family photography education 

Hey I'm Carley Aplin, and one half of "Lisa and Carley"  We’re passionate family lifestyle photographers based in the UK who offer both individual mentoring and education as we'll as family photography workshops and retreats together. 

Our incredible journey began when we crossed paths online, united by our shared love for capturing the essence of family moments through the lens of a camera. As fate would have it, our shared passion blossomed into an unbreakable friendship. In 2020 we notice a distinct gap in the family photography education market. It was this realisation that drove us to unite our talents and create a business that would not only elevate the family photography industry in the UK but also serve as a beacon of knowledge and support for aspiring photographers.

With a combined 18 years of experience, we’ve embarked on a mission to share everything we’ve learned throughout our journey. We aim to provide a shortcut for others, helping them leap over the hurdles and obstacles commonly faced by photographers. Through our deep insights into the industry, we are committed to showing new students how to run a profitable and sustainable business while doing what they love. 

education for joy seeking FAMILY photographers




learn how to...




Tricky light, crazy kids, shy parents. Find a shoot solution for every situation and learn how to create variation.

Lets burn that voice inside your head that tells you “You’re not good or experienced enough yet”

Believe in what you do, charge a healthy rate, provide immense value to your clients and support your family.

About Carley 

Running a successful family photography business has been incredibly rewarding, especially when I see the positive impact it has on my amazing UK client base who truly value my work. Through dedication and hard work, I've developed a sustainable, profitable business model that allows me to pursue my passion, invest in personal growth, and share my journey with others.

My journey into teaching began in 2019 when I noticed a growing interest among mums wanting to learn photography to capture precious moments with their children. Starting with Beginner Photography workshops at my home and transitioning to online workshops in 2020 due to the pandemic, my passion for teaching photography blossomed. Collaborating with Lisa Rogers from @andthensheclicked, we pioneered family-focused in-person photography training and workshops.

Helping mums discover their passion, transition careers, and achieve a better work-life balance has been incredibly fulfilling. Witnessing talented photographers undervalue their skills or struggle with their businesses inspired me to provide honest and helpful advice to get them started.

Fast forward to 2024, and I've had the privilege of working alongside numerous family photographers, both in person and online, to help them establish and grow businesses that truly work for them, and I would be honoured to work alongside you to help you achieve your goals.

Choose Your Photogrpahy Education

Online & In Person Mentoring

Are you’re just starting out as a photographer, or maybe you’ve been in business for a few years but things aren't quite going the way you want?

With my 1-2-1 mentoring packages which you can access both online and in person we can work together to overcome those obstacles and blips in the road & get you where exactly where you want and need to be. Whether you're a total newbie or someone who's been in business for a few years I can help.


Online  mentoring Pricing 

Workshop and Retreats

In-Person Mentoring Pricing

Pricing  &  Information


  • Equipment
  • Camera Settings
  • Location scouting
  • Working with natural light in everyday homes
  • Pricing
  • Culling for profit
  • Networking and advertising
  • Marketing and branding
  • Website & portfolio review
  • Social media 
  • Client experience
  • Achieving returning clients
  • Pricing 
  • Editing
  • Technical shooting … AND MUCH MUCH MORE

With an online 1-2-1 call mentoring package for family photographers, bespoke to your needs, you'll get everything you need to get you where you want to be. With no questions to silly, or off limits together, with a clear plan of action in place for you to take away and start actioning and your photography business will be ready to go to the next level

30% Discount on CA_Presets Bought within 7 days of mentoring 

a full service questionnaire to understand your current business, your background, lifestyle & goals

a social media & portfolio review of your existing work.

a recording of the session to watch back later

a clear plan of action to take away and implement.



Topics We Can Cover Include;


Pricing  & Information


A 1-2-1 in person mentoring session if perfect for family photographers who are ready to take their photography business to the next level. With a  bespoke session designed to meet your individual needs, you'll get everything you need to get you where you want to be. Alongside myself you'll get a day of shooting a real family, in a location of your choosing, where you can work alongside me to create a portfolio of dreams, and learn all the skills you need to feel confident tackling lighting, setting and posing.

a 30% Discount on CA_Presets Bought within 7 days of mentoring 

a 1 hour post shoot review and business chat away from the family

a 30 minute catch up call 4>6 weeks later. 

a  2-3 hour guided live shoot (either inside or out) with model families styled and arranged based on your needs and branding

a social media & portfolio review of your existing work.


WHAT YOU"LL GET on your mentoring session

a 30 minute pre-mentoring video call get to know you planning call to iron out everything you need on the day.

a Total six hours of 1-2-1 mentoring in a real home, my studio or outside  at sunset.  ( 2 hours online & 4 hours in person)


are you ready to invest in yourself and your business? 

Workshops and Retreats for photographers

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable family photography journey? Buckle up for the joy ride of a lifetime as we navigate the winding routes of capturing precious moments with your clients. Our workshops are designed to accelerate your photography skills and take you on a thrilling ride towards mastering the art of family photography. Just like a well-tuned car, we’ll fine-tune your skills and help you navigate the twists and turns of family portraits with confidence and precision. So, don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to help you put your foot to the floor on your photography journey, with all the passion and rev up your family photography to the next level.