Newborn Mentoring & Workshops
I don't just want to show you some stuff and send you on your way. I want you to actually learn and improve. This is why I decided to only offer 1:1 classes in my studio- so you receive the personal attention and practice you need to learn. It took me a long time to develop my workflow and consistency with my posing. I'm 100% self-taught and it's taken me almost 8 years of professional photography to get to this point. I wasted a lot of time and money just trying to figure stuff out on my own. Time and money that would have been much better spent learning from someone else. Don't do what I did. Hire a mentor. You won't regret it! Fill out your registration form here.
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Perfect Pose 1:1 Mentoring in Calgary AB
Perfect Pose hands-on mentoring has been designed to focus on helping you achieve flawless posing, an efficient posing flow, styling, wrapping, prop posing, calming/soothing, getting variety with difficult babies and more! You'll have the opportunity to watch a full session and then go through all the poses on your own (with my assistance if needed) and you can shoot each pose for your own portfolio. Classes take place in my SE Calgary (Alberta) studio. I shoot with a strobe but since the class is posing based, natural light photographers are welcome. Classes are available Saturday, Sunday and the occasional Monday or Friday. The start time is 9:00am and it will run until approximately 6:00pm, with an hour break for lunch. Snacks, drinks, and lunch will be provided for all classes. You'll also take home a swag bag full of beautiful props from some amazing vendors including Tiny Tot Prop Shop, Maple Cottage Props, Dear Felicity, Charlotte's Web, and more! I include a posing guide and you'll have access to a private online group for continued support after your class.
A Perfect Pose mentoring class is best for a professional photographer who already has some experience photographing newborns. You should have a full frame DSLR and a good understanding of shooting in manual mode as I won't be teaching camera use. I'm happy to share the settings I use though! I recommend bringing either a 50mm or 35mm prime lens (or both), extra memory cards, batteries/charger and a notebook/pen. To register for Perfect Pose Newborn Mentoring, you must live and work a minimum distance of 300 kms from Calgary AB. The retainer is 50% of all your classes combined. The balance is due two weeks before the class. Fill out your registration form here.
"I went to a 2 day 1:1 mentoring program with Hailey. I would highly recommend her as a teacher. She is very talented at what she does and is a world of information within this industry. She gets beautiful results!! Not only was she very talented at handling and posing babies, she is extremely experienced on the business side of things. She went through her entire process with me from start to end. I learned so much and have a great mentor to refer back to if ever I need! Thanks so much Hailey for a great weekend and sharing your talent with me!"
All The Basics Business Class
The optional All The Basics business class is available to all 1:1 mentoring students and will be scheduled for the day after the posing class. It covers editing, in-person sales, pricing for profit, selling products, marketing, portfolio critique, and other business topics. The editing portion will cover Lightroom process, Photoshop process, workflow, using my actions, and you'll even receive your own set ($50 CAN value). You should be somewhat experienced using Photoshop for day 2. You will calculate your CODB (cost of doing business) and we'll analyze your price list to ensure your business will be profitable. I can help you with setting up your pricing and transitioning to IPS after the class is finished if you need additional help. If attending this class, I suggest bringing a laptop so you can follow along and practice. Please bring your price list and if you currently sell products, and also bring your list of COGs (costs of goods). If you haven't calculated this, it's homework prior to the class!
Perfect Practice Posing Refresher
The Perfect Practice refresher posing class is a half day class designed to give you a bit of extra practice and to help solidify what you've learned. You will run the session with a model baby and I'll assist where needed. It can be taken the day after the posing or business class, or at a later date. I highly recommend taking the refresher!
Sneak Peek Workshops
Do you want to host a workshop? If you're in the US or Canada and available July or August 2018, contact me!
Sneak Peek full day workshops take place in a host studio in another province or state. Workshops will have between 5-8 attendees (including the host). You will watch me shoot two full sessions on the beanbag and one or two props, with parent posing. Attendees do not handle the babies, except to assist with soothing and posing. If you'd like more personal attention or hands-on practice, I recommend scheduling a Perfect Practice Refresher for the day after the workshop. You can use all photos taken for your portfolio. Attendees receive a prop swag bag, lunch/snacks/drinks, a posing guide, and a private online group for continued support. The $400 CAN retainer is taken at booking. The balance is due one month prior to the class for all workshops.
A Perfect Practice refresher class may be scheduled the day following a workshop for two attendees to practice posing on their own. It's a half Day posing class designed to give you some practice and to help solidify what you've learned. You will run the session with a model baby and I'll assist where needed.
Sneak Peek Workshop $800 CAN / Perfect Practice Refresher $500 (if 1 attendee) $400 CAN (if 2 attendees)
To book a workshop or mentoring class, or to obtain additional information, please contact me here.
"I had a 3 day - 1:1 newborn workshop with Hailey. I'm super thankful to her for sharing her talent with me, for her patience and for all her valuable tips! I learned so much during those 3 days. If you are a newborn photographer and want to take your business to the next level... definitely invest in a workshop with Hailey!"
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