1:1 Private Mentoring

“…I want you to leave the day feeling inspired and confident!”

Thank you for your interest in a 1:1 newborn photography mentoring session. Whether you are relatively new to newborn photography or an experienced photographer looking to enhance your skills, 1:1 mentoring can be a valuable investment for your photography business.

A lot of my own learning within the industry has been through both 1:1 mentoring as well as group workshops with a number of award winning Australian and International newborn photographers. I hold a Certificate IV and Diploma of Photoimaging and for the past 5 years, have managed my own successful photography business in which I have been specialising in newborn and maternity portraiture.

1:1 MENTORING | For more information and to book your 1:1 mentoring session

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The investment for a 1:1 mentoring session is $1800.

A non-refundable deposit of $600 secures you a date in my diary and the balance is paid in two instalments – $600 is payable 60 days prior to the session with the remaining $600 payable 30 days prior to the mentoring session.

*** Please note that I only accept photographers living outside of a 150km exclusion zone from my studio address in Sale, Gippsland.

Why attend a mentoring session?

Participating in a mentoring session is an excellent way to gain the knowledge and ‘know how’ from experienced professionals in the industry and in turn, will help you enrich your skill set on your path to running a successful photography business.

What will I learn?

My 1:1 newborn photography mentoring sessions take place in my dedicated and purpose built home studio in Sale, Gippsland. During the session we cover everything from achieving the best image straight out of camera, studio lighting, camera settings and angles to the art of posing and wrapping, soothing, newborn safety and the use of props. We will also cover post- production in Photoshop. You will be able to use all of the images you take on the day within your own portfolio with mention of Leanne Curtis Newborn Photography on social media.

My objective for your mentoring session, is to customise the session to suit your current experience and abilities as a newborn photographer. I want you to leave the day feeling inspired and confident!

How the day unfolds…

The day commences around 9.30am once you arrive at the Studio, where we will sit down for a quick overview of the day ahead. Our newborn model is scheduled to arrive around 10am and this is when the fun begins! You will observe me in my typical workflow during a newborn session. Throughout the day we will cover positioning the baby on the flokati, posing beanbag shots as well as some prop set-ups where there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions along the way. You will also have the opportunity to capture your own images of each set-up and I will coach you in camera angles, exposure and getting multiple images from one set-up for your client gallery. We usually finish working with our model around 1.30pm, followed by a light lunch and refreshments of which are provided as part of the monitoring fee.

After lunch, we then download the files from the session where I will run through my typical editing process in ACR Bridge and Photoshop. We usually work on 2-3 images from the session to show the general editing workflow on a number of different shots.

The day concludes around 4pm but your support from me does not necessarily end here. I offer continued support and am available to answer any questions you may have or if you just need me to refresh you on anything that we covered during that day, I am willing to help. You will also be added to a private Facebook group with all past attendees.


You will need a basic knowledge of Photoshop, you must own and understand DSLR camera usage and be comfortable shooting in Manual Mode; plus have a basic knowledge of aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. I use a 24-70mm lens but also recommend a 50 or 35mm lens.

Feel free to contact me if you require any additional information or if you would like to book a newborn mentoring session with me.