1:1 Mentoring


Newborn photography is unlike any other type of photography, it comes with many new challenges, even when you become experienced, you find new little challenges with every single session. You need to be aware of safety when posing, soothing baby when necessary and have lots and lots of patience. This all comes with practice and having the right information.

 and over these years I have my ‘workflow’ down to a fine art, I do the same beanbag posing workflow with every newborn which ensures I have been photographing newborns for 5 years nowsmooth relaxed sessions. Of course not every newborn poses the same, some like it better on their back, some don’t like to ‘curl’ as much, this is what makes every image unique.


Whether you are just starting out or you have been photographing newborns for a little while, we will craft this mentoring session so you get exactly what you are after. 

Mentoring (Hands on)

1:1 Mentoring | $1200

  • 4-5 hours

  • 2 newborns

  • Your studio, or I'm happy to organise 


In my 1;1 mentoring session we will go through my beanbag workflow and you will learn how to work around the limitations of different babies, getting the most out of your session and deliver a full gallery. Your mentoring session can be customised to work with your talents, abilities to create a style all of your own using the tools and techniques I can offer you.


In your mentoring session, you will work one to one with me, in your own studio, or I'm happy to organise a studio for this. Nothing beats one to one, hands-on learning from an experienced photographer. You will get direct feedback along the way and learn a lot more than you would in any online class. As an added benefit, you’ll be left with photographs to add to your portfolio. 

1:1 Newborn mentoring sessions can include some of the following:

  • How I prepare, style and set up for a newborn session

  • How my session runs from start to finish

  • Learning my beanbag workflow which maximizes the session time to get a variety of images

 - Sideline

 - Tushie up

 - Taco

 - Relaxed

  • Wrapping for fussy babies

  • Capturing the details

  • Using natural light

  • Prop posing

  • Parent/sibling posing

  • Baby safety



Get in touch

For more information about my mentoring session please fill out the form below. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your journey.

Mentoring Terms and Conditions

Renaye McLachlan Photography accepts no responsibility or liability for how the workshop participants man use any information or techniques thought during my 1:1 mentoring sessions.


Renaye McLachlan Photography also accepts no liability or variation of results when the techniques and advice is applied to any given scenario but the student.


Any notes given by Renaye McLachlan Photography are not to be copied or sold and remain the intellectual property of Renaye McLachlan Photography


Posing during the sessions will be done solely by Renaye McLachlan. Renaye McLachlan is fully responsible for the babies modelling during the session.


I agree that I will not use any of the information obtained at the workshop to start my own workshops or mentoring within 1 year of the session. Nor will I pass on specific details and information that Renaye McLachlan has openly shared.


I agree that any photographs I take at the workshop remain the copyright of Renaye McLachlan Photography; and that I may use a small portion of photographs Facebook page or blog but I must credit Renaye McLachlan Photography and link to the Renaye McLachlan Photography Facebook page.on  my

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