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For Photographers | Tips on Newborn Safety

February 15th, 2014

I am a huge advocate on educating aspiring newborn photographers on the importance of safety during newborn sessions. Here are a few quick tips on newborn safety. If you are a photographer and wish to learn more about proper newborn posing and safety, please click here to read more about our newborn workshops and 1:1 [...]

 

I am a huge advocate on educating aspiring newborn photographers on the importance of safety during newborn sessions. Here are a few quick tips on newborn safety. If you are a photographer and wish to learn more about proper newborn posing and safety, please click here to read more about our newborn workshops and 1:1 mentor opportunities.

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2014 Newborn Workshop Dates

January 12th, 2014

Below are our 2014 dates for our Newborn Workshops that will be held at our studio located 30 minutes outside of Seattle, in Monroe, WA. We will post as spots and classes fill up. For more detailed information on what is included, please click here.  

 

Below are our 2014 dates for our Newborn Workshops that will be held at our studio located 30 minutes outside of Seattle, in Monroe, WA.

We will post as spots and classes fill up. For more detailed information on what is included, please click here.


 

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2013 Year in Photos | Pacific Northwest Photographer

December 31st, 2013

This has been such an incredible year! It has been so fun to meet so many new clients as well as all of our returning clients. I thought it would be fun to share a fun look back at 2013 and all of the fun sessions that took place as well as a few behind [...]

 

This has been such an incredible year! It has been so fun to meet so many new clients as well as all of our returning clients. I thought it would be fun to share a fun look back at 2013 and all of the fun sessions that took place as well as a few behind the scenes shots captured along the way.

I wish you all a very Happy and Wonderful New Year!

I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store!

Blessings to you all!

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October Workshop ~ A Short Video

November 8th, 2013

We all start somewhere as photographers. And we all have different stories on how we got started in pursuing this crazy dream. Whether it be starting as a hobby or getting a college eduction, we generally have one goal in mind, and that is to create art. Back in October I had the wonderful opportunity [...]

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We all start somewhere as photographers. And we all have different stories on how we got started in pursuing this crazy dream. Whether it be starting as a hobby or getting a college eduction, we generally have one goal in mind, and that is to create art.

Back in October I had the wonderful opportunity to teach three Seattle area photographers at our Newborn Workshop. Having taught 1:1 Mentoring Sessions, we also wanted to create an intimate classroom setting where multiple photographers could come together and learn about the importance of newborn safety and posing. I am very excited to be offering more small group Newborn Workshops throughout the year!

For more information on 1:1 Mentoring Sessions or our Newborn Workshops, please click here. But for now, please enjoy this short recap video from the newborn workshop! Enjoy!


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Michelle Newell Photography | October Newborn Workshop

August 27th, 2013

As photographers, we all start somewhere… My journey started before my daughter was born in Wedding and Family Photography and then shifted after she was born. I engulfed myself into everything “newborn” surrounding photography and was hungry and passionate to learn how to pose these wee ones safely and efficiently. I love the challenge that [...]

 

As photographers, we all start somewhere… My journey started before my daughter was born in Wedding and Family Photography and then shifted after she was born. I engulfed myself into everything “newborn” surrounding photography and was hungry and passionate to learn how to pose these wee ones safely and efficiently. I love the challenge that surrounds photographing newborns and yet using simplicity to capture these babes in the safest way possible.

In 2011 I wrote my Baby Safe Newborn Posing Guide and launched our Baby Safe Photography website that has helped educate newborn photographers around the world on the importance of safety. I love seeing how it has impacted photographers lives in providing them with confidence to photograph newborns with safety as their #1 goal. We also use this website to feature other photographers who have joined the bandwagon in teaching on safety, which I love. Along with our website I have also had the wonderful opportunity of being featured on multiple websites that have also helped further our efforts in teaching on Newborn Photography.

I love teaching, and over these past 6 years have had the wonderful opportunity of teaching numerous photographers in our private 1:1 Mentoring Sessions. It has been so great to meet so many photographers who have traveled from as far as Boston Massachusetts to local Seattle photographers. And I am excited to announce that this year we are launching Newborn Workshops which will provide small class opportunities to start building {safe} posing skills and techniques that will help continue {or start} the journey as a newborn photographer.

During the Workshop with me, you will learn everything from the basics of proper lighting {using a soft box and natural light}, composition, newborn soothing, to safely posing newborns as well as build your portfolio. Limited spaces available.

Newborn Workshop with 3 models | The White Space Studio in Monroe, WA (*approximately 30 minutes from Seattle, WA)

2013 Tuition Rates: $995 USD per person

*1:1 Mentoring also  available please click here for details

Attendees: limited to 4 photographers

Registration: $395 USD retainer to reserve your spot and is NON-REFUNDABLE. The remaining balance is due 1-week (7 days) prior to the workshop date.

