The Belly Baby and Beyond Collection of Workshops event is the premier international photographers conference dedicated to the art and the business of pregnancy and newborn photography.
May 18-20, 2018
It will be held in Huntington Beach, California at the spectacular Pasea Hotel & Spa
2017’s inaugural event was a smashing success and we’re back to do it again – even bigger and better! Professional and aspiring photographers are expected to join us in Southern California (USA) to learn the latest trends, the newest techniques and the most effective marketing practices from some of the best photographers, teachers and industry veterans in the world.
Students will spend 3 days meeting other professionals, learning how to grow their businesses and forge new relationships that will last a lifetime. The conference will also feature a spectacular vendor expo with hand-picked manufacturers showing off new products to help photographers get an advantage over their local competition.
And during downtime, the ocean is literally a stone’s throw away with spectacular Southern California shopping and nightlife just steps in any direction from your room – all to provide the perfect break from all the classes. We hope you make it a family vacation if you can! Belly Baby Beyond is the creation of Ana Brandt. Known worldwide for her groundbreaking creative techniques, teaching videos and wildly successful clothing & accessory lines, Ana’s dream is to make Belly Baby & Beyond a permanent annual stop on every photographer’s conference calendar. We look forward to you joining us at the beach! Child care will be available, as well as ASL (American Sign Language) Interpretors. Who? Ana and Geoff Brandt are leading the effort with a team of committed experienced event planners and a technology team to bring the best conference ever that’s focused on the early stages of life. This event will cover birth, pregnancy, newborn, children and family.
We are so grateful to the hundreds of people that included Students, Speakers and Vendors that made our weekend amazing. Here are just a few of the amazing emails we received…
Ana, thank you for putting this event together, I know how hard you, your husband and staff worked to make it happen. I only heard good things from all of the students. I really hope you do this again and next time I would really like be not only vendor but a student as well. Geoff, thank you, I know it wasn't easy, we appreciate your hard work. To all the attendees, thank you from the bottom of my heart, thank your for stopping at our booth and for your support. It was so nice to finally meet so many of you in person. Vendors! you are all an inspiration, I know how hard you worked for this event, it was so nice to meet you all! And to all the speakers, thank you for sharing you knowledge and expertise. Wishing you ALL much success.
We had our first session after the BBB and got to use some of the items we purchased ❤️ Mike Peng LOVE the fur Mimosa House!! Jennifer I know you can’t see it but she is in your beautiful box 🙈 Jennley Studio Props. The wrap is from Crisanta Mecate Freebird Prop Shoppe and I, The Buzy Bee Studio made the bonnet.
Hi Ana, Thank you so much for putting on the BBB! As a vendor, I loved it (but so wish I could take classes too – I heard they were all so amazing!) It was my first newborn photography conference and meeting so many other vendors and photographers was fantastic. I would do your event again- and hope you put another one on. The breakfast buffet was so delicious and the hotel was beautiful. Thank you so much for everything you and your team did – they are great! Thanks,
Yes, I would go again – I learned sooo much! I had many favorite instructors, but Stephanie Robin was my favorite – her advocacy for safety was outstanding and yet another way we can stand out among our competition. Thank you all for all the hard work and dedication in the planning and execution – fantastic job!
Thank you again for a fabulous conference! And YES! I would absolutely do this again! There were some classes I was unable to attend because of others I also wanted. As for teachers – they were all amazing but the ones that stand out are Aoife Millea (and her husband, Joseph, in the composite class), Susan Roderick (took her video class), Faythe Hall (took both her branding/seo and magazine classes), Lizzy McMillan (multiples class) and of course,Ana Brandt (maternity, belly casting and body painting class). These are the teachers that gave me the most knowledge. And the morning keynotes were fantastic too!
Yes! I think you should have event next year and also I would go again. My favorite speakers were Sandra Moffatt because she gave us an opportunity to pose hands on with the stand by babies, plus she was a sweetheart. I loved Julia Kelleher’s energy and learned so much from her presentation. Brooke Shaden was awesome opened my eyes to a different perspective. Alli Peck was awesome. Leaving that class had me considering doing nude maternity because I never thought I could or would do nude. And of course Ana Brandt!