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I’m back in Seattle  and ready to teach Baby Safety & Posing for Newborn Photographers tomorrow at CreativeLive!

And I’m excited to share that Stephanie Robin Photography – Newborn and Family Portraitist will be joining me as a special guest during tomorrows class I can’t wait!
Lets Make Safety A Priority And Put Clients At Ease!

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Parents hire newborn photographers to document every detail of their babies at that brief instant at the start of their lives when they are tiny, bright and new to the world. Newborn photographers can feel a lot of pressure to fulfill parents’ wishes. In the rush to capture the perfect shot, it’s easy to forget that the subject of these photos are incredibly fragile little beings. Safety should always come first.

Join ee for tips on handling newborns safely, reading their moods and needs, and prepping your studio for a newborn shoot. You’ll learn:

  • Safe posing techniques
  • How to operate a safe environment in your studio and on external shoots
  • How to understand newborn behavior

You’ll discover how to sanitize your studio, choose cleaning products and plants with the newborn’s health in mind, and make sure that your furniture and equipment meets newborn safety standards. I will also focus on safely posing and handling a newborn during the shoot. I will teach you how to execute poses like the Potato Sack, the Froggy pose, and other advanced techniques used to create composite images. You will learn about newborn anatomy and the environment they come from to help you better understand what they are capable of doing in a shoot setting: how to avoid imbalance, overheating, and injury.

Finally feel capable of communicating about newborn safety. If parents feel that they can trust you around their child, they will be put at ease and remember the experience of the shoot more fondly.

You can find all the details here…
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More fun filming in the studio today. I was lucky enough to photograph little Max a couple of years ago as a newborn so couldn’t wait to meet his baby sister today and see the beautiful boy he has grown into!
While I was editing this photo earlier I thought – Max is just two & half, he will never remember cuddling his brand new baby sister Amelia! And then I started to wonder where will photos like this be in around 60 years when these beautiful babies have families of their own and I’m pushing 100! If I’m lucky!!!

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2015.

Today I photographed my last newborn shoot for 2015 and what better way then to finish the year off then with these gorgeous twin boys 12 day old Noah and Ethan.

To say that 2015 has been a BIG year is a total understatement! So big I’m not even sure where to start!  It’s been filled with amazing opportunities, huge achievements both personally and professionally and a lot of life lessons.

It’s been another year of travel with me returning to CreativeLive in Seattle to teach my 3rd class – Newborn Photography Bootcamp and then onto teaching workshops and speaking at photography conferences in 8 other countries. We even stepped out on a massive limb and held our very own Photography Conference ‘The Baby Summit’ in August, which could not have been more amazing! It brought 300 beautiful photographers together to learn, be inspired and to make life long friends! Because of this we’re in the midst of making it all happen again next year in both Australia and the USA!

This year has also been filled with lots of beautiful babies in front of my camera – 86 of them!!! From client sessions, mentoring sessions and workshops. I’ve also had the privilege of judging 5 different photography competitions, and being awarded the AIPP QLD Family Photographer of the Year for the 4th year in a row and winning first place in the Newborn category at WPPI. But, my most prized trophy from 2015 is from coming 3rd overall in the AusMumpreneur of the year awards. Being nominated for this award and achieving this result still blows me away!

And then the craziest things happened! I became an AIPP Brand Ambassador and in November was announced a Canon Master, my biggest photographic achievement to date – in my eyes the absolute pinnacle!!!

I’ve received so many Blessings this past year that as I sit here looking back I still shake my head in amazement. So much gratitude!

2015 sadly also held a great loss. Loosing my Grandfather is something I will never get over. I know I will heal but never be the same. I miss our long conversations about anything and everything and will be eternally grateful for him passing on his passion for photography to me – the greatest gift of all.

