Newborn Photography Conferences – The 2020 List

Education is the foundation of the newborn photography industry, and we are lucky enough to have several newborn photography conferences to choose from every year.

We’ve rounded up some options for you to explore in 2020!

Multiple Countries

Baby and Kid Congress
An International Conference and Trade Show for Maternity, Newborn, Children and Family Professional Photographers, featuring local and international teachers and exhibitors.

Where: Buenos Aires
When: Oct 11-14, 2019 (2020 dates TBA)
Cost: ~$175 USD congress entry plus $35-400 per workshop

Where: Santiago
When: Sept 5-9, 2020
Cost: $260 USD congress entry plus extra per workshop

Where: Stuttgart
When: Oct 25-27, 2019 (2020 dates TBA)
Cost: ~$220 USD congress entry plus $606 per workshop

Where: Milan
When: Feb 4-7, 2020
Cost: ~$617 USD congress entry plus $662 per workshop

Where: Mexico City
When: May 29-31, 2020
Cost: $150 USD congress entry plus $600-$800 per workshop

Paraguay: 2020 dates and fees TBA

Where: Warsaw
When: May 12-14, 2020
Cost: ~$220 USD congress entry plus $524-$772 per workshop

Where: Lisbon
When: Feb 27-29, 2020
Cost: ~$165 USD congress entry plus $441-$606 per workshop

Where: Bucharest
When: Nov 7-10, 2019 (2020 dates TBA)
Cost: ~$187 USD congress entry plus $463-$496 per workshop

Where: Málaga
When: Jan 15-18, 2020
Cost: ~$606-$772 USD per workshop

Where: Atlanta, GA
When: Apr 24-26, 2020
Cost: $800 USD


Thinking Outside the Womb
These newborn safety workshops, presented by the Academy of Newborn Photography (ANP), teach posing and workflows that are based on the physiology of newborns and creating the safest possible environment for newborn sessions.
Where: Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth
When: October 26, 2019 (Melbourne) and November 27, 2019 (Brisbane)
2020 dates to be announced
Cost: $489 (USD)

United Kingdom

The Newborn and Portrait Show
Europe’s largest and premier specialist photography show for all maternity, newborn and child photographers.
Where: Coventry, England
When: May 18-19, 2020
Cost: Free entry to tradeshow, Seminars and Workshops range from ~$140 -$600 USD each


Belly Baby and Beyond
A two day event for photographers of all levels who want to learn, network and educate themselves in the early stages of a human life.
Where: 2020 Venue TBA
When: 2020 Dates TBA
Cost: $997 (2019 fees)

Click Away
Click Away is an immersive three day conference for photographers with 48 photography instructors, 130+ classes to choose from, plus fun, learning and connections.
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: March 6-8, 2020
Cost: $199, $699, and $1099 USD

Imaging USA
The longest-running photography conference, trade show, and exhibit in the USA, drawing 10,000 working photographers each year.
Where: Nashville, TN
When: Jan 16-21, 2020
Cost: $279 – $409 USD

Newborn and Beyond Retreat
An all-inclusive retreat where like minded colleagues who are passionate about photography can come together in an intimate setting and bond, learn, and create lasting memories.
Where: Pigeon Forge, TN
When: Aug 19-24, 2020
Cost: $2,000 USD

A regional gathering of professional photographers, featuring presentations on business, art and technique as well as hands-on demonstrations and model shoots.
Where: 2020 Venue TBA
When: 2020 Dates TBA
Cost: $175- $250 (2019 fees)

The Reset Conference
A boutique photography conference, specifically, a weekend getaway focused on providing the business education you need and a creative community you can lean on.
Where: Lexington, KY
When: March 28-29, 2020
Cost: $475 USD

A conference with lectures, live demonstrations and hands-on classes where you can network with peers and work side-by-side with some of the leading professional photographers and educators in the world.
Where: St Louis, MO
When: April 14-15, 2020
Cost: $149 – $299 USD

The largest show in the USA for professional, amateur and emerging wedding and portrait photographers and filmmakers. Some newborn and maternity content are included.
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: Feb 23-27, 2020
Cost: $299 USD conference pass, plus classes and workshops from $119-$249 each

And….an online option!

newborn retreat

The Milky Way’s {online} Newborn Retreat series
For many, the cost of going to an in-person conference is prohibitive, especially when factoring in airline tickets, meals and accommodation, not to mention the lost time in your business.

And many newborn and maternity photographers are also parents, which means that they may not be able to leave their family behind for an extended period of time.

That’s why we create the Milky Way’s {online} Newborn Retreat series – where you have the opportunity to learn posing, wrapping, styling, marketing and editing from some of the most adored and respected newborn and maternity instructors in the industry today.

Because it is an online experience, you can learn on your own schedule, at your own speed, in the comfort of your own home. No travel required!

And what’s more, since you can download them, you have access to these teaching videos for life. That means you don’t have to remember everything or rely on extensive notes – simply come back to rewatch as many times as you want.

Over 14,230 students have experienced the Milky Way Retreats and Classes.

Will you be next?

2020 {online} Newborn Retreat

When: January 28th – Feb 17th, 2020
Where: In the comfort of your own home!
Hop on the VIP list to be notified of the pre-sale!

(For a limited time, you can still get instant access to the 2019 {online} Newborn Retreat collection! See details here)

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