Bundle of All Three Playbooks by Tamara Lackey

This bundle contains all three of Tamara Lackey’s Playbooks, which together will comprehensively walk you through, from start to finish, any children or family portrait session. Learn what to prep for, what not to forget, posing ideas for all children and family types and what to do after the shoot is over.

From Start To Finish: The Portrait Shoot Playbook

Love portrait photography, but don’t know where to start when it comes to doing a portrait session? Or have you already been shooting sessions but feel like you could use some clear guidelines to follow, so you don’t miss anything? If so, this e-book is your detailed guide!

The Posing Playbook…For Kids Who Don’t Do Posing

This detailed guidebook contains a wealth of posing ideas, each with detailed Before & After images – as well as all technical settings, metering choices, lighting configurations, brief description of shoots … and easy bullet points to reference when posing and photographing children and families.

The Family Posing Playbook

This digital e-book contains a wealth of posing ideas, each with detailed Before & After images – as well as all technical settings, metering choices, lighting configurations, brief description of shoots … and a quick reference guide with easy bullet points to reference when posing and photographing children and families.
La Selva Lodge in Amazon Rainforest


Join THREE renowned photographers: Ami Vitale, Joe McNally and Tamara Lackey on the trip of a lifetime to Ecuador where you will experience the culture of its historic capital, Quito, and the abundant wildlife of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Ecuador has the highest level of biodiversity per square kilometer anywhere in the world and you will experience it and learn from these acclaimed photographers.

Photography Mentoring Sessions (One-on-One)

A customizable 90-minute period for a full, uninterrupted overview of your photography, marketing, business and/or sales process – what you choose to focus on most is up to you. The feedback we’ve received from these sessions has been fantastic.

Detailed Image Critique Sessions & Portfolio Reviews

A portfolio review is an opportunity to have your selected body of work reviewed and critiqued for future artistic development and improved marketing/branding positioning. We hear that photographers get a whole lot of out of the experience.

Capturing Life Better

Recipient of the Booklist’s Editor’s Choice Award for Media: This 90-minute DVD, 100-page book and quick reference guide combine nearly a decade of Tamara’s behind-the-camera knowledge and experience with her fresh and playful approach to capturing the emotion and authenticity of real moments.

Envisioning Family: A Photographer’s Guide to Making Meaningful Portraits of the Modern Family

Family. A small word with powerful meaning. Most of us trace the roots of our own personal identity back, in large part, to our experience as part of a family. The actual definition of what a family is can vary widely. Yet, interestingly, most family photography is anything but varied.

The Art of Children’s Portrait Photography

The Art of Children’s Portrait Photography provides lighting techniques for studio and location shots alike and shows how to organize a children’s photo business and photoshoot and how to produce superior photos.

Inside Contemporary Children’s Photography

Join Tamara Lackey in this 90-minute feature video for some detailed hands-on instruction, as she photographs a variety of children and families in the studio, on location and at a client’s home. Along the way, Tamara will explain – and show you – what you need to know to run successful portrait photography business.

Redefine Show

Combining artistry with spontaneous authenticity, Tamara’s new web series, the reDefine Show, examines the inspiring stories of top-tier creative artists who make it work. Tamara’s interview style showcases her abiding interest in real conversations that share practical tips, innovative methods, and previews of the newest and most useful technologies on the market.

Lush Albums

Tamara Lackey´s Lush Albums by: Finao is a one-of-a kind album line for your one-of-a kind memories.

Photography Favorites

For an easy listing of some of my favorite gear, feel free to check out my custom page on Adorama.com. (And a big thanks to them for also sponsoring the reDefine Show, on AdoramaTV.) What’s in my bag? Main Camera Bodies: Nikon D4 DSLR Nikon D800 DSLR…

The Reviews Are In!

Lee Ann Bartran, Portrait Shoot Playbook reviews, Tamara Lackey

Perfect timing from an incredibly talented and inspirational photographer at just the right time in my life! Loved all the business guidelines, planning ideas, worksheets and recommendations, the simple editing tips and tutorial were clear and easy to follow. Thank you!

Lee Ann Mill

Tamara didn't just teach us - she coached us. Her friendly, disarming demeanor helped the fear to melt away, so we could just learn... and HAVE FUN SHOOTING!

James Pharaon

I feel like all photographers need to learn how to run their artistic passion as a thriving business, and Tamara taught it seamlessly. A lot of incredible information to digest in a short amount of time.

Lorinda Turley


And, as always, 10% of all sales of The Portrait Shoot Playbook will also go towards Beautiful Together, our non-profit 501(c) organization in support of children waiting for families and those living in extreme poverty. Our current focus is on continuing to build out our Orphan Prevention Care Center. Only months into this new project, we are seeing some heartening results from this program already. Thank you for helping us to support it!