The Branding Retreat

A retreat in Sitges,Barcelona for people photographers | 08-10 November 2023

with Vicki Knights & Eddie Judd 


Want to learn how to succeed in personal branding photography – the fastest-growing photography genre?

Do you love the thought of photographing female entrepreneurs in gorgeous locations? And shooting during the week so it fits around your life and other photography work? 

At our exciting retreat, you’ll find out how to thrive in this dynamic genre of photography.


Our first retreat this year was a HUGE success, so we’ve decided to upgrade it to more sunny climes – we’re so excited!

It’s a retreat full of advice & inspiration for people photographers who already do branding shoots or want to add branding photography to their repertoire. 

This is some time away from your busy life, to be inspired by shooting, to fill your mind with new ideas and connect and chat about your work with other fellow photographers.

Whether you’ve run your business for over a decade, or are dreaming of quitting the 9-5 to become a photographer, this retreat will inspire and motivate you to build the business of your dreams. 

You’ll walk away feeling inspired and motivated, with lots of new ideas and with some gorgeous new shots for your portfolio. 



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The Branding Retreat was an absolute dream come true! Initially, I chose to go because I wanted to elevate my branding work and meet and learn from Eddie and Vicki because I admire everything they do for the industry. The reality was that I got everything I wanted and so much more.

I gained every bit of expertise I needed to completely overhaul the branding side of my business. From planning to packages to all the logistical aspects. Not to mention that I feel 10 times more confident than ever to get shooting and editing because of everything I learnt. Plus I have a FULL portfolio of images that I am so proud of to advertise my skills and services. I am so excited to get going, it’s unreal.

I never could’ve imagined how generous Eddie and Vicki were going to be with their years of expert experience and knowledge. Nothing was off the table, they gave us EVERYTHING. 

I can’t recommend the retreat enough. I feel changed and energised and like I am carrying this suitcase full of potential for the things I can go on to do now. THANK YOU!

Charlie Alexander of Farlie Photography

What To Expect

 Spend a fun and inspiring couple of days in an amazing space, with inspiring shoots and masterclasses and in like-minded company. 



Leading brand photographers and hosts of Shoot Edit Chat Repeat, Vicki Knights & Eddie Judd will be your hosts and trainers. Click here to learn more about your hosts. 

With over 2 decades of experience between them, you’re in safe hands!

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You’ll be able to shoot alongside us and get some gorgeous branding portfolio shots.

At our masterclasses you’ll learn more about visibility, editing, mini branding sessions and more.

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Me Sitges Terramar hotel is a luxury lifestyle hotel in the vibrant coastal town of Sitges, near Barecelona.

With lots of perfect spaces to shoot and learn – shoot on the beach anyone?! – it’s the ideal place for a few days of fun & learning.


Vicki & Eddie created a really open, fun and warm environment which meant I felt comfortable to ask questions straight away.

There was a great mix of practical and theory. I really learnt so much, from seeing Eddie & Vicki photographing clients and being given the opportunity to practice new poses on models. I met some amazing photographers and had the best time.

Chloe Barnett


The retreat has given me so much practical information to use going forwards.

I don’t usually use workshop images for my portfolio, but I’ve come away with so many great photos.

It’s filled my head with new ideas and given me a ton of inspiration.

Lydia Stamps

The Plan

A Barcelona retreat for people photographers | 8-10th November 2023

Spend a brilliant few days learning in a gorgeous luxury hotel in Sitges, Barcelona.

Shoot alongside us on some personal branding shoots, learn how to thrive in branding photography, enjoy the beach side location and spend time with fellow photographers.



4pm – Branding photography masterclass with Vicki & Eddie

Welcome drink at the pool bar

Then a good night’s sleep ready for….



Model shoots in Sitges

Lunch (included)

Personal branding masterclass with Vicki

4pm – Time to explore



Tea, coffee & pastries (included)

“How to make mini branding mornings work for you” – masterclass with Vicki & Eddie

Mini branding shoots

Light lunch (included)

Lightroom retouching workshop with Eddie

Posing workshop and shoot swaps around the hotel

8pm – Drinks & Dinner (included)

your spot

£1245 (approx $1500) total

(£245 payable now to reserve your spot)

The price includes:

– 2.5 days of learning including shoots & masterclasses

– welcome drink, coffees, 2x lunches & a big blow out dinner on the last night!

– Goody bag 


 What’s not included

– your accommodation – you can get a discounted rate at the hotel – the sooner you book the more discount you get! Rooms start from £75 a night (sharing)

– Flights & transfers to Sitges (see FAQ for approx prices)


Simply enter your details below OR click the button and email us with these details.