So after all of this and achieving so many amazing things it’s crazy to think that 2016 is already shaping up to be an even bigger year for this little Newborn Photographer! I’ve spent the past week setting goals and making plans for the next 12 months and can’t wait to share them all with you soon! 🙂

Thank you to my ever loving, patient and supportive family & friends this year. None of this would have been possible without you and to my beautiful clients who trust me with your most precious gifts.

Wising you all a new year filled with happiness & joy and all the success you deserve.   Here’s to 2016 and making your dreams come true!

Kelly x

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  • Judy Thomas - August 4, 2017 - 19:01

    You take absolutely beautiful photography Kelly. I love coming back to your website and reading your blog. You are an inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • anda yoel - July 24, 2016 - 06:18

    You are an inspiration for so many photographrs….ReplyCancel

  • Baby Photography Adelaide - May 25, 2016 - 21:56

    Hi.Nice work. Really amazing photo of a baby.

    Baby Photography AdelaideReplyCancel

  • Linda - March 15, 2016 - 22:05

    Congrats on your achievements. Your work is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Shawna - February 13, 2016 - 06:20

    Truly inspirational. Looking forward to seeing more blog posts!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie Lennon - January 11, 2016 - 09:54

    Congratulations on all the well deserved success and thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with so many of us around the world!ReplyCancel

  • Jess Van Den Berghe - January 7, 2016 - 10:31

    Wow! I’m totally jelly of your gorgeous set up Kelly. The lighting and the poses these gorgeous babies are in = perfection! What a piece of art for these parents they will be thrilled xReplyCancel

  • vikki kourbelis - December 31, 2015 - 09:42

    You are truly amazing Kelly, the most inspirational person I know.
    Your heart is so giving and you truly deserve all the happiness in the world.
    Thank you for being such an incredible teacher and wanting to make a difference in the newborn photography world. I don’t know how you will top 2016 after having such an amazing 2015 but I know you will. Stay true to yourself and never change what your heart wants. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Judith Conning - December 31, 2015 - 08:50

    I cannot believe I only discovered you this year – maybe I just hadn’t been looking in the right place. Love your Creative Live videos, the Baby Summit and your beautiful images. So looking forward to the workshop in Sydney. Just getting my business up and running.
    Congratulations on all that you achieved this year – you have worked hard for it.
    Best wishes
    JudithReplyCancel

  • Mollie Meagher - December 31, 2015 - 07:59

    You are an amazing photographer Kelly, and you deserve every bit of success that you have had this year. I hope that 2016 is even more amazing for you and exceeds your wildest dreams. I am grateful to know you and learn from you my friend. xxxReplyCancel

Pricing my work was one of the hardest challenges I faced. And it was a result of not valuing my own time and talent.

Over the past few years I have met many photographers that have felt the same way – Which is why we have created a Pricing Calculator specifically designed for photographers.

Our Pricing Calculator simplifies the process of working out what you need to charge per session to not only cover your cost of doing business but to also track your cost of living to help you determine what you need to pay yourself as a salary.

Following the step by step guide you can enter your information into Pricing Calculator that is completely customisable for YOU!

It also has an incredible feature which is the Profit and Loss Sales tracker where you can stay on top of your progress to achieve your goals from client to client throughout the year.

You can find more information about how it works and what’s included here

  • Baz - August 24, 2017 - 16:56

    Ki Kelly
    Does the Pricing Calculator on a Mac
    Cheers
    BazReplyCancel

    • Kelly Brown - August 29, 2017 - 12:49

      Hi Baz, the Pricing Calculator works on both Mac and Windows, but you do need to have Microsoft Excel installed. It is an invaluable business tool! -MelindaReplyCancel

  • Priscilla Madore - January 30, 2016 - 16:23

    Do you have a version that is compatible with Macs?ReplyCancel

    • Kelly Brown - August 29, 2017 - 12:48

      Hi Priscilla, the Pricing Calculator is for Microsoft Excel, but if you have this program you can use the calculator on both Mac and Windows. -MelindaReplyCancel

