Last year I started offering one on one mentoring sessions to photographers that were requesting a more specialised day as apposed to a group newborn posing class.
I absolutely love teaching one on ones – every session is completely different because they are tailored to each individual photographer.
We have covered everything from creating the perfect studio environment, working with babies safely, camera technique. posing to post production. And of course anything relating to marketing and pricing for their business.
There is so much involved when working with babies; understanding them and how to pose them safely is something I can’t emphasise enough. I have been a photographer for 10 years now and have been working with newborns solely for the past 4, and during this time have seen quite a few images of babies posed dangerously and that’s why I decided to start sharing what I have learnt. During the last few years I have gained so much valuable information from medical professionals who work with newborns so I can better understand what these precious little lives are capable of. And not forgetting that every baby is SO different and will not go into every single pose.
And we can forget the gorgeous models – every time I put a call out for newborn models I’m blown away at how many responses I get! I’m so grateful to all of the families who bring their brand new babies along to be photographed and posed.
This is little 10 day Ethan who came along to model for a mentoring session I had with two photographers last month in my Kenmore Hills studio in Brisbane…
Newborn photography one on one mentoring sessions