Emotive Posing

Capturing authentic interaction to make your audience feel something

Are you looking for something more? Some real interaction and emotion in your images?

Say goodbye to posing and say hello to trusting your inner wisdom to direct with prompts into authentic interaction.

We'll cover:

• Where I look for inspiration for these beautiful, emotive and authentic moments

• How I storytell during my sessions to engage my clients

• Prompts that actually work

• How to capture the story unfolding as they simply move through the process

• and how I allow my clients the space for being themselves, to capture genuine moments of expression



Part 1: You Better Work

Say goodbye to posing and say hello to trusting your inner wisdom to direct with prompts into authentic interaction.

We will cover where I look for inspiration for these beautiful, emotive and authentic moments, how I storytell during my sessions to engage my clients, the prompts I actually use which work and how to capture the story unfolding as they simply move through the process and how I allow my clients the space for being themselves to capture genuine moments of expression.

We'll also start the process of journaling to gain clarity on what our authentic vision is, and where we want ourselves and our work to go.

Part 2: How about some Guiding Principles

Prompting your clients into emotive scenarios doesn’t necessitate barking out a stream of directives before each new pose or pairing. Often, setting the groundwork properly, and putting clients in the right frame of mind before a session, is much more effective at creating a stream of special interactions.

We’ll dig into preparing clients, but even more, preparing yourself - coming at a session in the right mindset, with the right mental tools ready.

We’ll help you overcome your hesitation to direct your clients, and teach you how to create beautiful stories in each session. You’ll finish feeling confident that you can create magic and capture emotion anytime, anywhere.


Part 3: Curating the Experience

This is a course about posing! Why are we talking about client wardrobe and communication?

A crucial aspect of feeling free to guide families with emotive prompts and remaining as in the moment as possible to capture those small moments is to prepare before the session.

The time and thought you put into preparing your clients (and yourself), will ensure you are able to create the magical, timeless images you dream of.


Part 4: Making the Magic

Effortless and authentic posing does NOT mean going in without a plan. You’ll still want to think about all of the possible pairings and prompts to ensure that each relationship has a moment of focus where you can be intentional behind your lens, capturing the authentic engagement of the pair.

We’ll discuss prompts for various groupings and children of all ages, to help you connect with the emotions you wish to capture, and to ensure everyone is at ease and in the moment.

Being acutely aware of the connections we have with each other will help you to guide your clients into situations where these connections are allowed to unfold organically.

We’ll discuss different types of connections, and how recognizing and creating situations to allow them to happen will help you capture those magical moments that everyone wants to remember.


Part 5: Bringing it all together

Walk with me through my thought process, as I talk through and show you several different scenarios. You’ll see how I interact with clients, how I direct some of them and others I just let do their own thing (within the scenario I’ve carefully crafted to elicit opportunities for connection and emotion).


Your Instructor


Twyla Jones
Twyla Jones

Creative expression is what fuels the artist.

What are you communicating through the work you create?


I've had the honor of teaching and working with thousands of photographers all over the world. The one thing they all have in common is a yearning to connect to an authentic creative voice and create more impactful work. This aching feels like a hollow inside and all the ideas and inspiration in the world will never fill it up.


You must take action to find creative fulfillment and it is my very real pleasure to be your guide on that journey.


My name is Twyla Jones and I empower photographers to reveal their voice, gain confidence in their work and discover a truly unique photography style all their own through knowledge, mindset shifts and mental frameworks.


You already have the tools you need to create breathtaking work. I will guide you the rest of the way to make sure you connect your heart to your eye and produce the work you feel inside.


Course Curriculum


  Intro & Welcome
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  Part 1: You Better Work
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts on February 1, 2021! For those who choose the Immerse Yourself Tier, we will spend a month working through the material, with lots of live calls and interaction. For those who choose to Follow Along, all of the material will be available starting that day. Material will remain online indefinitely, so everyone can work through and revisit at their own pace.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? Once the course launches on February 1, 2021, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is closed for enrollment.