The Newborn Photography Trade Show

Newborn Trade Show

Over the past year Newborn Photography has really started to take hold of the UK and myself and other trainers have found an increased number of photographers wanting to learn the ‘Art’ of Newborn photography so….We have brought to you the first ever UK Newborn specific trade show to be held in Birmingham at the stunning Botanical Gardens on the 27th & 28th of May! http://www.thenewbornphotographyshow.co.uk.

It’s a two day event with training classes and no other trade show covers as much regarding the Newborn industry.

If you are looking at adding some fantastic new products to your studio we have some great suppliers and adding more all the time why not come and have a look at what they have to offer,

Creativity Backgrounds, Click Props, The Perfect Picture Props, Newborn Baby Posing Limited, Photovalue, Colorworld Imaging, Olympus, Luxs Studio Decor, Aaduki, Wondrous Woods, SWPP, Kaleidoscope, Light Blue, The Canvas Boutique, SWPM South West Photo Mounts, Big Crocodile Baby PhotoProps, Graphi Studio, The Print Foundry, Artsy Couture. More to be Announced soon!

We have fantastic prop and product suppliers all under one roof! We will have lots of Demonstrations throughout the day on our Demo stage, some of which include A talk by a Midwife on what to look out for on your newborn session, Master Photographer Big Dog Damian McGillicuddy .

Our fantastic lectures and masterclasses line up.

One of the top U.S Newborn Photographers will be flying over to teach us Newborn Story Telling…..Join Robin in this powerful newborn class geared towards an intermediate to advanced level, as she guides you through her four-step program in “baby storytelling,” while exploring how the

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concepts of natural imagery are created to complete a series of storytelling portraits. You’ll learn how posing a newborn in a natural manner conveys emotion to the viewer as the story unfolds. This session is geared for those who seek to explore baby-guided posing as the key component to powerful natural imagery. Robin will show you how to create images as well as how to group the most compelling selections from your session as wall art. You’ll also discover how to keep things simple with set ups and props, as she demonstrates how to pull the story together with easy wrapping techniques, including her signature “nest egg”. While the class will not focus on lighting, simple instruction is given using a one-light studio set up. Newborn models will be present and attendees are asked to help maintain a quiet and calm environment at all times.

 

 

 

We are beyond excited to announce also we have booked another wonderful speaker from USA! It’s none other than the amazing Tiffany from Munchkins and Mohawks! Tiff will be teaching a natural lighting toddler and family shoot in the beautiful gardens of the venue!!  http://munchkinsandmohawksphotography.com/blog

 Tiffany is based in the USA and creates absolutely simply beautiful children’s portraits. We’ve been a huge admirer of her works for some years now

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and we are flying her over just for you!

Enjoy a three hour shooting session with Tiffany. She’ll will show you exactly how she shoots a toddler session – how to put the child at ease – how to pose toddlers and their their families, how to create fun natural imagery and how to work effectively with natural light. She will guide you right through the session from beginning to end and you will learn how to shoot emotively beautiful images which will sell. As this is a shooting session you will need your camera, memory cards and lenses

Tiffany will be teaching two masterclasses, at which photographers are able to shoot. These spaces are strictly limited so booking quickly is highly recommended. You will not be able to turn up and pay on the day. At just £295 for a 3 hour masterclass take your shooting to the next level.

 

 

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Getting to know WordPress with lisa beaney

Have you ever wondered why so many people use wordpress as a basis for their website but don’t know where to start ?

In this session Lisa will show you how easy it is to install and get a wordpress website up and running. She will show you the differences between “pages”, “posts” and how to add “widgets” as well as some of the many plugins available for wordpress that are so useful for photographers so that you can create a websit that is as original as your photography.

Don’t worry if you forget to write something down, Lisa will also provide a download like for the notes from the session.

http://www.lisabeaney.co.uk

 

ALAN HUTCHISON

 SEO Rocket Fuel – Advanced Search Engine Optimisation Techniques for Photographers

Join SEO Specialist Alan Hutchison of PhotoProSEO.com in this very powerful class targeted at photographers who want to improve their Google Rankings and as a result add thousands of pounds of additional turnover to their business.Alan

and his wife Morag run a very highly successful photography business from their studio in Central Scotland, with a business that generates 6 figures in Wedding income alone, never mind their Family Portrait and Boudoir Photography businesses. Alan attributes much of that success to good marketing, but specifically good rankings on Google due to his clever use of Search Engine Optimisation techniques. In this extremely powerful class Alan will be teaching an adapted version of his Advanced SEO for Photographers course and teaching you simple techniques that are guaranteed to move your New Born Photography website higher in the rankings and dominate your local competition. Alan will teach you the techniques that he uses to quickly rank his websites (last year he managed to rank Morag’s brand new Boudoir Photography website number 1 on Google in just 5 short weeks for “Boudoir Photography Scotland” ) – these techniques are so powerful that he will ask all attendees to sign a confidentiality agreement to ensure the information received remains confidential.All attendees on to sign a confidentiality agreement to ensure the information received remains confidential. His class will also receive a free SEO Audit of their website.

