Monday, July 21, 2014

Newborn Mentoring | Purest Light Photography | San Antonio Newborn Photography

I am so very excited to announce the very first dates for Purest Light Photography mentoring sessions! I cannot wait to share my knowledge of newborns with other photographers. I really want to focus on the importance of newborn safety during sessions. I want my mentees to be able to provide their clients with not only beautiful timeless portraits that were captured in a safe environment but with an amazing experience all together.

Because I really want everyone to get the best out of these mentoring sessions, I will be limiting the seats to an intimate number of three.

This is what you can expect from a mentoring session with Susan from Purest Light Photography:

Learn | One day workshop. We will be working on session prep, lighting, soothing techniques, wrapping, workflow, use of props, parent posing, baby posing, basic editing, business Q&A and much much more. You will be able to use the photos you take during our mentoring session as portfolio builders. Both small group (1:3) and 1:1 mentoring sessions will be available. You will be able to ask Susan any questions about her photography business and workflow.

Requirements | A DSLR camera and a prime lens such as a 50mm. You must know your camera and be comfortable shooting in manual mode (know the basics of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc.). Post processing will be done in Photoshop, so basic understanding of the program is helpful.

One full day of mentoring (1:1 or 1:3)
Lunch and light snacks
Purest Light Photography Posing Cards
Goodie Bag from workshop sponsors
Intimate group setting
Ongoing support and learning through a private Facebook group
Special dinner before mentoring session

1:3 Small group mentoring  $1000
1:1 Private mentoring         $1200
A $400 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to your mentoring session date.

1:3 Small Group Mentoring
August 16th, 2014
September 13th, 2014

1:1 Private Mentoring
Please email me at so we can schedule a date that works well for both of us.

*Purest Light Photography's Mentoring opportunities will not be available to professional photographers who are currently mentoring photographers in any capacity or plan to do so within 1 calendar year, unless otherwise noted or special permission is granted.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Newborn Armin | San Antonio Newborn Photographer | Purest Light Photography

I have to admit that this is by far one of my most favorite sessions! Armin was SUCH a good baby for me and he is so darn cute it is ridiculous! He looks like a tiny little man! He was just the sweetest and he was very generous with his smiles. I hope his family enjoys his portraits for years to come!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

An Adoption Story | San Antonio Newborn Photographer | Purest Light Photography

This amazing family came all the way from North Carolina to bring home the newest addition to their family, Aaron. He was welcomed to the family by his new big brother Aydin. I absolutely love these Adoption Stories because they are so near and dear to my heart. My husband was actually adopted 31 years ago. :-) I am so honored to have been chosen to photographing this brand new family. Aaron is just perfect as can be! I hope the S family enjoys their portraits for years to come!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The R family | San Antonio Family Photographer | San Antonio Newborn Photographer | Purest Light Photography

I have photographed this beautiful family since their youngest was just a few days old. Time just zooms by!! It is so much fun watching my families grow and change. They are such an adorable family and I had an amazing time photographing them again. Little sister was not the biggest fan of me coming within a 20 foot radius of me but with a little bit of time and patience she warmed right up :-) And look at that sweet smile!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Newborn Mentoring | San Antonio Newborn Photographer | Purest Light Photography

I am so excited to announce that I will be offering Newborn Mentoring coming this summer! I have been contacted by so many wonderful photographers inquiring about mentoring and I have finally said YES! I cannot wait to teach fellow photographers how to capture these perfect little humans in a SAFE way. Providing their clients with timeless images that they will cherish for a lifetime!

If you are interested in 1 on 1 mentoring or small group mentoring please message me your email address. More information will be released in the next couple of weeks.

Thank you so much to all of my friends and family who have blessed me with their support and encouragement. I cannot wait to start this wonderful new journey.

Susan Hinds | Purest Light Photography

Monday, May 19, 2014

Eniah | San Antonio Newborn Photographer | Purest Light Photography

Eniah is such a special blessing. I was honored to capture this very special adoption session. I really hope that this wonderful family enjoys these portraits for years to come.