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Pregnancy and Newborn Photography

Lesson 28 of 37

Getting the Word Out


Pregnancy and Newborn Photography

Lesson 28 of 37

Getting the Word Out


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Getting the Word Out

let's take two questions okay so what had asked if you think it's appropriate to approach an obviously pregnant woman about setting up a session I find it hard to break the ice ice with a stranger do you have any tips I don't do it I don't I do know people that dio and have had success and I told you I'm kind of shine I can't do it if the people that I know have done it have handed out their cards and some have gotten calls and some have gotten strange looks I don't like solicitations when I'm out with my kids and shopping that's kind of my personal space you know I'm kind of in my thing and while I'm flattered people have come up to me your children are beautiful do you wantto come to model a see how many times have my kid's gotten these cards were in l a we would love to represent you and I'm like you know I'll find if I know agents if I want to put them in I'll find them so I can't speak from that experience but if you're an extra over and you're a salesman and you want to do it I s...

ay go for it you have nothing to lose I would have a nice pretty postcard that has an image of the work and say you know what I think you're amazing I think you're gorgeous I think you're pregnant why don't you take this even if you don't use it for the pregnancy newborns fifty dollars off my session fee if you want to use it pass it on yes okay wow that's a great question so hillary I have two questions hilary from mp photography says anna you're amazing my question is I started my business and then it booms quicker than I had imagined I feel like I had no idea on following through and may have missed out on returning clientele is there a way to gain their trust back have you been through this a cz well okay yes you can gain the trust back um I I have had different booms yes where I've gotten crazy busy and I felt like I've lost people along the way because I've been so busy and I remember a time years ago when I had just had ava and the economy was doing great and business was booming and I lost some people along the way because I didn't have time but with that being said I don't feel like you've ever lost anyone completely because I'm very good at the marketing aspect meaning starting day one I had a newsletter it used to be back in the day when it was kinko's and it was a printed newsletter and I snail mail them and then when email got heavy I started creating in online newsletter that I e mailed and so I send out email I have religiously sent out newsletters for fourteen years and I've had people that have fallen off maybe I lost them maybe I was too busy at the time maybe they felt I was too expensive at the time and then we'll come out with like let's do holiday many sessions and we have new sets and we're in a new location and I've brought them back so I think yes you can gain their trust back but I think you need some staple things to do it and that's where you get your game on in beginning the newsletter situation if you have one client you have a mailing list people one client you have a mailing list it's not like you're saying when you send out your mailing list you're the only one that's getting it you know you're saying this is I'm sending it out to everyone in my mailing list all my people and you start with one person and it's an email newsletter and don't tell me I don't know what to say you can post on facebook all day long and you can't send out in the center I got your newsletter for this week guess where I was last week I was creative line I got my bum kicks I'm live tv but guess what I learned boom boom boom and boom and for the month of whatever we're going to be giving half off of our pregnancy sessions because we are so inspired we're going to do a belly baby love special and this is what we're going to do and guess what we're doing in dis remember we're going to do many sessions of the fields and bring the kids out and candy canes and goody bags that such if you could be this you want to you want to join it and then you go oh I haven't done any of that well get your child go out in the field take acute many there's your promo material get a pregnant person and I need you for whatever and do it and make it happen so I feel like if you've created the foundation foundations are your website your online presence having a newsletter even when no one's lately and you think no one's reading it are listening I still sending my news out of regardless of my stats you will bring him back we talkabout motivated mama marketing and I can say mama because I'm a mama but men I'm not meant to me or better marketers than women because they're not emotional they're not as emotional and I'm not blanket statement at a stadium when containing I know many men that are emotionally many women that aren't emotional but generally are beings you know we're the emotional ones and men are like what men say I got a business I rent to pay I've gotta pedal work you know but let's tap into women do you know that women account for eighty five percent of all consumer purchases we know this you guys because we're spending the money they represent a two point four trillion dollar market and what's interesting is the women that are spending are also running businesses out of their home they're also having children these women are working like they've never worked before you know when I was raised by my mom she was a worker bee she was raising five kids she was cooking full meals she was sewing our costumes she was hanging wallpaper she was doing everything and had amassed she's in psychology