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Newborn Photography Workshop and 1:1 Testimonials


From Deana Davis


“…I had my 1:1 with Melanie this year and I can honestly say it was the best decision I have ever made.
Not only has my newborn photography improved hugely, but the continued support that I receive is invaluable. I have attended several training days with other newborn photographers and Melanie is the only one who has offered continued support and learning. Melanie genuinely wants us to succeed and, honestly, it’s like having a comfort blanket – knowing any questions, concerns or just reasurrance is there long after my 1:1.   Since training with Melanie I have won many awards.  So thank you Melanie for building my confidence, helping me improve my photography no end and every so often giving me the push I need to succeed.” – Deana Davis


From Laura Wrench


“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”


From Peter Prior, Photographer :  ABIPP


“Despite being a specialist wedding photographer, the nature of my clientele means that I frequently receive commissions to photograph newborn babies, something that I love doing.

When I attended your newborn photography workshop, the aim was to see how a leading baby photographer operates.  I wanted to discover how you market your business and sell to your clients, as well as picking up tips on how to run the shoot itself.

The whole day was superb; full of detailed ideas and tips to run a newborn photography business.  This was the part of the day that I had been most interested in, and I felt that I left with a head full of ideas to build this side of my business.  In the afternoon we carried out a live baby shoot with a 4 day old baby.   Your patience and calm disposition, together with your attention to detail was eye opening.

This was one of the most enlightening and enjoyable seminars I have attended during my 18 year career, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone wanting to start or build a quality photography business”


From Jules MacDonald – JM Style Photography

I’d highly recommend “The Art of Newborn” course which I attended last June. A large part of my business is baby photography therefore I wanted to really focus on improving my skills and felt this course suited my needs. I wasn’t disappointed! Melanie is a true professional offering excellent advice in both the business and practical side – I came away with lots of inspiration which I’ve implemented into my business and have seen fantastic results so far . Thank you Melanie

From Emma Danjoa – Paris (Studio Lenoir).Pro Photographer

“It was fantastique!  Thank you for your knowledge and kindness.”


From Victoria Prince, ProPhotographer

“I attended Melanie East’s newborn photography training in June 2014 and it was the most inspiring, exciting and eye-opening experience to date in my photography journey. Melanie is professional, passionate and so eager to share her knowledge and experience with attendees. The day was jam-packed full of information and ideas and Melanie worked hard to answer every question and query we had. Melanie perfectly balanced our training needs with the needs of the family and baby being photographed. I was so impressed with Melanie’s dedication to her art, to the family and to her workshop attendees, and went away feeling inspired and encouraged to develop my own business. The post-workshop support that Melanie has provided since the training day has been absolutely invaluable and I’m sure I will be a better photographer because if it. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to further their skills and develop their business in newborn photography.”


From Gemma Garley, Pro Photographer 

“I have been a photographer for a few years, but I wanted to further my skills in how to run my business and the art of newborn baby photography. I booked Melanie’s course and it was the best photography course I have ever attended. the amount of information I received exceeded my expectations. She really looked into my pricing and business strategies. The amount of business knowledge she has is overwhelming.

After lunch I had the pleasure of seeing Melanie in action. I was able to see how she safely poses babies and how she interacts with the parents. I came away with the boost I needed to take my business to the next level. My first shoot after the course was so much easier. The results were amazing. I could see an instant improvement in my work. I was much more confident with my colours, posing and lighting. I am ever grateful to Melanie for helping me achieve the results I’ve been waiting for. Best business decision I ever made.”


From Michele Sinclair, Pro Photographer

Melanie I would just like to give you a massive thank you for your second to none newborn Training!
I have invested a lot of money over the past year on different training some being portrait some being newborn and I have to say…Yours is by far one of the best I have attended! Well worth the money and the plane trip to you, Not only have you given me the confidence to be a photographer who knows I am worth it, but you also are happy to answer any questions afterwards and not just leave me hanging wondering what to do next!
All I have to do is ask you and your happy to advise and help even after the training.
I wished I had found you first!! 🙂
Thank you once again
Michele – Fife (Scotland)


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