Welcome to Motherly's Photography Class, brought to you ?FREE? for the month of May from the photo pros at Chatbooks, who print your Instagram, Facebook and camera roll pics automatically for only $8/ book. ?


Photographing newborns might seem challenging—between scheduling feeds, dealing with colic, and coping with general unpredictability of this tiny human—but with a few basic techniques, you'll shoot swoon-worthy images in no time.

Let's teach you how to take amazing newborn photos.

Action step:

Capture this precious and fleeting time in your newborn's life by applying the techniques I've shown you here in this lesson. Share one photo of your beautiful baby with our growing Instagram community using #MotherlyPhotos.

Your class lessons—

Lesson 1: Let there be light
Lesson 2: Background matters
Lesson 3: Styling your photos like a pro
Lesson 4: Get in the picture, mama!
Lesson 5: Action shots of baby, toddler + kids
Lesson 6: Edit those pics
Lesson 7: Backing up your photos
Lesson 8: Printing your photos
Lesson 9: Maternity photography mini-class
Lesson 10: Newborn photography mini-class
Lesson 11: Family photography mini-class









Courtney Barker

British mom Courtney Barker is sharing the story of how her son, 7-month-old Arthur contracted COVID-19 in the hopes of preventing other families from going through what hers is. Thankfully, little Arthur is now feeling better, but last week he was rushed to the hospital.

His mama recalled the experience in a now-viral Facebook post that is attracting worldwide attention.

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