What’s The Baby Summit?

In 4 weeks time I’ll be heading to the second annual Baby Summit in Tweed Heads, Queensland and I’ve decided that someone else should get the chance to come too!  Haven’t heard of The Baby Summit or would like more details?  Read about it in the recent chat I had with Kelly Brown then make sure to enter our competition!  You’ve only got 10 days to enter!

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Let’s start off with the very basics, what is The Baby Summit?

The Baby Summit is a unique, three-day photography event aimed to help the technical skills and business acumen of photographers across Australia who specialise in maternity, birth, newborn, and baby photography.

Take us back to the very day you, Rob and Gareth decided to create The Baby Summit.  What was the original inspiration for doing so?

Originally I wanted to create a weekend retreat for around 12 attendees with 3 instructors.  So when I told both Rob & Garrett about my idea we started coming up with different concepts and before we knew it become bigger then we ever imagined.  It was all about creating an experience where photographers could learn from some of the industry’s most passionate leaders, and come together with like-minded people to create a community.

For the newbies to the industry can you give us a bit of background on you, Kelly?

Sure 🙂  I started my business in 2004 after the birth of my first child, I’ve photographed weddings, family portraits and lots of other things before focusing primarily on newborns 7 years ago.  Over the past 3 years I have been extremely lucky to travel around the world teaching newborn photography at conferences and in workshops.

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Can you share with us some of the speakers that will be featured this year?

We have returning the amazing Sue Bryce, Kristen Cook, Erin Elizabeth Photography, Luisa Dunn plus many more and a few of our new presenters this year are Rocco Ancora, Barb Uil & Natalie Howe just to name a few.

We know you have a great trade show during The Baby Summit.  Can you share some of the companies that will be exhibiting this year and what makes this such a unique expo?

Our trade area has really grown this year, its up from 22 to 40 exhibitors with a lot returning from last year plus 19 new ones.  Ranging from photographic products and services to the latest in props.  I’m predicting a lot of shopping!

So it sounds like its 3 solid days, jam packed with inspiration and education.   Is there anything organised for outside the seminar hours?

It really is a full program!  We have 3 social events starting with a Welcome BBQ featuring the ‘Vendors Spotlight’ on the 5th, Drinks & Forum on ‘ Pricing’ on the 6th & and a Cocktail Party on the 7th which I’m very excited about as we’ve just confirmed this week that the “Baker Boy’s” will be performing.

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This year you are taking The Baby Summit to Atlanta in the US – how exciting!  Will this feature different speakers?

I still can’t believe it!  Taking The Summit to America is an absolute dream!  We have 9 of our speakers from Australia also presenting in Atlanta and 21 new incredibly talented photographers and business mentors.

Please tell us there are some tickets left!  Can you let us know the costs involved in coming along?

Yes, there are still lots of tickets available.  The registration fee is $990 which includes everything; 3 full days of learning, 3 social events with food and drinks, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea daily and access to 40 different vendors.


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Well we’re giving away a FREE ticket and this is your chance to get hold of it!   The prize doesn’t include airfares or accommodation but there are still cheap flights available – or better yet if you live in Queensland you might be able to drive!  You can enter on Facebook or Instagram….or both!


  1. Like our Facebook page
  2. Share the competition post
  3. Comment #babysummitwannabe
  4. Tag a photographer friend


  1. Follow us on Instagram
  2. Repost our competition post
  3. Comment #babysummitwannabe
  4. Tag a photographer friend


  1. You can enter once on Facebook and once on Instagram.
  2. Winner will be chosen randomly.
  3. Ticket is not transferable.
  4. Ticket is not redeemable for cash.
  5. Prize does not include airfares or accommodation.
  6. If you can’t attend the prize will be redrawn.




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Sales and Marketing Manager of Seldex. I've been with Seldex for over 25 years and love what I do - designing products, finding new materials, meeting cool photographers and travelling the world with our trade shows. I believe photographs play an important role documenting events that we want to treasure forever.

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