Ana Brandt recently released her new book this January of 2021. With 232 pages this book is a wonderful resource for those wanting to learn about newborn photography. Ana shares insights to her 20 years of industry knowledge and her love of newborns. The book is also released in audio format.
Ana started designing newborn and maternity clothing over 16 years ago as a way to provide a wardrobe for her clients. She has an online store that sells her collection worldwide. Her shop is also in Tustin California that employees local seamstresses and craftsman to create her designs. Ana’s clients can choose to wear any of her gowns in their photo shoots and her studio is regularly stocked with beautiful newborn items from her own collection and artisans around the world.
I had the pleasure of working with Ana for both my maternity and newborn shoot and I am so happy I chose her to work with! I had been following Ana on social media for sometime along with some other maternity/baby photographers. I had some options and while Ana was slightly higher in price, she is worth every penny! It shows in her gorgeous work and ability to work so magically with babies/newborns. Not to mentions she is very easy to work with and a lot of fun! Her staff was very communicative and the studio had everything you needed to have the type of photo shoot you want. Of course Ana being the pro, I suggest you ask her input because she has a very talented eye. Being a first time mom, I was worried that she was too young to be so exposed. However, I wanted all those adorable newborn photos that I am always seeing on social media so I decided to trust my instincts and go with Ana. Her studio is not only stocked with props and clothes for mama and bab, but she has a little space heater for the baby, sound machines for fussiness and she has a list of instructions so that everything will go smoothly. She thinks of everything! Come time to purchase and view the photos, you have many options at different price points. For me, this was the most magical experience of my life. I wanted to capture the best moments by the best photographer and Ana most definitely is that!
I just received the photos of my newborn shoot. They are AMAZING. Ana is very passionate about her work. I knew the photos were going to be great watching her and her team (Stella and Alex) photograph my baby. The way she gives direction, uses the props, and make sure every angle is perfect is truly incredible. Her studio is fascinating. She has so many wraps, props, and baby outfits. It's an art show. She welcomed us on a Saturday morning with Bagels, coffee and tons of snacks. I felt very comfortable, during COVID, with the way she handled my baby. She is an expert at handling newborns and so is her team. Stella, her assistant, was always so close to my baby to make sure he didn't move out of place as Ana snapped the most perfect shots.
I don't know how she does it, she has so much patience for baby's. She caught the perfect pictures of my little one. Not once did my baby cry with her, also my baby wasn't taking a pacifier from me AT ALL and she was able to give him one and now he uses it all the time. So thankful for that as well, I was trying for two weeks straight!
I have never considered doing this type of newborn pictures but with my third child I felt the need to do them since I felt I would be taking less photos of my third child versus my first. I am soooooo happy I did them and even more happy I did them with Ana Brandt. She is a true baby whisperer to begin with and an amazing artist. I constantly flip through the photos since they are sooo beautiful. Our photos came out way better than we expected and I am looking forward to framing my son's newborn picture as well as a picture of all three children in our new home. THANK YOU ANA!
Ana is a phenomenal photographer. I've worked with various photographers both professionally and personally, and Ana is very good at what she does and she does it with ease while also making you feel at ease, too. I struggled at times with poses or was concerned my husband and daughter (3.5 year old) would struggle with taking pregnancy pictures, and Ana put both of them at ease and made it simple. I stressed about the infant photos especially having my daughter in the pictures with baby, again Ana put us as ease. We went to another photographer for my first daughter's newborn pictures, and although the pictures were good, Ana's photos dramatically surpass the other photographer both in quality but also in terms of value. She provides you with phenomenal quality in terms of her photo packages and quality of editing along with price. She's well known for what she does and she not only does it well but you can also tell she's very passionate about her work and she puts her heart into each session, photo, etc. I look forward to continuing to work with Ana!