From beautiful Gainesville, Virginia

Are you looking to gain more confidence or strengthen your skill photographing newborns? Do you want to add birth photography into your portfolio but don’t know where to start? Maybe you are worried about connecting with new mothers if you aren’t one yourself. Or perhaps you find yourself frustrated when you arrive at a session and your clients aren’t ready. 

As a former teacher, with over 15 years of photographing families in all areas of motherhood: Births, Fresh 48, in-home newborn, studio newborn, both in-home and studio maternity, as well as on-location family sessions, I am ready to help you learn. 

Maybe this is you?

become the photographer you were made to be

The Fount Collective

Best Friends for Frosting

Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy

Project Nursery

Boundary Stone Nursery

and more!

The Bump

Grey Likes Baby

Style Me Pretty Living


One-on-one mentoring is the best way to ensure your questions are answered and you walk away with the skills needed to elevate your photography business. Together we will focus on the specific areas in your business that need the most attention. Mentoring is an intimate and supportive experience, one that allows me to teach you everything I have learned over the last 15 years of working with families and photographers. We will have fun, and learn together in a relaxed environment. Most importantly you will leave with the confidence to work with your dream clients, produce beautiful images that will grace the walls of your client’s homes, and leave them raving about your work! 


did you know that birth photography is one of the fastest-growing photography trends in the world?


Shooting, lighting styles and editing your images
Posing & workflow
Marketing, Business management and budgeting
Client experience, communication, and elevating your brand 
Blogging Tips
Studio Setup
Shooting in Hospitals
Working with Birth Professionals
Tips for toddlers
Building a studio wardrobe 
Soothing newborns 

Typically we cover:

Each mentoring session starts with a detailed Q&A to make sure your most pressing questions are answered. 

Mentoring with Emily




In-person mentoring takes place in my studio or at your favorite local coffee shop. They are available at an hourly rate or in a 4-hour package. Packages are ideal for photographers who wish to have hands-on experience with a model of their choice: newborn, newborn + family, maternity, etc. 

Online mentoring is perfect for the photographer who lives outside the DC metropolitan area but still wants to improve their client experience, grow their brand, and break into new markets. Opportunities to watch me pose and direct are available during these sessions as well. Hourly packages are recommended based on topics you select to have covered during our time together. 

Online or In-Person Mentoring Sessions

Okay, so you want in! Here are some of the ways to work with me. 

"Mentoring with Emily was incredible! If you are wanting to get into newborn photography or want to learn how you can improve and grow your business I 100% recommend working with her. Emily is so generous with her knowledge and will share anything and everything you want to know. She has grown a thriving newborn business with loyal customers and she will teach you how to do the same!"

-Laura Nockett of Precious Little Sprinkles Photography


“Emily has served as my mentor in the photography business since 2016 and to this day she continues to inspire me. With just one mentor session in, Emily proved to be the sounding board I truly needed. She provided education, constructive feedback, and concrete direction when it came to getting a business license, attracting your ideal client, social media, workflow, editing tools, equipment, etc. You name it! Every question I had, she so graciously answered. I am incredibly grateful for her mentoring and the confidence she put within myself to kick-start my photography business. If you are on the fence about doing a mentor session with Emily, do yourself a favor and just do it! She is so incredibly talented and has such a big heart for teaching others. It has been such a great investment to my business!”

-Ashley of Ashley Lauren Photography


"Emily has provided 1:1 mentorship for me as I got my photography business off the ground and it was absolutely invaluable. Not only is she super easy to talk to and kind, but she offers such helpful advice and I know it really helped my business grow quickly. She is truly an inspiration to me in this field of work and I am forever indebted for her encouragement, guidance, and willingness to help me. I can't wait to have another mentoring session with her!"

-Alexia Ballantine of Alexia Ballantine Photography



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