Private mentoring

I also offer private mentoring at my studio in Dubai. A private mentoring with me provides all the knowledge of a workshop with the added benefits of one on one learning.

ONE Day class: 1 attendee AED 5.000,00
ONE DAY AND A HALF Day class: 1 attendee AED 6.500,00

Location: my studio in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai

If you’re interested in private mentoring, my agenda is flexible so we can schedule it at your earliest convenience.

To reserve a day you would have to pay AED 1.500,00 non refundable fee and the amount due up to two weeks before the day of the class.

What will you learn?

  • Session preamble: selling your services and products, parents preparation, session planning and follow through (from scheduling to delivering)
  • Scenarios: beanbag, props setup, posing with parents, wrapping
  • Lightning techniques: rules that apply to both natural light and strobes (studio light). Differences between natural light and studio light
  • Camera technique: color balancing, exposure, focusing, angles, frame and composition
  • Session workflow:
    • Safety while posing
    • Beanbag routine: posing and transitioning smoothly on the beanbag for time optimization
    • Posing in props
    • Posing with parents
    • Improvisation: adapting to different and unplanned situations to make the most out of your session
    • Attention to detail, attention to detail and attention to detail (yes, many times!)
  • Baby soothing and safety: understanding baby’s needs and techniques for soothing
  • Props: creative ideas for prop stocking on a budget
  • Editing: Photoshop workflow, efficiency and consistency in retouching with Retouching Workflow Action (an easy to follow step by step series of actions for the most common editing needs in newborn photos)
  • Customer service and sales made simple
  • A little bit of marketing and social media


  • 1 day Workshop:
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • 4 hour theory immersion
  • 2 posing sessions: 2 newborn babies to work with
  • Questions and answers throughout the session

8:00 a.m. Arrival at the studio, Meet and greet at the studio, theory immersion, Q&A round

9:30 a.m. Props set-up

10:00 a.m. Session starts, first model

1:00 p.m. Light Lunch break

2:00 p.m. Second model

4:30 p.m. End of session

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Photoshop digital workflow

What do you need to bring?

The suggested equipment is a DSLR camera and a 50mm prime lens or a zoom lens with a range that includes 50mm. Optional macro lens and/or 35mm.

Notebook and pencil to take notes.