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“I had the pleasure of taking Erin’s class yesterday! If you want to take more professional looking pictures of your kids or are even considering getting a DSLR camera don’t hesitate in taking this class. You won’t find any other course focused on taking pictures of kids from a more informative, friendly, sweet instructor! Looking forward to the next session!”

-Kristy Maurath, Sweet Shots Student

Click here to sign up for my free guide, “TOP 3 TIPS FOR TAKING AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOUR CHILD.”

Are you a parent who owns a DSLR camera with hopes of using it to take amazing photographs of your children?  Are you tired of accidentally taking blurry photographs?  Do you use only the auto setting and wish you knew how to maximize the potential of your expensive camera?

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Sweet Shots is a photography class designed for parents who have the goal of taking the best possible photographs of their children using their DSLR camera.

I am a parent, but when I bought my first DSLR camera, I wasn’t.

I bought my DSLR camera before having kids to give myself time to learn how to use it before our kids arrived.

I soon realized that I would need to take classes to effectively learn how to control the long list of settings on my camera.  I wasn’t able to find any classes that were specifically designed for parents, so I took some basic classes that got the job done.  However, they didn’t give me specific advice on how to approach taking amazing photographs of children.

Since then, I have had a lot of experience taking photographs of my two sons, and I have continuously improved my photography skills over time.  I want to help other parents learn what I have learned in a shorter amount of time and in a more enjoyable setting than a general camera class.

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The Sweet Shots class, presented by Erin Swann Photography, teaches you how to use the settings of your DSLR camera and also teaches you photography tips that apply directly to taking photographs of your children.

Stop taking blurry photographs and learn how to take high quality photos that you can’t wait to share with friends and family.  Transition from taking basic snapshots to preserving thoughtful and beautiful memories you will treasure forever.

The Sweet Shots Level 1 class will meet for two sessions.

During the Week 1 session , you will focus on learning how to operate the settings of your DSLR camera so you can maximize the quality of your photos (leave your child at home for this session because we have a lot of topics to cover).

One week later, during the Week 2 session, you will be able to bring your child to class!  You will learn photography tips while getting hands on experience taking photographs of your child during class so you can see immediate results while getting feedback from me.  We will be meeting at a park, so your child can have fun playing on the playground or on a blanket in the grass, while you get to practice your photography skills and learn ways to improve your photos.

The Sweet Shots Level 1 class is an intro level class, so if you feel like you are very comfortable with exposure, aperture, shutter speed, camera modes, and focus modes, then you probably don’t need this class.  Just ask if you are not sure!

A more advanced Sweet Shots Level 2 class will be scheduled based on interest from Sweet Shots Level 1 class students.  The Sweet Shots Level 2 class will cover concepts such as drive modes, focus area, metering, exposure compensation, and additional tips for photographing children.


The cost for the Sweet Shots Level 1 class is $149 total for both sessions (the Week 1 session without your child and the Week 2 session with your child) and includes a student workbook.

Each class is limited to 10 students so I have more time to spend with each student.

We will meet at Double Rock Park (8211 Glen Rd, Parkville, MD 21234) from 9:30am-11:30am (dates listed below).

Don’t let another few months and another few memories go by without learning to make the most of your DSLR camera.  If you still don’t know the settings on your camera, sign up for the Sweet Shots Level 1 class, and prepare to take your photography skills to the next level.

I’m looking forward to working with you in class!

Click below to select your dates (each Sweet Shots Level 1 class meets twice) and reserve your spot.


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Contact me at 240-490-9522 or with any questions.

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