europe 2017 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.

newborn + baby workshop invitation

A day 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.  

The full-day session is designed to be interactive, enticing your individual style to shine. Each workshop is catered to 10 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 €950. Payable in 3 installments as follows : 

€350           -      NON REFUNDABLE deposit due at the time of booking to secure your spot.

€300            -      installment due 31st January 2017

€300           -      installment due 31st March 2017


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

This workshop is not available to photographers living and working within 70km radius of Sunbury (3429) Victoria.


The workshop will run over a single day, 8:00am – 6pm, including lunch, snacks and refreshments.

Maximum Attendees:

Limited to 10 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

Languages - Please make sure you select the right location according to the language you speak.

Workshop will be taught in English and will be translated in the following languages on the following locations.

Belgium - French

Netherlands - Dutch

Italy - Italian

Germany - German

Spain - Spanish


Key Topics

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. There will be 2 newborn models on the day.

Floral Nest Set Up

Enchanted bed set up

Please note - Beanbag poses will NOT be covered.

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).  Kath will demonstrate the fine art of capturing her signature bonnet portrait in a subtle yet captivating style that embellishes baby’s features as the hero of the photo. There will be 2 sitter models on the day.

***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 products using Lightroom and Photoshop. Kath will demonstrate how to develop your own Lightroom preset. Kath will edit 1 newborn image and 1 sitter image from Raw file to fine art portraiture.

Business and 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.