The Courses Frequently Asked Questions


What is Professional Development?

Continuing professional development' commonly abbreviated to ‘CPD' refers to the work-related learning and development that should continue throughout your career as a Newborn/Baby Photographer.

Professionals in some fields must complete mandatory CPD requirements in order to maintain their registration. For others, like the Newborn Photography Industry, it is entirely discretionary but no less important. Especially when you consider we are working with the most fragile human beings!

CPD is one of the key mechanisms by which high standards of professional practice and experience are maintained.

It covers a wide range of professional development options. ‘Formal CPD' involves activities such as participation in short courses that enhance or add to your skills, like The Certificate in Newborn Photography!
It includes activities such as workshops and attendance at conferences.

‘Informal CPD' includes learning new skills on the job and being mentored by somebody with more experience in your field.

How were the courses designed? Who writes the courses?

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 so that they are specifically relevant to the work of Newborn Baby Photographers.

Kerryn is a qualified trainer and assessor; and most importantly, she has current experience and knowledge of the Newborn Photography industry. This means, she along with other contributors are currently working as Newborn Photographers or they will have recently been in that industry. Our trainer assessors interact with and are part of associations and groups for the industry they train and assess for and ensure that the information and guidance that is passed on to you, the student, is relevant, up to date and accurate.

Each of the training resources and assessment tools are designed to support the learning outcomes and performance criteria for each unit of work.

Will I receive a Certificate on completion of my course?


Once you have completed your course you will receive:

  • A Certification Badge for display on your website and all social media platforms and correspondence
  • A Framed Certificate for display in your studio
  • A Listing in our Certified Photographers Directory
  • Promotion of your certification on our Facebook page, Instagram Page and LinkedIn profile
  • For Australian residents, please allow up to 7 days to receive your hard copy certificate upon receiving the results of your final assessment. For international students, an electronic certificate is supplied. International students requiring a hard copy certificate will need to purchase a hard copy certificate ($50.00 – Registered Post).

Can I complete a course if I live outside of Australia?

Yes!!! Our Online courses are designed for Newborn Photographers around the world! 

We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and abroad.

Our Workshops are currently being offered in Australia and the USA!!!

Do I have to attend any classes if I do an Online Course?

No. There is no requirement to attend any classes if you are doing a home study course.
However you will need to attend an Infant CPR/First Aid Course in order to complete the Certificate in Newborn Photography.

Sarah Rendell Photography

I am THRILLED to have completed my CERTIFICATE IN NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY with the Academy of Newborn Photography. 
I have had over 5 years of experience working & training as a professional newborn photographer, but up until now, there has not been an accredited course available in Australia for newborn photographers. 
I have completed numerous newborn photography workshops, mentoring & training in the past but none of these training experiences came with a certificate to show my professional development.
So I am extremely happy to have completed this course & have something to show for my knowledge & experience! 
I want my clients to be assured that I am committed to providing a safe & professional experience for them & their precious babies! 


ANP®recognises a commitment to newborn safety and client health and wellbeing by awarding qualifying photographers with a symbol of recognition of their commitment to Professional Development, in the form of a certificate and badge! 

Getting recognised is a way to celebrate and reward your hard work! 

Be Recognised!!