The Annual
Newborn, Babies and Maternity
Photography Festival

12-13 May 2023 @ Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia, Tallinn, Estonia

About The Event

About The Event

Newborn Festival is a must-attend event for those who are passionate about newborn, babies and maternity photography for a number of reasons. It provides photographers like you with opportunities like:

  • Well-known keynote speakers
  • Classes to improve your business and technical skills
  • Marketing tips and tricks to help you grow a photography business

Over 200 photographers just like you gather in Estonia for the largest, most inspiring and education-focused photography event. You'll be inspired by the photography workshops and challenged to improve your skills; you'll learn new techniques and possibly diversify your style.

As an entrepreneur, you'll hear from some of the most knowledgeable professionals on a wide range of topics, all curated to help you run a successful business. You'll be ready to go home and start using the new ideas by the end of Newborn Fest.

Succeed faster, together!

Where

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia
Liivalaia 33, Tallinn 10118, Estonia

When

Friday to Saturday
12-13 May 2023

Event Speakers

Grow as a photographer and learn from the well-known keynote speakers in the industry

Children's Photographer Aleksandra Helk

Aleksandra Helk

Children's Photographer, Estonia 🇪🇪

Daniela Ursache
Newborn and Baby Photographer Arina Ageev

Arina Ageev

Newborn and Baby Photographer, Germany 🇩🇪

Newborn and Maternity Photographer Axela Frank

Axela Frank

Newborn and Maternity Photographer, Poland 🇵🇱

Newborn Photographer Daniela Ursache

Daniela Ursache

Newborn Photographer, Romania 🇷🇴

Newborn Photographer Elena Parfinchuk

Elena Parfinchuk

Newborn Photographer, Ukraine 🇺🇦

Lifestyle Photographer Jelena Rudi

Jelena Rudi

Lifestyle Photographer, Estonia 🇪🇪

Family and Wedding Photographer Julia Andrianov

Julia Andrianov

Family and Wedding Photographer, Estonia 🇪🇪

Newborn and Maternity Photographer Margarita Kashuba

Margarita Kashuba

Newborn Photographer, Ukraine 🇺🇦

Family Photographer Maria Buhharova

Maria Buhharova

Family Photographer, Estonia 🇪🇪

Maternity Photographer Michael Stief

Michael Stief

Maternity Photographer, Germany 🇩🇪

Maternity Photographer Vika Ray

Vika Ray

Maternity Photographer, Ukraine 🇺🇦

Event Schedule

Grow as a Photographer with Like-Minded Professionals

Breakfast

for hotel guests

Registration

for festival attendees

Transfer from hotel to studios

for Margarita Kashuba, Jelena Rudi, Vika Ray's workshop participants

Workshops in the studio

Margarita Kashuba, Jelena Rudi, Vika Ray

Newborn Photography Workshops in the hotel

Axela Frank, Elena Parfinchuk

Transfer from studio to hotel

for Margarita Kashuba, Jelena Rudi, Vika Ray's workshop participants

Coffee break

for everybody

Opening of the festival

for everybody

Aleksandra Helk

Lecture by Aleksandra Helk (EE)

"Shooting at home - challenge or opportunity? How to shoot in a small dark room"

Maria Buhharova

Performance by Maria Buhharova (EE)

"Mom with a baby aged 5-6 months. Photo shoot in the dark key"

Arina Ageev

Performance by Arina Ageev (DE)

"Photo shoot of a 9-10-month-old baby"

Coffee break

for everybody

Michael Stief

Performance by Michael Stief (DE)

"Maternity photo shoot"

Jelena Rudi

Lecture by Jelena Rudi (EE)

"Plot twists in lifestyle photography"

Julia Andrianov

Lecture by Julia Andrianov (EE)

"What is a Live Photography? How to work with people."

Dinner

for hotel guests

Breakfast

for hotel guests

Transfer from hotel photo shoot location

for Julia Andrianov's workshop participants

Maternity and Newborn Photography workshops in the hotel

Axela Frank, Daniela Ursache

Workshop at photo shoot location

Julia Andrianov

Festival fair

for everybody

Transfer from photo shoot location to hotel

for Julia Andrianov's workshop participants

Transfer from hotel to photo shoot location

for Aleksandra Helk's workshop participants

Workshop at photo shoot location

Aleksandra Helk

Workshops in the hotel

Ariana Ageev, Michael Stief

Transfer from photo shoot location to the hotel

for Aleksandra Helk's workshop participants

Coffee break

for everybody

Margarita Kashuba

Lecture by Margarita Kashuba (UA)

"The features of a newborn photo shoot in Natural Simple Style"

Axela Frank

Performance by Axela Frank (PL)

"Maternity photo shoot"

Daniela Ursache

Performance by Daniela Ursache (RO)

"Posing on the beanbag or table"

Coffee break

for everybody

Elena Parfinchuk

Lecture by Elena Parfinchuk (UA)

"Organization of an impeccable workplace. How to properly plan your workspace and select props and accessories for newborn photography."

Vika Ray

Lecture by Vika Ray (UA)

"How to find yourself and succeed as a maternity photographer. A maternity photo shoot from behind the scenes. How to undress a model in 5 minutes."

Grand Finale banquet

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

Olümpia

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia warmly welcomes you in the city heart of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Its palette of proven quality services and cosy hotel environs tailored to your satisfaction make it the best choice for Newborn Festival

F.A.Q

  • The Newborn Festival will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, on May 12 and 13. The Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia will serve as the location for all lectures. There will be workshops at Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia and at several Tallinn studios (transfer to and from the studio will be organized).

  • Everybody who is enthusiastic about newborn, maternity, and lifestyle photography is welcome at the Newborn Festival.

