Workshops for Wedding and Elopement Photographers

Portfolio building workshops are a great way to move your business forward, try out new techniques, flex your creative muscles and target your dream clients. But ever since I started holding workshops, I’ve wanted them to be more than just portfolio builders.

Through a variety of beautiful backdrops, I want to help you go deep into building your business, and come out the other side inspired, invigorated and empowered. These interactive and intimate workshops will give you an opportunity to challenge yourself creatively, and fall even more in love with what you do. You’ll connect with other like-minded people, and become part of a supportive, welcoming community. You will also get the opportunity to explore and shoot along the epic Northern Ireland coastline while being guided by a local who knows this place inside and out. This isn’t about grabbing one quick shot for insta, it’s about learning how to create work you are proud of and that aligns with your values.

I think it’s so important for us to stay true to who we are. And to do that we need to set aside time for self care, and give ourselves space for personal growth, as well as professional. And with Capture Love, I want to create that space.

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Capture Love:
The Retreat
a 3 night luxury retreat on the Causeway Coast

11-14 November 2024

The Experience

MORE THAN A WORKSHOP

a community to create

I don’t know what to say really. It was such an amazing experience. The group of women that came together made me not just feel welcome, but also it made me feel encouraged to continue along the path I had chosen. We all have our doubts. But none of them mattered here. It felt like we had all been there and we were cheering each other on. I don’t think I have felt this in any other group. It was just the best! To shoot on the coast of Northern Ireland was a dream come true and to be able to this with all these amazing women was just absolutely mind blowing!

Capture Love

The Retreat

INTIMATE THREE NIGHT RETREAT

THIS IS THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. YOU ARE GOING TO COME TO NORTHERN IRELAND AND BE SURROUNDED BY OTHERS LIKE YOU: OTHERS WHO WANT TO WAKE UP EVERY DAY KNOWING THAT THEY ARE FOLLOWING THEIR PASSION AND STAYING TRUE TO THEMSELVES. OTHERS WHO WANT TO BE THE BEST VERSIONS OF THEMSELVES AND IN TURN HAVING A BUSINESS CREATING WORK THEY ARE PROUD OF.

YOU WILL SHOOT, LEARN, EAT, DANCE, LAUGH AND PROBABLY CRY. YOU WILL TURN INTO A PRUNE IN A HOT TUB CHATTING ABOUT EVERYTHING. YOU WILL HAVE AN EXPERIENCE THAT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET.

Lauren Chambers

An elopement specialist based right on the Northern Ireland coastline, Lauren is passionate about ensuring that women in photography have a safe space to connect, get inspired and break the ceiling when it comes to life as well as their work.

Coming from a place of lived experience, Lauren wants to show that you can define your own success and achieve whatever you want. If she can do it, so can you.

“Lauren has done something-no one has ever done before – created a safe space for likeminded women -photographers whose main goal is the same -be the best version of themselves while following their passion. The workshop is groundbreaking , it allowed me to refocus and understand anyone is capable of achieving their goals . Bare , honest , humble conversations that will stay with me for life . Cannot recommend enough . It changed my whole perspective on why I do what I do..”

BELLE ART

PHOTOGRAPHY

A creative genius and elopement specialist based on the Isle of Skye, Becy brings her warm energy, beautiful creativity and endless knowledge of workflows and experience building to show you to give clients the best. You will walk away inspired to ensure your clients have more than just amazing photos to look back on.

“Although English was not my mother tongue, I could easily understand everything and Lauren and Becy were really patient, spoke well, were easily understandable and, if not, they had no issue rephrasing,… So, really, even if you are not a native English speaker, you should definitely join! The mindset and the Becy intervention were great! It was really interesting to learn from experienced photographers what can be the ups and downs from the job, getting tips,… The styled shoot was also amazing!’

Jo Greenfield

PHOTO & FILM

Jo is one of those people that you meet once and never forget. Her approach is one that is all about making beautiful work for lovely people. How Jo has adapted her business and pivoted into hybrid shooting is super inspiring. You will walk away with such an insight into how you can cut out the bullshit, do great work and appreciate what you do.

‘You created an amazing workshop…the best I have ever attended. I was made to feel so welcome by everyone and know I’ve made a lot of friends for life. Your knowledge is second to none. It wasn’t you talking to us and telling us how wonderful you and Jo are, you guys wanted to encourage, help and support. No question was off the table and that in its own is amazing. The styled shoots were unbelievable and so much work and thought had gone into it. We laughed, we cried, we talked, we sang, we danced and we hugged. Unreal!’