 

MARKO NURMINEN

After working for almost nine years for many wedding, portrait and business clients at the very high end of social photography business, Marko has now set himself up as a freelance post production trainer and provider of a picture editing service using Adobe Lightroom™ and Photoshop™.

You could have already seen images edited by Marko, in professional photography magazines including Photo Professional Magazine as well as in a number of books about Photography.

Marko has been training professional photographers and enthusiastic amateurs for many years and helping them to enhance their images to a greater level and saving them time in the process, and we are very happy to have him as part of our line up at this years show.

We all know that the finishing of an image is just as important as the taking of the image. Marko will teach you how to transform beautiful newborn images into amazing pictures with his post production techniques using Lightroom and Photoshop. He will concentrate on how Lightroom and Photoshop will help you to get your pictures to a higher level using very uncomplicated methods. You will learn how to deal with newborn skin tones that are often challenging, and how to balance the tonal range to give your images a pleasing and flattering look. Marko will get the most out of the images when they are still in raw format and then polish and fine tune in Photoshop.

Marko will also go through an effective workflow of how you can put your files through Lightroom and how to simplify the working process.

Marko would like to invite anyone attending, to send a couple of RAW files to him prior to the event that could be used for demonstration purposes during the Masterclass. Please send via ‘wetransfer’ or similar to: kate@markonurminen.com

 

GARY HILL – Maternity Lighting Sold Out

Full time professional photographer and trainer, specialise in all forms of women’s portraiture from boudoir to maternity. Associate with SIFGP and NPS. Work part time now as I look after my baby boy three days a week.

Maternity lighting 27th May 2014 1:00pm and 28th May 2014 1:00pm How to utilise, modify and correctly position artificial and natural light to provide flattering, beautiful maternity portraits. From Hi key,to low key bodyscapes for images that are timeless and sell.

 

 

 

 

 

Business School – Sold Out

We are also delighted to announce a new FREE to attend class. Introducing ‘The Business School’ Which is now sold out. combining two of the industry’s leading businessmen and photographers together for the 1st time especially for you. Charlie Kaufman founder of the UK’s largest fashion Studio, the Fresh Academy. With nearly 25 years’ experience behind the lens, 20 years of solid marketing knowledge and being instrumental in setting up numerous studios, with work published in The Times, Daily Mail, Glamour, Elle and Cosmopolitan, and James Carter 25 years in the Portrait Business. Winner of The National Kodak of the Year Award, Post Chairman of the London Portrait Group and Business Speaker at many seminars including the SWPP Convention, James has a wealth of experience to offer the delegates of his courses.

 There is a new saying that has emerged in the photographic world over the past couple of years and that is, if your struggling with sales…you need to ‘Get Carter’!

 This is a must for anyone wishing to push their business forward. http://www.thenewbornphotographyshow.co.uk/#!classes-and-lectures/cz5r

You can book your class ticket here www.thenewbornphotographyshow.co.uk

 

Book your FREE tickets now to come a long to the show and why not attend one of our Masterclasses to really take your photography to the new level!

 

 

Nottinghamshire Photographer

Nottinghamshire Photographer

Nottinghamshire Photographer. Desperately trying to catch up from last year with all my sessions to blog so I have decided to do a post incorporating images from some of my sessions in one and will do some more like this to catch up.

Below are some of my sessions gorgeous newborns, stunning sibling wonderful cake smashes! I hope you all enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed shooting them! I have the best job in the world I really do!

Please remember to book your maternity and newborn sessions well in advance to avoid disappointment. Ideally just after your 16 week scan if possible. However I will try my best to accommodate everyone as best I can.

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Newborn Art Workshop

Newborn Art Workshop

I am running a Newborn Art Workshop hosted by Newborn Baby Posing Limited  On Saturday 26th April

Workshop DEPOSIT of £100

(Full price of workshop is £495 (inclusive of VAT), a balance of £395 is payable 14 days before workshop)

LOCATION: Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club, Cheshire

hosted by Newborn Baby Posing Limited

Please note anyone living within a 50 mile radius of NG4 4QL cannot be accepted on the course.