• We’ll then contact you within 48 hours to let you know if your application is successful (it’s first come, first served and we’re expecting places to go fast)

• We’ll send you the invoice for the deposit (£245) which is required within 72 hours to hold your place!

• It’s as simple as that!

3 + 1 =


One of the best investment decisions I made for my growing business was to attend Eddie & Vicki’s branding retreat.

I have learnt so much, as these ladies are full of information that they are willing to share with us so that we too can build strong foundations and have a thriving business.

They are fun, kind and inspirational which also means they attract similar people to their retreats. Everyone there was delightful and I made some great photographer friends.

I didn’t want it to end and I was still on a buzz for days afterwards.

I have now got so many great things lined up for my business this year because I have been inspired and educated.

Jodie Wilson


We have carefully designed the masterclasses and workshops so that they teach you everything you need to know to thrive in this fast-growing genre of branding photography.


Including case studies of real clients, showing you exactly how to make mini branding shoot mornings work for you, Lightroom retouching, building your own personal brand and more. You’ll have over 7 hours of training with Vicki & Eddie over the 2.5 days with the shooting time on top. 

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We’ll be inviting along REAL business owners to show you how to get the best out of any person – even those that hate the camera!

From preparation to posing, these shoots are the best way to learn so you feel confident and ready for your branding shoots ahead.

You’ll also walk away with some gorgeous photos you can use in your portfolio. 

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You packed in absolutely tonnes without it feeling overly rushed and you were both fantastic teachers.

I’ve learnt huge amounts about branding, the importance of mini branding shoots, confidence in directing, some brilliant Lightroom tips and more.

You’ve created an amazing community of warm, friendly photographers and have been a real inspiration.

Melanie Moss


Your chance to get some branding photos of you in a gorgeous location!

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Walk away with some gorgeous photos of you to help you feel more comfortable getting visible in your business.

Our retreatees loved the opportunity to practise the posing tips we'd shared and see how it feels on the other side of the camera! `Practise what you preach'! 

We loved doing our own shoot swap at the hotel on our recce last year which you can see here - it's a stunning location to shoot! 


* Images of retreat attendees by Siobhan Johns Photography

You Said

We know it’s going to be an amazing couple of days. But don’t just take our word for it!

Read these comments from the attendees after our first retreat in February 2023.


Attending the Retreat for Brand Photographers is going to be one of the pivotal points for my business.

Seeing Vicki and Eddie in action has given me a boost of confidence and knowledge needed to take my brand photography further!

It wasn’t only a great learning experience, it was a fabulous networking opportunity too.

And it’s definitely a telling talent of Vicki and Eddie to gather amazing people around them 🤍

Thank you for creating the retreat, ladies, I am looking forward to learning with you again! 🤩

Iana Chtefan

What an incredible retreat!

“Vicki & Eddie gave so much to us all at this retreat. Nothing was off topic. They shared so much knowledge.

It was SO much fun and a great community of fab photographers. Thank you!”

Siobhan Johns


“What an incredible 2 days spent with Eddie, Vicki and some amazing ladies learning everything branding. I leave with a clear definition of my brand, some wonderful model shoots, editing tips, headshots to use in my own branding and with some incredible memories and lots of inspiration.

I absolutely loved every minute!”

Alison Armstrong

The Fab Venue

You’re in for an absolute treat!

The hotel is in Sitges, a gorgeous beach town 20 minutes from Barcelona.

ME Sitges Terramar 

Passeig Marítim, 80, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona, Spain


Your Faqs

How many people will be at the retreat?

We only have space for 14 people maximum. The shoots will be split in two, so you’ll be shooting alongside Vicki or Eddie and 6 other photographers to give everyone a chance to get their shots. We’re not a fan of bun-fight shoots either! 

Is accomodation included and where can I stay?

Your room isn’t included in the price, but the hotel are offering us a great special discount – it is an utterly gorgeous place to stay!

We’ll send you the link to book with a discount once you have a confirmed place. We can help you pair you up with someone else if you wish to save costs and share. We will also have a Facebook group so you can get to know people and ask if anyone is willing to share. The rooms start from just £75 pp per night if you’re sharing a room.

How do I get there?

The hotel is situated 20 minutes from Barcelona airport and it’s super easy to get a taxi outside. The approx cost is around £50 in a cab from the airport. Barcelona is an international airport that is easy to access from most countries. Currently, there are flights available from the UK from as little as £75 return.

