Baby boy | Creative newborn photography

A few months before Larissa was due, she contacting me about creating a beautiful and creative newborn photography session for her growing family in their home.  Little did I know how obsessed I would become with what she created in her baby boy’s nursery.  The nursery was classic, full of light and perfect in every way.  There were special details incorporated throughout and the coolest of those are the AWESOME hot air balloons hanging above the crib.  These were hand sewn by the glowing mother herself.  Can you believe that?!  They are hands down the cutest detail I’ve photographed in a nursery yet.  It also didn’t hurt that their precious dog wanted to be part of the shoot. Welcome to the world sweet baby boy!

Newborn in crib Newborn yawning in crib Newborn in crib Newborn sleeps in cribsleeping baby boy Sleeping baby boyBaby boy with family Mom holds her newborn  baby boy Newborn held by father Mother holds baby boyNewborn with parents Baby boy with motherVisit our website here to learn more about our newborn photography sessions.  To schedule and design your perfect session, email us at  Limited sessions are available each month.  Based in Charlotte, North Carolina and available for travel upon request.

6 months of adventure and new plans!

WARNING: A personal, short, mushy post is below.

6 months ago today, I was lucky enough to marry this handsome guy.  I can brag on him all day so I’ll spare you and just say he’s a rare breed of man and where my weaknesses lie, he more than makes up for them.  He’s also super good looking ;)

Griggs Wedding by Michelle Lange Photography

On September 27, 2014 in Charleston, SC, we exchanged vows and celebrated with our closest friends and family.  It was a day I would love to redo once a month (but my wallet can’t handle that).  The last 6 months have been the biggest, most exciting adventure yet.  I don’t think either of us were prepared for what God had for us.  We were very happy and content with where we were in our lives and the plans we’d made for ourselves.  Luckily, His plans are much bigger and robust than ours.  He has placed people in our lives that have been such a blessing to our story making it possible for big changes.  It has been a little intimidating to follow through so we pray, hold on to each other and are in the process of jumping.  I know I am being VERY discreet here but I promise to reveal more really soon about new plans going forward.

Griggs Wedding by Michelle Lange Photography

Griggs Wedding by Michelle Lange Photography

Griggs Wedding by Michelle Lange Photography

Griggs Wedding by Michelle Lange Photography

Griggs Wedding by Michelle Lange Photography

What I’m trying to say in short is I’m SOOOO over-the-moon excited for what’s coming and I can’t believe I get to do it all with this guy!  It’s only been 6 months of marriage so I can’t imagine what 6 more or 60 more is going to look like.  Jordan, you have my heart forever and ever!

A ginormous thank you to Michelle Lange for all of the beautiful, jaw dropping photography.  ANDDD if you have an extra 15 minutes, here is our full length wedding video from the amazing Iron Kite Films!  I cry and smile so hard my jaw hurts every time I watch it.

Jordan & Brittany – Full Length from Iron Kite Films on Vimeo.

Attendee reviews – The Business of Newborn Photography Workshop

Did you catch my recap of our very first ‘The Business of Newborn Photography’ workshop?  If not, you’ll want to check it out.  Now it’s time to see what our attendees are saying.  We had 5 lovely ladies that traveled from different parts of the country to be with us in Jessica’s studio in Alabama.  They were all eager to learn how to take their newborn photography business to the next level.  See what they had to say about their 2 day experience with us!

Best photography workshopErica of Erica Mark Photography (website coming soon!)

awesome newborn workshop

Meredith of Meredith June Photography

Photography workshop review

Amanda of Photography by Amanda Nicole

Best newborn photography workshop

Britney of 1,000 Words Photography by Britney Moore

Alabama Newborn Photography Workshop

Melissa of Modern Birdcage Photography

We are so excited about our upcoming workshops on May 5-6 and July 7-8 in Alabama.  You can find more information here.  We would love to have you join us.  You can email me at with any questions and to reserve your spot!

New Workshop dates! – The Business of Newborn Photography Workshop

Jessica and I are so excited to be planning our next The Business of Newborn Photography workshop.  The first one went so great that we already planned the next TWO which will be even better than the first.  We designed this workshop to make sure you learn how to accelerate your newborn photography along with your photography business in one workshop.  You get all things newborn photography – shooting, posing, studio lighting, setup, working with parents, wrapping and more – with Jessica Mitchell Photography and all about running your photography business – business plan, financial plan, pricing for profit, products to offer, marketing, client workflow and more –  with me, Brittany Lauren Photography!

