Testimonials

Mission Possible: Breaking Into Freelance Writing

“Jen was so forthcoming with any and all information regarding the freelance career and lifestyle. She outlines how to pitch editors with your ideas, review contracts, and decipher if you have a strong story angle—delivering everything with enthusiasm and a passion for what she does.”

“Jen was fabulous—so personable and knowledgeable, with great energy. She is so positive and willing to share everything she knows. And I love how accessible she is, allowing the class to email her. Wonderful!”

I started Mission Possible with zero confidence and very limited understanding of what it would take to become a freelance writer. Through the course, I gathered a list of great resources and learned so many valuable things about the freelance market. By the end of the six-week class, I felt equipped to write and sell.”

“Jen is an enthusiastic and dynamic speaker who uses multimedia to illustrate key writing concepts. She is able to skillfully guide a group of diverse writers with varying levels of experience and knowledge through the different stages of composing and pitching a magazine story.”

“Jen’s enthusiasm for her subject is not only contagious, but truly infectious! Her success is a testament to her knowledge of the industry, as well as her passion for writing.”

“Mission Possible was a wonderful course to get started in the business of freelance writing. Jen teaches the class with a wealth of knowledge on the subject and I feel lucky that she was so willing to share her skills. She has great energy and enthusiasm—I actually looked forward to attending each class!”

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Creating the Image: Photography Basics & Beyond

Just three weeks into the course and I feel like my confidence when taking pictures has boosted! I walk into a photo shoot confident that my lighting will come out right. I always tried to find and google information about aperture, shutter speed, and ISO and I was always guided to the most complicated manuals and articles. I never really understood any of it. The way you have taught this workshop has made it so easy for me to understand and grasp the concepts. My friends and family are noticing that images are coming out a lot better ever since I started this workshop with you. Once again, I want to thank you for sharing your knowledge. I can’t wait to start your next workshop.

Your class has taken my photography skills and confidence to a higher level, which is priceless! I could confidently shoot in manual mode after the first class and am even more passionate about photography than I was before. Thank you for a fun, informative, and beautifully organized class. Thank your for generously sharing your knowledge and experience. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to capture better images!

After participating in ‘Creating the Image,’ I learned more about my camera in just four weeks than I had since I bought it! After taking Diana’s class, I feel empowered to take my photography to the next level and feel that I have a solid foundation to build upon. Thank you for unselfishly sharing your amazing talent!

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Wedding Crasher: A Crash Course in Wedding Photography

It is so refreshing to take a course where the photographer is more interested in teaching how to take a perfect picture than talking about fixing everything in Photoshop. I have been very disheartened before and am now starting to feel like you can take those beautiful photos without Photoshop. So THANK YOU! I too believe that it should be about getting it right out of the camera!”

The two workshops that I’ve taken with you have been great. I’ve gone from thinking how about cool it would to be to have a photography business to actually starting that business. I now have a website, fan page, twitter account and logo! And I’m getting ready to order my business cards and stationary! All well beyond my expectations…This year has been so exciting—I’ve felt like I’ve had my finger in an electric socket. Thanks for being an open, generous, and ebullient guide on this amazing journey.

I have adored your class!!! There are so many ideas and tips that you have given that have launched new momentum to my business! I am so thankful for you being willing to share your knowledge and inspire me to become the best photographer I can possibly be.[/

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Marketing Momentum: Kickstart Your Photography Business

The two workshops that I’ve taken with you have been great. I’ve gone from thinking how about cool it would to be to have a photography business to actually starting that business. I now have a website, fan page, twitter account and logo! And I’m getting ready to order my business cards and stationary! All well beyond my expectations…This year has been so exciting—I’ve felt like I’ve had my finger in an electric socket. Thanks for being an open, generous, and ebullient guide on this amazing journey. 

I’ve always loved taking pictures, but after taking your DSLR class, using my Nikon on manual mode has become a new passion. Thank you so much for sharing your love and knowledge of photography with us. After two hours, I had the basics down and was eager to get out there and shoot more. You were more than willing to share your tips and tricks with us, all of which have been extremely helpful. Thanks again for welcoming us into your adorable studio and teaching us how to capture better images!

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Capturing Kids

Capturing Kids: Taking Better Everyday Images

“I have to thank you for this class! I have been doing photography forever and took a couple classes in college 10 years ago. I learned manual mode back then but just didn’t understand it enough to use it. You have made it so easy for me to pick it back up and now I can honestly say, I won’t go back to auto! I have the seen the changes to my pictures already—I just wanted to let you know how much your class helped!”

“Just wanted to tell you how your class works for everyone—being able to save the classes to my hard drive is such a fantastic idea, and the only reason why I can proudly say I’m a ‘Diana Elizabeth’ student! Thank you SO much, and I plan on signing up for future classes once I can say I’ve mastered the basics!”

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