Guest Speakers

Sophia Costa

Birth Photographer

The Birth Experience (Bespoke)

Ashley Marston and Sophia Costa are two experienced birth photographers that come together to bring you "The Birth Experience". With over 150 births between them, they are passionate and wanting to share what they have learned over the past 7 years. In this in depth class you will be able to shoot alongside them as they capture simulated birth scenes with a model and her partner. Lighting, Composition, Storytelling and respecting the space. They will cover everything from the moment you arrive to a birth, labour, delivery, and postpartum. Also including time to chat about how to start up and run a successful birth photography business, the challenges of being on call, self care as a birth worker, gear, how to work in the hospitals and build trust and respect from care providers and your clients. Sophia and Ashley are excited to share their experiences with you and to shoot along with you in this incredible class!

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Sophia Costa is the artist behind The Sophia Co. She is a birth, maternity, family and underwater photographer based in the paradisiac island of Oahu, Hawaii. Along with her husband and two children, she loves looking for outdoor adventures and swimming in the blue waters of Hawaii. Sophia’s goal as an artist and photographer is to capture real people living real moments, while still creating images that are beautiful and that would be proudly displayed in a home.