Hello all! This is my blog where I'll be posting all about newborn photography training, interviews with delegates and all sort of other interesting snippets!


Newborn Photography Training – Welcome

Welcome! I’m guessing you are here because you are interested in newborn photography training, or I’ve taught you before and you follow my work. Whatever your reason, welcome to this blog.

The first thing you should know about me – is that I absolutely *love* my job. I love photographing newborn babies, children and families. If you want to have a look at some of that work then please follow this link.

I *really* love teaching photographers! I teach all levels, from beginning right through to advanced. I teach in the UK and worldwide. I’ve taught in the Cayman Islands, Italy, Belgium, Denmark and Spain. I am due to teach for the fourth time in Italy 2020 and will be teaching in Canada also in 2020.

I run workshops at several points through the year and my one to one newborn photography training is very very popular indeed – I’ll be writing a separate post on one to one training vs workshops shortly.

I’ve been a newborn photographer for fifteen years, and training photographers for nearly a decade. I really love to see photographers get those “lightbulb moments” – and to realise all that is possible for them both in their business and their art. Rightly or wrongly I feel a sense of pride when I see photographers improve vastly in both and to reap the successes they truly deserve.

I first started teaching when I was asked to do so by a well known photography institution. I thought long and hard about whether to do so, because being a great newborn photographer, and being able to teach are two totally different things. I didn’t want to let anybody down if I couldn’t get my knowledge across in an engaging, intuitive and easy to follow manner. So I gave this a huge amount of thought and then thought “well if I don’t, I will never know if I can”. So I did, – I carried out a two day photography workshop and the feedback both from the association and the delegates was phenomenal. So I’ve never looked back.

That’s all from me for today – this really was just a quick “welcome” post. Follow along, feel free to comment and we will go from there!

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Melanie East is a specialist newborn photography trainer and newborn safety expert. Her belief is that newborn safety should come before any shot, and that taking risks with newborn babies is unnecessary. Melanie is a published author on the subject of newborn photography and teaches newborn photographers throughout the world.


T. 07590 813858


E. melanie@theartofthenewborn.co.uk