Pebbles and Polka Dots Photography and Meg Bitton Souls.Imagined Photography New York/New Jersey 2014 Fall retreat

Meg Bitton, Souls.Imagined and Pebbles and Polka Dots Photography have teamed up AGAIN to bring you an amazing Fall retreat in 2014 that will change your photography  forever. At this workshop,  we will be setting up scenes NEVER seen before with props exclusive to this workshop. All newborn props and model clothing will be one of a kind.

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 halo of forest trees, and learn how to capture your newborn in nature.

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.  Watch our workflow as we go from shot to shot with the newborn and his/her parents. Walk with us as we explore the grounds and how we choose where to shoot and which props to use. Watch our soothing techniques, and how to get the newborn session completed smoothly. No more struggles with lighting and where to place your subject to find that wow effect. Do you wish you could get those gorgeous glowing photos 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 maternity, newborn, and child sessions. 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.


September 19th-21st 2014- New York City/ Englewood, NJ (all the newborns will be shot outdoors for this workshop with natural light)

Tuition : $4000

There is a $1000 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot, the remainder will be due 8 weeks before your scheduled workshop date

Class Length : 3 day, 2 night retreat

Class Size : up to 12 attendees

Local airport and hotel information will be given to you once you sign up for the workshop.



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

• 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, newborn soothing techniques

• 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, newborn posing and workflow

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

• Post processing your images into art


Retreat schedule:

Day 1:

3pm – Meet and greet with Mary and Meg, session prep, camera settings and what gear to be using when

4pm – Head out into the streets of NYC to shoot a Maternity session like never before

7pm – Dinner with Mary and Meg



Day 2:

10am – 3pm – Shoot 2 full newborn session with Mary in the woods.

Lunch will be served

3pm – 5:30pm – child session in the woods surrounded by fall leaves

5:30pm – 8:30pm A sit down reserved private dinner with Mary and Meg and questions and answers




Day 3:

9am-12:30pm Full Post processing and editing with Mary, and Meg Bitton. Learn how they both achieve their own looks. We will also cover Marketing and getting your business to where you would like it to be.



Please email Mary or Meg at  to grab a retreat seat to one of the 3 US locations for 2014.

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


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