Frequently Asked Questions


How were the courses designed?

Our courses have been carefully designed to provide up-to-date and practical education on Neonatal's, to ensure that students are primed to succeed in the professional world of Newborn photography. 

Our comprehensive course materials have been developed by Newborn industry professionals with extensive experience, so that they are specifically relevant to the work of Newborn Baby Photographers.

Kerryn O'Brien is not only a Professional Newborn Photographer in Brisbane, Australia, she is also an experienced trainer and assessor.  And most importantly, she has current experience and knowledge of the Newborn Photography Industry as she continues to work as a Newborn Photographer. In addition, Course content has been reviewed and contributed to by our Advisory Committee Partners. The Advisory Committee includes Qualified Medical Professionals including Obstetricians and Paediatricians, Neonatal Nurses, Chiropractors, Work Health & Safety Consultants, Compensation Lawyers and Learning & Development Professionals, to ensure that the information and guidance that is passed on to you, the student, is relevant, up to date and accurate.

Where and by whom is this course recognised?

We offer comprehensive, factual and highly-regarded Professional Development courses on working with Newborn's in the Photography Industry. By participating, you are demonstrating your commitment to safe and ethical practice as a Newborn Photographer and you have the opportunity to earn a Certification which is recognised by the Newborn Photography Industry and by the wider community.

Who developed the course content?

Our course content was developed by Professional Newborn Photographers with 20+ years combined industry experience and  in-depth experience and qualifications in training and development. 

Content was also provided by our Advisory Committee Members:

  • Elementary Paediatrics
  • Ashgrove Chiropractic
  • Neonatal Nurses
  • VBR Compensation Lawyers
  • Vaxa Consulting Group
  • Work Health & Safety Consultants 

Content sources also include {but are not limited to}:

Asthma Australia 

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy 

Australian Breastfeeding Association 

Australian Health and Medical Research Council

American Heart Association

American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority

American Academy of Pediatrics

Australian Multiple Birth Association 

Better Health Channel (Victoria) 

Canadian Paediatric Society

Champlain Maternal Newborn Regional Program

CPR Kids

Health Insite  

International Association for Child Safety 

Kidsafe Australia

Kids Health Info 

National Health and Medical Research Council

National Health Services Directory 

Parent Link 

Product Safety Australia 

PSC National Alliance, Child Australia

Red Nose National Scientific Advisory Group

Red Nose (formerly SIDS and Kids) 

Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, 

Royal Australasian College of Physicians - Paediatrics & Child Health Division

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network fact sheets 

Stanford Children's Health - SanFrancisco 

St John Ambulance Australia

Workcover Queensland, Australia

Worksafe Victoria, Australia

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"The course was very informative with a very user friendly format.  Being able to study at your own pace & at home was great & also having the reminder emails to keep you on track.  Having this qualification has provided me with invaluable knowledge about a variety of issues that can arise during the neonatal period. I can apply this knowledge during every newborn session now.  I also feel that having this qualification will provide a greater level of trust from our clients, knowing that their babies are being handled safely & with respect, just as they would trust any other professional that has come into contact with their baby during the first days of life.  Quite often the only other people that have handled their baby are medical professionals, so every newborn photographer should have the skills & knowledge on how to do this safely."