5 SPACES LEFT

By paying £100 deposit you are securing your place on Sarah Wilkes’ newborn workshop. This deposit is non-refundable.The remainder of the workshop fee of £395 is payable 14 days before the workshop.

Prior to the workshop you will need a good understanding of Dslr camera as you will be using manual settings. The lighting will be studio lighting which you will need a basic understanding of as this is not a studio lighting course.

You need to bring a DSLR plus memory cards and bring your own remote trigger to fire the studio flash. Sarah uses a 50mm lens for beanbag shots and a 24-70mm lens for floor shots – both lenses can be used for either setting.

Run down of what the workshop will cover:

“I will demonstrate safe baby posing, how to mould and handle baby, compositional tricks to create those WOW poses my clients have grown to love, and soothing tips and tricks that have earned me the name ‘Baby Whisperer’ among them. I will take them through doing composites as I use these at ALL times for safety”.

 

Quick breakdown of course:

Preparing parents for the session.

Building a client photographer relationship.

Setting up

Demonstration of safe baby posing and pose flowing, how to mould and handle baby – starting with posing on the beanbag moving onto wrapping and floor shots.

How to recognize sleep patterns and work with them to get the best poses.

Wrapping

Composites

 

Included on the day is a buffet lunch, afternoon tea and refreshments will be available all day. Amazing goodie bags supplied by Newborn Baby Posing Limited along with a chance to use your 10% discount voucher and view and purchase goods from Newborn Baby Posing Limited on the day.

Three newborn models will be secured for the day.

Mentees can use the images in their blogs and on Facebook but must specify they were posed and taken at the workshop.

Upon full payment you will receive a full itinerary for the day.

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Maternity Photographer Nottingham

Maternity Photographer Nottingham

Maternity Photographer Nottingham. I am so far behind with my blogging that I am now trying to play catch up! I had a wonderful maternity session a few month back and baby is already here and I will post some images of gorgeous Edward very soon!

This fantastic couple came into my studio  capture this wonderful time in their life.

If you are considering a maternity session please try to book in as soon as you can after your 16 week scan to guarantee you a session.

I feel so honored that I can capture this precious time and travel on this journey with them to their gorgeous baby being born, then hopefully carry on right through to their 1st birthday with a wonderful cake smash.

Soon to be working from my Floralands studio in Lambley Nottingham

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Photographers if you would like to inquire about a 1-1 newborn posing mentor session click this link NOW 1-1 Training Nottinghamshire Newborn Photographer

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Photographers, don’t forget you can purchase my newborn posing booklet from my Etsy

Floralands Farm Park and Garden Village Studio

 Floralands Farm Park and Garden Village Studio

Today I am blogging about something so very exciting! For the last few months I have been building a new studio!!! It is set in the heart of Floralands Farm Park and Garden Village in Lambley Nottingham, and I hope it will be ready by the beginning of March. It is an amazing space and set in a wonderful location. Great for siblings that come to the shoot because once they are done in the studio they can be taken to play on the park and feed the animals! Now when I say building a new studio I don’t mean getting a builder in to do all the work! I mean myself moi!!! Can you believe it!! With the help of a friend whom I could not have done without who also makes amazing wooden newborn Props!! ( Check out his website Wondrous Woods but not till he has finished helping me he-he) Also my best friend and assistant now my painting buddy!

So still not complete but I would love to share my progress with you now so you can follow my journey.

 

 

The studio

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The entrance/ Viewing room

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Shooting Room

Here are some images after a little work has been done to it.

 

 Shooting room progress

 

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Insulating the ceiling

 

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Who is this mad woman? oh yes that would be me!

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Let loose with a nail gun ha-ha! Don’t worry plasterboard screws went in as well!

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Saving on a plasterer not sure it was worth it I NEVER EVER want to see poly-filler, Scrim tape and sand paper ever ever again!!!

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Starting to paint the ceiling Oooops he-he!

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And whilst I am stuck up a scaffold Alison starts on the walls.

This is me I need to split myself by about 7 times with all the work that needs to be done!!

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This is how I am feeling about now ha-ha

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Beams and Chandeliers up on finished ceiling

Now to start the floor. Raising it slightly before laying the Solid Oak floor. The back wall that is black will not be painted as I am having the solid floor on the wall as a backdrop also.

So that is all we have got up to with the shooting room for now.

This will be the Toilet and kitchen area. Here is what we have done so far.

Toilet and Kitchen area

Dividing to make two rooms.

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Plasterboard up and ceiling beams in.

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Stairs starting to go in.

