Austrian Alps Retreat 2020

The Retreat

The Adventure Wedding Academy Retreat is back for 2020!

 

Set in a beautiful location in the Austrian Alps, the Adventure Wedding Academy is an intimate, fully immersive retreat for wedding photographers and videographers looking to learn the tools to uplevel their businesses whilst also enjoying some down-time at the end of wedding season.

 

27 – 31st October 2020

Innsbruck, Austria

Learn About Elopement Photography In An Intimate & Inspiring Setting

The Schedule

Itinerary Overview

27th October

Arrive & check-in
Welcome drinks & dinner
Evening classroom session

28th October

Full-day styled hiking elopement
Evening classroom session

29th October

Morning classroom session
Free afternoon to relax or explore
Evening classroom session

30th October

Full-day hike and portfolio building couple shoot
Farewell drinks & dinner

31st October

Check-out & say goodbye

 

(The exact itinerary is still being finalised).

What's Included?

Image by 2019 Attendee Gina Walkowiak

* 2 Portfolio building sessions with real couples
* Informal classroom sessions
* 1-hour post-workshop Skype mentoring session to help create your individual action plan
* Retreat Facebook group to ask questions and share stories
* 4 Nights Accommodation in shared en-suite rooms
* All meals & a selection of drinks
* Use of the hotel pool & sauna
* Transport to/from shooting locations

The Cost?

€1250 + VAT Per Person

SPACES LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE

What will you get from attending the retreat?

 

* The tools to create a marketing plan to attract your ideal clients

* The experience of shooting a hiking elopement

* Tips on how to optimise your website for more enquiries

* Help creating a personalised strategy to achieve your goals

* A portfolio full of beautiful images

* Time away from your desk in an inspiring location

* A wonderful new group of friends

Image by 2019 Attendee Mary Shoots People

2019 Retreat Highlights

Testimonials

FAQs

Who Is The Workshop For?

The workshop is for photographers and videographers who are interested in learning about photographing adventurous weddings and elopements. Whether you’ve been in business for 6 weeks or 6 years, I believe there’s something for everyone.

Can I Use The Images I Take For My Portfolio?

Yes. Both the couples who model for the shoots will sign a model release so that you can use the images for your portfolio after the retreat. Whilst I can’t enforce this, I do ask that images taken at the retreat are used honestly – i.e. that you are honest they were taken at a workshop and don’t use them to mislead clients that it was a real elopement.

What Is Not Included?

Transport to/from the retreat, travel insurance, photography equipment, hiking equipment.

Is Food & Accommodation Included?

Yes! The price includes 4 nights accommodation at Hotel Bon Alpina*** with an “all-inclusive” package, which includes breakfast, lunch & dinner and a selection of drinks. The All-Inclusive package starts with welcome drinks and dinner on the day of check-in and ends at check-out after breakfast on the last day. The drinks package includes beer on tap, house wine, tea, filter coffee and a selection of soft drinks between 10 am and 9 pm. For the days that we will be hiking, a packed lunch will be provided by the hotel.

What Are The Rooming Arrangements?

You’ll be sleeping in shared single-sex rooms of 2 or 3 people, with an en-suite bathroom. It may be possible to upgrade to a double room for single occupancy for an additional fee (subject to availability at the hotel). Please let me know if you want to upgrade and I will get a quote.

What Language Is The Retreat Being Taught In?

The retreat will be presented in English.

Do I Need To Be An Experienced Hiker?

You don’t need to have experience hiking, but you do need to have a reasonable level of fitness to take part in the hiking elopement styled shoots. Please bear in mind that we are in the Alps and that we will be hiking up and down, and visiting areas up to 2300m above sea level. The furthest we’ll be hiking will be around 8km / 5 miles.

What About Dietary Requirements?

I’m a celiac vegetarian, so I know how hard it can be travelling when you have specific dietary needs. The hotel can cater for allergies, and special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, lactose or gluten-free. Please let me know of any dietary requirements or allergies as soon as possible so I can pass them to the hotel.

Can I Stay Longer?

If you would like to arrive a day or two early or stay a few days after the retreat, I can help you arrange additional nights at a special rate.

When & Where

Dates

27 – 31st October 2020

Seerosenweiher in Lans Tirol by Wild Connections Photography

Location

Igls, Innsbruck

The view from Igls to the Nockspitze by Wild Connections Photography

Accommodation

Hotel Bon Alpina 3***

The village of Igls in Austria by Wild Connections Photography

Getting Here

Igls is a super easy destination to reach. It’s just 10 minutes from the centre of Innsbruck, with local buses running every 10 minutes.

By Plane:
EasyJet flies from London Gatwick directly to Innsbruck Airport
You can also reach Innsbruck easily from Munich & Salzburg airports in around 3 hours.

Getting To Innsbruck By Train/Bus
From Munich Airport – You can take either the FlixBus directly from the airport or the train (changing in Munich Ost)
From Salzburg Airport – Take the bus to the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) and then the train to Innsbruck.

Sign Me Up Now

Spaces are limited to 10 attendees and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

To save your spot, fill in the form below. You’ll receive an invoice for a non-refundable deposit of 50%, with the final amount due 1 month before arrival.

If you have any questions, drop me an email to cat@wildconnectionsphotography.com

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