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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

It’s hard to believe I’m writing this post while I’m in Daugu, Korea 🙂  Feeling very grateful for the opportunities to travel to the most amazing countries I have only dreamed of.   I am speaking at a 4 day photography conference for the Professional Photographers of Korea.  They have been so kind, and they are the most hospitable group of people I have met – plus a heap of  fun!

Anyway enough about my adventures 🙂 the real reason for this post is to share some photos of my brand new Brisbane Newborn Photography Studio. My husband and I have been planning this space for the past 3 years and it was finally completed 2 weeks ago – making ME the happiest baby photographer around!

My very talented Husband designed and created the shelving unit for all of my newborn props – which couldn’t be more perfect!  😀  He has done an incredible job putting the whole studio together – and with a little help from of our good friend Garrett.

And my stunning hand painted backdrop was created by Conny Rogers who has just started offering them to photographers.  The two canvas prints hanging on the wall are printed by Brilliant Prints.

 

Little Pieces Photography Studio …

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  • Kathrin Schierl - September 7, 2017 - 22:56

    It’s so amazing!
    I hope some day my studio will look like yours!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Lichty - June 30, 2016 - 11:48

    I love your work, i hope to have a studio like yours one day.ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa - September 3, 2015 - 07:47

    I love your work, style and studio space. I was wondering if you could share what shade of paint you used in your studio. Do you love it?ReplyCancel

  • SAM - August 24, 2015 - 17:27

    Wow! This was simply amazingReplyCancel

  • Lili Sweet - August 16, 2015 - 04:17

    Truly inspiring, what a gorgeous space. It must be so exciting to work there everyday. Thanks for sharing all your info so generously too! Bless you & so happy for you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Erica - June 24, 2015 - 04:05

    My dream studio!! This is truly amazing.ReplyCancel

  • hanh trinh - June 8, 2015 - 21:58
  • Amaresh kumar - May 26, 2015 - 04:33

    very nice and unique studio..ReplyCancel

  • Katie - May 15, 2015 - 15:35

    Beautiful space, I love the light airy feeling it has. Just wondering about the size of your studio!ReplyCancel

  • Anna Fotografia - May 14, 2015 - 20:52

    Fantastic studio. Im jealous! Greetings from Poland.ReplyCancel

  • Felisha - March 21, 2015 - 13:44

    Beautiful studio. About how many sq ft or sq meters is your space?ReplyCancel

  • Candice Wong - March 18, 2015 - 04:03

    Absolutely stunning studio! Just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Aurelie Noyer - March 16, 2015 - 22:02

    Amazing space Kelly! You’re an incredible inspiration for any newborn photographer! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Kristy - March 11, 2015 - 16:17

    Hi Kelly, LOVE LOVE LOVE your space!! It’s stunning. When you have a minute, can you please let me know where you got your backdrop wall system from. I’m after something similar to this. Thanks so much xReplyCancel

  • Wendy - November 23, 2014 - 17:37

    Wonderful space, love it. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nelly Rahman - October 22, 2014 - 00:33

    It is a dream come true to have a beautiful studio. You definitely deserve a studio worthy of the art you create for your clients. Congratulations !ReplyCancel

  • Bailey - October 7, 2014 - 12:46

    Simple, clean lovely space . This make me want to purgeReplyCancel

  • Melissa - September 21, 2014 - 06:50

    Beautiful and unique studio space. Congratulations on the new space!ReplyCancel

  • Katey - September 6, 2014 - 10:29

    Wow, this looks amazing Kelly!ReplyCancel

  • Shimon - August 29, 2014 - 21:14

    Hi Kelly,you have Amazing Photos you are a Inspertion for new born Photography.

    may i ask where did you get The parquet Boards (by The Window)?ReplyCancel

  • Darwin newborn photographer Susan - August 27, 2014 - 21:50

    What a wonderful studio. Thank you very much for sharing. I could only dream of this space and beautiful set up xxReplyCancel

  • Erin Martin - August 27, 2014 - 12:47

    I just wanted to tell you that your workshop on creative live has changed my world. My view on my work and having more faith in myself. Thank you! now all i want is all your blankets and I will be set lol. I cant wait to see what my work looks like in a few year. I will be learning from you every step of the way. p.s please come to miami so i can do a workshop with you 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Newell - August 23, 2014 - 07:53

