Newborn Photography Workshops

Charlotte Gamache Photography is proud to offer newborn photography workshops across Canada and 1:1 mentoring in my Vancouver photography Studio.

Newborn Photography Group Workshops

Group workshops are held over one long day and will cover everything you need to know about newborn photography whether you are starting out or you are looking to enhance your existing skills. I will teach you everything from session workflow, styling, setting up your studio, prepping clients before they arrive, newborn posing on the beanbag and in props, composition and finding the best angles to shoot at, lighting, soothing techniques for a fussy baby and much much more. I will show you how to use studio lighting as well as achieving perfect skin tones in and out of the camera. The workshop starts early in the morning at 8:45am while we get to know each other over coffee and muffins with the first baby arriving at 9:30am. I will have 3 different models come into the studio so we can really focus on every aspect of a newborn session. Towards the end of the day we will spend an hour covering post processing and how to hone in on your own style. After we are done learning I will take you all out for a relaxing dinner and drinks where we will reflect back on the day and have a Q&A session. We will then say our goodbyes around 7:30pm (unless we are having waaaaaaayyyy too much fun at dinner). After the workshop you will be added to a private Facebook group along with other students where you will receive continued support, critique, advice etc from me.

Equipment needed:

Camera DSLR which you MUST know how to operate in full manual
50mm prime lens (or a zoom that covers the 50mm focal length and can open up to at least F2.8)
Marco lens if you have one (not a must, but if you shoot Canon you are welcome to borrow mine)
laptop, ipad or just good ole’ pen and paper to take notes

Schedule for the day:

8:45am – Introductions over Coffee & Muffins, Studio set-up, How to prep your clients before arrival, lighting
9:30am – Model 1 arrives for beanbag posing (bum up, taco, hands on chin, froggy, side lying and more)
12:00pm – Model 2 arrives for Flokati posing and wrapping
2:30pm – Model 3 arrives for Props and Family shots
4:30pm – Post Processing and Q&A
5:30pm – DINNER & DRINKS!!!!
7:30pm – hugs and goodbyes

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All newborn workshops take place in my professional studio (except for travel workshops) in Maple Ridge located at 11952 228th St. I am about 50 minutes from downtown Vancouver, an hour from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and 35 minutes from Abbotsford Airport (YXX). I can recommend two hotels in Maple Ridge for you to stay at if you are coming from out of town. **Please note the workshop is NOT open to those photographers residing within 50km of Maple Ridge**

Tuition is $1100 ($300 deposit require to book with remaining amount due 3 days before) Please email info@charlottegamachephotography.com to book.

 

1:1 Private Mentoring

One on one newborn mentoring is much more personal and hands on than a workshop and is really customized to what you want to learn and focus on the most to improve upon your newborn photography skills. I will base the day on the areas you want to cover the most. The day begins at 8:45am going over studio set-up while we sip on coffee. We will have three newborn models in the studio where you will have the opportunity to pose them yourself as I direct you step by step. The beauty of the intimate 1:1 is that you dictate EXACTLY what you want to learn and improve upon. After the workshop you will be added to a private Facebook group along with other students where you will receive continued support, critique, advice etc from me.

Equipment needed:

Camera DSLR which you MUST know how to operate in full manual
50mm prime lens (or a zoom that covers the 50mm focal length and can open up to at least F2.8)
Marco lens if you have one (not a must, but if you shoot Canon you are welcome to borrow mine)
laptop, ipad or just good ole’ pen and paper to take notes

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Dates for 1:1 are mutually agreed upon between us based on our demanding schedules. All 1:1 mentoring takes place in my professional studio in Maple Ridge located at 11952 228th St. I am about 50 minutes from downtown Vancouver and an hour from Vancouver International Airport (YVR). and 35 minutes from Abbotsford Airport (YXX). I can recommend two hotels in Maple Ridge for you to stay at if you are coming from out of town. ***Please note private 1:1 mentoring is NOT open to those photographers residing within 50km of Maple Ridge**

Tuition is $1700 CD ($300 deposit required to book). Please email info@charlottegamachephotography.com to book.