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One on one mentoring allows you to learn how I typically shoot a newborn session from start to finish. I will help you learn how to achieve my dreamy, natural light techniques. I will cover my initial setup process including session prep, creating natural and organic styling methods, custom white balance, the use of angles and creating depth through the use of shadows, how to safely pose newborns and to refine and perfect each little finger, wrapping techniques, soothing, and parent prep.

I will walk you through my step-by-step editing process and show you just how easy it is to achieve that soft, natural, and dreamy look. I will also briefly discuss marketing and pre-booking techniques used to create the best and most informed newborn experience for the client as possible.

Approximately one hour of post process in Camera Raw and Photoshop will be covered.
You will be able to use all and the images you take for your portfolio.


Your workshop was absolutely inspiring and amazing. There is so much love and talent that go into each and every beautiful picture. I am beyond blown away and in awe of you. You are just incredible with those sweet little ones. Thank you so much for everything. I loved meeting you.

I am thrilled that I had the chance to attend your Dewdrops Photography workshop with Nicole Smith Photography this past weekend. I couldn't have picked a better workshop or group of ladies to spend the weekend with. Not only are y'all wonderful photographers but you are both great teachers as well. Thank you for being so attentive and guiding me through all the steps to getting consistently great shots. I really appreciate that you were open books of knowledge and answered all my newbie questions.

Not only was it jam packed with information, tips, and tricks but also with FUN!! You two are so sweet & totally hilarious!! I had one of the best times of my life! I laughed til I (almost) peed my pants.
Thanks for the memories (& education). LOVED IT!!!

The world of newborn photography is ever-so saturated and finding the impeccable package of fabulous posing plus amazing style and safety, can honestly be quite challenging in this competitive market. As someone that just started photography this fall, I found exactly what I needed to take my business and talents to the next level! This weekend, I had the opportunity to learn from Nicole Smith Photography and Dewdrops Photography by Amy McDaniel in an amazing workshop where both of these inspiring photographers combined and brought all of their secrets to the table to share....
If you are looking to grow as a newborn photographer and continue to keep things fresh, their workshop is where it's at! Captured by Clay Photography

THANK YOU AMY & NICOLE for such an incredible experience and learning opportunity at your Cincinnati workshop. I loved every second of it and learned an incredible amount of knowledge! I can not wait for my next session and feel completely at ease now about so many aspects of my business. You two were amazing instructors and our host (Jackie from Cream n Cocoa Photography) was incredibly accommodating and lovely! Had a great time, made new friends, took my work to the next level and got to practice. AMAZING!!! DULCE BABY photography

"Deciding to mentor with Nicole Smith Photography was the best thing I have done for my business. My biggest takeaways were Nicole's exquisite styling, fabulous posing tips, post processing workflow and business marketing. However, these are areas of focus that I needed. I loved how Nicole catered to my specific needs. If I could do it all over again, I would DEFINITELY still choose to learn from Nicole. Thank you Missy! " Shawna Louise Photography

1 day $1,800.00 approx 6 hours total
$500 Deposit - Final payment due 1 month prior
200 mile radius restriction from zip codes 69341, 69361

What it includes:
Lunch and Snacks
Continued Support Via Facebook, Email and Private Group Discount/Gift Certificates to Favorite Vendors

What you need:
Basic Knowledge of Photoshop.
You must own and understand DSLR camera, and are comfortable shooting in Manual Mode and have basic Knowledge of aperture, shutter speed, and Iso settings.
I recommend either 35mm or 50mm.
You do not need a computer, but are welcome to bring a laptop if you would like to work along side us while we demonstrate Post Processing.