We can't believe that we have been open for 4 months (almost 5!!). Building this website and community was a dream come true for Keri and I, and we are so thrilled to have each and every member as a part of our awesome community made specifically for our industry.
What have we been doing, what has happened, where are we going?
Take a look at this 4-month flashback into NewbornPhotography.com, because really - there is nothing better than reminiscing at the past and looking forward to the future!
Over 500 Members - Worldwide
With members from the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Peru, South Africa and the United Kingdom we are thrilled to have some of the best newborn photographers world wide as a part of our growing, supportive and just plain rockin' community. What does that mean exactly? Well, it means that as an industry we are gathering together on NewbornPhotography.com (makes sense doesn't it?) to promote the importance of our art, support one another, and form a community that is fun, friendly and encourages personal growth.
Over 1,400 Images In Our Image Bank
We have 1430 images in our image bank for members! What does that mean? Well as a newborn photographer - sometimes we struggle to find inspiration on posing, colors and textures, lighting techniques, and other aspects of our art. We have built a 'gather inspiration' area into our website where members can filter searches through hundreds of images to find images that spark imagination and inspiration and generally give us fresh new ideas on what we want to try for our next shoot, where the trends are going, and where we want to strive to be. It's pretty awesome, we use it all the time!
We Have Had 4 Monthly Mentors Leading Our Community So Far!
Our industry is filled with talented, inspiring mentors - and since we are the home of Newborn Photography we thought it would be awesome to welcome the best mentors and photographers into our community to help teach, critique, and lead each month to encourage and support our members! We have had the pleasure of welcoming our very own Keri Meyers, Jillian Kirby, Stephanie Knowels of Jaiden Photography and Meg Bitton as our mentors. We have had over 1200 images submitted for critique during this past four months, we have had 8 live community 'chats' in our chat rooms led by our mentors with over 300 participants, and over 800 questions asked and answered in our forums area. Not bad for just getting started, if you ask us!
Take a peek inside our critique board where members submit images for feedback from their peers. The best way to grow as an artist is to submit your work to critique - with over 1200 images submitted for critique in the past four months... we are thrilled to be able to help grow the industry through kind constructive conversations.
Take a peek at our forums area! In the past 4 months, we have had hundreds of questions asked and answered. This is one of the busiest areas of our website, and a great place to meet other photographers and make friends!
Your public profile... has been seen!
Since the launch of our website, we have had over 50,000 unique visitors hop onto NewbornPhotography.com and poke around. Let’s face it, parents are looking for newborn photographers all the time - they are slowly learning that www.NewbornPhotography.com is the place to look! The URL is simple, easy to remember and straight forward. They want to find a newborn photographer, and we have lots to choose from! It’s a match made in heaven for expecting parents... and our members are reaping the benefits by having potential clients viewing their NewbornPhotography.com public profiles and inquiring about newborn sessions through NewbornPhotography.com. Have you seen our promotional videos? Because almost 20,000 people have, and trust us - they loved them. Take a peek if you missed them - and feel free to share away!
Newborn Photography vendors have come together to gather in one place for us - thank goodness! No more searching for awesome props and RTS items, we have them all right here! With over 300 items uploaded to the RTS board in the past 4 months, it’s a dream come true for the newborn photographer looking for unique and beautiful props for their little clients! The vendors have also teamed up to offer awesome weekly giveaways! In the past 4 months we have given away an iPad Mini, a Kelly Moore bag, and hats, wraps and headbands galore making our total giveaway worth over $5k to our lucky members! 5K in giveaways in just 4 months - pretty awesome indeed!
Take a peek at our ongoing RTS board...
What's that? We were featured in the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo.com, The Boston Globe, and other major media outlets?? Well - yes we were and here's why.
We are doing our best to promote our industry and in the past 4 months, we have been featured on some of the best media outlets in North America. Promoting the importance of hiring a professional newborn photographer (from NewbornPhotography.com) for safety reasons - also just to capture the first moments of your newborn’s life in the best way possible. The media has been overly generous to us, which has resulted in a huge rise in page views and visits from all over the world! We are just starting... wait until you see what's in store for us in the future ;).
As well as media attention for our industry, Keri and I have been working our tails off - traveling to LA and New York photographing celebrity babies and children (check out our celebrity work at www.KeriandJen.com). Why?? Well, let's face it - its fun. But, most importantly to promote NewbornPhotography.com to celebrities, politicians and dignitaries. In the past year we have photographed the newborns of Simon Helberg (Big Bang Theory), Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, Donald Trump Jr., and Ian Ziering to name a few! While we are there, you bet we are talking about NewbornPhotography.com, our community, our industry and the importance of professional Newborn Photography...and guess who is looking on our website to see what all of the hype is about... yes - celebrities near you!
All in all the past 4 months have been a roller coaster ride of critiques, mentors, giveaways, shared information, making new friendships and excitement! We can't wait to see what the next 4 months hold for us all and wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone for participating and joining our community to make us the #1 community for professional Newborn Photographers.
Keri & Jen