Stephanie Robin

Stephanie Robin

Stephanie Robin

Stephanie Robin is the owner of the successful boutique studio Stephanie Robin Photography located in Burlington ON Canada. She is noted for creating emotive imagery of new and burgeoning families and works primarily out of her commercial studio space in Burlington’s South end. Stephanie was awarded Photographer of the Year by the National Association of Professional Child Photographers for … more

Conference classes by Stephanie Robin

Mastering the Taco Pose – Easy steps to the perfect womb pose every time

Follow along with internationally acclaimed newborn posing instructor Stephanie Robin as she breaks down this elusive pose into easily achievable steps. Stephanie incorporates her background as a physiotherapist and knowledge of newborn physiology in her tried and true taco pose formula. With a focus on safe posing, baby’s needs, variations and artistic angles, Stephanie will lead you through the step by step successful methods that will help you attain and refine this pose while creating a series of at least 7 unique images your client will love.

The Physiology of Settling and Working with Newborns

Join internationally acclaimed newborn posing instructor Stephanie Robin as she shares her coveted tips and tricks for working with newborns of all temperaments to ensure calm, peaceful and safe newborn sessions. Delving into her background and training as a physiotherapist, Stephanie will take you through newborn physiology and reflexes demonstrating how you can turn fussy babes into settled newborns that act like putty in your hands. Stephanie’s focus on safe handling will give you the strong base you need, along with the confidence of an experienced handler, to drift through your sessions with ease and maximize your client galleries while you’re at it.

Mastering the Potato Flow Pose Series

Follow along with internationally acclaimed newborn posing instructor Stephanie Robin as she breaks down the Potato Pose series into easily achievable steps. Stephanie incorporates her background as a physiotherapist and knowledge of newborn physiology in her tried and true potato pose formula. With a focus on safe posing, baby’s needs, variations and artistic angles, Stephanie will lead you through the step by step successful methods that will help you attain and refine this pose while creating a series of at least 10 unique images your client will love.

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Stephanie Robin

Inerview with Stephanie Robin

How long have you been in business?

I’ve been in business since 2008 after the birth of my second child. 

Why did you start?

At the time, I was working to graduate from a Masters of Physiotherapy and had been designing birth announcements on the side. My clients kept asking if I provided the photography as well as the design service and, once my son was born, I decided to buy a camera and begin to photograph my children. I was always minded towards providing photography service for my announcement card clients and, with a lot of practice and patience, I decided to do so. 

Tell us about your family? How many kids? Who watches them while you travel?

My family keeps me sane, grounded and incredibly busy with activities, rep sports, neighbourhood friends, recitals and birthday parties. lol. My husband Mike and I are raising three beautiful children aged 7, 9 and 11. They are charismatic, spunky, charming, intelligent and all round wonderful little humans. My husband often accommodates my travel schedule by handling school mornings and our plethora of after school activities on his own while I’m away.   

Favorite part about your job?

The babies! They are so lovely. I adore working with these delicate new lives and their families. It’s wonderful to work with people in such a blessed and happy space and to be able to reflect their love for their growing families in portraits. 

Favorite marketing tip? what did you do to get your name out there?

When I began working, I came from the world of birth announcement design and it was only natural to include birth announcements for all of my clients. This really help to spread my name as these cards were subsequently delivered to all of my clients’ friends and families. 

Favorite baby supply item?

I would have to go with the Baby Shusher. I have a love affair with it! It’s small, compact and easy to pack. Parents adore it and it even come in app form. I used to work with a white noise machine in studio but always found myself “shushing” at the same time. Once I found the Baby Shusher, it was a whole new world!

Favorite prop

Probably my clients arms. There is nothing better than posing a baby naturally with their parents. I love the connection you are able to document and the natural feel of the imagery.

What does your future look like?

I hope my future looks bright, exciting, scary, full of surprises, with moments of sadness that help me to appreciate the moments of unimaginable joy and hopefully long. 😉 

What is your message to your children about life and running a business?

I hope that they learn to apply themselves to a career that they feel passionately about. That they will be inspired to push through the hurdles to get to where they want to be. To know that it’s possible to live your life’s purpose and that it will take sacrifice, hard work, patience, humour, empathy, and everything you would throw into a lasting friendship or relationship. I hope that they will learn when to work and when NOT to work. That they will carve out time to develop themselves and their joy for life and prioritize their children, putting them ahead of their personal ambitions. Most of all, I hope they will know that I love them, would do anything for them, that they drive me crazy but all fill me with love… entirely.

What is something you wish you knew when starting out?

I wish I knew that this career would be more about left brained business thinking than creativity. That it would take a solid understanding of marketing, social media management, budgeting, editing and technical skill, coding and SO many more elements than simply documenting the love families share. 

More about Stephanie Robin

Stephanie Robin is the owner of the successful boutique studio Stephanie Robin Photography located in Burlington ON Canada. She is noted for creating emotive imagery of new and burgeoning families and works primarily out of her commercial studio space in Burlington’s South end. Stephanie was awarded Photographer of the Year by the National Association of Professional Child Photographers for the year 2011, holds several placings in the International Image Competitions spanning from the second half of 2010 onwards and has attained accreditations in Newborn, Child, and Maternity Portraits through the Professional Photographers of Canada. She is also Canon Canada’s preferred newborn and baby photographer and collaborates with Canon as the face and creative photographer behind the Plan Your Baby Moments campaign. Stephanie is a leading speaker and teacher of the art of safe newborn posing and has held several speaking engagements nationally and internationally at professional photography conferences as well as online venues yearly. Since 2009, she has also shared her creative approach to newborn posing through workshops and private mentoring both in her studio and internationally. Stephanie’s work has been published in various magazines and newspapers and featured commercially by Canon Canada and JardHus in Norway. Learn more about Stephanie and view her online portfolio at www.stephanierobin.ca. Professional photographers can learn more by visiting www.newbornposingworkshops.com