2017 Schedule

The Schedule

In 2017 The Baby Summit is bringing together 30 award winning and internationally recognised 

photographers from a variety of genres for a unique three day conference.  

Held at our amazing new venue the Novotel Twin Water Resort on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia on 5, 6 and 7 August to help you learn, grow, achieve and succeed!


To ensure your experience at The Baby Summit is enriching one we run demonstrations and keynote sessions covering something for everyone from any genre.

What Else is Included?

Served each day at the Trade Show.



Get up close with all the latest products you need.


WELCOME BBQ - Friday 4 Aug

Full meal and drinks under the Tipi's on the lawn.



"MAP MY LIFE" This talk will change your life and empower you.



This is your chance to get dressed up and let your hair down.  With dinner, drinks and a live band.

Selecting Your Classes

When registering you can select one class in each time slot.

All morning keynotes and the final keynote on day 3 are included automatically added to your class schedule. 

Sessions that are in green on the schedule are demonstrations and you can select up to 4 of these over the 3 days.

Be sure to select classes that you need to better your technical skill and business don't see something your because someone you know is going to it.  This event is for you!

Day 1
Saturday, 5 August 2017

9:15amKemi Nekvapil
Where True Empowerment Lives
10:00 - 10:30amMORNING TEA at the TRADE SHOW
10:30 - 1:00pm Erin Elizabeth Hoskins Timeless Newborn Posing DEMO
10:30 - 1:00pmNicole Smith
Mood & Emotion Newborn Posing DEMO
10:30 - 1:00pmKathleen Vergara
Photographing Older Baby DEMO
10:30 - 1:00pmJean Smith
At-home Lifestyle Newborn DEMO
10:30 - 1:00pmKristen Mackey
Newborn Posing DEMO
10:30 - 1:00pmDerek Clapham
Automate & Outsource // Work Smarter
1:00 - 2:00pmLUNCH at the TRADE SHOW
2:00 - 3:30pmLeanne Curtis
Maternity Lighting DEMO
2:00 - 3:30pmKristen Cook
On-Location vs Studio - Business
2:00 - 3:30pmLeah Robinson
Post Production
2:00 - 3:30pmRana Rankin
Birth Photography from Start to Finish
2:00 - 3:30pmRocco Ancora
Understanding Colour Management
2:00 - 3:30pmSally Sargood
Marketing with Video
3:30 - 4:00pmAFTERNOON TEA at the TRADE SHOW
4:00 - 5:30pmElise Gow
Sitting Baby and Family Outdoor Session DEMO
4:00 - 5:30pmMorgan Burks
Babies Post Production
4:00 - 5:30pmVictoria Berekmeri
The Business of Birth Photography
4:00 - 5:30pmMinna Burgess
Capturing Emotional Connections
4:00 - 5:30pmCourtney Holmes
The Art of Visual Storytelling with Video
4:00 - 5:30pmKate Buechner
Customer Service and Sales

Day 2
Sunday, 6 August 2017

9:00amCraig Heidemann
Succeed In Small Business
10:00 - 10:30amMORNING TEA at the TRADE SHOW
10:30 - 1:00pmLana Bell
Lifestyle Newborn DEMO
10:30 - 1:00pmLuisa Dunn
Wrapping and Shooting for Composites DEMO
10:30 - 1:00pmLeanne Curtis
Maternity Posing & Lighting DEMO
10:30 - 1:00pmNicole Smith & Amy McDaniel
Newborn Lighting DEMO
10:30 - 1:00pm Russ Jackson Mastering flash lighting for Newborn DEMO
10:30 - 1:00pmCourtney Holmes
Basics of Filmmaking for Photographers
1:00 - 2:00pmLUNCH at the TRADE SHOW
2:00 - 3:30pmKristen Cook
Sitter Session DEMO
2:00 - 3:30pmElise Gow
Saying No to Save Your Soul
2:00 - 3:30pmDerek Clapham
Deciphering The Interwebs
2:00 - 3:30pmMorgan Burks
Post Production
2:00 - 3:30pmRachel Brenke & Deb Thomas
How to Protect Your Business and Why - Legal
2:00 - 3:30pmJean Smith
Staying sane while running a business
3:30 - 4:00pmAFTERNOON TEA at the TRADE SHOW
4:00 - 5:30pmErin Elizabeth Hoskins
Sunset Maternity Beach Session DEMO
4:00 - 5:30pmRebecca Connolly
From Passion to Profit
4:00 - 5:30pmRana Rankin
Birth - Up Close and Personal
4:00 - 5:30pmTracey & Dee - 37 Frames
Take it with you... Where and How to Market
4:00 - 5:30pmKate Buechner
In Person Sales
4:00 - 5:30pmMinna Burgess
Create an Easy Session Workflow

Day 3
Monday, 7 August 2017

10:00 - 10:30amMORNING TEA at the TRADE SHOW
10:30 - 1:00pmAmy McDaniel
Newborn Posing DEMO
10:30 - 1:00pmLuisa Dunn
Go With The Flow Newborn DEMO
10:30 - 1:00pmLeah Robinson
Older Baby and Family DEMO
10:30 - 1:00pmRuss Jackson
Newborns and Parents DEMO
10:30 - 1:00pmRebecca Connolly
Lighting for Newborns DEMO
10:30 - 1:00pmRocco Ancora
An in-depth look at Colour Management
1:00 - 2:00pmLUNCH at the TRADE SHOW
2:00 - 3:30pmLana Bell
Outdoor Family DEMO
2:00 - 3:30pmKristen Mackey
Newborn Post Production
2:00 - 3:30pmVictoria Berekmeri
Balance, Burnout and Birth Photography
2:00 - 3:30pmDeb Thomas 
Understanding Copyright and Trademarking
2:00 - 3:30pmTracey & Dee - 37 Frames
The Art of Style & Story
2:00 - 3:30pmCraig Heidemann
Small Business Tools for Photographers 
3:30 - 4:00pmAFTERNOON TEA at the TRADE SHOW
4:00 - 5:30pmRachel Brenke
Final Keynote - 
Creating the business you need, so you can have the life you want.

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