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
Learn About Elopement Photography In An Intimate & Inspiring Setting
Arrive & check-in
Welcome drinks & dinner
Evening classroom session
Full-day styled hiking elopement
Evening classroom session
Morning classroom session
Free afternoon to relax or explore
Evening classroom session
Full-day hike and portfolio building couple shoot
Farewell drinks & dinner
Check-out & say goodbye
(The exact itinerary is still being finalised).
* 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
€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
2019 Retreat Highlights
All I can say is stop thinking about it and JUST DO IT!!
This is without a doubt one of the best things I did for my business this year! I’d actually say the best!
Cat goes above and beyond in providing the ultimate experience for you.
My relatively new business is in a transitional phase and I knew what I wanted to do with it but was feeling so lost on to how to actually achieve that goal. When I saw this workshop I knew I had to go on it, but I never thought it would be as valuable as it turned out to be. This retreat actually gave me tips that I knew I could action straight away, you also have enough time to voice your thoughts and queries within the comfort of a small group setting. What is also great is that it isn’t jam-packed with workshop after workshop. You actually have time to process and discuss the things you are learning so you don’t come home feeling ridiculously overwhelmed and not knowing where to start!
Not only that, I have come away with so much more than just new knowledge. I have made meaningful connections with new likeminded friends and have a community of people to talk to and bounce ideas off. This industry can sometimes feel like a lonely one so this is just priceless.
It doesn’t matter where you are in your business, you will come away from this retreat feeling recharged and ready to smash your goals!
Sarah Taylor - Plume Creative
One of the best decisions for my business I made this year, was to attend the Austrian Alps Retreat.
I was looking for a workshop, where I could learn how to include my love for the outdoors and epic landscapes into my business, as I’m situated in a big city and even though I have awesome urban weddings, I felt that that’s not the only style of weddings I’d like to shoot.
This workshop gave me SO MUCH MORE than I was expecting to gain from it and I don’t even know where to start to explain what I loved most about it.
Cat gave amazing learning sessions on for instance how to organize elopements, how to get your branding on point, how to deal with SEO and other marketing types.
Finally, I didn’t just feel overwhelmed by ideas on how you might maybe one day etc. get where you want to get, but actually got ACTIONABLE TIPS on the next steps and strategies required for my business and visions. Cat created an atmosphere where everyone felt safe to ask questions and to engage in conversations.
The exchange with all of the other attendees was so enriching, we shared experiences and knowledge and helped each other out.
The Austrian Alps Retreat is suitable for every photographer or videographer, no matter how big their business is so far. Whether you’ve just started out or you’re planning to do a re-branding and want to take a new aspect of onboard.
The retreat is a great opportunity to recharge your batteries after a long wedding season and to give you a motivation boost to improve your business. I left the retreat by feeling a big relief of knowing that I’ve got a good plan at hand on how to achieve my goals and an amazing group of people to turn to.
Gina Wolkowiak - Gina Walkowiak Photography
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
27 – 31st October 2020
Hotel Bon Alpina 3***
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.
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 email@example.com
Can’t make this retreat but don’t want to miss future ones?