decided to get a master's in divinity and becoming united myths minister when I begin to my teens there was no holding her back now you see where I got it from don't get me started about genetics versus environment that's a whole other show because I tell my mother all the time I blame you for everything because she was a motivated mama on a mission and you asked my mother what she has to do from the core of her being and she'll say she has to share she had to preach she that she just had she cannot do it she's like eighty and she's still doing it if you tell her she she supposedly retired but she's still does it so you have to understand these women are moving like never before they're spending their buying they account for fifty percent overall stop ownership but here's the great thing about women here's my favorite line of this is sixty four percent of mom's ask other moms for advice before they do a new purchase there's your ticket you guys there's where your marketing lives because you don't need to really work as hard as you think you let your mama's work for you we do referrals if you'd have a referral program it's right up there with newsletters I had a referral program when I had a newsletter I didn't even know what it wass but if you look at most of the companies in the market today bigger stores that have nothing to do with photography they do the same thing they have referrals they have incentives right massage envy I belong to massage envy if I refer someone I get what right free massage bring it am I not going to tell everybody I know where I'm getting my massage and they're going to go you do like massage envy don't you and we they pay monthly right is it worth it yeah done massage and we just got a new customer and I'm sorry what did besides me dio they scare me group in that you're gonna do a great shoot your mom's gonna talk she's going there's no not talking she's not gonna let quietly hang up her photos and when your friends come over and they go who did that that's not gonna happen it's just not gonna happen our referral program used to be uh eight by ten let my fourteen in a free session very simple we had a little pad that I created males out a little postcard thank you for your referral here's your free eight by ten let my fourteen recession and uh and you can save it and then I realized this past year that my clients were referring so many people that it was becoming silly like now is another every ten so I changed it to a fifty dollar referral fee and you want to make five hundred dollars referring me and you want to bring it all in for a session I would much rather put my five hundred dollars in that client than on an ad that everybody's gonna throw away in the in the garbage right I love when clients come in and they're usually like a little nervous like I have one hundred fifty dollars to spend thank you yeah you d'oh awesome go you anything out what else you got you got mom's friend friend friend mila mom's a pregnant they show what you need what you need from you need a goodie bag when it's he shirt what do you need I'll make it let's do it I want to wear down around town what do you want let's do it and then you get the women I love the women that used to do marketing the corporate america now that at home with their kids because they're just dying because that's what they love to dio you mean a marketer they love it they studied it they went to school for it we have to learn it I slept during that part in college anyway remember that course was there of course I don't know I mean there's a business course yeah so but but those moms if they're at home or there part time and they're coming to you let's collaborate let's network it's market market to the motivated mama you need to know everything about your client this kind of goes back to everything I said I said all of this you know how personal professional particular printed material work with like minded businesses are you doing that are you working with any business that is like minded yes yes yes yes way were so close I was like yeah we're getting there we're getting there we're getting where yeses can you call it the business real quick not the name just a titan oh I work with to etc shops car design and then hats and diaper cover beautiful different prop cos proper companies as well oh and talk about companies ugo I was thinking more along the lines boutiques in that but I would teo I have a friend who does handcrafted knitted items can I also ask you can take out the proper companies I do have a duel those don't count your yes and they're all no oh I have I have a display in a dentist's office you I wanted to take out the prop companies because they should be bowing down and thanking you a million times over for boosting their sails I'm not talking about the people that your marketing for did you know that that's what's happening yeah your marketing for them not talking about that who is marketing for you so who said doula doula and then what was it a dental office and a hairdresser and that's ok that's ok if your clients are there that's okay there's no wrong answer but I'm talking about a like minded business that when a stranger walks in and says I need a photographer they're going to say your name where were you going to say my o b your o b second star so yes that's what that's what I'm talking about and don't get caught up in that I feel like a lot of new photographers they're loving all the freeze stuff it's like oprah's christmas give away oh I just got a new property and don't get me wrong I bowed down to the vendors that brought everything for this show and we love it and were shouting out to them and thinking then that's a big deal they have a business to but let's get back to the corby's obey a korb business and strip away for the props for