Mentoring Sessions

Are you looking to take your photography business to the next level? Little Love by Amy now offers private 1:1, 1:2 and 1:3 mentoring sessions specifically for those who are interested in pursuing a career in newborn photography. During our scheduled model call sessions, newborns will be posed by me to ensure safety of baby at all times. We will practice various posing and wrapping techniques separately on a stand-in-baby. You will be able to capture images to use in your portfolio. Not new to photography? Thats ok too! These sessions are also perfect for advanced photographers who may need a refresher or are feeling burned out and need to find some inspiration.

 

There are a few different options to choose from. Bringing a friend or two will save you some money!

 

These sessions will take place in my studio in West Des Moines, IA. 

 

THERE IS A ONE YEAR NON-COMPETE CONTRACT THAT YOU MUST SIGN BEFORE WE BEGIN THE MENTORING SESSION.

 

One day mentoring sessions:

1:1 - $800
1:2 - $650 per person
1:3 - $500 per person

Two day mentoring sessions:

1:1 - $1200
1:2 - $1050 per person
1:3 - $900 per person
 

During these sessions, we will cover camera settings, white balance and exposure. We will primarily work with studio lighting and I will cover the settings I use for all of my sessions.

You will learn my workflow and how I transition into different poses.

We will cover safety, soothing techniques, various types of wrapping and how to prep for each session.

Approximately 1 hour of post processing in adobe camera raw (ACR) and photoshop will be covered.

You will be able to use all of the images you take for your portfolio with mention of Little Love by Amy on social media.

If you choose the two day option, the second day does not have to be the same as day one. For example, we will have a newborn on day one, but we can do a milestone session on day two or a maternity session. Please let me know ahead of time what your preferences are. 
 

Itinerary:

Day One
9:00-10:00 Meet at my studio, have a cup (or 2) of coffee and get to know one another.
10:00-11:00 Setup for the session. We'll prep for both beanbag and prop setups.
11:00-11:45 Lunch
11:45-4:00 Newborn arrives and we will go through my typical posing workflow. Please use this time to ask questions!
4:00 Return babe to parents and discuss with them what they will expect next.
4:00-5:00 Go over post processing workflow. 

Day Two
10:00-11:00 Setup for the session.
11:00-11:45 Lunch
11:45-1:45 Client arrives (does not have to be a newborn).
2:00-3:00 Go over post processing and discuss how the sessions went for you. Also a great time for Q&A.

 

What's included?
Lunch, snacks and beverages.
Continued support via a private facebook group.
Goodie bags that will include discount codes to my favorite vendors.


What you need:
Basic understanding of photoshop.
You must own and understand a DSLR camera and are comfortable shooting in manual mode.
Have basic knowledge of aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings.
Either a 35mm or 50mm lens. A 24-70mm will work as well.


(This is not a photography introductory course, you MUST poses the basic understanding of camera use).

 

If you are interested in learning more about my mentoring sessions, please fill out the following form. I look forward to hearing from you!

 

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