For Photographers – Newborn Training



Welcome to my Newborn Training and Mentoring Page by Deborah Longmore Photography

I’m Debbie, a newborn and portrait photographer, newborn training coach and mentor, proud mum of two children, and work from studio in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

I am a Multi Gold Award Winning Photographer with the Guild of Photographers and one of the few photographers to be awarded the Title of Craftsman specialising in Newborn and Baby Photography

Awarded the title: Craftsman in Newborn & Baby Photography
(The Guild of Photographers in 2019)
Runner Up Newborn and Baby Photographer of the Year 2020
Portrait Photographer of the Year 2020
All Round Photographer of the Year 2020
3rd International Newborn and Baby Photographer,
4th People Photographer 2019,
4th Pet Photographer 2019,
5th Open Photographer 2019
5th Placed Overall Photographer of the Year 2019
Awarded Qualified Status: Newborn and Baby, People and Wedding Photography
(The Guild of Photographers)
Achieved the “Photographer’s Bar” in Newborn & Baby Category – 2016, 20172018 & 2019
(The Guild of Photographers)
International Top Ten Photographer in Newborn & Baby Category – 2016, 20172018 & 2019
(The Guild of Photographers)
International Top Ten/Twenty Photographer in People – 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019
(The Guild of Photographers)


newborn training

​I have a passion for learning and would love to help you as your newborn photography mentor to improve your photography and editing skills in whatever areas you need in order for you to achieve your goals.

I am incredibly proud a Craftsman in newborn and baby photography and have been awarded as a Top 10 Newborn and Baby Photographer since 2016.

I also achieved achieved having several images reach Image of the Year Finalist since 2017.

​Mentoring has played such a huge part in my achievements. There have been times that I knew I needed to improve in a particular area and so I sought out a mentor, and other times when I just felt stuck in a rut and producing the same images over and over and needed inspiration and a new drive to step it up a gear.


​Whatever stage you are at in your journey, I’d love to help you.

newborn training

1-2-1 ONLINE


Whether you dream of of a full-time career as a newborn photographer, are struggling to find your signature style, or just need to refine your already great work, training and mentoring with a photographer specialising in newborn training can be the key to increasing your confidence and achieving your goals.

Online mentoring has played a huge part in my success, and throughout my journey I have found that having a trusted mentor has really helped to boost my confidence and has challenged me in the areas that I’ve needed to focus on and improve. A mentor should be someone who will help guide you with the things we overlook, not change your style for you.

I have been very fortunate to have one of the best mentors there is, and still seek their guidance.  This is why I would now like to give back and support others to improve and achieve their newborn photography goals. My 1-2-1 mentoring options allows us to build a trusting relationship, gives me the opportunity to support you over a period of time and watch you grow as a photographer as we set goals for you and work towards.

In my online mentoring sessions, we will work together to improve and refine your images.  I will ask you to send me a selection of your images in advance, which I will critique for you before we go through them on a shared screen in your session.  I will talk you through the changes that you can make with regards to lighting, styling, posing and editing and show you where and how your work can be improved in easy to manage steps.

If you would like to focus on a specific aspect of your photography, such as editing, I can teach you my workflow and methods of editing, including live editing with you in Photoshop.

Single 1 hour session – £60
Block of 3 sessions – £149
Block of 6 sessions – £299

I hold my Mentoring Sessions on the first Monday of every month.  To book your time slot please head over to my big cartel page.  There are only 4 sessions per day.

Should a day time session not suit you please contact me direct so we can arrange a convenient time





My 1-2-1 sessions take place either in my studio in Tamworth, however if you prefer to learn in your own environment with your own equipment and props, I can arrange to come to you however this would be subject to an agreement to cover additional travel expenses dependent on distance.

This intensive 1-2-1 newborn training day (9.30am-2.30pm) is completely tailored to your specific needs, which we will discuss in advance of your session.

Newborn training will include:

Newborn safety
Settling techniques
Use of spotters
Studio lighting – including metering and white balance
Wrapping techniques
Styling and colour palettes
Beanbag and Prop Flow Posing
How to ensure poses are correct – correct placements of limbs etc
Editing in Photoshop 2-2-1 sessions are also available at a cost of £299 per person.
**Unfortunately I am unable to offer newborn training to anyone within a 30 mile radius of B77**