Some of the things I love to do the most are 1) photographing lovely things (obviously), 2) learning anything and everything 3) meeting and chatting to new people. So it was an exciting day last November when I set out extra early to drive to Kurnell, NSW to attend the ‘Bellissimo Bellies’ Workshop held by Erin Hoskins of Erin Elizabeth Photography and Alli Peck of Glow Portraits. Two of the most influential and talented photographers in the industry right now.
Why am I still training?
I have been a photographer since 2011, specialising in maternity and newborn portraits since 2013, and I love it. But during that time fashions, styles and expectations have changed. As with all things, there is always something new and fresh to try. Not only that, but for me to continue feeling creative, I need to feel inspired; not just by beautiful imagery, but by spending time with other artists who live and breath their craft. I love shaking things up every once in a while, getting out of my comfort zone and trying new things. So for me, regular training courses like this are essential for my work and play!
What did I learn?
Those of you who follow me on social media will know that I love nothing more than getting outdoors (preferably to the beach!) and shooting stunning natural light portraits. It never gets old! So I was absolutely thrilled to get to watch Erin (queen of beach maternity photography) in action. From styling and posing, to lighting and client interactions, there was so much to see and do, and my head is now chocka-block full of ideas. I am just itching for my first beach maternity session of the year!
Add to that my new passion, which is studio maternity photography, a completely different discipline, with so many new and exciting possibilities to explore. I could literally sit for hours and scroll through Alli’s Instagram feed in complete awe, so to get to learn from the best of the best, was such a treat and an inspiration.
Whilst beach photography is so joyful, fresh, bright and beautiful, studio maternity sessions can go in any direction; ethereal, candid, quirky or deep and moody. I adore both, and am excited to offer my clients the best of both worlds.
So, even though I am supposed to be enjoying the post christmas lull, (which I am… very much!) I thought i’d take the opportunity on this scorcher of a day (it’s 42oc outside so i’m taking shelter in my office!) to edit a few of my favourite shots from the day, to share with you.
I am now fired up, ready and raring to go and can’t wait to get back to work now that the New Year is here!
I’m ready for you 2018! x
Rebecca Bowman Photography is a boutique studio based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW. Rebecca focusses on maternity, newborn, baby and family photography and specialises in beach sessions and studio maternity and newborn sessions. Rebecca’s clients travel from all over Sydney and outdoor sessions are available throughout the Northern Beaches and beyond.
Pregnancy, maternity photographer, Northern Beaches, Sydney. Maternity and newborn photography by Rebecca Bowman Photography, Frenchs Forest, Sydney, New South Wales. Professional baby and pregnancy photographer, Sydney.