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I met this beautiful mother of two in 1988 when we were in Grade 6 together 🙂  Never in my wildest dreams running around a school play ground did I ever think I would be photographing her two gorgeous babies many years later!!!  I’m so glad our paths crossed again.


  • candice wong - April 4, 2015 - 10:12

    Stunning as usual!ReplyCancel

  • Krystalyn - April 12, 2014 - 16:43

    I love reading these articles because they’re short but inmoifatrve.ReplyCancel

  • Bill Novak - November 8, 2013 - 11:15

    A note from the proudest poppy (grandfather)ever. Kel, chloe, noah and baz are a beautiful part of our lives and these moments are to be treasuredReplyCancel

  • rachel - September 10, 2013 - 05:59

    so lovely…as always! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Thatcher - September 9, 2013 - 14:21

    Kel, you truly have a beautiful family. Photos are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and giving us the opportunity to see them. XReplyCancel

  • Carmel Lalo - September 9, 2013 - 03:54

    So beautifulReplyCancel

  • Adriana Pilonieta - September 9, 2013 - 02:07

    I WANT A BABY!!, A sweet smelling, soft cuddly little bundle, to curl up with. No, not one of my own, that department is closed, but I want a little newborn to photograph!!! Kelly your work is incredible. Thank you for posting this and giving me baby cravings, and being such an inspiring photographer.ReplyCancel

I’m home from another incredible trip to creativeLIVE in Seattle!!!

My family and friends have all been so excited to hear what is was like this time back but I’m finding it really hard to describe an experience that’s like no other and just how much gratitude I have right now.  The team at creativeLIVE is like a family, they are so open and genuine and I have made life long friends there.

When Sue Bryce and I started to talk about teaching a class on maternity and baby photography.  I couldn’t think of anyone better to teach how to photograph the beauty of a pregnant women, and for me I was just completely honored to have been asked to share my love of photographing babies along side her.  So on the 23rd August we taught our very first class together on creativeLIVE called Bumps to Babies – Photographing Motherhood.

Sue has been a HUGE inspiration to me over the last few years.  She is always so incredibly generous with her knowledge and time and  has become a truly amazing friend.  Our aim in going on creativeLIVE is to help inspire and teach as many as we can so that our industry becomes stronger as a whole.

On day 1 we had 14 babies come into the creativeLIVE studio to be photographed.  I wanted to show just how unique every baby is not just in their personalities but as they develop in their first year with every month.   They were all so much fun to photograph – and had a few in the cL house clucking!  Day 2 was all about photographing families, Sue demonstrated how to pose families together so that everyone looked beautiful, comfortable and connected.  The main message of the day was YOU MUST EXIST IN IMAGES FOR YOUR FAMILY.  And on Day 3 Sue worked with 4 gorgeous pregnant women, showing beautiful simple posing techniques that can be used in any setting.  And to finish the day off Sue taught a powerhouse marketing segment that is not to be missed!

And then there’s the bonus material!!!  Sue, myself and Karen Willmore from Digital Mastery (Brilliant Designer) put together the following: a Month to Month Description of a Babies First year.  There’s a Maternity Posing Manual, a Family Posing Manual & Marketing Templates that include Birth Announcements, Online Proofing Cards, Session Reminders, a Digital Baby Scrap Book, Plus the Keynotes from all 3 days & Premature Twins and Maternity Posing Videos.

There is just so much packed into this class!!!

We also had 9 amazing photographers join us in our live audience that travelled from all over the USA.  It means so much that they gave up their time to travel so far to support us.

I also have to say it blow’s me away to receive so many thoughtful emails and messages – I read every single one and will try and reply to all of them. Thank you.

