Speaker line-up

This year's speaker line-up included photographers and filmmakers; best in their field. Specialising in everything from social engagement to photography business, long exposure to macro, they shared their expertise with visitors throughout the four days.

Melanie East

Melanie East is a multi award winning newborn photographer. Melanie’s passion for newborn and baby photography, strong business ethics and belief in newborn safety saw her leave a career as a lawyer 15 years ago and craft a successful business doing what she loves – Creating art in Newborn Photography.

Today Melanie is one of the leading newborn photographers and newborn photography trainers, a published author on the subject of newborn photography, an international print competition judge and qualifications examiner who mentors and teaches worldwide.

Melanie is passionate about all aspects of newborn photography, particularly safety,  and in her Art of the Newborn community she loves to see photographers thrive. Melanie provides respectful and constructive critique, business and lighting advice and offers inspiration for newborn photographers all over the world who are ready to build a profitable business doing what they love.  Melanie truly believes in the power of the printed image. 


  • 18 Mar 2019
    11:00 - 12:00

    The business of newborn and baby photography