a minute let's just strip away the props and let's get down to naked babies and valleys okay let's pretend props turning just for a quick second because we don't know if the same props of being existence five years from now right but your work will be and your art will be and if you write down every single business you use as a mother or what a mother would use she goes to the dentist she goes to the pediatrician she goes to the o b g y n she gets her hair done she goes clothes shopping for her kids she goes and get ultrasound goes and gets an ultrasound she works with doulas she works with party places she works with card cos she works with designers think of upend a flex when the busy mom is like I got a call this person this person this person this person who are they calling and are you in there penned a flex those air the businesses I'm talking about and it's a simple as walking in their door and saying oh my gosh I love your children store you're doing a quick scan there's no other photographers in the room awesome you know what I have a card I'm a local photographer I don't know if you need anything but I would love to give you my car maybe we could network I did that with the right start a couple years ago oh thank you very much we've already worked with photographers leads to shoot your story needs to record store it's not gonna work well I wasn't saying shooting your store I was just saying I would be happy too and this is where you put the foot forward of what you're giving them the what you're getting is on this foot what you're giving them I can give you any ideas start rattling I can give you raffle cards for your countertop and everybody who makes a purchase khun b entered into a drawing for a free session would that be fun how much do you want your clients to spend well I think I want my clients to spend seventy five dollars each time they come great what about we only put the people in that raffle for people who are going to spend seventy five dollars or more then they go into a raffle winner free session you click the names of the e mails that we can add to our email list because we're building up our list we will contact them and let them know that they just want a free session for spending seventy five dollars off the right story start they come to do a photo session we can even deliver the order to your store and get them back a second time would that be fine can I provide the small easel back that'll be put at your counter can I provide the raffle cards cannot provide the mailing list we have to talk to my manager your problem can you let me know when I can talk to them they call me or finally hear from them I call them rattle off the ideas okay well we want to just try it just try it for a month very purse person that I called said she had two girls should never I had photos taken she had a very large wall I don't remember what the length of the wall was too thin he could tell you and she wanted to decorate it and she spent three thousand dollars in standouts for her wall from that store from the raffle what can I do for you what can I do for you it's a store in fashion on whose baby store and I walked in with my daughter's last thanksgiving member that store moment and we were walking around and I'm scoping looking for photographers no one's there and and the woman said to my daughter's oh are you going to see santa them all and they go we've already seen santa really how did you see santa already my mama's a photographer he comes to our studio every year early before things giving already had our photos stone with santa oh really are you photographer what kind of photography do you do do you do that baby photography like and get it because we get oh calls all the time for a photographer and we don't have anyone to refer to you do you do that and I pick up my phone and I said like this and she's like yeah like that absolutely what would you like several phone calls several visits to the store but girls kept telling me to go back to that store mama know kind of like you know the manager wasn't there and did you go back to the store they asked me three times I finally was like all right I'm going back to the store and I went without them because I felt like I got to show them I can do this and I talked to the woman and she's like well the manager is not here and then I see the manager coming and they see the manager coming in there not trying not to show the manager that I know that the manager is coming in the manager's just quietly listening and I see the manager of the quarter man and I just start going and I was like remember we talked before I mean I can do anything you'd like to do I can give you canvases for your wall we could build it into the decor I can give you a coffee table book for your counter I could do small medium or large I could give you raffles for your you know when you when something shops and you want to give them hand outs I could give you that and I just kept talking remember I said I get nervous I talk really really really really fast and I like and I could do this and this and this or whatever you like and then the manager comes over and we start talking and okay what do you leave your cards why don't you leave your book and then I get the phone call and we're opening up a new store location will you do shoots in our store in the window heck yeah little fashion island in newport beach you're okay with doing shoots in the window yeah well don't worry me when you need him s so we did and then I heard they recently called they were having a baby shower they were shutting the whole store down do you think you could do something there what do you need I will give you anything you want to give and yes it's all at my cost maryland meg has been having some great questions day so thank you meg and that is it possible to make it as a photographer being self taught or is it necessary to have a formal education you could be self time absolutely I went to school for accounting rarely dickinson university and then I transferred over to pace university in new york city my dad's an accountant I have no idea what to do and you know you get a degree in photography I went to school for county I went back to school for photography courses because I I wanted to learn how to develop in the darkroom and it never dawned on me tio go back and get a photography degree because I didn't think I was going to be over so then the rest of my years of being in four I think I went to four different community schools and kept on rolling in the same courses was just self teaching myself maybe I didn't get a degree for that I just kept going back to school because I just kept running teach myself and my husband I before we had kids we still live in barnes and noble's he's a writer and so it's his favorite place to be is through a writer in a bookstore I mean come on so we used to just read books and books and books and talk about self teaching I make him read me my camera manual because I hate reading up and so it's like yeah absolutely you just need motivation and dr you don't need a degree okay meg to words motivation drive and creative live aren't you mr ryan today okay well jenny liz asked and I want to specialize in maternity newborns I have several photographers close by what is the best way you feel to make yourself stand out is she anywhere is for working anywhere you know you have to be unique I think that we there's a lot of copying going on we have a lot of photographers by you and you look at their work and you want to do it just like them and that's a that's a big thing I have a lot of photographers right by me I hear this all the time like within a two mile radius there's probably like fifty photographers where I am and at one point there were four studios within like two blocks of where I am so but if you lined up all of our work it's all different and I'm different and I'm motivated so I think that you have to make yourself standout you've gotta make your work your best and shoot what you love your idea your vision you khun love the chin and hand pose and if you want to get it and now and make it your own do it but don't feel like you need to copy the people around you in fact put blinders on and pretend like they don't exist and to tell yourself you're the only one there and market like you can't market anymore all the marketing still supplies but you cannot look be like the horse and put those blinders on and don't worry about the horses next to you because you're all trying to finish the race right are you all trying to do the same race but if a horse looks at the horse next to him he's going to trip so if you keep looking at the photographer next to you you're going to trip you're not going to make it to the finish line because you're too busy looking at everybody else when a runner is running if he looks who's behind him and who's next to him he's gonna trip he's not gonna make it over his hurdles and he's got hurdles you're gonna have hurdles and your will always have people in fact the better you are the closer they come that's what I've learned the better I get it it's like I draw them in move right next door to me why not and I felt like it was a test to me because I always said I wasn't afraid of competition and then I swear the minute I said that it was like three photographers moved in next door and the guy was like yeah how you doing now and then I go to tiffany and I'd be like oh my gosh seriously she should say anna can't do that you say yourself you can't you can't focus on the competition you focus on you you make yourself better you compete with yourself and see who's still standing at the end and guess what I'm the only one still standing on my block they all moved out I'm very glad I asked because we tend to really get hung up on that a lot yes photographer so a lot it's a it's a big one it's a that's a big big big issue and I go through it every day I have a two minute news feeds girl limit got that suit again I have to minute limit on my news feed scroll when I'm on facebook I scroll look look look look I have a million photographers everybody's good and I'm off because if I'm on any longer than that I'm questioning myself I'm doubting myself the competition's coming in no you can't do that just you just have to stop you can't pay attention put on your blinders debonair we get this question a lot from florida should you post your best shots from modelling session on facebook and in your other advertising materials you show your best stuff or do you kind of call that to show really good stuff but not those really a a stuff show your best work that's the point you show your best work you don't need to announce that it was from a modeling session you don't know that to anybody when I was doing model calls I was using my best work on my printed material and on my website and I wasn't going this was from a free session from a woman that I got at the o b g y n that never paid me to do this right that's what you're doing when you said this was from a modeling session that's what you just told everybody and they're like oh so you have no work and so all your competitors will go and look what she's doing she's just doing model calls all because nobody's calling her because she's not good enough really let's try this again look what I did yesterday look what I did yesterday oh I tried something fun yesterday I bought a new fan I did nudes I did silhouette I got baby in the chin pose look what I did because right now it's about me and my business and I gave myself permission to tell me that I'm great today what do you think about that