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So that is how far I am with the Kitchen this is the Toilet area. Using up the remaining wood we have so I don’t have to get any more. All pipework done for my oak and stone sink that will be going in!

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Walls being insulated.

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We finished plaster boarding it today but I have not taken any images yet.

Even my little boy has been getting in on the act!

My viewing room and entrance hall will have a children’s play area just where you can see the patterned wall paper. The rest of the walls, although white have a wallpaper on with a lovely embedded pattern in it. There will be my  Art all over the walls. The room is Decorated but now just looks like a building site!!

Floralands Farm Park and Garden Village Studio

So that is it for now! I can’t wait till this is finished. I will keep  blogging as it grows into something so special to me!

Even though I could not afford to get a builder in as I was quoted 15k for about half of what needed doing I am glad I am doing it myself. It is such an achievement and makes it all the more special!

Thanks for taking a look at my new studio, watch this space as we get more work done.

 

Newborn Art Workshops

Newborn Art Workshops

Last week saw us in the studio for  Newborn Art Workshops with this gorgeous little boy ! He was such a fantastic model and we where so lucky! For a few sessions I have been wanting to use a wooden bucket prop I have but my newborns have other ideas and i thought I was cursed with this prop! I was delighted when he let me put him in it and we got some gorgeous shots!

 

My Newborn Art Workshops run like my own client shoots; you would see how I set everything up. My mentee gets the chance to shoot a huge range of photographs that may be blogged with a description about the session, I demonstrate safe baby posing, how to mold and handle baby, compositional tricks to create those WOW poses my clients have grown to love, and soothing tips and tricks that have earned me the name ‘Baby Whisperer’ among them. You also get hands on experience by helping with the composite shots and trying a pose for yourself under my guidance.

I will take you through doing composites as I use these at ALL times for safety. A composite shot is one that consists of 2 or more images merged together in photoshop so baby is being held at all times for safety.

After I take my mentee through an edit of one of the photographs of the day showing them before and after shots and explain how to achieve the finished look. There is chance for loads of questions throughout the shoot as and when they would like to ask anything. And chance to just relax and chat after the session.

Here is a breakdown of what is covered.

Preparing parents for the session.

Building a client photographer relationship.

Setting up

I demonstrate safe baby posing and pose flowing, how to mold and handle baby,

Compositional tricks to create those WOW poses my clients have grown to love,

Soothing tips and tricks that have earned me the name ‘Baby Whisperer’ among them.

How to recognize sleep patterns and work with them to get the best poses.

Hands on experience helping with the compositional shots and posing on the bean bag under my supervision

Wrapping

Composites – from the actual set up to the finished image as I use these at ALL times for safety.

Editing techniques – of one of the photographs of the day showing the before and after shots and explain how to achieve the finished look.

I am an open book there is chance for loads of questions throughout the shoot as and when they would like to ask anything. Chance to just relax and chat after the session.

Welcome to the world baby boy who has not been named yet!

Smiley Newborn Baby

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If you would like to inquire or book a portrait session please click this link NOW Nottingham Newborn Photographer

 

Photographers, don’t forget you can purchase my newborn posing booklet from my Etsy

Award Winning Photographer Nottingham | GOLD Award Winner

Award Winning Photographer Nottingham | GOLD Award Winner

As an Award Winning Photographer I am ecstatic again to say two of my Newborn images have been awarded Bronze, and Gold from the International Professional Photographers’ Network!

The IPPN has become a valuable resource for professional photographers who are keen to rise to the top of their profession.

The areas the judges consider are:

Technical,

Composition,

Emotion,

Processing,

Overall Impression,

So I am over the moon especially to have received the GOLD! Here are  the award winning images:

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Photographers if you would like to inquire about a 1-1 newborn posing mentor session click this link NOW 1-1 Training Nottinghamshire Newborn Photographer

If you would like to inquire or book a portrait session please click this link NOW Nottingham Newborn Baby Photographer

Photographers, don’t forget you can purchase my newborn posing booklet from my Etsy

Nottingham Baby Photographer | Award Winning Images

Nottingham Baby Photographer | Award Winning Images

Nottingham Baby Photographer | Award Winning Images……..As  Nottingham Baby Photographer I joined the Guild of Professional Photographers a mere 2 months ago.  I have been privileged to win some amazing awards for my images with them. So far I have been awarded 11 Bronze awards and 1 GOLD award.