    Kelly – your space is incredibly stunning! So extremely excited for you!!! LOVE seeing the new creations that are coming from this space! Congrats my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - August 22, 2014 - 10:41

    Kelly,

    Your home studio inspired me to transform my little room into a studio… Although this space is looks amazing, I will forever remember your home studio as my inspiration!ReplyCancel

    • Lisa - August 22, 2014 - 10:43

      And congratulations on the new studio!ReplyCancel

  • Rana - August 22, 2014 - 05:19

    Wow…this is just gorgeous! Congratulations on the addition to your space! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - August 22, 2014 - 04:51

    Wow, simply beautiful space. Could you tell me what backdrop you have handing from the ceiling? I m searching to find one. Thanks in advance!ReplyCancel

  • kerrie - August 21, 2014 - 14:32

    Kelly this is a beautiful space, do you have any information on how we as photographers can get in touch with Conny Rogers about the beautiful canvas backdrop?ReplyCancel

  • Tarra Fleming - August 21, 2014 - 03:30

    Stunning… such a beautiful and welcoming space – LOVE it! You and your husband have done an amazing job at creating such a tranquil place for all your new parents to come & have a wonderful experience 🙂 Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • SugaShoc Photography - August 21, 2014 - 01:38

    Gorgeous studio and beautiful space Kelly! Makes me long for my own huge space!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Nash - August 20, 2014 - 22:01

    Congrats on your new space Kelly!

    It’s beautiful! I love the shelving and how beautifully it holds all your props (mine are a disaster!)ReplyCancel

  • Davina - August 20, 2014 - 19:22

    Omg kelly its amazing:) Congratulations you deserve all the amazing things that are coming to you:) thankyou for been so inspiring:)ReplyCancel

  • Dagmara - August 20, 2014 - 18:29

    Beautiful space Kelly, well deserved, I’m in the process of getting my home studio together and I hope it’ll be half as nice as yours! Well done to husband too!
    Enjoy it!ReplyCancel

  • Helen Curtis - August 20, 2014 - 18:16

    Well done, this looks absolutely beautiful. I wish you all the very best for the future of your business!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Yoon - August 20, 2014 - 16:53

    Congratulations Kelly! I love your studio as much as your work. Great space and something I’d love to create in a couple of years. Very inspirational! So good to hear you are in Korea. I am originally from Korea but a newborn photographer in Canada.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Cain - August 20, 2014 - 16:45

    Awesome Kelly, you so deserve it and your awesome hubby. Wishing you heaps of inspiring and continued fabulous work in your sanctuary 🙂 Regards from one of your New Zealand gals 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Emilia - August 20, 2014 - 15:16

    Wonderful space, well done to you and your husband for creating such a bright and welcoming space!
    What did you use on the floor?ReplyCancel

  • Mieke - August 20, 2014 - 15:12

    Omg how stunning is this!!! I’ve been waiting to see some pics after seeing you and hubby working hard on Instagram ;)! Well done! Hope to have something similar one day!! XReplyCancel

  • Adriana Pilonieta - August 20, 2014 - 15:08

    Kelly I am so happy for you and your clients! It is a dream come true to have a beautiful studio. You definitely deserve a studio worthy of the art you create for your clients. Congratulations !ReplyCancel

  • Mollie Meagher - August 20, 2014 - 14:14

    Such a beautiful studio Kelly! I hope I have one that nice someday. xXxXReplyCancel

  • Michelle Knowles - August 20, 2014 - 13:44

    Totally head over heels in LOVE… would be far MORE jealous without the knowledge of how much you deserve this (through your hard work) and what a wonderful woman you are x (now to ‘work towards’ my own beautiful space!)ReplyCancel

  • Carole Diamond - August 20, 2014 - 13:03

    Kelly your new studio looks incredible!

