RESILIENCE THROUGH JOY: FINDING FUEL AS A PARENT THROUGH DIFFICULT AND ANXIOUS TIMES

A PARENTING & PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

What if you could be the best parent you could be, without sacrificing yourself in the process?

  • Does your busy life keep you from connecting with your kids as much as you’d like?
  • Do you suffer from “mom guilt” - never feeling like you are doing enough, or doing it well enough, no matter how hard you try?
  • Have you been struggling, since the election, with feeling more anxious, stressed out and overwhelmed than ever?

Don’t give in to despair. As parents, our kids are an incredible source of love, beauty and joy, and photography can help you tap into joy as an amazing tool for resilience, so that you can be the best parent you can be, without sacrificing yourself in the process.

Join Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick, parenting and photography coach with Photosanity, for a special workshop on finding resilience through joy. Workshops take place in the Brooklyn/NYC area or online. Space is limited.

While you may find that right now, your camera (even if just your smartphone) gets between you and your kids, and interrupts or even ruins the moment you were trying to capture, we’ll show you how you can flip it around so that your camera can help you be more present and find more joy with your kids, even during difficult and anxious times - and you’ll end up taking better photos too! We'll even talk about strategies for photo organization, albums and prints.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • use your camera like a flashlight in the dark to find resilience through joy that is already in your life (so that you’re not just focusing on the negative)
  • take photos of your kids that capture the feeling of being in that moment and the joy of being present in all emotions
  • take ONE photo in the next week that makes you feel joy, not instead of but as well as all your other emotions - because while anger and rage is justified, you need joy to fuel you too

Workshops take place in the Brooklyn/NYC area or online. Space is limited. Before the workshop, you’ll be invited to submit photos for feedback, and you’ll also have the chance for follow-up with Alethea afterwards via email. 

I just needed to tell you how uplifting that was! Yet another drop in the sea of reminders that we are all in this together! Thank you! I can’t wait to soak this up!

- Photosanity parent Heather Maloy


The workshop was a very affirming and encouraging experience for the participants. There is something normalizing in hearing what others struggle with in motherhood, and there is inspiration in hearing the parenting dreams of other mothers. I walked away inspired as to how I can focus my heart and my family on a few themes by highlighting them in my photos -- connection / relationship, growing up / milestones, discovery / learning, and grace.

- Photosanity parent Jennifer Hong


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS




Who is this workshop for?

This is for any parent who would like to get more out of their experience photographing their kids.

Do I need any special equipment?

All you need is your smartphone - I love photographing my kids daily on my iPhone. The tips are also applicable to any camera, including a DSLR.

Is this workshop for beginners?

Yes! But even professional photographers have found inspiration in the Photosanity perspective, so past Photosanity parents and more experienced photographers are absolutely welcome too. 

I’ve already taken all the Photosanity workshops and worked with you one-on-one - is this for me?

Yes, absolutely, I would love to have you join us! The content and format is new and is applicable wherever you are in your journey to Photosanity. This is also a great time to introduce Photosanity to new friends!

Can I sign up with my friends?

Absolutely! I’ve had groups of friends take my workshops in the past and it is great. Invite your friends to participate with you - you’ll actually get more out of it if you sign up with friends.

Workshops take place in the Brooklyn/NYC area or online. Space is limited. Before the workshop, you’ll be invited to submit photos for feedback, and you’ll also have the chance for follow-up with Alethea afterwards via email. 

I'm so thankful for being able to capture moments like these that would have been just fleeting ones without my camera. Thank you Alethea for showing me the way.

- Photosanity parent Lyovit Labor

About Alethea

Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick is a family photographer, a photography coach for parents and the founder of Photosanity

Alethea helps women find joy and connection through photographing their kids, so they can be the best parent they can be without sacrificing themselves in the ocess. 

Born and brought up in the UK, Alethea lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her two sons, Liam, age 8, and Jack, age 5. 

Alethea has taught workshops at the Apple Store, Brooklyn Baby Expo, Brooklyn Babybites (now Mommybites) and online through Photosanity and other platforms. She has been interviewed on 1010WINS and featured in The Daily Mail, Cool Mom Picks, Apartment Therapy, Ask Moxie, Mom365, A Child Grows in Brooklyn and The Gaia Project for Women's Leadership.

Workshops take place in the Brooklyn/NYC area or online. Space is limited. Before the workshop, you’ll be invited to submit photos for feedback, and you’ll also have the chance for follow-up with Alethea afterwards via email.

© 2017 Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick