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Mommy & Baby Photography Class

Getting to know your camera and learning how to take better pictures

A class customized just for you, Mama

Hybrid learning. Get the weekly digital course guidebook the week before so you can go over at your own pace

Shorter classes: Just enough time to learn while baby sleeps or plays
Baby friendly setup: mat, pack and plays, booster chairs
Coffee: need I say more?

In this course 8 week in-person course,  you will learn:

Lesson 1

The basics 1

Shooting modes, Settings, buttons, camera safety

Lesson 2

The basics 2

Setting, dials, camera equipment

Lesson 3

Feeling exposed

Exposure, exposure triangle (shutter speed, aperture, ISO)

Lesson 4

Light is your best friend

Part 1

Natural light, different lighting situations, white balance

Lesson 5

Light is your best friend

Part 2

Natural light, different lighting situations, white balance

Lesson 6

Let's get focused

Focus settings, focus points, composition 

Week 7

Getting DoF

Exploring depth of field and how to create different effects with your settings

Week 8

Sip and Click

Putting it all together and practicing with your baby

Course also includes a printed workbook for reference, weekly exercises and a private Slack group to share photos and receive feedback, support & encouragement.

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You have your own DSLR or mirrorless camera
You are new or a beginner to photography

This course is for you if: 

You are open to learning in a non-traditional learning environment
You want to know how to take better pictures and understand your camera
Willing to read your manual before starting

Things you should know:

  • You need to have your own DSLR or mirrorless camera

  • It is ideal if you baby is not crawling yet

  • This course is in-person

  • The course is 8 weeks long

  • The course is taught in English

  • Morning classes will use natural light only

Meet your Instructor

Hey there, I'm Sophy! I'm the owner and founder of Sophy Cee Photography, Studio Arc and The Academy.


Here's my story.


Teaching isn't just a chapter of my story—it's the heartbeat that fuels every aspect of The Academy.

After 14 years of guiding minds from grade 1 through to adulthood, I've discovered that my passion for helping others is unwavering, no matter what path I tread.

From the very first click of the shutter in 2010, photography became more than just a hobby; it became my voice. Through the lens, I found a way to translate emotions, stories, and beauty into visual narratives that resonate with the soul.


But my journey wasn't just about capturing moments; it was about the deep-seated desire to impart knowledge, ignite creativity, and watch others thrive.

Amidst the pursuit of this passion, two burnouts served as poignant reminders of the importance of balance and self-care. As I transitioned from teaching to photography, the urge to assist fellow photographers in navigating the business side of their art grew stronger. This is how Sophy Cee Coaching came to life


This transformative experience not only breathed life into their endeavors but also rekindled my teaching spirit.

And so, The Academy was born—a space where creativity finds its wings, and education is fueled by innovation. I  saw a void in the realm of non-traditional photography education in the West Island, and with that realization, our commitment to offering a unique and inspiring haven for learning took shape.


With every click, every frame, and every shared insight, I'm here to cultivate your journey, transforming aspirations into realities. Join me, as we redefine the boundaries of education and creativity, one image at a time.

Hope to see you at The Academy. Can't wait to "click" with you!


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