Queenstown, New Zealand

26 - 28 September 2022

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CulTiVate aND CREaTE

A photography retreat where creativity and community is reimagined.

CulTiVate
aND CREaTE

YOU are INVITED to a CULTIVATING content and education EXPERIENCE for PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Created with your in mind. An exploratory retreat for those who want to cultivate their business, connect with other creatives, capture epic content in the most scenic location, and attract dreamy clients. A one of a kind, creative retreat you won't want to miss.

content shoots that spark creativity outside of the norm

The Cultivate and Create Retreat

Two gals who are literal opposites in almost all aspects of life developed a friendship over mutual passion for creativity and community.

Kate and Ash met at a workshop in New Zealand in 2019, and after two and a half years of lockdowns, they join forces to give you the Cultivate and Create workshop in Queenstown, New Zealand!

Who are Kate and Ash?

MEET YOUR HOSTS

Kate

Ash

>> Blonde
>> Canadian
>> Cat mum
>> A lover of breakfast, fashion and film
>> Specialises in Weddings, Elopements and Editorial photography.

>> Brunette
>> Australian
>> Dog mum
>> A lover of sleep ins, pasta and Lady Gaga
>> Specialises in weddings and flash photography.

Two gals who are literal opposites in almost all aspects of life developed a friendship over mutual passion for creativity and community.

Kate and Ash met at a workshop in New Zealand in 2019, and after two and a half years of lockdowns, they join forces to give you the Cultivate and Create workshop in Queenstown, New Zealand!

Who are Kate and Ash?

WHY

WE Created

Our workshops are designed to challenge our thinking and go beyond comfort zones so that we can make weddings a more personable experience for our couples.

We have planned three epic styled wedding concepts for you to capture until your heart is content. Each concept will be trend focused and floral driven, so we’ll experiment with two colour palettes, styles, and locations you can only dream of.

At the end of the day, it’s our goal to make it easier for ‘your people’ to find you through an expansive portfolio.

this workshop

with intention

Created

Our workshops are design to change the way you think about wedding photography. We gathered our inspiration from fashion and homeware trends, as well as nature and experiences in life. Carefully crafted shoots to leave you wanting more.

+ 3 days of mind blowing creative goodness
+ 3 design-focused wedding shoots
+ 1 styled couple shoot
+ 6 couples to photograph in total
+ breakfast, lunch and dinner
+ group coaching sessions on your fave topics!
(think branding, social media, styled shoots and more!)
+ down time for editing, socialising and fun
+ surprise welcome pack!

AN ALL INCLUSIVE TICKET

you can expect

WHAT

FEBRUARY, 2022

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"Ash is so willing to share her knowledge of the industry and I’ve walked away from both of her workshops a better photographer than I was before. Not only do I have killer content of industry leading brands and trends, but I have a new network of like-minded, supportive and talented friends."

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OUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE

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+ 2 days and 3 nights of epic content to shoot!
Arrive at 3pm on Monday 26th September to get settled, find your room, meet your new friends and of course, snacks before heading off to the first sunset shoot!

+ all meals provided during your stay
Dietaries are easily accommodated for, so please let us know if you have any!

+ Accomodation Monday + Tuesday night
A queen size bed, alllll to yourself!

$2,790 NZD

includes

upgrade

$500 NZD

+ Wednesday night accomodation + dinner
After the sun sets on the Wednesday evening shoot, the fun doesn't end there. We invite you to come back to Sherwood for dinner and late night hangs!



cReated with YOU in Mind, a photogRaphy RetReat that will leave youR mind Blown.

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CHECK IN BEGINS AT 3PM AT THE STUNNING SHERWOOD, IN QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND. WE WILL SETTLE IN, FIND OUR ROOMS (PRIVATE BATHROOM AND QUEEN SIZE BED EACH!), AND GET ACQUAINTED BEFORE HEADING OFF TO TWO BEAUTIFULLY STYLED WEDDING AND COUPLE SHOOTS!

BREAKFAST IS SERVED, THEN WE HEAD IN TO OUR FIRST LIVE CHAT WITH ASH AND KATE WHERE WE CHAT THROUGH ALL THINGS BUSINESS, CREATING CONTENT AND MAXIMISING OUR REACH. A CHEEKY BREAK OVER LUNCH, THEN WE WILL HEAD IN TO OUR SECOND CHAT WITH ASH ON NAILING YOUR SOCIALS BEFORE HEADING OFF TO OUR SECRET LOCATION FOR AN EDITORIAL WEDDING SHOOT. DINNER WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED POST SUNSET SESSION.

SLEEP IN AGAIN OBVI, THEN BREAKFAST. KATE IS UP TODAY WITH A BRANDING FOCUSES TALK. WE WILL HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL BREAK TO GATHER OUR LEARNINGS, EDIT, HANG WITH NEW FRIENDS AND EAT LUNCH BEFORE HEADING OFF TO OUR FINAL WEDDING EDITORIAL SHOOT!

UPGRADE YOUR TICKET TO INCLUDE ACCOMODATION AND DINNER FOR THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT! KATE AND ASH WILL BE HANGING BACK AT SHERWOOD FOR A CASUAL Q+A OVER DINNER AND YOU ARE INVITED TO HANG BACK!

CHECK IN BEGINS AT 3PM AT THE STUNNING SHERWOOD, IN QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND. WE WILL SETTLE IN, FIND OUR ROOMS (PRIVATE BATHROOM AND QUEEN SIZE BED EACH!), AND GET ACQUAINTED BEFORE HEADING OFF TO TWO BEAUTIFULLY STYLED WEDDING AND COUPLE SHOOTS!

