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Newborn Retreat

2024 Newborn Retreat

26 of the industry's best newborn & maternity photographers are joining forces to share their secrets with you on...

Newborn posing + workflows (so you can create your own)

Wrapping and styling ideas (discover the latest creative techniques)

Fine-art maternity posing & editing

Outdoor maternity sessions for couples & families (showcasing a storytelling connection)

In-home lifestyle newborn sessions
(and creating legacy film videos)
Editing techniques ...and so much more!
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$397 USD sale: $347 USD

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Master the art of newborn & maternity photography

(...all from the comfort of home)

Plus join our POSITIVE community for ongoing support.

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No need to book childcare or pay for expensive airfare—
stay home in your comfy pants and le
arn new posing, lighting, wrapping + styling ideas to elevate your work, bring more creativity to your sessions and feel more confident than ever.

"Worth every penny"
Still my favorite retreats worth every penny year after year. I still learn and grow with every session

Sanj Photo

"Transformed my images"
In the last 2 years the newborn retreat has completely transformed my newborn images and I can’t wait to see what I learn in this retreat 😁

Gemini Imagery

"Love the little gems"
I have been photographing newborns for 8 years now & still feel I have so much to learn. Always love your retreats & the little gems I glean from them.

Zoë

"Push me to the next level"
I've done retreats in the past and they always seem to push me to the next level. I cannot wait for this retreat,

Haley

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You'll enjoy lifetime access to all 26 classes...

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Jessica Guzman Barrios-min

Working with Monochromatic Themes

 

Jessica
Guzman Barrios

One of Jessica's all-time favorite colors to work with is cream! Learn how she mixes textures and different creams to make beautiful set ups with variety.

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Ambreia Turner-min

Become a One Light Wonder: Maternity Portraits With One Light

 

Ambreia
Turner

If you've been intimidated by studio lighting, fear not! This introductory class will show you how to elevate your maternity portraits with just one light!

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Zahara Mehta-min

Unique Table Poses

 

Zahara Mehta

Discover creative ways to incorporate parents’ hands and wraps to create unique poses in your sessions that parents love

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Lela Richardson-min

Vanity Fair Inspired Maternity Motherhood

 

Lela
Richardson

Showcasing the elegance of motherhood, discover Lela's secrets in creating fine-art portraits

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Maxine mcLellan-min

Transitional Prop Posing

 

Maxine McLellan

Learn Maxine's techniques on how to pose a newborn baby in a bed prop, bucket prop & wrapped up in a basket.

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Nicole DeHoff-min

Studio & Outdoor Fine-Art Maternity


Nicole
DeHoff

Watch Nicole style, light, pose, and edit a fine-art studio maternity session and navigate through an outdoor maternity session

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Family Maternity with Young Children


Shannon
McTighe

Learn Shannon's best tips for family maternity sessions, including going with the flow when little ones are not into it.

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Tiffany Crenshaw-min

Newborn Storytelling Sessions with Older Babies

 

Tiffany Crenshaw

Newborn photography can’t always take place in the first 7-10 days. Get a behind the scenes look at how to create a beautiful, emotive in-home session with babies at any stage.

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Tara Bergman-min

Studio Newborn Workflow


Tara
Bergman

Go behind-the-scenese with Tara to discover her newborn workflow, incorporating wraps and props.

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Maximizing Family/Siblings Posing with Newborn


Carlos &
Cristina
Meraz

Learn how to maximize newborn posing with family and siblings, including discovering Carlos and Cristina's swaddling technique, simple and easy posing as well as lighting and editing.

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Amy Dangerfield-min

Getting Started with Documentary Newborn Photography


Amy
Dangerfield

In this course, you will learn what documentary photography is and why it is important to tell real life stories about new parenthood. Amy will walk you through her workflow from gear choices all the way to culling and editing to curate a visual story.

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Cassandra Daly

Snuggly Siblings in Studio


Cassandra
Daly

Discover how to bring together siblings and photograph their bond in the best way possible. From wrapping through to editing, learn how Cassandra creates her signature sibling portraits that are a big seller. Gain the confidence to head into your next newborn/sibling shoot with the tools needed to create something magical.

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Kayleigh Ashworth-min

Working with an Older Newborn

 

Kayleigh Ashworth

Why limit yourself, and your potential clients, by photographing newborns only up to 14 days old? Break the mold by becoming more confident in working with older newborns! In this tutorial discover four setups with an adorable 7 1/2-week-old newborn... from wrapping, soothing, and even an edit.

