Our most popular learning experience for newborn + maternity photographers is back!


 

2021 {online}

Newborn Retreat

January 21st - February 10th, 2021

Regular: $347 USD
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Education + Inspiration

(...all from the comfort of home)

Our incredible group of new (and returning!) instructors are bringing all new content to the 2021 Newborn Retreat!

  • Learn newborn posing + styling ideas (to elevate your work and bring more creativity to your sessions) 
  • Discover unique newborn wrapping techniques (perfect for in-studio or in-home sessions) 
  • Level up your maternity posing and lighting (so you can help your clients feel confident and your sessions run smoother)

     

    ...and so much more!
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"Love the wide array of instructors!"

Meet Your Teachers

(To see full class description, hover over the teacher)

To view class details, click on teacher.

2021NewbornRetreatInstructor-Angelica Lawson-Sam-min

Angelica Lawson Sam

All Wrapped Up Petite Newborn Sessions

Do petite newborn sessions exist? Yes! By using five different go-to wraps, Angelica shows you some easy transitions to ultimately fill your gallery with beautiful images in the most time efficient manner.


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Michelle McKay

In-home Photographic Artistry in Low Light

In this class, Michelle introduces you to the beauty of in-home newborn photography, and guides you on how to meet the challenges of shooting in unfamiliar spaces where low light can be a challenge.


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Shan Fisher

Timeless Newborn Photography

Discover how Shan creates her signature timeless white style and storytelling newborn photos in a streamlined workflow. She covers lighting, camera settings, and posing as well as how to establish superior customer relations.


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2021NewbornRetreatInstructor-Claudia Aguilar-min

Claudia Aguilar

Transitional Prop Posing

Go behind-the-scenes with Claudia into her studio where she'll guide you through her transitional prop poses. 

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2021NewbornRetreatInstructor-Joanna Booth-min

Joanna Booth

How to Create Regal Fine Art Maternity Portraits

In this class, Joanna will show you how to create regal fine art maternity portraits within a budget. She will also share her lighting tips and tricks as well as an abridged editing demonstration that will help photographers gain insight into the magic she creates.


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2021NewbornRetreatInstructor-Charlotte Gamache-min

Charlotte Gamache

Creative Wrapping

Learn how Charlotte provides a variety of wrapped looks in her sessions with 3 different wrapping techniques. She also discusses the different types of wraps she uses and what material works best for each wrapping style.


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2021NewbornRetreatInstructor-Zakeya Smith-min

Zakeya Smith

Instagram Marketing 

In this session, Zakeya will be sharing her top strategies when it comes to marketing on Instagram when you have a small following.

Walk away with actionable tips on how to generate referrals and bookings from social.

 

 

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Natasha Ince

Three Go-To Maternity Poses

Natasha shares the 3 maternity poses she uses in every single session, that can be customized for every client. You will see how she lights and styles these 3 poses with a live model, with valuable tips to help you master them.


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2021NewbornRetreatInstructor-Denise Urness-min

Denise Urness

Beehive Wrap with Bucket Posing

Denise first shows us the secrets behind the beautiful beehive wrap, and then how to set up, light, and shoot an overhead bucket pose using this wrap. As a bonus, she will also show the editing of the resulting image.


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Jasmin Jade

Golden Hour Maternity Session

Join Jasmin on location for a magical maternity session at golden hour, and learn how she shoots to portray the expectant mother as a powerful woman, focusing on the special connection between her and her unborn child.


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Tanha Basile

Family Workflow to Maximize Sales

A behind-the-scenes look with Tanha showing her newborn with family session posing workflow that maximizes session sales.


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Cristina Meraz (Carlos Meraz)

Newborn Wrapping with Aerial Bowl Posing

Discover C&C's signature bowl posing and wrapping technique they perfect straight-out-of-camera. They'll share how to style/create the set, swaddle and pose newborns for the bowl and how to light, shoot and get the best angles.


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2021NewbornRetreatInstructor-Lisa DiGeso-min

Lisa DiGeso

Intentional Parent Posing

Go behind the scenes with Lisa as she shares her favourite newborn parent poses. By listening to baby’s cues and adjusting your game plan, you’ll discover how to create timeless images full of love & connection that parents will love.


