I know you.

I know you have a photography business and that you know your camera and gear well, and I know you can take a pretty great photo. I know you’re bursting with ideas and a yearning to create.

I know you feel like you’re ALLLLMOST there.

But I also know that you’re feeling a bit stuck - you're probably feeling like you're walking around this industry blindfolded a lot of the time. Like everyone else knows how it works, but somehow you didn’t get the memo. You're afraid that people won't pay you for your creative ideas, and that you're not getting paid what you think you're worth. Maybe you’re not even sure what you’re worth! You aren't booking your ‘dream’ clients and your work feels a bit "meh" as a result. The thought of working in client homes with unpredictable light – or unpredictable anything -  gives you the shakes.

I know what you want.

You want a business that represents you, that attracts your tribe and that allows you to create the work you want,

And I know how you can get it.

You want a workshop that has useful and meaningful information and exercises that you can apply to your own business straight away.

You want a teacher who is fully invested in seeing you become the best version of yourself as a creative entrepreneur - because that’s exactly what you are.

You want actionable tasks on your work, your website and your business and constructive, proactive feedback.

You want to take your business to the next level because you're the boss - you get to create the business you want. You get to redefine what creative business and style means to you.

I know you. You’re standing right at the edge and I am here to give you the little push to send you in the right direction.

I remember seeing Amy’s work first on Instagram and was immediately captivated by the intimacy, the warmth and emotion in each frame. After a weeks’ Q+A with Amy, I have come to understand that this is more than great technical skills. It is Amy’s exceptional generosity and passion that makes her work so great. As a relatively new photographer on the scene, I needed someone to be a sounding board on things far beyond technical skills. I needed someone to be open about their own emotions, experiences, their ups and downs - I needed to know that the emotional creative rollercoaster I was on, was in fact okay.

My week with Amy was literally life changing. I got so much more than reassurance. I finished the week inspired, enthused and courageous. My business is the stronger for it. My soul is the stronger for it.
— Danielle Smith - Lightsmith Images



Greenwich, CT
27-29 September, 2019

Commences 5pm Friday 27th, concludes 4pm Sunday 29th.

Portland, OR
4-6 October, 2019

Commences 5pm Friday 4th, concludes 4pm Sunday 6th.


Dream Clients
Portfolio Building
Website (including a group review for each attendee)
Finding "Flow"
Marketing + Social Media
Client preparation
The importance of your stories
Work/life balance
Shoot workflow/posing/directives
Identifying your signatures
Pricing + setting financial goals
+ so much more

Each retreat will include a live family shoot with opportunities to shoot for your own portfolio.


Your workshop ticket will include the following:

2 nights accommodation
Catered lunch each day
Coffee, coffee, coffee (and tea if that’s your thing)
Insightful group discussions
One live photoshoot
Complimentary (silent) seat for the Life: Unmade E-workshop for ongoing access to content

$1800 USD per person

A $500 deposit will be required to secure your seat and is due at the time of booking.

$400 is due on 1st April, 2019
$400 is due on 1st June, 2019
$500 is due on 1st August, 2019


To put it simply, mentoring with Amy is brilliant. I walked away from our day full of coffee but more importantly, a head full of ideas and a clear path to move forward with my photography. Amy is an open book about everything and I particularly love that she continues to be a mentor long after the day. I have found being able to ask questions, seek help or reassurance from Amy has been invaluable. If you need help with moving forward with your business then I would highly recommend you book Amy asap!
— Ali Bant - Smith + Archer Photography

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