Have you seen Svetlana VanKempen’s work yet? Not only does she photograph newborns, but she also photographs her own kids. Her work is very serene and magical—take a look at the image above or go over to Svetlana’s Instagram to see what we mean!

1.) Can you tell us a little bit about your photo?

This image was taken at the arboretum. It is one of our favorite places to visit (even though it is over an hour drive from our house), it’s absolutely beautiful and educational too. Generally, I let the kids run around and explore, while I take pictures of my “moving targets”. Once in a while, I try to stop and pose them, because I do want images where I can see their faces, and they are connecting with the camera (and therefore the viewer). Those images make for good prints to share with grandparents.

2.) What gear/software did you use to create this image?

I used Canon 5D mark III, and Canon 85mm f/1.8 lens to capture this image. Then I used Photoshop CC for post processing.

3.) What do you like to photograph?

Right now I do a lot of portrait work, but I love photographing nature as well, from landscapes to humming birds and everything in between (I even photographed mosquitoes LOL).

4.)  Were you inspired by a KelbyOne class or instructor to create this image? If so, which class or instructor inspired you?

This image was not inspired by any particular class, but I would have to say the result is a combination of all the classes I have watched on KelbyOne.

5.) What’s your favorite class on KelbyOne and why?

I don’t think I can pick a favorite class. I just logged in and looked at my account, and I have 160 bookmarked classes. I have been a member since the NAPP days, and I love the variety of classes KelbyOne offers. If I wanted to do concert photography, I can search for a class on KelbyOne, watch it, and have a solid starting point in no time.

Don’t miss out on more of Svetlana’s work—follow her on Instagram and check out her website.