Newborn photography workshop

The Business of Newborn Photography – from start to finish – will be a 2 day work intensive workshop that you’re not going to want to miss.  The next 2 workshop dates are May 5-6 and July 7-8.  It will be held at Jessica Mitchell’s studio in Valley, Alabama with workshop hours of 8am – 5pm.  There will only be 4 seats available for each date to ensure we can give each of our attendees and their business the attention they deserve.  Jessica and I will be complete open books about our businesses.  No topic is off limits, seriously.  We will also be customizing our teaching materials to specific items you want to learn.  This isn’t a one size fits all kind of workshop.  We want to know what you need for your photography and business the most!

What’s included
Lots and lots of learning
Breakfast and lunch both days
Workshop notebooks
Goodie bags!
All attendees will be responsible for their own transportation and hotel accommodations along with dinner both nights

Day 1 – The newborn session with Jessica
-Studio setup
-Photographing newborns (2 models will be arranged)
-Studio lighting
-Soothing techniques for newborns
-Posing and session workflow -Working with parents
-Basic editing

Day 2 – Newborn photography business with Brittany
-Pricing for profit
-Products to offer clients
-Client experience
-Client workflow
-Favorite resources and vendors
-Customized agenda for attendees

-In depth editing
-Full business makeover
-Natural light photography


****HOW TO SIGN UP****
For the 2nd and 3rd workshop dates, we are still offering our special introductory workshop price of $1400.  Registration is now open.   To sign up, you will need to email Jessica at  The first 4 to email for each date will be sent an invoice for a $500 non-refundable deposit to reserve your seat.  The remaining balance will be due 30 days before the workshop.  Photographers within 100 miles of Valley, AL will not be able to attend.


We are so excited about the next workshops and what it will bring to your newborn business.  We hope that you will join us.  Please email Jessica or me with any questions.
Brittany –
Jessica –

The Business of Newborn Photography workshop in review

The first Business of Newborn Photography workshop is a wrap (no pun intended)!  It was the best 2 days having 5 awesome ladies join us at Jessica‘s studio in Alabama for non-stop learning about everything newborn photography and business related.  I feel blessed that these women trusted us to take their newborn photography businesses to the next level.  We worked hard for those 2 days, no naps and lots of coffee and Essential Oils.

The Business of Newborn Photography

Day 1
The first day was all about photographing newborns with the lovely Jessica of Jessica Mitchell Photography.  She walked us through how she chooses her setups, color combos, textures, backdrops and props.  Attendees were able to see how she works with the parents at the beginning of each session and her entire workflow.  We had 3 newborns throughout the day.  Jessica worked with each attendee on different poses they struggle with during their sessions and how to improve them.  I love watching Jessica at work.  She is the best of the best when it comes to working with newborns and I learn something new from her every time I’m at her studio.

At the end of the day, we showed everyone our general editing workflow and walked through a few images from the 3 sessions.  Every attendee had their laptops and followed along asking questions as they came up.  We spent a little more time hanging out that night and learning than we expected but we wanted to make sure everyone got what they need for their business!

learn newborn photography

In depth newborn workshop

Newborn photography workshop

Day 2
The second day was all about the business side of things with me, my favorite!  Going into this day, it was heavy on my heart that I be completely transparent, open, encouraging and supportive in each photographer’s dreams.  I’ve had some amazing mentors over the last 3 years and they have all been honest, open books to me.  That’s how I learn, that’s how I relate and that’s what I wanted for everyone at our workshop.  I was busting at the seams to teach easy, simple, practical information that they could apply to their businesses as soon as they got home.  I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my business and have a desire to help others avoid them if at all possible to reach their goals faster.

We started the day strong with making sure everyone understood if and how to setup their business properly.  We went over everything from Business Plan and Goals to Financial Plans/Budgeting, Pricing, Products, Marketing, Branding, Client Workflow and more.  There was a lot of note taking and filling out step-by-step worksheets along with lots of questions.  We dug deep, talked about the hard stuff and dreamed about where their businesses are going.

I feel blessed to have been a part of each of these women’s lives and businesses.  With everything we did at the workshop, I know each attendee will be able to take back what they learned from both days and grow their business.  I can’t wait to watch each of them and their photography journey!

Run a photography business

Best photography business class

A HUGE shout out to all of the AWESOME, AMAZING, TALENTED vendors that contributed to our grab bags!  Our attendees LOVED them and Jessica and I secretly wish we had one too.

photography workshop

happy workshop attendees
Business partners
Rachel Brenke – The Law Tog
Leah Remillet - The Thriving Photographer
Feuza – Get Found with Fuse
Millers Lab
Artsy Couture

Prop Shop partners
Kissing Frogs Photography Props
The Crafty European
Intuition Backgrounds by Becky Gregory
Jax & June
Greater than Gatsby
Birdie Baby Boutique
Infiniti Foto Fabrics

FOR THE NEXT WORKSHOP DATES, CHECK OUT THIS POST! (I’ll give you a hint – May 5-6 and July 7-8)