C O S M O S Gathering Photography retreat for women
Personal work
tuscany / Italy


An intimate retreat for female photographers

29 Oct – 3 Nov 2017, Tuscany

Being a wedding photographer is an amazing job, and when I made the decision over 10 years ago to change my career and start doing what I loved most, it was the best thing I ever did. It’s given me the opportunity to meet so many great people, to travel and experience so much, but it can be very tough. When you work alone, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, to loose motivation and have moments of self-doubt, but the one thing that always pulls me through is community – and it’s this notion that lies at the heart of the COSMOS GATHERING. Being connected to a network of inspiring, creative and supportive women has done more for me than any textbook or course, so with the help of my own network of talented women, our aim is to offer you exactly this.

Together with Alli Oughtred, Bek Smith, Miryana Slivenska and Alessandra Santini, our collective goal is to bring you something that goes much deeper than any photography conference or workshop.  As hosts, we will share insights from our own experience in the industry and cover all the important topics and practical sessions you’d expect from a workshop, but the focus of the gathering will be on you, and it will be hands on.

There will be a daily schedule of interactive talks, assisted styled-shoots and one-to-one mentoring sessions to help develop your business, bring you clarity and fine-tune your artistic voice. Each one of us will be challenging you to think and shoot differently, to seek beauty in the unexpected and embrace what initiallymight feel uncomfortable. We’ve all been there before and we know it takes time and confidence to give way to that elusive creative intuition, but the best way to nurture this is through collaboration, support and stepping outside your comfort zone – and we’ll be there at every step to guide you.

We’re also completely thrilled to be welcoming Creative Director of The Lane, Karrisa Lea, who will sharing her best tips on directing shoots, branding, marketing and submissions. Flothemes will also on-site to offer advice on SEO and everything else web-related.

It will be a heartfelt and inspired gathering, and by the end of the retreat you’ll leave with renewed confidence, beautiful curated content, and a lifelong network of friends you can depend upon for advice and support – at any time.

The retreat will be in taking place at Castello di Spaltenna, a luxury resort and spa situated in the heart of Tuscany. We have five nights and four days together, giving you plenty of time to get to know us (preferably by the pool with a glass of wine in hand!), take everything in, and put your leanings into practice at your own pace.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please visit the COSMOS GATHERING website, read the FAQs, and if you’d prefer some human contact, we love to talk!

Phone: +3393927349 (available on whats app)
Fine art wedding and editorial photography workshop (with a difference)

The COSMOS GATHERING is designed for the curiously minded who are looking for an intimate and relaxed styled retreat, full of plenty of practical learning.

It is perfect for those who want to:

learn how to think, see and shoot differently
challenge their creativity and artistic vision
get clarity, focus and direction on their business
understand how to brand and market their work in a saturated market
learn new skills to enhance their business (including video making)
branch into editorials/bring elements of it into their work
be mentored by a unique collective of photographers and creatives
have their website and portfolios reviewed
establish a life-long bond with a group of likeminded women

More information about the COSMOS GATHERING schedule is available in our FAQs






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