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Newborns: Props and Posing

with Ana Brandt

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  •   01 Class Introduction

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Class duration: 2h 49m

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About The Class

creative newborn portrait ideas.


Newborn photography is a rich experience for both photographers and new parents. In Newborns: Props and Posing, Ana Brandt will share some of her creative insights for capturing that magic with the propping and posing techniques she uses in her own successful newborn and family photography studio.

In this class Ana Brandt will share ideas for incorporating unique props into your sessions. She’ll also share tips for making your own and ensuring you are using your props safely and beautifully. You’ll also learn about posing with newborns, including different ways to help parents get comfortable in front of the camera while holding and posing with their newest bundle of joy.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    05:24
  2. 02

    Live Shoot: Parents With Newborn Posing In Clients Home

    24:12
  3. 03

    Live Shoot: Mom With Newborn Posing In Clients Home

    04:00
  4. 04

    Live Shoot: Dad With Newborn Posing In Clients Home

    09:46
  5. 05

    Live Shoot: Parents With Newborn Posing In Clients Home Part 2

    05:16
  6. 06

    Live Shoot: Newborn Posing In Clients Home

    15:21
  7. 07

    Live Shoot: Parents With Newborn - Final Pose In Clients Home

    22:02
  8. 08

    Live Shoot: Newborn With Props Shaggy Nest

    42:53
  9. 09

    Live Shoot: Newborn With Props Stool

    15:30
  10. 10

    Live Shoot: Newborn With Props Bird Nest

    19:26
  11. 11

    Live Shoot: Newborn With Prop Stool

    05:11

Meet Your Expert

Ana Brandt

Ana of Anamaria Brandt Photography has been specializing in pregnancy and newborn imagery for over 15 years. Her classic images stand the test of time as her clients come to her over and over again to document their pregnancy and ... read more

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  • Leigh Rogers

    Leigh Rogers

    March 2016

    I really liked this course. As someone new to newborn photography, I learned so much valuable information such as using Aquaphor - which has saved me a ton of time editing, session flow, as well as not getting overwhelmed with having a thousand props. I didn't really find using natural light to work so well during my first newborn session after these videos. It offered some beautiful lighting and was much more soothing for the baby than having flashing lights, but once that appointment is booked, relying on natural light to be there the day of can be so nerve racking. Also, I didn't like how high I had to have my ISO using natural light through windows. However, I will say that if there are big windows and lots of light coming in, I will use it, but I would recommend planning for that not working out for you. Thank you so much, Ana, for a great class. I grew so much because of your guidance!

  • Katherine Angeles

    January 2017

    Loved it! Very detailed and great posing tips, good prop sources and the best only with natural light.

  • fbuser b9be32fc

    September 2014

    Great class with lots of information. Ana is wonderful and really assures you that you can find great pieces on a budget. I feel good knowing that Ana is also getting things from the scrap fabric bins.. I'm hopeful :)

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