Class Description


  • Confidently work with pregnant moms, babies, and toddlers
  • Calm a newborn for a successful photo session
  • Wrap and pose a newborn
  • Safety work with newborns and props
  • Create, flattering, glowing photos of mom-to-be
  • Select props and wardrobe for maternity and newborn photography
  • Cull and pre-edit images in Lightroom
  • Build a successful newborn and maternity photography business
  • Master in-person sales


Capturing images of pregnancy and newborns is an art -- and a challenge. Learn from newborn and maternity veteran Ana Brandt of Anamaria Brandt Photography and Belly Baby Love in this in-depth class on pregnancy and newborn photography. From getting the shot to getting the sale, learn the art of newborn and maternity photography through live sessions, behind-the-scenes insight, and advice from an industry professional.

Jump right into a live newborn photo shoot, creating a workflow to help keep baby calm. Learn how to soothe, wrap and pose a newborn. Master transitional posing to create variety without waking the baby. Work with natural light from windows and studio lighting. Add in the new parents -- and siblings -- for a family portrait with the newest member of the family.

Learn the art of a successful maternity photo shoot. Develop skills for helping moms feel comfortable inside their changing bodies while showing off that baby bump. Build a wardrobe that flatters, and learn how to use simple fabrics to creating flowing, goddess-like images of pregnant women. Work with posing and lighting to bring your own maternity photo ideas to life.

A passion for maternity and newborn photography is a must -- but what do you need to move from hobby to business? Gain valuable business insight from Ana. Start with getting a business license, then build a portfolio, get your name out there, and increase your sales. Whether you are new or have spent a few years in the industry, learn how to grow your business with marketing and in-person print sales.


  • New photographers passionate about infants and pregnancy
  • Hobbyist photographers ready to turn a passion into a business
  • Self-taught photographers ready to take their business to the next level


Ana Brandt started her newborn and maternity photography business from scratch after moving across the country. She went from working full time and shooting on the side to running a large photography studio and educating other photographers. Ana is well-known for her patience and stunning imagery. Along with teaching and running her studio, Ana also owns TAoPaN (The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn Photography), a resource and online store for newborn and pregnancy photographers. She's also the author of multiple books on newborn photography.


  1. Get the Sellable Shot

    In the first lesson, gain an overview of the class and meet your instructor. Then, begin the first live shoot of the class, where you'll see a full session over the first four lessons. Learn how to get the first guaranteed, sellable shot in the first 15 minutes.

  2. Start to Finsh Newborn Shoot: Mauve Cloth and Basket

    Move from that first sellable shot to the second set-up. Learn what to look for in props, how to keep a new baby calm while switching sets, and how to work in transitions for maximum variety.

  3. Start to Finish Newborn Shoot: Baby Pram Prop

    In the third set-up, watch Ana work with a more complex prop. See how to work with a prop that requires an assistant's support for safety. Gain insight into the newborn and editing workflow from student questions.

  4. Start to Finish Newborn Shoot: Newborn with Parents

    At the end of the live session, learn how to work with the newborn and parents. Gain tips for posing both the baby and mom and dad for a portrait of the new family.

  5. Baby Safety

    Newborn safety is a must for photographers. Learn what to do when you are sick, how to keep everything sanitary, and how to make sure baby is safe at all times. Go through the baby safety checklist to ensure a safe session.

