Justine is an award winning photographer specialising in newborn and maternity photography 

I offer one-to-one mentoring and small bespoke workshops for 2-3 attendees


  • Newborn photography absolute basics (you must have a good working knowledge of your camera)

  • Newborn physiology and safety precautions

  • Equipment and lenses, including natural and studio lighting

  • Session workflow (in home or in studio)

  • Choosing, setting up  and styling some simple props

  • Simple beanbag poses 

  • Family photos

  • Finding clients

  • Pricing choices

  • Administration  and client care workflows and processes

  • Social media basics

  • Follow up one hour zoom session

  • mentored - $1000                workshop attendee - $800

Beyond the basics

  • You may have already started photographing clients professionally but are in need of practical advice.

  • I can include any of the beginners topics

  • Creating sessions that sell

  • Setups full of magic and delighting your clients

  • Finding your niche 

  • Planning your studio / transportable studio to avoid costly mistakes

  • Discussion of your current problem areas

  • Making the move to studio lighting - equipment choices

  • The top two inches - dealing with imposter syndrome - what is holding you back?

  • Advice on your current marketing and branding

  • Follow up one hour zoom session

  • mentored - $1000                workshop attendee - $800             

My studio is in Taieri Mouth,  35 minutes south of Dunedin.

Workshops or mentoring take place over a day (9-5) and include a Newborn session and a Maternity session (these can be altered according to your needs), lunch and morning/afternoon tea, and notes.

Students must live and work a minimum of 150kms from Taieri Mouth, there is a 2 year restraint of trade contract which applies to any student moving into my area.

Students are invited to join a members only Facebook group to receive ongoing support and advice.