About The Art of the Newborn Newborn Photography Training

Newborn Photography Training

The Art of the Newborn TM was founded by Melanie East.    Melanie is one of the UK’s leading award winning newborn photographers.  She is also one of the most highly qualified newborn photographers in England.  She qualified to associateship level with the Master Photographers’ Association which is a prestigious qualification.  She has over ten years experience in the field of newborn and baby photography.

Melanie is a highly qualified, professional and highly experienced newborn photographer.   As well as teaching global newborn photography workshops and 1:1 newborn photography training masterclasses, she also has an established client base.    Melanie is very highly regarded among her photographic peers and clients and has taught many photographers the business and art of newborn photography.

As well as teaching individual professional and amateur photographers, Melanie has taught for the Master Photographers Association (“The MPA”).    She has also judged for the Master Photographers’ Association International Awards for two years in succession.    In conjunction with the Master Photographers Association, Melanie developed a new qualification for newborn photographers with the emphasis on safety of the newborn baby.

Melanie has also written a book on newborn photography entitled  “The Art of Newborn Photography” having been commissioned by a major publishing house to do so.  This was published in April 2017.


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“A wonderfully gifted photographer, whose specialism within newborn photography is nationally recognised”

                                                                                                               – Ray Lowe – Master Photographers’ Association


“Melanie is a wonderful newborn photography trainer. Her knowledge of her craft and passion shines through in her workshops. Melanie is clear, concise, informative and refreshingly honest.
Our members left Melanie’s seminars imparted with knowledge that is sure to assist their growth, armed with ideas and information, there is an excitement in the air as the delegates are filled with both confidence and inspiration. Thank you for being such a ‘giving’ lecturer. Clare Louise CEO Master Photographers Association


“Where do I start?  I had my first 1:1 with you on the business side back in 2013 (I think) before I moved to Qatar. I came away feeling so motivated and inspired by you. The information you shared was incredible and so valuable.  I felt like you really believed in me and my business and wanted both to succeed.  Once I moved back to the U.K. I knew I wanted to do a 1:1 session with you on lighting and posing. I did the session with you in 2016 and was amazed how much you shared and you took me through how you did a session.  You also focused on the areas I had requested before hand. Again I was overwhelmed at all the knowledge and experience you were willing to share.  It was a full on session and my head was fit to burst by the end of it, but again I came away feeling so inspired and had learnt so much. The absolutely most valuable thing is that you are still always there and happy to support and answer questions. The community you have set up is so supportive and the learning never stops in a safe and fun environment.  My posing has come on leaps and bounds as has my confidence and self belief. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You were born to be a photographer and trainer.
Laura Wrench xxx”

The Art of the Newborn 1:1s and workshops are run by Melanie in her beautiful and fully equipped Bristol studio and she runs a limited amount of workshops through the year which book in advance.

Melanie also carries out bespoke 1:1 masterclasses for those who require her undivided attention and want absolutely bespoke tuition.  These days are tailored to your requirements.


Why book an Art of the Newborn workshop?

* You’ll learn in one small group – this is always limited to three photographers when Melanie teaches in her Bristol studio, which ensures a great learning environment.

* You’ll enjoy a very rewarding and fun day packed full of tips, tricks and inspiration.

* You’ll learn business skills which will give you a head start over your competitors.

* You’ll learn how to perfect the art of newborn posing

* You’ll be taught by Melanie East AMPA, one of the UK’s leading newborn photographers.

* You’ll receive back up support after the workshop.



For further information please see details on Workshops here and 1:1 Masterclasses here.   To view Melanie’s portfolio please click here.  To Book or to contact Melanie please click the “Book Today” button below.