I was overwhelmed with years of digital images and had no understanding of how to get them organized and to a place where I could use those images. Marilou helped me with the whole process, from making sure I had back-ups in place, getting my images organized, and then with a workflow that uses LR to edit and improve those images. Marilou has a thorough understanding of all aspects of technology and also the ability to take what seems difficult, make it understandable, all while having fun in the process. She gives you 110% every consult and as a result of her help, I now am confident that I have an efficient way to handle my LR workflow and all those images!
So, no matter what level of a LR user you consider yourself, if you're thinking about doing a LR consult with Marilou, just do it, you'll be so glad that you did! She is amazing!
I had heard so many great things about Lightroom and its organization, but had no clue how to navigate around in it. I'll be honest, I was more than a little scared of it! I had all of my priceless photos in it and didn't want to mess them up or lose them. I watched videos and would read anything I could find, tried to learn it on my own, but was missing that one key ingredient, someone to say yes do that, or no that's not a good idea. Then, I found Marilou! I can not even begin to explain how well she knows Lightroom, how patient she is as she teaches it to you. She didn't just say this is what it does, she showed me, and she helped me set up my Lightroom so that it works well for me! She explains things in such a great way, that it's easy to understand. A quality of hers that I am so thankful for, she doesn't disappear after the lesson is over. Thanks to Marilou and her style of teaching, I have been able to get my photos off my computer and in our homes for my whole family to enjoy. That is priceless, and something I can never thank her enough for! Thank you Marilou, for helping me slay that dragon!!! I'm looking forward to our next consult session!
Marilou’s consult was so invaluable to me as I was feeling so overwhelmed by Lightroom. I now feel like have a good basic understanding, and I feel more confident as I continue to learn LR.
Marilou has a warm, friendly personality that made me feel comfortable right away! She is so helpful, positive, knowledgeable, approachable and willing to share her LR tips & suggestions. She really did an excellent job of explaining how she is doing things in LR and why. I really liked how she walked me through her organization system first, and then we worked with mine. Marilou has a wonderful “take charge” personality. She was able to see things that could be organized better and do it for me on the Google+ Hangout (e.g., renaming my EHD, renaming my folders)!
I would recommend getting the video recording with your session. It was really helpful, and I have already referred back to it several times. It was nice to be able to go back and listen to what Marilou had said (e.g., when she mentioned some shortcuts and I missed what she said.) At the end of the session, I really liked how she gave me a “To Do List!” It was great to have a next step (along with her great video) to keep me moving ahead in LR. Thank you, thank you, Marilou! I look forward to our next consult very soon!
I am new to Lightroom and very, very computer challenged. I had a few consults with Marilou and I absolutely love her!!! I find most people with her skill and computer knowledge not as patient and kind as Marilou is. She is able to clearly explain things so that even I can understand and follow along. Did I mention she is kind to the less experienced learner? She helped me set things up, she explained how they worked and got me started editing. I will go back again for more help when I need it. I highly recommend Marilou, she's wonderful.