Diana Baker’s Online Baby Photography Class a Hit

For new mothers across the world the coronavirus crisis has thrown a major spanner in the works of what should be a time of celebration and bonding with their newborn child, Conor Matchett writes for the Edinburgh Evening News. However, New Zealand businesswoman Diana Baker, 40, who lives in Edinburgh, has set up a do-it-yourself course on how to take professional photographer style pictures and has offered it to new mothers completely for free.

Baker runs Diana Baker Photography in Castlebrae and was as busy as she had ever been prior to the coronavirus outbreak.

The photographer soon had mothers breaking down in tears over the phone due to not being able to have the perfect photo of their new child, something which inspired Baker to record some tips for new parents, Matchett reports for the Evening News.

Fast forward a week and the course has been taken more than 6500 times and has led to pictures being taken by parents across Scotland and the United Kingdom but also as far away as Spain, Norway and the United States.

The course teaches mothers to take professional style pictures using their iPhone and other items around the house, with no need for specialist kit.

Baker said: “I had mums crying down the phone to me that they were not going to have pictures and I just wanted to have a resource there to do what I can to help support brand new mums.

“I’ve had pictures sent to me from Portugal and Australia, and I have had mums saying they now have got something to focus on they can do it. It has gone absolutely crazy amazing.”

Original article by Conor Matchett, Edinburgh Evening News, April 13, 2020.

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