AUSTRALIA 2017 2 DAY newborn + baby workshop

Exclusive invitation to learn from multi award-winning newborn & baby photographer & 2016 Victorian Family Photographer of the Year – Kath V.

Behind the Camera

Kathleen Vergara is the vision behind Kath V. Photography and regarded as one of Melbourne’s most talented and progressive newborn and baby photographers. Kath’s natural ability is complemented by an imaginative styling and design sense, which explores a fanciful and enchanting genre.

Over the past three years, Kath has continued to refine her distinct technique and draws inspiration from every baby starlet that graces the studio. Kath’s relentless strive for perfection is consistently reflected in her ability to capture the perfect moment in a classical yet contemporary portraiture. 

Behind the scenes, Kath runs a profitable and growing business, which she rates equally important as the quality of her work. Her astute business knowledge, marketing and sales techniques have seen Kath V. Photography as one of Melbourne’s successful newborn and baby photographers.

2 DAY newborn + baby workshop invitation

Two days through the lens of Kath V. will explore the essence of creating breathtaking and eternal newborn and baby portraits in an elegant and whimsical showcase as well as building a successful and thriving photography business.  

This 2 full-day workshop is designed to be interactive, enticing your individual style to shine. Each workshop is catered to 8 attendees to ensure ample time for individual mentoring, learning and special interest themes.  

Kath’s passion for newborn and baby photography is infectious, her work is brilliant and this opportunity presents a priceless investment in your career. Whether you are an experienced professional or entering the industry, this workshop will provide a wealth of knowledge, proven business strategies and a mentor in Kath who loves seeing her protégées succeed. 

Tuition Fee:

Workshop Tuition Fee is only AU$2000 .  Early-bird discount price is AU$1800 –  Only valid when retainer is paid prior to 31st of January 2017. $200 discount is applied on the final Installment.

Payable in 3 installments as follows : 

$700           -      NON REFUNDABLE retainer due at the time of booking to secure your spot.

$650           -      installment due 31st May 2017

$650           -      installment due 31st August 2017. If you qualify for the early-bird discount, only $450 is due at the final installment.



Open to all skill levels in photography whether you are an experienced professionals or a beginner with basic knowledge of Photoshop, Lightroom and manual camera settings.



This workshop is NOT available to photographers living and working within 75km radius of Sunbury (3429) Victoria.

This workshop is also NOT available to any photographers that are mentoring/teaching (or are planning to within 12 months of this workshop) newborn and baby photography workshops as well as editing workshops.



The workshop will run over two days,  from 9:00am – 4pm. Snacks, light refreshments and lunch is included.

Dinner (optional) is scheduled on the first day of workshop and is not included in the workshop fee.


Locations and Dates:

SYDNEY (Roselands, NSW)                               -                                 16th and 17th of September 2017

MELBOURNE (Sunbury - my own studio)      -                                  22nd and 23rd of September 2017


Maximum Attendees:

Limited to 8 Attendees.


Participants will supply their own camera & lens (recommended 35mm or 50mm) and have basic knowledge of Lightroom and Photoshop.


Light Source   

Natural Window Light



The art of photographing NEWBORNS

The following set ups will be covered and with each set up, Kath will demonstrate how to style and pose baby in a relaxed and comfortable position. Kath will show you the clever use of props and the different angles to take to get as many images (that look all different) in one set up.  This is general topic only and is subject to change. Attendees will be informed well ahead of time.

-   Floral Nest Set Up

-   Whimsical Bed set up

-   Cloud 9 Set up

-   Boys Set Up.

Please note - Beanbag poses will NOT be covered.

Branding, Business & Marketing

The remainder of the afternoon will take attention off the spotlight and into the nitty gritty of running a successful photography business. It is one thing to take great images and another to create a thriving business; an area that Kath sees many talented photographers fall short. Kath will outline the key marketing, sales and business strategies that she has used to grow the business year after year. Most crucial to Kath success is her ability to sell a session and secure repeat and referral business. Pricing and products will also be covered intensively.



The art of photographing SITTERS

Kath V. will demonstrate how to interact, connect & pose babies in a fun and engaging way. Along with basic baby poses (that sells and parents love).  The following topics will be covered.

Signature Floral Bonnet Set Up

Baby on a Swing Set Up and Composition

Posing and Styling Boys Set Up

***the images you capture can be added to your portfolio


Now it’s time to switch focus and watch your creations come to life. Kath will demonstrate her unique editing techniques that perfect images into sophisticated finished fine art portraiture using Lightroom and Photoshop. Kath will also demonstrate how to develop your own Lightroom presets.


You will be added to a private Facebook group for continued support and information.