A Retreat-Style Workshop

Suffolk, England | october 20-23, 2021

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 Ashley and zac, along with U.S. EVENT PLANNER & STYLIST, LACY GEARY, AND London-based floral designer, Poppy Sturley, for an incredible retreat-style workshop in the English Countryside.

After one of the craziest year's in many of our lives thus far, it's time to invest in yourself & your business with an inspiring 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, introduce 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 a classroom setting, as well as 1:1 critiques, so you walk away feeling like you have exactly what YOU need to practically begin elevating your business and finding joy within your work again. 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 WILL BE ending their year exhausted and "on empty" we want you to come and experience a deep refilling. WE RECOGNIZE THAT In our world today, we struggle with being present and knowing how to refuel ourselves properly.

Ashley & Zac have been studying & practicing how to live a more intentional, restful way of life for years and they recognize the dire need to share what they have learned with others in the creative industry around the globe. So that you, too, can find rest & balance within a thriving, profitable business. 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  Flat-Lays
Developing Vendor Relationships
Educating your Clients
Natural Posing
Capturing Movement on Film
Scheduled 1-1 Portfolio Reviews
. . . and so much more! 

Dates: October 20-23, 2021

Location: Suffolk, England
Early Registration Price: $3,350 (save $500!)

Regular Registration Price: $3,850

Attendee rate includes overnight accommodations for
Oct. 20-23, as well as on-site meals during the workshop. Butley Priory is conveniently located two hours north of London, and is easily accessible by car or train! 

A 50% retainer ($1,675 early rate, $1,925 regular rate) will be due at the time of sign-up. The remaining balance will be due by August 20, 2021.

*early registration period ends August 1, 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

Lacy Geary

Lacy is a stylist, designer and planner specializing in lifestyle & destination wedding event design. Inspired by nature, architecture and the simple organic beauty that surrounds us, Lacy strives to bring all these elements into each of her designs. With a strong background in Design, she holds a degree in Interior Design and a Masters in Architecture which she often uses to build one of a kind elements from the ground up. Lacy has worked across the globe with the industry's most sought-after vendors. Her design work has been featured both in print and online in some of the top publications like, Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, Magnolia Rouge, Belle Lumiere, Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Wedding Sparrow, & more. 


October 20th

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.

October 21st

7:30-8 Coffee, Tea, & Breakfast 
8-11 Class Time
12-1 Lunch
1:30-5:00 Styled Shoot & Hands-On Learning 
5:30-6:30 Dinner
7-9:30 Free Time / Scheduled 1-1 Portfolio Reviews

October 22nd

7:30-8 Coffee, Tea, & Breakfast 
8-9:30 Class Time
10-11:30  Hands-On Learning 
12:30-2 An Authentic English, High Tea Brunch Experience 
2-3 Class Time
4-5 Styled Shoot & Hands-On Learning
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! 

October 23rd

7:30-8 Coffee, Tea, & Breakfast 
8:30-9:30 New Headshots for Attendees by Shining Light Photography
10:00 Checkout & Bittersweet Goodbyes!