elective course

A Mother’s Embrace | with Meshea Shaffer

telling a story that touches her heart


in this course you'll learn

Follow along with Meshea as she guides you through the art of capturing a Mother’s Story. From the tiniest details to the most comforting embrace, this course is designed for you to dig deep, to help you capture your most authentic & heart-stirring images. She will walk you through a motherhood session - from styling her clients, to creating natural moments and connection, and utilizing light, movement and edit to complete the story.

  • Styling the Session: making mom feel beautiful & prepping her for a session of storytelling

  • Finding the Moments the Matter: the details the tell a story

  • Creating authentic connections & genuine emotion

  • Using light & movement to enhance the moment during a session

  • Creating Natural Moments & Connections: personal work, client sessions, posed photography vs storytelling

  • Watch Meshea as she Edits: culling images that enhance the narrative and evoke emotion

  • BONUS - behind the scenes shooting & editing video


let the story unfold in her arms

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What's included:

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learn any time - any where - with audio & print options


 lifestyle & documentary photographer

lifestyle & documentary photographer

meshea shaffer

Hello, I’m Meshea, Owner of Olive Gray Photography. I am a wife to a wonderfully supportive husband of 14 years and a mother to two beautiful children. I started my photography journey in 2012 as a hobby, but after the birth of my daughter I took the leap as a full time photographer and realized very quickly that photography is what stirs my soul.

As primarily a family photographer, I strive to capture authentic connections and to genuinely tell their story. When I’m not photographing families you can find me on the beach, hiking, camping, or traveling with my family.