Kelly Brown Workshop - Learning from the best...

Last weekend I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work closely with world-renowned newborn photographer Kelly Brown from Little Pieces Photography (Brisbane), here in New Zealand! 

I feel so honored to have been able to learn her techniques and all about her photography business and I can't wait to apply all that I've learnt to my own business and offer the same level of service to my clients. It's so great to take this time to invest in developing my skills, and this was a very unique experience to the training I received at university. Her little tricks, calm approach and being able to learn directly from a seasoned professional, so passionate about our industry, was invaluable. As much of a perfectionist as I am, she takes her time to carefully pose, style and then creatively edit the images… she wants to give her clients a wonderful experience right through to the beautiful way she packages and presents their prints and products (my other passion). 

I care deeply about newborn photography, its such a special niche and such a delight to help new parents celebrate the arrival of their little one, capturing every little detail of their new baby and presenting them with a beautiful record of this precious time that will be gone all too quickly.

Here are two of those lovely newborns, Jonah (11 days) and Ria (10 days) x

A new city and a new website!

If my blog still looks a little bare, that's because this is my brand new website, following my relocation to the 'big smoke', Auckland!!!

I got married in March and my partner in crime secured his dream job so it was the perfect excuse to start working towards building my own! I absolutely ADORED working as a picture framer, so it was a bittersweet move but one that I was ready for! 

I'm loving it here so far and very excited to now be specializing in newborn photography! I will be taking on a limited number of weddings each year, as well as a limited number of portrait sessions to ensure I can give each and every one of my fabulous clients my full attention and the very best quality and service.

I'm far from a shoot-and-burn photographer and I care so much about creating wonderful work to display in their homes (that I myself would be proud to hang on my own walls!). I am thrilled that I can combine my passion for photography and framing and I also LOVE all the other delicious albums, products and packaging I am designing for clients (examples to come!).

It feels great to be able to help my clients make really good informed decisions about how they can present and also protect their precious memories, with my strong background in framing and design. 

This is the very first year I will be operating Michelle Knowles Photography full time and I can't wait to give it the chance to grow and work with many more great couples very soon! 

x Michelle