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Featured Photographer : Tyrene Gomila


Located in Gibraltar, GI


Name: Tyrene Gomila

Representing: Special Memories Photography

# of Years Experience: 5


Tell us about yourself. What do you love doing in your spare time? What inspired you to newborn photography and do you photograph other genre’s in your business?

I am 39yrs old. I ventured out in photography 5 years ago. I was taught in my photography school to know well how to master all types of photography as this gives a good foundation of skills as a photographer. I started as a hobby until one day I realised I loved doing it and more and more people complimented my work and more wanted me to photograph them. At this stage I realised I loved people photography. I do weddings, family photography and now I am narrowing it to new born baby Photography.
I am a single mother of 3 beautiful children and I want to inspire others that no matter what your circumstances may be to focus forward, pursue your dreams.. As you can imagine I had quite a strive and many setbacks as a single mother with another job and along the way I did get many who thought it was impossible to achieve and succeed. However, I am here to tell you it is possible! what ever you are passionate about, pursue it! keep moving forward and focusing on what you truly want to be in life and if you keep the right attitude and positivity you will be a winner!

How would you describe your photography style? What inspires your work?

I describe my photography as versatile. I don’t like sticking to the norm and I like to creative something different to others. I can be from simple to creative.

Who has inspried you and how did you first come across their work?

Kathleen Valerga and Ana Brandt their work has always inspired me

What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone starting a newborn photography business?

Do your research and search as many New born baby P)photographers as possible, find a few you love their work and take on board workshop0s from them. Also there are many good videos on you tube form many great new baby photographers. Know well how your camera works and lighting. Practise with dolls and eventually do Model calls or ask friends with babies to practise with them. Never show your insecurities to the clients, show a brave confident face and with time the more you do and practise the more comfortable you become around the babies.

What camera do you use? What are your favourite lenses and what’s typically in your camera bag?

I use a 7D EOS Canon and yes soon I am upgrading! However, I always say that the most important are the lenses you use. I use the 35mm and 5Omm p0rime lenses. I definitely recommend prime lenses. They produce good quality and clear images. When I first started photography I owned a cheap Canon Camera… I remember almost everyone in our class had top Cameras and I was worried I would not produce great images. However I won every category of the competition! Off course as a professional Photographer you need good quality cameras and lenses, but most important you need to have a good eye, you need to plan in your head the picture ahead before photographing and know well how to use your camera.

What is your favorite place to hold sessions and why?Where do you photograph most of your sessions? (in studio? on location?)

I hold most of my sessions in my home studio. I have great big windows and usually I am lucky to have good natural light, given I live in a warm country with plenty of sunlight. Still, weather can be unreliable and different times of day light can be cooler and not as good to shoot in. So it’s important you know also how to use studio lights.

What (if any) photography training, mentoring or workshops have you taken?

Kath V Photography
Ana Brandt

Tell us about starting your business, and what played a key role in developing a profitable income.

I started with the basics. In the beginning try and purchase only the basics and as your confidence and experience raises simply raise the prices, also raise the quality of props and backdrops as it will produce more quality and you can further raise prices. My advice as to profit is to slowly build the assets and as you are building your business name you can raise prices.

Growing pains: tell us about some of your challenges you have faced in your business, and how you overcame them.

There were many setbacks. In my country owning a personal studio can be extremely expensive. I felt very frustrated at first and then realised having a home studio wasn’t that bad at all! We must adapt to our availability of resources and that does not mean you can still succeed! You must embrace the little beginnings,make the best of what ever resources you have even if it is little! be patient and not loose hope and keep very focused!

using soft felt gives a lovely sense of softness in the images


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Featured Photographer : Lorena Pena


Located in Cuenca, EC


Name: Lorena Pena

Representing: Lore Peña Baby Photography

# of Years Experience: 11


A sus padres les encanta la lectura, él tiene sus propios sueños.

Tell us about yourself. What do you love doing in your spare time? What inspired you to newborn photography and do you photograph other genre’s in your business?

Soy una persona enamorada del arte desde niña, mis primeros recuerdos son relacionados con actividades artísticas, que hago en mi tiempo libre? tengo poco de eso, pues realizo varias actividades aparte de la fotografía, soy Bombero Voluntario desde el año 2002,muy apegada a la atención pre hospitalaria, aparte de ello, conjuntamente con un compañero, hemos creado y estamos al frente de una fundación para ayuda social, pero mi mente esta ocupada casi en su totalidad por la fotografía de recién nacidos, pensando como mejorar cada día. Me involucré en esta hermosa rama de la fotografía poco a poco, cuando me dí cuenta, ésta ya era mi forma de vida, hay muchas personas que me inspiran y de quienes aprendo a diario como Kelly Brown,simplemente amo su trabajo.

