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What Our Alumni Say

We've built our reputation on the relationships we create with our photography students. To that end, we are building a platform that is designed around small class sizes, as many LIVE events as possible, and interactive conversations...not just online lectures from your computer screen.

We're thankful to say that many of our students continue to study with us as their business and work evolve. They have found that as their skill sets grow, our education platform rises to meet them. Beautiful friendships have been a very happy byproduct.

We know that in today's marketplace there are more choices than ever for your photography education. It's hard to know who to trust, who has the real practical experience, and who cares deeply about your continued success.

Here's what a few of our students are saying.

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I have had the good fortune to work with both Monica and Michael in a variety of educational opportunities.  They are the consummate teachers who pour their artistic souls into the life of their students.  


During their on-line, as well as in-person classes, they provide all the tools you could ever need to operate a luxury portrait studio in a market saturated with wanna-be photographers.  If you are needing to take your business to the next level and want proven systems and processes, then look no further.  From the technical to the creative, they've mastered it all and are inspiring the next generation of portrait artists to join in their success.

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Monica’s Masterclass changed my life and was the best investment I ever made in my business! She taught in a style that was honest and open; ultimately making running a luxury photography business feel within reach.

She taught more than just how to build a successful photography business. She also taught us to value the work we do.

Huge thank you to this Masterclass for helping me be the best version of myself and for supporting my dream business goals! If you’re on the fence, take the class and put everything you have into it. You will undoubtedly come out of it feeling like you can take on the world!

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The recent workshop with Monica & Michael at their studio in Williamsburg was phenomenal. Their expertise and willingness to share it is intoxicating & exciting. They shared their studio set up, imparted innumerable tips & tricks of the trade, their marketing & selling protocols & on top of that, made the experience pleasant & memorable.  

We went on a live shoot which was also very instructive & I learned more about lighting that could have hoped; where to find it, how to use it, how best to position your clients for optimal results & the fact that even in a cloudy day, you can find beautiful light. Not to mention how to maximize your light with reflectors & do away with strobes in lots of situations. 

Needless to say, I highly recommend this workshop & will gladly attend another one.

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I have studied with both Monica and Michael online and at an Arizona Professional Photographers Association meeting. I learned so much from those classes that I knew when this workshop was offered, it would be well worth my time. From the moment we arrived, our hosts were responsive to the reasons we came to study with them.


The schedule of events and education was dynamic and exactly what we needed to bring their lessons home to our own clients. Every moment was intentional and well thought out. Monica and Michael are generous educators and amazing hosts who truly care about their students learning and growing. They were an open book. Nothing was held back.

Being able to see the Sigmon Taylor studio space in person and watch Monica and Michael in action is invaluable.I can't recommend this workshop enough. Monica Sigmon and Michael Taylor have created a truly unique and rare experience for portrait photographers who want to take their business to new heights.

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I just wanted to tell you how absolutely priceless these workshops have been to me. I missed the first two live but have watched the replays and the farther we get into these videos the more AHA moments are happening for me. 

I just want you to know that after 13 years being a photographer there's a lot of crappy education out there and what you and Michael are offering is outstanding and sound advice I wish every photographer could listen to and if they did, it would raise the bar for professional photography in extraordinary ways. 


Thanks so much again for the amazing value these workshops have been and being so willing to freely share your knowledge and expertise. I can't think of anything like it where so much value is offered for so little and then to have opportunity to ask live questions is truly helpful.

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