Beyond the Beanbag - newborn posing with The Milky Way

You LOVE photographing newborns.

In fact, it’s your bliss.

Well, it would be (and will be!) once you can figure out how to create the images you see in your mind.

You know the pose you are trying to achieve.

You’ve watched a couple YouTube videos, scanned Pinterest for ideas…. and yet, there’s still something missing.

  • The baby doesn’t seem relaxed
  • The angle seems a bit off
  • Or, you just can’t seem to get those little back wrinkles you (and the mamas!) love.
Newborn Posing with The Milky Way

Maybe you’ve thought of going to an in-person workshop, but the price and time away from your family just won’t allow it.

Or, maybe you like to be able to watch things a few times over to fully let it sink in….allowing you the chance to practice, rewatch, practice again.

I get it.

I spent so much time being frustrated because my images just lacked….that special something.

After photographing close to 400 newborns, I’ve discovered that ‘something’ – and I can’t wait to share it with you in Beyond the Beanbag.

Best of all, you can learn in the comfort of your home, on your schedule.

Student Showcase

Without this class and Illuminate, I would have never achieved these images 3 months ago!

Now I’m able to get these poses every.single.session! Thank you a million times over!!! ~LCE Photography

Before and after from Alumni Kristy Berry

I always looked at other photographer’s work and wished I could get the results they did. I am now getting the results I have dreamed of!

~alumna Krystal Lyn Photography

In this newborn posing e-course, you’ll learn tips on posing on the beanbag, in props, with parents, siblings and multiples.  

All of the posing videos are available for you to watch on your schedule.

(you do not have to be online at a specific time).

Plus you get lifetime access and access to our private Facebook group!



NOTE: this class is not open to those who live within 275 km from Kamloops,BC

Module 1: Tips for a Smooth Session

You’ll learn everything to take care of before the session takes place to ensure a stress-free session!

  • Preparing for Session
  • Prepping Your Client
  • Safety Considerations with heating ‘tools’
  • Music + White Noise Suggestions
  • Avoiding Diaper Marks
  • Hats/Headbands + Prop pre-selection
  • The Key to Baby Safety (general tips + guidelines)
  • Secrets to Soothing
  • Dealing with Messes (you can’t avoid them…but you can make them easy to handle!)
  • The Must-Know Tips for Modest Images

Module 2: Beanbag Posing

  • Setting up your beanbag safely
  • Easy ways to modify position of bag
  • Tips on using adding posing support (no..you do not have to buy a specific posing pillow!)
  • Sweet Hands (avoid “the claws”) + lose “the grimace”
  • Behind-the-scenes footage of posing and flowing between * The Taco (folded over) * Chin on Wrists * On Tummy, Feet Tucked (and easy ways to add several wrapped looks)
  • Plus simple adjustments to get several looks from each of those poses

Module 3: Props + Composites

In this module, you’ll discover how to choose props that both look good and are safe for the baby. Plus, we’ll discuss composites, when to use them, and how to do them!

  • Easy Tips for Prop Selection
  • Easiest Ways to Stuff Safely and Beautifully
  • Setting up and Creating Composites
  • Flow of how to transition from beanbag to props (and between props)
  • Real-time footage of posing for buckets, boxes, and baskets, along with wrapping tips

Module 4: Siblings, Parents + Multiples

  • Creative (+ safe!) ways to incorporate siblings
  • Flattering Poses for the New Mama
  • Poses for New Dads
  • Extra Tips for Working with Multiples
  • Real time footage showcasing twins on beanbag, in props and with parent

Throughout the class, we’ll be showing footage of actual newborn sessions – some with voice over instruction to show you what was happening and why.

To get this level of instruction at an in-person workshop, you can easily spend $4,500 or more! (factoring in airfare, accommodation, food, transfers + the cost of the workshop!).

PLUS, with this e-course, you’ll get lifetime access – so if we update the course down the road – you’ll know!)

​A little peek at the videos in one of the 4 modules...
'The Beanbag Posing' section

​Frequently Asked Questions

When does the newborn posing course start? How long do I have to complete it?

This is a self-guided class - you will get instant access as soon as you sign up!  (you also are able to download all the components so technically, you have it for LIFE!)

Do I need to use natural or studio lighting in order to take the course?

It doesn’t matter if you use natural or studio lights…the focus is on the posing (and where the baby is in relation to the light) – the same principles apply. If you are not comfortable with getting proper exposure, you might want to first look into a lighting course (such as Illuminate)

How do I access the course materials?

After you register, you will receive a welcome email with all the info on how to get started. You'll get instant access to the videos, but will also send emails weekly to guide you through the material.

Will I receive one-on-one mentoring during this course?

You will have a chance to connect with other members in our private facebook group for other self-study students. It is not, however, a one-on-one mentoring program or include critiques with Lisa.

What is the price? And how to payment plans work? $399USD. There are also payment plan options (2 payments of 215). First payment upon registration, with next payment taken automatically in 30 days.

What currency is the price? USD. In 2014, (and beyond) we are thrilled to be working with various co-instructors and partners from around the world. As such, we’ve switched to the most widely accepted global currency – USD.

Note – your invoice will come from The Milky Way Ventures Ltd (aren’t we fancy sounding!)

Will there be tax added?

If you have the good fortune of living in Canada…yes, you will be charged GST or HST at check-out. I know tax can seem like a bummer…but think of all the amazing things we get to enjoy because of it! FREE healthcare tops our list.

If you have any further questions, please contact lisa@themilkyway.ca

Lisa & Team Milky Way