Kelly x




  • Daniela - November 1, 2013 - 04:56

    How did I miss this post? Probably was still overwhelmed by the whole experience in Seattle. Thank you for all your sharing and your kindness. And of course for picking me among the 8 other amazing photographers to be there!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Wolfe - October 5, 2013 - 14:49

    I am in the middle of Bumps to Babies and loving it. Thank you for sharing your passion and knowledge. I particularly appreciated when you touched on premature babies with the twins. My son, Kane, spent 54 days in the hospital and that has ignited a passion for shooting premature/medically fragile babies on a volunteer basis. I’m wondering if you have any advice or suggestions for working with these babies and their families. I’ve included links to the two blog posts I have done to date so you can see what I’ve tried. I completely understand if you don’t have time to respond. I am sure you have been inundated with emails!



  • Carole - September 13, 2013 - 07:29

    Kelly you and Sue were just AMAZING!! I watch this every day on the train to my day job that one day I hope to be 1/4 as good as you so I can give up the day job 🙂 you inspire me to get better and better and if you have mentoring available I am so interested!! just love your work!!ReplyCancel

  • Seattle 2013 | Kara Powell Photography - September 10, 2013 - 03:02

    […] you everyone at creativeLive for giving me this opportunity! Thank you sue bryce and kelly brown for your awesome class! I learned so much! And thank you to my new friends. You are awesome and I […]ReplyCancel

  • Thank you for the AMAZING webinar. I am still getting through all the materials, and am amazed with the amount of information you all shared. This beats any in-person workshop as you can replay the videos again and again. Thanks for sharing your incredible knowledge! – Tanya ReyReplyCancel

  • Amy Davis - August 31, 2013 - 17:09

    I watched your show from Mesquite, Nevada! You have a gift! I loved how sweet and calm you were with the babies and children. You never seemed to get ruffled. Your pictures are beautiful and I learned so much from you! Thank you for letting your light shine and for sharing what you know!ReplyCancel

  • Svet - August 31, 2013 - 05:19

    Both of you were amazing, I bought the course!ReplyCancel

  • […] you kenna & susan for being such gracious hosts in their second homesthank you sue bryce and kelly brown for being such an inspiration to so many! and thank you to my new friends for putting up with my […]ReplyCancel

  • Milly - August 30, 2013 - 10:25

    Great class! I learned so much, it was the best $99 I’ve ever spent.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Newell - August 30, 2013 - 07:14

    You did a FANTASTIC job Kelly! SO thrilled for you!!! XOXOReplyCancel

  • Amanda Balmain - August 30, 2013 - 05:15

    Totally loved it. Your passion and love for your work came across so beautifully. I ended up buying the Newborn course too! Thank you for sharing so generously xReplyCancel

  • Melissa - August 30, 2013 - 04:16

    It was truly amazing to experience this past weekend! Fabulous job teaching, amazing images, beautiful heart! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda - August 30, 2013 - 01:31

    I’m not a baby photographer, but thought I’d tune in to the first little bit of the course because I’ve always loved Sue. I was so mesmerized by your “baby whispering” techniques that I ended up watching the entire thing. Your work really is breathtaking! Thanks so much for putting yourself out there and sharing. : )ReplyCancel

  • Regina - August 30, 2013 - 00:53

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge on CL. I’ve got both videos now and just need the time to rewatch the whole sessions 🙂 xxReplyCancel

  • Amanda - August 30, 2013 - 00:40

    This was such an informative and inspirational workshop. The ideas are swirling in my head and I’m not longer scared to use my personal story to connect with people and create my business around emotion! Thank you Kelly!ReplyCancel

  • Teri D. - August 30, 2013 - 00:34

    What a TEAM!! I love watching your 3-day workshop back in May 2013 but teaming up with Miss Sue this month was Brilliant!! Can’t wait to see what you do NEXT!! Awesome workshop, not just for the baby!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten - August 30, 2013 - 00:16

    Hi Kelly

    Thank you! Thank you for an amazing Creative Live session and thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise. I have been so inspired by watching and listening to you & Sue.

