Learn with The Milky Way - The Milky Way - a photographer's resource

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 14,230 students have already joined us.  Will you be next?

Online Retreats + Video Collections

NEW!  2019 {online} Family Retreat
On sale now! - click here for info!

Learn from multiple instructors from the comfort of home - enjoy instant access to the videos!

Online Classes


(NEW!) Newborn Essentials Masterclass

Over 10 hours of instruction on how to safely pose, style, shoot and edit your natural-light newborn sessions so you can confidently create beautiful images and start charging what you're worth.  

On sale now!

Studio Lighting for Newborns

Take the guesswork out of your studio lighting for newborn sessions and get back to focusing on perfecting your posing and putting your clients at ease.  

In this online class, I'll show you EXACTLY where to place the light for every.single.newborn. pose.

And I'll guide you through my recommended gear list and show you how to use it
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NEW!  Holiday Mini-Session Masterclass!

In this 100% online masterclass, I'll guide you through my entire process on how I book, style, shoot and edit my holiday sessions (while keeping my sanity!

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Illuminate: Studio Lighting for Beginners

Newborn studio lighting, maternity lighting, family lighting....you'll feel confident with it all!

What you will soon discover is that light is light...and once you understand a few key principles, you'll be able to set up your studio lighting with confidence regardless of the type of session you are shooting! 

In this beginner-friendly class, you'll be loving your lights in no time!
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High-key Workshop with GlowPortraits

High-Key Maternity with GLOW portraits

All of our online classes come with lifetime access* and a 100% money-back guarantee. And all videos are recorded so you can watch when it works for YOUR schedule! 
(Please note: this applies to our CLASSES only.  Retreat tickets are non-refundable.Our retreats are available to view online for one year after release date, but can be downloaded for lifetime access. )

*as long as the class is continued to be offered, you will have access to the videos online, along with any updates.  When classes are retired, they will no longer be available online - but you have the ability to download all the videos so you have them for life.

E-guides + tutorials 

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

    A maternity posing + lighting guide to help you guide your mamas to create maternity portraits they'll love!

    Get instant access ($199 USD sale: $99)

    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!

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