Speaking and teaching is one of Me Ra's deepest passions. She has been inspiring audiences at conferences, events and churches for twenty-five years.
To inquire about Me Ra speaking at your conference or event, contact her Speaking Manager by CLICKING HERE.
We look forward to meeting you in person!
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All Levels Welcome for All Workshops, Travel Workshops and Online Master Classes.
In January, Me Ra teaches an annual 5-week online workshop, Restart Your Creative Life. All types of women take this online class, from photographers to bakers to stay-at home moms to yogis! If your creativity needs a jump start, plan to join Me Ra in January.
In June, Brian and Me Ra teach an annual 4-week online workshop, How to Capture Magical Light, that includes weekly photo assignments and video/written critiques.
Do you dream of travelling the world? Brian and Me Ra lead Portrait of the World Photography Workshops to Italy, Greece, and Thailand! These sell out within 24-48 hours of being announced, so be sure to join our private CONFIDENCE Facebook group and newsletter to be the first to know!
This 2-day workshop is known for laughter, technical knowledge demystified, and new CONFIDENCE. Brian and Me Ra have been teaching their 2-Day CONFIDENCE Photography Workshop for Women for over fifteen years. Offered only a couple times a year in Dallas, TX, this workshop sells out year after year with women flying in from all over the world. This weekend is for women who struggle with confidence in their photography. Moms, grandmas, single career ladies who love photography, college students, photography business owners who struggle with raising prices and confidence all attest to this being a transforming weekend.
For over a decade, Brian and Me Ra have been offering workshops and online master classes for all levels. They love to teach through hands-on learning and see hearts inspired!
Beauty Restored: Finding Life and Hope After Date Rape.
Work Happily Ever-After: Why the Future of Your Business Will Depend on the "Who of You".
Learn more about Me Ra's books by clicking here.
Your Family in Pictures: The Parents’ Guide to Photographing Holidays, Family Portraits and Everyday Life
Your Child in Pictures: The Parents’ Guide to Photographing Your Child from Age One to Ten
Your Baby in Pictures: The New Parents’ Guide to Photographing Your Baby’s First Year
Three of her books are a best-selling photography series for parents, published through Random House;
Yes! Writing was Me Ra's first love before she ever picked up a camera.
They use both external USB drives and a giant networked storage server called NAS (Network Area Storage).
QNAP TS-873 , 10TB Seagate IronWolf NAS HDD, Tether Tools USB 3.0 to USB-C
They also use gimbals to capture smooth, cinematic looking video. The FLY X3-PLUS is perfect for getting quick video footage with your smartphone. The whole family uses it all the time. The other model, EC1, is great for doing video with your nice camera and lenses.
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Ikan EC1 (EC1 Beholder with 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer)
Ikan FLY X3-PLUS (Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer)
SONY FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM, FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, FE 85mm f1.4 GM, FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM, A 70-400mm f/4-5.6 GM
There should be a drum roll before this part of the FAQ!
Brian and Me Ra have been shooting with SONY camera gear since 2007! Me Ra is one of the first two women photographers to ever be sponsored by Sony. Her discussions with Sony's engineers in Japan have helped shape the mirrorless camera system. Below is a list of their main gear, but you can also check out the following blog posts to see the gear up close, as well as images they've captured. Amazon Affiliate Links are included below.
So glad you asked and one of the most popular FAQ questions!
Me Ra wrote a dedicated blog post to answer this very question for you. See the camera gear and sample photos taken with the cameras and lenses that she and Brian suggest for beginners.
Read the Post Here
Not all types of exercise benefit every body type and blood type. It’s also important to set your goals before jumping into an exercise regiment. They exercise regularly as a family to build endurance and strength for intense travel, as well as feeling good and processing stress. Stepping on the scale for a specific weight is not why they exercise. How the family functions and feels is much more the motivator. Their family loves doing a combination of strength training, running, yoga, swimming and rock climbing.
What their family eats is a big part of staying healthy. They try their best to eat organic produce, grain-free, grass-fed beef and pasteurized eggs. They love the book, Eat Right for Your Blood Type.
For 10+ years, their family has been taking Univera’s Xtra and Aloe. They buy the Live Young Perfect Combo Deluxe product because it comes with small travel bottles for when they're on the road. But if you don’t travel a lot, they suggest you get the Live Young Perfect Combo that is cheaper. This product helps with cell renewal which means energy, mental clarity, focus, joint support and more. The Aloe is incredibly healing for stomach issues, mold, and allergies to name a few. Me Ra's mom first found this product because her dad, brothers and Me Ra travel internationally every month. She wanted something to help the family's immune systems stay strong. After 10 years of taking this product, Me Ra will tell you this product has been ESSENTIAL to their strong health. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT UNIVERA.
Brian drinks Bulletproof Coffee every morning to feed his body and brain the healthy fats it needs for creativity, focus, energy and to curb sugar or salt cravings. Bulletproof Coffee is a combination of Ghee, MCT Oil, Truvia and sometimes Collagen for tasteless, odorless protein. Since Me Ra is allergic to caffeine, she replaces the coffee with tea or organic Vanilla Powder. You can see the book, Bulletproof Diet, to learn more.
They take Amino Acids with water to help hydrate their bodies from sleep. Brian and Me Ra take this twice a day, sometimes three if they have an intense work out day or the heat is overwhelming in Texas or Thailand.
They start every morning with fresh lemon squeezed into a glass of water to shift the acidic stomach to alkaline for better digestion throughout the day.
This is one of Me Ra's favorite parts of the FAQ because keeping their family healthy, strong and creative is not by accident. After twenty-five years of searching for the best supplements and daily practices to stay healthy, this is what their daily regiment looks like;
Me Ra and Brian not only home-schooled their two children, they made the world their classroom. From filming and photographing Egypt after the revolution, camper-vanning New Zealand for a month, from Israel to Italy, and returning to Southeast Asia for over ten years, they have so much family travel advice to share! They produced a show with Disney and Scripps Network called Adventure Family!
Click on the Adventure Family page, choose your country and adventure, and get their best family travel tips from not just the parents but their kids too!
If you’ve got a burning question that wasn't answered in the FAQ, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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