Whitsunday Airlie Beach workshops Newborn

One-on-One Mentoring 

Where: My studio is located in Shute Harbour.

When: You can book anytime you like (depending on availability) for  1:1 mentoring.

Time: 10am – 3pm

How much:  $1100 (Booking fee of $200 is required at the time of booking and will be deducted from the total amount).

Newborn mentoring sessions include the following:


  • Communicating and preparing clients for the session

  • How to set-up for a newborn session including preparation and styling

  • Insight into the flow of a typical newborn session and problem solving

  • Classic poses for newborns (hands on side/ tushie up)

  • Selected wrapping of your choice

  • Incorporating props

  • Keeping baby safe (and mum happy)

  • Planning for Digital Backdrops and preparation of sets and props

  • Working with baby – hints, tips and techniques on settling bubs, how to read signs for wind, swaddling methods and dealing with other situations

  • (lunch break)

  • A full set of Actions for free (all you need!)

  • 2 gift digital backdrops from my collection

  • 1 hour of editing a newborn image in Photoshop using the actions, plus editing one digital backdrop


Plus the optional lessons

  • Posing bub with family – Mum, dad and siblings

  • Marketing and Advertising

  • Creating a client gallery

  • Wrapping it up – sending the client their finished product

  • 9 hours of 3 more sessions, when you join me as an assistant in real sessions with clients, and get to absorb and practice even further.



What to bring: 


  • If you already own a DSLR camera, please bring it with you! I use Nikon.

  • A lens such as 50mm, 35mm or 24-70mm.

  • Clear Memory card.

  • Full camera batteries.

  • Notebook and pen, if you’d like to write notes.


* Please make sure to dress up comfortably, neutral colours and sleeveless are best, due to the heat in the studio.

* All images taken at our workshop can be used for your portfolio.


Please contact me for any further questions or booking details.


Natalie Houlding x

(I’m not planing on having any group workshops at the moment, but I’ll keep this page updated if I’ll decide to add one this year)

Canberra photography workshop

Sophie YannSophie Yann
04:38 31 Aug 23
Natalie was really amazing to work with! She had awesome ideas for shoot locations and was very accomodating. She helped make our family holiday in Airlie Beach very special!! Post photoshoot assistance was also great!
Natalie was truely amazing to work with. She was the baby whisperer, and worked with my 11 day old with ease, patience and love. Her skills are 10/10, and I highly recommend her for your newborn shoots!!! Thank you Natalie, we are in love with our photos. Your work is inspirational and brings my family so much joy. 🩷
Marnie HarrisMarnie Harris
23:26 02 Mar 23
Natalie was amazing! So friendly and professional & the images she produced were so much better than I could ever have imagined. She has a wonderful, calming presence with children and I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Lee JeffersonLee Jefferson
01:21 01 Feb 23
Natalie is friendly and did a great job with our family photo session, we are very happy with the results.
Stacey GoadStacey Goad
23:58 03 Dec 22
We engaged Natalie to take family photo’s for us while we holidaying at Airlie Beach. The first time our family had all been together in years (we love all around Australia) so we wanted to capture the moment - 25 of us including 11 kids….no mean feat!! We were so happy with the results - photos we will have forever. Can’t thank Natalie enough for her professionalism and patience! She made everything very easy and costs were so reasonable. It’s a big tick and thank you from us!
Samantha PawseySamantha Pawsey
11:53 10 Nov 22
I highly recommended Natalie! She made us feel super comfortable and the photos turned out to be incredible.
Natalie did my maternity photoshoot by the beach and I had a fantastic experience with her. She was accommodating with my preferences prior to the shoot through email. On the day, she made it comfortable and easy, also bringing several dresses to choose from for additional looks. The final edited photos were available in 3 days, which is a pretty impressive turnaround. I will cherish those photos for a lifetime as they turned out more beautiful than I have imagined.
Amanda DuncanAmanda Duncan
02:33 12 Apr 22
I wanted to find a photographer that could capture the right moments of my pregnancy and the birth of my daughter. Natalie not only did that, she made me feel beautiful and made the moments feel even more special. The quality of her work was outstanding, she offer her opinions on best look and also gave us the option to choose more pictures, which of course we did, how could we not since they were so beautiful. Thank you Natalie for making this experience one to remember.

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