Create the photos of your pet that you've been imagining!

Tell their stories, show their personalities, capture memories: learn how to take and edit professional quality photos without overwhelm, in the Learning Journey

Take the photos your pet deserves!

Go from overwhelmed and frustrated by using your camera, finding locations, composition and editing, to joyfully creating beautiful, artistic photos of your pets, in this step by step photography journey.

Our photos are our memories; take photos you're going to cherish forever

If you’re a pet owner who is struggling to take photos that truly show your unique pet exactly as they are, goofy, serious or cheeky, but your photos never quite seem to turn out how you want, you’re not alone. 

No matter how many YouTube videos you watch, or blog posts you read, you still can’t seem to create the photos you fall in love with on social media, and it’s really eating away at your inspiration.

I’ve got good news for you.

The Inspawration Learning Journey

After hours photographing and editing photos of my dogs and clients’ dogs, I have created a philosophy and a path for learning to capture your own artistic photos of your pets, exactly as you see them.

Whether you want to start a business, grow your social media or get brand deals, or simply have something to remember them by, the Learning Journey will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need.

Here are some examples of photos created inside the Inspawration Learning Journey

Why did these pet lovers join the Learning Journey?

They wanted to move beyond happy snaps to creating art. To capture moments the way they’d envisaged them, or even to connect with their artistic side, all while spending time with their pet.

Many of them have gone on to start their own photography business, have had artwork printed for their walls, or have delved into different genres and styles. 

And more importantly, they have become inspired, joyful and confident in creating photos.

It can be overwhelming to try and juggle camera settings, light, location, not to mention getting your dog to stay still for five seconds!

If you continue doing what you're doing...

You can keep taking happy snaps, hoping for the best, getting frustrated when the photo is blurry, or too bright, or you’re lost in a sea of editing options…

Or get clarity, get structure, get creating.

Join a community of other photography-loving pet owners where they feel supported, and have gained knowledge, skills, and direction in how to improve their photos, and are inspired to explore and create their art.

Pictured here is my first dog, Mallei, of whom I have far too few photos, and no way to ever take any more 🙁

Why is now the perfect time to start learning?

We don’t have enough time with our pets. As heartbreaking as the thought is, we simply don’t.

Even after taking thousands of photos of my boys, I still don’t know if I’ll ever have enough. But I’ll be so grateful for every photo that shows their intense stare, their naughty smile, Journey with a leaf in his mouth…

You will never regret having “too many” beautiful photos of your pets.

Hi there! I'm Emily.

Fully qualified teacher, Professional Pet Photographer, world-level Agility Trainer

By combining my superpowers of photography, creative arts, teaching and dog training, for the past few years, I’ve been helping pet owners create better photos of their pets.

It began with my very first dog, Mallei, who came into my life at 18 and when 8MP cameras were new technology. Later, I would travel the world with Loki, capturing memories of our adventure with my trusty Sony camera.

Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to teach hundreds of aspiring pet photographers and pet parents, delving into their challenges and celebrating their successes.

And through it all, I’ve discovered new ways to approach the ART of pet photography.

To put together all the puzzle pieces of a photo to create a mood, a story, to capture a personality… and then of course, to edit it to become something magical.

What I learnt along the way...

When I look back on my photos adventuring through Europe with Loki, or on pictures of Mallei or Lumen, they transport me back to a time and place… but many of them are out of focus or blurry, or the dramatic clouds in the sky are totally ruined by my settings, or the photo could have been so much more powerful with a small change or two.

2018

Same place (almost), same dog, biiiiiig difference!

2022

I wanted to inspire others

so they wouldn’t look back on their photos and WISH they’d known which settings to use, or how to edit, or about composition or posing or expression…

The art speaks for itself...

(and my students do too)

And now, I'd like to share the Learning Journey with you.

The challenge with traditional lessons and workshops, even courses, is once you’re finished with the lesson, that’s it. No further resources. No ongoing support. Nobody to ask questions to or to get feedback from. 

