Designing a Newborn Image

Julia Kelleher M.Photog.Cr., CPP

There are a million photographers out there, doing newborn photography. In this video, PPA Instructor Julia Kelleher teaches you how to step out of the box and create newborn images that will allow you to stand out from the rest.

Newborn photography is striking and emotional, but there are techniques and tools you can use to enhance the beauty of the moment. For example, Julia explores:

  • How to use color and composition to create and highlight emotion and mood.
  • Lighting techniques – strobes, soft light and continuous light – and when to use them.
  • How to create color harmony, and elements that are key to that harmony.

You’ll even discuss some tips from the world of art that will enrich and enhance your craft. With Julia’s expertise and advice, you’ll gain creative and innovative insight that will separate you from the pack, once and for all!

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Julia Kelleher Bio

Portrait Photographer Julia Kelleher specializes in newborn and family portraits out of her boutique Bend OR, studio. She offers her clients a photographic style that is timeless, textural and artistic, and specializes in newborn and family portraiture, specifically focusing on relationship images. Since moving her studio Jewel Images Portrait Design from Portland, OR to Bend, OR in 2009, it has grown from running her entire business solely, to now operating with 2 employees and thriving despite a slow economy. Julia has earned a PPA International Silver Medalist, Gold Level Photographer of the Year and several Kodak Gallery and PPA Loan Collection awards for her images. She is also a PPA Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman. Picking up her first 35mm film camera at age 14, she put it down after college to pursue a love of broadcast journalism, and spent over a decade traveling the country anchoring the news and covering general assignment stories for all three television networks. After working Portland, OR's ABC affiliate for 6 years as an on-air anchor/reporter, she left television news to pursue photography full-time. Her experience with the news industry, and expertise in media relations and public communications have given her the speaking skills to and communication techniques to help other photographers understand their clients, and improve their businesses.

Julia's teaching experience stretches worldwide for Time Exposure's ProSelect software, and she also is featured as one of a handful of instructors for the world renowned professional photographer’s video series Photovision. Also an Imaging USA and PPA affiliate school instructor, Julia excels at topics from lighting and posing newborn relationship portraiture, to marketing, in-person sales and media relations. She coaches photographers is client workflow and business systems management, and offers private mentoring in both newborn photography and sales training.