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When Maggie asked me if I’d contribute to her class Photo Connections – about photos and how we connect to those photos I couldn’t say no! It’s no secret that I LOVE photography and it’s not just because of the gorgeous images – it’s the emotion the photos evoke!

Maggie has put together an awesome class for ANY photography level on creating and capturing emotion (and documenting it) through photos. Here’s a cute video she put together for the class.

This Photo Connections class includes all of the following…….

  • Colorful instructional, inspirational handouts with plenty of gorgeous photo examples

  • Bonus handouts with extra tips and instruction

  • Slideshows from Maggie 

  • Welcome notes from Maggie in the classroom

  • Reminder emails when the classroom is open and then updated with new materials

  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates 

  • Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates

  • One live chat with Maggie

Class starts May 29, 2014 and is available for only $59.00 which is a great price considering all the amazing content you’ll get!

The best part is I get to give away a spot in the class to one of you! To enter just leave me a comment telling me what you’d hope to learn from the class! As a bonus entry(ies) follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and just leave me a comment telling me that you did!

Comments will close at 11:59pm PST May 1, 2014 and I’ll announce the winner on May 2, 2014. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn.


Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.


  1. Thanks for a chance! I would love to get better at capturing every day life!

  2. I would love to learn more on photography from Maggie! Her photos are always gorgeous! I love how she is able to capture relationships in photos and that’s something I’d love to be able to do better.

  3. I would love to learn to take photos that really capture the moment and tell a story. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Love photography for the same reasons you do and I am always looking for new tips/tricks to make my photos "speak." That’s what I would hope to learn in this class.

  5. libbywilko

    I’d love to gain a better idea how to capture that moment and getting the photo to look pretty too! Thanks for the chance.

  6. Thanks for the chance to win!
    I just got a new camera with an extra lens so would love to learn some techniques to use them more freely and get amazing photos like Maggie!

  7. Kate Javier

    I would love to get to know more about my big girl camera AND have fun doing it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. I’d love to learn how to make my photo subjects feel spontaneous and happy to be in my pictures! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance!

  9. Michelle P

    I watched the video and it looks so awesome. She is such an amazing artist and an inspiration to me. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome class.

  10. I would like to learn how to take photos of posed subjects without them just standing there smiling. I want to learn to capture the moment, not just the smiles.

  11. There is soooooo much I would hope to learn from this class! I take some amazing photos, but I think it’s mostly luck and sheer numbers. I’d love to be able to more intentionally create great, meaningful photos and keep them "real".

  12. Uh, I would love to participate in this Workshop, cause I need to lern how to make nice indoor-pictures from my friends πŸ˜€

  13. Christine P

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’d love to learn to how to take better candid shots.

  14. Debra (dptuffy)

    Thanks for the chance to win a seat in this class Allison! I’m such a visual person and love taking pictures and I would love to learn more about how to really make that emotional connection through my photos. Fingers crossed!

  15. Paula DeVoy

    I’m learning that the old adage "a picture is worth a thousand words" is so true with scrapbooking. I’d love to learn how to have my picture tell the story! Thanks for the chance!

  16. Fran Chopp

    I hope to learn more about taking great photos where the subjects are spontaneous as opposed to the posed smiles look. I would love to capture the mischievousness in the eyes of my boys!

  17. How to get my kiddos to forget the camera is their and continue being the characters they are.

    • Allison Waken

      Hey Kelly! Congrats you won! I’ll be emailing you all the info you need!