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Aquarius Shoot: Elle

Anne Geddes

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Anne Geddes

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23. Aquarius Shoot: Elle

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Aquarius Shoot: Elle

Hello darling I think we'll just not give me much time to think about it so you can see the you hot in that freakish looking dole but just the right size wait so let's go over here mind just steer sorry your name is nance isn't yeah so this is the part you're bolted to the table and your padded inside and you name it I can shoot yeah yeah we're deciding up here so what's going to happen is we're just popped head on here and then john or just put her into the part and it's got a trap door and it's all you know okay you sit over here on the stool and you're about to see on the screen try not to attract her attentions nearly opie going back and forth to the camera that's got fast times a good way nice to come for a little bit doing the head you okay? I hope that's it damn fiddle uh let me oh give it to jonah eyes that way what let's give it too much time to think figure it out you how's she gonna pay for the right amount of padding I don't know what that looks like a half down wait for my...

glasses don't you so it doesn't work with the folding yeah I passed down and kind of way o tio dio she's uh just over seven months just what size she is yeah yeah she's big parade it's just your first oh, I like the oh what is that e e e give us a great okay but it's just it's just with day way keep moving thank you teo better if they were kind of in here so we can just keep its talking to no one sphere we've got there's a mum might dump and baby we've got the next baby sort of lined on okay so way are kind of on a roll just don't use it you did time when you got here yeah, well I um do you want to persist with her way doesn't your one more time and it doesn't work we'll just keep moving ok but they're all getting just time way need to get this okay, I get it I just gotta get the fist one yeah that's good let's have one more trying that on otherwise we'll let her have a little break this time I've got enough time in here these are old friends not really thanks intothe simple tyson today rest expenses just teo stood go right we'll get you to stand over here just can't keep changing your voice to the yeah just be really practical about it you know be practical citizen doing you hey tio dio cameras life let's go come along let's go okay okay mom, you come back, come back here yeah come back come back here and on your seat come back here you see I was right we owe you focus good I can't come back not fortune loses that um theo come into the other side of the camera no jelly so pretty in your hat way to go in and out quick listen eliza back and forth back and forth and shoot oh wait smiling inside part yeah wait wait is this the last yes this is second baby I love you you wait I really like you smile now oh that's all right thank you so very much all right I guess wei won who was it that said good time their time's charm the internet said good time's a charm third times well they were right but right now it's got a beautiful shot and so now generally it should start teo settle down it's just getting a little bit tired on that's what we need to keep your unit yeah well you did say earlier the start of the day and that this setup was probably going to be the most challenging right? Yeah so I think or you never know but um you know, just we've got three more babies to go you could get someone who just loved sitting in there right right the way it starts isn't necessarily the way it's kind of finished so you just gotta stay positive relaxed but it really is a good thing to get one down well, and I think people at home so, you know, a lot of people who photograph working with babies not maybe not in this elaborate set up just in general it's fresh challenges with if there are any kind of props to get the babies to be in the right spot myself very, very frustrating. And I touched on this yesterday and teams off, you know, we got it and it looks beautiful and you just need the baby to do one simple thing. This took him from a photographer's point of view can be really, really frustrating. Um, and you'll go much more sure going to second guess because we're trying to keep the babies get that out of the way. Excuse me a minute. You two ready to go? I think, like I said, it's it's really fascinating to see and work with her team a cz well, and just trust that they will, you know, work with those babies to to get what they can and then be patient and let go. I'm going to check in with the folks at home and see how everybody is doing while we see how much time we have.

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.