  6. Art of the Wrap: Basic Wrap with Twins

    Newborn wrapping is as much of an art as photography. Learn how to create a basic wrap in the second live shoot of the class, a session with twins. Get a precursor to studio lighting with an overview on the lighting gear used for the live shoot.

  7. Art of the Wrap: Egg Wrap and Side Wrap

    The egg wrap keeps baby cozy while showing details like the toes and that new belly button. Learn the art of the egg wrap, then move into an easy side sleep bum wrap.

  8. Art of the Wrap: Final Shots

    Take those simple baby wraps and learn how to incorporate more variety by mixing those wraps with props and poses. Learn additional simple wraps like the middle twist and essential tips for a successful wrap, like listening to the baby's cues.

  9. Studio Light Shoot: Newborn and Toddler with Moon Prop

    In this lesson, learn how to work with siblings during a newborn shoot. Go behind-the-scenes in multiple sibling poses and gain tips for working with toddlers.

  10. Q&A and The Challenging Toddler

    In this lesson, gain tips on working with challenging toddlers. With student questions and an additional live shoot, learn tricks to working with challenging toddlers for sibling shoots.

  11. Baby Emma Edit

    In this live edit, learn the post-processing workflow for a newborn session. While editing images from the first live session, gain insights into quickly culling images, pre-cropping, and coloring images by working with presets.

  12. Maternity Photography 101

    Maternity pictures go hand-in-hand with newborn photography. In this lesson, learn maternity photo basics, like why maternity shoots are important, how to prep maternity clients, and how to help pregnant women feel beautiful.

  13. Clothing Options and Metering

    Clothing choices can help an expectant mother feel beautiful with that pregnant belly. Learn how to build a wardrobe for maternity photography, what to look for in maternity photography clothing, and clothing pitfalls to look out for. Then, tackle metering to gain a better understanding of exposure.

  14. Shoot: Transitional Posing

    Transitional posing isn't just for newborns. Learn how to work variety into maternity sessions by directing transitional posing for a mom-to-be. Go behind-the-scenes of a live maternity shoot, through multiple outfit changes, and gain insight into posing that's flattering for that baby bump.

  15. Shoot: Studio Lighting

    Continue working with maternity photography by mixing that transitional posing with studio lighting. Start with a simple lighting set-up, then move to more dramatic studio lighting.

  16. Shoot: Couple and Monochrome

    Learn how to incorporate Dad into the maternity session with this live couple's maternity shoot. Gain tips for posing mom and dad together, as well as insight into monochrome photography.

  17. Shoot: Silhouettes and Back Lighting

    A mom-to-be's body shape changes dramatically during pregnancy. A silhouette can be a great way to celebrate the shape of that new life. Learn how to create a silhouette in studio, as well as working with additional types of backlighting. From wardrobe choices to camera settings, master backlighting in this lesson.

  18. General Q&A

    Find the answers to frequently asked questions from maternity photographers like you. In this short lesson, students ask questions from the live maternity shoots.

  19. Shoot: Movement with Fans

    Fans on set help create movement, creating a beautiful, flowing look for that mom-to-be. Learn what kind of fan to use and how to use it during maternity sessions. Gain insight into creating movement in maternity photos.

  20. Shoot: Movement with Fan and Fabrics

    Mix your new-found fan knowledge with fabric to create additional movement and fun wardrobe variety. Learn what kind of fabric to use, from fabric store finds to those same newborn wraps, then watch that fabric incorporated into a live shoot.

  21. Shoot: Pregnancy Session Start to Finish Part 1

    Build on what you've learned from the previous maternity shoots and head behind-the-scenes for a full pregnancy session. Gain insight into posing and the flow of the session with this full live shot.

  22. Shoot: Pregnancy Session Start to Finish Part 2

    In this continuation of the full pregnancy session, work with silhouette shots and backlighting. Learn how to add in the future big sibling -- including tricks to get toddlers to interact with mom's belly. Then, add in dad for a couple's silhouette. Work with the entire family for a family maternity shot.

