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Photography Classes | Maryland Family photographer

This past Saturday I spent the day at Celebrate Mama! in Rockville, MD and met many awesome people.  What’s not to love about spending a day outdoors, meeting new people and getting to talk about my passion – photographing families and their relationships!?

In fact, I think it’s so important to document your children and life that I am teaching classes to moms and dads who just want to take better pictures of their kids and learn how to use their camera better.  I handed out information at the fair but then realized that I had not posted anything on my blog.

So here it is: my Maryland photography class information.  Scroll down for information on beginner and advanced classes as well as the different formats I use to impart you with my knowledge. 🙂

The Beginner Class:

Is your fancy digital camera still in full auto – just like it was when you first took it out of the box? Why not sign up for our beginner’s photography class and learn how to get more from your camera and take better pictures of your kids! We’ll cover:

-10 Tips for Taking Better Pictures of Your Kids
-Introduction to Exposure
-Shutter Speed
-Training Wheels
-Using your Camera’s Basic Settings
-Lens Overview


Advanced classes cover:

• Review of the Elements of Exposure
• Creative Shooting Modes
◦ Program Mode
◦ Tv/Shutter Priority
◦ Av/Aperture Priority
◦ Manual Mode
• Composition
• Depth of Field
• Focus Methods
• Changing Focus Points
• White Balance
• Camera Menu

Class Formats:


Private Group Class

Interested in a private group class? These are a popular class option!! Get a group of your friends together for a mom’s night out at a friend’s house, or a daytime class while the kids are at school.

The three hour group class is $95 per person with a minimum of three participants.  The class lasts for 3 hours for 3-5people, and can be extended to 4 hours for over 5 people (due to the extra questions that may come up for a larger group size). If you are interested contact me with some possible dates/times that work for you and your friends so we can coordinate the class.


Public Group Class

Do you just want to move beyond the little green box?  Got a fancy camera as a present and don’t know how to use it?  Sign up for a public group class and all you have to do is show up and learn!

The three hour group class is $125 per person and includes light refreshments.  Class size is limited to 8 students so everyone will have an opportunity to ask specific questions. Reserve your spot today!


One-on-One Class

Interested in a private individual class? The private one-on-one photography class is a great way for you to get help with your specific camera. We’ll cover the basics of what goes into an exposure, go over the features of your camera, and suggest when to use certain features of your camera to allow you to take better pictures. We’ll also cover the differences between different lenses and which lens is best during different circumstances. A three hour class at your home or mine is $250.

Date Night Class

Ok, so maybe not super romantic (ahem, I’ll be the third wheel) but fun!!  For the same price as a one-on-one class, I’ll teach you and your significant other together.  A three hour class at your home (put the kids to bed and no need to pay for a babysitter) or mine, or even a public place is $250.


To sign up for a class or for more information, call 301-965-0361 or email me (Dulcia) at
Classes hosted by me will be in Bethesda, MD but I served the entire Washington DC metro area including Montgomery County, MD, Prince George’s County, MD and Northern Virginia.  I am also available to speak at MOPS groups.





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Ella Bella | Las Vegas Family Photographer

Warning!  This blog is picture heavy!!!  This family was just so beautiful that both mom and I had a hard time choosing pics!  Lucky for me, I have all the blog space I want! 🙂  Enjoy little Ella, que bella!

16 months old and she owns the world!

She is also quite the ham and LOVES her mommy and daddy!

I’m thinking she’ll be stealing some hearts one day soon…


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Mini Sessions | Las Vegas Child Photographer

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You asked… I answered!  Fall Mini Sessions are here – and very soon!  As I am almost completely booked up on the weekends until December, I am offering a morning of mini sessions on October 22.

Where:  The Village at Centennial Springs (North Durango Drive & Tule Springs Road, Las Vegas, NV 89131)

When: Saturday, October 22 from 8am-noon

What: 20 minute photo sessions – perfect for 1-2 children, belly pics or a family photo

How much:

Package 1 – $99, includes 20 minute session, 7-10 images proofed in an online gallery, 1 high-resolution digital image and one 8×10 print.

Package 2 – $149, include a 20 minute session, 7-10 images proofed in an online gallery, 3 high-resolution digital images, one 8×10 and two 5x7s.

Package 3 – $199, includes a 20 minute session, 7-10 images proofed in an online gallery, 5 high-resolution digital images, one 11×14 and three 5x7s.

Package 4 – $249, includes a 20 minute session, 7-10 images proofed in an online gallery, all proofed high-resolution digital images, one 11×14 and 25 5×7 flat press-printed holiday cards with envelopes.

All packages include 10% off additional a la carte purchases.


This is the only time this fall that I will be offering mini sessions so email me at or call my cell 605-484-0361 to reserve your spot.  A $99 deposit is due to reserve your spot.  This will be applied to your choice of packages.










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Little Mason | Las Vegas Newborn Photographer

Just a little sumpin’, sumpin’ to make you smile and wish you slept like a baby! 🙂

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Little Mason gave us a run for our money but eventually tuckered out.  He and his family were extra fun to photograph.  One of his aunts is a wedding photographer in San Francisco and she had a baby five days before Mason was born.  The other aunt was able to attend that baby’s newborn photo session and Mason’s.  So she was my expert set-up assistant as well as the savior of the day – Mason sucked on her finger between shots to keep him calm and happy (after he had already eaten three times!).



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A little indoor fun! | Las Vegas Children’s Photographer

Happy Back-to-School Day to many of you!  I’m sure your summer flew by like mine did.   My poor, neglected blog has hardly seen any love.  I have so many fun sessions to share with so hopefully I’ll get caught up!

Here are some studio-style portraits of my favorite cutie-patootie neighbor girls!  Hey, they’re practically family so I might be biased but I’ll stand by their cuteness!  You can check more of baby Lila, big sis Emmy and some of my cuties here.

She chose this pose on her own – model in the making!

And, of course, an eyelashes shot…