How would you describe your photography style? What inspires your work?

Yo la describiría como un estilo cálido, atemporal, pero muy floral, me dejo llevar por la ternura que representa un bebé, manejo la sesión de una manera muy relajada, para que sea un momento bello para el bebé, para la familia, para mi y mi equipo de trabajo.

Who has inspried you and how did you first come across their work?

Fui llegando a la fotografía de bebé, dejándome llevar por la tendencia, de pronto, me encontré realizando la actividad que me acabó definiendo tanto personal como laboralmente.

What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone starting a newborn photography business?

Que se permita realizar esta actividad con amor, pero siempre de la mano con la formación y la seguridad, que recuerde, que ninguna imagen paga el bienestar de un bebé que nos han confiado, que no se deje frenar por las adversidades, que siga adelante, cumpliendo sueños con esta hermosa profesión.

What camera do you use? What are your favourite lenses and what’s typically in your camera bag?

MI cámara es una Nikon, me encanta sus colores, uso mayormente un lente 35mm y un 18-140 y en mi maletín de fotografía no puede faltar una liga para agarrar mi cabello, un par de medias cómodas para poder sacarme los zapatos y mucha paciencia.

What is your favorite place to hold sessions and why?Where do you photograph most of your sessions? (in studio? on location?)

Las sesiones las realizamos de manera exclusiva dentro de nuestro estudio, mismo que está adecuado para las mismas, tanto en temperatura, luz y limpieza.

What (if any) photography training, mentoring or workshops have you taken?

*Dream Newborn Workshop, Quito Ecuador, Magaly Gisel, 2016.
*Workshop Newborn, Melero Rodriguez, Ambato Ecuador, 2018.
*Dreams Mini Baby and Kids, María Barrenechea, Quito Ecuador, 2018.
*Baby C., Congreso de fotografía infantil, Daniela Rodriguez, Alexandra Behr, Fini Perez, Luderly Suarez, Catalina Avila, Alma Flores, Bogota Colombia, 2019.
*Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals, Advanced Life Support, American Academy of Pediatrics, Formación en Atención Prehospitalaria en niños y neonatos, Guayaquil Ecuador, 2019.
*Varios talleres online con Kelly Brown.

Tell us about starting your business, and what played a key role in developing a profitable income.

Iniciamos en la fotografía, en el año 2008 con sesiones de maternidad, trabajamos siempre en estudio y fuimos involucrándonos de a pocos en las sesiones infantiles, llegando sutilmente a fotografiar bebés recién nacidos, volviéndose ésta la actividad principal de nuestro negocio, hoy en día tenemos un grupo de trabajo bien formado, entre mi esposo, mi mamá y yo y detrás de nosotros varias personas que con su apoyo logran que todo esté de manera justa para cada sesión.
El papel más importante, fue el ver a las sesiones newborn, como una excelente fuente de trabajo y en general una forma de vida.

Growing pains: tell us about some of your challenges you have faced in your business, and how you overcame them.

El mayor desafío siempre fue, el romper los esquemas culturales de nuestra ciudad y las ciudades cercanas, para ingresar con la fotografía de maternidad de inicio y luego la de newborn, ya que somos pioneros en nuestra localidad con este tipo de fotografía; las herramientas siempre han sido, la formación y la perseverancia.

What should clients expect when working with you?

Las imágenes que reflejen el mejor momento de sus bebés, puntualidad y respeto.

Cuanta ternura puede existir en un bebé... ella una muñeca, me enamoró su delicadeza.

Gordito precioso, esta es la mejor edad para mostrar esos rollitos de dulzura.

Descansando entre flores... jugando con la luz y la sombra.

Un recuerdo precioso para sus papitos, luego de una larga sesión él nos regaló esta bella sonrisa.


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Airing Today – APNPI Accreditation Judging Event

Join us now to view our most recent round of Accreditation Judging! A warm congratulations to all of our makers for bravely entering this round of accreditation submissions! We hope you’ll find the judges’ feedback helpful in the advancement of your journey as a maternity, newborn or baby photographer and thank you all for your submissions.
 
Recordings will be available for a period of 24 hours for replay.
Best of luck to all of our members who have submitted for this round of Accreditations!
 

 

SAVE THE DATE – APNPI Accreditation Judging Event

Have you ever wondered how images are judged?
Come join us for our Accreditation Judging Event!  Follow along as our qualified judges provide critique and suggestions for improvement on our most recent APNPI Accreditation Submissions. Learn invaluable tips to improve your imagery from industry experts with an eye for detail.
 
On Tuesday October  22, 2019, we’ll be airing our pre-recorded Accreditation Judging Event.  You’ll have access to the replays for 24 hours.
 
Best of luck to all of our members who have submitted for this round of Accreditations!

