BBB2017-BBB2018 was a dream come true. Was very nervous in 2017 it was my first time ever investstment in photography education as a newbie coming all the way from India. From the time I registered I received a warm welcome from Ana. I still have a screen shot of Anas reply from the BBB2017 Attendee FB group. “ don’t worry you are in safe hands we will take care of you.”Belly Baby Beyond is one big family to me. It amazing how people connect at BBB. I found my path, Found myself, found answers to all my questions of why I want to be a photographer. BBB gave me education, friendships, inspiration, freedom and much more. I found happiness, peace and love within. And was so grateful to every soul I met at the conferance. BBB 2018 was announced in june2017 I had no doubts I immediately registered and wanted to be with my BBB family Again. In one years time had so many friends in photography industry the speakers, the vendors, the attendees. Also found a Soul sister who was there for me through pushing me to learn n explore. When I was feeling low with my full time job I could hear Ana in my subconscious saying GO GO GO.... it was the BBB experience which kept me going and made me believe in my self. It was not easy to manage home, my kids busy school and sports schedule with a full time job and run a photography business on weekends. I could only hear GO GO GO in my subconscious which made me believe I can do it. BBB2018 was like coming home to my family. Loved every second I spent at the conference. I gained so much from the conference there were tears, laughters, warm hugs and positive vibes all around. The location was gorgeous the sunrise beach maternity, sunset beach maternity, under water maternity and the rain Shoot was the highlight. I always regreated not having my maternity session done when I was pregnant 8 years a go. but at BBB2018 my wish came true. I was modelling for maternity with a fake belly. It was crazy , funny and we had a blast. Next morning we had planned a sun rise maternity with a model and she was late so I was the model for the beach maternity too LOL. Was a super experience Will treasure these images for life. I would only say I am a product of BBB as I started my photography career after BBB 2017 and learnt a lot in 2018 i am feeling blessed to have had this life changing experience at Belly Baby Beyond conferances. Big thank you to Ana, Geoff and team for your hard work. Thank you speakers for sharing your knowledge Thank you vendors for all the lovely props and special discounts. Thank you attendees for your love and friendship. Look forward for BBB 2019. Love and Luck to all Yours faithful Falguni Kharwa. P.S. It’s very difficult to say what I loved the most about BBB. I loved everything about BBB.
The business courses/discussions and creative sessions (underwater/rain) and the free style morning sunrise session. Getting some new images in my portfolio and practical information on growing my business.
The teacher lineup! Meeting some of the most incredible photographers in the newborn industry was like a dream come true!
The speakers and their passion for what they do. Absolutely inspiring
Hanging out with everyone! I LOVE connecting with my customers on an intimate setting! BBB was the most positive experience. I love Ana and her heart for the photography industry.
The community feel was great. People appeared to be wanting to learn. I would love to participate in another one. 🙂
I have not yet been to a BBB but have followed along with a wish and prayer to be there if there is ever a next time. The classes look so wonderful, the instructor are all top notch in the field.
That it felt so intimate and that I felt like the teachers really cared about answering my questions and helping me improve my business.
I haven't gotten to attend a BBB conference yet, but after doing two in-person workshops with Ana my business has skyrocketed. I'm now photographing about 20 newborns per month and my business is continuing to grow in ways that I've never imagined! I'd LOVE the opportunity to work with Ana again and to meet other amazing photographers that can help to further my education and experience!
Oh wow, there is no way to pick just one thing! I loved that we were able to learn as much as we could, in classes, keynotes, and meet ups any other times. I loved that we were able to reach out (and still can) to any of the teachers and ask them anything! Everything that was taught hit perfectly to most of us and helped to push us (me) in the directions we needed to go! I have so many notes, and so much I brought home to implement within my business! I especially loved that Ana and Geoff were available to so so friendly to all of us! Even with some of the stresses that happened there, it was just amazing! And amazing doesn't happen all by itself. Oh and did I mention how much I loved the shopping?!?!? Yes!! That was the icing on the cake!!
I have always like photography, but I started my photography business 5 years ago.I love to work with families, kids but specially with newborn babies. I started following Ana Brandt a few years ago and then other photographers to learn the most of each ones. My priority now is safety, so this coming year I will focus all my efforts on being certified as a newborn safety photographer.
I loved all the knowledge I received that inspired me to keep going even through the slow times. I loved seeing friends from the first BBB and making new ones this year. It is such a wonderful experience and I am so glad you are considering this Ana. I think it could be awesome! This is such a wonderful community and I can’t stress enough what an wonderful time I had. Oh, I must add that the shoppin with the vendors is so fun as well.
The amazing offerings and teachers! It was absolutely outstanding! I have not been this inspired since I started in photography, it was absolutely amazing! I wish I could have had all of the courses offered, but the ones I did get were absolutely amazing and taught me so much! The friends and relationships you make at these conferences are equally as important!
I loved the intimate learning environment! The class size to instructor made it feel like we were getting such a personal experience. This allowed us to feel more comfortable interacting and having open discussions.
I loved learning from amazing photographers and seeing them work. I liked learning different styles and seeing other types of work that I would not do right now. Being inspired. I also connected with a few photographers. To my surprise, the most valuable part were the business marketing segments.
Learning and being inspired by other photographers! Forming friendships - challenging boundaries!
That would be hard to say. I loved all of the classes! I learned so much and loved the sense of community I felt there.
Meeting the teachers, chatting with them and getting to know all the students from different parts of the world. And of course shopping!