As a teacher I knew that students learn best together, when they feel supported and are encouraged to continue to learn, play, explore, and create. That’s why I developed The Learning Journey, and I would love to have you join us.

The Learning Journey can help!

What is the Inspawration Learning Journey?

The Learning Journey is more than a library of pet photography resources (although it is that too!) it’s a structured path to more artistic pet photos, with feedback & support along the way.

The Learning Journey is designed to start you off right with the most important foundation skills, before giving you materials to explore natural light, pose and expression, editing, creating a mood, other genres of pet photography and more.

Here's what you get in the Journey

Stage 1: Beginning

This is where we start you off on the right foot, which will make the entire rest of the journey sooo much easier.

We focus on getting your photos in focus, using natural light, setting up your camera so it works for you, PLUS I share all my tried-and-true exposure settings: no more guess-work for you! 

You'll discover...

Stage 2: Creating

This is where you start being more purposeful when taking photos of your pet.

From finding great locations, to thinking more about how pose and expression can change the mood. I’ll take you Behind the Scenes, and give you a TON of examples and challenges for you to start putting your knowledge into practise.

You'll discover...

Stage 3: Exploring

You’ve got the “behind the camera” stuff figured out, and some basic editing skills under your belt…

It’s time to really find your own style and move from “nice photos” into works of art. Here, we look more closely at mood, and start to really explore editing and other stylistic choices.

You'll discover...

Stage 4: Beyond

Here, we step beyond beautiful portrait photos and begin to see what else the world of pet photography has to offer.

Stay inspired, or get re-inspired if you’re stuck in a rut, with challenges and new ideas to keep photography fresh and fun once you’ve nailed your style and editing workflow.

You'll discover...

Plus, these incredible bonuses!

20+ Editing Tutorials!

€2000+ Value

Editing is such a big part of what we do as pet photographers, and watching the editing process from start to finish is an amazing way to learn! Even better is to download the .RAW files and edit along!

Included in your membership* are over 20 full start-to-finish editing tutorials in a huge variety of scenarios: backlit and underexposed, spring flowers, winter snow, with people, groups of dogs, landscape photos, black dogs and plenty more.

You will learn not only the process Emily follows to edit her photos, but the reasoning and rationale behind her workflow and the editing decisions she makes, so you can find and develop your OWN editing style.

*the first 1.5 months of membership focus on setting strong foundations, as we don’t believe there’s any point learning fancy editing techniques if you are still in the “beginning” or “creating” stages. Tutorials will be available after 2 months of membership.

“Creating Wonder” Pet Photography Guidebook

€125+ Value

Get exclusive access to Emily’s Pet Photography book, “Creating Wonder”.

This book covers everything you need to know about taking beautiful pet photographs, supporting the information you’ll gain during the membership. 

As it was created as a companion document to Emily’s workshops and private lessons, it will give you an overview of her methodology, philosophy and behind-the-camera techniques, so you can start creating beautiful photographs immediately.

with monthly payments of

€38 EUR

You’re fully supported in the Inspawration Learning Journey with our Online Community where you can get support from Emily and other students, new resources added weekly,  Monthly critique sessions, and more.

So let’s recap… here’s what you get in the Inspawration Learning Journey…

The Learning Journey Roadmaps

You’ll get started off right with our Fundamental Content to make sure you’re setting strong foundations in your photography. Then, you will be able to access a resource library of previous content for all stages of the Journey, as well as new content being added each month across a variety of topics. Continue to build on your knowledge, improve and be inspired.

€1200 EUR Value

Exclusive Community

Our community is based in our own private network, Inspawration Connect. This means no distractions from Facebook (though we do have a group there too), no fighting with the algorithm. Just a safe space for you to ask questions, post your photos for feedback from me and others, read and learn from the feedback and suggestions given to others, and make connections with other students on their journey. 

€250 EUR Value

Monthly Critiques

Access to all previous monthly critique videos (PACKED full of information across a HUGE range of topics!), as well as being able to submit an image each month for in-depth visual critique. This is an incredible way to improve your photography, from camera settings to composition, to editing. Critiques are anonymous so even if you’re shy, we encourage you to submit an image!