    Best wishes
    Kirsten DuberlyReplyCancel

  • Shane - August 30, 2013 - 00:08

    Would loved to have been on this Course!!…ReplyCancel

  • Kate - August 30, 2013 - 00:01

    Thank you so much Kelly & Sue 🙂 for sharing with us such great information and giving us some of your precious time! Your passion and love for what you do is so invigorating.ReplyCancel

  • colleen - August 29, 2013 - 23:24

    thank you Kelly…you were amazing to watch and to learn from. You have such a gift, talent, and genorosity of spirit!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - August 29, 2013 - 22:34

    You were amazing!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!ReplyCancel

  • Daphne Ellenburg - August 29, 2013 - 20:59

    What a great course! I picked it up before it even started because I knew it would be awesome! Thanks for your time and teachings. I feel like I learned so much! Thank You!ReplyCancel

  • jez Yates - August 29, 2013 - 19:01

    I cant thank you enough for what you have done it will be invaluable for so many others like myself. I am an aspiring photography and its amazing to see the difference in my work before and after your amazing workshop, i loved it so much i bought it and will use it like a bible. You are my inspiration and i know now the only thing holding me back is myself. Thank you thank you thank you
    Jez Yates PhotographyReplyCancel

  • elana - August 29, 2013 - 16:36

    you guys continue to inspire, challenge and educate. watched the course. bought the course. love the course.ReplyCancel

  • Leanda - August 29, 2013 - 15:46

    Thank you SO much for doing this course!!! I loved the last one you did and this one was even better! Thanks for giving up precious time with your own family to make this industry better. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Lisa - August 29, 2013 - 15:21

    AMAZING! I fully streamed in and was loving it! Make the Ausies proud!
    I streamed in at all hours and couldn’t handle missing parts of the rewatch so I just bought it (when I can’t really afford too) lol.
    Really really worth hearing the inspiration from you both with your experiences and watching you work with real clients 🙂
    Thank you for being Amazing!!
    Lisa – MelbourneReplyCancel

  • Brenda Eley - August 29, 2013 - 15:19

    Mission accomplished x100! You both taught and inspired with this workshop, so thank you very much~~ And pairing up with Sue? Brilliant, you ladies rocked it! Thanks a million for giving up your time and teaching such a wonderful workshop, and sharing your knowledge. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Fiona M - August 29, 2013 - 15:17

    What an amazing adventure Kelly. Thanks for letting us tag along.ReplyCancel

  • renee - August 29, 2013 - 14:50

    Just bought the course. Can’t wait to watch it over and over again. You guys rock!!! Perfect team.ReplyCancel

When I received an email from this amazing couple to say they were expecting their first baby I couldn’t tell you how excited I was!  I first met them 3 years ago when I photographed their incredibly beautiful wedding.  I remember trying to hide my tears behind the camera as they read their vows to each other.  When they turned up at my door with little Levi last month their smiles were from ear to ear!  It was so good to see them again.

They are amazing parents and there are no words to express how proud and honoured I feel to have been chosen to capture these important milestones in their lives.

And Levi you have the BEST hair!!!


  • Joel - October 7, 2013 - 23:28

    Sorry, didn’t mean to post twice. The first one had an error :/ReplyCancel

  • Joel - October 7, 2013 - 23:27

    What kind of wrap is that in the first shot? It almost looks like a knit cap. Great shots!ReplyCancel

  • Joel - October 7, 2013 - 23:26

    What kind of wrap is that in the first picture? It looks like a knit cap. Great shot.ReplyCancel

  • Nazia - September 17, 2013 - 21:06

    Absolutely beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristeen - September 1, 2013 - 10:48

    Beautiful – just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Morphis - August 20, 2013 - 11:48

    Hi Kelly,

    What a gorgeous family and yes! that hair!

    Having just watched your 3 day Creativelive workshop (Amazing, amazing, amazing!) it is so beautiful to see the flow of your images just as you taught. Thank you SO much for your teaching – I’m on an incredible journey and loving every minute!

