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Aquarius Shoot: Annabelle

Anne Geddes

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Anne Geddes

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22. Aquarius Shoot: Annabelle

Lesson Info

Aquarius Shoot: Annabelle

I'm just going to show you this's a really crazy looking doll that we used to set up the lighting but the part we've already photographed with flowers down the side and so she's just going to be wearing a little flower head cool um you like flowers right yeah um come in and have a look and I'll just show you be careful of the court um bolted to so let's hope editing sign and it's got a little back that comes up on no course around so but while she's sitting in the park john are standing right next to her and natalie will run back and forth to distracter so what we want is for you to not trying to get her attention sheriff yet you two sit I brown that's telling you you have to see her on screen that's a surprise in there of course yeah um is she a little bit shorter yeah yeah so is this what we had last time that was somebody you work with this's a baby mine e I'll just move away and not crowd her maybe jonas okay if you take her and put her in and natalie's distract her from the front ...

yeah driller that so serious stuff what does it need to be pulled in a bit of fun general take this stay there in general just take her from the back and you just be there wash it goes into the part e o e o yeah no e oh my are you okay you don't want to sit in a booth we're not asking much sir being teo teo putting yet um wait get out I think lots of noise e mommy ah what a good start way very little bright kind just give a little break in we'll bring it back later oh now you're smiling you big faker yeah you are big that horrible girl beer give her a little break and you are fine we'll come back we'll say sank yeah yeah um o e time right well the internet hero out of two what are you doing on the internet you kind of willing these babies of the internet is saying third time's a charm ah very good so you just never know that's why we have so many babies that's right the degree of difficulty is about zero because we're just sitting in the park but sometimes it's just the luck of the draw right and so it's not necessarily the pot itself or have you ever had any um any props are set ups that just never worked or no so it's not the pot I no no no no I think it's just strange people and different situation the morning's been different for them because I was like the routine on dh well yeah and I think like yesterday you talked a lot with the parents of the newborns about how setting expectations and that but this isn't really okay it's totally your kind totally normal, whatever they want to do whatever they're comfortable with this fine and so that's why we just got a the relaxed on patient and patient teacher and think yes will happen you'll have eventually, so we've got a photo md who is saying? Yep, we are sending dude so everybody, if you haven't yet join us in the chat rooms with people that are joining us from all over the world. So I love seeing and smile on her space when we read off what you guys are saying now that is the beauty of live once again, russ is in there and there's a feed right over there you can click on chat, we also are using the hash tag and gettys alive. We've been seeing people tweet as well as on facebook, instagram actually speaking of instagram him really talked a lot about your social media, but at in gettys official, there are a ton of behind the scenes images that your daughter staff has been taken and posting here exactly of the whole team and the whole experience she had. If you haven't been with you sneaking around corners and snapping photos on anything, I'm just gonna go wash my hands please before the next we're ready to go and if I could get an e t a from the folks over in the baby room, that would be fantastic. I am holding put here. All right, everybody, let's, see what people have to say. Um, go down and see what people are saying. Uh, yep, that's, right, amy lp says. They just need time. Tio, warm it up. I bet they get a second chance, and they all rocket.

Class Description

Anne Geddes is the world’s foremost baby photographer — a beloved cultural icon known for her iconic, playful images of newborns. Join us for a never-before-seen behind-the-scenes look at the making of an Anne Geddes calendar.

This unique event is a rare opportunity to watch Anne at work. Inside the Studio with Anne Geddes gives you an inside look at her practice and process as she creates three wholly new images. You’ll watch Anne as she photographs individual children, all in her one-of-a-kind, signature style.

Anne creates images that are iconic, award winning, internationally acclaimed, and beloved the world over. Don't miss the exciting opportunity to be inspired by a true master.

Class Materials

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Lighting Diagram - Aries

Lighting Diagram - Leo

Reef Wallpaper

Urchin Wallpaper

Lighting Diagram - Aquarius

Stories From A Labor of Love Part 1

Stories From A Labor of Love Part 2

Stories From A Labor of Love Part 3

Stories From A Labor of Love Part 4

Stories From A Labor of Love Part 5

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Jeff Petersen Studios

I just read the other reviews and think people may not have watched the preview video or listened to Kenna's explanation of what was going to happen. I felt the class was exactly what was advertised, and thought Kenna did an excellent job keeping things moving when there were obvious delays or unexpected events with "the talent" (the babies). I felt like I was at Anne's studio and experiencing what actually happens when she is working on a project. You can't script babies and pets, so you go with the flow and adapt. I think that's what they said and did. Kenna was always prepared to discuss Anne's books, or other topics and did a great job getting personal/and professional with Anne-just as they said they were going to. It is Creative "Live" so it could have been Much less organized, and much more chaotic, but I was actually Very impressed with the production and smoothness of the Creative Live team. I did feel like my view was blocked at times when I wanted to see how they were setting up some of the actual shots- but in general I think they did just about as well as you could in those conditions. I am not paid by Creative Live nor do they probably even know me, but I'm very happy to support and actually buy their content-because I don't know another place/format that teaches so many different, practical, and interesting topics as they do and I Love that they take chances like this and really do Deliver. Anne was very clear that she is not a technician. Creative Live has Tons of Great Technician classes in So many genres of photography (and of course other area)- with Anne's class there is Plenty to Learn from her, but the value does not come in the Wam Bam machine gun delivery of latest tech and tools, it is in the methodical, patient, But Driven pace that is anything but chaotic (as one reviewer said). As I said at the beginning, I think they delivered exactly what was advertised and I am very happy with my purchase. There is a wealth of information and frankly entertainment, for someone who is interested in really seeing behind the doors... AND, it is good for new people and experienced people, who are looking to get better in their craft, more successful, or maybe even famous-if they are see that not every day in a studio (or in any profession really)-Even for Anne Geddes- is Glamourous, Exciting and "Sexy": sometimes it is crying babies that need their diapers changed.


I had the honor of supporting Anne in her launch of her beautiful line of baby clothing here in Washington ( as her fulfillment provider ) and her attention to every detail, their willingness to share their commitment to an unforgettable experience for every customer - it was such a pleasure to see the magic on the photography side of the business that I never had the opportunity to witness. Pure perfection, and thank you so much for sharing. Best to Anne and Kel! Michelle Harden

Nathan Ivie

Watched the first day of this event and it was very different than other creative live workshops. Different is sometimes good and sometimes bad, this session was just that good and bad. It really lacked the teaching aspect, they did not go over her equipment, basic camera and lighting settings used to create the look she wants in her images etc...The lady who was interviewing her was terrible Anne seemed really open to share but the questions were very poor and lacked follow up and really diving into what Anne was doing. It was really neat to get to watch her work, she has an amazing personality that really is soft and kind and it showed in the way she worked with the parents, babies, and her team. It was a great overview of how she approaches the studio and a project and the detail that goes into making a top notch image. It is however weak on giving you the info strait up on how to improve your own work. If you want to see what it's like to work with a big team on a major project this is a great workshop. If you want technical teaching it is not so great.