Our Global Ambassadors
SUPPORTING OUR PUSH TOWARDS SAFER LEARNING PRACTICES IN THE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY INDUSTRY
Ambassador & Teacher from USA
Ana Brandt is a California based award winning photographer, author, teacher and mother of 3 who has been specializing in pregnancy and newborn imagery for over 18 years. Her classic images for an established and growing A List clientele have appeared in numerous publications, books, websites, and physician offices.
Ana has taught in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Italy, France, Mexico, Japan, Peru, the U.K. and Spain. She will be traveling back to Brazil, China Japan, Paris, the UK, Taiwan and is working on India and South Africa. Ana regularly travels with her family so she can show her kids the world.
As an adopted child, Ana has never seen what she looked like as a newborn. She believes you need to create a visual history of your life because “to know where you’re going, it’s important to know where you came from.” Ana’s latest work can be seen in Alicia Silverstone’s new book, The Kind Mama. Lastly you can also find her on her YouTube channel -www.anabrandtvideos.
Ambassador & Teacher from Brazil
With an internationally recognised name and huge following in the Newborn Photography community, Paloma is not only a well known & respected expert in her field but also a well sort after Mentor & Educator; Certifying more than 2.000 students in 9 countries. Paloma is regularly invited to speak at conferences around the world and has written 2 books that have been translated into 4 different languages.
In her work as a photographer, she uses soft light with low contrast and backlight, combined with harmonic accessories and colors. Her photos are soft, light and delicate, always highlighting the baby.
Paloma’s approach to newborn safety and education is second to none and we are proud to have her on our elite team of official StandInBaby™ Ambassadors.
Paloma is also the creator of the incredible Paloma Schell Beanbags & Stands featured throughout the StandInBaby™ website & training material.
Ambassador & Teacher from Poland
A child, baby & newborn photographer, with many years of experience. She runs her own photo studio in Poland, winning numerous prizes, merits & international awards in the field of newborn photography from WPPI, MPA and MPIO. In 2015, Alina has been a Judge in many competitions, such as Nikon Contest, Magic Lens Awards or Image’n’tech Photography Contest. In everyday life, she is a lecturer of the Nikon Academy – she runs workshops on children and newborn photography. She also teaches internationally. She has been nominated for the prestigious title of the international newborn photographer of the year 2015. She a proud winner of the Class Award in Newborn Photography category in MPIO 2016 International Image Challenge Competition. She is an author of the book “Newborn photography from A to Z – Compendium of Knowledge” ( www.newbornsession.com ). Earning her prestigious “Master Photographer in Newborns” distinction of Master Photographers International Organization MPIO, as a photographer, she is also a proud Ambassador of Wacom and Eizo.
Ambassador & Teacher from the USA
Lizzy McMillan is an APNPI Certified and PPA Certified Professional Photographer with a boutique studio in Downtown Mesa, Arizona. She has specialized in maternity and newborn portraiture for over a decade, and has photographed over 1200 newborns during her career. Her extensive work with newborn twins, triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets has set her apart in the photography industry, garnered international acclaim and has earned her the apt moniker “The Multiples WhispererTM”.
Lizzy is the leading authority in newborn multiples photography, and her art is creative, refined and classic. She continually pushes herself to create art that is unique for her clients. Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Women’s Day, Country Living, Pop Sugar, Pop Sugar Moms, SLR Lounge, The Huffington Post and Parents Magazine. She thoroughly enjoys connecting with and educating other photographers in the art of photographing multiples, and is excited to be using her SIBs (Henry and Henrietta) to ensure safety is at the core of her workshops.
Ambassador & Teacher from Brazil
As an experienced well known newborn photographer, Bel Ferreira has taught courses around the world including Brazil, Japan, United Arab Emirates and now throughout Europe. She also has written a book together with neo-natal nurses that addresses much more than technique called “Manual da Fotografia Newborn, Brazil, 2017”. Apart from participating in the largest photography event in Latin America with her 19 lectures, she has certified over 1000 students in 3 different countries!
Her love for children stems from being raised by her grandparents who had 12 children and amongst her 40 cousins she helped take care of the little ones. Bel’s mission is to spread awareness about safety and responsibility, placing the baby’s safety first. She has a wonderful youtube channel on tips and examples as well as her highly followed facebook group with more than 12,000 members exchanging knowledge and advice.
Ambassador & Teacher from Brazil
Amanda was born with a talent for training people and gained notoriety with her Facebook lives, where she shares her Newborn Techniques.
Amanda is a teacher graduating in Literature and holds the newborn safety seals, "SIS Plus" and "Safety in Focus". She performs newborn sessions at her studio and also at client homes.
