Momento Studios, Mesa Arizona {Lizzy McMillan} » Arizona's Best Newborn & Maternity Photographer

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Lizzy McMillan: The Multiples Whisperer™ 2018 Workshop, Conference & Speaking Schedule:


February 5-9th 2018: The Milky Way {Online} Newborn + Maternity Retreat

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When my friend Lisa from the Milky Way asked me to be a part of the 2018 Newborn + Maternity Retreat, I was both humbled and excited! Lisa has cultivated an amazing group of photographers for this retreat, and you’re invited to join us to perfect your newborn and maternity photography. I am teaching my “go to” posing for newborn twins. Since it is an online retreat, you are able to join us from the comfort of your home, and re-watch the videos as needed. To learn more, or to get your ticket to the retreat, click here.


May 11, 2018: Mesa, Arizona: PPA Super 1 Day Workshop, 

Newborn Posing Flow

 

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May is jam-packed with education!

I will be taking part of a nationwide educational event by Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Called Super 1 Day, these classes occur during a two-week period in May and have been a huge success each year. Known for individual and focused attention, Super 1 Day features educational classes on diverse topics around the country, hosted by professional photographers.

Registration opens March 9th! Discover more about my Super 1 Day class, Newborn Posing Flow here

This workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about how to pose and photograph newborn babies safely, and efficiently. We will begin the class with a discussion on safety, and a demonstration using several Stand In Baby educational posing dolls. 

Next, we will have a newborn in the studio, and will work through a real newborn photography session- as I show you how to safely and efficiently transition between poses to create “newborn flow posing”. Through minimizing movement, and perfecting the posing flow process, you will be able to capture more images in a shorter amount of time.

I will answer questions and discuss safety, best practices and advice throughout the course. Sharing information about posing, safety and working with newborns is a true passion of mine. 

This workshop includes:

Safety Discussion- positional asphyxiation is a real danger!

Lighting (We will be using studio, but will discuss natural light as well)

Recommended equipment

Newborn Posing Workflow (i.e. which order to pose, to help achieve an efficient session with maximum images)

Poses covered: Tushy-up, Side lying, taco/womb, wrists on chin, prayer, froggy, Huck-Finn, potato sack, flokati, wrapped in a prop/prop, tucked in.

Wrapping demonstration

 

Professional Photographers of America (PPA), a worldwide association, exists to assist more than 30,000+ members in achieving their professional, artistic, and fraternal goals; to promote public awareness of the profession; and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history. For more information, visit PPA.com/Super1Day

REGISTRATION OPENS March 9th! 


 

May 12, 2018: Mesa, Arizona: PPA Super 1 Day Workshop, 

Build Your Marketing Machine: Photography Business Marketing

Marketing does NOT have to be a scary word! But let’s face it- when you are an entrepreneur, you are busy wearing many hats, and marketing can be a hard nut to crack. In this photography marketing workshop, we will break down the theory of relationship marketing and how you can start where you are to achieve great results. 

I have my MBA in Small Business Management, and spent several years working for a small business marketing company: both of which have helped lay a foundation for the successful marketing strategies and programs I have developed for my photography business. While I specialize in maternity and newborn photography now, I started my photography career as a wedding photographer. Regardless of your specialty- the marketing topics we will be covering transcend any genre. 

Are you new to your area? Struggling to get your name “out there”? Have you always wanted to be a preferred vendor at a wedding venue, or a featured photographer in an OB office? Maybe you have decided to switch specialties and need help to get a plan in place. Overwhelmed by social media and don’t know where to start or what to focus on? Then THIS is the workshop for you! Registration opens March 9th! Discover more about my Super 1 Day class, Build Your Marketing Machine here

This workshop includes an open discussion on a variety of marketing plans:

Client Newsletter

Referral Programs- what/how/who?

Model Calls- when they can help and when they can hurt your business

Partner marketing- how to approach like-minded businesses

Brand-rep programs

Surprise + Delight vs. Incentivizing clients

Facebook/Instagram

Blogging

The Power of Video

Client Gifts- Ideas for every budget

A workbook & exercises to help you assess what YOU need to focus on to help your photography business thrive and grow in 2018 and beyond.

I am an open book when it comes to helping my students- so I challenge you to come prepared with questions, a blank notebook, and a positive attitude. The goal of this workshop is to open your eyes to new marketing avenues, discuss which options may work best for your business, and help you draft a plan to create your marketing machine! 

“I’m not interested in competing with anyone, I hope we all succeed”

Professional Photographers of America (PPA), a worldwide association, exists to assist more than 30,000+ members in achieving their professional, artistic, and fraternal goals; to promote public awareness of the profession; and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history. For more information, visit PPA.com/Super1Day

REGISTRATION OPENS March 9th! 

 


May 18, 19, and 20th 2018: Workshop in Hungtington Beach, CA: Belly Baby and Beyond Collaborative Conference

 

 

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I am BEYOND (see what I did there) thrilled to be teaching at the Belly Baby and Beyond Conference for the second year in a row in May.

I will be teaching other newborn photographers a live demo workshop with newborn twins! I will also be sharing my tips on preparing for twins, flow posing, styling, lighting, and overall success when working with multiples. 

As The Multiples Whisperer™, I have developed a great workflow for twins, that helps me maximize sleepy time, and capture heirloom images for my clients. I cannot wait to share this information with the newborn photographer industry.

The Belly Baby and Beyond Conference is THE PREMIER event for newborn, maternity and baby photographers. It truly is an honor to be speaking for a second year with 16 of the newborn and maternity industry’s leading photographers. Talk about a dream come true!

SIGN UP NOW:

If you haven’t booked your ticket, there’s still time! My favorite prop-vendor, Sew Perfect Props, has an amazing deal for you: Book your ticket through this link, and send a screenshot of your confirmed purchase to SewPerfectProps@gmail.com for a $75 store credit! 

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July 2018: Portland, Oregon: Newborn workshop & maternity shoot-out

We will be adding more details shortly with specific dates and locations. July is when the tulip fields bloom in Portland, OR which makes for the perfect backdrop for a styled maternity shoot out! We are still working out the details on the newborn workshop, and will share once the venue is secured.