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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Please read all the information carefully before purchasing
. Not available to Christchurch Photographers.


$169 USD

The video and password will be emailed to you within 12 hours of purchase. 

My womb bowl is a beautiful classic addition to any gallery and I will help you master it!  In this video I will show you in-depth how to craft my womb bowl pose . From different wraps and positions (for fussy/reflux babies and sleepy babies), preparing the bowl for baby, details and micro adjustments to improve your photo, how to use some fresh flowers/foliage and how to shoot a variety of images and angles from a bowl set up. You can join my Facebook Group where you will get further advice and ask questions in relation to this video.  

For those that have seen my 'Sleepy baby workflow' in the MilkyWay Retreat this is a great video to follow on from that workflow. 

This video is divided into the following  8 chapters, plus a intro to lighting, props and a guide to the elements and principals of design and how to incorporate them into your bowl images.

Watch the trailer:

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A detailed Printable PDF booklet guide for you to have in your sessions with you.  Above some example pages.
There is also a bonus editing video for my Hazel&Cass Club members: join HERE

To see my flower wreath set ups make sure you add the 'Crafting a fresh flower wreath' video to your cart too. (See below).
* Price in USD Dollars.
** Video does not include a full flower wreath set up and creation but this is an add on to this video. 

Due to the digital nature of the products, there are no refunds on the products.

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only available as an add on to the "Art of the womb bowl' video.


$49 USD

The video and password will be emailed to you within 12 hours of purchase. 

In this video I cover the following things:
Making a boys wreath, turning it into a girls wreath (pictured) and a full flower wreath. 
Shopping for fresh flowers, what to look for in choosing fresh flowers. 
Building up a foliage wreath and a flower wreath from start to finish, tips and tricks to get it looking even and full. 
Posing and photographing a baby in the flower wreath. 
Lots of other tips and tricks to do with design, composition, and building the cost of flowers into your pricing. 
Video comes with a detailed PDF session guide for you to print, including 'Flora' sections. 

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*Price in USD Dollars.
** Editing is not included.
*** Video includes me using a plain twig nest to make the wreath. 


Due to the digital nature of the products, there are no refunds on the products.

Please only purchase this video if you have brought the 'Art of the womb bowl video'. Otherwise it will not make much sense. 

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Some feedback from my 'Sleepy baby workflow' tutorial video'.