Certified Newborn Photographers

Until recently, there hasn’t been a specific course or certification for newborn photographers. When I heard about the new Certificate in Newborn Photography by the Academy of Newborn Photography, I jumped at the chance to complete it – to receive a certification for my 7+ years of newborn photography experience and training, and perhaps learn something new to help keep my newborn clients safe.

Why is a certification in newborn photography so important?

Newborn photography is an unregulated industry in Australia. This means that anyone can pick up a camera and start advertising their services as a baby photographer. To me, this is incredibly scary. There is no requirement to have any basic first aid training, no training on how to safely pose newborns, no requirement for photographers to be vaccinated, no need for photographers to have insurances.

Having the Certificate in Newborn Photography is a wonderful way to ensure that newborn photographers have the necessary knowledge they need to help keep their clients safe. The certification program helps parents choose a qualified newborn photographer.

What topics does the Certificate in Newborn Photography cover?

The Certificate of Newborn Photography covers 19 modules as well as face-to-face CPR and First Aid training. The course has been written in consultation with experts in the fields of neonatal health, physiology and OHS.

Qualified Newborn Photography

I was excited to be one of the first newborn photographers in Australia to complete the Certificate in Newborn Photography (and one of only 3 so far in NSW). I am really excited to receive this qualification and for the step ahead that it will give our industry. If you’re looking for a newborn photographer, be sure to look for this symbol for the assurance you need that your potential photographer is a qualified professional newborn photographer:

Accredited newborn photographer
When looking for a baby photographer, always look for this symbol to ensure that your photographer is a qualified professional.
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    About amy - newborn & baby photographer sydney
    - Academy of newborn photography
    certified photographer

    - Over 9 years experience

    - Current CPR & Infant first aid

    - current whooping cough vaccination

    - multi award-winning

    - COVID-19 vaccinated &
    Infection control training
    experience & Safety

    Hi! I'm Amy Tong. I'm a newborn baby photographer in the Sydney Inner West surburb of Balmain, Australia. I'm Mum to 3 little ones, and wife to my best friend of almost 20 years. I've always been creative. A lover of music, art and history. Photography has been an important part of my life since I first picked up a camera as a hobby back in 2008.


    I began my career as a professional baby photographer back in 2012 and have had the honour of photographing over 300 babies since then.
    To me, photography allows us to preserve moments in time for future generations. I can't think of any better job in the world. I'd love to hear from you and help you hold on to these special moments too..

    Amy xx

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