So, you want to be a birth photographer...


but, you're wondering:

How the heck can this fit into my life?

How do I balance birth photography with my current clients?

How do I sell this in an area where it's not popular?

How do I get people to understand the cost?

We get it! It feels impossible.

Friend, we’ve spent more than a combined 10 years figuring it out and

Here's the truth:


It is possible,
it's easier than you think,
and we will show you the way!


That's where the

Every Birth Photographer Workshop

Comes in!




July 17-18, 2017



A two-day, hands-on, intimate, informative and all-encompassing workshop for birth photographers that will leave you feeling empowered, equipped, and encouraged to run a successful birth photography business.



Gainesville, VA


you will walk away from this workshop with:

  • Confidence in knowing exactly how to balance birth photography in your life and current business

  • Practical ways to communicate your work availability to all clients (despite the unknowns of birth)

  • Knowledge on how to build a birth photography brand which communicates a premier product your local community cannot resist

  • Expert-training on how to approach photographing a labor and delivery experience so you will never worry about missing moments again

  • Tools to streamline and simplify your workflow and systems to save you tons of time

  • Assurance that you CAN do what you love and make money doing it!

    is this for me?




    This is for the photographer who is…

    • Passionate about using their talents to help others.
    • Tired of wishing she could do this and is ready to take action!!

    • Excited at the idea of using her talents to make a difference in her community.

    • Prepared to expand her photography services/offerings to include birth.

    • Done working long hours trying to build a birth photography business from the ground up

    • Ready to bypass years of frustration by learning from others. 



    This is NOT for the photographer who…

    Just bought a camera and is new to learning how to use it.

    Doesn’t see the beauty of birth.

    Makes excuses for the success of her business.

    Isn’t ready to take action to succeed at her dreams.

    No one is too new or too experienced to learn something from Emily and Liz. You won’t want to leave at the end of the day, but you will go home with so much new information and ideas to implement. I can’t recommend these ladies enough to work with!!!
    — Nicole B.

    what you will learn:


    • How to manage the on-call lifestyle so that your family and business don’t suffer.

    • How to book your first birth session without having a portfolio.

    • How to get amazing shots even if everything seems to go wrong.

    • How to get more of the clients you love.

    • How to make other birth professionals love working with you.

    • How to give every client an experience that leaves them raving about you.

    • How to create a trustworthy, valuable brand.

    • How to schedule other portrait sessions and manage weddings along with birth photography

    • TWO different tried and true workflow systems, from inquiry to product delivery.

    • PLUS: Connect and learn with people who share your passion for birth photography and gain a handful of new industry friends!

    you will also receive:



    Our Favorite Lightroom Editing Presets

    The Exclusive Workshop Take-Home Workbook

    Every Birth Photographer Handbook

    On-call iPhone Wallpaper Template

    Every Birth Photographer Checklist Bundle


    And many more surprises!!


    what Past Attendees have said:

    I have been so hesitant to invest in workshops in the past because so often you hear that the workshop didn’t live up to the investment. It’s hard to know who to trust those hard earned dollars with. This workshop was so organized and Emily and Liz were so transparent that this workshop FAR exceeded my expectations! I’d invest in them all over again!
    — Aimee D.

    From the moment I walked in the door at The Birth Photography Workshop I felt as though Liz and Emily had poured their hearts and souls into this event. The venue was beautifully decorated and welcoming and at the same time felt comfortable enough for me to relax and take it all in. The content Liz & Emily shared with us was more than I could have ever imagined. They truly dug into the depths of birth photography from the very first steps when you receive a client inquiry to the last meetings you have delivering images. Not to mention the business side of things; marketing and web-presence, social media, etc. I am so honored to have been able to attend the first in-person Workshop, my heart is so full and grateful for the amazing experience. <3
    — Nikki S.

    I am blown away by the hearts of both Emily and Liz! They are wonderful individually, but power houses when they are together! They both truly want me to succeed as a business owner, mom, and wife. Their combined passion, knowledge, and humility was uplifting throughout our time together. No one is too new or too experienced to learn something from Emily and Liz. You won’t want to leave at the end of the day, but you will go home with so much new information and ideas to implement. I can’t recommend these ladies enough to work with!!!
    — Nicole B.

    If you are looking to become a birth photographer, the birth photography workshop is one you don’t want to miss! Emily + Liz are the absolute best and truly, are open books! They are so welcoming and personable but not only that, they are also encouraging and supportive both before and after the workshop in helping you grow your business! If you are looking to learn more about birth photography, look no further! You will not regret it!
    — Jessie B.