Date: October 26, 2013 Time: 9am – 4:30pm

What’s Included:

Michelle Newell Photography’s Baby Safe Newborn Posing Guide PDF & Newborn Session – What to Expect Client Guide PSD files.
Michelle Newell Photography’s Skin Smoothing Action
Workshop Outline & Newborn Posing Idea Book PDF

Lunch & Snacks also provided

What You Need:

It is recommended that you own a DSLR and know your camera. It is also assumed that you are comfortable shooting in manual mode and have a basic understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. Michelle will briefly go over settings and how she goes about exposing an image for color and black & white. However, please note that this is not a course on learning the functions of a camera.

What to Bring:

50mm prime lens (24-70mm lenses also work well). Michelle primarily shoots with a Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens for all newborn sessions.

A macro lens – Michelle uses a Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro

If you have any questions please e-mail at info@michellenewellphotography.com

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April Newborn Mentorship {Northwest Newborn Photographer}

May 13th, 2013

* BLINK * That is how quickly the last month has gone by! I have SOOOOOO many fabulous sneak peeks still to post; but couldn’t pass up the fabulous and fun time that I had back in April teaching one of my Newborn Mentorships! I absolutely love teaching and sharing about newborn photography with fellow [...]


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That is how quickly the last month has gone by! I have SOOOOOO many fabulous sneak peeks still to post; but couldn’t pass up the fabulous and fun time that I had back in April teaching one of my Newborn Mentorships! I absolutely love teaching and sharing about newborn photography with fellow photographers and had a blast with Erin Chapman of Erin Chapman Imagery who flew in all the way from Boston!

Here’s a fun sneak peek from the three beautiful newborns we had the honor of photographing that day. One of those sweet baby’s is fellow photographer and friend, Keren Fenton, who is a fabulous Birth Photographer in the Seattle area!

Enjoy this fun sneak peek!

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Seattle, WA Newborn Photographer Mentor

March 3rd, 2013

I absolutely love the time that I have with my clients while photographing their sweet little ones. There is so much excitement and love in the room… Not to mention a few tired eyes  I also love the opportunity I have been given to teach other photographers about newborn photography. By no means is this an ”easy” job. It takes [...]

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I absolutely love the time that I have with my clients while photographing their sweet little ones. There is so much excitement and love in the room… Not to mention a few tired eyes ;)  I also love the opportunity I have been given to teach other photographers about newborn photography. By no means is this an ”easy” job. It takes a lot of patience and love to photograph these precious gifts.

This past February I had the fun privilege of teaching one of our Exclusively Newborn Mentorships and had three beautiful and sweet babes model for us. Here’s a sneak peek from our fun filled day!

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Sweet Nathan Turns 1! {Tacoma,WA Baby Photographer}

January 23rd, 2013

I seriously can’t believe we’re already at this sweet little guy just turne 1-year old! I first met him when he and his mommy and daddy participated as one of our newborn models for a newborn mentorship I taught last February. I was so thrilled when they decided to do our Baby’s First Year plan, which [...]


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I seriously can’t believe we’re already at this sweet little guy just turne 1-year old!

I first met him when he and his mommy and daddy participated as one of our newborn models for a newborn mentorship I taught last February. I was so thrilled when they decided to do our Baby’s First Year plan, which documents baby at all of those fun milestone months!

Happy 1st Birthday to one of the sweetest little dudes!

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Newborn Mentorship | Northwest Newborn Photographer

February 23rd, 2012

A few weeks ago I had the fun opportunity of teaching fellow photographer, Melissa Shaw of Soft Focus Photography about newborn posing at one of my Exclusively Newborn Mentorships. I love doing these mentorships because it gives me the fun opportunity of teaching other photographers about newborn safety and proper newborn posing. We had two beautiful baby [...]


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A few weeks ago I had the fun opportunity of teaching fellow photographer, Melissa Shaw of Soft Focus Photography about newborn posing at one of my Exclusively Newborn Mentorships. I love doing these mentorships because it gives me the fun opportunity of teaching other photographers about newborn safety and proper newborn posing.

We had two beautiful baby boys model for us that day, which was a blast! Our first was 11-day new baby Colin who came all the way up from Fort Lewis to model for us. He was a champ and so fun to photograph!

Our second little 9 day new model, Milo, came all the way from Bellingham, WA. His little leg is in a cast to be corrected for a club foot. His cast is just so itty bitty, but I have to admit, was really cute =) He did such a fantastic job and only poo’d on Mommy a few times. =)

If you are an aspiring newborn photographer and would like to learn more about my Exclusively Newborn 1:1 Mentorships, please click here for further details.

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Newborn Photography Mentorship {Maple Valley, WA Photographer}

June 5th, 2011

This sweet little angel came and modeled for me Saturday for the Newborn Mentorship I had with my “student,” Emily. We had an absolute blast photographing this precious little! She barely made a peep the entire session. Here’s a sneak peek. Enjoy! Click here for more information on our Newborn Mentorship program.


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This sweet little angel came and modeled for me Saturday for the Newborn Mentorship I had with my “student,” Emily. We had an absolute blast photographing this precious little! She barely made a peep the entire session. Here’s a sneak peek. Enjoy!

Click here for more information on our Newborn Mentorship program.