Pause for thought

Let’s make time to reflect on our year so far and plan how we can make the very best of 2018.

A free project with
Emily Quinton
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Two weeks to reflect

Hi! I'm Emily Quinton and I run Makelight – an online community that helps you build your creative business.

We are a third of the way through 2018, which is a great point to make some time to look at what we’re doing and how our year is going so far.

Joining me for a Pause For Thought will provide you with time to reflect, plan and connect with others around the world who will encourage and support you.

What goals did we set for ourself back in January? Have we made any progress yet? How would we like life and work to look at the end of 2018? What do we need to do to get there? Are there new things we need to learn? Or things we could outsource?

I will be looking at websites, branding, communication, social media, time management, work/life blending, confidence and accountability.

In this two-week project we'll all be working together to make sure we are on track to make 2018 our best year yet.


Two weeks of inspiration to help you plan ahead

A daily email

Sign up to receive an email each day with ideas to get your social media accounts all set up and looking consistent.

Dip in and out

Don’t worry if you don’t have time to join in each day, you can skip days, save days, take days twice! All the course content will stay here for you for as long as you want it to.

A special Facebook group

I have wrapped it all up in this special project along with a special Facebook Group, so that we can all connect with each other.

Facebook Live events

Sometimes, just getting going can be a challenge. I'll be on Facebook Live during the week to encourage you.

A taste of the Makelight Membership

I have been busy planning what Makelight will be like in 2018 and this is one of the first things I've been looking forward to sharing with you!

It's all free!

It is completely free to take but if you do enjoy it and would like to join our inspiring, international creative community then we'll have a Spring Makelight membership offer to look forward to.

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Hi, I'm Emily

I've been taking photographs since I was seven and a practising photographer for most of my career.

For the past few years I've been sharing my passion for creativity and business with thousands of people at workshops and online with my online courses.

I hope you'll join in and take part in a supportive, practical experience that should be super helpful whatever it is that you're working on!

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Love for the Makelight experience

“Emily's Photography Essentials course gave me the confidence to use my DSLR camera, and create my own product photography for my website. Makelight courses have been invaluable in growing my independent business.”

Heidi Lawton — Extra Special Touch

“Great teaching, supportive and always evolving. I love how new surprises are always being added. Makelight grows with you!”

Debbie Lamey MacDonald

“Makelight is the most accessible and supportive community I've ever been part of. The instruction is top notch and you are never alone. Amazing!”

Vicki Bouchard — sixtee_isthenew_fortee

“Its a great way to develop your creativity while participating with a friendly, like minded community.”

Catherine Garner

“A lovely community, Emily and Stef' support is super, and doing the courses I've seem a huge improvement in my photography”

Jude Magee — @jude_magee

“Comprehensive lessons. Great online support through FB live Q&A. Wonderful tools!! Love this community!”

Preeti Verghese
Who We Are

Emily & Stef

Makelight is hosted by wife and husband team Emily and Stef. During the course you’ll hear from both of us via email and in our dedicated Facebook group.

Emily Quinton – @emilyquinton

Photographer, teacher, author, maker and mother of four. You'll find me on Instagram and Pinterest sharing my passion for photography.

Stef Lewandowski – @stef

Designer, technologist and Emily's partner in Makelight, as well as at home! I've been taking photographs for years too and jump in with technical problems.

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