  • On the website's navigation, click the "Schedule" or "Speakers" links.

  • On the website's navigation, click the "Buy Tickets" link.

  • The two-day lectures and coffee/tea breaks with snacks are all included in the fee. If not specified, lodging costs, meals (breakfast and dinner) and workshops are NOT included in the participation fees.

  • We accept VISA, Mastercard, and other well-known credit cards. We also accept bank transfers as payment. If you prefer to make a bank transfer payment - please get in touch with us at support@newbornfest.com.

  • Please contact our Customer Service team at support@newbornfest.com

  • Registration for the workshops will be open in 2023.

  • Yes, you can.

  • If you are attending the festival with a colleague and wish to share a hotel room with her, please notify us via email at support@newbornfest.com. If we do not hear from you regarding your hotel stay, you will be assigned to a room with a colleague of the same gender.

  • Yes. You can immediately make your first payment. The second payment is due on January 10, 2023. The third payment is due on February 10, 2023. The fourth payment is due on March 10, 2023.

  • Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions by contacting our Customer Service team at support@newbornfest.com.

  • The event has a limited number of participants. You can purchase a ticket at any time as long as there are seats available.

  • Come prepared with notes and possible questions you would like to ask the speakers. You can bring your laptops, tablets, mobile phones to the conference room. WiFi will be made available in the conference room which you can use to access the case study presentations.

  • The festival will feature speakers from Estonia, Poland, Germany, Ukraine, and Romania. The English translation of all lectures and workshops will be provided.

  • The dress code is smart casual, as it is for any business meeting. Because conference rooms can get chilly due to air conditioning, we recommend dressing in layers for your comfort.


  • From Tallinn Airport

    By bus:

    From the Lennujaam stop, take bus 2, 121, 132, 135, 138, or 214 to the Sossimägi stop. Switch to bus 54 and get off at the Hotell Olümpia stop, just 100m from our hotel.

    By tram:

    The tram stop is located on the city side of the passenger terminal of the airport. Take tram 4 to the Paberi stop and walk just 550 m to the hotel.

    By car:

    Drive via Tallinn–Tartu–Võru–Luhamaa/Route 2 for a quick 3.4-kilometer trip to the hotel.


    From Port of Tallinn

    By bus:

    Take bus 2 from the Reisisadam stop to the Tornimäe stop and walk 250 meters to the hotel.

    By tram:

    Walk to Linnahall where you can catch Tram 1 to Hobujaama. Then walk 600 meters to the hotel's entrance.

    On foot:

    Walk to the hotel from the Port of Tallinn in under half an hour.


    From Tallinn Train Station

    By bus:

    Take a bus from the train station to Kivisilla Stop and then walk 300 meters to the hotel.

    On foot:

    This lovely 20-minute walk will take you past Tallinn's Old Town and many unique landmarks.

  • If you have any questions about your tickets, please contact Customer Service at (+372) 55599546 between 09:00 and 18:00 EET (GMT +02:00) or email support@newbornfest.com.

  • If you have any questions about the Newborn Festival program or lectures, please email support@newbornfest.com.

  • Newborn Fest is a professional event. Children under the age of 16, including infants, are not permitted at any time during the festival lectures or workshops. Children aged 16 to 18 must have their own festival ticket.

  • Certificates of participation in the festival and workshops will be emailed to you within a few days of the festival's conclusion.

  • The Newborn Festival tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the Newborn Festival due to unforeseen circumstances, you may sell your ticket to another person. Please notify us in this case by email. You can also tell us if you are unable to attend the Newborn festival, and we will make your ticket available to other participants via social media. The festival organizers are not required to sell your ticket, but we will do our best to assist you. If we are forced to cancel a Newborn Festival due to an Act of God or COVID, we will refund your festival ticket payments but will not be responsible for any expenses incurred for non-refundable airline tickets or other costs.

Buy Tickets

Payment for attendance in group morning workshops is not included in the ticket price.
Workshop attendance is separately charged.

Standard Access
340 €

  • Access to all 11 lectures (15 hours)
  • 5 real-time mini-workshops on a stage
  • All lectures and workshops in English
  • Coffee breaks
  • Access to the Newborn and Baby Props Fair
  • Certificate of participation
  • Grand finale banquet with all festival speakers and participants
  • Standard twin room with a colleague of the same gender at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia (with two separate beds) 11-14.05.2023
  • Use of the hotel's pool and saunas (07:00-11:00 daily)
  • Breakfasts
  • Dinner 12.05.2023

or pay in 2 (two) installments

Pro Access
390 €

  • Access to all 11 lectures (15 hours)
  • 5 real-time mini-workshops on a stage
  • All lectures and workshops in English
  • Coffee breaks
  • Access to the Newborn and Baby Props Fair
  • Certificate of participation
  • Grand finale banquet with all festival speakers and participants
  • Standard twin room with a colleague of the same gender at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia (with two separate beds) 11-14.05.2023
  • Use of the hotel's pool and saunas (07:00-11:00 daily)
  • Breakfasts
  • Dinner 12.05.2023

or pay in 2 (two) installments

Premium Access
630 €

  • Access to all 11 lectures (15 hours)
  • 5 real-time mini-workshops on a stage
  • All lectures and workshops in English
  • Coffee breaks
  • Access to the Newborn and Baby Props Fair
  • Certificate of participation
  • Grand finale banquet with all festival speakers and participants
  • Standard twin room with a colleague of the same gender at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia (with two separate beds) 11-14.05.2023
  • Use of the hotel's pool and saunas (07:00-11:00 daily)
  • Breakfasts
  • Dinner 12.05.2023

or pay in 2 (two) installments