In addition she was considered by the Newborn Exposition Brazil, as one of the 50 best photographers in her country. She has lectured at the Newborn Week National Congress as well as at the Uai Congress Neném and is also recognized by ABFRN - Newborn Photographers Brazilian Association .
"Newborn For Real", was idealized by her in order to deliver a specialized technical training and offer 100% of theoretical and practical use with a unique and revolutionary didactics approved by her students in many states of Brazil, such as Sergipe, Minas Gerais, Goias, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
Serap Seker (Serap & Volkan)
Ambassador & Teacher from Turkey
My name’s Serap. My journey started with a question in a photography course 'What will you do after the course, Serap?'. I answered this question exactly like this 'I want to be a baby photographer and I will photograph babies from all over the world'. I started taking baby photos in 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. After 5 years, I found myself in Toronto, Canada in 2018 and this is the best place to take baby's images from all over the world. I've photographed over 750 babies from 72 countries (still counting).
I’m the first and only Turkish photographer who accepted by NAPCP and INPA organizations.*
I have been teaching newborn safety and posing styles for photographers since 2016. I have a mission that I want to teach photographers how newborn safety is over everything. I believe that pictures aren’t our true purpose in life. Babies and families over pictures. Always!
Online Courses: www.serapsekeracademy.com
Ambassador & Teacher from UK
Claire is one of the UK’s leading newborn and children specialist Photographers, with nearly 2 decades experience within the genre. After gaining her Craftsman status with the Guild of Photographers and gaining one of the highest scores to date in their international Image of the Month Competition, Claire was promoted to Panel Member and Judge within the prestigious Guild of Photographers and has helped to build the success of the Newborn and Children categories. As a successful Mentor with a big passion to raise the safety standards in all areas of newborn photography, Claire has built her Newborn and photography training business up to one of the best within the United Kingdom and travels extensively to train others in the art. She is also a founding trainer of the UK’s first Newborn Photography School. To those that know Claire, she is humbled by her achievements and is known as their Fairy Tog Mother
RICHARD & CHIEKO
Ambassador & Teacher from Japan
Richard and Chieko have their Studio in Minamigyotoku – Japan, a quiet and cozy neighborhood just few minutes from Tokyo. Sweet Dreams Photo Studio specializes in pregnant and newborn photography. He is a member of the International Newborn Photography Association – INPA. In his workshops, he prioritizes to teach participants how to make newborn photography safely and comfortably. “For us, working on what we love and still being able to teach other people is just amazing!
Ambassador & Teacher from the UK
Elli is a highly regarded specialist newborn, maternity and portrait photographer, running a successful portrait studio. She has achieved an Associateship in Newborn and Maternity photography, is a Fujifilm X-photographer and an Elinchrom Ambassador. Elli is passionate about improving standards in safety when posing babies and her commitment to this led to her co-founding BANPAS which was has made a big difference in promoting baby safety industry standards in the U.K. Elli is highly valued for her style and approach in providing carefully crafted training courses. She mentors many professional photographers each year, alongside teaching for the MPA, SWPP, The Photographer Academy and ClickEd.
Ambassador & Teacher from Canada
Stephanie Robin is the owner of the successful boutique studio Stephanie Robin Photography located in Burlington, ON, Canada. She is noted for creating emotive imagery of new and burgeoning families and works primarily out of her commercial studio space in Burlington’s south end. Stephanie was awarded Photographer of the Year by the National Association of Professional Child Photographers for the year 2011 and has attained accreditations in Newborn, Child, and Maternity Portraits through the Professional Photographers of Canada. She also collaborates with Canon as the face and creative photographer behind the Plan Your Baby Moments campaign. Stephanie is a leading speaker and teacher of the art of safe newborn posing and has held several speaking engagements nationally and internationally at professional photography conferences. Together with her business partner, Stephanie launched the Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International association in 2017 providing a safety course and training test, accreditations and designations. She also heads up the Uncommon Creative Ventures Inc. providing conference. Learn more about Stephanie by clicking the links below.
Co-Founder, Author & Teacher from Australia
Sandra Moffatt is a internationally renowned, multi-award winning Australian Newborn Photographer. Sandra spent almost a decade behind the camera before refocusing her efforts and entire lifesaving towards newborn safety with the introduction of the newborn training mannequin, StandInBaby™ as well as her various books and training materials.
Combining her strengths in marketing and business with her dedication to newborn safety, Sandra has quickly established herself a genuine newborn safety ambassador and someone the photography community can turn to for advice with her Facebook community of over 12,000 members growing larger every day.
Join the conversation!
As photographers we aren't necessarily experts on newborn health, but working with newborns means that we should always have access to the latest information.
In an effort to keep our littlest clients safe we have created Photorum (Photography Forum) that connects Health Care Professionals directly with Newborn Photographers.