The First Year: Intro to Newborn & Infant Photography


The First Year: Intro to Newborn & Infant Photography


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Instructor: Misty Bindl
Time & Dates: 1 pm - 4 pm Sunday, November 10, 2019
Location: PhotoMidwest, 700 Rayovac Dr., Suite 212, Madison WI. ADA accessible.
Free convenient parking in our adjacent parking lot.
Class size: limited to 12 people; minimum class of 4.


This class provides an introduction to newborn and infant photography. lt will cover best ways to pose and light a newborn and how to shoot the major milestones of the first year.

Getting the most out of your session

Prepping Parents
- Newborn Session Guide
- Day-before reminders to parents

Prepping the Studio
- Turn up the heat
- White Noise
- Posers - beanbag, stuffers, stand
- Props - wraps, blankets, baskets
- Other needs - changing area / hand sanitizer / wipes / doggy pads

Tips & Tricks
- Go with the flow
- Calming baby

Newborn Posing & Lighting

Baby apparel - nude, outfits, wraps
- Pros/Cons of each

Posing with parents &/or siblings
- Suggestions for parent & sibling apparel

Infant Photography

Go with the flow - photos on the fly
3-4 months (holding head up)
6-8 months (sitting on their own)
9-12 months (standing on their own)
Cake Smash Session

Misty Bindl. By Misty Bindl, all rights reserved.

Misty Bindl. By Misty Bindl, all rights reserved.

lnstructor Bio: Misty Bindl has owned her own portrait photography studio since 2003, Lasting Impressions Photography. She shoots newborns, children, families, high school seniors, business portraits and does a variety of freelance work. In 2018, she became a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) with Professional Photographers of America (PPA).


All student cancellations will incur a $10.00 processing fee, which will be deducted from any refund remitted. Cancellations more than thirty (30) days before the start of the first class session are refundable, less the above processing fee.

Cancellations at thirty (30) to fourteen (14) days before the start of the first class session will result in refunding half (50%) of the fees except for some classes where this is not feasible due to contractual arrangements with the instructor(s) and/or venue. Such exceptions will be noted in the listing of those classes.

Cancellations less than fourteen (14) days before the start of the first class session will result in the loss of all fees. You may arrange to have someone else fill your slot in the class but we must be notified of this substitution as soon as possible.  PhotoMidwest will have no involvement in any transfer of funds related to such substitutions.  If the slot in the class is not used, we will consider it as a donation to PhotoMidwest and as such, it may qualify as tax deductible.

In the rare case an entire class must be cancelled by PhotoMidwest, all students will receive a full refund. Partial cancellation of a single class session will typically be addressed via a rescheduled session, not a partial refund of fees.


By enrolling in this course, you consent to PhotoMidwest taking and publishing photographs of the course, which may include you, in its promotional materials to communicate what our classes, events, and/or facilities are like to potential members. To clarify, PhotoMidwest will never publish photographs YOU took without your specific written permission.