A Retreat
from Lisa & Carley

The family photography training workshop

Grab your overnight bags and come join us and a handful of other kindred spirits at our residential family photography training retreat near Hereford, Herefordshire UK ...

The retreat will run for 3 nights from Friday 7th June through to Monday 10th June 2024. 

It will include on site accommodation with gorgeous interiors, set in a stunning countryside location for a small group of up to 10 attendees. 

All of your day and evening meals and refreshments will be included plus multiple styled shoots both 'in home' at the location and outdoors.

On site editing, small group discussions, and of course experienced and valuable advice to get you running a business that provides you joy and a healthy income from your family photography.
 
Are you ready?

Photography workshop Retreat

LOCATION

Explore a variety stunning spaces...

and learn how to create the go-to images that sell, increase your variety and improve your storytelling  -  more than just pretty pictures.

Relax & learn...

with small group learning in an empowering, tranquil environment.

Enjoy quality time...

and make meaningful connections with other family photographers. No rushing, lets build your community.

Round table edits & q&a's.

We'll review and edit our images together from the days shoots, and talk all things business with you.

Invigorate your business...

We'll be chatting 'shop' throughout, guiding, sparking discussion and help you develop your business.

Portfolio reflections...

enjoy group support focused on your business and learn how to assess your value

“ Truly inspirational, I received so much hands on experience with continued guidance and support throughout and following the workshop. I can't thank them enough ”

— Charlie - Wonderful Things Photography

Heres what's included in your photography workshop ticket:

Let's break the ice before hand, find out more about each other and share intentions (and travel plans!)

Yes that's right, no worries about finding a hotel, no worries about food. It's all included! Stay 2 or 3 nights it's up to you.

We've deliberately built in 'relaxing time' as we know how important that is to learning and growing. Fancy a countryside walk or a hot tub, we'll join you!

Let's really reflect on where you are at, where you want to be and how to get there. They'll be a group portfolio review, a great opportunity to learn from one another and share encouragement.

Business chats, we’ll take you through our businesses how they run practically and lift the hood on everything that goes on behind the scenes.

Expert marketing and pricing advice relevant to where you at on your business journey. 

Both 'in home' at the location and outdoors. Stand side by side and shoot with us as we explore two parent family sessions, motherhood and older baby stories.

We'll provide guidance for those that want shooting help and help you notice and nail different lighting scenarios and locations.

All great portfolio content... but most importantly  you'll learn about curating varied galleries, un-posing prompts and how to hone joyful and emotive photography that sells. 

Watch and ask questions as we show you how we edit the images from the retreat and help with yours. (plus 40% off either of our presets if you don't already have them)

A complete guide on how to value your services, price and position yourself in the UK family photography market.

Struggling with knowing what to charge? Worried that people won't pay that much? Trying to figure out how to charge more for all the effort you are putting in? 
We'll unpack all the practical money mindset advice we have that has got us to where we are. Plus we'll teach you tangible ways to assess your own talent, brand and client experience. 

Yep that's right, you're very own online mentoring session after the retreat to focus on your business and growth. The session will be with either Lisa or Carley and is usually priced at £250.

“Honestly, on a high, thank you this was my BEST investment ever”

— Veronica Chironda 

*5 spaces left*

Ticket options remaining

Single bed in a shared room with ensuite bathroom. (2 to 3 maximum occupancy)  Great to share with a friend or make a new one!

Payments are flexible. £250 to secure your ticket with the remaining balance due by early May 2024.

£995

About Lisa
& Carley

We  jumped in together to teach way back in 2019 because we were sad with of seeing heaps of talented photographers under value their art and struggle with their business. We made it our aim to bring family and newborn photographers together with honest conversations and full hearted advice.

Fast forward to 2024 we've now worked with heaps of photographers to create and build businesses that they love.

Both of our brands consistently serve amazing UK client bases, full of warm and nostalgic people who value photography.

We have sustainable, profitable business models that enable us to invest in ourselves, shoot what and who we love and share our version of success.

We both believe that who you surround yourself with in life matters and this should also be the same for your business.

Aside from our businesses, we are both married mamas of 3 kids each and have been family and newborn photographers for a combined 18 years.

Around the school runs, the night feeds and all the bits in between, we've each grown our businesses around our family and figured out our own parameters of success, amongst the life juggles.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Answers to all the questions... but if you have anymore and want to chat we are just a message away.

Q. Who is the photography retreat for?

From beginners to seasoned pros' If you can confidently shoot in manual mode and are serious about building your family photography business, gaining confidence, clarity and direction this will benefit you.  This is more than a portfolio workshop. More than a business event. It's both and more.

Q. Where will we sleep? 

The stylish accommodation is on-site in the large private cottage. There are two rooms with either a king size or super king size bed (booked out). Then two twin rooms and one triple room all with single beds and ensuites.

We've chosen the most beautiful and versatile location for shooting, relaxing and learning both indoor and outdoor. 

Near Hereford (postcode HR4 8PH)

It's accessible from quite a few major cities by train and motorway.

They'll be a group call before hand to get to know other attendees and get a travel buddy where possible. 

Q. Where is it located?

Q. Whats the structure of the days/evenings?

Because we keep the attendee numbers low - under ten attendees and with there being two of us, you'll have plenty of time to actively shoot as well as the opportunity to ask business questions throughout.

We'd love you to stay all three nights but if you need to leave on Sunday evening then thats ok too.

From experience running previous photography workshops, retreats and styled shoot outs, we are well versed in ensuring theres enough balance between structured learning,  relaxed conversations and time to breathe! They'll be group reflections, at least three styled shoots indoor and outside, live editing, relaxed sit down meals, and of course countryside walks to location scout together and a hot tub! Plus you'll have one of us for a 1-2-1 mentoring call online after the retreat. Amazing right?!

Q. Whats on the menu? 

Because of the small numbers, all dietary requirements will easily be catered for and the menu will be built around you. Having run many residential photography retreats before we know what works menu wise. We'll have a host helper on hand throughout the event to keep things ticking behind the scenes, so we can all concentrate on coming together.

The models will be everyday families, but very carefully selected by us to give the best chance of relaxed co-operation. We always strive to make our families as diverse and 'real life' as possible. Whilst it can be great working with beautiful models and there is certainly a time and place for it, we believe that by working with regular families we can provide you with approachable images for your portfolio and give you the skills to help you in real life client facing situations. This isn't just about pretty pictures for your portfolio.

Styling wise, we will be inspired by the earthy warm summer season for outdoors and inside we'll be matching the organic neutrals  of the interiors.  You'll also have visibility to see exactly how we communicated the styling with the families and pulled the clients looks together. 

Q. Who are the models and whats the vibe?

Not at all. Previous retreats have brought together newbies and seasoned pros' This retreat is about building relationships, knowledge sharing, creating, reflecting and learning from not only us but one another. Sure we've been in this industry a long time and we have lots to give, but some of the most validating and valuable take-ways are sparked from the round table discussions bringing together family photographers from different backgrounds and skill sets.  You'll leave feeling confident and with new supportive relationships built. 

Q. Will everyone know everyone or be more or less experienced?

“The most amazing workshop, i'm exhausted, but it was so worth it. My confidence has grown in every aspect & i've made so many friends”

— photography_byjemma

*5 spaces left*

Ticket options remaining

Single bed in a shared room with ensuite bathroom. (2 to 3 maximum occupancy)  Great to share with a friend or make a new one!

Payments are flexible. £250 to secure your ticket with the remaining balance due by early May 2024.

£995

“I feel like i've skipped a few years. I love their work, their ethos, my now flourishing business is forever grateful”

- Jodie Wilson

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