One-to-One Newborn Photography Training Courses

Invest in your business with a personalised training day. Whether you are  a newborn photographer who is wanting to take their posing and business skills to the next level, or a photographer looking to add newborn photography to an existing business, this course is just for you.

The 1-1 training I offer is £650 for a day (10am-5pm) and is held at my dedicated newborn studio near Louth, Lincolnshire. Lunch, snacks and refreshments are included.  A two day course is also available for just £950, this has been designed for those that would like to lead a session with minimal support on the second day, or those who would like more extended time to go over topics in more depth.

I really encourage hands on learning and rather than focusing on portfolio shots, I aim to equip you with the skills to go and replicate the poses and images yourself. If you have shot newborn sessions before, I offer to go through some of your images with you so we can look at your posing, angles and lighting to what direction we need to focus on to improve your work.
newborn training mentoring
Mentoring can be custom tailored to your specific needs and content covered can include the following:

  • Preparing parents for the session & client handling
  • Setting up equipment and styling for the session
  • Sleep patterns and newborn sleep cycle
  • Soothing techniques
  • Wrapping and swaddling
  • Baby safety including composites
  • Beanbag flow posing and transitions
  • Prop posing and safe usage
  • Lighting techniques to achieve well exposed and beautifully lit images
  • Camera settings and shooting angles
  • Editing in Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Building your brand
  • Identifying your target market and marketing strategies
  • Business documentation
  • Presenting galleries
  • Sales techniques, including in-person

The following blog posts feature various newborn training sessions so you can have a little look behind the scenes and help decide how you would like own to be.

The mentoring sessions are as hands on as possible, with interactive teaching methods so you can leave armed with real techniques and skills that you can apply to your own business.

My newborn studio has been specifically designed for teaching purposes, with separate shooting areas, a large viewing and ordering lounge to demonstrate sales techniques and a well equipped office including a Wacom Cintiq for editing.

If you would like to book your training or have any questions, please contact me here, or drop me a line on 07908 248532 / 01507 481 048 and together we can design the perfect day for you.
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‘Thank you again for our fab mentoring session. So glad we focused on being hands on rather than grabbing portfolio shots because it has helped me so, so much. Had the best shoot ever today and all thanks to you. You gave me the confidence to handle the baby much more which meant I got a huge variety of poses, blankets and props, and the parents are over the moon!’
Becky Williams, Becky Williams Newborn Photography

‘I’ve attended Elli’s 1-1 at her fabulous studio and can highly recommend it. I learnt lots of new tricks and editing tips, and she’s lovely to work with. I came away felling it was money well spent. Elli’s workshop is one of the few that let you actually handle the baby, which in itself is very important. Even if you have children of your own, posing them for photography is quite different and takes practise. I can highly recommend training with Elli.’
Alexandra Lord, Alexandra Lord Photography

‘I’ve just had a £1200 sale on baby art, and wanted to say thanks again for all you taught us.’
Brendan Taylor, Baby Art UK

‘I had a fantastic day training with you and with two very different and gorgeous girls, one sleepy, one wide awake, a great experience for me. I can’t believe how much we managed to cover in one day, I loved my time with you. Thank you’
Michelle Winstanley, Michelle Winstanley Photography

*Bookings are secured once a non-refundable retainer has been received. The final balance is due 7 days before the course start date unless otherwise agreed.