Stop struggling to catch the moment

I have a 12+ years experience in newborn and family photography and more than 1600 happy clients. I am located in Espoo, Finland, and travel for work extensively, especially in Europe. When my kids were little, I often wished someone could help me to better capture the heart-warming moments, which I never wanted to forget. However my kids grew out of their babyhood before I learned to photograph. That's why I made this course. To help you learn how to never miss the important moments, create better portraits and include people who don't want to be photographed (like my mama).

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Hi and welcome to the "How to photograph your baby's first year" course!

  • 2

    Before you start shooting

    • What gear - Is my phone enough?

    • Location - Your home

    • Great light and where to find it

    • What to wear

    • 3 steps to sharp images - part 1

    • 3 steps to sharp images - part 2

    • Never miss a moment

  • 3

    Simple portrait

    • Simple portrait - part 1

    • Simple portrait - part 2

    • Simple portrait - part 3

    • Simple portrait - part 4

    • Simple portrait - part 5

  • 4

    Meeting grandparents

    • Meeting grandparents - part 1

    • Meeting grandparents - part 2

    • Meeting grandparents - part 3

  • 5

    Bath

    • Bath - part 1

    • Bath - part 2

    • Bath - part 3

  • 6

    Meeting siblings

    • Meeting siblings - part 1

    • Meeting siblings - part 2

    • Meeting siblings - part 3

  • 7

    BONUS - Organize your images like a pro

    • BONUS - Organize your images like a pro

  • 8

    First smiles

    • First smiles - part 1

    • First smiles - part 2

    • First smiles - part 3

  • 9

    Seeing world from new perspective - lifting head

    • Lifting head - part 1

    • Lifting head - part 2

    • Lifting head - part 3

  • 10

    I have hands - grabbing

    • Grabbing - part 1

    • Grabbing - part 3

  • 11

    I am eating solid food

    • Food - part 1

    • Food - part 2

    • Food - part 3

  • 12

    BONUS - Easy editing workflow

    • BONUS - Easy editing workflow - part 1

    • BONUS - Easy editing workflow - part 2

    • BONUS - Easy editing workflow - part 3

    • BONUS - Easy editing workflow - part 4

    • BONUS - Easy editing workflow - part 5

    • BONUS - Easy editing workflow - part 6

    • BONUS - Easy editing workflow - part 7

  • 13

    Watch me move - crawling

    • Crawling - part 1

    • Crawling - part 2

    • Crawling - part 3

  • 14

    I can sit and I can stand

    • Sitting and standing - part 1

    • Sitting and standing - part 2

    • Sitting and standing - part 3

  • 15

    Look at me go - walking

    • Walking - part 1

    • Walking - part 2

    • Walking - part 3

  • 16

    My first birthday

    • My first birthday - part 1

    • My first birthday - part 2

Word from the students

“Olen katsonut ensimmäisen viikon videot läpi ja kuinka paljon olenkaan jo oppinut, kiitos Niki! Teknisistä vinkeistä viimeiseen videoon, joka otti kantaa juuri siihen, mistä on huono omatunto ollutkin. Nikin neuvo siihen on yksinkertainen ja korvaamaton! Tämä kurssi on jo nyt antanut minulle paljon, ja se on vasta alussa. Mahtavaa! Tyttömme on vähän vanhempi (10 kk), mutta ei ole myöhäistä vieläkään ottaa hyviä kuvia hänen lapsuudestaan.”

Riikka

“Kiitos ekasta viikosta! Olen huono lukemaan ohjeita ja siksi pidän tästä kurssista, että tässä saa olennaiset asiat suoraan toisen selostamana. Hyvin toteutettuja nämä opetusvideon, selkeä puhe ja hyvät konkreettiset esimerkit. ”

Mirjam

“I have just finished the first few videos, I think your simple explanation about the basics of photographing is helping me a lot. I am able to pay more attention to details. And I have improved so much with using light!”

Riley

“Great tips not only for the photographer but also how to help the models to relax and look their best. Can't wait to try them!”

Tiina

“Thank you for this great course, and all these easy to understand and follow instructions.”

Rebecca