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I wanted to do some newborn images outdoors in nature. Found this great horizontal limb and it made a great sleeping area for first newborn shot
Everyone should have a dinosaur costume for their newborn. That amount of adorable-ness should be illegal!
Below is Baby Jett at only 5 days old, perfect timing for our workshop. The best newborn pictures happen when the baby is not even 10 days old. After ten days babies begin to stretch out, and as photographers we still want them all curled up! We did all of baby Jett’s images inside the studio with natural window light. All shots were take with window light, a reflector and a 50mm lens except for the macro shots that was taken with a 55mm macro.
Alexandra wanted a baseball theme to one of the image so we got the paint out and created the image below.
Want to know a secret? Baby Greer posed her hand up there all by herself! Just precious.
Blossom Workshops covers everything to run a successful and profitable business. We will discuss and dissect how to run a successful business. There are SO many pieces that come together to create a whole puzzle. We will cover ALL of these topics and discuss with you the hidden secrets of our own photography business success. Making the decision to leave your 9 to 5 and run your own business is a huge change. You have to learn the be the marketing manager, CEO, designer, HR and last but not least, photographer.
Alexandra volunteered to be one of our maternity models. Started out in the studio before we headed to an outdoor location. Below is a white background with two studio strobes lighting up the background and our model is 10 feet in front of the background to create the silhouette.
The Blossom workshop is a full, 2 day newborn + business workshop taught by Stevie Cruz and Meagan Ready. Our class is for the Photographer who is looking to perfect their skill set of newborn positioning, workflow, angles, composition and light. We utilize studio lighting to create a very consistent set of images. Our workshop is taught in a small, intimate group setting of a max of 8 attendees. Blossom is something new, fresh and different than any other newborn workshop on the market. This is your year to transform your business, nail your posing and blossom into the photographer you have always dreamt of being!
Bean Bag Prep Posing Workflow (beanbag, swaddles, siblings, parents) Poser Positioning (where the bumps go in each pose) Lighting Soothing Techniques Angles and Composition Post ProcessingThe Blossom Gals will teach you about unique programs to incorporate into your business that will teach you ways to attract the right clients all while making a PROFIT.
This workshop is perfect for all genres of photography that want to market their services to a larger audience. This workshop is not geared to newborn photography programs, rather the programs reviewed will be suited for wedding, pet and portrait photographers as well.
A few topics can be found below: Marketing/Branding Partner Marketing Unique Products Mothers club One year club CYOCS Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc) Website Appeal Marketing Cards Client relations SEO a day full of refreshing knowledge sweets and lunch provided Blossom workbooks custom Blossom shirt BLOSSOM BABY action – MRP AND SCP signature post processing SWAG BAGS – SO MANY GOODIES to freshen up your prop stash private mentoring group for ongoing education and support after the workshop has ended editing videos a solid foundation of the basics of shooting in manual DSLR camera 50mm lens Laptop is optional
Being insanely passionate about photography is such a wonderful gift but when it leaves you making less than desired you start to question yourself. Maybe you have hit the burn out stage and need an inspiring pick me up? Blossom is something new, fresh and different than any other newborn workshop on the market. This is your year to transform your business, hit four figure sales and blossom into the photographer you have always dreamt of being!
Blossom Workshops just got a little brighter! Make sure to watch the video below to peek at the Blossom Workshop experience. How do we stand apart and what makes us different? We believe posing is one small piece of a large puzzle. You can have perfect imagery but without business knowledge you may be left wondering why you aren’t booking your ideal amount of clients?
The yellow fabric looks great against the blue sky, I exposed for the blue sky to get a nice rich blue with hazy June weather. I set up a studio light with a softbox in front of Laura and create the nice wrap around lighting. After I got my exposure for the sky, I did not change any camera settings and just adjusted the studio light until I got the light at the right intensity.
Kelli had brought this frame with her so we put it to use. Found a tree stump with the same tones as the frame and it worked great!
JOIN US FOR A TWO DAY NEWBORN POSING WORKSHOP + BUSINESS CLASS
A $500 nonrefundable retainer is required to reserve your seat.The remaining balance is due 30 days of the workshop date.
Three days before Kelli came into town I went out to Mellow Mushroom for dinner. There a beautiful, very pregnant lady was our waitress. As a photographer, it’s a good idea to be fearless. So I asked our wonderful waitress how she felt about modeling! She told us she was due in just ten days which was awesome! We exchanged information and her and her wonderful husband helped model for Kelli! We shot these next pictures with beautiful back lighting and a reflector.
Finding great props for a newborn shoot can turn a normal shot into an art piece.I love photographing hands, so go tight and explore everything you shoot. Also watch your background, here I wanted to use the dad’s expression as the background.Soft natural light by a window and a reflector is all you need for shots like this.We often like to add personal items of the parent into the shots such as mom’s pearl necklace here.Did I say that we love it when they sleep. You can get wonderful images and watch very closely and capture their expressions when they start to dream.
Want to bring a friend and save? Save a total of $300 when you book with a friend. That is a total saving of $150 for each of you!
Planning a newborn photography workshops is hard because we need to find newborn baby models….. For this workshop, we were blessed to have not one, but two newborns to join in the fun!! Capturing timeless moments with babies has lots to do with the right equipment, lighting, props and waiting(patience is truly a virtue!!) for the right moment. We focused on capturing artistic images and telling a few trade secrets, like putting heating pads under the blankets to keep our tiny models warm and content! We hope you smile as you enjoy the following images……………..we sure enjoyed capturing these precious moments!!
The bonnet Greer is wearing used to be her mom’s =) Tradition is a sweet and simple thing.
How do we stand apart and what makes us different? Take a look for yourself!
I love working with different photographers around the country and helping them build their portfolio while teaching them about lighting and top photography techniques. However Kelli put me up to the challenge when it came to finding models for this 12 hour private maternity and newborn photography workshop. I have access to many models for my workshops, however finding a concentrated amount of pregnant woman and babies a couple days old all on the same day was a challenge! So I needed to find at least one baby less than 7 days old on the specific day of the workshop because Kelli was driving up from Mississippi for this private photography workshop in Atlanta. But I don’t like to do things half way. I’m extremely committed to photography AND my students. So we managed to find and coordinate not just one newborn, but but three newborn babies and two pregnant models. At the end of the 12 hours (split into two days) we finished the lesson with some tips of Senior Portraits using Kelli’s daughter as a wonderful model. Look at a small taste of what we accomplished in 12 hours with six different shoot, so Kelli learned and lot and left with many great images for her portfolio.
Next model is Baby Greer. She was incredible, sleeping through everything. I wanted to put her in a beautiful nature setting and used a reflector to bounce the lighting back into the shot.