I am passionate about what I do because I simply LOVE what I do. I am taking all my talents, technically, artistically, and business-wise and creating one amazing workshop that covers it all. I wanted to create a workshop that doesn’t just put the focus on one thing, but all the things that make my business what it is today. There is something special about each of my sessions and I can honestly say that I love going between maternity, newborn and baby sessions. All three sessions are so different from each other and I’m really excited to teach you about all three.
Expect to learn A TON! This will be an ALL-DAY comprehensive workshop that will teach you the in-depth principals of working with newborns, expecting moms and babies. We will cover using natural lighting, posing, soothing, transitioning, camera techniques, and so much more. I will also go over different natural lighting techniques; such as those very airy backlit images I love creating. You will be shooting through out the workshop and are welcome to use any of the images for your portfolio.
Newborn photography is an art and should be treated with respect, care, and safety. You will learn all the tools you will need to conduct a safe, beautiful, and artistic session. You will make mommies across the states thrilled! And, if that isn’t enough, I will also be going over post processing so you will know exactly how to achieve those creamy skin tones as well as creating clean, beautiful edits. I will go over how to hand edit but will also include all my newborn actions in a goodie bag for you to have.
There is something so beautiful about expecting mothers. I will be going over different poses as well as planning out and styling a maternity session. One of my favorite techniques with expecting mothers is to backlit the image to create a light and airy feel that puts the focus on the beautiful mother to be.
Baby sessions are probably one of my favorites. The trick is to connect to your little bitty client and get them comfortable. I’ll go over all the easy poses you can do at different baby stages and show you how to create beautiful portraits where the focus is on the baby that every parent loves.
There will be a focus on the business aspect, including a marketing portion and how to find your dream clients. Lets face it, running a business is not easy these days and it’s very important to be business savvy in todays world.
If this sounds like something you want to be apart of (I’m hoping it is!) book your spot online. Remember, they are limited spots available . It’s important for me to keep the workshop classes small and personal. I want to be able to give each of the attendees’ 1:1 attention.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT
$300 USD retainer to reserve your spot.
Final payment ($1200) due 30 days prior to workshop date. Retainer fee is NON-REFUNABLE.
8:30 – Arrival
9:00 – Go over materials
9:30 – Open Q&A
10:00 – Newborn Models Posing
1:00 – Delicious Lunch Break
1:30 – Open Q&A
2:00 – Maternity Model
3:00 - Baby Model
3:30 – Baby Model
4:00 - Maternity Model
4:45 – Post Processing
5: 45 – Workshop Complete
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring your DSLR as well as a prime lens such as the 50mm lens or 35mm, memory cards. You should know how to shoot in manual mode and have a basic understanding of post processing. Your also welcome to bring your macro lens and laptop but it’s completely optional!
I will be doing A LOT of talking, so bring your note pad and pen and get ready to take notes! Each will also receive The Essential Newborn Photography Guide, Complete set of actions, and a special little surprise gift.
You do not need to bring lunch – we will have a ton of delicious catering!
DATE & LOCATION
May 14th 2014 – Durham, North Carolina
We will have this gorgeous 15,000 square foot studio in Durham, North Carolina for the entire workshop. The warehouse studio features beautiful original antique brick walls and historic architecture, along with 20 foot decorative tin ceilings, hardwood floors, 12 ft windows, not to mention all that amazing yummy natural light!