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Family Photography: Capturing Connection

Julia Kelleher

Family Photography: Capturing Connection

Julia Kelleher

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Class Trailer

Day 1




Psychology of Parenthood


The Power of a Story


Composition and Color


Psychology of New Parent and Connecting


Pre-Session Questionnaire


Posing Basics for Connection


Class Description

As children, our parents define how we understand love. As parents, we learn what unconditional love truly means – learn how to capture all the emotions of parenthood with images that tell the story of a family.

Family Photography: Capturing Connection with Julia Kelleher will show you how to tap into the hearts of your clients through fine art family photography.

Julia Kelleher will teach you from basic to advanced - posing for parents. Create images with great posing that elicit genuine connection and speak to your client’s journey as a parent. You’ll learn how to work with parents and their young children to get photographs that reflect the sweetness and intensity of a child’s first years. Julia will assist you with developing:

  • Ideas for posing newborns, toddlers and children
  • A clear set of family posing rules
  • Lighting and post-processing technique
  • How to apply your unique experiences in parenthood to your own work
  • Storytelling strategies that promote your studio

Julia will cover the technical elements of family photography: lighting, posing, editing, and processing. She’ll cover artistic style and getting creative along with building a solid business foundation. She’ll also share the more intangible elements of a successful family image, and teach you how to connect the families you photograph and to capture that connection in camera.

Tumultuous, heart-warming, and joyous, parenthood defines who we are the moment our children arrive to us. Learn to capture the journey emotively in fine art images that transcend time and speak to your talent as a photographic artist — endearing your clients to you and giving them the confidence to invest for life.

Class Materials

bonus material with purchase

BD Design Cards
Butterfly ClamShell Lighting Set Up
Newborn Posing Design
Newborn Prepartion Sheet
Standard Lighting Set Up
Studio Gift Card
Gear Guide
Downloads with RSVP

Ratings and Reviews

Natalia Malinko

This is the second course with Julia I have seen. And it's amazing and very inspiring in so many ways! I appreciate so much the honesty of Julia, her spirit for doing things she loves. Like a photographer and artist myself, I feel identified with her perception of world and the passion for artistic and family photography. This course is about never give up, it's about hard work, and also it's about cultivating creativity and honesty. I highly recommended this course to every photographer who want to grow and understand himself and the business of professional high-quality photography. Thanks, Julia and Creative Live, for this one!

a Creativelive Student

So glad I bought this class - well and truly worth the investment. This course has helped me realise why it is so important to make an emotional connection and how to use it to my advantage {while giving my clients the very best too}. I cannot wait to try some new printing/mounting glad Julia was kind enough to share this! I got a lot out of this course and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to take their newborn photography business to the next level.

Jenny White

This class was amazing!!! Julia does a great job of showing her process, how she captures beautiful images from start to finish. It was worth every dollar I spent!!

Student Work