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2021NewbornRetreatInstructor-Joanne Widart-min

Joanne Widart

5 Ways to Use Hard Light in Your Maternity Sessions

Joanne shatters the notion that hard light is “bad” by creating stunning maternity portraits, using 5 different lighting schemes that include hard light to create different moods. You will see that there are infinite creative possibilities with hard light!


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2021NewbornRetreatInstructor-Talea Gaw-min

Talea Gaw

Newborn Posing and Workflow with a Base Wrap

In this class, Talea shares her proven newborn posing workflow, and specifically addresses what happens when babies don’t want to do a certain pose. She also shows you her easy and versatile base wrap.


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2021NewbornRetreatInstructor-Elena Ringeisen-min

Elena Ringeisen

Mastering Lightroom & Bringing Your Dream Vision To Life

Let Elena teach you how to master Lightroom with an easy to follow workflow so you can start saving valuable time editing and create work that's a reflection of your style, so you can start attracting ideal clients who truly value your vision!


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2021NewbornRetreatInstructor-Lizzy McMillan-min

Lizzy McMillan

Working with Older Newborns

Learn how to confidently book and photograph older newborns (6-10 weeks)! Lizzy teaches on preparing the parents and her studio for successful sessions with older babies. She will also bring you "behind the scenes" and show how she edits images from start to finish.


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2021NewbornRetreatInstructor-Natalie Houlding-min

Natalie Houlding

Shooting and Posing for Digital Backdrops

Natalie shows you her style of shooting with digital backdrops in mind, while delivering some valuable tips along the way! She covers some important posing techniques, and finishes off with an explanation of her editing techniques in Photoshop.


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2021NewbornRetreatInstructor-Tamarind Spender-min

Tamarind Spender

Transition Posing

Tamarind demonstrates how transition posing creates an efficient newborn workflow for even the fussiest of babies. You will see transitions from a bucket pose, to facing forward on a bed to head on hands on a bean bag!


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2021NewbornRetreatInstructor-Amy Guenther & Lindsey Stock-min

Amy Guenther & Lindsey Stock

Posing Newborn With Family

The Newborn Nerds team dives into newborn posing with families, including how to pose a newborn with siblings, with parents, and with the whole family together.


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2021NewbornRetreatInstructor-Amy McDaniel -min

Amy McDaniel

Posing Transitions (Huck Finn, Reverse Huck Finn, Side Lay)

Join Amy in studio where you'll discover her secrets to seamlessly transition between the Huck Finn, Reverse Huck Finn, and Sidelay newborn poses. Discover tips on best bean positioning and angles.


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"..a game-changer!"

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"Always learn new things..."

New to our Retreats?
Here's how it works...

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1. It all happens online.

Unlike in-person conferences, you don't have to pick which class to go to (you get them ALL!)

And there's no travel required (phew!)

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2. Watch on YOUR schedule 

Once videos are released January 21st, 2021, you can watch (and rewatch) as much as you wish!

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3. Supportive Community*

Teachers will be on hand Jan 21st-Feb 10, 2021 to answer questions related to their class.

(It's a safe + drama-free place to grow!)

"I love being able to go back and reference so many different videos"

 

~ Marion

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"Inspiration and Eduction!"

"I can see so much growth in my work this year.

It not only gave me the confidence to try new things but it also pushed me to rethink my sessions."

 

~ Stefi Jade

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Over 21,000 students have experienced our online retreats + classes...

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With such a wide variety of talent joining us this year to teach, we don’t just get to witness how one person works; we get to see the process from a variety of different photographers.


Because there isn't just ONE way to do things
(and for that I'm grateful!)

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Created by a photographer

for other busy photographers.

If we haven't met yet, I'm Lisa!

When I first got started, I so badly wanted to learn from others. But I couldn't take time away from my family (and business) to travel to in-person events.

Plus...I found my brain could only absorb so much info before what I'm learning goes in one ear and out the other!

Can you relate?

That's exactly why I created the {online} retreat experiences.

So MORE people can enjoy the energy and inspiration that comes from an in-person event (without having to travel!)

Frequently Asked Questions

"Your retreats have been paramount to my learning."

 

~ Cindy Rawlings

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