  • Lou Carter - January 1, 2016 - 02:35

    I bought this recently and as I’m only just starting out, it has been an invaluable tool! I’ve now worked out how much I need to charge my clients in order to make a living as well as gain profit. Just amazing and well worth the expense. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

Little Pieces Photography ~ Newborn Photography by Kelly Brown

When clients come into my home studio the majority of the time they have no idea what is involved in a newborn photography session.  And I just love seeing their expressions while I’m posing and taking photos of their baby.  So I wanted to share with you a short video of some behind the scenes footage from a recent session.  You will see the attention to detail and the care that I take throughout every session.

 

Little Pieces Photography.  International award winning photography by Kelly Brown. located in Brisbane, Australia.  Kelly specialises in baby portraiture and travels worldwide teaching newborn photography posing classes and workshops to photographers.

Video made with Animoto and Music provided by Triple Scoop Music

 

  • Pursey - December 4, 2015 - 04:27

    bundle of joy – always a pleasure to see a newborn.

    JooloReplyCancel

  • Malou Peters - November 13, 2015 - 04:55

    Love your work!ReplyCancel

  • Liana Alarcon - November 10, 2015 - 12:34

    Hi there, could you please provide your quote for a new born shoot for my baby boy who we are expecting in January next year.
    Love the video clip!ReplyCancel

  • Alina - November 6, 2015 - 14:49

    Love your photographs…ReplyCancel

  • Shaina Forde - November 1, 2015 - 18:22

    Hi, I was wondering if could please have a quote for a new born photo shoot for twin girls towards the end of February. Thanks – Shaina 0431305088 email – Shaina.forde@my.jcu.edu.auReplyCancel

  • Michelle Fulcher - October 23, 2015 - 11:39

    What beautiful hand placement, angelic!ReplyCancel

  • Anda Yoel - October 23, 2015 - 08:26

    Adore your work and wish to attend to one of your workshops.
    AndaReplyCancel

  • Anda Yoel - October 23, 2015 - 08:25

    Adore your work and wish to attend to one of your workshops.ReplyCancel

  • Carole - August 7, 2015 - 06:56

    Hi Kelly,

    Thank you for everything! you inspire me everyday 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Kennedy - July 22, 2015 - 09:42

    Hi Kelly,

    Im just inquiring how much a newborn session with you would cost?ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - July 12, 2015 - 22:33

    I just love your work Kelly. I have been a fan for several years now and I am always amazed and completely in love with your style. I hope to attend a workshop in the US. I wanted to attend the Heide Hope collaboration but unfortunately didn’t have the funds. Please plan a trip back! Would be honored to learn from you!ReplyCancel

I’m going back to CreativeLive!!!!

March 9th – April 10th  2015

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I can’t tell you how excited I am to be heading back to CreativeLive on March 9 to teach another class

Newborn Photography Bootcamp with Kelly Brown!!!  

 

My Bootcamp is going to cover every aspect of the newborn photography world!  And it’s not just for beginners it’s for photographers of all levels.  For the newcomers to our industry it’s going to guide you on how to set up your baby photography business.  And for experienced newborn photographers it will uncover new skills and services for you to apply to your existing businesses – so you can get to that next level.

I’m going to be sharing in depth with you…

  • Posing for newborns – Everything from the most-requested classic poses to more advanced and creative posing using the safest possible ways.
  • How to set up a home studio – What you need, what you don’t, and how to create a safe, polished, and inviting space.
  • Props – How to make your own props and safely pose babies in and around props.
  • Business and marketing – Pricing, policies, and generating the right publicity that will attract your target market.
  • Safety – Best practices for handling infants will be a key theme throughout the series.
  • And Post processing – how to give your images that finished look on screen right through to the final printed product.

I will also demonstrate my flow of posing for newborns and every variation there is to each pose, so you will have everything you need to get incredible shots. You’ll also learn how to create beautiful soft lighting and how to use it.  And my favourite – shooting timeless images that your parents will love for years to come.

