Amy is a wife, mother of three, photographer and educator.  She remains the most sought after newborn and baby photographer in the Auburn and Opelika, Alabama area and has been photographing newborns, babies, maternity and families for almost seven years.

Dream Baby Workshop with Dewdrops Photography and Nicole Smith Photography~Australia|opelika newborn photographer

Dream Baby is coming to Oz!

February 7-8 Melbourne (Yarra Valley)

February 10-11 Brisbane

Dewdrops Photography and Nicole Smith Photography team up again for this all-inclusive workshop teaching both natural and studio lighting.

Amy will be covering STUDIO lighting, camera settings, custom white balance for best skin tones, exposure and how to get the best image Straight out of Camera.
You will learn how to safely pose newborns and to refine and perfect each little finger. We will cover soothing, transitioning, and how to prep parents.
You will be able to use all and the images you take for your portfolio.
Weather permitting: We will also meet in the evening for outdoor newborn session

 

Nicole will be covering Natural light and her unique styling with her focus on simple organic styling, wrapping techniques and angles.

 

Both photographers will go over how they post process in Photoshop and ACR.

 

Nicole and Amy met online and became fast friends, so they decided to teach a workshop in Texas together where their attendees have given them rave reviews. They all agreed that they learned so much and had a fun time!

Day 1: Meet and Greet

Beanbag posing with either studio or natural light and switch on day 2

Lunch and business talk

Prop and flokati shots including wrapping

editing from both photographers

break

meet for our outdoor maternity and newborn one hour before sunset

Dinner provided by Amy and Nicole

Day 2:

Beanbag poses covering alternate lighting from day 1

Hands on wrapping

Goodbye

Reviews:

I hosted Amy McDaniel and Nicole Smith’s Dream Baby Workshop in March 2014. Having attended several workshops in the past, I thought I knew what to expect but I was BLOWN away at what these girls were able to deliver to their attendees. Nicole and Amy truly walked through (step by step) each aspect of their shooting and were able to give each attendee one on one time to go over their shots and critique. Now, one would think this is a pretty basic part of a workshop but attendees don’t always get good one on one time with the teachers – especially if the group is large. I was really impressed by how thorough they were with each photographer and you could just sense that they were invested in each person and really wanted to see them grow from the experience. The covered both the technical and the artistic side of shooting as well as took the group step by step through editing. I KNOW that the attendees left with a sense of accomplishment and arrived home determined to put their new found skills to good use! Last, photography is about so much more than good styling and shooting, it’s about the heart behind it. I LOVED that Amy has a group for her workshop and mentees where girls can ask continual questions and follow up to see progress. It’s such an active, amazing group of women and from that group there was even a prayer group specifically for photographers born. It’s SO refreshing to see photographers come together in a Christian way to support one another. If you are looking to get the best for your money (and SO MUCH MORE), I would highly recommend this experience to any newborn photographer! Jackie Cream n Cocoa Photography

 

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!!!
Dawn

I cannot tell you how awesome it was to spend the weekend learning from you. I had my first newborn session less than 24 hours after leaving workshop and I felt so empowered and excited to put into practice all that I learned. You are truly amazing and I am so thankful that you are willing to share your art and for the friendships created in Chicago. Worth every.penny.and.some!
Kayte Legacy Portraits

 

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 for such an incredible experience and learning opportunity at your Cincinnati workshop with Nicole Smith Photography!!! 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

Total cost: 1850.00 usd

Non refundable deposit of 600.00 usd due at registration. Remaining balance due one month prior

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