    Cindy MorphisReplyCancel

Finally I have got around to blogging all of the gorgeous babies that came along to CreativeLIVE in May for my newborn posing class.  It’s so hard to believe looking back that I photographed 23 babies in those 4 days! I thought there was 22 but when I recounted there were 23!  Definitely a record.  And I wont lie, I could hardly walk on the Sunday and  slept the whole way home!  🙂

Thank you again to all of the amazing parents that brought their little ones along to be photographed.  And also again to the 8 photographers that joined me over the 3 days ~ I’m so glad we met x

I am still blown away each day by the emails that I recieve from people who have watched the class – from all over the world!   THANK YOU!  I loved being able to share what I know with you I would do it again 😉

And a special thank you to LOVE THAT PROP, BRAND NEW BABE, MONKEY MOO MOO, DROPS & PROPS, PICSIE PROPS & MR. & MRS. AND CO. For all of the beautiful props they sent along for me to use during the class.





  • LIsa Pelonzi - June 28, 2013 - 10:34

    Simply Beautiful Kelly~love love love!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - June 24, 2013 - 23:07

    You are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie winder - June 18, 2013 - 18:23

    Hi Kelly
    I LOVED yr workshop. Watched parts off it several times….. .. Thank u so much for doing it and helping us all on the way to creating beautiful images….

  • July Marrero - June 16, 2013 - 11:34

    Muy bueno. Excelente. Continuo aprendiendo con toda su capacidad de enseñar y el Amor que demuestra a estos Baby’s y familia.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy - June 14, 2013 - 21:54

    Absolutely stunning, adorable images. I must tell you again that your workshop was so, so great and it helped me so much. I had a few newborn sessions since I watched it and I feel much more confident in what I´m doing now and my images have become much better than before. Thank you again for everything you shared with us!ReplyCancel

  • Mollie Meagher - June 14, 2013 - 15:05

    I love these Kelly! You did an amazing job, and inspire me more with every image I see from you. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the workshop and for your friendship. Our last newborn session went sooo well and you had everything to do with that. You are wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - June 14, 2013 - 13:00

    Superb Kellly!!! Superb!!ReplyCancel

  • Deb - June 14, 2013 - 10:05

    Amazing…what a joy it was to watch you photograph these babies on Creative Live. Forever Changed!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ashly - June 14, 2013 - 09:48

    Wow Kelly, just wow!!!ReplyCancel

  • Hanna - June 14, 2013 - 09:36

    This is amazing!! You are amazing!!! I watched your workshop from creativeLIVE multiple times!!! You are definitely a huge inspiration to all the photographers!! I wish I lived in Brisbane now!!!! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Renee - June 14, 2013 - 09:35

    You are amazing !!!!ReplyCancel

  • Fabiane - Studio Mavie - June 14, 2013 - 09:26

    Uaau! Ficaram maravilhosas! Esses três dias foram muito produtivos, aprendi muito e continuo revendo os vídeos. Obrigado por repassar tanto conhecimento, seu trabalho é incrível!ReplyCancel

  • Charmaine Bailey - June 14, 2013 - 09:13

    Your work is more and more inspiring with every capture! Loved creative live!! Cannot wait to see u there again!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Gould - June 14, 2013 - 09:10

    It was so amazing to watch you work. We have had a newborn session since your CL, and it was so much better. I don’t know if we were more confident, or just had the best baby ever, but what a difference it made know just what to do. I know that my business partner and best friend, Mollie (who was part of your audience) was just giddy over our recent session. We hope to achieve your level of excellence in every part of our business. Thank you for giving us the tools to do so!ReplyCancel

When this beautiful mother contacted me to photograph the birth of her second baby she had only just found out she was pregnant.  So we decided to document this special time right from the beginning.

Being there to capture this journey from the beginning – the excitement, the fear, the happiness and love has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my photography career.  I feel so honoured to have been there to share in these incredible moments with this family.

Photography is so important in telling our story, whether these life events are big or small, the pictures we take today will be seen by our generations to come – these images will become so much more powerful with each passing day….



