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Amanda Stewart Newborn Photography Mentoring Workshop

Amanda Stewart Photography

Newborn Photography Mentoring Workshop

Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Workshop:

Amanda Stewart Photography Workshops are hands-on mentoring sessions for photographers ready to explore the specialized craft of newborn photography.  Working side-by-side with seasoned professional photographer, Amanda Stewart, attendees will actively participate in sessions with real models.  This personal approach allows you to focus on expanding your technical skills while unlocking creativity.  In addition, working alongside other photographers is a great way to experience a difference in perspective- something not so easy to accomplish in the often-isolated world of professional photography.  The point of these sessions is to learn through collaboration, finding and using your own style along with instruction and advice from Amanda Stewart, to develop your craft.

At an Amanda Stewart Photography Workshop, you will cover the fundamentals of photography including session preparation, careful posing, proper safety, the importance of lighting (natural and studio), and photo editing.  During the workshop, Amanda will discuss the process of starting or improving your own profitable photography business.


Newborn Photography Mentoring Workshop


The Details:

Group Mentoring (4-8 attendees)
Fee: 500 per person- 4 person minimum
Session includes-
1-2 newborn models
Newborn safety techniques
Newborn posing (with props and on beanbag, with siblings/parents)
Natural & studio lighting
Newborn image editing through Photoshop CC,
Business basics

Individual Mentoring (1:1 or 2:1)
Fee: 1500 for one-on-one or 1000 per person with two attendees
Session includes-
2 days of mentoring
2-3 newborn model sessions
Newborn safety techniques
Hands On Newborn posing (with props and on beanbag, with siblings/parents)
Practice with your camera
Natural and studio lighting
Maternity model session
Newborn image editing through Photoshop CC,
Business basics



Attendees are required to supply their own DSLR camera and lens (24-70mm, 35mm, or 50mm recommended).  While the workshop is appropriate for all levels of photographers, attendees must have a competent understanding of their camera functions.  Specifically, you need to be comfortable working in manual mode- able to adjust aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc.  For the editing portions of the workshop, Amanda will use Photoshop CC.  Experience with Photoshop is helpful but not necessary.

Anything relating to the workshop or workshop forum is for attendee use only.  Please do not register if you are currently offering your own photography mentoring or workshop sessions (free or fee).  At registration, you will be required to sign a contract stating you will not offer or teach your own newborn photography workshop for one year following the Amanda Stewart Photography workshop date.  No exceptions.  Thank you.


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When and where:

Newborn Mentoring Workshops are scheduled as requested.  Because only a limited number are offered each season, please contact Amanda Stewart as soon as possible to secure your spot.  Available session dates fill up quickly!
Amanda Stewart Photography studio is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  For out-of-town attendees, please contact Amanda for advice regarding nearby accommodations (there are plenty of great places to stay, eat, and explore- you may want to stay an extra day or two).  The closest airport is Norfolk International (ORF).

Local Hampton Roads photographers are welcome to attend.  Please inform Amanda at the time of scheduling if you practice in Hampton Roads or surrounding area.


Continued Education:

Amanda Stewart Newborn Photography Workshop Attendees will have access to a private online forum, through which they may ask questions and engage in discussion with Amanda and other group members.  Through the exclusive forum, attendees will find advice about photography, editing, business solutions, and even submit photos for feedback.



To request an Amanda Stewart Newborn Photography Mentoring session slot, contact Amanda directly at the link above.  Feel free to leave your name, where you are from, level of experience, and time range of when you are aiming to attend, along with any additional questions you have.  Amanda will reply letting you know when session slots are available, further instructions for registration, and answer any other questions.

A deposit of 50% of workshop fee is required at the time of registration.  The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to your workshop start date.



For additional information, connect with Amanda Stewart through the CONTACT link at the menu bar on the top of this page.



Reviews from past workshop attendees-


I have had the privilege of attending a few of Amanda’s mentoring sessions.  Amanda is such a wonderful photographer and mentor.  I am so honored she allowed me to be one of her students.  She is so creative, professional, and very easy to approach with questions.  I would absolutely recommend her mentoring session or workshop.  The opportunity I received exceeded all of my expectations and hopes by far.
– Haley Helms

I was fortunate enough to meet and mentor with Amanda Stewart.  From the day I met her I was in absolute awe over her personality, knowledge, and skills.  I was just starting out with photography when Amanda offered her mentoring services.  Amanda taught me so much, including how to work my camera and properly use manual mode.  Amanda helped me learn the ins and outs of photography- how to properly expose, set my ISO, adjusting my shutter speed, and the rules to aperture.  I was blown away by her knowledge in general.  Amanda also taught me how to interact with clients, properly pose clients, and most important, how to win over the children.  On several occasions, I called Amanda the child/baby whisperer.  Over all, I was so lucky to mentor with Amanda.  She is so knowledgeable in all aspects of photography on the technical and business side of things.  I learned so much that I will forever use in my own photography business.  I highly recommend mentoring with Amanda!!  It truly is a life/business changing experience.
-Megan Edwards, Dandy Mae Photography



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