A Retreat-Style Workshop

Suffolk, England | November 4 - 7, 2020

n. Something lovely discovered by chance.

Lovely things, people, and places seem to sneak up on us. They catch our attention so swiftly, yet linger in our hearts or minds much longer than expected. Maybe it's the sight of a certain flower or scenery out of a car window. Maybe it's an encounter with someone who exudes peace in their voice, the smell of your favorite meal being made, or a photo that stops you in your tracks? Some of the loveliest things in life are just stumbled upon. If we learn how to both live & work intentionally; we may just become the little bits of "lovely" someone else discovers along their way, too. 



Come join Zac and Ashley, along with London-based floral designer, Poppy Sturley, for an incredible retreat-style workshop in the English Countryside!

What better way to begin closing out your 2020 wedding season (and transition into your 2021 season), than with a refreshing escape to one of the most magical places in Europe? The UK has completely captivated us in recent years! We cannot wait to share our heart for this country, expose you to its wonder, and leave your notebooks + minds filled with personalized education to help take your business to the next level!

We plan to educate attendees in both classroom-like settings, as well as 1-1 portfolio critiques so you walk away feeling like you have exactly what YOU need to prep for the next year. We want to help each of you to find your voice and creative edge, so you stand out in your market and attract the right clients and planners to your brand! 

In addition to gorgeous shoots and hands-on learning, we will also be creating space for you to simply enjoy yourself and get immersed in local culture and epic scenery. While many are ending their year on "empty" we want you to come and experience a deep refilling. In our world today we struggle with being present and knowing how to refuel our souls properly.

Ashley & Zac have been studying these topics & practicing this way of life for multiple years now and they recognize the need to share what they have learned with others in the creative industry around the world. Come excited, leave truly changed and inspired! 



Working from a Place of Rest
Preventing Burnout
Defining your Style
Shooting & Incorporating Film
Finding the Best Light
Documenting Real Emotion
Curating your Work
Telling a Story through your Images
Creating Intentional and Creative Flat-Lays
Developing Vendor Relationships
Educating your Clients
Natural Posing
Capturing Movement on Film
Scheduled 1-1 Portfolio Reviews
... and more! 

Dates: November 4 - 7th, 2020

Location: Suffolk, England
Early Registration Price: $2,900 (save $500!)

Regular Registration Price: $3,400

Attendee rate includes overnight accommodations for
Nov 4-6, as well as on-site meals during the workshop. Butley Priory is located two hours north of London, and easily accessible by car or train! 

A 50% retainer ($1,450 early rate, $1,700 regular rate) will be due at the time of sign-up. The remaining balance will be due by September 5, 2020.

*early registration period ends February 7, 2020.



Ashley and Zac are a husband and wife photography team based in the US. They specialize in photographing beautifully detailed, intimate weddings across the globe on film. Some would describe them as "not knowing a stranger" and they love to put this into practice through offering up joyful hospitality, and educating up-and-coming photographers & other fellow creatives. With a heart for encouraging others and finding "the gold" in everyone they meet, the goal is always to leave someone better than they first came! 

Ashley & Zac Brown

Poppy Sturley

Poppy is a floral designer based in London & The Cotswolds. She has a dreamy, romantic style to her work, creating naturally loose shapes that are light and delicate. Specializing in the art of creating one of a kind, floaty bouquets of streaming silk ribbons, wispy arrangements designed with fruits like old oil paintings, and ethereal installations sprawling throughout rooms are some of her favourites!

Image by Imogen Xiana


November 4th

Arrive in England, make your way to Butley Priory to explore the grounds with a warm beverage & enjoy a beautiful farm-to-table style Welcome Dinner

November 5th

7:30-8 Coffee, Tea, & Breakfast 
8-11 Class Time
12-1 Lunch
1:30-4:30 Styled Shoot & Hands-On Learning 
5-6:30 Dinner
7-9:30 Free Time / Scheduled 1-1 Portfolio Reviews

November 6th

7:30-8 Coffee, Tea, & Breakfast 
8-9 Class Time
9:30-12 Styled Shoot & Hands-On Learning 
12:30-2 An Authentic High Tea Brunch Experience 
2:30-4 Class Time
4-5 Free Time / Scheduled 1-1 Portfolio Reviews 
5:30-6:30 Dinner
7-8:30 Free Time / Scheduled 1-1 Portfolio Reviews
9:00 Local Pub Outing *the first round is on us! 

November 7th

7:30-8 Coffee, Tea, & Breakfast 
8:30-9:30 New Headshots 
10:00 Checkout & Bittersweet Goodbyes!