Excellent photography is more than just beautiful photos. I believe that if you want to set yourself apart from your competition, you need to educate yourself.
That's why I created The New Adventure Workshop. Joining together with some of the most amazing educators across the nation, we will be diving deep into what matters most. Oh, and we'll totally have some epic styled shoots because they're badass!
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I'm a wedding and elopement photographer in Indiana. But it wasn't always this way. I began my career in a very different place but never found the joy and freedom that being an entrepreneur has afforded me.
I've spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours, learning, refining, and growing my business. With an undergrad in education and a love for leadership and empowering others, The New Adventure Workshop was born.
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"You don't take a photograph, you make it."
location: The Big Island, Hawaii
When: January 27-31, 2022
all the details
a limited gathering of 12 attendees
5 educators, 5 days,
3 Styled Shoots
Here's a peek at the itinerary
-Accommodations for 4 nights
-transportation once at the airbnb
-3 styled shoots
-1 hour personalized marketing zoom call for each attendee
-1 group video chat 30 days before
-1 follow up group video chat 45 days after the workshop
3-6PM: Arrival, check-in, unpack, hors d'oeuvres
7:30-9PM: Ice breaker exercise and introductions
7:30AM: Yoga Class onsite
12PM: Implentation Time & Break
3:30PM: Styled Shoot
4:30AM: Wake Up
5AM: Leave for sunrise shoot
12:30PM: Implementation Time & Light Lunch
3:30PM: Styled Shoot
9-11AM: Goodbyes & Checkout
7AM-11:30AM: Free time, go visit the beach, rest, edit, implement
3:00PM: Styled Shoot
7PM: Return to AirBnB/Dinner
10PM: Implementation Time
11PM: Prep for check-out, pack, clean
Victoria Rayburn is a wedding photographer based in Indiana. Her specialty prior to full time wedding photography was working for a marketing agency that specialized in small businesses SEO and social media. Victoria will be educating our attendees about SEO, marketing, and the client experience. Be sure to check out her amazing free resources on her site!
Meet our educators!
Meet Ellie McKinney, as a lover of unique weddings and elopements, Ellie has built a business around attracting that niche. Her enthusiasm for client experience will help you learn easy steps to take in setting yourself apart as a business owner. During her class, you’ll learn new ways to leave a lasting impression on clients while still being able to enjoy life outside of workload.
Taylor Good is wedding and elopement photographer from Central Illinois. Prior to stepping into photography full time Taylor was a marketing expert that rebranded her entire company and designed their new site. She'll be joining Nate in marketing strategies to meet your ideal client's needs.
Felicia Dale is the owner of Emerald Lotus Events and is a wedding coordinator. She has planned and coordinated hundreds of weddings and has helped educate future planners at Purdue University. Recently, she launched a digital wedding planning course for couples called Simple Wedding Planning. She'll be sharing about maximizing your client's wedding experience and how to create professional boundaries.
We know that a workshop isn't complete without some beautiful styled shoots. That's why we are working with amazing local Hawaiian vendors to bring you 3 beautiful styled shoots with one elopement and one engagement set up at each location.
Polulu Valley - sunrise elopement & engagement
The Polulu Valley, located on the Northeast coast of The Big Island is a secluded hideaway perfect for sunrise adventure sessions and elopements. There is a little hike down to the amazing beach but you're greeted with perfect rocky shores and ironwood trees that allow the morning light to filter in through the morning mist.
A sunset beach and ocean engagement & elopement
The Big Island is home to amazing beaches, breathtaking sunsets, and perfectly diverse ecosystems. We will be adventuring to some epic Gold Coast beaches to capture both an elopement and engagement couple that will begin on the beach and end in the water! After all, don't we all want some sultry in-water portraits?
Black Sand Beach & Lava Flows engagement & elopement
The Big Island is famous for many things. One of those is having the only active volcano in the United States. While the volcano may not currently be erupting while we are there, it's left some amazing locations we're going to take full advantage of with black sand beaches and epic and solitary black lava flows.
Hawaii has strict COVID restrictions and requires a negative COVID test as of mid-2021 for arrival. This must be done 72 hour in advance of your departure. As the restrictions change, our attendees will be updated with the current Hawaiian requirements.
"What COVID precautions are you taking?"
No problem! During the booking process, we'll ask you to specify if you have dietary restrictions or needs. i.e. gluten intolerance, lactose, allergies, or lifestyle such as vegan, vegetarian, etc. We'll be offering both in-home cooked meals as well as catered options and will be sure to accommodate your needs.
"i have food allergies or dietary restrictions"
After we finish booking everyone, we'll be adding everyone to a private Facebook group & Instagram pod for attendees only. We can connect with one another and you can ride share to the AirBnB. It's about a $30-$40 ride from the Airport.
"how do i get to the airbnb?"
Our attendee contract states that any attendee with a positive test/cannot attend will be first in line for our next workshop or the following. If you are unable to attend any of them, you'll be reimbursed the fee minus your deposit. We'd obviously rather have you at our workshop so stay healthy!
"What if i have a positive COVID test/cannot attend?"
The Big Island in January has varying temperatures. Our AirBnB is located at a higher elevation and will be cooler than on the coast. Bringing cozy warm clothes for learning will be great. Most days we will be in warm temps but having a rain jacket and warm clothes will come in handy.
"what types of clothes will i need?"
We won't ask you for any funds while at the AirBnB. If you'd like to spend money on souvenirs, buy extra goodies, or anything else, you should bring some extra cash. We will have your food, drinks, and stay covered as well as all the fees, permits, and everything else. Is it nice to treat-yoself? Yes, so bring some cash if you'd like to do that.
"Will i need extra money?"
ABSOLUTELY! We want everyone to have a safe and inclusive space to be able to share, learn, and grow with one another. Our space is LGBTQ+ inclusive and friendly because we believe that love is love and that your gender and orientation are valid and valued.
"is the workshop inclusive and lgbtq+ friendly?"
Book your travel, join up with the private Facebook group for attendees, and coordinate travel between the airport and the AirBnB. We'll be there to greet you with hugs, fist bumps, and a cocktail.
Travel & Adventure
In addition to our education, you'll receive a 1 hour video chat with me. We'll go over your social media and website and talk about where you want to gear your business toward.
Schedule your chat
After we've reviewed the applications, we'll send emails out with our attendee contract and invoice. You can pay your deposit and the remainder will be due 45 days in advance of the workshop.
Pay the deposit
To ensure that our attendees are the right fit for our workshop, we're asking everyone to fill out a questionnaire about attendance..
2 spots Remain!
Remainder due 45 Days in Advance
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"The workshop was incredible! I knew I had the talent as a photographer, but didn’t know how to reach my ideal client or run the backend of my new business. I walked away with a lot of knowledge and resources that helped me feel confident in my career."
-Kheo of Kheo Momento Photography
Attendee love & testimonials
"If I had gotten nothing else other than incredible portfolio content from The New Adventures Workshop, my investment would have been worth it.
However, what I got was so much more than just incredible photos. Nate, Felicia, and the New Adventures team went above and beyond creating one of the most welcoming, encouraging, positive, fun, and valuable experiences I could have imagined.
The educators were amazing, down to earth, and the information provided was immediately applicable to my business. Not to mention, the environment they created was super collaborative and allowed all of the attendees to share their experiences, ask vulnerable questions, and learn from one another that I’m not sure I would have been able to do at another workshop.
If you’re wondering whether you should make the jump and invest in yourself with The New Adventures Workshop, the short answer is yes. I can’t recommend it enough!"
-Kaytelyn of K.hice Photography