Certification serves as assurance to parents, that the photographer has not only undertaken essential training, but is committed to ensuring the Health & Safety of their Clients in ALL Aspects of Newborn Portraiture!

This Unique Online Course provides Photographers with crucial training on Newborn Health and Workplace Health & Safety PLUS every aspect of The Newborn Portrait Session, with a focus on Posing and Neonatal Care

There are NO other courses (or workshops) Worldwide, containing the depth & breadth of information that ANP®'s Courses have!

  • 1

    Welcome to the Advanced Certificate in Newborn Photography

    • How to Navigate Your Way Around the Course!

    • Important Information about this Course!

    • Welcome!

  • 2

    Birth 101 - The Perinatal Environment

    • Welcome to Birth101 - The Perinatal Environment

    • Labour and Birth

    • Child Birth Methods & Cultural Differences

    • Potential Birth Complications

    • Traumatic Birth Injuries

    • Birth Defects and Disorders

    • Pre-term or Premature Births

    • Multiple Births

    • Birth 101 - The Perinatal Environment Assessment

  • 3

    Newborn 101 - The Neonatal Period

    • Welcome to the Newborn 101 - The Neonatal Period

    • The Neonatal Environment Defined

    • Neonatal Respiratory System - Breathing Patterns

    • Neonatal Respiratory System - Respiratory Distress

    • Neonatal Excretory & Digestive Systems

    • Neonatal Thermoregulation

    • Neonatal Reflexes

    • Newborn 101 - The Neonatal Environment Assessment

  • 4

    Work Safety and Health 101

    • Welcome to Work Safety and Health 101

    • WHS - Safety Management Systems - 1. Risk Management - HAZARDS

    • WHS - Safety Management Systems - 1. Risk Management - RISKS

    • Work Safety and Health - Policies and Procedures {General Workplace}

    • Work Safety and Health - Policies and Procedures {Personal & Physical}

    • Work Safety and Health - Policies and Procedures {Hygiene}

    • Work Safety and Health - Emergency Policies & Procedures

    • Work Safety and Health - First Aid Policies & Procedures

    • Work Safety and Health - Respect

    • Health & Safety 101 - Assessment

  • 5

    Newborn Portrait Session Essentials

    • Welcome to Newborn Portrait Session Essentials

    • A Newborn Photographers Responsibilities - Newborn Care & Safety

    • A Newborn Photographers Responsibilities - Maternal Care & Safety

    • A Newborn Photographers Responsibilities - Self Care and Protection

    • The True Essence of Newborn Photography

    • Newborn Portrait Session Expectations - Pre-Session

    • Newborn Portrait Session Expectations - In Session

    • Settling the Baby - Newborn States of Consciousness

    • Posing The Baby - "Hands Under Chin" A Primary Pose

    • Posing The Baby - "Basic Froggy" A Secondary Pose

    • Posing the Baby - "Tooshie Up" A Primary Pose

    • Posing The Baby - "Side Lying " A Primary Pose

    • Posing The Baby - "Back Laying" A Primary Pose

    • Posing The Baby - "Daydreamer" A Secondary Pose

    • Posing the Baby - "Taco" A Secondary Pose

    • Posing The Baby - "Potato Sack" A Secondary Pose

    • Safe Wrapping of Newborns

    • Posing the Baby "Awake & "Older" Newborn" Poses

    • Posing the Baby - "Hand Held" Poses

    • Posing the Baby - Siblings

    • Posing the Baby - Parent & Family Portraits

    • Posing the Baby - Multiple Baby's

    • Newborn Portrait Session Essentials Assessment

  • 6

    Next Steps


    • Upload your First Aid/CPR Certificate

    • We value your feedback...Before you go please answer this short course survey!

Start date:

Can be started at any time


USD $780  (refer to currency converter below for your local currency)  (USD $900 Easy Pay plan available 3,6,9 months!)


5 Multiple Choice Examinations

Type of course:

42 Home Online Study Modules

Entry requirements:

Must be 18years or older. 

There are no other courses like it!

Developed by industry leaders, in conjunction with an Advisory Committee of Medical & other experts, specifically for newborn and infant photographers.

Course Graduates Receive:

  • The ADVANCED Certification Badge for display on their website and all social media platforms and correspondence
  • The ADVANCED Watermark Badge for display on images
  • The ADVANCED Certificate for display in studio 
  • A FREE Listing in the ANP® ADVANCED Certified Photographers Directory
  • 12months FREE Premium Listing on the FindaPhotographer.com Directory *
  • UNLIMITED Downloads of ANP® Products 
  • Promotion of their ADVANCED Certification on ANP® Social Media Pages
  • Ongoing promotion of their studio on ANP® Social Media pages and Blog
  • Automatic ANP® Affiliate Membership with Financial rewards 

* FindaPhotographer.com directory applies to Australian Photographers only. International photographers directory coming soon.

“Although I have been a newborn photographer for 10 years, when I saw the courses with ANP, I felt it was imperative to take them for any added knowledge to my experience. Then when I saw how intricate the courses were, I was even more excited to have this certificate as part of my newborn photography credentials.”

Tiny Times Photography

“I wanted my clients to feel assured that I am always putting their baby's safety first. So completing this course was one of my top priorities!”

Laura Cole Photography

“Every newborn/family photographer should do this course! I feel confident in knowing what medical signs to look for during the neonatal period and how to handle an emergency situation. I feel I can relate to clients on a more personal level and give them that extra peace of mind that their family will be well looked after by a qualified, trained photographer in a safe environment.”

Jemma Lee Photography

“You can’t put a price on making sure we are doing our job correctly & implementing safe practices in our studios. ANP® is the best decision you can make for your business as a newborn photographer!”

Hello Fox Photography

“Love this course! Highly recommend it. It was very informative and should definitely be a requirement for all newborn photographers.”


“This course was amazing! Filled with such invaluable knowledge that has left me feeling so much more confident handling newborns and understanding the medical conditions, during the neonatal period.”

Trudi Bartley Photography


We offer multiple payment options to make your enrolment easy. A one-time upfront Payment via Credit Card or PayPal (SAVE $120USD) or 3,6,9 Monthly Payment Plans via Credit Card. Or apply for an Interest FREE PayRight Payment Plan! (Australian Residents only. See below!) All prices are in USD.

10% Deposit. 

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