The Branding Retreat 

A London retreat for people photographers | 22-24 February 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 founders 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.


We’ve held two sell-out podcast events in the last few years, and this is the first retreat we’ve ever run together – 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 re-invigorated and with some gorgeous new shots for your portfolio. 



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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, flatlay styling and more.

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Artist’s Residence is a small, quirky boutique hotel in Pimlico, London.

With lots of perfect spaces to shoot and learn, it’s the ideal place for a few days of fun & learning.

The Plan

A London retreat for people photographers | 22-24 February 2023

Spend a brilliant couple of days learning in a gorgeous boutique hotel in London.

Shoot alongside us on some personal branding shoots, learn how to thrive in branding photography, the fastest growing genre in the industry, enjoy our 5th birthday celebrations and spend time with fellow photographers.




• 11.30am – Arrive at Artist Residence hotel

• Welcome talk

• Lunch (included) and Q&A

• Personal branding shoot-out 

• Visibility & mindset masterclass with Vicki

• Drinks & Dinner (included)





• Breakfast (included) & informal Q&A

• Personal branding shoot-out

• Flat-lay workshop with Eddie

• Lunch (included) and Q&A

• Posing workshop & time to shoot swap

• Lightroom retouching workshop

• Evening – 5th birthday celebrations with guests!



Breakfast (not included) and say our goodbyes!




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The price includes:

– 2 days of learning including shoots & masterclasses

– our 5th birthday celebrations on Thursday night with some special guests

– all meals & drinks included*

£845 per person


What’s not included

– your accommodation – you can get 15% off rooms at the hotel

– *all meals included apart from breakfast on the Friday. Two glasses of wine included each night, you can of course buy more if you wish!




‘Party of Five’ 

5th birthday celebrations

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 Yes – it is the 5th birthday of our podcast, Shoot Edit Chat Repeat!

And we want to celebrate it with you in style! So we’re going to be inviting some special guests along on the Thursday night. 

Enjoy cocktails in a gorgeous venue and have some great chats with some brilliant people. Perhaps with a few surprises thrown in as well! 



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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 guests after our last events. 

A wonderful event!

Thank you for creating such a beautiful space, a safe space, that is bursting with talent, support and ideas. Loved the community over competition. Sooo looking forward to the next one!

Agi Lebiedz from Hush Pictures


It was so great to be amongst so many inspiring photographers, and the Prosecco, nibbles and amazing swag bags made it even more special.

Felicity Lass

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The Fab Venue

The venue is gorgeously quirky boutique hotel in London 

The Artist’s Residence 
52 Cambridge Street 


Your Faqs

How many people will be at the retreat?
We only have space for 12 people maximum. The shoots will mainly be split in two, so you’ll be shooting alongside Vicki or Eddie and 5 other photographers to give everyone a chance to get their shots. 

There will be around 40 people in total for our 5th birthday celebration on the Thursday night. 

Is accomodation included and where can I stay?
We decided not to include accommodation in the price as we’re aware that many of you will want to travel in from home. 

The hotel the retreat is being held at is lovely and they are offering 15% discount to our attendees. They will be opening up bookings for next year soon and we will let you know as soon as they do. You can see their rooms here. We can help you pair you up with someone else if you wish to save costs and share.

There are lots of other options available in Pimlico and of course there is Airbnb too! 

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The hotel is situated just a five minute walk from Victoria underground, national rail and coach stations. Pimlico and Sloane Square tube stations are a 10 minute walk.

They don’t have an on-site car park. However, Q Car Park is located just a 3-minute walk away on Cumberland Street, SW1V 4LY and costs £24 per 24 hours. 20% discount tickets are available for hotel guests at reception or use the code ARTIST20 when you book online.

Is your retreat aimed at just women?
No – it is open to all lovely humans (of the adult variety)! 
What are the exact timings?
The retreat starts at 11am on Wed 22nd Feb 2023. Dinner is included that night so we’ll be finishing around 9.30pm or later for you night owls! 

Thursday is all day from breakfast at 8.30am, then our 5th birthday celebrations are in the evening.

There are no classes or shoots on the Friday morning, just breakfast (not included) and chatting. So you can travel home on the Thursday evening if you wish, 

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 £100 deposit is non-refundable after this time, although you can get someone to fill your place if you can’t make it. 

£400 is due in September 2022 and £350 is due in January 2023. 



What meals are included?
On the Wednesday lunch & dinner are included (with 2 glasses of wine – you can of course buy more if you wish!) on Thursday breakfast, lunch, evening canapés and 2 drinks are included. 
Will I get photos of myself that I can use?
There is a posing workshop where the group will be taking photos of each other, so you can arrange with your fellow retreatees to swap images. 
What should I wear?
Whatever you feel comfortable in! If you want to dress up in the evenings please feel free to. But if you’re more of a jeans and converse kind then that’s absolutely fine too.
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. 

How do I get my products into the hands of your attendees?
We’d love to hear from businesses that want to work with us. Just email us at and we’ll send you the sponsorship packages that we have available.
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. 
I would love to come to the birthday party on the thursday but can't do the full retreat - is that possible?
Yes! We are opening up the birthday celebration recording to a very limited number of extra guests. Just join our VIP list at the bottom of this page and you’ll hear when we release tickets. 
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 8 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’re expecting places to go quickly. We hope you can join us!

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

The price includes:

– 2 days of learning including shoots & masterclasses

– birthday celebration on Thursday evening

– all meals included*

£845 per person


What’s not included

– your accommodation – you can get 15% off rooms at the hotel

– *all meals included apart from breakfast on the Friday. Two glasses of wine included each night, you can of course buy more if you wish!





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