Paula Fernley – Retreat Delegate
Why did you choose The Art and Soul of Newborn Photography Retreat – what did you want from the retreat? I chose the retreat because I’d been to Melanie’s last workshop in the castle. It had been very enjoyable, the newborn teaching had been very useful and it had introduced me to GraphiStudio products. Which I love! As Graphi produces so much I relished the chance to go back and learn some more in a beautiful environment. When Melanie told me about Clare Louise‘s involvement I had to come back to see if she could find my inner creative.
Tell us about your experience of the retreat? This year the retreat had gone up a level with the involvement of Clare Louise. She brings her experience of creativity, energy and learning techniques that will help you discover your creative blocks and will blow you away.
What was the biggest value? The biggest value was to improve my creative confidence, realise that I’m not the only one fighting inner battles and get to immerse myself in Graphi products again.
How do you feel you have grown in your personal, creative and business mindset? The workshop with very powerful to help improve your creative, personal and business mindset to help you continue on your journey.
What would you tell others about this retreat? I would tell others to invest in yourself by going on the retreat to experience techniques you will probably have never come across.
What was the biggest impact? The biggest impact was Clare Louise is giving you the techniques to explore your creative self.
What would you tell others about Melanie East? Melanie was a lawyer and she brings professionalism to newborn photography, a strong safety ethos and her patience with newborns has to be seen to be believed. She has her own unique style.
What would you tell others about Clare Louise? Clare Louise is a force of nature, a wonderfully enlightened being that has been through some tough times, learnt to deal with them, harnessed them and used them to potentiate her creativity. She brings with her a special presence, energy and techniques designed to help you flourish.
Who would you recommend this retreat to and why? Clare and Melanie both have expansive business experience that can help your business along it’s way. I would recommend this retreat to any newborn photographer in the early years of their business to help them develop. To be reminded of some of the basics in business and newborn photography and have in mind blowing exploration of yourself.