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Maria Lindberg-min

Fine-Art Outdoor Maternity

 

Maria
Lindberg

Follow along on a fine art maternity session out in the woods and watch Maria do a fine-art edit on one of the photos from the session. Maria shares posing tips, how she works with natural light, background and framing.

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Melissa Arlena Jeffcoat-min

SEO for Newborn & Maternity Photographers

Melissa Arlena Jeffcoat

Melissa is going to teach you all about turning your website into a lead generating machine. We will cover how to get found on Google and the best ways to drive traffic from ideal clients ready to book!

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Rivka Singer-min

Prop-Focused Newborn Sessions with Variety

Rivka
Singer

Join Rivka to learn how to efficiently flow through a prop-focused newborn session, incorporating variety & natural elements. Newborn bed, bucket, bucket on a chair, heart,  bowl, and toe-peeking wrap, in under 3 hours.

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Natasha Simpson-min

Working with Props & Colour

 

Natasha Simpson

Working with flow posing, learn how to incorporate a mixture of props and colours to achieve different setups in one.

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Newborn Keep-Sake Films

Dorte Kjaerulff

Discover how to quickly and easily add a little behind-the-scenes keep-sake film to your newborn session. This could be a great upsell, a delightful bonus surprise, excellent marketing content for your business, and of course perfect if you have your own baby too. Learn how to get going with the gear you already have, what footage to record, and things to consider when editing your film.
Video (and video editing) has a bit of a scary technical feel, but she's here to show you there is a super simple way.

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Annie Nelson-min

In-home Lifestyle Newborn Sessions


Annie
Nelson

Come behind-the-scenes for an in-home newborn session followed by an editing video to see Annie's process.

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Elevating your Studio Sessions with Digital Backgrounds

 

Olguta
Goddard

Come behind-the-scenes to a studio session in which Olguta covers the important aspects of photographing with digital backgrounds in mind, as well as editing workflow (and tips +tricks!) for digital composites

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Josie Tan-min

Twin Posing Workflow

 

Josie
Tan

Joise will break down different poses perfect for twin sessions.

Editing shown - yes

Denise Jackson-min

Go with the Flow - Newborn Table Posing


Denise
Jackson

Denise will show you how to achieve a beautiful gallery that the families adore without putting unrealistic expectations on the baby or yourself- this allows for a stress free "Go With The Flow" table posing flow!

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Karli Braaten-min

The 1-2-3 Method of Posing

 

Karli
Braaten

Keep your posing fresh using the 1-2-3 method. Not only will it help you be effective and creative with your posing, but you'll create unique images each time. 

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Kellie Golden-min

Incorporating Family into your Maternity Sessions

Kellie
Golden

Join me as I show you how to incorporate your client's partner and older siblings into their maternity sessions.

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Sherida Rae Taylor-min

Couples Maternity: Infusing Emotion & Connection

 

Sherida Rae Taylor

Join Sherida as she guides you through an emotive couples maternity session; followed by a solo maternity session and editing class.

Editing shown - yes

Linsley Schneider-min

In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Sessions with Young Siblings

Linsley Schneider

Discover Linsley's workflow for lifestyle newborn sessions for families with young siblings, beginning with how she prepares parents for their session all the way through to the delivery of their gallery. See the prep emails she uses, behind-the-scenes at an in-home lifestyle newborn session with young siblings, and how she edits, and delivers her galleries - including a consult with a family via Zoom.

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

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1. It all happens online.

Get every lesson
from every instructor—
ready with the click of a mouse any time you want to watch.

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2. Learn on YOUR schedule 

You can watch (and rewatch) as much as you wish! Prioritize what sounds interesting & exciting to you, move on to other lessons when you’re ready for more.

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3. Connect in Community

Connect with fellow retreaters inside our private group.  It's a safe + drama free place to grow!

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Newborn Retreat

Save $50!

$397 USD

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26 Talented Instructors | Lifetime Access

Check out these student glow-ups… 

Will we be sharing yours next?

You’ve got what it takes…

it just doesn’t always feel like it.

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And guess what? That’s okay

But those big dreams you have for your newborn photography business are totally possible

you just might need a little help along the way. 

