About Twyla

Hey, I'm twyla!. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and the way I see the world with other creatives.

Family maternity Inspiration Session in the woods with featured artist Alexis Fitzgerald

I am so excited to take features to a whole new level and start sharing full sessions on the blog! There are so many wildly talented photographers in our community. While our featured collections are so much fun, it's only right to make sure you see more than just one image when a session is this good – it's time to tell the whole story. For our first Session Feature, we're sharing an edgy + free spirited family session from Alexis Fitzgerald. Enjoy our behind the scenes interview and get inspired for your next shoot! Tell me a little bit [...]

2020-05-27T20:58:47+00:00May 27th, 2020|Emotional Story Telling, Inspiring Femme, Tips|

Welcome to the Emotional Storytelling Podcast : Stories and Strategies from Creative Masterminds for Photographers

In this intro episode of the Emotional Storytelling Podcast, I'm going to share a little bit about my journey navigating my career as a photographer and educator in spite of having little money and time.  I let you know how I  plan on showing up every week for you and how I plan to bring you the inspiration, motivation and knowledge you need to be successful and do things YOUR way. I am so excited to be starting this adventure with you and to get to walk your through the creative process of not just me, but many amazing photographers [...]

2020-05-27T22:17:28+00:00May 24th, 2020|Podcast|

Focus on Moments

These are the magical moments that make up life – birth, become, love, repeat. The nature of our jobs as photographers is to capture the essence of life as we see it. We tell the stories that get passed down for generations to come. We freeze those split seconds that we only get to live once. It's an honor to hold in our hands the power to capture the intangible mystery of life in a collection of pixels and colors and data that somehow moves our hearts. This collection of images do just that – our amazing community of photographers [...]

2020-05-18T19:32:17+00:00May 18th, 2020|Emotional Story Telling, Featured|

How to change the color of anything using only Lightroom!

Hey there! I have another fun little tutorial for you today and it's all about using my favorite tool in Lightroom, the range mask! Check it out below and subscribe if you'd like to be notified about future tutorials....I've got a lot of them coming! You can leave requests for future videos in the comments! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlixJvwrYn0

2020-03-21T03:52:32+00:00March 21st, 2020|Editing, Tips|

Images taken from above to inspire your next session

Over on our facebook group Emotional Storytelling we have been working to inspire and create new images based on biweekly themes. Our most recent theme was #riseabove. I chose this theme as a reminder to mix up your compositions while you’re shooting to keep things interesting! Explore all your options and that includes getting right on top of your clients! Our features showcase a wide variety of ways to do this from standing on step ladders, using drones and very carefully shooting over cliffs! This collection of images submitted by our community is next level and a must see for a heavy [...]

2020-03-21T03:46:33+00:00March 21st, 2020|Emotional Story Telling, Featured|

Transform any photograph into a watercolor image in Photoshop

Today I want to show you how to transform any photograph you've taken into a watercolor image in Photoshop!  These images make great gifts and even upsells for completed sessions that your clients are sure to love! Before you get started you will need a couple of resources: a watercolor paper texture and some watercolor brushes for photoshop.  I found the best of both worlds in this etsy shop.  Once you've downloaded your brushes, just double click the file to load them into photoshop. For my extra visual learners, I've made you a step by step video you can watch [...]

2020-04-30T17:54:27+00:00March 19th, 2020|Editing, Emotional Story Telling, Tips|