Lifestyle newborn photography | Breakout reviews

"This breakout is everything. Everything I needed to hear. Everything I needed to take my business back to what I want it to be. I felt so connected to these two women reading their stories, that my heart was beating so fast but my whole body relaxed and I felt less stressed than I have been in months over this topic." This is one of the many, many reviews we have received since the Lifestyle Newborn breakout was launched last week. And I have no words to say how moved I am to read these testimonials. I won't lie, after spending hundreds of hours sharing everything I knew about Lifestyle Newborn photography, I truly hoped it would be a success. However, I had not anticipated that the feedback coming from the breakout participants would bring tears to my eyes. Seriously, the amount of gratitude we have received so far is out of this world. I feel so thankful for all of you who not only trusted Kelly Garvey and I in this adventure, but also took the time to write those heartfelt words and express their gratitude. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!!

You will find below some of the reviews we have received so far. I just grabbed a few sentences, as I would have needed pages and pages to publish them all. You can see some of the full versions at the bottom of the breakout page. If you are a ClickinMoms members, you can also read many reviews in the forums, like this very extensive one written by the fabulous Elizabeth Ordonez.

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Lifestyle newborn photography - breakout session

 

"I wanted to share with you what this breakout has done for me: giving me permission to handle newborn sessions my way. No props to worry about, just a family showing love & joy over their new baby.  The breakout has taught me that it is okay to photograph without props. My style is just different, and not wrong. Kelly and Lisa - thank you from the bottom of my heart for this breakout. You two are not only amazing photographers, but also very generous about sharing your knowledge with all of us. This breakout has meant so much to me that I am actually taking a leap of faith and advertising newborn sessions - lifestyle!" (Iris Nelson)

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"Lisa and Kelly have poured their hearts into this, not missing a thing! I already knew that lifestyle newborn photography was the direction I wanted to head, but hearing their unique paths to finding it, their encouraging and supportive words TO find it and be TRUE to yourself is just beautiful. Not only is it stock full of beautiful photos, lifestyle newborn session tips, and videos, but there is a TON of business advice as well, including pricing, preparation and so much more!" (Hali Tomczak)

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"Beautiful work in this breakout! I nearly cried when I read through the first PDF, as each of the ladies were discussing how they got into their lifestyle approach after trying other things. It was like they were inside my head! The PDFs are packed with great information, and gorgeous inspirational photos. The videos of actual lifestyle newborn sessions are invaluable. Watching another photographer work and handle challenges with such finesse and confidence is such a help!" (Angela Wenger)

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"This breakout was EXACTLY what I needed!! I am currently in the process of completely re-branding and relaunching myself as a Lifestyle photographer but have had so many fears. This Breakout was complete confirmation that I am making the best decision for myself and my business, and staying with what lies behind my true passion for photography." (Jennifer Moore)

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"I'm only halfway through but there's so much knowledge that Lisa and Kelly share I've learned so much already. Even though both Kelly and Lisa shoot the same type of photography, their business thinking is slightly different and I love having two points of view. It gives you so much to think on with your own business!" (Cheryl Cagle)

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"This breakout is everything. I have been struggling for months and months with my newbie sessions. I do a combo of both posed and lifestyle. I hated the posed part. Dreaded it. Sometimes I would get so stressed thinking about it I would want to just cancel the session. I did not want to do posed newborn anymore, but what was I supposed to do? I didn't feel like I had the option without losing all my clients.  Then I bought this breakout. This breakout is everything I needed to take my business back to what I want it to be. The additional guidance they give concerning must have shots and how to get them in multiple situations is invaluable. The videos are just the icing on this perfect little sundae. This breakout is worth every single penny and more. How can I put a cost on something that gives me the courage to do what I feel in my heart?!" (Pamela)

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"These ladies have poured their hearts and souls into this breakout, and it is so obvious. I was giddy when I opened the folder and found so many pdfs full of information and gorgeous inspiration! And as if it is not enough to see their work, you get to see 3 additional artist’s work for these sessions. This is an area that I really want to explore, and now I feel like I have the instruction manual. I love that you get to see their different perspectives on every part of newborn lifestyle photography, how they handle difficult situations, tips for different ages/siblings, pricing, etc. I especially loved the video on-location at a client’s home and getting to see how she would use the space and light. It’s one thing to read it but seeing it really solidifies the information. Well done ladies, this is amazing!" (Jenny Parker)

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"Lisa and Kelly walk you through every step of a lifestyle session. They talk about what to do in undesirable conditions, they discuss focusing on the whole family and not just the newborn. They both have different business plans and they outline them in detail so you are able to look at both and decide what works best for YOU and your business. They have provided me with newfound confidence and an excitement for lifestyle newborn sessions." (Amy Louise)

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"What a fabulous breakout!! I just love how both Lisa and Kelly capture emotion and connection in their work. In this HUGE breakout, they go through everything from how they each got started, to why, to their planning techniques and how to nail a session. I switched to lifestyle newborns about a year ago and have been learning as I go. This breakout covers everything I’ve been teaching myself through trial and error, plus much, much, much more. I will be reading and re-reading this because there are so many ideas, tips, tricks and ideas shared. The gears in my head are already turning from the ideas here. I’d like to thank both Lisa and Kelly for sharing so openly, honestly and thoroughly. I would highly recommend this breakout to anyone new to lifestyle newborn work, or anyone thinking of switching to lifestyle. Not only is it a great read, but there’s so much inspiration here!" (Elizabeth Ordonez)

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"Oh my goodness! I have never seen so much depth in a breakout session! This content could easily be a 4 week class. This was written for me. Newborn photography is simply not my strength and this breakout has given me a whole new outlook on this genre. I can actually see myself loving a newborn session! There is well over 200+ pages of PDF filled with beautiful images and priceless information. They have left nothing out! Also some great editing videos! If you have any interest in ditching the beanbag this breakout is for you! They give you step by step tips on how to rebuild your portfolio and market yourself as a lifestyle newborn photographer. Thank you, Lisa and Kelly!!" (Marcie Reif)

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"This breakout is generous in every way. The materials are meaty, comprehensive and jam packed full of inspiration for photographers of varying levels. This has clearly been a labour of love for Kelly and Lisa. The authors have even gone so far as to include their pricing philosophies, tips and secrets for preparing for a successful shoot. I am only beginning on my photography journey, but even as a relative beginner I found the contents of this breakout hugely useful and I am certain it’s one I will return to for help and inspiration for many years to come." (Aimee)

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 Here is a link to find out more about this Lifestyle Newborn Photography breakout session.