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WORKSHOP RETREATS by Evelyn Barkey

We offer 1 day + 3 day workshop retreats where photographers can gather, create, and learn together.  We’ll explore in depth how to close the gap between where you are in your photography journey and where you hope to be. We’ll cover a range of topics, having the chance to apply what we’ve learned in various portfolio-building editorials throughout.  Learn how to build your brand, grow your business, and thrive as photographers! Follow along with @evelynbarkeyretreats to see more from our past workshops, and be the first to hear about what's to come. 














The 1 Day Workshop Experience $800+HST 

These 1 day workshops are designed for beginner or intermediate photographers (we do suggest beginners schedule some one-on-one time before the workshop) The one day workshop runs from 9am-5pm in the winter months, and 12pm-8pm in the summer months. These workshops are jam packed with shooting, learning, and building community all over Ontario. The day will start with introductions at Evelyns house, followed by a short drive to our styled shoot location. Once we arrive, we'll spend the next three hours instructing + shooting our models. You'll watch how I interact with couples, direct and pose, then you'll have the opportunity to capture the couple as a group, as well as individually. Once that's done, we head back to Evelyns house for a hot lunch (all food + drinks included) and start the discussion part of the workshop. We'll discuss a range of topic such as: Branding, Social Media, Editing, Workflow, Pricing, Wedding Day 101, with lots of time for Q&A at the end.

What's Included: Welcome gift, lunch + drinks during the workshop, one styled shoot, and three in depth discussions.  


The 3 Day Workshop Experience $1700+HST 

These 3 days workshops are designed for intermediate photographers who're looking to expand their knowledge and have an epic time shooting in remote locations. These retreats are usually 3 days (2 nights) in amazing locations all around the world. This gives attendees a chance to expand their destination portfolio, while getting away and enjoying themselves in a retreat style atmosphere. 

(Schedules vary depending on location, however, below is a rough outline of the schedule for most 3 day retreats.) 

Day 1: Arrive at retreat location around 12pm (all flights, transportation + travel insurance are up to each individual attendee)  Welcome lunch + introductions, followed by Discussion #1. We'll then have our first styled editorial (usually a couple or elopement shoot) Finishing the night off with dinner and community building activities. 

Day 2: After breakfast, we'll do Discussion #2 + Discussion #3. Once lunch is over, models will arrive and we'll shoot our styled elopement/wedding. You'll get to see how I pose, direct, and interact with the couple, while also getting your own opportunities to shoot as a group and individually. We'll finish the day off with a nice dinner and lots of discussion time about what we learned, followed by Q&A. 

Day 3: After breakfast, we'll do the last styled shoot, have some lunch, and say our goodbyes ​:( 


What's included: 

- All food + drinks for the workshop 

- Welcome gift

- All accommodations (3 days, 2 nights) Usually shared bathroom / room with roommate. (smaller destination workshops sometimes have each attendee in their own room, or your own room can be requested for additional $$) 

​- Three in depth discussions, three styled editorials with three different couples. 


What's NOT included: 

- Travel expenses (rental car, flights) 

- Alcohol + additional items 

- Travel insurance 


If you feel that a wedding photography retreat is the next step for you and your business​, please contact me at evelynbarkey@gmail.com 

To secure your place you'll need to pay a 50% deposit and sign the attendee contract. 


​See below for photos of the styled shoots from past workshops. 



Photo from Dec 2018 Retreat