Taproot Photography


Taproot’s Photography for Kids Classes are designed to offer your child exceptional individual attention while they explore the art of photography in a fun learning environment. 


[8-12 year olds]

Investment: $275 (Save $25 when you register by May 15th!)
Class 1: July 9-13, 9:30am -12:30 pm
Class 2: July 23-27, 9:30am -12:30 pm
Class Size: 5 children
Location: Harmony Hill Studio, Downingtown
Forge Hill Farms, Downingtown


Taproot's Photography for Kids Classes are designed to offer your child exceptional individual attention while your child explores the art of photography in a fun learning environment. This is a 5-day hands on class where your child will learn about the history of photography, camera settings, exposure, composition, lighting and more. Participants will be encouraged to carefully observe the world around them and creatively photograph what they see. We will spend as much time outside as possible taking nature hikes in the park and down to the Brandywine River. We'll incorporate fun games, crafts and activities, ending each day with a picnic lunch (brought from home). To celebrate your child's achievements we will meet at Forge Hill Farm in Downingtown on the last day of class to photograph the classic Chester County landscape and architecture, and to enjoy a special treat after lunch! Your photographer will be sent home with a Certificate of Completion and a swag bag! 



meet the instructor

Kate Rash has been photographing children and families for almost 20 years. She has a degree in Fine Art and Photography and is the owner and photographer of Taproot Photography. Kate's littlest clients appreciate her gentle spirit and playfulness. 

You can contact Kate at 260-433-2874, kate@taprootphotos.com or here



  • Children must be 8-12 years of age to participate
  • All children are welcome! This is a beginner's class and your child does not need prior experience to participate.
  • Bring a Camera! Your child doesn't need an expensive camera to participate. The following cameras are acceptable and must be brought to class so that your child can participate in each daily activity:
    • Digital point and shoot
    • Digital SLR
    • Film Camera (We will not be developing film. Children with film cameras may not be able to participate in every activity)
    • iphone or phone with camera


  • Payment in full is due at the time of registration. (Registeration form below)
  • If a class does not have enough participants, Taproot Photography will reschedule, offer a refund or apply a credit to a future class.
    • Registrations canceled 60-days or more prior to the beginning date of the class are 75% refundable.
    • Registration canceled 31 days to 59 days prior to the beginning date of the class are 50% refundable.
    • No refund will be given if canceling within 30-days of the start date of the registered class.
  • Children need to arrive between 9:15-9:30 am and must be picked between 12:30-12:45 pm. 


Harmony Hill Studio is a brand new studio in Downingtown, Pa that is located across from Starr Farm Park and within hiking distance to the Brandywine River: 1120 Skelp Level Road, Downingtown PA.
Forge Hill Farms is a picturesque Chester County Farm located on Creek Road in Downingtown, PA. 


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Please register below! Payment is collected at the time of registration- be sure to click the "Submit & Pay Online" button below after completing this registration form. If registering more than 1 child please complete this form and submit it for each participant. 

Desired Class *
Class size is limited to only 5 participants. Classes are available on a first come, first served basis.
Child's Full Name *
Child's Full Name
Child's Nickname *
Child's Nickname
Child's Date of Birth *
Child's Date of Birth
Child's Age At Start Of Class *
Parent/Guardian Name
Parent/Guardian Name
Parent/Guardian Phone *
Parent/Guardian Phone
Home Address *
Home Address
We plan on offering a special treat on the last day of class and will do our best to accommodate your child's food allergies.
Children may not participate in classes without this signed Parental Consent and Waiver of Liability Form. By typing your name below you are agreeing to this Parental Consent and Waiver of Liability.