    You deserve everything that is coming to you as you work so hard and are the nicest person to go with it.ReplyCancel

  • Tanya McSwan - August 20, 2014 - 12:59

    Absolutely stunning! Great job everyone xxReplyCancel

  • Lee Anne - August 20, 2014 - 12:52

    Even your studio space is totally inspiring……thanks for letting us have peek <3ReplyCancel

  • Amy Tong - August 20, 2014 - 12:48

    Super jealous! It’s beautiful. Can’t wait to see all the wonderful photos created in this space by your talented self 🙂ReplyCancel

  • zoe hiigli - August 20, 2014 - 12:44

    I am so, so, SOOOOOOO jealous!!! One day I hope to have the same! Congrats, its completely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Jodie - August 20, 2014 - 12:35

    beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Riley - August 20, 2014 - 12:22

    Best of luck Kelly! It’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Cassidy - August 20, 2014 - 12:16

    Stunning Kelly! Congratulations 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Hope Copeland - August 20, 2014 - 12:12

    Looks lovely Kelly! Congratulations on the expansion of your space!ReplyCancel

We have arrived home from 3 INCREDIBLE days at The AIPP Nikon Event.  Every day was filled with the most inspiring speakers from all over the world!  To start the conference off husband and wife team Heather Swan and Glenn Singleman had everyone on the edge of their seats with their incredible presentation called Fearless.  Then we listened to Peter Rossi and Chairmaine Heyer, two of the nicest and ridiculously talented photographers I know!   They are pretty much my biggest inspiration.  We (and when I say we I mean my husband and I) then listened to Stephen Dupont and there are simply no words to describe what an artist this man is!  His work is astounding.  And then Dan O’Day entertained us with his genius – and even held a gallery exhibition during his presentation.  To finish  Alexia Sinclair – one of my favourite artists gave a wonderful insight into her creative masterpieces; to have half the talent this woman has would be incredible!

This year I was also asked to be a presenter which is a HUGE honour!  But will admit I have never been so nervous in all my life to speak in front of a group of people!  During my talk I looked out into the audience and all I could see were the faces of photographers I know and admire.  And everyone kept saying “but you’ve done this before!”  I have but not up on a stage in front of friends of the industry and without a baby in my hands 🙂  So I stumbled through my presentation and when it was over I could finally breath and enjoy the rest of the Event 😉

Photo below by Bambi Gosbell  ~ official AIPP Event Photographer.

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And here’s the video I created (with the help of my good friend Garrett from Garrett, Your Blog Mechanic) for my presentation, to show how a potential award image for the family category is created from start to finish after coming up with a concept.

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It was pretty awesome to see my work hanging at the Brilliant Prints booth in the trade show, their canvas’s are incredible!

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And Seldex had a beautiful display using a gallery of mine as well.  I can’t wait to get my new USB boxes from them!

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I also got to pick up my new 3 annies camera bag – the Audrey Lu in distessed brown.  Seriously love this bag!

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And on the last night was the Gala Dinner With Charity Print Auction.  Every year each speaker is asked to donate one image to be auctioned off with all proceeds going to a chosen charity.  The charity this year was the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Australia.  And together we raised a whopping $59,000!!!!

I submitted this image of my daughter Mackenzie and I couldn’t believe it when it raised $1900!!!  😀

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Rob couldn’t resist – he had to have the image donated by Heather Swan and Glenn Singleman.  It raised $700!

Heather took this image of Glenn flying across the Australian Outback!!!

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And when I saw that Julia Kusmenko had donated her image Sugar Skull – I had to have it!!!!  It raised $2000!!!

Julia is a phenomenal artist and the sweetest lady.  I can’t wait to have it hanging 😀

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Now it’s back to work until next year when the Event will be held in Perth, June 29th – July 1st 2015.

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  • Paul - August 17, 2014 - 01:11

    Baby photography not the easiest. however I enjoying it so much.ReplyCancel

  • Family Photographer London - July 14, 2014 - 22:03

    It’s so great to see different posing ideas, with I had an app with all your images on to refer to when I need inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • Rana - July 6, 2014 - 06:17

    Kelly-

    What an awesome opportunity! I am terribly jealous that you were able to be there at the event and here so many amazing photographers speak!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Kryzanek - June 14, 2014 - 09:17

    Kelly –

    Thank you so much for the video! Would love to have a slowed down version of the “nest” you made. Hint hint for youTube. The photo of your daughter is amazing too.

    ChrisReplyCancel

  • Michelle Newell - June 14, 2014 - 06:52

    Brilliant video! What an incredible opportunity!ReplyCancel