It’s Day 2 at Design Aglow’s Baby Week! Say “hi” to Kelly Brown.
Kelly Brown is a portrait photographer from Brisbane, Australia and a Master of Photography with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and WPPI.
Kelly started her business Little Pieces Photography in 2005, and specializes in newborn and baby portraiture. Kelly has diplomas in both Business and Photography and has been teaching newborn posing classes and speaking at event around the world since 2010.
In the past two years Kelly has won numerous awards including the 2012 AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the Year, The AIPP Queensland Professional Photographer of the Year in both 2013 & 2014 and the AIPP QLD Family Photographer of the Year 2012, 2013 & 2014. In 2013 she was also awarded first place in both the Portrait Group and Portrait Individual categories at WPPI, and won first place in 4 categories at WPPI 2014.
In 2013 Kelly also won a Gold medal in the Portrait category at the first World Photographic Cup. And most recently was awarded the AIPP Australian Family photographer of the year 2014.
Basically, she rocks.
Hi Kelly! Welcome and thanks for joining us on Design Aglow’s Baby Week.
Tell us a little bit about you.I live in Brisbane Queensland Australia. I have always loved photography but it was after the arrival of my first baby 11 years ago I simply couldn’t stop taking photos of her! My husband was very encouraging and suggested that I study photography and not long after that Little Pieces Photography was created.
How do you describe your style?
I would probably say my images have a very earthy vintage feel to them, and I like to make the baby the main focus of the image, making them look as comfortable as possible.
What or who really inspires you?
I love visiting art galleries, and there are so many photographers from all genres that inspire me daily.
What are your top tips for photographing babies?Have lots of patience and make sure the studio is nice and warm.
Always use a spotter and never place a baby in dangerous props that could potentially break or fall.
Want more inspiration from Kelly Brown? Visit her site here: http://www.littlepiecesphotography.com.au/
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