angela callisto photography | williamsville | clarence | buffalo | wny buffalo newborn, baby and family photographer » angela callisto photography is a wny buffalo based newborn, baby and family photographer, specializing in custom newborn and baby photography in the wny and surrounding areas of; williamsville, clarence, lancaster, and buffalo. Angela offers custom newborn, baby, first birthday, maternity and family photography.

mentoring 1:1

angela callisto photography one on “one” mentoring – $1500

If you are looking for the group workshop for newborn + family posing that is coming soon

one on one mentoring will be scheduled privately with each photographer.  No set dates right now as I know travel schedules and family schedules are hard enough as it is.  If you are interested in scheduling 1:1 mentoring with me – please use the contact form to get it started.  (it may not always stay this way – but for now I prefer to set them up individually)

What is included?

Two days* of one on one focused mentoring to go over everything I do that you want to know more about. From the detailed prep packet, to checking in, to starting the session, my baby led posing, how I choose set ups, my style, posing, soothing, light, angles, hiccups (both literal and just the oh well that won’t work things that arise during sessions).  From the simple poses that aren’t so simple to the more detailed, family newborn and sibling posing as well.  Every detail and how I do things will be shared.  You will act as my “assistant” for the first two babies, learning how I would guide an actual assistant or mom/dad to help me, I will take your hand and show you how and where I move the babies and why – the next two – I will be yours.  Helping to guide you through all of it.  You will shoot every set up and we will go over all the angles and how to achieve them.  Post processing as well!

The two days will look like this;

Day 1

8:30 am arrive at my studio for coffee and a light morning breakfast with me where we will chat and break the ice

9:30 am we start to set up for the first baby

10 am baby #1

12 pm break for a light lunch

1 pm – baby #2

3 pm – time to clean it up and head “home”

6 pm – Dinner for you and I out (covered by me)

Day 2

9:15 am arrive at my studio

9:30 am we start to set up for the first baby

10 am baby #1 YOU DO IT ALL!

12 pm break for a light lunch

1 pm – baby #2 YOU DO IT ALL

3 – 5 pm – post processing and business talk

What happens after?

You will gain access to my private mentoring group and have a direct line to me and a whole slew of other extremely talented photographers to ask questions – get and give advice and continue to grow! I also give the majority of my digital store items either for free or heavily discounted for all of my mentees – forever…..

Interested?  What is the next step?

Simply contact me using the inquire tab above on my site or on my facebook business page to get started finding dates that work for us both.


  • DSLR camera
  • prime lens (I use a 35 1.4 but you can bring the lens you are most comfortable shooting with – understand a 35 allows me to be closer to my subjects and altering where you shoot from will be necessary with other lenses)
  • Knowledge and comfort shooting in full manual mode
  • understanding of ISO, SS and f/stop
  • basic knowledge of photoshop
  • a computer / laptop is not necessary but you can bring one if you choose


  • a 60 mile restricted radius to zip code 14031 – if you are within 60 miles of my studio you are not eligible to atten
  • a non refundable retainer of $500 is due at the scheduling of the 1:1 – a second payment of $500 is due 30 days prior to the dates agreed upon and the final $500 payment is due 48 hours prior to the mentoring date