Learn How to Take Your Own Lifestyle Newborn Photos

Learn How to Take Your Own Lifestyle Newborn Photos

Babies are only newborns for what seems like a nanosecond. And you should absolutely capture each of those tiny baby features to preserve forever. This course walks you through camera knowledge as well as how to take your own hospital and lifestyle newborn photos!

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Is the idea of taking your own newborn photos like picturing yourself on an episode of Nailed It: Photography Edition? It doesn't have to be that way! And in fact, it shouldn't. You can absolutely take beautiful photos of your new baby and growing family with an iPhone or mobile phone! These photos are part of your legacy and I'm here to help.

As a mom of two little ones myself (5-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter), I know EXACTLY how important it is to capture these moments. I've been there and I'm ready to guide you along the way!

Welcome to Newborn Photo Camp for Parents.

Ready to rock your newborn photos?

"I highly recommend this course as it will guide you through all the steps to get that perfect hospital picture! We had some great plans to get a photo shoot with our newest born but pandemic hit so Kathleen was great at putting together this class so that we could capture our newborns photo at the hospital! Do yourself a favor, or that of a loved one that is expecting, and order the class today!"

— danny & lindsey

"Do yourself a favor, or that of a loved one that is expecting, and order the class today!"

After photographing dozens and dozens of families, I knew that I wanted to make an accessible way for every family to capture these moments with their new little ones. As a mom, I know just how quickly babies grow (they really don't keep).  This course is a culmination of my years as a photographer and a mom who strives to freeze time and make memories!

I'm a mom who's been there and I'm here to help YOU!

and the best part is that i'm sharing all of my secrets with you to help you create the best photographs!

but guess what...

I have put together the best, most complete course for parents to take their own newborn photos both at the hospital and at home. You'll learn everything you need to take beautiful photos on your own and at your own pace! There is SO much to unpack, so let's dive on in!


Newborn Photo Camp for Parents

We start this module going through all of the camera knowledge that you'll need to take your photos! And from there, I guide you through EVERYTHING you need to know about setting up for your Hospital and Home photos. It's this base of information that we build off of in the following modules!

Are you wondering how to get good family shots with no photographer? Do you want to know my best posing secrets to help your home session run smoothly? This module is PACKED with every nugget of info you need to get straight to photographing your little one!

Here's What You'll Learn

All the Prep!


module one

module two

I'm including TONS of goodies in this section! You get my full set of Lightroom Mobile presets, a posing guide for hospital photos AND at-home newborn photos, plus links to the exact products I use to help make your experience as seamless as possible!

Bonuses & Resources

bonus section

Once you take your photos, you want to make sure that they are exactly what you had imagined they would be. I take you through the editing process in Lightroom Mobile using my mobile presets (included with the course!) to give your photos new life! And if you have a DSLR, I've included an entire lesson on the settings to use in each of these different situations!

Editing & DSLR

module three


No stress about knowing what to do to take your little one's photos

How does this sound?

A full set of poses to use to make sure you don't forget a single detail



the results you're going to get:

Create memories that will last forever with skill and confidence


Design a photo session that works 100% on your schedule for a cost-efficient experience


Knowledge and skill that will take you FAR beyond newborn photos!



How It Works

You learn all of the camera knowledge and how to set up the room for your perfect photos!

module one

We dive deep in to the photographing process and how to pose Baby and family!

module two

Here is where we take your photos to the next level through editing and my mobile presets!

module three

Photography isn't just about the kind of camera you own. It's about the heart and soul you put behind each frame.

"Think Katie's work is just for women? Think again. I'm a man (obviously), and my business tripled, too!"


Made six figures:


real talk

A year from now you
will have wished you captured these moments....

So let's get  you started!

My background is in Education - I actually taught middle schoolers and high schoolers back in the day! And through my years of experience as a teacher and a photographer and as a mom, I'm able to give you a one-of-a-kind experience to guide you as you hone your skills to take your photos with confidence!

You're more creative than you think you are. But if you're anything like me, you need help to take your skills to the next level. You just want someone to tell you what works.

You're in the right place.

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”

— andy warhol

Know camera basics and gain knowledge that will allow you to feel confident taking your newborn photos

Learn how to prepare the hospital room and your home for photos

Learn what to wear, what props to use, and how to time your session so that it flows naturally

Have a clear understanding of what details of your new baby you should capture at the hospital or at home

Understand how to take photos with a tripod and timer when you all are in the photos

Know how to edit your photos to frame and display all around your house

By the end of the course, you will...


I'm Kathleen, your teacher, friend, and cheerleader.

Once upon a time, I was a classroom teacher. But after moving from Chicago to California, I switched gears and turned my love of photography into a business! Now I'm combining the two and loving every second of it!

more about me

hey there!

I remember when my first baby was born...

I wanted to capture everything. Somehow I was going to freeze time. Because I had heard that the days are long but the years are short. And as much as I wanted everyone to be wrong about that, they were absolutely right.

Five years later, I'm still trying to freeze time. I'm still trying to memorize my son's (and now my daughter's as well) features. And as much as I wrote and try to take mental pictures, there is nothing - and I repeat, nothing - like having physical photographs of these moments. Of these tiny features. Of their smiles. These photos are more than moments - they're my memories.

Never hesitate on taking their pictures, because it's the one thing you can never do again.

There's nothing like a new baby's tiny features

This program includes everything you need to take your own newborn photos.

Pinterest can only take you so far. Newborn photos require a set of knowledgee that extends far beyond a quick google search. Take all of the guess work out of it and have someone guide you through the camera knowledge, setup, posing, and editing of your photos!

Be an easy, stress-free experience

Showcase your own style and aesthetic

Be a SAFE and simple session for you to do on your own

Expand your own knowledge about photography, lighting, posing, and editing

Be easy and simple to edit with the click of a button

Capture the true feelings of the first few weeks home with your new little bundle of joy

If you want your fresh 48 & newborn photos to:


This      for you if:

you're interested in photography

You're overwhelmed by this

you want quality photos at a more affordable price point

photos are not your top priority

you want the comfort of taking photos in your own home

It's probably       for you if...




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Let's Do This Thing!

Can I go through the course at my own pace?

Yes! You can go through the course in one day or in one year - it's entirely up to you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course good for taking photos of babies that aren't newborns?

Yes, babies grow so quickly, and the knowledge you learn will apply for babies of all ages.

Is this course good even if I've hired a photographer?

Absolutely! If you're not having a lifestyle newborn session done, this course will be the perfect way to get an extra variety of photos at home!

Do I need to pay for Lightroom Mobile to use your presets?

Nope! It's a free app and you just import the presets that come with the course!

How long do I have access to the course?

For life! The course will never expire!

How many lessons are in the course?

There are 10 lessons plus a bonus introduction.

What if I have a DSLR in addition to my phone camera?

I have a special lesson in Module Three that is all about what settings to use if you have a DSLR!

Can I gift this course to someone expecting a baby?

Yes yes yes! Just send me a message and I'll give you a special code to give to the recipient! 

shoot me an email

I completely understand. Every dollar invested in your family is an important one! I'm happy to answer any questions!

Still on the fence?