Education + Inspiration
for Newborn + Family Photographers
When I got into the world of newborn + family photography, I felt really overwhelmed, frustrated and alone.
I created The Milky Way to be the friendliest, most convenient way for photographers to learn posing, lighting, editing and more
- all from the comfort of home!
From beginner-friendly workshops to inspiring online retreats, we're here to help you create art you love!
Learn from multiple instructors
All from the comfort of home!
2023 Newborn Retreat
Elevate your newborn and maternity photography with classes from 25 world-class instructors on posing, styling, lighting editing + more!
2023 Family Retreat
Sale starts May 31st.
Videos released June 7th.
Enter to win a FREE ticket!
Newborn Essentials Masterclass
Getting started with newborn posing? This is for you!
This online course includes 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.
Studio Lighting for Newborns
Take the guesswork out of your studio lighting so you can focus on your clients - NOT the back of your camera!
In this online class, I'll show you EXACTLY where to place the light for every pose and I'll guide you through my recommended gear list and show you how to use it with confidence.
Holiday Mini-Session Masterclass
Want to offer holiday sessions in your studio to boost profits and wow your clients?
In this class, I show you my entire process on how I book, style, shoot and edit my oh-so-popular (and profitable!) holiday sessions (while keeping my sanity!).
beginner + budget friendly
Natural Light Newborns
Learn exactly where to position your newborns when using natural light in this video workshop.
A maternity posing + lighting guide (with videos!) to help you guide your mamas to create maternity portraits they'll love! ($199 USD sale: $99)
Holiday Magic Editing Workshop
Discover my holiday editing magic so you can add some magic to your images too! (if you have the Holiday Masterclass, this is already included)
Guides + More!
save time + get organized
Newborn Session Prep Guide
This fully customizable prep guide template was created specifically for newborn photographers
- and is a snap to customize within CANVA.
Answering common questions like, "When should I book?" "What should we wear?" "What happens before, during and after the session?" and so much more!
Family Session Prep Guide
Create an amazing client experience with this customizable prep guide designed in CANVA for family photographers.
Answer common questions like, "What should we wear?" "What do we do about bad weather?" "What happens before, during and after the session?" and so much more!
Prep Guide Bundle
Buy both customizable prep guide templates for newborn + family sessions to save time + money!
Regular: $118 USD
The Social Fix
It's a social media toolkit + calendar created specifically for newborn and family photographers.
You can use this collection of questions, prompts, quotes, and story ideas for Facebook, Instagram, and even your email marketing!
Regular $79 USD sale: $37
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