“After this posing class, I have no problems now being more vocal to suggest poses and direct my subjects. I left this course feeling more confident! ...The truth is, not all photographers are great teachers, but Caroline proved to be both!"
“We love how Pick Up Points gave us 6 simple, easy-to-remember prompts that has helped us smoothly transition from pose to pose, allowing us to capture more genuine emotions in our clients. Any time we're stuck, we now quickly draw from one of these Pick Up Points to jump start the creative flow again!"
PICK UP POINTS COURSE OVERVIEW
This system gives you enough structure to guide you, while allowing flexibility for different personalities to shine. This is more than just a list of random prompts. The flow of these prompts were thoughtfully designed to be natural and effortless.
CHEEK TO CHEEK
These prompts create an intimate space where your couples can deeply connect, allowing you to capture everything from the traditional photos that mom and dad will expect, to the personal and emotional moments.
P R O M
There's no better feeling than a good belly laugh. Give your clients something to giggle about, and they will remember their time with you for always. These silly prompts will even get your most stoic clients to crack up!
These cues are a great way to break the ice for even your most stoic and stiff clients! These will take you from quirky and artistic to giggly fun.
WALK / RUN
Evoke emotions and tell more intimate stories through movement and candid moments. These cues create memorable moments of laughter and romance, and are often a great way to conclude an album/story.
For the adventurous and playful clients, these cues are great for capturing motion and eliciting laughter and romance. These prompts can be either fun, romantic, or both!
Enhance your story with varying perspectives and interesting angles, creating photos that will set you apart from the competition. Your couples will love the experience of creating these just as much as the photos themselves.
Watch me use Pick Up Points at a real shoot. Unscripted and live, join me and see how I troubleshoot on the spot, and apply Pick Up Points in real life with a real couple I've never shot before. See how I take them from the awkward and stiff phase to a very relaxed and intimate place.
My system to more emotion-filled portraits with just 6 prompts.
Say goodbye to memorizing long shot lists!
PICK UP POINTS COURSE OVERVIEW
ESTABLISHING A CONNECTION
Learn how to quickly and effectively establish a connection with clients, both adults and children, with 7 simple and fool-proof strategies. These 7 keys will help you connect with anyone, even if you're meeting them for the first time - It's all about building trust...and fast!
THE 4 ESSENTIAL PICK UP POINTS
These 4 prompts will help you seamlessly flow from pose to pose and create priceless family portraits every time. Use two prompts for mini sessions, and four prompts for your full sessions. These prompts will help you get genuine giggles and smiles, even from the crankiest kids. Let's make all your sessions a success!
THE 2 BONUS PICK UP POINTS
Here are two bonus pick up points to consider for your session when time permits! After being able to guarantee beautiful and unique photos from the 4 essential pick up points, these are for you to play with perspective and creativity! While they are not necessarily essential prompts, these will add that creative edge to separate you from the rest!
LIVE SHOOT WITH A REAL FAMILY OF 4!
Watch as Caroline work with a real family that she met for the first time, from the moment they met, to the last shot! See how she quickly broke the ice, warmed up and earned the trust from two initially very shy kids, and navigated them through a fun shoot - nailing all the shots before any kids melted down!
CAROLINE'S POSING SYSTEM
POSING AND DIRECTING FOR GORGEOUS PORTRAITS
IN MINIMAL TIME, EVERY TIME!
I created Pick Up Points so that I could consistently create more emotional photos, even with my shyest clients. I wanted better flowing shoots - no more awkward pauses or creative blocks, and peace of mind at the end of every session that I got all of my signature shots.
Instead of memorizing a long list of poses and prompts, Pick Up Points allows me to focus on developing deeper connection with my clients instead - my shoots are unforgettable experiences in and of itself - my clients leave feeling more empowered and connected from tapping into a deeper emotional place.
I am excited to share my system with you so that you can also quickly warm up any client and deliver consistently moving portraits, regardless of personality types.
“I’ve just finished watching Caroline Tran’s Pick Up Points, and they are pure gold. Caroline taught me to break up my shoots into 10 to 15 minute manageable blocks, called Pick up Points, to help achieve genuine expressions, maintain control over the shoot and ultimately have a flow that’s inspiring.
These are short and sweet videos and incredibly informative, and I’m now more confident in being able to deliver full-of-life photos within a short time.
Whether you are a more seasoned photographer, or you’re just starting out, Caroline Tran’s Pick up Points will absolutely inspire you and improve your workflow. I couldn’t recommend these enough! Thank you Caroline for continuing to amaze and inspire me. My photography business and skillset has improved incredibly thanks to you.”
- Angelina Obritsch
Who is this course for?
Any portrait photographer who wants to be able to quickly get their clients to relax and open up, who wants to keep inspiration flowing in order to capture genuine moments, and who wants to create a fun and memorable shooting experience for their clients.
How long is this course?
The couple's course is broken down into 28 videos, and includes live demos with three different couples. The family course is broken into 16 videos, jam-packed with invaluable information, including a live shoot with a real client.Watch me photograph people I just met for the first time. See me work in real-time, from breaking the ice to creating frame-worthy images.
How long do I have access to the course?
Once you purchase the course, you have lifetime access to it. Each Pick Up Point is covered in it's own chapter for easy referencing before any of your shoots.
Caroline Tran is an internationally published wedding, portrait, and commercial photographer. Her work can be seen on the cover of books and magazines, and in various print publications. She speaks, mentors, and teaches, while balancing being a mom to two young boys.
“I took away new ideas that I was able to put into action immediately with my clients, and love the results!"
CAPTURE MORE EMOTIONS IN YOUR PORTRAITS AND MAKE THEM UNFORGETTABLE.