Create beautiful, natural looking light every single time. No more inconsistent lighting while shooting on location!

The Lifestyle Lighting Framework is an in depth lighting course for lifestyle photographers. In this course, I teach you how to create your own natural looking light source and get consistent results no matter the weather, room layout or lighting situation you find yourself in.

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Imagine if at every single lifestyle newborn session, whether it was in your client's home or in the hospital, you had your PERFECT ideal light... a gorgeous glow, perfectly exposed skin tones, highlights and shadows that created the most dynamic, dimensional images. Now imagine if you could have that perfect light, no matter the weather, no matter the layout of your client's home, no matter the time of day...

Perfect light every single time, no matter the situation IS possible when you know how to ditch the lighting frustration and create your OWN light source, and I can teach you how. 

Welcome to The Lifestyle Lighting Framework

Ready for perfect light, every time?

Investing in Courtney’s ‘The Lifestyle Lighting Framework’ has really transformed my work as a photographer. I have a natural light studio and have struggled with only having one time of day to schedule my sessions due to lighting. I also do many in-home newborn sessions, and feel more confident when shooting in dark rooms or rooms with little lighting. No more canceling and rescheduling sessions due to weather for me! I have used Courtney’s formula on cloudy, dreary days and it worked like a dream! 

- Jessica, Jessica Brown Photography

"Hands down, one of the best investments I have made for my photography business to date!”

If you're anything like me from a few years ago, the thought of learning how to use flash feels a little overwhelming right? And maybe even a little scary... isn't flash supposed to look... FLASHY?

Now? I can walk into any room and any situation and create my OWN light source if I need to. My work is consistent, no matter the weather, the location or the layout of the room I'm in. With these game-changing skills, I know that it's not the SOURCE of the light that matters most, but the qualities that make all the difference.

I used to be a "natural light photographer"

The only difference between you and me is a simple, easy to learn framework for creating your own light. 

I've been there...

The Lifestyle Lighting Framework is a complete guide to natural and artificial light for on location lifestyle sessions! This course teaches you my proven framework for conquering natural light, and making flash look JUST like natural light when you need to create your own light source.


In lesson one, we’ll talk about ideal lighting conditions created with natural light. After all, it’s our goal to get our artificial light to look just like natural light, so we start with this foundation lesson to talk about basic principles for ideal light, and how to properly light our subjects with natural light.

After mastering natural light, we discuss introducing artificial light with off camera flash when conditions are less than ideal. We’ll cover when and where we will use our flash to create natural light results during our sessions.

Here's What You'll Learn

Mastering Natural Light

Intro to Artificial Light

Module one

module two

In this lesson, we’ll cover common flash issues and how to overcome them so that you are never without knowledge and a plan on session day.

Flash Troubleshooting

Module Four

In this lesson, we’ll cover all the technical details you’ll need to know to shoot with flash. We’ll talk flash and camera settings for ideal results. This is where I reveal my secret sauce for getting natural light results! Eeek! This module is PURE GOLD.

Flash Technical Lesson

Module Three


No more inconvenient reschedules or pits in your stomach when the weather isn't in your favor.

How does this sound?

Consistent results that allow you to build a recognizable brand and body of work.



the results you're going to get:

Confidence to take on jobs in ANY location. Hospital room with no windows? Done and done. 


Kick that imposter syndrome and self doubt in the booty and feel confident in ANY lighting situation.


Know how to easily identify and problem solve tricky lighting situations on location.


I want in


How It Works

We conquer natural light and quickly and easily identify perfect lighting conditions on locaiton.


We diagnose less than ideal light and know EXACTLY how to create our own light source to fix it. 


We deliver GORGEOUS results to every single client, because we can crush it in any lighting scenario.


TLLF has allowed me so much more confidence walking into all my sessions knowing I can create the light I need no matter what their home layout is like or what the weather is.

- Carly

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"This course made my business dreams come true! I made six figures, and I couldn't have done it without Kate!"

- Jessa

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So let's get started...

A year from now you will have wished you started today...

I have been looking forward to this course after seeing Courtney's brilliant use of flash for her lifestyle sessions.

It was everything I hoped for! I feel confident that I can get beautiful, light filled images in even the darkest home. It will even work for extra light in my studio on dark days - and with film! Courtney has explained everything so well - for advanced photographers as well as beginners."


Found confidence on location

Yes, It Really Works

The Lifestyle Lighting Framework Course by Courtney Malone is one of the most effective and easy-to-understand self-paced guides out there.

This course is wonderful for beginners and for working photographers. Courtney, THANK YOU for this top-notch information. When it comes to off-camera flash resources, The Lifestyle Lighting Framework Course by Courtney Malone is pretty hard to beat!"


can use flash like a pro

"I wished I'd done this sooner!"

Learning flash and Courtney’s approach to it has given me the confidence to start using my backdrop or taking more sessions when clients want it inside. All my clients are over the moon with their photos now and I wish I had learned this sooner!


transformed her business

Learning and incorporating off camera flash has been a game-changer for my business. I no longer get jitters when rain is in the forecast on session day. With a full-time schedule of sessions, rescheduling during that short newborn window is often just not an option. The session needs to happen rain or shine. I've also found newfound confidence in charging a professional and profitable rate that covers the value of what I have to offer - professional images, every single time, because I can handle any lighting situation that comes my way.

I've taught dozens upon dozens of photographer these invaluable skills, and I can teach you too.

Flash does not have to be "flashy" or scary. In fact, once you understand some simple principles, it's really quite easy. And I can show you how. 

You're in the right place.

I'm Courtney, photographer and industry educator.

I've been teaching courses online since 2018, specializing in teaching the technical skills photographers need for success.

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Study at your own pace

Plan based on your learning style


Follow a proven roadmap

This program includes everything you need to create a natural light look with flash.

If you are ready to ditch the inconsistency in your work from home to home, long hours spent editing less than ideal light, and FINALLY conquer light on creation so you can create beautiful results for your clients no matter the lighting scenario, this course is for you. 

Try the course for 14 days. Get your money back if you don't get results.

I feel so confident in the trainings in this course, that I am offering you a 14 day no risk enrollment guarantee. If you enroll in the course, put in the work and find you don’t get results, just reach out and present your course work in the first 14 days for a full refund.  For full details of the course refund policy, please review our Privacy Policy.

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This     for you if:

want consistency in your work

You wear "natural light photographer" like a badge of honor

want to grow your business


want to ditch reschedules and session stress due to lighitng for good

It's probably       for you if...

You don't want to impress your clients by conquering any lighting situation



It's probably
for you if...

I've never used flash before, is this course right for me?

Yes! This is perfect for anyone who has never used flash before, or has used it and hasn't been happy with their results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a lot of equipment to learn the lighting framework? 

No! I am a gear minimalist. I recommend a flash unit, transmitter, a stand and that's IT! No umbrellas, soft boxes, light meters, etc...

I work on location and in studio. Will this work in a studio setting?

Absolutely! I work on location and in the studio as well, and use the framework seamlessly, as do many of my students!

How long will it take me to work through the course materials? I need help NOW!

When you enroll in the course you have immediate and LIFETIME access to the course materials. MOST of our students complete the coursework within one week and are able to jump right in and implement the methods laid out in the framework immediately. 

I’d love to join but am worried about what to do if I have questions about the course materials, can I work with you 1x1? 

I do not offer 1x1 mentorship at this time, BUT I am extremely active in our course community facebook group and am constantly answering questions there!


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