€70 EUR Value

Monthly Content

Each month, new content is added to the Learning Journey. These can be live events like Edit-Together sessions, a full start-to-finish editing tutorial, an editing toolbox to teach you a skill, a behind the scenes lesson, a Q&A session, live workshop, guest speaker, or downloadable resource! 

Each month provides different learning opportunities across a range of topics!

€300+ EUR Value

Editing Tutorial Library

Once you’ve settled in to your membership and begun to work on the foundation skills you need to create amazing pet photos, access to the editing tutorial library will open up.

With over 20+ tutorials in a range of situations, you’ll have heaps of opportunities to watch Emily’s workflow, learn her rationale and decision-making process behind her editing, and master new skills and tools in your editing program.

 

€2000+ EUR Value

“Creating Wonder” Pet Photography Guide

This book covers everything you need to know about taking beautiful pet photographs, supporting the information you’ll gain during the membership. 

As it was created as a companion document to Emily’s workshops and private lessons, it will give you an overview of her methodology, philosophy and behind-the-camera techniques, so you can start creating beautiful photographs immediately.

€125 EUR Value

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Total value: €1990 EUR

€38 EUR Today

Then ongoing monthly payments of €38 EUR

Or, save €76 – pay €380 up front for 12 months access.

If you have any questions or concerns about the membership, email us at hello@inspawrationphotography.com

The Learning Journey is a monthly collection of lessons, resources, workshop recordings, critiques & live Q&A sessions designed to take your pet photos from “meh” to amazing.

Learn without overwhelm. Learn with support, feedback, and a growing community of other pet photographers just like you.

Fair warning… the Learning Journey doors close June 23 at 11:59pm CEST

The doors to the Learning Journey are closed!

There is a specific reason the registration for the Learning Journey is only available for a limited time…

I like spending more of my time serving my students vs. promoting to my audience and doing launches and marketing. Can you blame me!? So enrollment will only be open for a short period, before we shift our energy to teaching, supporting, and helping you create beautiful artistic photographs of your pets.

This is why it’s important to get in while the doors are open. The next public opening won’t be for 6 months, so if you miss out, you’ll have to wait!

I’ll be here to support you ALL THE WAY

The Learning Journey is not a course, or a lesson, it’s a path to becoming more creative, inspired, and even connected to your dog through the art of photography.

So if you want to capture the most important memories of your adventures together, your quiet simple moments, the true personality of your pet…

…then I invite you to say “yes”. Yes to learning. Yes to confidence behind the camera and in editing. Yes to seeing the small beauty of the world, with your very best model at your side.

I look forward to being your guide along the way. Click the button below and register now. I’ll see you inside the membership

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More Testimonials!

I love all your lessons and you explain everything so good👌🏼 This was the best investment ever and I’m so happy that I’m on board. So just want to thank you for great content and cant wait to grab my camera and start my journey! So grateful for all of this😃

-Lihnda, LC Member

The learning community has been such a wonderful learning place and I feel like I learn something every time I’m on it! What started off as me wanting to learn photoshop better led me to not only doing that but learning more in depth about the behind the camera elements which are the basis of everything! The mixture of editing tutorials, courses, videos on different areas of dog photography, feedback on your own photos and a server to answer any questions is the perfect way to improve beyond what you even thought you could. I 100% recommend joining!

-Anna-Joy, LC Member

I can’t recommend this Learning Community enough! I gained SO much from working with Emily and taking the courses. Everything is super easy to understand and some of the tips will blow your mind haha. Makes you wonder why you didn’t think of things like this before 🤣 My photography has improved no end! I actually feel somewhat confident in my abilities and I now look at my own work and others with a more critical trained eye. My favourite thing about the LC is how well priced it is! Emily is always available to chat to and you have access to all the content like courses, specific edits, workshops and more! As well as an amazing Facebook community who support and help each other through the ups and downs of photography. If you’re on the fence about subscribing, don’t be – you won’t regret it and your photography will benefit no end.

