Ana Brandt

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Ana of Anamaria Brandt Photography has been specializing in pregnancy and newborn imagery for over 12 years. Her classic images stand the test of time as her clients come to her over and over again to document their pregnancy and new arrivals. Known for her endless patience, Ana believes that to create a lasting business, you need more then great images of sleepy newborns.

Born and raised in New York, Ana came to California 13 years ago and built her client base one at a time, resulting in an "A List" of over 2,500 clients throughout LA and Orange County. For the past few years, she also has been working with celebrities, such as Alicia Silverstone, Ian Ziering and other LA stars, in capturing their pregnancy and newborn memories. Besides her photography business, Ana runs TAoPaN (The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn), which provides mentoring, an online workshop, in-person workshops and an entire clothing line for photographers who focus on the pregnancy and newborn market. Ana has been published in Rangefinder magazine (July 2011) and runs her own online magazine, called TAoPaN Mag (

Ana loves to share her knowledge, too. She just released a book entitled, "Baby + Facts = What Every Newborn Photographer Needs to Know." She even won Best Portrait Category for her previous book's cover image ("The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn") from the Professional Photographers of California. In addition, she has taught PPA Super Monday workshops from her studio and her in-person workshops were approved to become part of the PPA Continuing Education Program, allowing PPA members to earn merits for her classes.

While building her business and weathering the ups and downs of the economy, Ana has raised three children. She resides in Orange Hills, California, with her children and plans to continue growing her photography business while supporting fellow photographers in her chosen specialty—pregnancy and newborn imagery.

Ana's Courses

  • Maternity Portraits: Simple, Transitional Shooting and Selling

    Instructors: Ana Brandt
    Webinar: Who doesn't want great sales in their business? That's why you need to tune in as Ana shows you how to shoot beautiful maternity portraits in an easy, transitional style—one that will guarantee you great sales. After all, when you can help clients tell their stories through poses and the resulting images, you'll find that they will want to buy most of them!
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