maine photography workshop

A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER'S RETREAT

NOVEMBER 15th - 17th, 2019
Bridgton, Maine

The Odyssey Retreat is for wedding photographers who want to reconnect, recharge, and renew after wedding season has come to a close. Odyssey is different than the typical workshop of classes and instruction.  While there still will be time set aside to chat business, we’re more focused on the well-being of YOU. From hanging out in the hot tub to discussions by the fireplace, we want this 3-day weekend away to be the perfect time for some R&R with your fellow wedding photographers, ones who will become your new friends. We believe community involvement and learning through participation are some of the most vital elements of being a creative, and this workshop is the place to come get inspired and relax with like-minded people. Think of it as a vacation during the time of year when you’ll really want one.

Your friends and hosts

Katelyn Mallett

I am a wedding photographer based in Maine. Getting creative with couples on their best day ever is the greatest feeling. You can usually find me cuddling my Goldendoodle puppy, Desza, adventuring to music festivals with my fiancé, and looking at the starsI am really passionate about branding and marketing yourself authentically, which I’ll be speaking on at Odyssey.

Carolina Marles

I’m Carolina, a New Hampshire based wedding photographer that loves working with couples who share a similar love of adventure. When I’m not behind the camera, I’m working part time as a Women’s Health nurse, being a Mum to my son Porter, and eating yummy desserts. Time management is one of my strong suits and I’ll share some of my workflow secrets with you at Odyssey!

YOUR WEEKEND GETAWAY

THE LOCATION

A rustic cabin on 13 Acres of wilderness. Mountain views. Beautiful light. Fireplace to keep you cozy. Hot tub. Let me say that again, hot tub!

THE EXPERIENCE

Centered around self care and fostering meaningful connections, we want Odyssey to be a place to make friends, create freely, and learn in a relaxing and welcoming environment. We will be holding two leader-based informational shoots, along with hours of learning by sharing ideas, having organic conversation, and exploring everything.

The ameneties

During the workshop, you will be treated to many wellness-based activities and services. From massages to professional headshots with hair and makeup included, this weekend was built for you to get away and enjoy yourself while also gaining some new knowledge to help you grow as a photographer.

The details

What's Included?

  • 3 days and 2 nights at a private residence in Bridgton, Maine

  • All food and drinks including a catered welcome dinner, we’ve got you covered

  • Goodie Bags

  • Massages

  • Discussions and presentations on SEO, branding, client experience and more! 

  • A curated instructional editorial shoot of an elopement with full design by Autumn Nomad

  • Headshots with hair and makeup included

  • Group portfolio review

  • Guest Speaker LIndsay hackney

  • Live editing sessions with post-processing tips on Lightroom and Photoshop

  • 15-second promo video for your business created by Reel Maine Co. 

  • Hot Tub

  • One-on-two portfolio skype portfolio/business review at a later date

Where will we be?

We will be learning and relaxing in the peace, quiet, and comfort of a lovingly renovated 4 bedroom home in Bridgton, Maine. Think of this retreat as the perfect excuse to take a well deserved, vacation. We will have plenty of time to sit in the hot tub and unwind from a long wedding season. 

what will we be doing all day?

Let’s start this out by saying that we’re very passionate about providing you with REAL helpful information for your business. This whole weekend is designed to help you grow and give you the tools you need to succeed.

When you arrive Friday, we will be settling in by meeting each other and having a group portfolio review (sounds scary, but it won’t be!) before heading out to our styled elopement shoot with full design by Autumn Nomad.  A welcome dinner will be served followed by an editing session by the fire and some relaxation time at the cabin. Saturday will include educational chats with guest speaker Lindsay Hackney and group discussions by the fireplace, massages, hot tub chill time, and other fun wellness activities! Instructor-lead discussions will include topics of SEO and branding, client workflow and time management, and live editing showing both Carolina + Katelyn’s techniques. We want this weekend to be as open as possible, so we’ll be sharing our views and techniques on everything wedding photography!

How Do I know if this is for me?

Odyssey is first and foremost a retreat. A getaway. We know how crazy wedding season is, and this is your chance to get away from your office and step into the wilderness to be free to create, learn and collaborate. Self care comes first, which is why we’ll be having so many activities involving wellness. There will be plenty of time to chat with your peers, because we know that sometimes nobody understands this stuff like other photographers do. This retreat is for photographers of all skill levels, but you should have a good knowledge of your camera to get the best experience from the styled shoots and technical discussions. If you want to get together with other awesome creatives, enjoy a massage and some yummy meals, and leave with new knowledge to help fuel your odyssey, this is for you. 

How Much Does It Cost?

We’ve done our best to make sure this workshop is accessible and affordable to everyone so with your investment of $1500 you will get so much bang for your buck! Like stated above, we are staying in a cozy intimate 4 bedroom house with shared bedrooms, so if you require a private room, please get in touch with one of us to chat more about this!

 

We offer two payment plans of 50/50 or pay in full. If you’re interested in one of the payment plans, let us know in your inquiry. All accommodations are first come, first serve, so act quick!

Our Sponsers

READY TO LEARN USEFUL STUFF AND HAVE A BLAST DOING IT?

The purpose of Odyssey is to foster connection and relaxation in a warm and welcoming environment. That means spots are limited to 10 attendees, so make sure you snag a ticket quick! 
A confirmation email will be sent to you within 24 hours of your purchase. The invoice will be sent following the purchase of your ticket. By registering, you agree that any and all payments made are non-refundable, but are transferable. If the workshop is canceled for any reason, you will receive a FULL refund of all payments made. Transportation to and from the workshop is not included in the price. Additional schedule and location information will be provided to you 14 days prior to the workshop. This workshop is not a beginners photography course. General knowledge necessary.

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