-Alice, LC Member

THANK YOU Em for creating this special place! Joining the LC has really been one of the best decisions I’ve made this year & it helped me grow not only in pet photography but also as a person. May the journey continue!

-Teresa, LC Member

My photos aren’t perfect but my progress is and that makes me so excited to see what my future photos gonna be like 💞
One big help to improve at the moment are @inspawrationphotography Learning Community. You get these tips, workshops, feedback, lessons etc. by amazing photographers and it’s awesome 😍

-Felicia, LC Member

Where do I begin? Emily is such an amazing photography teacher. She has everything that I look for in a teacher. She is kind, supportive and knows what she’s talking about. Not only that but she also has such a lovely personality and you can tell that she has a strong passion and interest for what she’s doing. I’ve learnt so incredibly much from her already. I’m going to have to be honest here. When I first looked through the course I didn’t think I was going to learn too much from it. But let me tell you, I was so wrong. Em’s ‘Improve Your Pet Photography’ course has helped me with my photography really much. It has helped me think more about the light and the camera settings for different types of photos. For example, she has taught me to preferably not shoot so much in direct sun light, but she’s also taught me HOW to do it correctly if I have to. Even the smallest details that I’ve learnt from her really makes a big difference. The best thing about the course (for me) is that it’s sooo easy to follow and fits both beginners and more advanced photographers.

-Jessica, LC Member

Learning Journey FAQ

Do you like taking photos?

Do you want to take better photos?

If you answered yes, then the Learning Journey is probably right for you, unless you are already a professional, established photographer or you’re in a hurry to learn specific skills as the journey is meant to be, well, a journey!

In this case, you may be better signing up for a private lesson or purchasing an online course, as you can then move through the information at your own speed. For example, one of the Editing Tutorials, or the Photoshop Course, could be a great option for you if you’re just interested in learning Emily’s workflow.

Yes of course! 
I’ve never wanted anyone to feel like they had to go out and buy a camera or fancy lens in order to participate.

will talk about camera settings, and there are lessons that go over these in detail, as well as different types of lenses and things to consider, however it’s not a requirement.

In fact, I think if you’re taking photos with your phone, that learning the fundamentals is even more important.

Definitely! In fact, this online learning option is perfect for you, as it will take you from the most important, fundamental skills, through to more advanced techniques and business aspects!

Whether you’re still on complete Auto-mode on your camera, or you’ve never used editing software before, you will start at the start and move through your journey in manageable steps.

As well, you can ask any questions in the Facebook group or Inspawration Connect, no matter how silly (spoiler alert, there’s no silly questions), and the monthly critique sessions and Q&A sessions provides a chance to get feedback on your photos, and to ask questions live. (plus it’s super helpful to watch other people’s critiques!)

While all of my tutorials are based in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, it is possible to use many of the techniques in other programs.

I have recently created lessons exploring Affinity and Pixelmator Pro, to see how the programs vary, which features, keyboard shortcuts and techniques match up, and which don’t. As other students using other programs join, I will create more of these, to have a “library” of alternative programs and how to get the most out of them.

One of the reasons I’ve structured the LJ the way I have, is from feedback from my other students, who felt time poor, and like they were falling behind on their lessons.

In the Learning Journey, you will have a collection of lessons to view each month. If you don’t get to them, no worries! You can return to them whenever you want. Each month, a new topic with a collection of lessons will open up for you to work through. You have plenty of time for the lessons and bonus content, but it should be enough to keep you busy!

If you decide to go your own way and leave the membership, your access will cease at the end of that payment period (and we’ll all be sad to see you go).

No worries! They’re all recorded and uploaded to the member’s area usually within 48-72 hours..

Of course!

In fact we don’t even use our Facebook group any more, as we have our very own Inspawration Connect, which has a chat function, no algorithm, you can set up notifications to be emailed to you, and it even has its own App!

Yes!

If you’re paying monthly, your membership will finish up at the end of that billing cycling. If you paid yearly, you can continue to use your membership until the end of the billing cycle.

