Newborn Photography Education and Training

I’ve listed my most recent newborn photography education and training below, including workshops, mentoring and online training. This is all just since arriving in Texas in July, 2015!

I’m also a member of the PPA (Professional Photographers of America). I passed my certification exam in July, 2016, putting me on track to finish the CPP process and become a Certified Professional Photographer recognized by PPA later this year.

Every profession has its own “world”, and if you are not familiar with the photography world (and within that, the maternity and newborn photography world) the names below will likely not mean anything to you. However I wanted to list them here to show my commitment to continuing newborn photography education and training, and to being at the top of my field.  Feel free to Google them to see the type of photographers who inspire me.

Hands-On Intensive Mentoring

•Multi-day intensive hands-on newborn photography mentoring with Lisa Levault Rapp of Little Chics Pics, McLeansboro, Illinois
•Full day intensive hands-on newborn photography mentoring with Amanda Nickels of BGD&P, Chickasha, Oklahoma
•Two day intensive hands-on newborn photography mentoring with Sabine Brandt of Living Dreams Photography in Alamogordo, New Mexico
•Three month mentoring program with Karen Butts, PPA certified Master Photographer, Cypress, Texas

In-Person Workshops and Conferences

•Full day hands-on maternity workshop with Bree Adams of Bebe Charm Photography, Mansfield, Texas
•Full day hands-on workshop (lighting, shooting and business) with Melanie Anderson of Anderson Photography, Hagerstown, Maryland
•Mastering the Light, in-person workshop with Curley Marshall, Marshall’s Photography, Houston, Texas
•Full day in-person business and photography workshop with George Dean of George Dean Photography, Denton, Texas
•Creating Unique Newborn Attire, with Karen Butts, Cypress, TX
•Shutterfest 2016 – two days of learning and shooting in St. Louis, MO
•WPPI 2016, Las Vegas (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Conference)
•Texas School of Photography, 2016 – Weeklong intensive class with Julia Kelleher of Jewel Images, Bend, Oregon
•Imaging USA, San Antonio, Texas (Professional Photographers of America national conference)

Online Training

•Illuminate (intensive newborn lighting class, online) with Lisa DiGeso of Milk and Honey Photography
•Several multi-day online “bootcamp” style workshops with internationally-known newborn photographer Ana Brandt of Anamaria Brandt Photography, Tustin, California
•Online classes with a number of leading newborn photographers including Nicole Miller Smith, Rachel Vanoven, Amy McDaniel, Brigette Schaffarzick, Alli Peck, Lisa DiGeso, Jackie Baughman, Keri Myers, Erin Elizabeth, Heidi Hope and Robin Long.

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