Simply Posed

A complete guide to baby led newborn and family posing

I know that a lot of photographers (and clients) cringe when the hear the word "posing". Nobody wants stiff and unnatural photos! I know I don't! But the truth is, when done right posing can look completely natural! And having a posing system in place helps your entire session run smoother, resulting in better photos and happier clients!

A Complete Studio Workflow

I've been a newborn and family photographer for almost 20 years! In that time, I've developed a system for simply posed newborn and family photography that is safe, efficient and (most importantly) beautiful!

This is the system I use everyday in my studio and that you can use too, whether you work in a studio, in your client's homes or on location.

Baby Led Posing For Newborns

My system uses a baby led approach for newborns which means I only use positions that newborns are meant to be in. No unnatural poses or props here! Just babies, being babies, in a safe and comfortable way!

Naturally Inspired Posing For Families

My system also uses naturally inspired posing for families and older children, resulting in images that look candid and relaxed.

Simply Posed: A Complete Guide To Simple, Safe And Beautiful Newborn And Family Posing

For the first time ever I'm sharing the system I use to create my award winning newborn and family portraits!

Simply Posed is a complete guide to creating simple, safe and beautiful newborn and family posing. In it, I walk you, step by step, through my system.

I share

  • my approach
  • workflow
  • shot lists
  • instruction on how to created relaxed and candid looking images as well as formal images
  • lying down poses
  • sitting poses
  • standing poses
  • along with real life examples and behind the scenes video!

You also get

  • five video modules
  • eight video lessons
  • over two hours of instruction
  • access to a private Facebook group where you can ask me questions and share your work!

Take a peek inside the class!

Class Curriculum

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What people are saying

"I purchased the course yesterday morning, just in time for my 1pm newborn session! The session went smoothly and I loved being able to explain why I'm minimal. I was always at a loss when trying to explain to clients why I don't pose and always thought I wasn't a good newborn photographer because I didn't pose! I'm pretty good at standing my ground, but this class gave me the confidence to stick to my roots!"

- Stefanie Russo

"This workshop has given me simple, streamlined way to guide the families into posing that doesn’t feel so “contorted” or unnatural. I always felt that posing just meant unnatural, but Sandra has shown me it doesn’t have to be!"

- Katie Golobic

Your Instructor

Sandra Coan
Sandra Coan

I'm a film photographer based Seattle, WA who specializes in newborns, families and classic portraiture.

I have been in business for a very long time (almost 20 years) and I love sharing what I have learned with others. Whether it's the film photography, lighting techniques, studio workflow and posing, or the fundamentals of building a successful brand and business, I am here to help you be the best photographer you can be.

In addition to being a photographer I am a passionate educator, teaching on platforms like CreativeLive, KelbyOne, Click Photo School and at industry events and conferences around the country.

My publications included Rangefinder, Click Magazine, Belle Lumiere, Lemonade and Lenses, Seattle Bride, The Knot, Plum and Bump.

I'm also the co-founder of Lady Boss Workshops, a community dedicated to helping female photographers make it in our competitive industry.

Thank you for being a part of my community. I'm so glad you're here!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Is this class only for studio photographers
No! This class is for anyone who is looking for a simple approach to baby led posing and naturally inspired family photographer

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