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The Art of Maternity Photography

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Bonus Video: Beyond the Belly

Ana Brandt

The Art of Maternity Photography

Ana Brandt

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2. Bonus Video: Beyond the Belly


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3 Interview with Ana Brandt Duration:12:42

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Bonus Video: Beyond the Belly

So today I showed you how to pose the mom. But in every session it's important to know that I encouraged that the dads come whenever possible and the Children is well. The idea is to not only get Mom alone, but you want to get mom with the dad, and it could not be the husband. It could be a partner, but to get mom with the partner and get the interaction between Mom and the partner and then bring the child in. I'll do the child's with dad to get family. That's really important. And then I'll have Dad step away and I'll do child and mom and get the interaction between child and mom. And I'll do that in every clothing set. So let's do two or three clothing sets in each set. I will either have dad change clothes or the child to change clothes and try to do the same thing. And then the idea between bad. The idea behind that you do behind that would be so that if you're selling books or canvases or something, you could have the relationship between the bad and the child have a whole collage...

in a little story so many times, Dad say that they don't wanna be in the photo on the mom says The kids were napping or whatever, and I really encourage them to bring everybody and especially if it's a tabular and I'm not 100% sure that I can't even get the title or near the belly. We have a player in my studio for on location will bring little toys, and I'll just say, Let's just get them here. It's just a short period of time. It's a one photo opportunity during this pregnancy and if everyone could be there and let's just try it and I'll tell them that the husband's just gonna be in the pictures for a couple of seconds and then the child's just gonna be in for a couple of seconds, and we use Cheerios and stickers and lollipops and all kind of sweet treats, and we just want Just tell the child just come up and maybe give Mommy a hug or give the belly a kiss. And even though the husbands don't want to do and the kids often run out of the room, they're usually the best photos that they like. So whenever possible. I just say, Just just come and let's just see what we can do So I try to keep an assistant on hand whenever possible. I rarely will do a photo shoot with the child without an assistant. And so we have all kinds of tricks up our sleeves, like we've hidden Cheerios in the belly button before. We even they go to get it and they're touching the belly. We've put stickers on the belly before that. We've retouched. Later, we do bubbles access you for family photos will bring a bubble in. Have the child popped the bubble that will pull back out and child smiling and happy. And we also have a very long tickle monster. That's very, very important if people will know how to work with Children. And so I love Children. I'm a mom. I know how to work with Children, and I just do everything in my power to be silly and goofy and trying to get them in the picture. We're gonna maybe shoot a lot of pictures and just edited down to the best ones. And this is Anna Brandt, and this was the on the belly

Class Description

Capturing the beauty of expectant motherhood is a delicate art. Learn how to delight your pregnant clients with luminous photographs in this 90-minute workshop with maternity photographer Ana Brandt. Ana will cover everything from lighting and posing basics to the intricacies of working with a fan and fabric in order to master the art of maternity photography


Cheri Stewart

I LOVED this!! She packs so much into a short amount of time. I feel like I could watch it several times and learn new things every time. As for the chitchat, so many people seem to dislike it, but I love her style of teaching. I'm not falling asleep (I may be crocheting... ) I'm engaged. I love her stories. You can learn from them! Love it.

Anastasiya Bizyayeva

I am always skeptical whenever I take a course because I am afraid of not getting out of it. This was the very first course I took after I subcribed with creative live. WOW. I am so beyond thankful, inspired, and full from this course! I feel like I gained a new perspective on maternity and way beyond just maternity photography! I feel like I was given so many tools on posing clients. It's one of my biggest struggles. The process of posing. And this video lit a fire in me for photography. I don't know why the first 8 minutes had me balling. Ana's story has me in awe of the purpose and power of photography. I grabbed a pen and a notepad. I have notes on notes. I received everything she gave. I processed and I am so excited and looking forward to my first Maternity shoot next week!

Laurie Ould

Love the way through class is delivered. Great content.