  23. Pregnancy Session Start to Finish Part 3

    In the final segment of the full live maternity session, work with additional poses, like lying down and side lying. Gain additional insight from the included Q&A session.

  24. Become a Recognized Newborn Photographer

    How do you build a photography business when no one knows who you are? Learn how Ana started from scratch after a cross-country move and built a business while still working a full-time job. Gain insight into how to get your name out there in your community.

  25. Get Motivated to Market

    Get into a marketing mindset not through odd tips, but by finding your own motivation. Learn how to find your own motivation, and how to use that to reach new clients.

  26. Model Calls

    Need to build your portfolio? In this lesson, Ana walks through model calls and tips to reach out to models. Using model calls is a great way to work on your own weaknesses.

  27. Preparing for Future Opportunities

    With some preparation, marketing can help prepare you for future opportunities that you may not even foresee. Learn the marketing essentials, like why printed material is essential.

  28. Getting the Word Out

    Gain insight into getting the word out for your business. Start by understanding your audience. Then, build on essentials like creating a referral program and an email newsletter.

  29. Capturing the Legacy

    Go deeper into your marketing audience with multicultural marketing. Learn why diversity in marketing is important, how to be proactive in marketing, and how to build a legacy for your business.

  30. Marketing Materials

    Learn the marketing materials essentials, like newsletters, printed materials, and a website, then tie them all together. Go behind the scenes for Ana's social media and website workflow for her business.

  31. The Business of Newborn Photography

    What separates a hobbyist from a professional photographer? Learn the business essentials of newborn and maternity photography, including obtaining licenses, hiring an assistant, and getting equipment.

  32. In Person Sales

    Selling in person leaves a lasting impression with clients. Learn why selling in person is important, and tips for a successful in-person sales session.

  33. Selling Your Work

    In this lesson, Ana offers advice for photographers on selling your work. From must-have newborn art to selling while you are shooting, gain insight into increasing sales in this lesson.

  34. Sneak Peak and Sales

    Do you edit all the baby photos before displaying to the clients? In this lesson, Ana explains why she only edits 2-3 images before the in-person sales, educating the client on how the remaining photos would be edited. Learn how to handle sneak peeks.

  35. Lightroom Demo of Pregnancy Shoot

    Work with the images from the live maternity shoot as Ana demonstrates how she uses Lightroom for in-person sales. Pick up tips on helping clients choose the best images for print.

  36. Are You Good Enough?

    Every photographer asks themselves that question. Ana shares how passion and positivity is a must -- and how everything else can be learned.

  37. Battling Insecurities

    Ana finishes up the class with some final advice on managing insecurities as a photographer. Everyone has insecurities, she says, but it's the successful people that get over them and move on.


a Creativelive Student

I enrolled in your course because I was wanting to expand my photography business to something other than weddings. I never knew just how amazing and important pregnancy and newborn photography would be. I am feeling so much joy, love, inspiration and the need to do this now; all because of you and this course. You have captured me and led me to believe I was meant to do this type of photography. Thank you for your amazing course, your talents in what you do are unmeasurable! I look forward to learning more from you in the future while watching your course over and over. I can't wait to start this new journey of imagery. Thank you!

Mindy St Onge

I cant believe I got this on sale! So happy with this purchase. The one thing I feel I would have changed is I feel she rushed through the newborn sessions really quickly and spent ALOT of time on maternity. I would have liked to see a lot more of the newborn posing and info versus a dozen maternity. But all in all its full of a lot of great info and I love that its not voice is true time so I can see how she is interacting with the clients. Thankyou Anna I love love love your work always!!

Kate Marsh

I loved this class! I learnt SO much and I have actually gained confidence with my work from watching Anna. She is a great teacher and I absolutely love her work. This is definitely the best class I have purchased on Creative Live. Thank you! :)

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