I’m going to be sharing ALL of my tips and tricks so don’t miss it!

For more information here’s a link to my course page…

https://www.creativelive.com/courses/newborn-photography-bootcamp-kelly-brown

 

 

 

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  • Jackilyn Jensen - March 13, 2016 - 10:02

    Hello Kelly!

    I bought your Bootcamp class and am trying to hunt down the Facebook page for it. Could you point me in the right direction? I have looked high and low ?. Thank You,

    Jackilyn JensenReplyCancel

  • Eliza - November 25, 2015 - 16:20

    Thank you Kelly for the wonderful pointers that you have shared with us.ReplyCancel

  • Starofservice - July 17, 2015 - 16:15

    Great work kelly as all time. and love what you post thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Anastasia - April 13, 2015 - 19:36

    Thank you so much Kelly for sharing your experience with us. I love your work and your videos. you are very inspiring and talented.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - April 11, 2015 - 03:24

    Thank you so much, Kelly! The boot camp was utterly amazing! For those who missed it live I can’t emphasize how valuable you have been during these 5 weeks in so many ways!ReplyCancel

  • Can’t wait till I have some time to watch this! Looking forward to it!ReplyCancel

  • Kari Layland - March 21, 2015 - 01:53

    Aw man I’m just seeing this now! I hope to catch a rebroadcast – you guys are great 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Candice - March 18, 2015 - 03:53

    Just love watching you work! Thank you for being so open with your knowledge!ReplyCancel

  • Mitchell Briggs - March 11, 2015 - 11:21

    Hi Kelly,

    I’ve just discovered your work, and as an amateur/enthusiast photographer myself, I must say your pictures are absolutely beautiful! I would love to attend one of your bootcamp/workshops in the future to learn more about this field of photography. Do you plan to hold anymore this year? Again, love your fantastic work.

    Cheers,

    MitchReplyCancel

  • Jennie Lennon - March 11, 2015 - 01:03

    Thanks so much for doing this Kelly, you are so inspiring and your work is absolutely beautiful. I cannot wait to learn from the best newborn photographer out there!ReplyCancel

  • Patrice - February 27, 2015 - 10:15

    I am excited to take your class on Creative Live. Thank you for doing a second class. Happy photography. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brandy NicCole - February 21, 2015 - 12:32

    pre registered already, I always come away with a wealth of knowledge,
    TYReplyCancel

  • Christin - February 3, 2015 - 03:12

    I can’t wait! Thank you for doing another Creative Live! I always learn so much from youReplyCancel

  • A-Fotografy - February 2, 2015 - 11:22

    Can’t wait Kelly. It will be one more fully packed day of awesomness.ReplyCancel

  • andria fontenot - February 1, 2015 - 01:10

    YAY! thank you for all you do Kelly! Can’t wait! We have all learned so much from you! God blessReplyCancel

2014 has definitely been the biggest year for Little Pieces Photography!  I have put a small video together of all the highlights and babies I have had the privilege to take photos of using my favourite slideshow company Animoto along with beautiful music from Triple Scoop Music.

It certainly was incredible year!!!  139 Newborn Babies Photographed, 23 Photographers privately mentored, 19 newborn posing classes in 12 countries to 193 photographers and 3 photography conferences!  Oh and a few new trophies along the way as well 😀  Winning the AIPP Australian Family Photographer of the Year 2014 is the biggest honour!    I have so much gratitude for the opportunities and the support I have received over the past few years – it’s unbelievable!!!  Thank you my beautiful clients that trust me with their baby photography and to all the wonderful photographers that I have met and most importantly my incredible family for putting up with me.

I wish you all a year filled with adventure, embraced opportunities and endless love and laughter.

Kelly Brown 🙂

 

 

Newborn & Baby Photography by Photographer Kelly Brown