Start to Finish Newborn Shoot: Newborn with Parents


Pregnancy and Newborn Photography


Lesson Info

Start to Finish Newborn Shoot: Newborn with Parents

let's get a little headband do I have a little white pants little white wins in the end just think something a little more white he's a little creamy youjust stay holding her dad I'm going in perfect good mom ok here's what we're gonna do dad you're up first we're gonna put it on your arm you're gonna be like this tiffany's gonna spot you one hand's gonna be holding on the bottom the other hand's gonna be in the top you're gonna get a shot of just the baby on your arm that I'm gonna ask you to just look at her and smile and be amazing and you're gonna give her a little kiss and then you're gonna look at me then mom's gonna come in we're doing a family then we're gonna end with mom you're going to holding baby I'm gonna get a real close you're gonna just look at me look at her give her a kiss then dad comes in and we're done got it perfect seem retouch up we'll take that out well actually I could take that out here's my rule if if you could do in two minutes you can do it in house that'...

s my rule if anything takes longer than two minutes sometimes I'll see tiffany playing with an image might if you've got work to dio just send it to retouch up we all want to do it aaron you're probably watching this sanitary touch up because we like to play her pants from backwards I'm going with this fine stream looking tying a bone when she's under all right we'll go okay you know what we all like to play I'm going to say I'm going to go back to the model thing if you want to play just do it on your own time you want pink headband or you wanna keep a cream color mom and I have a question do you always do mom and dad in pictures I found a lot of moms don't want to get dressed up for pictures with the baby so do you always do that and if you do how do you ninety nine percent of the time this is what I tell them years from now when your baby is older she's gonna want to know what her mom looked like when she was holding you I know you have a little more weight than normal you just had a baby I will shoot close up we won't show below the bosom let's just make it about the relationship between you and the baby and just shoot close up we just do one we just do one we'll do it sometimes that goes sometimes they don't want to and that's okay but don't get me started about my story because I'm adopted kate if I need you okay I'm gonna take her for a minute and I don't have any photos of me as a new born or my mother holding me my biological mother not my mother my biological birth mother my mom knows I love her my adoptive mother and I'm not missing anything in my life but I think it's important I think it's a big deal I'll come over there no I'm sorry you're their dad you're their superior there I think it's a big deal face tiffany do we want the bean bag under here or are we okay dad when you step back let's just seriously here face it here to me ryan and facing tiffany you're gonna put the arm over the beanbag this way um so I would encourage the moms to do it and tell them that you will take care of them turn yeah he wants to come on this ain't no I'll just see if I can turn her she like okay let's just get our cozy way ahead I'm gonna get her feeding close to you she's not feeling supported because her head in her feet are just flying so lets you hold her head let me support her feet they have to have their head and feet feeling supported and they're not going to settle so let's get your feet that's one there's her feet we got the feet I must take that off wei have feet dad you're gonna check the speed in time way to get the other hand we're gonna try to see if this doesn't work we're gonna put on the chest theo e wayne turn you come okay I'll follow you so I do this I follow the dads I don't like let go we're this is what we do we stay pretty on them we're going tow ship this really quick okay so uh it's good okay there you have it to my phone okay stretch your other hand underneath her like that she's not gonna change positions you're going to come we're going we're going to do it differently we're gonna reverse it out you're gonna hold her we're going to start with family she's she wasn't ready for that position because she's ready so mom you're gonna be right here and we're gonna put her way up here you're gonna this elbow is gonna be in her bum so you're like this yet way up there this hand holds her head so get all the way up there yeah when they were gonna arrest this hand now we're gonna she's ready she's ready you're doing really well mama food time so west that hand had more towards me dad can you put your finger in her mouth just pinky yet and here's what I want you're turning this head right to me we're gonna finish off with this I'm gonna direct you guys and really fast here's what you're gonna do down your arm is around you're gonna lean in you want to keep your chin out and down and come in nice and close to two beautiful beautiful john let's get the let's make sure we cannot turner had workers me and keep it up more beautiful than he had even warned me yes yes yes yes let her go you got it let's move this here so I don't trip on it I probably need a little ladder possible they're just call okay can we get the apple box tiffany testing well well sorry was already with my camera I gotta go I gotta go tto find six a little bit more hold on to me dad turn a little more this way with your face I don't pull the shadow john pull the light a little bit more in there okay here we go dad you're going to get when I say ready just get ready put your hand down underneath mom you're both gonna look up at me and we're going to look down and smile okay ready one two three well you two were looking right up at me and smiling relax those shoulders keep the bodies up to the chins down just nice to relax smile mom lean right into dad and just kind of relax just settle dad turn a little bit more this way and just relax you too you're holding your baby smile relax good beautiful mom relax those shoulders turn that head back a little bit more turns me for baby I wanted teeth smile mama wait really just relax those shoulders and it was a lot going on relax good look down a baby you two big smile chins out big plow happy t we're happy we have a baby very oh you two look at each other give a kiss little kiss good dad you're out step away for a quick second mom looked right at me big smile can you rest your head right on the baby's face beautiful look right there eyes up into me chin up a little bit chin up a little bit big smile love it big smile you're happy good right there beautiful got it I'm gonna try and one minute to get a picture with that and we're done dad you're gonna come here you're gonna put both arms out like this because you want it yes we want to keep the same kind of pose that she's at so she's gonna be just like this better food to your chest relax those shoulders shoulders down thank you town turned the baby's head to me way got it I'm gonna shoot her in your arms you're gonna lean over and give her a kiss then you're gonna go cheek to cheek you ready mom put your finger in there thank you think you could do whatever makes you feel comfortable we're gonna slide the bean bag under here way mom do me a favor when you do that keep your hands right underneath it's gonna be a shot with just baby in your hands with these hands are right underneath I want to turn the baby a little bit more to me not your body's just baby baby goes more this way to protect those feet in mom when you get that hand out it's gonna go underneath the shot is gonna be the baby's with both hands and you're just gonna pull your body back a little of this ready here we go one two three go just talk to her rocker turner a little bit weird sort me turn to face a little bit more turns me even a little bit down more good stay right there mom pull away dad you have her you're gonna lean over and give her a kiss beautiful right there good just lift up now and look at her smile makes my little closer just lean down and look at her she's your first love I love it you're gonna go cheek to cheek right now and look right up at me let go whole more sideways yes john let's get the light and dad john come around this way good good good good not too much not too much dad turn your face a little bit more to me turn baby a little bit flat we're almost done a little bit of thought good and you turn back up you gotta you gotta stay there and yes yes yes mom come right in come in quick quick quick mom you're holding hands and bring around this say yeah yeah yeah we got it we got it relax your shoulders relax breathe breathe sir actually maybe space turn the baby a little bit more towards me I wanna see that baby's safe we're almost there we're almost there right there mom good good both you just look down with your eyes close your eyes both of you and just relax and just breathe

Class Description

Ready to explore the art of photographing mothers and babies? Join Ana Brandt for a comprehensive class on everything you need to know about pregnancy and newborn portraiture.

During live photo shoots, Ana will show you how to work with pregnant moms, babies and toddlers, and new families. You’ll learn how to wrap babies and how to work with a variety of props — from buckets to fabrics. Ana will also cover essential techniques for safely posing and photographing babies and toddlers, including how to identify when you need an assistant.

Ana will walk you through integrating pregnancy and newborn services into your existing photography business. You’ll learn how to market to new moms and create pricing packages that appeal to both your clients and your bottom line. The skills you learn in this course will give you the confidence and skill you need to give new families photos they’ll cherish for a lifetime.  


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! :)