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Less Is More: Mastering the Minimalist Style of Newborn Photography with Bethney Backhaus

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    Bethney Backhaus takes a unique approach to newborn photography by utilizing minimalist and simple components to accentuate a baby’s purity and newness. In this Breakout, Bethney shares her newborn philosophy and how simplicity and minimalism play a role in creating her distinctive images. She will share how to shoot a full gallery with these types of images, how she uses natural light, and some secrets to obtaining natural looking poses. You’ll learn how to shoot a full gallery, how to use natural light in newborn photography, how Bethney makes her sessions flow, and the secrets behind her natural looking poses. You’ll also get to delve into some behind-the-scenes videos to see where she shops for sessions, how she sets up, and how she cleanly processes her images to emphasize the simplicity she loves.



    • Minimalist Philosophy and how to implement this style in newborn portraiture
    • Where Bethney shops for her distinct backdrops and wraps
    • How to shoot a full gallery with very simple and natural images
    • Bethney’s posing and post processing workflows
    • How Bethney sets up for her sessions
    • How to pose newborns to make them look “unposed”
    • Post processing techniques to enhance simplicity and negative space for more impact



    PDF full of detailed information, techniques, tips, pullbacks, and inspiration

    An on location shopping video showing what Bethney looks for while shopping for her sessions

    An editing video using Lightroom and Photoshop

    A video of Bethney setting up for a session

    A LR preset and Photoshop action

    Q&A Video

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    *Please note: All items in this listing are digital downloads that must be downloaded to a computer (you may transfer to an iPad after your original download to a computer).  Due to the nature of digital downloads, they are non-refundable.

    Bethney resides in central Florida with her husband and two daughters. Armed with a Canon 5d Mark iii and a variety of prime lenses, she loves following her girls around all day and capturing their day to day life together. For client work, Bethney is known for posing newborns in a simple and natural style. Jane Austen, Friends, crocheting, and seeing the world are some of her favorite things.

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    1. Fantastic for a newbie to minimalistic newborn photography!

      Loved every part of this course. So thankful to Bethney for sharing all this information for us to learn. Very informative, clear, easy to understand and goes into great detail in the videos. Thank you! on 8th Jan 2018

    2. Extremely Informative

      This is one of my favorite breakouts that I have purchased from Clickin Moms. Bethney is an excellent teacher, and she proves that you don't need a lot of expensive things to create beautiful, simple images. I highly recommend it!!! on 17th Sep 2017

    3. Perfect for a Newbie in Newborn photography!

      Thanks so much for offering this class...Im just starting out in Newborn photography and was clueless as to where to begin! This class was very helpful! Im excited to get started!

      Thanks to all!
      on 24th Jan 2017

    4. Less is More by Bethney Backhaus

      I found the material to be informative and interesting. Although much of it I knew, there is always something to be learned. I liked that Bethney shared so much that she does at her sessions and she does beautiful work. I also appreciated her sharing her product vendors, many who I also use. I think anyone wanting to do a more focus on the baby type session would learn a great deal from this and at the price, it is more than worth the money. Most of what is taught in this along with the photos and the fact you can print it out and have right on hand, is worth more than many in person mentoring sessions that cost hundreds of dollars. I highly recommend. on 2nd Jan 2017

    5. Worth every penny and more.

      I have a similar aesthetic to Bethney, so as someone starting out, this class was amazing for me. A wonderful guide to the basics and has given me so much confidence in embracing the simple style I love in an industry saturated with props and heavily posed photos. Worth much more than the $40 price tag. Thank you. on 17th Dec 2016

    6. Comparable to every other online Mentoring out there

      $30 is a complete steal. Not only is she very descriptive, she give you so much more than you could have ever imagined. This is by far the best purchase I've made in regards of education, inspiration, and business. My "before" images vs my "after" images are completely different and I've grown so much from this experience. Thank you. on 14th Dec 2016

    7. LOVED!

      I have never done newborns, but recently have been getting into it all. I love her simple, natural take on poses and colors! Only complait is the video of her in the fabric store doesn't have sound :( not sure if it's on my end or what. Either way it was great and I learned a lot!! on 8th Nov 2016

    8. Absolutely AMAZING.

      I'm a newbie self taught photographer. Only 1.5 years under my belt. I've always struggled with newborn sessions. I bought this and it COMPLETELY changed my newborn session. From the session time (4-5 hrs to just 2 hrs...and more images to give them), editing time cut in half and posing made easier! I posted a peek of the first newborn session and within an hour I had booked 4 newborn sessions. This is a great informational package that will completely change your newborn sessions. I didn't think it would be this big of a change but it was and I'm so happy I took a chance on it. on 9th Sep 2016

    9. Jam packed with applicable info

      I'm just starting out in my photography business and this breakout was very helpful! Jam packed with info that I can practice and directly apply to my business. LOVE IT!!! on 2nd Aug 2016

    10. Fantastic

      This breakout is highly recommendable! I have taken other classes but this one really summarize the full process. It gives you many clues on how to set up for the session, how to nail main poses and also the transitions between them. What I like the most is that getting that minimalist output is simpler than I thought. Really worthy. on 7th Jul 2016

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    • Less is More: Mastering the Minimalist Style of Newborn Photography
      Join Bethney Backhaus and learn how she photographs newborns s...

    Less is More: Mastering the Minimalist Style of Newborn Photography

    Join Bethney Backhaus and learn how she photographs newborns start to finish.
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