Newborn Photography 1:1| Mentoring

 One on one mentoring allows you to learn all about NATURAL OR STUDIO lighting, camera settings, custom white balance for best skin tones, exposure and how to get the best image Straight out of Camera as well as how I typically shoot a newborn session from start to finish in a very stripped down, intimate setting. I will help you learn how to achieve my dreamy, natural light techniques or moody studio light techniques. I will cover my initial setup process including session prep, creating natural and organic styling methods, custom white balance, the use of angles and creating depth through the use of shadows, how to safely pose newborns and to refine and perfect each little finger, wrapping techniques, soothing, and parent prep.

I will walk you through my step-by-step editing process and show you just how easy it is to achieve that soft, natural, and dreamy look. I will also briefly discuss marketing and pre-booking techniques used to create the best and most informed newborn experience for the client as possible. Each 1:1 is specifically tailored to your needs – no session is the same!

Approximately one hour of post process in Camera Raw and Photoshop will be covered unless more is desired!
You will be able to use all and the images you take for your portfolio.

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Each 1:1 session will take place in my natural light studio in Scottsbluff, Nebraska! I do have an assistant that I have on hand for our first day together! On day one, we spend a good 8 hours posing, shooting, editing, and learning! I generally have 3-4 newborns in the studio on day one for us to cuddle with – this will also ensure that there is not down time if we have a fussy baby! Breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages are provided (and dinner if you’re game!:) – NO STRESS, just come comfy and ready to learn!

Day two, I offer hands on learning should you desire – I am YOUR assistant today – we will refresh on anything you are uncertain about from the previous day to ensure that you are getting the most out of your time with me! Once your session is complete, you will be added to a Facebook support group with each of my other attendees for continued and ongoing love and support! We are connected for life – I want to see you take over the world!! All we need is a date!

I like to schedule freely throughout the year as well as set a few specific dates initially to help you ‘see’ what is available. The first of the year is the perfect time to get your education in before busy season arrives! I schedule 1:1’s either M-T or Th-F – other than that, there are no restrictions! We will both work together to figure out a date that works great for the both of us!!

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WHAT YOU NEED TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SIGN UP:

  • Basic Knowledge of Photoshop.
  • You must own and understand a DSLR camera, are comfortable shooting in Manual Mode and have basic knowledge of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings.
  • I recommend either 35mm or 50mm lens – you may also bring a macro lens if you have one and we can work on those up-close, detail shots.
  • You do not need a computer, but are welcome to bring a laptop if you would like to work along side me while we demonstrate Post Processing.

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COST & RESTRICTIONS:

Bring a Friend 2:1

  • Total cost for 1 day 2:1 – approximately 8 hours = $1,400 per person
  • Total cost for 1.5 day 2:1 – approximately 12 hours (hands on) = $1,800 per person

Undivided Attention 1:1

  • Total cost for 1 day 1:1 – approximately 8 hours = $1,800
  • Total cost for 1.5 day 1:1 – approximately 12 hours (hands on) = $2,200
  • $600 deposit due to secure a date | non-refundable

Due to the knowledge that is shared within a mentoring session, there is a 150 mile radius restriction from area code 69361. Those within that radius are not permitted to register for a 1:1 session. Also, a 1-year, non-compete clause will need to be signed before 1:1 will take place. In the event that YOU want to teach in the future, this ensures you take what you learn, make it your own, and grow before teaching others yourself!

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READY TO BOOK?

I absolutely cannot WAIT to meet you! This is more than just a mentoring session – it is where you and I learn about each other and develop what, I hope, is a very long friendship! If you are ready to sign up, please visit www.nicolesmithphotography.bigcartel.com to secure your deposit OR email me at nicole@nicolesmithphotography.com and I will send you the necessary proposal and forms to get things rolling!  If you have any questions or concerns, whatsoever, please do NOT hesitate to ask!!

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REVIEWS:

I have had the pleasure of working with some incredible ladies – they have also been kind enough to SHOW me their progress and say a few words. Please feel free to click on each link to see the review! Thank you again for considering me to help you in your photographer journey!

Shara Bachman of Bachmanville Photography

Ashley Campbell Photography

Shawna Louise Photography

Captured by Clay Photography

DULCE BABY Photography

 

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HOTEL, FLIGHTS, & OTHER INFO:

You will fly into Denver International Airport and do 1 of 2 things. Your first option is to schedule a connect flight directly to Scottsbluff, NE via Great Lakes Airlines. This flight is about 40 minutes in a plane that holds approximately 30 seats. It is quite small; however, I have flown this flight many times and it is very pleasant! If you are not a fan of smaller planes, you can rent a car in Denver and then drive to me. The drive is approximately 3 hours to Scottsbluff.

Holiday Inn Express:
http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/scottsbluff/bffne/hoteldetail

Hampton Inn:
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/nebraska/hampton-inn-and-suites-scottsbluff-conference-center-BFFNEHX/accommodations/index.html

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott:
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bfffi-fairfield-inn-and-suites-scottsbluff/

Should you need a ride to and from the airport or hotel, I am happy to pick you up. My town is quite small and so driving distance to the studio is not far at all!

 

 

 

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