Newborn Workshop

Newborn girl froggy pose with large floral bonnet.

Join Lauren Melissari and Sarah Burns for an exclusive 2-day House of Flynn sponsored newborn photography mentoring program covers everything you need to take your posing, lighting, and business to the next level. Each class provides an in-depth look into the world of newborn photography in order to help you discover the techniques that will help you capture the perfect keepsake photos, improve efficiency, and raise profit margins.

This comprehensive course is best suited for photographers that want to improve their techniques and skills for posing and photographing newborns. Students should be familiar and comfortable shooting in manual mode. Natural or studio light photographers welcome. Workshop will be taught with studio light only and triggers will be provided to attendees.

Workshop is limited to 4 attendees to ensure an intimate learning experience.

When: March 23rd & 24th, 2019
Where: 1701 Southwest Parkway #204, College Station, TX 77840
Investment: $850.00

Session Preparation: From scheduling the newborn session to delivery of gallery images and everything in between.

Client Communication | When to Schedule Newborn | Parent Preparation | Choosing Props | Coordinating Setups | Delivery of Gallery Images

Posing: Focus on the popular posing techniques and compositions.
Beanbag Poses – Potato Sack | Tooshie | Heads Up | Froggy | Taco | Lounge

Lighting: Properly using studio lighting.
Soothing: Understanding baby’s needs and the techniques best used for soothing.

Skill Level: Attendees should have a basic understanding of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Must be able to shoot in manual mode.

Required Equipment: DSLR camera and either a 35mm, 24-70mm, or 50mm lens.

Use of Images: Attendees are welcome to use the images taken at the workshop for portfolio use.


Day 1 – 9AM – Meet at Lauren and Sarah’s Studio (Introductions, choose props and coordinate setups, demonstrate lighting, setup the beanbag, discuss posing workflow, etc.)
10AM – Newborn #1 (Watch as Lauren and Sarah demonstrates interacting with parents, soothing the baby, and begin to pose on the beanbag.)
1PM – Lunch Break (We will eat in-studio and chat about business, marketing, gallery delivery, etc.)
3PM – Newborn #2
5PM – End of Day #1

Day 2 – 9AM – Meet at Lauren and Sarah’s Studio (Introductions, choose props and coordinate setups, demonstrate lighting, setup the beanbag, discuss posing workflow, etc.)
10AM – Newborn #3
1PM – Lunch Break (We will eat in-studio and chat about business, marketing, taxes, etc.)
3PM – End of Workshop

Attendees will have an opportunity to photograph each setup while both Lauren and Sarah will provide 1:1 instruction on composition, lighting, angles, etc. Lunch is covered for both days.

Attendees will be added to an exclusive member only Facebook group for ongoing support for 12 months.

Accommodations: If you want to stay close to the studio, there is a hotel right down the road and off the highway.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites College Station-Aggieland
2500 Earl Rudder Freeway & HWY 6
College Station, TX 77840
(979) 485-8300

Airport: Closest airports are Easterwood Airport (CLL) and Houston (IAH/HOU 1.5 hours from CS).

Please email to register!

*Attendees cannot reside within 50 miles of zip code 77845.
*A $500 non-refundable retainer is required to reserve your seat. You may sell your seat to another photographer or use it for another workshop date.
*Workshop fee does not include transportation or lodging accommodations.

Want a 1:1 mentoring with Lauren and Sarah? Contact us for a flexible date that is convenient for you!

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Hear what other students have to say about Lauren and Sarah’s Newborn Posing Workshops!

“Lauren and Sarah’s workshop took my work to the next level. I felt much more confident and comfortable working and posing newborns.” – Jessica Sarah: Homestead, FL

“I can’t say enough good things about my mentoring session with Lauren. I went in with very little experience with newborn posing and Lauren was very patient in teaching me not only how to achieve the poses but also emphasized safety with each pose. She is patient, thorough, and gave me immediate feedback as we were shooting on my camera angles and technique. The most valuable part by far has been her ongoing support. I have had tons of questions as I go along implementing what I learned from her. She is always happy to answer my questions and provide critiques to my images on posing and/or editing. I am still learning and growing with her help. This was the best investment I have made in my business so far! If you are considering mentoring with Lauren, don’t wait any longer. Your business will grow by leaps and bounds with her guidance!” – Ashley Yates: Houston, TX

“I’m so glad I chose this workshop. I learned so much and was able to apply the skills to my business immediately. Hands on practice, step by step instructions from start to finish, bouncing ideas and scenarios of each other, suppliers, business, ethics, profit, and more were covered. I also appreciated the professional yet relaxed environment. Lauren is a genuinely sweet and helpful person. I’m amazed that even after the workshop she continues to provide her insight and knowledge of years of practice and expertise. Worth the investment!” – Stefanie Lebron: Brownsville, TX


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