Creative Retreat – Family Photography | May 2018

Family Photography Workshop Creative Retreat SydneyThis is a unique opportunity to learn from 3 world-renowned instructors, in ONE, comprehensive workshop.

Join Rebecca, Kath and Leah for the Family Photographer’s Creative Retreat.  Set over an entire weekend in the beautiful Blue Mountains, we will cover four of the key subject areas that form part of every Family Photography Studio – Newborns, Sitters, Children and Family. We will work through each stage of the photography shoot – including set-up, posing, prop selection, styling and post-processing. We will cover both studio lighting (for the newborn session) and natural lighting (for the sitters and outdoor shoots). You will receive hands-on assistance to perfect your SOOC image, including camera settings, white balance adjustments, lighting choices and shooting angles.  The photos taken on the day can be used for your own portfolio.

Take the time to invest in YOU  – the Creative Retreat will be a weekend filled with fun, learning, friendship and the BOOST that you need to take your business to the next level.

*Not open to photographers that already teach photography workshops or provide photography-related mentoring (including on-line mentoring/workshops).


All workshop attendees will receive an electronic copy of Rebecca’s 30 page ‘Posing Guide Book’ covering 16 different poses! With extra tips and tricks, this Posing Guide will help you remember everything you learn at the newborn sessions at the Creative Retreat!

Newborn photography posing guide 2018


The Creative Retreat will be held in the beautiful Blue Mountains – located around 1.5 hours from Sydney airport. There is plenty of accommodation options from upscale hotels, to Bread & Breakfast cottages, and vacation houses to rent. We recommend booking accommodation in the area around the towns Wentworth Falls, Leura and Katoomba. We are happy to put attendees in contact with each other if you are interested in sharing a rented house for the weekend (airbnb has many options).


5:00pm – 7:00pm: Meet & Greet Drinks

9:00am – 9:30am: Arrival Welcome / Overview of Format
9:30am – 12:30pm: Group A: Newborn Posing/Lighting with Rebecca
9:30am – 12:30pm: Group B: Sitters Posing/Lighting with Kath
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch (all together)
1:30pm – 2:15pm: Photoshop Editing, Sitters – with Kath
2:15pm – 2:45pm: Introduction to Children/Family Portraits with Leah
3:00pm – 5:00pm: Outdoor Children/Family Shoot with Leah (Location 1)

9:0am – 9:45am: Photoshop Editing, Newborns – with Rebecca
9:45am – 12:45pm: Group B: Newborn Posing/Lighting with Rebecca
9:45am – 12:45pm: Group A: Sitters Posing/Lighting with Kath
12:45pm – 1:45pm: Lunch (all together)
1:45pm – 3:15pm: Photoshop Editing, Children/Family – with Leah
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Outdoor Children/Family Shoot with Leah (Location 2)

** the schedule for the weekend is subject to final confirmation and some changes may be made.


The price for the Creative Retreat is $1799 (subject to the early-booking discount of $100 off). Payment is via the following installments:

  1. The non-refundable deposit of $400 (payable upon registration).
  2. Second installment payment of $700 due 1 March 2018.
  3. Final installment of $699 due 1 May 2018. 

Early-Booking Discount:  Register and pay your deposit by 15 December 2017 and you will receive $100 off the price (the discount will be deducted off the last installment payment). Enter the Code ofnthe Registration Form:  EARLYBOOKING

^^ prices include GST


To join us at the Family Photographer’s Creative Retreat complete the Registration form – HERE





Rebecca Connolly Photography specialises in Newborn, Maternity, Baby, Family and Child Photography in North Sydney and surrounding areas including but not limited to Chatswood and Sydney