Education + Inspiration

for Newborn + Family Photographers

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Hello lovely!

I'm Lisa

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!

Online Retreats

Learn from multiple instructors

All from the comfort of home!

2024 Family Retreat

Elevate your family sessions

2024 Retreat Experiences

Past Retreat Video Collections

Online Classes

On-demand learning

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!).

Online Workshops

beginner + budget friendly

Newborn Posing Workshop

Learn the most popular newborn beanbag poses from the comfort of home.

Natural Light Newborns

Learn exactly where to position your newborns when using natural light in this video workshop.

Sweet Expectations

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!

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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!

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Prep Guide Bundle

Buy both customizable prep guide templates for newborn + family sessions to save time + money!
Regular: $118 USD

Sweet Baby Love Presets

It includes 6 of the most common presets I use for my own newborn sessions.

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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