I am humbled and thrilled to be among 30 of the best newborn and maternity photographer-educators in the world, teaching for the Milky Way Online Newborn + Maternity Retreat in February, 2018.
I have an extreme passion (and major soft-spot) for newborn twins (and triplets/quads/quints). When I was asked to teach newer photographers some of my tried and true tips for safely working with newborn twins, I was over the moon excited! I hope you enjoy a sneak peek at several of the images from my video in the retreat, and a little of my “why” when it comes to my desire to educate and uplift the newborn photography community.
Later this year, I will celebrate my FIFTEENTH year as a newborn photographer! I cannot believe that I have been blessed and able to snuggle and document these adorable tiny humans for nearly 15 years. I have learned a lot along my journey with photography, and I am excited to be able to share some of that knowledge and experience through the 2018 Online Newborn + Maternity Retreat! Education is very near and dear to my heart, and the ability to digitally connect with and help to educate thousands of photographers is not a responsibility I take lightly.
When I first began photographing newborns, the learning curve for newborn photography was steep, and there were not many (if any) instructors that were available to share their wisdom in the art. The concept of “Community over Competition” was not the reality of the photography industry back then. There was a lot of trial and error, and the road was pretty lonely. To put things into perspective: when I began photographing newborns, YouTube did not exist, smart phones were not popular and Facebook was just starting out (it was only available to college students.)
Through the incredible technology of today, photographers are now able to connect and learn how to safely work with newborn twins (among 30+ other topics). If you’re a photographer and you’re on the fence about joining the Online Retreat, you can learn more here. Investing in yourself and your education is always a great choice.