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Naturally Newborns + Family

By Annie Nelson


Lesson Title

What to expect

Do you tend to shy away from booking newborn sessions due to the props, backdrops, outfits, posing and wrapping and everything else that goes along with them? Well then it is time for you to embrace the NATURAL approach to newborn sessions, with NO posing or wrapping or props involved! Or maybe you already shoot posed newborn sessions but want to branch out and start going in another direction. Either way, this course is for you!

Newborn sessions were something I personally shied away from a couple of years ago, but they have become one of my passions. My hangup a couple of years ago was I didn't realize I could "do" newborn sessions without all of the complicated wrapping, posing, props, backdrops, expensive little outfits and everything else that goes into traditional studio newborn sessions. Once I discovered a more natural lifestyle approach, I was HOOKED.

Learning how to go into people's homes and capture their real stories and lives has been an amazing journey for me and my business. You CAN be a newborn photographer, studio or no studio, and without the hefty price tag that comes with the more traditional studio approach. And you can do it BEAUTIFULLY

What you will learn

- How to capture families and newborns naturally and beautifully, no posing, wrapping or props necessary.

- How to authentically tell their story in their own home, or in a studio space (even a spare room in YOUR home turned into a studio, like mine!)

- How to use natural light to create beautiful imagery, no artificial light needed.

Learn how I edit my own images in the bold and moody style while still keeping them very natural.

What presets and actions I personally use in all of my own work and how I tweak them to fit my style. 

- How I go about styling my families and what very inexpensive items you can bring along to your sessions to help you level up.

- How to deal with homes that are "tricky" to work in, small, cluttered, not much natural light.

- How to get your clients on board with the lifestyle approach to newborn sessions so that you can shoot what you LOVE, rather than what you THINK your clients want.


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average rating is 5 out of 5

I don't know where to begin. First of all, BUY THIS COURSE! I have now taken a TON of online classes from BEC teachers and THIS course by Annie has been by far the most informative and organized course I have yet to take. Her PDF was absolutely incredible. Her BTS video taught me SO much. I cannot wait to see what other courses she puts out! SOLD!


average rating is 5 out of 5

As soon as I purchased Annie’s course I dove right in! I’ve always loved doing newborn sessions but struggled with bringing emotion and storytelling to my lifestyle sessions as I felt limited inside and sometimes intimated by poor light. This course showed me that the possibilities are endless and that it’s okay to have movement even with newborns involved. It also helped with how to use light in a creative way. I really enjoyed the BTS video as well. I just recently did a session where I used all her techniques during the session and the results were what I’ve been wanting for so long. Amazing course Annie!


average rating is 5 out of 5

Dived right into seeing Annie's technique, she makes it look so easy! I picked up a lot of techniques and was so excited to put them to use. I definitely will feel more comfortable and confident if I get a house lifestyle session. Looking forward to one on one zoom meeting to learn more!


average rating is 5 out of 5

Annie’s course Naturally Newborns and Family is a wonderful resource for lifestyle photographers! Annie shares her behind the scenes video, which helps so much to show just how a live session actually goes, the video is followed by a detailed editing video to go over how she achieves the dreamy look of all her photos. Thank you Annie for this peek into your workflow. It has been so helpful!

Amelia Macey

average rating is 5 out of 5

Annie’s newborn class was so amazing. It gave me a new motivation to tackle lifestyle newborn photography. I learned so much about session flow, posing, and using the light in a given space. The editing videos were also so so helpful! I feel rejuvenated after this course and ready to put what I learned into action! :)

Brittany Grubbs

average rating is 5 out of 5

I was so excited to see my girl Annie teaching with BEC. I did an editing mentorship with Annie a year ago in 2021 and she has grown so much in her craft- that now I wanted to learn from her! I believe in education and that we all have something so magical to offer. Annie is the queen at in-home newborn sessions. Although I feel pretty comfortable in my in-home newborns-I wanted to soak in a little of her brain because with every post I am ooooing and awing at her photos. My goal was to see how she processes her session workflow. I LOVED her mention of outdoor shots of the home. I think it's easy to get hung up on not moving around space and she really shows how much variety a gallery can have with the amount of space and environment available! Highly recommend this course for anyone who needs a little inspiration to get out and shoot a lifestyle newborn session!

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Thank you!

- 75 Page PDF
- 2 detailed editing videos from the BTS sessions
- Detailed video showing session flow and fully edited examples of my sunroom-turned-studio sessions
- Video showing the full gallery of edited images from the BTS video, including explanation
- Behind the scenes video with voice-over explanation
- Students receive a $50 discount off of a mentorship booked with Annie

**Presets NOT included**

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