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Jackie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
January 2013


I'm Jackie. I've been a professional photographer for 10 years and absolutely love teaching. I've taught in both high school and university levels and enjoy giving students a new perspective on viewing the world around them.

Doesn't matter if you are a novice or advanced, I can teach you what you want to learn and how to achieve great photos.

Contact me today so we can get started!

All lessons are done either via Skype or on the Take Lessons platform biweekly. This gives you time to practice and apply what we've learned during our lessons. If you have additional questions, please feel free to use the Ask A Question feature.


Jan 2010 - Present
Inland Empire Photogs & Beyond FB Group

Created a group/community of photographers, models, and other artists on Facebook so that we could build community, grow, and learn together in a friendly environment.

Photographer / Owner
Aug 2006 - Present
private company

This is my own photography business where I get to shoot weddings and portraits for amazing people. My clients have taken me to various places around the world and I am in awe of how much love they have for each other! Weddings are my favorite, however, I love photographing growing families and individuals too! It's so special when I get to create something that will mean more as time goes on.

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Jan 2013 - Jul 2015
Universidad Valle de Mexico

Taught high school students the basics of photography with fun activities that allowed them to use any type of camera, be it a point-and-shoot or a phone. At the end of each semester we held a photo exhibition highlighting their best work for friends and family.

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Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Palmore University

Taught third year Photography I and II in the Visual Arts department. We covered the history of photography and experimented with various techniques and types of photography. Ended the year with the business side of photography and careers in the photography industry.

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Bachelor's Degree of Arts Photography
Jun 2003 - Aug 2009
California State University, Fullerton


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Portuguese (Brazil)
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


"The Emotion of Photography"
Nov 2015
Festival Punto Com


Professional Photographers of America
Jan 2008

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world's largest non-profit photography association organized for professional photographers, by professional photographers…and with over 27,000 creative members in 50+ countries. Mission Statement: Creating a vibrant community of successful professional photographers by providing education, resources and industry standards of excellence.

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Photos & Videos

a little of the work that i have done.  travel, portrait, commercial, still life, landscape.

a little of my work.  landscape, portrait, fashion, wedding.


16 Reviews

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Tosha Apr 29, 2018
Photography · Online

Very knowlegable and encouraging.

Steven Mansell Feb 1, 2017
Photography · Online

Love it! One lesson down, plenty more to go, I'm sure. Jackie was very personable and a pleasure to get lessons from. I felt like she truly was trying to help when I had a goal in mind. I will be asking her for more lessons in the near future I'm sure!

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Robert Aug 19, 2016
Photography · Online

it's enjoyable learning about my camera from Jackie because she knows her business. She always sends me helpful hints and diagrams of our lesson instead of me trying to write down everything we talked about. I have a lot to learn about the camera I own and plan on Jackie helping me learn it all.

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Abraham Jul 16, 2016
Photography · Online

I am a guy in my mid-40s who has always fancied being an amateur photographer but has never had the guts to move beyond the auto mode. But that paralyzing fear of moving beyond the auto mode is now a thing of the past, thanks to just 5 lessons with the really fantastic teacher that Jackie is. She has been really quite brilliant at helping me 'understand' some of the basic concepts of light, speed and aperture in a camera. No doubt I have a long way to go before I will ever think of myself as a good photographer, but I am definitely on my way to exploring what I can do with my camera. I am definitely coming back to her in a couple of months when my schedule eases up a bit to learn some of the more advanced aspects of photography. I could not recommend her any more enthusiastically. She has completely changed my relationship with my camera! Thanks, Jackie!

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Sunny B. Apr 16, 2016
Photography · Online

My first lesson with Jackie was amazing. After reading several photography books I was still not comfortable with the camera. Just having her explain light entering the camera was so helpful. I feel like I will finally be able to conquer this monster!

Justin V. Mar 8, 2016

Jackie has been a fantastic teacher! She is engaging and passionate about photography, and her passion is infectious. She has made learning something completely new to me easy and understandable, and most importantly enjoyable. Jackie guided me through every step and clearly can teach at any level. She is experienced and her work speaks for itself. Having a great time learning from her!

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Linda B. Mar 1, 2016
Photography · Online

Fantastic Instructor!!! Jackie is extremely knowledgeable and presents everything in a simple manner so that I could understand and follow easily. She goes at a perfect pace and is very thorough in covering the information. I couldn't be more pleased with the lesson. She's the BEST!!!!

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Lisa Sloan Feb 29, 2016
Photography · Online

Jackie was awesome! She knows her stuff and explains things in a way that is very easy to understand. She is very nice and easy to communicate with.
I highly recommend her to anyone looking to take photography lessons!

Wendy C. Feb 12, 2016
Photography · Online

Really enjoyed first lesson. Jackie was very helpful.

Toria B. Feb 9, 2016
Photography · Online

She's amazing. I've learned something new today Thank you Jackie :)

Michael S. Dec 11, 2015
Photography · Online

Jackie was a great teacher! I really liked her personality and the fact that she was very knowledgeable. Jackie was flexible with me when it came to our schedule and I learned what I was looking for. Thank you Jackie!

Ana Oct 20, 2015
Photography · In studio

She clearly knows a lot about photography which makes it easy to understand when she's explaining.
She's also very patient and is constantly giving you tips on how to improve. I also like the way she gave feedback

GABRIELA Sep 29, 2015
Photography · In studio

great teacher!

nidia Sep 28, 2015
Photography · In studio

excellent teacher!!

Theresa Sep 28, 2015
Photography · In home

Jackie is a great instructor!! She's creative, patient, unique, and kind!! I'm looking forward to working with her again in the near future.

Sara Sep 16, 2015
Photography · Online

Jackie is very knowledgeable and helped me to really create some great photos. She was easy to follow and her assignments helped me practice even when I used my phone. I recommend her classes all the way!

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