Stephanie Cotta Photography: Ultimate Newborn Photography Tutorial


Ultimate Newborn Photography Tutorial with Stephanie Cotta from Rob Grimm on Vimeo.

What’s Included In Your Download?

4.5 Hours of Video Content
Posing Guide Video Chapters – 110 Minutes
Part 0- Welcome
Part 1 – The Studio Setup
Part 2 – The Hands Together Pose
Part 3 – The Side Stretch Pose
Part 4 – Transitioning to Prop Shot pt I
Part 5 – The Side Folded Arms Pose
Part 6 – The Prop Shot pt. II
Part 7 – The Chin Up Pose
Part 8 – The Side Chin Up and Line Em Up Pose
Part 9 – The Bottoms Up Pose
Part 10 – Side Stretch Pose Baby II
Part 11 – The Prop Shot Pose pt. III
Part 12 – The Chin Up Pose
Part 13- The Prop Shot Pose IV
Part 14 – The Wrap Shot
Part 15 – Shoot Macro

Each part is separated into its own individual video. We did this so you can quickly refer back to a section without the need to scrub through video to find the section you want.

Interview With Stephanie Cotta
40 Minutes Rob Grimm sits down with Stephanie Cotta to discuss influences, motivation, inspiration, portfolios, and the business of newborn photography. In this 45 minute interview Stephanie talks about getting started, her work, and maintaining the newborn brand she has carefully crafted over the past 4 years.

Workshop Footage – 45 Minutes
Come on location to one of Stephanie Cotta’s live workshops as she photographs 5-14 day old babies. The workshop footage is taken over the course of 2 days and gives you the best in her advice, questions from participants, lighting guides, camera settings, composition tips, and the secrets behind posing a newborn and completing an entire session in 45 minutes or less. Stephanie’s 2-day workshop alone retails for over $1,200 if you were to attend. Stephanie’s 2-day workshop retails for over $1,200 and we’ve included some of our favorite parts from the video.

Culling, Selection, & Retouching – 75 Minutes
Watch Stephanie divulge her entire workflow in Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photoshop with her traditional selection process, culling, actions used, and photoshop retouching that allow her to build such stunning galleries. This section will allow you to cut down your time in post processing while drastically increasing the quality of your work. In this screen capture, watch Stephanie make every brush stroke for cleaning babies skin, sharpening, color correction, and everything needed to make your newborn images perfect.

Business Audio Podcast –  55 Minutes
In this audio podcast centered around the business of establishing your pricing, booking clients, and building a clientele. In this audio only podcast, Stephanie Cotta, Rob Grimm, and Gary Martin sit down to discuss Stephanie’s strategy for growth into the market, establishing pricing, knowing when to raise prices, building your products, business planning, SEO, her recommendations on starting out today, and utilizing free advertising on Facebook to build and propel your brand.

Interactive Posing Guide For iBooks and PDF version for Tablets- 85 Pages
We took all of the information we learned from Stephanie’s posing and lighting and created the most in-depth and visually interactive posing guide for use in iBooks. With our step-by-step methodology on posing the newborn in a strategic way, you will be able to complete at least 14 different poses for baby within a 45 minute period. Stephanie has spent years hand crafting her technique and posing order and has her photo shoots down to a science that you can learn.

The interactive guide is formatted for iBooks, which can be viewed on a compatible device with iBooks or Mac computer that meets the iBook system requirements. This guide can also be viewed on various third party e-book readers. If you do not have a compatible tablet, we’ve created a PDF version that is also included in the tutorial folder that can be used with an device capable of reading a PDF.

Recommended Gear and Props Section –
We’ve gathered your ideal startup kit and have put together a group of 10-25% off coupons that will save you hundreds of dollars on adorable props, hats, blankets, baskets, and even renting lenses from These discounts are unique to your tutorial and will give you direct access to the best gear and props in the industry carefully handpicked from Stephanie Cotta over the last 4 years.

$30 Coupon –
We are super excited to announce an exclusive offer for with If you purchase the Stephanie Cotta Ultimate Newborn Photography tutorial from you will receive a one time use, $30 coupon to rent a lens, or use towards any gear rental at This coupon will be available in your download e-mail. – See more at:



About Stephanie Cotta

Stephanie Cotta is an award winning newborn and family photographer. Stephanie has proven to be one of the most successful and sought after photographers and educators in the industry. She teaches workshops nation wide and runs a newborn photography studio in St. Louis. Since the launch of her hit posing guide Stephanie has gone on to create this tutorial with RGG EDU as the most comprehensive tutorials for natural light newborn photography in the world.

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