The Wonders of Water

By Brianna Merritt

In this course, we are going to dive into how water works with light, Go Pro underwater photography, session prep for beach sessions, and so much more. You’re going to get insight to how I direct sessions, what I do when something doesn’t go as planned, and be inspired to turn yourself into a mermaid with a camera. You will receive detailed behind the scenes videos of myself directing sessions and encouraging clients. I will be filling you in on how I adjust my settings during sessions, how I utilize creative angles, and how much thought and care I put into valuing the safety and boundaries of the families in front of my lens.

Have you considered adding value to your sessions, perfecting your settings, and becoming a mermaid all at the same time? With my years of experience and success I can help you become the artist you want to be. If you want to have fun and learn, this is the course for you!


Creative Course

For Any Level Photographer

(Beginner to Advanced)

What will you learn

    ​- How I direct sessions and encourage my clients
    - How I style sessions including maternity, family, and motherhood
    - My settings and how/why I adjust them
    - Tips on shooting in the water and underwater
    Session prep advice for you and your clients
    Session Flow
    How to adapt to changes in plans or unexpected situations during your sessions
    How to expose for the sky without sacrificing skin tones
    Fun ways to incorporate straws into summer sessions
    Using light, angles, and direction to elevate your session experience and storytelling

Whats Included

    - 100-page downloadable PDF
    - 4 creative challenges
    - 3 voice-overs behind the scenes sessions
    - Using objects to create interesting images

Kinsey Evans

“The deeper the waters are, the more still they run.” – Korean Proverb


Emma Emma

Oh my word. Annie was AMAZING! I went into this mentorship hoping to gain a bit more insight into editing and session flow but had no idea I was going to walk away with as much new knowledge as I was given. Thank you SO so much!

Brittany Grubbs

I was so excited to see my girl Annie teaching with BEC. I did an editing mentorship with Annie a year ago in 2021 and she has grown so much in her craft- that now I wanted to learn from her! I believe in education and that we all have something so magical to offer. Annie is the queen at in home newborn sessions. Although I feel pretty comfortable in my in home newborns-I wanted to soak in a little of her brain because every post I am ooooing and awing at her photos. My goal was to see how she processes her session workflow. I LOVED her mention of outdoor shots of the home. I think it's easy to get hung up on not moving around a space and she really shows how much variety a gallery can have with the amount of space and environment is available! Highly recommend this course for anyone who needs a little inspiration to get out and shoot a lifestyle newborn session!

Keisha Mingus

Oh my goodness! I am so glad I purchased this! It is going to be a game changer! If you're up in the air about purchasing anything from Nicole don't think about it just do it! I have no doubt this will help me grow on my photography journey! Thank you Nicole!


I am so thankful for this course. I really love how Nicole teaches, it's so easy to follow and her tips have been amazing! I 1000% would recommend this course to anyone! Oh and the presets and brushes are " chefs kiss " 💋

Tara James

Love love love this course! So excited I got it! This takes my photography to the next level! Thank you for doing this!

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