Here are my Award winning images with them

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Nottingham Baby Photographer  | Award Winning Images
Nottingham Baby Photographer  | Award Winning Images

 

Nottingham Baby Photographer | Award Winning Images

 

Photographers if you would like to inquire about a 1-1 newborn posing mentor session click this link NOW 1-1 Training Nottinghamshire Newborn Photographer

If you would like to inquire or book a portrait session please click this link NOW Nottingham Newborn Baby Photographer

Photographers, don’t forget you can purchase my newborn posing booklet from my Etsy

Newborn baby posing workshops

Newborn baby posing workshops

The other week saw us in the studio with this gorgeous little fella! He was such a fantastic model and we where so lucky!

My Posing Worsksops run like my own client shoots; you would see how I set everything up. My mentee gets the chance to shoot a huge range of photographs that may be blogged with a description about the session, I demonstrate safe baby posing, how to mold and handle baby, compositional tricks to create those WOW poses my clients have grown to love, and soothing tips and tricks that have earned me the name ‘Baby Whisperer’ among them. You also get hands on experience by helping with the composite shots and trying a pose for yourself under my guidance.

I will take you through doing composites as I use these at ALL times for safety.

After I take you through an edit of one of the photographs of the day showing you before and after shots and explain how to achieve the finished look. There is chance for loads of questions throughout the shoot as and when you would like to ask anything. And chance to just relax and chat after the session.

Here is a breakdown of what is covered.

 

  • Preparing parents for the session.
  • Building a client photographer relationship.
  • Setting up
  • I demonstrate safe baby posing and pose flowing, how to mold and handle baby,
  • Compositional tricks to create those WOW poses my clients have grown to love,
  • Soothing tips and tricks that have earned me the name ‘Baby Whisperer’ among them.
  • How to recognize sleep patterns and work with them to get the best poses.
  • Hands on experience helping with the compositional shots and posing on the bean bag under my supervision
  • Wrapping
  • Composites – from the actual set up to the finished image as I use these at ALL times for safety.
  • Editing techniques – of one of the photographs of the day showing the before and after shots and explain how to achieve the finished look.

I am an open book there is chance for loads of questions throughout the shoot as and when they would like to ask anything. Chance to just relax and chat after the session.

Welcome to the world Sweet Archie!

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Newborn baby posing workshops
Newborn baby posing workshops
Newborn baby posing workshops
Newborn baby posing workshops
Newborn baby posing workshops
Newborn baby posing workshops
Newborn baby posing workshops
Newborn baby posing workshops
Newborn baby posing workshops
Newborn baby posing workshops
Newborn baby posing workshops
Newborn baby posing workshops

 

 

If you would like to inquire or book a portrait session please click this link NOW Nottingham Newborn Photographer

 

Photographers, don’t forget you can purchase my newborn posing booklet from my Etsy

Nottinghamshire 1-1 Newborn Posing Workshops

Nottinghamshire 1-1 Newborn Posing Workshops

Nottinghamshire 1-1 Newborn Posing Workshops Run from my studio in Farndon, Newark, Nottinghamshire.

Today we had such a gorgeous little girl as our model but boy did she put me through my paces! When she decided she had enough there was no coaxing her back to sleep! Only 5 days old and so strong willed already! Watch out mum you have a little monkey on your hands!

My  1:1′s run as I would run my own client shoots; The mentee gets to see how I set everything up and the chance to shoot a huge range of photographs that may be blogged with a description about the session. I demonstrate safe baby posing, how to mold and handle baby, compositional tricks to create those WOW poses my clients have grown to love, and soothing tips and tricks that have earned me the name ‘Baby Whisperer’ among them. My mentee also gets hands on experience helping with the compositional shots and posing on the bean bag under my supervision if the wish.

What the day covers in more detail.
Preparing parents for the session
Building a client photographer relationship
Setting up
I demonstrate safe baby posing and pose flowing, how to mold and handle baby,
Compositional tricks to create those WOW poses my clients have grown to love,
Soothing tips and tricks that have earned me the name ‘Baby Whisperer’ among them.
How to recognize sleep patterns and work with them to get the best poses.
Hands on experience helping with the compositional shots and posing on the bean bag under my supervision
Wrapping
Composites – from the actual set up to the finished image as I use these at ALL times for safety.
Editing techniques – of one of the photographs of the day showing the before and after shots and explain how to achieve the finished look.
I am an open book there is chance for loads of questions throughout the shoot as and when they would like to ask anything. Chance to just relax and chat after the session.
Ongoing mentoring via phone, email or skype.

This session saw little baby Hadley as are star of the day she was such a fantastic model and we managed to get some great shots.

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If you would like to inquire or book a portrait session please click this link NOW Nottingham Newborn Photographer

 

Photographers, don’t forget you can purchase my newborn posing booklet from my Etsy

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