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Newborn Posing Workshops

 2017 Newborn Posing Workshops


Hi there! Thanks for checking out my workshops! We are going to have an incredible time so I hope you can join us at a location near you:)

Most 2017 Newborn Workshops are setup as a “customize your own experience” deal. These workshops are 2 days, with each day covering different material. While most choose to attend both days, some people are looking to hone their knowledge in specific areas (and may have a smaller budget) so they can choose to attend one day or the other, based on availability!

Each day will have available space for 6 people (5 for Ohio). You can attend one day for a set rate, or both days at a discount!


Day 1 will be a Simply Newborn Experience

– Begin at 9am with a meet and greet, and discussion on booking and setup for newborn clients, including preparing parents and baby for the session, selecting session colors, props and setups to reflect both you and your client, and advice on photographing newborns of different temperaments, ages and sizes. We will also talk about lighting and how to light newborns to achieve soft, flattering light using studio lighting to mimic natural light. We will discuss light, high-key setups as well as dark setups that command more deep, dramatic lighting and how to achieve those, as well as styling for each. We will discuss the art of the newborn mini session, and how to use this new trend to bring in more newborn clients without losing money or devaluing your full priced newborn sessions. Following lecture and discussion, you’ll watch Amy shoot a newborn mini session complete with beanbag posing and 1 prop to show how these sessions work. After lunch (included), you’ll watch her shoot a full session including parents, siblings, and props, treating this session as a normal newborn client including contract, session questionnaire, and styling for the client. There won’t be any shooting by attendees on this day, to make sure sessions are demonstrated exactly as they would normally be shot in Amy’s studio including posing order and transitions, and timeline. Shooting will come on Day 2! Hours are from 9am-5pm. Attend Day 1 for $700- limited to 6. 

Day 2 will be an Enhanced Newborn Experience

Day 2 will start at 9am with a recap of what we learned on day 1, along with answering any questions before we get started. Our first newborn will show up at 10am where you’ll have the opportunity to practice poses and shoot to obtain correct angles. There will be a lunch break (lunch included) at 12pm, before our second baby arrives at 1pm, and our third at 3pm. While these model spots aren’t super long, they will introduce us to multiple babies of different backgrounds for a learning experience covering different ages, sizes, and temperaments. Hours are from 9am-5pm. Attend Day 2 for $750- limited to 6.

Each day will be 8 hours long and include a light lunch. We won’t be discussing editing in depth, but there will be video tutorials available for you to download at home following the class(s). These tutorials will use real workshop images and will be available to you within 4 weeks following your workshop. You’ll be able to ask questions in our Facebook group regarding any workshop material/editing/etc at any time!

There will be a total of 5 newborns for the weekend. If for any reason, a pose/requested setup is unable to be completed by a live baby, there will be a StandInBaby model available for demo/practice.

For a discount of $250, you can attend BOTH dates for $1200. Attendance of both dates will also include a swag bag of newborn related gifts, as well as dinner out on the evening of Day 1. All seats include my newborn e-guides, my studio light guide, and my red skin remover Photoshop Action (for CS-CC). If you choose to attend only one day, you will still receive both of my newborn E-guides, my Beyond the Window E-guide on studio lighting, and my Red Skin Action:)You are still invited to Day 1 dinner, it just won’t be covered in the cost of your workshop.



Registration & Cancellation: If you register and then later cancel your seat, you will be responsible for filling it if you wish for a refund. If you wish for me to fill your seat, there will only be a 50% refund upon the seat being filled, a long-time policy.

Book a spot for yourself now, and join this limited opportunity to step up your newborn photography game in 2017! Do something for YOU- to build and enhance your business, and stand out from the rest.

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Available Workshops

Each of the 2-day classes will accommodate 6 student photographers each day. For each 2-day class, the time frame per day is 9am-5pm with lunch included.

Workshop deposit is 50%. The remaining balance is due 1 month prior to the first day of that workshop.

Trouble making the 50% retainer for a 2-day class upfront? Payment plans available for a $75 additional fee. Just ask!


Currently, all 2017 classes have been completed. If you are interested in hosting a date, email me.

Questions: Email


Don’t see a class near you, interested in hosting or for 1:1 mentoring?

If you don’t see a class near you or that you are able to travel to, feel free to keep checking back or fill out the form below if you are interested in hosting at your studio- separate studio spaces are preferred. If you have a home studio that you think would work, feel free to email with pictures. Studio space needs to be able to accommodate approximately 10 people comfortably at all times. If you wish to attend, your workshop seat is 50% off- this is preferred. You must be able to provide the studio space for 2 consecutive days, as well as the evening before the workshop for setup. You may also fill out this form below if you’d like to be added to a workshop waiting list for classes that are already full: just specify on the form!

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1:1 mentoring behind the scenes- Jamie poses our baby with little assistance from me- she did amazing!

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My resulting shot of the above pose. Workshops are such an incredible learning experience! If you prefer a 1:1 setting, shoot me an email and we can discuss setting something up! 1:1 starts at $1500.