Upcoming workshops

I have a few workshops that are in the pipe line that I wanted to bring to your attention.

The next one I am hosting is a Christmas themed baking/photography workshop that is being held in London with the super talented lucy Parissi from Supergolden bakes. She’s an expert at photoshop so I can’t wait to learn from her. Things are going to be really festive and we will decorate and style a layer cake together that you can recreate at home and we will bake some yummy gingerbread together. Lucy will show us how to make a stop motion which Is going to be really exciting as they are really popular on Instagram. All in all it’s going to be a fun intimate workshop that will get you in the mood For Christmas. Spaces are quite limited so be sure to register your interest soon by emailing Lucy on lucy@lucyparissi.co.uk

The other workshop I have planned is in daylesford in Australia in may with Anisa Sabet from the macadames this is a three day retreat that’s going to be held over the weekend. It’s going to be so much fun. I haven’t been to Australia before so I’m really excited

*TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT HERE – only a $500 deposit required*


A 3 day food photography and styling retreat held in Daylesford, VIC.

Retreat Teachers

Aimee Twigger of Twigg Studios

Host: Anisa Sabet


The retreat is located in an absolutely breathtaking house, in the quaint town of Daylesford. Daylesford is located approx. 75 minutes from Melbourne, VIC.

Who Can Attend

This workshop is for beginner – intermediate photographers. If you’ve never picked up a camera, we will be going through camera settings and photography basics. This retreat is perfect for those interested in food photography and who want to meet like-minded creatives.


11 – 13 May 2018.


Accommodation included is for 11 and 12 May 2018, is on site, and is single beds in shared rooms (one ensuite per 2 people).


Join us for an intimate food photography and styling retreat, being held in a beautifully curated house in quaint Daylesford of Victoria. We will cook, we will feast, we will laugh and learn. Workshop sessions will be taught by Aimee Twigger of Twigg Studios who has mastered the beautiful art of story telling and moody photography.

Retreat highlights include

Photography basics | We will go through basic camera settings, how to approach lighting, colours, compositions, angles and lenses.

Styling process | Together, we will learn how to create beautifully styled food stories. We will demonstrate how to create a scene by going through the thought process, set up, examining natural light, crafting an environment, choosing props, managing time, and choosing angles.

Moody photography | We will learn how to create this dark and moody type of photography.

Lightroom demonstration & preset building | We will sit down to a collective lightroom editing session, where we’ll talk about post-processing and how to develop your own preset to get the look you want consistently.

Business and Marketing | We will talk about the business side of blogging which is as important as the creative side. We will discuss blogging, sponsorship, marketing, social media and how to develop a consistent brand.

Autumn cocktail class | In a special masterclass, you will learn about autumn cocktails, which alcohols work best and which fruits and flavours to pair with them.

Feasting | The best part of the retreat – the feasting! You will be treated to a beautiful meals throughout the weekend by our famed caterers Alfie’s Kitchen. We will share meals, sample local wine and share stories.


Friday 11 May

Welcome lunch and housekeeping

Session 1 – Photography basics (theory)

Autumn cocktail class

Long table dinner

Saturday 12 May


Session 2 – Styling basics (theory)

Session 3 – Collective styling (practical)


Session 4 – Small group styling

Afternoon tea

Session 5 – Editing and preset building


Sunday 13 May


Session 6 – Business, marketing and social media and Q&A

Farewell morning tea / lunch

**Note this programme is subject to change**


There are only 16 tickets for this workshop available. Be sure to get in quick to avoid missing out on this once in a lifetime retreat.


Two nights shared accommodation on site

Beautiful Daylesford house for the retreat period

All lessons and discussions

Welcome snacks and drinks

Two dinners

One lunch

Two breakfasts

Two morning teas

Two afternoon teas

Carefully curated set of gifts

Not included

Transport to and from Daylesford



The workshop commences 12pm Friday 11 May and finishes 12pm Sunday 13 May. Please contact anisa@themacadames.com for more details.


The all-inclusive cost for the retreat is AUD$1,850 (only $500 despot required to secure your spot). This includes 2-nights shared-room accommodation in Daylesford for 11 May and 12 May 2018 | IMPORTANT: due to the logistics involved in planning these events no refunds are available unless you find a person to replace you on the retreat. If you pay the deposit, please note you are still required to pay the remainder (due Feb 1 2018) until a replacement is found. Thank you for your understanding.

* If you have any dietary requirements, please let me know upon booking and our caterers will ensure to accomodate you.


london April – I am doing a two day photography and fabric dying workshop in London in April more details to come soon

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