Newborn Mentoring | Nashville, Tennessee Newborn Posing Workshops

Jennie (along with Heather Solima) offers 2 on 1 mentoring in our studio in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. It includes a comprehensive and intense learning experience with 1  or 2 newborn models, depending on your package choice. Hands on posing is also an option. We will cover camera settings, metering, white balance and how to get the perfect exposure and best image in camera. We will show you how to  perfect your posing, how to effectively transition babies, soothing techniques and how to communicate with parents.  This is the perfect mentorship for photographers who want to provide beautiful images for their newborn clients.  We will also go over editing, starting with how to get a nice clean edit, and how to achieve that Dreamy Newborn Look.  Editing will be focused on newborns, but the basic principles apply to all forms of portrait photography.  You are also able to take photos during the workshop to use in your portfolio!

Registration | Please email to inquire about registering.


The Content | During your mentorship we will go over workflow, perfect lighting with natural light, metering, white balance, exposure, camera settings, and our personal preferences.  We will show you newborn posing, transitioning, as well as soothing techniques and how to work with parents. We will go over, in detail, how to edit newborns and how to achieve that dreamy skin tone.   We will also go over instruction covering mommy/newborn and daddy/newborn posing.  With two instructors, you will have plenty of opportunities to ask any questions:)

The Requirements | Before attending, you should have a DSLR camera that you’re familiar with, including how to use it in manual mode.  You should have some understanding of aperture, ISO, and shutter speed,  though we will go over our settings.  We both shoot using Canon 5D Mark III’s, and 50mm lenses.  Because all cameras are different, we suggest bringing your manual along with your memory cards, batteries, and charger.  Laptop and macro are optional.  You should also be familiar with basic Photoshop tools.  Once your deposit has been made you will receive email communication with many more details.



“In November of 2011, I had the privilege to book a 2-day mentor session with Jennie. At that time I had only photographed a few newborns and knew I needed someone with skill and a style I liked to show me the ropes. Not only does Jennie teach you how to pose newborns safely and with ease when moving from pose to pose – she also gave me the confidence I needed to handle such precious little ones. Day 1 was all about observing and understanding different techniques while shooting a newborn in her fabulous natural light studio. Day 2 is a lot more hands on – Jennie allowed me to take control of the newborn model’s session and would only step in if she thought I needed help. She also took time during the 2 days to discuss SEO, Branding, workflow, and editing tips that have helped me expand my business. I highly recommend Jennie as your potential mentor. Her passion for newborns and dedication to health of both mother and child is apparent by reading her blog and talking to her over a nice lunch!” ~ Julie Barber Neill


“When I launched my business in 2011 I had only photographed a handful of newborns but knew early on that it would quickly develop into my passion.  I was determined to be successful at it and wanted to focus on “perfecting” it.  In March 2012 I had the pleasure of mentoring with Jennie and I believe that it is the greatest decision I have made in my photography career.  Jennie not only taught me the ins and outs on everything there is to know about newborn photography, from prepping, posing, soothing, lighting, workflow, business building, marketing, etc., she also helped me find the confidence to carry on my dream of being a newborn artist and a successful business owner. If you are wondering if the cost is worth it, the answer is YES!  If you want to stand out from the rest and take your newborn work and business to the next level, this is an investment that will help you do so and will help skyrocket your business.  You will not regret it!” ~ Sarah A.

“When I first booked a workshop with Jennie and Heather, I was overwhelmed with anxiousness.  I was excited to learn and grow and become a better photographer, but I was also TERRIFIED that none of that would happen at all.  I was worried that it wouldn’t be worth my time and expenses… but those worries couldn’t have been more wrong.

Working with Jennie and Heather was worth every penny and every minute of driving (eight hours). They are both great teachers, willing to answer absolutely any question I had.  Jennie taught me how to pose and work the baby and Heather taught me post processing.  I was amazed at how dedicated they were to help me.  Throughout the day, I needed some camera technical help and since I shoot Nikon, they couldn’t give me immediate help, but Heather spent a lot of time googling to help me fix what I needed.  They are not only great teachers, but they are just all-around great people.  I enjoyed simply spending time with them almost as much as I enjoyed learning so many new things.
I truly cannot say enough good things about Jennie and Heather! I can’t thank them enough!”
~ Taylor Elchert
“I cannot thank Jennie enough for the time she spent teaching me. She is such a great teacher, too! I chose to do a 1:1 mentorship with Jennie with 2 newborns so that I could get as much experience and feedback as possible. Jennie was really hands-on and very detailed during the entire process. She explained everything from how she handles clients when they walk into her studio, both calm and nervous moms/dads, to difficult babies, soothing techniques, what NOT to do, transitioning, and the list goes on! She is an open book which is not something you get with all photographers. Any questions I had, she gladly answered. And, I got to pose the second newborn. Again, not something you get with all workshops. When I had trouble, she didn’t just take over. She would put her hand over mine and guide it to show me the correct technique. That makes an outstanding teacher! I also loved that we didn’t just talk shop. We spoke openly about our kids, our love for TOMS shoes, and food.After our posing part was up, I got to spend some time with Heather from June Star Photography discussing processing. This has helped me tremendously speed up my work flow. Heather has so many tips and tricks up her sleeves (and is hilarious)! She and Jennie process the same way, and I just love their styles!I honestly cannot express my love for these ladies enough and how much they’ve helped me. They are two of the greatest women you’ll meet in the photography world who are kind enough to share their secrets.”

