Whether you're just starting out or looking for new ways to expand your creativity, my newborn photography workshops/mentoring can help you take your career to the next level. Whatever challenges you're facing in your career as a photographer, these are a great way to expand your knowledge and break through to a new level of creativity and confidence. 

When I started my business in 2015 I had one goal; to be home with my daughter as much as possible. I saw my love of photography as a viable way to make this happen, but how? How could I replace my very well-payed career with photography?! 

I spent the last two years building my business, making mistakes, and learning from them. I built packages and then rebuilt them. With my degree and career based around graphic design and marketing I quickly learnt the best way to find the clients that valued what I provided. Two years ago I picked up a camera for the first time. One year ago I quit my nine-to-five job as a senior graphic designer. In one year I replaced and doubled my income. It is possible and I would love to show you how. 

I have mentored over 14 photographers from around New Zealand. I consider teaching a passion of mine and I enjoy watching my students flourish after our sessions.  

MENTORING (Hands on)

1:1 MENTORING |  $1800

  • Over one day with Cassandra
  • Lunch, snacks & refreshments included
  • 2 newborns & in-depth editing, business & marketing

My 1:1 sessions are crafted to be as unique as you are, leveraging your talents and abilities to create a style all of your own with the tools and techniques I can offer. Mentoring takes place in my home studio in Burnside, Christchurch, 5 mins from the airport. You will get to work directly with me, taking pictures of actual newborns and getting direct feedback along the way. As an added benefit, you’ll be left with photographs to add to your portfolio at the end of the day. Having a me in the room with you while you learn will allow you to improve your technique and form through immediate feedback and encouragement.

My studio is based right by the airport close to a lot of cheap accommodation. I live so close that I will be available to help you get around to and from the airport and studio.

1:1 Newborn mentoring sessions can include some of the following (you get to choose your most important):

  • How to prepare, style and set-up for a newborn session
  • How a typical newborn session flows and trouble shooting
  • Learning my successful workflow which maximises the session time and get a variety of images for your clients
  • Classic newborn poses - tushie up and with hands on the side etc
  • Wrapping. I pride myself in some unique techniques that make wrapping easy and flawless
  • Looking for detail, shadows and voids
  • Using your natural light correctly
  • Angles and posing baby in prop set ups
  • Working with awake babies and getting those smiley images that sell
  • Macro photos
  • Baby safety
  • Posing mum, dad and baby
  • Siblings
  • Marketing
  • Post processing

"Working with Cass for a private mentoring session took my newborn photography to the next level. Cass gave me the tools and confidence I needed to create gorgeous images of my own. The knowledge I gained will be with me forever. I cannot recommend Cass' mentoring services enough." - Laura Bailey

To get more information on creating the business you really want, please use the contact form below. Thank you and I look forward to helping you on your journey.

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