Hello and, firstly, thanks for reading!
So, this month I thought that I would blog about something slightly different. Not about the portraits that I have been doing for my private clients who come to my photographic studio in Poole, but about the other aspect of my work; the work that involves training professional photographers in the art of newborn photography via The Baby Whisperer Academy.
The Baby Whisperer Academy is an organisation that I was thrilled to become part of earlier this year. It hosts training workshops and provides mentoring to professional photographers who wish to learn the skills needed to excel in newborn photography.
The training team consists of Damian McGillicuddy – the “original baby whisperer”, newborn photography heavyweight and literally one of the most respected professional photographers in the world. Also Jocelyn Conway, who is known as the “celebrity baby whisperer” as she is the favoured photographer of Colleen and Wayne Rooney no less, and has decades of experience in newborn, child and family photography. Oh, and yours truly!
Together, as The Baby Whisperer Academy we teach everything there is to know about launching or developing a photographic studio business which is to be, either in part or exclusively, dedicated to newborn portraiture. That includes business planning, marketing, baby safety, soothing, posing, styling, lighting and shooting!
Something that I’m particularly proud of is that we held a taster event recently and all monies taken were donated to two very deserving charities; Remember My Baby and Now Lay Me Down to Sleep. Both these organisations provide a service known as remembrance photography.. Both are great causes and very close to our hearts, so we are delighted to have helped out in this small way.
For those of you who are professional photographers and who like the sound of the Baby Whisperer Academy, our next two-day training workshop is taking place in Chester on 7th and 8th March 2015. Spaces are limited to just ten so if you would like to come along do book ASAP to secure your place. You’ll find full details on the website. I look forward to seeing you there!
Here's a few behind the scenes shots…….
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