Conference Classes by Lizzy McMillian
Mastering Multiples - Photographing Newborn Twins DEMO
Photographing multiples (twins and triplets) is not your average newborn session. In fact, many photographers have anxiety about working with more than one newborn at a time.
In this live-demo, Instructor Lizzy McMillan, The Multiples Whisperer™, teaches you how to master the art of capturing multiples, giving you the skills and knowledge needed to feel confident in photographing more than one newborn. Lizzy has photographed more sets of multiples than any other Arizona newborn photographer with over 50 families including: twins, triplets, quadruples and quintuplets. Multiples are her specialty, and she wants to share her tips and tricks with you!
Discover how to prepare your studio for a newborn multiples session and how to prepare the parents while setting expectations. Discuss how to expertly work with assistants and the safety and newborn handling tips that are critical to success. You’ll also explore time-saving tips on posing, wrapping, and prop selection.
This course is a live-demo, and you will be watching Lizzy’s twin posing workflow in action.
Learn how to elevate your skills, boost your confidence and your reputation.
Lizzy’s love affair with photography began at a very young age, when her parents gave her a Polaroid camera for her 9th birthday. She would pose and capture images of the neighbor-kids her mom babysat, delivering the finished “product” to their parents proudly. In high school she dabbled in film photography and would get lost in the darkroom for hours.
Lizzy received her Bachelors of Arts in Journalism with a minor in Photojournalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
While in college, she worked as a staff photographer for a children’s portrait studio for 3 years, earning the Certified Professional Children’s Photographer distinction. Additionally, she worked as an apprentice-wedding photographer for 5 years.
When the brides she had photographed began to start their families, Lizzy found her true calling:capturing the beauty of motherhood and creating newborn art. Since 2003, she has furthered her education and craft, concentrating on the art of newborn and maternity photography. In addition to photographing over 800 newborns, Lizzy completed her Master’s degree in Small Business Administration in 2011, added a certification in Project Management in 2013, and is currently a Declared Certified Professional Photographer candidate through the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Her newborn art has garnered several awards, and she is proud to teach on working with newborn multiples through PPA. Lizzy operates a boutique maternity and newborn studio, Momento Studios, in Downtown Mesa, Arizona.
Over the years, her clients have given her the hard-earned moniker: The Newborn Whisperer™. Along her journey, she began specializing in the photography of newborn multiples, and gained a second moniker: The Multiples Whisperer™. Lizzy has the most extensive experience and portfolio in Arizona for photographing newborn twins, triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets. Simply put, multiples own her heart!
As a mother to 3 young children, Lizzy knows how fleeting the moments of childhood are, and considers it an honor and privilege to be able to freeze time to preserve those moments for her clients.