to feed your soul with good stuff & awaken your inner creative
19-21 October 2020

Photography, mountains, rad people. Find Your Wild is a two day workshop for wedding photographers. Immersive, intense and fun, the workshop offers the opportunity to grow both creatively and strategically, through teaching sessions, photo talks, epic live shoots and hands on portfolio reviews with us, or one of our guest mentors. 

 During two epic days we’ll bring you a perfect mix of learning and inspiration, while still having time to relax and fill your heart with fresh ideas and new connections. All this in a beautiful and comfortable eco retreat surrounded by majestic mountains, with good food, wine and great company of like minded people. 

We’re excited for you to join us!

Two days jam packed with photo talks and discussions covering different topic of wedding photography: creativity, business strategies, marketing, client care, editing and workflow. You’ll hear from Wild&Grace team and our amazing guest speakers. We’ll have an editing session where we’ll show our post-production workflow and how we use editing tools to take images to another level. 

You will also take part in an epic live shoots with real couples. We will explore incredible locations beneath the Southern Alps, getting the best of sunrises and sunsets in the mountains for an engagement and styled elopement shoots. Everyone will have a chance to direct the couple individually. This is an opportunity to create some amazing images for your portfolio.

You can expect a lot of honesty, new tricks and lots of tips on how to improve your business, editing or shooting techniques. We aim to get you inspired, refreshed and ready to take your craft to the next level. 

Wedding Photography Workshop 2020

We are Olga & Katherine, a duo of friends, founders of Wild&Grace. We live for special moments and epic locations with amazing people, always chasing beautiful light and looking out for little details that make wedding days so unique. We want to share how we went from shooting ordinary weddings to those that make our hearts full, to clients that value our work. 

Finding your spot in such a saturated market as wedding photography could be overwhelming and often frustrating, we’ll talk about how to stop comparing your work with others and stand out from the crowd.   

We also believe that being inspired and staying curious hence enthusiastic can push you for creative and professional growth. Our mission is to help you fall in love with what you do again.


We are so excited to have our friends and industry leaders to come along and share their knowledge + give us a hand at live shoots and portfolio reviews.

Ana Galloway

Ana Galloway travels throughout New Zealand capturing people in love and their unique celebrations. Ana has developed an alluring style infused with nostalgic storytelling and romantic portraiture. In order to create images full of meaning and style, the soul of her work is all about connection and trust, starting from the moment her couples discover her work, thoughtful communication leading up to the event, subtle guidance on the day, and finally, delivery of a lifelong tangible product. 

Sophie Bayly & Si Moore / Bayly&Moore

We started shooting together in Auckland, New Zealand back in 2009 with no idea what lay ahead, or even (to be honest) what we really wanted to do. All we knew was that we loved good music, adventure, and making images of fantastically interesting people.

Fast forward a handful of years and we’ve been privileged to meet the most remarkable human beings all over the world who’ve opened their doors and let us into their lives to capture their most treasured moments – with many of them becoming our life-long friends in the process.

Charlotte Kiri

Charlotte Kiri is an award winning wedding photographer based under the mountains of Wanaka and Queenstown. A former professional snowboarder, Charlotte brings her love of the mountains, adventurous spirit and cheeky sense of humour to her work. Going onto build a successful brand within 3 wedding seasons, Charlotte has a lot to share about her journey as a wedding photographer and how to capture EPIC wedding photography in an alpine setting.

Jai Long / Free The Bird (via Zoom)

Jai Long is a creative entrepreneur, educator and mastermind behind Free The Bird Photography and Free The Bird Workshop. He also runs online courses, a Podcast and many other resources to help photographers with their creative business.

 Jai’s mission is to give creative entrepreneurs a chance to take control of their business, help feel less overwhelmed, and allow them to design their own future.


For limited time get Six-Figure Business Map Online Course  with 20% discount!

Samantha Gerard / Wild Hearts Wedding Fairs

Lover of all things wild, Samantha founded Wild Hearts in 2015 alongside a group of local creatives in Nelson. With a passion for dreaming big and a vision to create a community of like-minded industry leaders, Samantha has grown Wild Hearts into the well-known brand it is today. A stylist by trade, she is also the creative-soul behind all of our Wild Hearts campaigns and you will find her work featured in  Together journal, Hello May and The Lane.

We are so lucky to have Samantha as a stylist for our live shoots. Plus she’ll share her insights on how to create successful submissions and get published by magazines.

+  Finding your voice and inspiration 

+  Ideal clients. Creating a killer customer experience for your clients

+  Art of creative storytelling. Honesty & real emotions in photography

+  Branding and marketing strategies

+ Sales. Why are you getting ghosted?

+  Locations & composition: how to photograph couples in landscapes

+  Seeing the light, shooting in critical lighting situations

+  Live Editing Session. Tips and tricks. How to take your images to the next level with editing. 

+  Film Photography Session with Si Moore

+ How to get your work featured in magazines and blogs. Practical tips on creating successful styled shoots.

+ Developing your style and growing as an artist.

+ Longevity in business. How to stay on top of the game.


3 nights accommodation in a comfortable eco retreat (twin share rooms with en-suite), all meals (continental breakfast, catered lunches and dinners), tea, coffee, snacks, yoga class on Tuesday morning, a goodie bag + special deals & gifts from our rad partners & sponsors.

Not included:

Airport Transfers & transport, but we can help to organise this or get you in touch with other attendees, so you can carpool. Alcohol, but you are more than welcome to bring your own. 


Camp Glenorchy – an eco retreat where sustainability meets style. Rich in local design detail and universal sustainability concepts, the retreat is located in the heart of the township of Glenorchy and the perfect spot from which to explore the magnificent surrounding mountain and lakeside scenery. You’ll be staying in twin share rooms with en-suite, king bed or 2 single beds, you can upgrade to single occupancy room (subject to availability). 


Glenorchy, New Zealand

19-21 of October 2020


+ more are coming! 
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Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for wedding photographers wanting to get inspired, to dig deeper and take their craft to the next level. If you have a few weddings up your sleeve, then this workshop is for you. We won’t cover entry level topics, nor this workshop will contain any technical information about camera operation or shooting in manual mode, so bear that in mind when signing up. 

How do I secure my spot?

To save a spot, just fill in the form below. You’ll receive an invoice for a non refundable deposit of 50%, with the final amount due 1 month before arrival. We do accept PayPal for international payments. 

Is the payment refundable?

No, but you can transfer your spot to another photographer if you are unable to attend.

Can I use the images from live shoots on my website and social media?

Absolutely! You can use the images you create during the live shoots for your portfolio.

What should I bring?

Your camera, lenses and a laptop (optional). Notepads and pens will be provided. 

Where will we be staying?

We’ve hired a beautiful eco retreat in the mountains for your to stay, so everyone feels like a part of the family.  All rooms are twin-share with en-suit. We’ll add everyone to a closed Facebook group, so you’ll be able to connect and find a perfect roommate. Room upgrades are possible (single occupancy upgrade +$300), but subject to availability. 

Will you cater for special diets?

We can arrange meals for gluten free and vegan diets. If you have allergies, please advice us in advance. 


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