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Courtney Malone


Hi, I'm Courtney.
I'm so glad you have found your way to my little home on the web. I'm a photographer, graphic designer, and most importantly a mom to two sweet kiddos. I'm obsessed with newborns. family stories, helping mamas to better learn how to use their cameras to document their own motherhood journeys, and am constantly seeking to understand the wild and crazy ride that is motherhood.
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The Photographer's Blueprint for Conquering Light on location
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Best Flash Gear for Lifestyle Newborn Photographers

September 1, 2022

If you’re a lifestyle newborn photographer, you’ve probably found yourself in a tricky lighting situation or two, that has led you to think about the F word…

No, not THAT F word (although poor light probably makes you say the bad one too!)…

I’m talking about FLASH! (and hint: every image in this post was shot with flash!)

Flash can feel super intimidating at first, but I’ve been teaching my fellow lifestyle photographers how to use flash for their on location sessions for nearly a full year now, and helping them overcome the tricky lighting situations you can find yourself in on location.

The truth is that the key to consistency in your lifestyle work doesn’t come down to finding the perfect preset, creating the perfect wardrobe combination, or having the top of the line equipment…

Consistency in your portolio and what you deliver to your client comes from LIGHT.

If your light isn’t consistent, your images won’t be either. And inconsistent light on location just comes with the territory as a lifestyle newborn or family photographer traveling from home to home.

There are so many factors that can throw your lighting off – simple things like simply an overcast or rainy day, to trickier things like room layout and size, and obstructions outside of your clients windows like trees, porches, etc.

You have to know how to create consistent light for every single session, and this is where flash saves the day.

I want to share a totally free resource that I’ve created with you to help you on your way with flash! In this guide, I’m sharing all the gear you need for success with flash on location, and surprising you with what you DON’T need as well. You don’t need a lot of expensive stuff for lighting success – you just need to know how to use a few key tools to create your ideal light.

You can download my FREE Guide to Flash Gear here!


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Conquer Light on Location

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