BREAKFAST IS SERVED, THEN WE HEAD IN TO OUR FIRST LIVE CHAT WITH ASH AND KATE WHERE WE CHAT THROUGH ALL THINGS BUSINESS, CREATING CONTENT AND MAXIMISING OUR REACH. A CHEEKY BREAK OVER LUNCH, THEN WE WILL HEAD IN TO OUR SECOND CHAT WITH ASH ON NAILING YOUR SOCIALS BEFORE HEADING OFF TO OUR SECRET LOCATION FOR AN EDITORIAL WEDDING SHOOT. DINNER WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED POST SUNSET SESSION.

SLEEP IN AGAIN OBVI, THEN BREAKFAST. KATE IS UP TODAY WITH A BRANDING FOCUSES TALK. WE WILL HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL BREAK TO GATHER OUR LEARNINGS, EDIT, HANG WITH NEW FRIENDS AND EAT LUNCH BEFORE HEADING OFF TO OUR FINAL WEDDING EDITORIAL SHOOT!

UPGRADE YOUR TICKET TO INCLUDE ACCOMODATION AND DINNER FOR THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT! KATE AND ASH WILL BE HANGING BACK AT SHERWOOD FOR A CASUAL Q+A OVER DINNER AND YOU ARE INVITED TO HANG BACK!

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"It is so refreshing to see someone willing to share their story and experience in the industry! Ash is a true mastermind of concept shoots and will guide you throughout the workshop, encouraging you to remember why you picked up a camera in the first place."

@TheBerdharts

28 September

2 TALKS.+ 2 SHOOTS

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DINNER + ACCOMODATION

26 September

CHECK IN AT 3pm

27 September

2 CHATS + 2 SHOOTS

Yellow ELEGANCE

Neutral tones aren't going anywhere, but let's add a little spice with some yellow and tumeric as well!

Pops of blue

2023 trend alert! Coloured wedding outfits are on the rise, and we predict blue to play a huge part in couples visions for weddings in the future!

There's nothing we love more than a suit that makes a statement, so rest assured there will be a bold statement, a pop of colour and plenty of detail for this one!

pinks & neutrals

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veiw past events

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you are struggling to get bookings with dream clients

Dying to shoot a different style

Battling instagram posting anxiety

Or transition in to a totally new market but don't know where to start?

Wishing you could shoot epic content shoots without having to do any of the brainwork or networking?

You know, those bookings that spark that spark that "HELL YEAH" feeling.

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WHAT TO
EXPECT   

This workshop is for you if..

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Battling instagram posting anxiety

Wishing you could shoot epic content shoots without having to do any of the brainwork or networking?

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02

you are struggling to get bookings with dream clients

Dying to shoot a different style

Or transition in to a totally new market but don't know where to start?

You know, those bookings that spark that spark that "HELL YEAH" feeling.

WHAT TO
EXPECT   

This workshop is for you if..

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WHAT TO
EXPECT   

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many photoshoots will there be?

You will have the opportunity to shoot SIX different couples throughout the workshop! That's two per day!

Will we get to share the photos and use them for our own marketing?

A million times YESS!!! The shoots are created to coach you through new techniques and ways of seeing your work, but more importantly, for you to be able to use them for your own portfolio!

Can we see a full mood board before we book?

We aim to produce the most epic content possible for you guys, however sometimes availability of our dream suppliers are limited or we have last minute disasters and a prop might not be available. We are all about creating trendy and current concepts here and don't want anyone making a decision on attending based on specific details of the shoots or appearance. We are super excited to share with you our concepts and visions, but no, you can't, soz!

How do we book our ticket?

Expression of interest is open now, head on over to our contact page to let us know you are keen! Tickets will open Tuesday 16th August and go to those who expressed interest with a cheeky early bird discount! There are just 12 tickets available!

What happens if disaster strikes?

This has never happened, and hopefully will NEVER happen. However, if it did, we will reschedule the workshop and cross check availability with all attendees and go with the majority. If you are unable to attend the new workshop date, your ticket will be refunded in full.

Do you have a payment plan?

Yes, we can organise to split your payments, Just let us know if this would suit you.

I'm not from New Zealand, can the currency be changed?

Yes! We can invoice you either in AUD or NZD! You can also pay by card and will be charged in your home currency.

What if I have to cancel my ticket?

Life is complicated and the unexpected is to be expected. The deposit is non refundable as this helps to protect our costs involved in running this workshop due to turning away any other attendees for this space. However, we are totally here to talk through options, and you can totally transfer your ticket to a friend!

Queenstown, New Zealand

The best way to attract the weddings of your dreams is to create content for the weddings you dream of. Don't wait until you are 'paid' to do it, START DOING IT NOW!

If you are strapped for time, knowledge or resources to plan your own concept branding shoot, this is the workshop you’ve been waiting for.

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A three day workshop full of epic, trendy and absolutely iconic content in one of the most beautiful locations in the world, Queenstown, New Zealand!  

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Monday 26/09/2022 - 
Wednesday 28/09/2022

3pm check in (GMT+12)

$2790

We all know Ash lives and breathe #instagrammable content. This time round, she's joined forces with the Queen of Queenstown, Kate Roberge to host the most aesthetically pleasing wedding workshop your eyes have ever seen.

Sherwood are hosting us for the three days with ample food and private accomodation, as well as the space for our coaching sessions! It serves as the perfect base to head off on our photoshoot adventures at sunset.

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