Whether you’re feeling eager to keep learning at any phase in your career, or if you’re overwhelmed & confused with little details that sneak up on you and add stress during your shoots, or like you’re stuck in a rut and you just need a little inspiration to shake you out of your funk …

There’s no shame in any of it.

But the boatload of hours you’re spending scrolling social media, comparing yourself to other photographers, second-guessing your work while you try to figure out what they know that you don’t…

it’s not getting you anywhere—at least not anywhere good.

You're on the right track though.

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Hi. I'm Lisa.

~ founder of The Milky Way and newborn photographer of more than a decade over at Milk & Honey Photography … 

Now … if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my newborn photography career, it’s that the more I’m exposed to other artists—the freer I feel to be myself and develop my own personal style ...

… the more I develop my own best practices based on the tips I gather from a bunch of different sources ...

And the better my work gets.

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What it Doesn't mean...

That doesn’t mean comparing your work side-by-side with someone who’s been in the business longer, has way more experience, and has probably clocked a lot more hours of expert education than you …

It doesn’t mean becoming a copycat, and just mimicking what you see your Internet Icons doing, so you become a dupe of their work, instead of confidently standing in your own identity …

And it definitely doesn’t mean spending your precious time going down endless Youtube rabbit trails trying to piece together bits and pieces of free information when you discover another thing you didn’t know you didn’t know.

Instead it means...

Comparing your work today with your work from the past—taking time to celebrate and acknowledge how much you’ve grown

Drawing inspiration from photographers you admire, letting your creativity lead the way as you develop your unique style. . 

Committing to your development—learning something new every day, and practicing your skills to get better with time.

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And sure, while you run your business with a messy bun on your head and a hot cup of coffee in hand—

You deserve to feel confident in yourself,
strong in your skills, and proud of the priceless memories you create for your clients. 

That means between shooting, editing, tackling your to-do list, and actually living your personal life, you need a source of inspiration, encouragement, and growth that’s reliable, safe, and drama-free. 

That’s exactly why we created The {online} Newborn Retreat

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“I was looking for the right way of doing things, instead I found permission to do things the way that worked for me.”

~Newborn Retreat alumna turned instructor, Kelly Goggin

The {online} Newborn Retreat brings together a diverse group of photographers from all over the world to teach techniques & topics through the specific lens of newborn photography.

“What I realized was that everyone was doing things so differently
- but they were all successful.


If you’re open & teachable, when you attend the {online} Newborn Retreat,
you get so much more than what you think you need."

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Newborn Retreat

Save $50!

$397 USD

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26 Talented Instructors | Lifetime Access

You could pay a similar price for just ONE in-depth lesson … 

Or, you could can enjoy classes from 26 amazing photographers that you can
revisit time & again as you need it in your business. 

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Our students have shared countless success stories … 

What will YOUR story be?

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Because of the digital nature of The {Online} Newborn Retreat, we don’t offer a money-back guarantee.  Just like an in-person conference, there will be some that are more applicable than others. But the artist you are today is different than the one you'll be a year from now, so your learning needs will also shift. 

How to know if the {Online} Newborn Retreat is right for you:

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You’re watching what other photographers are doing to see if you can discover something new. You enjoy trying new approaches and learning new techniques

You’ve been doing this for a while, but if you’re honest, you feel a little stuck and you're in a bit of a creative rut.

You’re just getting started, and while you’ve got a creative vision for your work, it’s the actual posing, wrapping, lighting, and editing you want some instruction on to boost your confidence.

Q U E S T I O N S   A B O U T   T H E   N E W B O R N   R E T R E A T ? 

Here’s what we know to be true:

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"..a game-changer!"

The only Retreat you can pause, rewind, & rewatch
- any time you like, as many times as you want.

Instead of trying to soak up and retain as much in-person education as you can, or devoting countless hours to fluff-filled DIY education videos, dig into value-packed education from some of the top names in newborn photography …developed with YOU in mind.

And, while you’re at it, quit feeling like you’re all by yourself on the journey—and join the drama-free community of other newborn photographers ready to cheer you on and champion you in your business as you do the same for them.

Over 27,500 students have experienced our online retreats + classes...

will you be next?

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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!)

2024 {online}

Newborn Retreat

Save $50!

$397 USD

2024NewbornRetreat-Showcase

26 Talented Instructors | Lifetime Access

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