Michelle offers 1:1 Photography Mentoring for those who are actively pursuing a career in photography. This is a great opportunity to have an open discussion and ask Michelle anything to learn what it takes to make it in the photography business.

1:1 Mentoring: $125* per hour with a 2 hour minimum.
Booking: $75 USD is due at booking and is non-refundable
Include a portrait session in your 1:1 Mentoring to learn tips and techniques with either a maternity session or a child from age 6 months to 10 years old. This is a great opportunity to build your portfolio and learn basic portrait techniques for building a strong portfolio for an additional $150.


Michelle offers 1:1 Newborn Mentoring and quarterly Newborn Workshops at her studio in Monroe, Washington {approximately 40 minutes from Seattle, WA}. During the 1:1 Newborn Mentoring and Newborn Workshop with Michelle, you will learn everything from the basics of proper lighting {using a soft box and natural light}, composition, newborn soothing, to safely posing newborns as well as build your portfolio. This is also a great opportunity to ask Michelle anything, from posing to business processes. Each attendee will also receive a copy of the Baby Safe | Newborn Posing Guide as well as her Newborn Session - What to Expect Client Guide PSD files to Customize for your clients!

1:1 Newborn Mentoring allows the attendee to have hands on learning while Michelle assists and coaches. This is a great opportunity to have an intimate learning experience.

What You Will Need:

You must own a DSLR and understand your camera. We will be shooting in Manual mode, and it will be assumed that you have a basic understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. However, Michelle will cover cover camera settings and how to capture those beautiful soft images IN camera. A basic 50mm Lens is suggested (but not required) as this is the lens that Michelle uses primarily throughout her newborn sessions along with her 100mm Macro lens {this is optional, but please bring it if you own this lens}

1:1 Newborn Mentorship Tuition: $1500* {+tax} One Day Class | 2-3 Newborn Models CLICK HERE for more information on 1:1 Newborn Mentoring.

Newborn Workshop Tuition: $995* {+tax} One Day Class | 3 Newborn Models

Registration: 50% of the tuition USD is due at booking and is non-refundable. Remaining balance is due 1-week prior to class. If you need to cancel for any reason once you have paid-in-full, your balance will be reimbursed to you.

*prices subject to change | please note that there is a 20% increase for those working or residing within 20 miles of zip code 98272

If interested in booking either your 1:1 Newborn Mentorship or Newborn Workshop, please CLICK HERE.


With the influx and excitement buzzing around newborn photography and aspiring newborn photographers entering the market every day, Michelle felt a high need to help educate and teach apsiring newborn photographers the importance of safe practices and techniques when photographing newborns. There are many different techniques and styles surrounding newborn photography. Some safe however, still many that are not

The Baby Safe | Newborn Posing Guide Booklets teach aspiring or beginner newborn photographers the importance of safe posing techniques through simple tips, tricks, and photographic illusions as well as gives detailed information on how to run a smooth newborn session.

The Baby Safe | Newborn Posing Guide comes with a 12 Page Booklet filled with information from cover to cover; along with a 20 page Flip Book of Poses and How To information. Visit the Baby Safe Website at http://www.babysafephotography.com

Booklet Content:

Safety & Confidence

Session Details

Soothe & Comfort

Posing Tips & Tricks


Post Processing

Creating Soft Images