Are you ready to take your newborn photography to the next level?  Enroll in a Mentor Session with Katie Anderson Photography and learn what you need to get the best newborn images possible!

Newborn photography is a true specialty.  It has challenges and nuances distinct from a from a child or family session, and I want to show you how to achieve an ideal environment, pose, and more to get that stunning photograph!  I will walk you through a newborn session from beginning to end.

In this all day class with two models we will cover:

  • setting up for the session
  • how to prep the parents
  • camera settings
  • posing
  • wrapping
  • soothing techniques
  • mastering natural light
  • camera angles
  • workflow
  • editing

All of the images that you take during the class you will be able to use for your portfolio.

storyboard001photos courtesy Susanne Ashby Photography

Katie is the baby whisperer!! I attended a mentoring session with Katie and after having almost six years of experience photographing newborns myself, I wasn’t sure how much new knowledge I would gain from the experience. I was so wrong and learned tons from her! She is the master at calming newborns and it was great to see how she does it. She’s also brilliant throughout the entire process from working with clients (and their sweet newborn babies) to composition to editing. If you’re thinking about booking a photo shoot with her or debating about doing a mentor session, I highly recommend!! – Susanne A.


photo courtesy Shanna Chess Photography


One Day Workshop | Saturday March 19, 2016

Location: Salem, OR

Tuition: $1300

Registration: $500 is due at enrollment to reserve your seat and is non-refundable.  The remaining balance will be due no later than 1 week before class.  This class is limited to 3 attendees.

Class Itinerary:

9:00am Arrival
9:00 – 10:00 Introductions, Set-Up, Prepping the Parents
10:00 – 12:00 Model #1
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 Set-Up for 2nd Baby
1:30 – 3:30 Model #2
3:30 – 5:00 Editing, Workflow, Questions

Not only is Katie an amazing photographer, she is also an excellent teacher and mentor. I had the privilege of spending the day with Katie for a newborn mentoring session, and am so glad I did! She is so great with the babies. And so patient with a new newborn photographer! I would highly recommend for both mentoring and newborn photography! -Lindsay M.


One-on-One or One-on-Two Mentoring Session in Salem, OR

Location: Katie’s downtown studio in Salem, OR (applicants living and shooting within a 60 mile radius of Salem, OR are not eligible for this class)

One-on-One Tuition: $1800

One-on-Two Tuition: $1500 each (have a friend sign up with you and lower your cost!)

Registration: $500 is due at booking and is non-refundable.  The remaining balance will be due 10 days before class.


Applicable to All Mentoring Sessions and Workshops

Food: Drinks, Snacks, and Lunch will be provided.

Class Requirements:  DSLR camera with prime lens (Katie uses a 50mm/1.4 for most of her newborn sessions), and a macro lens is optional.  You should be very comfortable photographing in manual mode and know your camera well.

Please be advised workshop hosts and attendees may not currently teach newborn mentoring and must agree to not teach their own newborn mentoring for 12 months from workshop date.


Dates available?  Email me! – We’ll find a date that works for both of us.

Interested in attending a workshop for free?  In exchange for a complimentary workshop seat you agree to host a workshop at your studio with natural light, 2 newborn models, access to bean bag and props.  Please email me if you’d like to apply to host!


Photos courtesy Magic Moments Photography

I recently attended a newborn workshop put on by Katie and definitely feel it was well worth the time and money! She is a wonderful photographer and so nice to work with. I would highly recommend her workshop!! -Heidi D.

Contact Me to book your mentoring session!