What are the exact timings?

The retreat starts at 4pm on Wed 8th November 2023. A welcome drink is included at 6.30pm and then after a day of travelling (for most) we want you to get a good night’s rest for the days ahead!

Thursday is all day from 9.30am to 4pm. We will be shooting & training. We have scheduled in a bit of YOU time in the afternoon. You can use this to go and explore Barcelona, nip down to Sitges on an electric scooter or just simply read a book and relax. 

Friday is a full day of training & shoots and breakfast, lunch and a lovely dinner in the hotel restaurant are all included.

What's the refund policy?

There is a 14 day cooling off period, so if you change your mind within 2 weeks of purchasing your ticket you can get a full refund.

The £245 deposit is non-refundable after this time, although you can get someone to fill your place if you can’t make it.

£500 is then due by July 2023 and £500 is due by October 2023.



What meals are included?

You’ll have a lovely welcome drink with us on Wednesday. On Thursday we’ll be having lunch in Sitges after our model shoots and that is included in the retreat price.

On Friday there will be breakfast, a light lunch and a fancy dinner in the hotel restaurant (including wine!) all included.

I'm nervous to spend this much money on me / is there an early bird discount?

Firstly, this isn’t spending money just on you, this is your business.

We get it, it can be nerve-racking to invest in your business. But it’s essential that you invest in your training and growth to ensure your business thrives in the future.

We have kept the cost of the places as low as possible, whilst still being able to create an amazing experience for you.

The beauty of the retreat being over 7 months away is that you have that time to save. Then to get a return on your investment you just need to book one or two extra branding shoots after the retreat. We’re confident you’ll be able to do that with the knowledge and inspiration that you’ll get from these few days.

There isn’t an early bird discount as we think it’s fair that everyone pays the same price. Plus we’re expecting places to go quickly. We hope you can join us!

Will I get photos of myself that I can use?

Yes! There is a shoot swap workshop where the group will be taking photos of each other, so you can arrange with your fellow retreatees to swap images. The perfect way to get some new branding photos of you in a gorgeous location.

I've already done your online course, will the training just be the same?

No, we’ve made sure this is all new training. Of course, there might be some cross-over, but many of the attendees from our first retreat had also taken our online course and they learnt lots from the masterclasses and workshops provided. 

What is required for the shoots?

We won’t be giving training on how to work your cameras, so you need to be comfortable shooting in manual. 

Just bring the equipment with you that you would normally take on a shoot. We recommend a 50mm lens and something a little wider if you have it for the indoor shoots. And a 85mm or 70-200mm for the outdoor shoots would be useful if you have them. 

I'm not a photographer but I run my own business - can I come?

Our event is primarily aimed at people who own photography businesses as there will be shoots included and the training is aimed at photographers. If you are an aspiring branding photographer but you haven’t yet set up your business, that should be fine. Just get in touch with us and we can let you know if we think it’s suitable for you. Vicki runs her annual Visibility Retreat in Sussex which is for all kinds of entrepreneurs.

I don't do branding photography yet, can I still come?

Yes of course. If you are a family and/or wedding photographer and you’re looking to add branding photography to your business, this is perfect for you. 

At our first retreat we had some people who had been doing branding photography for years, and others who were just starting, and they all learnt a ton and left feeling inspired. 

Will you be running this again in Spring 2024?

We don’t know for sure whether we will run this retreat again at all! We had planned for the London retreat to be a one-off, but the attendees (and us!) loved it so much that we decided to do it again but this time in Barcelona!

So no, there are no plans to run this in Spring 2024 at the moment but all being well, we would love to run it again sometime in 2024.

I have a question that you haven't answered!

No problem, just email us at and we’ll be happy to answer it!

your spot

£1245 total (approx $1500)

(£245 payable now to reserve your spot)

The price includes:
– 2.5 days of learning including shoots & masterclasses
– welcome drink, coffees, 2x lunches & a big blowout dinner on the last night!
–  Goody bag 

 What’s not included:
– Your accommodation – you can get a discounted rate at the hotel – the sooner you book the more discount you get! Rooms start from £75 a night (sharing)
– Flights & transfers to Sitges (see FAQ for approx prices)


Simply enter your details below OR click the button and email us with these details.


• We’ll then contact you within 48 hours to let you know if your application is successful (it’s first come, first served and we’re expecting places to go fast)

• We’ll send you the invoice for the deposit (£245) which is required within 72 hours to hold your place!

• It’s as simple as that!

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