Jessica Nip specializes in creating maternity, newborn, and family portraits that are soft, natural, and that capture authentic emotion and connection. Her relaxed lifestyle approach and fine attention to detail ensure clients are photographed in a manner that is comfortable while producing images that are flattering and timeless. Whether in her cozy Toronto studio or on location, her full service approach helps her clients feel completely taken care of from the moment they book their session to the moment their art is in their hands or on their walls.

Liana McCorkle – Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Liana is a wife, mother of two beautiful girls, a dog owner and a lover of music and art. She creates a classic, simple look; which is what her images have become known for. As Liana has built her photography studio, fans of her work from all over Arizona and around the country book sessions for these beautiful images. And they continue to return year after year, with new arrivals and growing families for her to timelessly capture. Liana’s experience includes weddings, engagements, families, children, newborns, maternity, high school seniors and even pets. She has studied the art of photography at Central Michigan University and is currently offering work in maternity, newborns, children and families. With over nineteen years in the industry, Liana’s business continues to grow as she expands her creative talents. She now offers private mentoring in her North Phoenix studio. Customers who have hired Liana describe her as kind, patient, courteous, and most of all, someone who genuinely cares about her clients.

Corrie Michael – Hi! I am Corrie and I am a Canadian Newborn, Family and Maternity portrait photographer. After spending an enormous amount of money on an education to work in a corporate office somewhere, I picked up a camera along the way and ended up here……..photographing beautiful families and mentoring other photographers. Life has a superb way of gently pushing you down the path you need to be on.

I am a Wife and a Mom to four wonderful little humans who keep me busy and fill my days with fun and laughter. Having children and watching them grow from being so tiny one day to climbing on the bus the next, I understand the need to document these times. Capturing families and these fleeting moments is the heart of it for me. I am so lucky to have been photographing families for over 5 years now and have been blessed to have photographed over 500 newborns with all their squishy goodness.

Autumn Skoczen – I am Autumn, owner of Ellie Mellie Photography! I have been a photographer for 5 years, having found my passion for newborn and maternity work as the first stepping stones of what started my business. Editing is something I really enjoy, and can get lost in photoshop for hours out of pure enjoyment! We are based out of Cleveland Ohio, and offer not only photography but in-person newborn safety classes, shooting, editing and posing workshops and will host shootouts from time to time as well. I am the proud mom of 2 boys, Auguste and Atreyu (yes from never-ending story!) and am engaged to their dad ( after ten years together)…. to be married July 2020. <3

Session Spotlight: Fall newborn

The story behind this session…

I adore fall and have been waiting to use this beautiful colour for about a year, as most Mom’s want standard pink and purple for a girl. I cut a wrap from my drop and made a tie back using some beads and faux leafs! The hair on this little angel!

This dreamy little baby had such beautiful hair and skin tone love these colours for her!

This little turkey only let me do one bean bag pose before opening those giant beautiful eyes!

Such bright eyes! She woke up and looked right up my camera.

I couldn't help but laugh when she gave me this little smirk.

Lashes for days! I couldn't get over these lashes so long.

I was trying to tuck in her little hands but she just loved her little face and so did I so inlet her.

Another wrap I made my self 100% completed my vision for toned down pinks perfect for fall!

Every mom loves a facial shot!

We all love headbands and bonnets but I like to do a shot with neither for the parents.

I've never been one for mustard but I am 100% loving it for this session!


Session by: Kimberly Driscoll Photography

Hi there!

I am so glad you’re here! My love for taking photos goes way back for me and I am thrilled to share this experience with you! I love taking a precious moment and telling YOUR story through my photos.

So who is this girl behind the camera, anyway? Here are some fun facts about me!

I love coffee, well, pretty much anything caffeinated! You’ll almost always see me with a hot cup of coffee or even better yet, a yummy latte!

Before I was a photographer, I was an Aesthetician, and before that, I was a Gymnast. Gymnastics was a better outlet for my creative side than working at the spa was, but photography is much easier on my body!

I’m a wife, and mama of a beautiful little boy, probably my life’s greatest achievement.

On any given weekend it wouldn’t be unusual to find me running around trying to balance sessions while simultaneously being a wife and mom and continuing the balancing act of doing laundry and much needed chores.

I wish I liked cleaning but I don’t, so I married a Realtor that is pretty good with staging a home so I let him organize how that works.

A few years ago I was just a mom with a camera. Now I have a thriving business AND I have the opportunity to watch amazing families and grow!

Lastly, if I could have any job in the world, it would be THIS one right here. ❤️

YOUR MOMENTS MATTER. You’ll never get today back, so don’t put it off any longer! I’d love for you to contact me with any questions you may have, and let’s book your next photo session!

I can’t wait to meet you!

 

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