  • April South - Professional Makeup Artist - February 3, 2018 - 10:42

    What an amazing series of photos of this families life. I am so impressed with this style of photography. Love this! I am in awe of the black and white photos.ReplyCancel

  • Jade Kirey - July 20, 2013 - 14:24

    These are just the most beautifully touching photos.
    I actually felt like crying with the emotions these images captured.
    What a lucky woman to have images like this to cherish.
    So beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Love these! Great job 🙂 Saw you at Creative Live now I’m hooked on your work. 🙂

    Mary Lopez
    dba Artistic InclinationsReplyCancel

  • Susan - May 29, 2013 - 16:14

    You are amazing. What a beautiful, beautiful keepsake!ReplyCancel

  • Angela Singleton - May 29, 2013 - 10:06

    I absolutely love your images. Great captures!ReplyCancel

  • Charmaine Bailey - May 28, 2013 - 07:34

    absolutely inspirational!!! and those eyelashing … oh my gosh adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • Krystal Smith - May 27, 2013 - 20:59

    beautiful memories that will last forever!! such sweet pictures! great job!ReplyCancel

  • Claire Hosken - May 27, 2013 - 19:07

    Wow this is beautiful and amazing.. You are such an inspiration. I have just bought your sessions on creative live and they are amazing, so what I am looking for. They are so informative and it’s great to see you in action not just reading all about you and your technics. Hers to my business being like yours but a uk version!! You are amazing thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Trudi - May 27, 2013 - 17:01

    Absolutely STUNNING Kelly. I discovered your work only recently with watching you on Creative Live. I found your instructions comforting since I was doing so many of the steps already but also very helpful and informative. But the most comforting thing about watching you work was your calming hypnotic manner. I also loved the British words like mummy and nappy and found it so funny they didn’t know it meant diaper! Hehe. I learnt so much and am desperate to try out he new positions and perfect the ones I already do. So thank you very very much! I know this beautiful mummy would have felt comforted and reassured having you with her throughout this time and find it truly beautiful that you have created such a gorgeous record of this amazing time. Stunning work. Truly.ReplyCancel

  • Leanda - May 27, 2013 - 16:47

    Absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sannah - May 27, 2013 - 16:38

    Divine! Just love it SO much! Brought a tear to my eye 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Agnieszka TN - May 27, 2013 - 15:18

    OMG! So precious! I loved to see the documentary style photos as well as the posed ones.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah M - May 27, 2013 - 15:16

    …and this is why you were awarded Photographer of the Year. Absolutely stunning!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katey - May 27, 2013 - 15:01

    Absolutely BeautifulReplyCancel

  • Peta - May 27, 2013 - 15:00

    Wow, just simply amazing and just so special.ReplyCancel

  • Angela - May 27, 2013 - 14:50

    wow, just beautiful! What a wonderful capture of this special journey 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mariann Asbury - May 27, 2013 - 14:39

    Hi Kelly, how special this is. Love the story and shared with my young boys who had a lot of questions answered….8:)

    I purchased your class from Creative Live on Newborn Photography and have been watching it over and over. Now my studio will be complete and the way I do things as well. Thanks for a wonderful class.

    I could really relate with your business model as I am also a mommy photographer with a husband who is gone for 4-5 weeks at the time and I stay home with our 5 children from 13-2 and try to make it all work. Having fun doing it, but it will be easier now after taking your class. Thank You.ReplyCancel

  • Mollie Meagher - May 27, 2013 - 14:36

    Beautiful images Kelly, how special to capture the moments all the way through.ReplyCancel

  • Kate Buechner - May 27, 2013 - 14:34

    So beautiful.. amazing to see this amazing journey we go through as mum’s documented.ReplyCancel

  • Renee - May 27, 2013 - 14:33

    Absolutely stunning !!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Vernon - May 27, 2013 - 14:29

    Absolutely Divine! Beautifully documented.ReplyCancel

  • Hayley - May 27, 2013 - 14:29

    Wow Kelly…what an amazing collection of storytelling images this family has to treasure. And what a rewarding experience for you!ReplyCancel

This little guy was my first baby in the studio for 2013!  This is Christian <3  I love black and whites and there were so many from Christians session that I had to share…

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  • Sue - February 9, 2013 - 23:05

    WOW, you are amazing! Breathtaking and beautiful.ReplyCancel