Heather Stockett
HCS Photography

March 9-10 – FULL
March 16-17 – FULL
March 23-24 – FULL
April 20-12 FULL
April 27-28 FULL
May – FULL
June – FULL
July – Available


  • Suri Moonesinghe - Hi,
    I am a new photographer, I want to learn more about newborn phtos, including editing from someone who really knows it. Is there a workshop you do ?
    thank you

  • DEE MANNING - Im interested in the 2 day Hands on Workshop is this only certain times or can I schuedule one at anytime?

  • Jennie - We offer these whenever is convenient – most any weekend works. I will email you!

  • Caitlin Smith - Hello. I am interested in your newborn mentoring programs, either in person or online. Can you please provide me with more information on these? Thanks so much.

  • Amber Jasso - I would like to schedule a newborn mentoring session! What is your availability?

  • Abby Phillips - I would love to learn more about this opportunity, when is it offered/ price ?

  • Alicia Parker - I am new in newborn photography and would like to learn more about posing and workflow

  • melody coarsey - Hi! I was inquiring about cost, amount of deposit due & availability for a mentoring experience. Thank you!!! 😉 I know I have gone as far as I can on my own & need help to go further.

  • Lisa Hollandsworth - please send me the info on this class that you are offering and the price . I am very interested in your classes
    thank you Lisa

  • kim sharman - how much is the newborn workshop

  • Meg Marhofer - Would love some pricing info sent to me.

  • Brenda Gembarski - Hi, I would love information on your 2 day workshop please. My friend and I would love to attend your next one.
    Thank you,
    Brenda Gembarski

  • Kelly - Hello, I was wondering when your workshops were offered and what the cost is? I am photographer who recently joined a business in November and I don’t have very much experience with photographing newborns and babies. I just graduated back in May with a B.A in Art and focus in photography. So all the experience and tips I could get would be great. You can email at Thanks

    Kelly Bolton

  • Robyn - Hello. I am interested in your newborn mentoring programs, either in person or online. Can you please provide me with more information on these? Thanks so much.

  • Anita - I’m going to be close to your area, March 17,18,&19 would love to do the newborn workshop. need your address, your pricing, and if I can get in those days? Thx Anita
    I use a Nikon D300, and have never done newborns. But, plan on starting. I’m very excited to hear more from you.

  • Miranda - Would love more information about your mentoring, thank you!

  • Rada Cannon - what are your mentoring rates and how can i sign up?

  • Tammie - Interested in newborn workshop

  • Brittany Richey - Looking at your JULY openings? What is the exact date and cost?

  • kristen - I LOVE your work. I follow it all the time. I do newborn photography but I am only part time. If you dont do it, you lose it – right? Please send me mentoring workshop rates and 1 on 1 rates.

    Thanks so much!

  • Elena Schaepherders - Hi,

    I’m a Belgian photographer and I recently started with photographing newborns. I haven’t followed any education considering photography. I actually graduated in communication, but photography has always been my passion.

    To improve my skills, I was searching the internet to find a good newborn-photographer in Belgium, but without any luck. It turns out that the BEST photographers are all living in the states 🙂

    So now I was wondering wheter you have some tips you can give me online? Or can I follow an online workshop?
    Most of the time I photograph with studiolight, not with natural light. So I am actually looking for some editing tips because I don’t really know yet how to handle photoshop. (except editing levels and colorcurves…)

    Thx a lot!

    Kind regards,
    Elena Schaepherders

  • Iris Hernandez - I am a part time photographer right now looking to learn more about newborns! Could you please send me some info about up coming workshops and pricing please! thank you so much!!!


  • Lauren Cheatham - I was wondering when your workshops were offered and what are the costs?

  • Amber - Please email me info on your mentoring prices. Thanks!

  • julie Metcalfe - When do you have available dates for newborn mentoring and Pricing?

  • Rhonda Rogers - Hi,
    Do you have an workshop for October 2014?


  • Jennie - Hi Rhonda! Im not currently offering any mentoring or workshops 😀

  • Lori Probst - Hello,
    I am requesting information on 2:1 Newborn mentoring. I live in the Saint Louis area and due to non-compete clauses, I can not mentor in this region. I am not a new photographer. I love photographing landscape, birds and macro however I feel that I am being drawn to Newborn Photography. I have read and learned on my own however as with landscape, I would love to have professional assistance to develop my growth and hopefully make this a professional move.
    I currently use Lightroom and Photoshop CC and have taken many months of continuing education classes in both at a nearby community college.
    I am interested in hands on posing with a newborn and learning the business aspect. Please inform me of opportunities you have available in the future and you fee.

    Lori Probst

  • Deise - please let me know of coming newborn workshop.
    Thank you

  • Deise Harner - Please let me know of upcoming worshops as well as prices . Thank you

  • Taylor - What is the cost & location on your July workshop

  • Jennifer Kenney - Could you send me more information on the workshops. (location/cost) I’m a postpartum doula who would like to start offering newborn packages also.


  • Jennifer - Hi there! I am interested in one of your workshops. Could you send me more information and availability?

    Thanks! Jennifer Hedgepath

  • Shauna Webb - Hello, I’m interested in a workshop for newborns. I went to college and finished with my associates degree in photography but need a little more focus on newborns. Thanks

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