Improve your skills
(and your confidence!)

Feeling stuck or just looking for a bit of inspiration? With our online retreats and classes, you can learn from the comfort of home (and watch the videos as much as you need to!)

Over 8,400 students have already joined us.  Will you be next?

11 classes + retreats
58 teachers
8453 students

Belly, Baby + Beyond Photography Conference

*note*
This is not hosted by The Milky Way, but Lisa is excited to be one of the speakers for this in-person event May 5-7th, 2017.

Click here to see the teacher line-up + registration details

2017 Newborn Retreat

Learn from 23 of the industry's top newborn photographers!
From wrapping, posing, styling, and editing, your newborn work will be elevated!!

Click here to see the teacher line-up + get instant access

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Online Classes

Looking for step-by-step instruction on studio lighting, newborn posing, or editing?
All of our classes come with lifetime access and a 100% money-back guarantee.  If you are looking to shorten the learning curve when it comes to studio lighting and newborn posing, you are in the right place!  All videos are recorded so you can watch when it works for YOUR schedule!

Family Retreat

      In this e-course, you will learn…

      • what equipment you need for studio photography (and what you can get by without)
      • how to set up different lighting styles for newborn, maternity and child sessions
      • how to create ‘natural light’ results using studio lighting

      Get INSTANT access!  Click here for class info


      Family Retreat

        Beyond the Beanbag: complete guide to newborn posing

        In this e-course, you will learn…

          • how to create poses parents love (and are willing to pay top dollar for)
          • how to incorporate props in a tasteful (and safe) way
          • how to successfully pose multiples and siblings

          Ready to rock your newborn sessions? Click here for info

            Sweet Expectations: a maternity posing + lighting guide (with videos!)

            In this eguide (with videos!), I'll share my favourite posing and lighting techniques to make your client look amazing. 

            We’ll walk you through the posing flow I use in my studio sessions, show lighting diagrams for set ups I most commonly use and post-processing tips for the ever-so-requested ‘dream lighting.’ 

            Posing with fabric, semi-nude + nudes covered, along with posing with couples and children. Learn how to avoid ‘tree trunk’ legs, banana hands, and unflattering angles.

            $189 USD  SALE: $99 USD

              Get INSTANT access to guide + videos

                5 Days to Photoshop (NEW!)

                The thing is, Photoshop can be your best friend...OR it can completely overwhelm you - especially when you are first getting started.

                From knowing how to set up your work-space, to figuring out what editing tool actually does what, to understanding how to effectively use layer masks (and blending modes), it can be incredibly confusing. But it doesn't have to be that way.

                $149 USD  SALE: $69 USD

                  Click here for class info

                    The Delicate Workflow
                    (for Photoshop + ACR)

                    Shorten your editing time with this workflow set for ACR + Photoshop. Perfect for newborn and family sessions, this set is easy to tweak to match your style.

                    5 ACR presets, 10 ACR brushes and 10 Photoshop Actions designed to set you free.
                    You don't need 400 actions.  You just need ones that work.

                    $99 USD  SALE: $49 USD


                    Take a class. Give a class.

                    For every student who signs up for one of our online classes, we will fund a month of schooling for a child. So, when take a class with us, you’re not only learning something new…you are helping one of these children learn something new too. And we think that’s pretty darn awesome!

                    Learn more.