    Liz and Emily were SO well prepared for us, delivering content way beyond my expectations. The workshop could very easily have gone an additional day. I would take workshop again in a heartbeat if my wallet were more full! The content was extensive, user friendly and complete, addressing all topics a birth photographer needs to be concerned with.
    — Maria F.

    Woohoo! I'm in!!

    Tell me all the details!


    Topics covered:

    About Birth

    Being a Birth Photographer

    Living the On-Call Lifestyle

    Client Communication

    Workflow from Inquiry to Product Delivery

    Shooting in Challenging Situations

    Editing Workflow

    Marketing & Branding

    The Client Experience

    your ticket includes:

    All Workshop Content

    Lunch, snacks & beverages for both days

    Exclusive Workshop Take-Home Workbook

    Guest speakers & mock home birth shoot

    Our favorite Lightroom editing presets

    Every Birth Photographer Handbook

    On-call iPhone Wallpaper Template

    Every Birth Photographer Checklist Bundle

    Camaraderie, new friends & ongoing support



    July 17-18, 2017


    Gainesville, VA
    (20 minutes from Dulles airport
    near Washington DC)


    10 attendees +
    workshop team +
    guest speakers


    investment options

    The Birth Workshop with Emily & Liz was simply spectacular! As leaders in their field, they both exude a wealth of knowledge valuable to anyone wishing to delve into the birth community or enhance the services they already offer. From the birth process, marketing, shooting, post processing, and client care, this workshop truly has it all! If you’re considering the Birth Workshop, stop considering and go ahead and dive in! You won’t regret it!
    — Nikki T.

    frequently asked Questions


    who is this workshop for? 

    This workshop is for anyone interested in running a sustainable birth photography business, interested in shooting births or adding birth photography to their current offerings. We ask that you have a basic knowledge of how to use your camera in manual before attending this workshop as that is not something we will be covering.

    Do you offer payment plans?

    Please e-mail us directly at [email protected] regarding payment plans.

    Since lodging is not included, where do you recommend I stay?  

    Upon registration, each attendee will receive a welcome to the workshop guide in which we make recommendations for lodging in the area. If you'd like to do a quick search during your planning, you may search for "Gainesville, VA" or use zip code 20155. 

    What do I need to bring with me?

    Please come well-rested and ready to learn! Bring your camera and basic shooting equipment as well as your note-taking supplies of choice (notebook, ipad or laptop), though we encourage the old fashioned way of taking notes on paper so that attendees are not distracted by email and/or social media.

    what should i wear?

    We want all of our attendees to be as comfortable as possible, so please dress for comfort. Yoga pants and sweatshirts are totally welcome! Layers are wise to accommodate possible fluctuating temperatures, but we will also have blankets available for you!

    Can I bring my baby with me? 

    We love babies! If you have one that you may need to bring along with you, we ask that you please contact us directly so we can work out the best way to accommodate you and your little one! Email us: [email protected]

    what is the schedule?

    Because we are still confirming our special guests and shooting opportunities, we are not releasing the exact schedule at this time. However, you can expect to start our time together on day 1 at 8:30am, break for dinner around 4:30, then meet for the mock home birth shoot around 7:00pm. On day 2 we will begin promptly at 9am and wrap up around 4:30pm. 

    What if I have dietary or health restrictions?

    Once you have registered, you will receive a questionnaire which includes specific questions like this one. We would love for you to share this information with us at that time so that we can accommodate any restrictions you may have.

    Do I need to bring my own food?

    Your workshop registration fee includes lunch both days, snacks, and beverages throughout the day. We encourage attendees to grab breakfast and dinner from one of the many restaurants nearby. 

    My question is not listed on your FAQ. Who can I contact? 

    [email protected]


    Our Sponsors


    We are so honored to have the following businesses join with us to provide food service, business resources, and swag bag goodies for our incredible attendees!


    If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please email us here: [email protected]


    Who are we?



    We are Emily Gerald and Liz Cook, birth photographers on a mission to spread the beauty of birth photography.

    We believe that by building our industry and helping other photographers see the magic of birth through their own eyes, the beauty of birth photography will be shared organically through photographers like you! 

    We are SO EXCITED to have completed a successful first In-Person Birth Photography Workshop on the east coast in March of 2016! We shared all we knew about running profitable birth photography businesses to help equip and encourage our attendees to pursue birth photography as a business. 

    We believe ALL mothers around the world should have the chance to invest in a photography keepsake of one of the most important days of their lives, and as a photographer, we hope you believe the same!


    Hurry! Grab one of only TEN seats at this workshop!

    We WON'T be hosting any other workshop in 2017!


    I'm not ready, I have a few more questions.

    No problem! 

    Send any questions to us at [email protected]!