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Equipping Lifestyle Photographers with Skills for Success

From lighting to posing, we teach lifestyle newborn and family photographers the technical skills they need to produce consistent results, and build the business of their dreams. 

Lighting Framework course


Posing Framework Course


Free Resources


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I'm Courtney!

I've been teaching online courses since 2018, and am known for my transformational skill based courses and offerings. Our focus at CMP Education is laying the groundwork for solid technical skills for lifestyle newborn and family photographers so that you can produce beautiful, consistent results again and again, and build the business of your dreams.

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Are you ready to ELEVATE your skills and build the business of your dreams?

CMP Education was born out of the desire to equip professional lifestyle newborn and family photographers with the skills they need to build a solid foundation for a thriving, successful business. After all, what can you build without a solid foundation? Not much, my friend.

Many online educators in our niche focus on how to price yourself and sell products for impressive revenue numbers, but there's a huge gap in the coverage of the technical skills you need to stand out in a saturated market. To get noticed, you need to be CONSISTENT. You need to have a solid workflow, and leave your clients raving about how you crated magic in their dark home, or orchestrated a session that flowed so easily, they're dying to come back. 

That's where CMP comes in. 

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I was hoping to gain knowledge and skills to be able to consistency photograph in-home newborn sessions. I got that and so much more. Courtney's course has allowed me SO much more confidence!

- Carly, lifestyle newborn photographer

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The Lifestyle Lighting Framework

Conquer Light on Location

Sick of navigating less than ideal weather, dark homes, and tricky lighting situations for your in home newborn sessions? Join hundreds of other photographers who've learned my game-changing techniques for conquering light on location in my signature course, The Lifestyle Lighting Framework. 

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The Lifestyle Posing Framework

Capture Galleries That Sell

As photographers, it's our job to guide our clients through graceful, connection filled posing during a time that feels stressful and awkward. In The Lifestyle Posing Framework, I'll teach you how to have a smart, efficient, and connection filled posing workflow at each and every session, so there's no more "what do I do with my hands" moments!

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Signature Courses...

Math nerd turned creative, I turned my love of numbers into an easy to follow formula for creativity.

In a way that is simple and easy to understand. I teach the same skills I use in my professional work and to capture my own families memories in a way that is accessible to ANYONE with a camera and willingness to learn. 

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The Lifestyle Lighting


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Ready to conquer light on location?

Are you a photographer that struggles with less than ideal lighting conditions for your lifestyle sessions on location? Download my Blueprint for Conquering Light on Location + Subscribe for weekly lighting tips here!

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For Professionals

Create a natural light look

Are you a professional photographer who struggles with managing unpredictable natural light for your on location lifestyle sessions? I teach photographers how to create their OWN light using flash for a beautiful, natural light look.

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Helping photographers conquer the technical skills they 


I've been teaching online courses since 2018, turning my nerdy finance brain into a series of repeatable steps for creativity. My online courses are skill based, results driven and highly actionable, allowing you to propel your skills forward!

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