Pebbles and Polka Dots Photography & Meg Bitton, Souls. Imagined June 2013 Summer Retreat NJ

Meg Bitton, Souls.Imagined and Pebbles and Polka Dots Photography have teamed up to bring you this 3 day, 2 night 2013 Summer retreat workshop that will change your photography forever.  Meg and Mary are so excited to release the details on this amazing retreat celebrating the art of capturing the soul from where it begins to where it flourishes. Join us for this event as we explore maternity, newborn and child photography under the glow of the summer sun.

Are you struggling with posing your pregnant client and creating comfort so she’ll reveal bare skin? This retreat will help you create an artistic photo of that Mama and not just take a photo of her belly. Feel confident before the session even starts after learning what I have to deliver.  Get comfortable with shooting a newborn outdoors and watch my workflow as we go from shot to shot with the newborn and his/her parents. Walk with me as we explore the grounds and how I choose where to shoot and which props to use. Watch my outdoor soothing techniques, and how to get the newborn session completed smoothly. No more struggles with lighting and where to place it to find that wow effect. Do you wish you could get those gorgeous glowing photos, silhouette shots, and flowing fabric shots and not sure where to start? Wish you could try new angles and techniques? This is the workshop for you!!!

Be confident in offering outdoor maternity, newborn, and child sessions. You don’t need a studio to have a complete newborn session that will blow your clients away. Book more newborns by getting your name out there with the expectant Mamas in your area. Increase your income by offering gorgeous Maternity packages to your Newborn sessions! And ultimately book way more newborns when future clients see how amazing your outdoor newborn photos are.

Carry all that into your childrens sessions as well. Learn from the most beautiful child photographer there is, Meg Bitton. Capture your clients in their essence of themselves. Get away from all that posing and smiling at the camera. Let the children dance, play and run free and learn how to get the portraits that make your clients squeal with delight and want to order prints as large as the come.

Well, we have set a weekend aside in June to mentor YOU!

This is a 3 day retreat with only 12 attendees in each to ensure everyone gets their space, their moment, their shots, their questions answered.



Retreat dates for NJ: June 28th, 29th, and 30th

Location : We will be staying both nights at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Englewood NJ and shooting in the local area. Fields, Woods, and waterway

Tuition : $4800 (which includes your 2 night stay in Crowne Plaza and includes lunch and dinner together each day and dinner on Saturday evening

There is a $1200 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot and the remainder is due by May 1st, 2013

Class Length : 3 day, 2 night retreat

Class Size : 12 attendees

Airport : Newark NJ (EWR) or Laguardia in NY (LGA) are 30mins from the hotel

Where to stay:  Your room will be covered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Englewood NJ


What the workshop will cover:

• Prepping your Mama-to be, Newborn, Child and parents ahead of time for their session

• What to have them wear, what you should supply for the session and have in your own bag on location

• Posing that gorgeous Mama, expecting couples, Newborn family, Newborn alone, Children, and children with parents. Using your camera as the frame

• Lighting, and manipulating natural light outdoors

• Using your enviornment outdoors and illuminating that Mama-to-be, and posing that Newborn in props,  capturing him/her and children in nature

• Get that Mama to feel comfortable in her own skin

• Learn how to work closely with your clients to wardrobe children to produce timeless images

• White balance in camera, nailing that shot

• Learn Meg’s shooting formula that enables you to produce a full gallery of unique images even with the most difficult child

• Angles, lighting, and composition of your photo to bring that Mama to shine

• Prep for your sessions. Props for the Mama-to-be and also the Newborn

• Getting the children to be natural in front of the camera. Shooting from your soul

• Composite shots with a newborn, and how to get those hammock and hanging shots with keeping baby 100% safe

• Learn unique shooting tricks to help you achieve the storytelling images you strive for

• Post processing your images into art



Retreat schedule:


Day 1:  June 28th

6pm – 8:30pm  – Meet and Greet with Mary and Meg, discuss schedule for following day and equipment check


Day 2: June 29th

6am – 8am: Shoot a sunrise Maternity session in a field

8am-10am – Head back to the hotel for Breakfast

10am-11am – Break, self enrichment time

11am – 1pm – Post processing images from beginning to end with Pebbles and Polka Dots Photography  (I will teach all the Post processing with PS Elements as it is all the same is CS5 but I realize not everyone uses that) & Lunch will be provided during this time

1pm- 1:30pm – Travel to outdoor wooded location

1:30pm-4pm : Outdoor newborn session in the woods

4pm – 5:30pm Dinner

5:30pm – 8:30pm Outdoor sunset child sessions with Meg Bitton

9pm – Sundaes at the hotel with Post processing from Meg Bitton



Day 3: June 30th –

10am – Breakfast

11am-noon Q and A with Mary from Pebbles and Polka Dots Photography

noon- 1pm Q and A with Meg Bitton, Souls. Imagined



Please email Mary or Meg at  to grab a retreat seat. These will go fast, the workshop is already 1/2 full so don’t hesitate.

Do it for yourself, do it for your business. Do it for your soul. xo


Amelia - March 26, 2013 - 6:40 pm

What is the equipment and skill requirement for this workshop and other workshops that you may have in the future? I absolutely love all of the work by both of you!! Hope to hear back from you soon, thank you!

Sarah - March 29, 2013 - 11:31 pm

Aaaaahhh!! Two of my favorite photogs together. Geez I wish I could afford this workshop. Whoever gets to participate is sure to be abundantly blessed. Have fun!!

alisha wortham - April 2, 2013 - 3:16 am

just incase;)

Dayna Lyn - May 9, 2013 - 1:25 pm

I hope you ladies team up again, because I would absolutely love to learn from you both!!! Maybe come to the Midwest *hint hint* *wink wink* :)

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