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1:1 Mentoring tailored specifically to suit your needs 

I want to inspire people

I want people to look at me and say

"Because of you I didn't quit"

Author unknown

I am 100% studio light photographer located in the Hills District in Sydney's North West currently using Elinchrome RX1 newborn kit with 180 PLM umbrella & lasolite megalite with Elinchrome ABR500 Strobe lighting although am experienced in using natural light.

I  want to offer other photographers the help they may need to improve their skills and be the best version of themselves in their business by offering something different in mentoring to newborn photographers.

I understand when you first start out you don’t necessarily have the best space, best lighting, expensive props as these take a lot time and money to accumulate.

This is why I would love to come to your studio, make it work best for you, using your props

& lighting, maximise your space!


You are more then welcome to come to me although in my experience you would get the most of mentoring in your own space.

In order to get the most of your mentoring session I have an inquiry questionnaire I ask you to complete below, this ensures you are able to maximise your day of learning tailored specifically to suit your needs.

Requirements: A DSLR camera & choice of lens - recommended 35mm, 50mm or 24-70mm.


You should have a sound knowledge of using your camera in manual mode and using aperture, ISO and shutter speed.

The day begins at 9:30am and finishes at 4:30pm.

I also am available beyond mentoring day for further questions or guidance.

1:1 mentoring is $1650 within Sydney metro, additional charges apply to your studio outside of Sydney metro

1:2 Mentoring is $2800 within Sydney Metro, additional charges apply to your studio outside of Sydney metro.

General areas covered in session:

Camera setting ~ shooting in manual mode
Prop set-up

Maximise your props
Settling techniques
Editing using Lightroom/photoshop
Valuing yourself
Post processing and soft edit galleries

Same day IPS
Other areas that you may need to focus on.

I will travel 40kms from Stanhope Gardens included in total cost ~ there isn’t an exclusion zone as I do strongly believe in community over competition.


A deposit of $500 secures your spot with balance due 14 days prior

To book simply complete inquiry form below:


Jeans ability to explain things was amazingly helpful for me. She is 100% committed to helping you grow to your full potential. If you are the type always questioning yourself, wanting to improve but not sure where to start, i highly recommend her 1:1 mentoring, its tailored to fit your individual needs/wants and will be your best investment to your photography . 


Loved Jeans workshop. She really helped me understand a variety of poses which I needed help on.
Her focus on baby safety during sessions is a key focus. I really appreciated that during the workshop she constantly mentioned the safety aspects of poses! 


I am so pleased that I did a one on one mentoring with Jean, and loved my experience with her. I came away knowing about my lighting and posing with renewed confidence. Jean was patient, encouraging ang good fun and went out of her way to ensure I got the best out of her workshop. I know that I can contact her at anytime with questions and queries and she will answer me and put me on the right track. My photography has improved so much after doing her one on one mentoring class. Jean is a genuine teacher and friend and I thank my lucky stars I found her.
Sharon Jones Photography

I loved spending the day with Jean to learn studio lighting. She is very patient, thorough and committed to ensuring her students are learning and growing. I would highly recommend her as an investment to anyone looking to increase their skill set and further their knowledge within the newborn photography industry.

Storybook by Rachael

I attended the Hobart workshop with Elise and Jean and it was the best thing I could have done for my business! I learnt so much in just one day and noticed a big difference with the quality of my images straight away! They were both so lovely and continue to assist and help you long after the workshop! This workshop was honestly the best decision I made! I have a whole new motivation to make my business what I’ve alsays wanted it to be thanks to Jean & Elise!


Elise and Jean are life changers!
If your thinking about taking your newborn or family photograohy to the next level then you MUST get in contact with these lovely ladies, not are they so easy going they actually want to help you improve your buisness and skills!

These girls have changed my life, my workflow, my skills, everything!

Since doing their workshop I have had 20+ enquiries with 18 of those booked!

Elise and Jean taught me a various range of skills from studio lighting, posing through to angles (squat, stretch lunge hehe )

I would highly recommend this to anyone!
You will not be disappointed.
The ongoing support since the workshop is like no other!

They are incredible mentors and even better friends!



The workshop with Elise & Jean was amazing! Not only are they amazing photographers but also wonderful, generous people who are willing to help and assist others to become the best photographers they can be. I learnt so much & only wish I had the opportunity to do it sooner. If you are considering a newborn workshop this is the one to do! Best investment I have made in a long time.

Laura Gurney Photography

Jean is a true artist and incredibly talented. I am so glad that I made the decision to have professional mentoring with he, I am super glad that I chose Jean to guid me through this journey, She has such a friendly personality and is so wonderful with the little ones. Jeans personality just kept me so calm and comfortable and laughing throughout the mentoring session ,I also loved how she’s not just mentoring me and it’s all over bye,no she becomes an amazing friend that will guid you through your career.Without a doubt best children’s photographer, I highly recommend Jean Mills Mentoring to anyone wanting to learn new techniques in this industry, professional/ beginner she will not disappoint.
Hoda Alsukaini

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