AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Confidently work with pregnant moms, babies, and toddlers
- Calm a newborn for a successful photo session
- Wrap and pose a newborn
- Safety work with newborns and props
- Create, flattering, glowing photos of mom-to-be
- Select props and wardrobe for maternity and newborn photography
- Cull and pre-edit images in Lightroom
- Build a successful newborn and maternity photography business
- Master in-person sales
ABOUT ANA’S CLASS:
Capturing images of pregnancy and newborns is an art -- and a challenge. Learn from newborn and maternity veteran Ana Brandt of Anamaria Brandt Photography and Belly Baby Love in this in-depth class on pregnancy and newborn photography. From getting the shot to getting the sale, learn the art of newborn and maternity photography through live sessions, behind-the-scenes insight, and advice from an industry professional.
Jump right into a live newborn photo shoot, creating a workflow to help keep baby calm. Learn how to soothe, wrap and pose a newborn. Master transitional posing to create variety without waking the baby. Work with natural light from windows and studio lighting. Add in the new parents -- and siblings -- for a family portrait with the newest member of the family.
Learn the art of a successful maternity photo shoot. Develop skills for helping moms feel comfortable inside their changing bodies while showing off that baby bump. Build a wardrobe that flatters, and learn how to use simple fabrics to creating flowing, goddess-like images of pregnant women. Work with posing and lighting to bring your own maternity photo ideas to life.
A passion for maternity and newborn photography is a must -- but what do you need to move from hobby to business? Gain valuable business insight from Ana. Start with getting a business license, then build a portfolio, get your name out there, and increase your sales. Whether you are new or have spent a few years in the industry, learn how to grow your business with marketing and in-person print sales.
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:
- New photographers passionate about infants and pregnancy
- Hobbyist photographers ready to turn a passion into a business
- Self-taught photographers ready to take their business to the next level
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
Ana Brandt started her newborn and maternity photography business from scratch after moving across the country. She went from working full time and shooting on the side to running a large photography studio and educating other photographers. Ana is well-known for her patience and stunning imagery. Along with teaching and running her studio, Ana also owns TAoPaN (The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn Photography), a resource and online store for newborn and pregnancy photographers. She's also the author of multiple books on newborn photography.