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The Creative Newborn Photography Studio

with Julia Kelleher

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About The Class

stand out in the crowded newborn photography market.


There are few images more powerful and moving than those capturing a newborn’s first days and months in the world. Join international award-winning photographer Julia Kelleher to learn how to create your own captivating style as an infant and newborn photographer.

Julia will teach you how to stand out in the crowded newborn photography market by honing your unique voice and artistic point of view. You’ll learn how to connect with clients and capture the spirit of the parent-child relationship in every image. Julia will also show you how to replace tired, familiar positioning with fresh, one-of-a-kind poses. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of all the composition elements that make infant portraits more personal, vibrant, and evocative. Julia will also cover tried-and-true sales and pricing methods — so that selling your services becomes a natural, seamless practice.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools and techniques to become the go-to newborn photography studio in your area and to offer soul-stirring, artistic photographs new parents will clamor to hang in their homes.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Course Introduction

    14:58
  2. 02

    Shift your Thinking

    21:17
  3. 03

    Pre-Consultations

    30:15
  4. 04

    Policies and Liabilties

    17:30
  5. 05

    Style & Creativity

    45:51
  6. 06

    The Creative Process

    26:53
  7. 07

    Designing an Image Session

    45:59
  8. 08

    Composition and Style

    15:40
  9. 09

    Safety and Newborn Psychology

    18:01
  10. 10

    Shoot: Lila - Taco and Sideline Poses

    29:49
  11. 11

    Shoot: Lila - Bowl and Tushy Up

    28:17
  12. 12

    Shoot: Maceo - Nighty Night

    18:05
  13. 13

    The Layered Ingredient Theory

    15:45
  14. 14

    5 Steps to Design

    19:41
  15. 15

    Shoot: Marion - Sensitive Babies Part 1

    30:24
  16. 16

    Shoot: Marion - Sensitive Babies Part 2

    17:04
  17. 17

    Shoot: Mason Fussy Babies

    21:54
  18. 18

    Shoot: Israella and Parents

    30:54
  19. 19

    Shoot: Mason and Parents

    10:37
  20. 20

    Set-Up for Composite Shoot

    24:51
  21. 21

    Shoot: Mother Child Composite

    25:50
  22. 22

    Shoot: Composite Continued

    17:26
  23. 23

    Basic Photoshop Concepts

    22:32
  24. 24

    Post Process: Day One Images

    27:17
  25. 25

    Post Process: Day Two Images

    27:42
  26. 26

    Starting to Composite

    26:04
  27. 27

    Composite Shoot Images

    13:12
  28. 28

    Step by Step Composite Images

    39:43
  29. 29

    Starting to Paint Images

    19:33
  30. 30

    Corel Painterx3 Demo

    18:35
  31. 31

    Live Painting Demo

    27:56
  32. 32

    Branding is your Business's Personality

    23:56
  33. 33

    Marketing is Strategic

    25:06
  34. 34

    Vendor Kits and Social Media

    46:04
  35. 35

    Define your Style

    30:12
  36. 36

    Style and Purpose

    19:17
  37. 37

    Top 10 Things to Let Go Of

    14:27
  38. 38

    Posing Techniques

    08:52

Meet Your Expert

Julia Kelleher

Portrait Photographer, Julia Kelleher, M. Photog., Cr. CPP, specializes in newborn and family portraits out of her boutique, Bend OR, studio. She offers her clients a photographic style that is organic, textural and artistic, and specializes in creating heirloom albums ... read more

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  • pdf Studio Brochure
  • pdf Client Correspondance
  • pdf Day 1 Segment 1 - Keynote
  • pdf Day 1 Segment 2 - Keynote
  • pdf Day 1 Segment 3 - Keynote
  • pdf Day 2 - Keynote
  • pdf Day 3 Segment 1 - Keynote
  • pdf Day 3 Segment 2 - Keynote
  • pdf Day 3 Segment 3 - Keynote
  • pdf Day 3 Segment 4 - Keynote
  • pdf Newborn Posing Guide - SAMPLE
  • pdf PVC Pipe Beanbag Blanket Brace
  • pdf The Creative Newborn Photography Studio Syllabus.pdf
  • pdf Resource Guide.pdf
  • pdf Julia Kelleher Gear Guide.pdf
  • pdf Creativity and Style Road Map

95% of students recommend this class.
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  • Norma Martiri

    Norma Martiri

    July 2018

    Julia is amazing and has delivered a brilliant class here. Her wealth of knowledge and positive energy is inspiring to say the least. Julia is a brilliant teacher and I've learned so much. I am so grateful to Julia and to Creative Live for recording this and for the fact the I can rewatch over and over from the other side of the world. Thank you!!!!!!

  • user-a234ea

    June 2015

    Amazing course! I love it! I will for sure be re-watching it very soon. Julia is brilliant, honest, unselfish and just a great inspiration. This course definitely has given me the boost I needed to be true to my style. Thank you!

  • Abbigirl

    Abbigirl

    October 2015

    I've had the privilege of attending a few of Julia Kelleher's workshops and I love them. She's a great instructor with a cheerful disposition and a great sense of humor. Julia's photographic genius is like no other. This truly talented woman creates masterpieces out of her photos. It is really amazing to watch. I'm beginning to collect her workshops b/c for me attending her workshops is not enough. I have to own them so I may go over them again and again.

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