Unfortunately I cannot do partial refunds.

Make sure that you cancel at least 48 hours before your next payment is due so it doesn’t get processed by your bank.

In order to keep our membership base relatively small, and for us all to have some time to get to know one another, at this stage, we only open the membership periodically.

At the moment, memberships are open to the public every 6 months… but those on the waiting list might get to join earlier 😉

Then I’ll be very sad to hear that, but of course if you’re looking for something we’re not providing (for example, studio photography lessons!) then we completely understand!

To that end, if you aren’t satisfied with your membership, please get in contact and we will try and find a solution (and hopefully get some feedback to find out what we can improve upon!).

I love all your lessons and you explain everything so good👌🏼 This was the best investment ever and I’m so happy that I’m on board. So just want to thank you for great content and cant wait to grab my camera and start my journey! So grateful for all of this😃

Prior to taking this course I taught myself photography by trial and error, and always wondered why some photos had such great impact and others really didn’t. Emily’s insight taught me a huge amount about all the little details I could tweak to get better photos, whether that was why my images weren’t pin sharp, why the composition wasn’t working or the best ways to work with lighting for my little black dog. A lot gets covered with lovely visual examples, and gets you thinking more deliberately about how and where you shoot. This course is amazing whether you’re just starting or you have experience and want to fine tune your in-camera process!

-Olivia, LC Member

I can’t recommend this Learning Community enough! I gained SO much from working with Emily and taking the courses. Everything is super easy to understand and some of the tips will blow your mind haha. Makes you wonder why you didn’t think of things like this before 🤣 My photography has improved no end! I actually feel somewhat confident in my abilities and I now look at my own work and others with a more critical trained eye. My favourite thing about the LC is how well priced it is! Emily is always available to chat to and you have access to all the content like courses, specific edits, workshops and more! As well as an amazing Facebook community who support and help each other through the ups and downs of photography. If you’re on the fence about subscribing, don’t be – you won’t regret it and your photography will benefit no end.

-Alice, LC Member

THANK YOU Em for creating this special place! Joining the LC has really been one of the best decisions I’ve made this year & it helped me grow not only in pet photography but also as a person. May the journey continue!

-Teresa, LC Member

My photos aren’t perfect but my progress is and that makes me so excited to see what my future photos gonna be like 💞
One big help to improve at the moment are @inspawrationphotography Learning Community. You get these tips, workshops, feedback, lessons etc. by amazing photographers and it’s awesome 😍

-Felicia, LC Member

Where do I begin? Emily is such an amazing photography teacher. She has everything that I look for in a teacher. She is kind, supportive and knows what she’s talking about. Not only that but she also has such a lovely personality and you can tell that she has a strong passion and interest for what she’s doing. I’ve learnt so incredibly much from her already. I’m going to have to be honest here. When I first looked through the course I didn’t think I was going to learn too much from it. But let me tell you, I was so wrong. Em’s ‘Improve Your Pet Photography’ course has helped me with my photography really much. It has helped me think more about the light and the camera settings for different types of photos. For example, she has taught me to preferably not shoot so much in direct sun light, but she’s also taught me HOW to do it correctly if I have to. Even the smallest details that I’ve learnt from her really makes a big difference. The best thing about the course (for me) is that it’s sooo easy to follow and fits both beginners and more advanced photographers.

-Jessica, LC Member

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Then choose how you would like to receive your copy of “Creating Wonder”: whether in digital e-book format for free, or shipped to your door for only €40… or get both! Digital copy and physical copy, for €40!

Ok, maybe that’s two decisions… but it’ll totally be worth it!

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Membership will revert to €38 monthly after the first year. €40 includes shipping worldwide.

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Membership will revert to €38 monthly after the first year. €40 includes shipping worldwide.

The “Sign up fee” is just the amount for the year. You will NOT pay €380 PLUS €38 each month. It simply reverts to monthly after the first year.

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Monthly subscription to the Learning Journey, including digital and physical copy of the Creating Wonder

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