Anything worth pursuing is worth pursuing well. That’s how I try to approach most things in life, and my pursuit of starting a newborn photography business was no different. I knew that in order to be able to photograph newborns in the most effective way, education would be necessary.
I set out on a mission to find the best online programs out there. As someone with small children, travelling to live workshops would not be a reality. However, I knew from experience online classes can sometimes lack effectiveness, which is something I wanted to avoid. I was not willing to sacrifice quality of learning simply because my learned needed to take place in an online environment.
It was around this time of exploration that I discovered ClickinMoms. I mustered up the nerve to post a newborn photo I had done for critique, and Alicia of Alicia Gould Photography responded. The degree of her helpfulness caught me off guard. I was expecting a few pointers here and there, but nothing so thorough, and certainly not from someone as established as Alicia! I knew I had found the right environment for me to learn.
Later I learned that Alicia taught a class via ClickinMoms University: Shooting 207, Newborn Photography. I did not need to be convinced to sign up – I knew that if Alicia was so helpful with a new forum member, she would certainly be the same in her class. I was not incorrect in my assumption. She was absolutely amazing, as were all of the teacher assistants.
I couldn’t believe the wealth of material that was covered in this class. We learned about everything from posing to lighting to marketing! Beyond that, the friends I made through taking that class are incredible. When I first started my journey, I wanted so badly to become friends with seasoned photographers. This class made that possible. If I need advice on anything, this group is where I turn for feedback, and they never disappoint.
I highly recommend this class for anyone with an interest in newborn photography. The return on investment makes every dollar spent far worthwhile.