. You will walk away with the tools to transform your business to a profitable business that honors the creative you are while making an impact in your communities.

Tickets go on sale July 1.


Sponsored by: Richard Photo Lab

Photographed  by: Savan Phann Photography

Location: Tumbleweed Sanctuary

Planner: The Walk Down The Aisle

HMUA: Beauty by Stacy

Florals: Oak & Amble Floral Design

Dress: Mon Amie Bridal Salon

Suit: Stitch and Tie

Paper Suite: Foil & Ink


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Ready to take your photography game and business to the next level, but not sure how to get there?

Join us!

Next February 17-19 for Photo Native 2020 in Santa Barbara, California, you will learn from industry leaders and creative powerhouses. You will walk away with the tools to transform your business to a profitable business that honors the creative you are while making an impact in your communities.

Tickets go on sale July 1.

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