Birth Photography Mentoring with Apple Blossom Families
Are you looking for birth photography mentoring? Apple Blossom Families mentor program is a six-month mentorship including 12 hours of instruction. The sessions are focused on what you need to become a professional birth photographer in your city. Our sessions cover everything from what gear you need, shooting births, editing, portfolio review, promotion, contracts, and workflow.
Once your mentorship has started you will have access to Morag for a 6 month period to ask questions as needed. The birth photography mentoring program was created to meet you where you are at in your business, to help you grow as a photographer.
Morag has mentored both new photographers and experienced photographers, both who gained knowledge from the mentoring sessions.
Looking to improve your skills as a birth photographer?
Please fill out the application below to apply for Apple Blossom Families birth photography mentoring program. There are limited spots available throughout the year. Potential mentees must have attended at least two births and must have or be willing to purchase professional quality photography equipment.
Morag always shares her insight with extremely refreshing, no-holds-barred honesty and humor. Her work with her busy doula and birth photography business, Apple Blossom Families, has not only helped individual families to have positive births but also has been hugely successful at increasing awareness of normal birth and breastfeeding practices through her photography. Morag has photographed over 300 births, averaging 40-50 per year, in both home and hospital, including many caesarean births as well as some unassisted births.
About Morag Hastings
Upon graduating from the Langara Professional Photography program in 2000 I have continued to improve my work through self-education. I started my business in 2011, since then I have lead the pack locally and nationally in professionalizing the Canadian birth photography industry. People follow my work from around the world through my extremely popular Facebook and Instagram feed.
I co-founded the Canadian Birth Photographers Directory in 2012. It is a listing site for birth photographers all over Canada. Our website promotes birth photography nationally, while the private facebook group, is a place for birth photographers to support each other. I love community and people supporting each other through business.
My image won the Best in Labour category in the 2016 International Birth Photography Contest and I was voted one of Vancouver’s top Family Photographers on Vancouvermom.ca. My work has been published top magazines and websites including Elle, Cosmopolitan, Self, Redbook, The Independent, BBC, huffingpost.com, Today’s Parent, and featured in TED Talks.
How do you choose a birth photography mentoring program?
I wrote this article about to make this big decision on who to hire for birth photography mentoring.
What if I don’t live in your city?
That is totally fine. We will use a program that allows us to video chat and you can see my screen as I edit. All you need is a webcam and a computer.
What do you cover in your birth photography mentoring program?
Check out this detailed article about birth photography mentoring with Apple Blossom Families.
Is your mentoring program set or can we adjust it to what I need?
I have four set classes that go over all of the basics of gear, shooting, editing, portfolio review, running your business, contracts, and workflow. Depending on your experience and your needs I will adjust each program to suit what you need to learn about most.
How much is the Birth Photography Mentoring Program?
The mentoring program is $2000 this includes 4- 3 hour online mentoring sessions plus mentoring for a six month period. After the six month period, you have the option of an add-on advanced birth photography mentoring program.
What is in your camera bag?
Lucky for you, I wrote an article where you can find what is in my camera bag.
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