Duration: 2 weeks

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Learn to capture the countless “priceless moments” of youth (a.k.a. teenage blackmail) with a course devoted to photographing little ones! From newborn to elementary school, kids can be one of the toughest subjects for a photographer and we’re here to change that. This mini course will share professional tips and tricks on natural posing and getting genuine smiles. In just minutes, we’ll show you how to turn a disaster into a priceless moment, no matter the child’s age.

*Bonus: This class is included free when you purchase our 4-week Photo 102 class!

PLEASE NOTE: Homework assignments will require you to photograph a baby or babies (newborn to toddler) the first week of class and a child or children (toddlers to teens) during the second week. Please make sure you have access to children of these ages during the time period of the class in order to fully complete the course work.


The Nicole’s Classes application is a downloadable program you install on your computer. (The link to download will be provided the day the class starts.) Learning is divided into 2 weeks and within those weeks you can learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere. There are no set class times, though homework is due every Sunday night for instructor feedback. Students also have unlimited email access to the instructor for the duration of their course, to ask questions or get help when they’re stuck. Our classes are flexible, fit into most any schedule and we happily welcome international students!


Babies & Children has no prerequisite courses. But please note that lighting and manual camera exposures will not be covered in this course. To learn more about shooting with manual settings and exposures, please take our Photo 101 course first. Additionally, as noted above, please keep in mind homework assignments will require you to organize photo shoots with babies, toddlers and kids during the class.


Nicole Hill Gerulat graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in Commercial/Advertising Photography and has been working for over 10 years in the industry. Her clients include Real Simple, HGTV, Weldon Owen, Parents Magazine and more. Examples of her work can be found on her site as well as her blog A Little Sussy. Nicole started teaching photography classes in September 2007 and teaches from her own curriculum. She also taught the Art Direction & Commercial Photography course at Brigham Young University where she was an adjunct professor. Feel free to drop her a line if you have any questions about taking this course!


“Thank you so much for all of your advice. And I totally used the sticker trick with my daughter-it worked!” —Bethany, Babies student

“I appreciate you sharing your talent with us. I feel like my family history keeping is going to benefit so much from learning how to get better pictures of my children!” —Jennifer, Babies student


If necessary, we do provide refunds up to 1 week before the class start date. Please check our FAQ and Policies pages for more information.

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