THE DETAILS

11-14 November 2024

You will arrive on the Causeway Coast to your luxury accommodation where you will have your own room in self catering accommodation for your 3 night stay. We will all be together in an intimate exclusive resort of little cottages; all with their own hot tubs and fire pits.

Once you check in you will get to know your fellow creatives before we dive into where you are currently in your business. Over the course of the 3 night retreat you will have opportunities to learn in a gentle way as we explore all parts of being in the photography industry. From the practical side of planning, workflow, pricing, editing to how to make this career sustainable and stay creative. This is a conversation approach, not a presentation approach.

There will also be an epic intimate styled shoot with a real couple at multiple locations on Northern Ireland’s iconic Causeway Coast: and there might be a few other surprises along the way.

Basically this is an opportunity for you to grow your business, add to your portfolio, your business but MOST importantly, invest in YOURSELF!

The Cost

£1250 (early bird pricing until the end of March – rises to £1750)

£1350 (split payments – £250 due to secure your space and 2 payments to be paid by 30 September) Rises to £1850 after 31st of March.

You can pay with card and all costs are inclusive or tax and charges.

To Book:

Tickets are on sale at 8pm GMT on Friday 15th of March.

Fill out the form below to pre register and be the first to get the the full PDF for all the information, along with a quote to complete your booking. A £250 booking fee is required to secure your space.

There are only 12 spaces in total. Quotes will be sent out based in order of pre-registration. Your space is not guaranteed until confirmation is received.

Your ticket can be sold or transferred to someone else if agreed by the organiser, but is non refundable. I hold the right for the event not to go ahead if enough places aren’t sold.

If you have any questions, please reach out before filling out the form.

Places will be allocated in order of who pays their booking fee first.

Do You Have a Question?


This workshop is designed to be suitable for everyone. Egos are left at the door and it is about learning from each other. Those with more experience can get inspired by the passion and enthusiasm of someone new to the industry, whilst someone new can learn from the experiences of those in it longer.

I’m never going to close the door to anyone in the industry based on how they identify in their gender. However, all of my workshops to date have been attended by all women; and given the nature of my approach and the topics we cover, I do believe it is most suited to women.

Your accommodation and lunch is included (all dietary requirements catered for). The accommodation is self catering with kitchens in every cottage and supermarkets and takeaways within a 10 minute walk/2 minute drive. There are also a variety of restaurants in town which is a 20 minute walk/5 minute drive. We will have one group dinner organised on the Tuesday evening followed by a live Irish band. Transport is included on the shoots.

The nearest airports are Belfast International and Dublin Airport. Public transport is not great on the coast, but there is a train station in Portrush.

I recommend hiring a car if flying into Dublin Airport and having an early arrival on the Monday. Check in is from 4pm.

No, all the rooms do not have ensuites. You may have to share a bathroom, but with a maximum of 2 people. Rooms are allocated on a random basis to make it fair.

Testimonials

Georgiana Acostandei

ROME, ITALY

I just want to say how grateful I am for this experience! I was kind of scared to travel so far by my own, having to speak another language, especially since I am very shy, but I have found such an incredible place that felt like home. The fact that we were all woman made it so much smoother, and a safe place. I’m still blown away by all the things I learned, knowing that there is so much behind this industry that I didn’t know. I got home with my heart and eyes full (and some wow pictures), and so many good memories. Can’t thank you enough for sharing with all of us your knowledge and passion, I REALLY needed this workshop, I feel so much confidence now!

Wild Daisies Photography

HOLLAND

If you want to book a workshop, book this one. Not only will you find a community of amazing like minded photographers but you will get the warm welcome everybody longs for. You will not only walk away with amazing images but with a mindset shift and a group of new photography friends. Everything is thought of and Lauren and her team are at their A-game. Could not have wished for a more amazing two days with these amazing people. So sad to leave it behind.

Gina

GERMANY

Thanks a million for that incredible workshop, Lauren! This was exactly what I needed not just for my business, but also for my mental health. You’ve unwound that huge web in my head that blocked me from seeing a path ahead. Now I feel like I know which steps to go and what’s most important and effective rather than just working on things that are “urgent” and kept me busy without moving forward.

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EMAIL: LAUREN@LITPHOTOGRAPHYNI.COM