july, 2016

18jul - 21jul 1810:00 amjul 21Italian Business RetreatWedding and Business Workshop

Event Details

Aspire are bursting with excitement to offer a limited edition, three-day wedding photography and business workshop, in an Italian castle (yes, a CASTLE!).

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to throw away the rulebook and discover some completely new inspiration for your work. Under the guidance of Aspire’s award-winning training team, you’ll reinvent your photography in a series of carefully-designed practical and business sessions designed to make your business the best it can be, in all areas. Each day, you’ll photograph a lusciously styled shoot in the breathtaking surroundings of the Italian landscape. We will ensure that every detail is taken care of, allowing you to indulge your photographic instincts and discover new ideas. In-depth business training, meanwhile, will aid the development of even seasoned businesses, opening your eyes and your mind to new ways in which you can prosper.

This course will teach you …

  • How to get the most out of a destination shoot
  • Why it’s important to reinvent your business
  • New creative avenues
  • How to inject fresh ideas into your work and business
  • That there’s always room for innovation
  • How to stay ahead of the game
  • The Italian Business Retreat spans three amazing days in the following way…


Arrival Day - Monday 18th July 2016

You will arrive and meet the rest of your group at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), where you will then be taken to the Graphistudio Factory for an exclusive tour which has been designed to educate you and your business. It’s an inspiring session that will transform your album sales.

Day One: Liberate Yourself and Your Business - Tuesday 19th July 2016

In the morning, you’ll work with Catherine Connor on the ways you can liberate yourself and your business to help you thrive. This is a mentoring session for your business and will be motivating and liberating for all.

In the afternoon and evening, you’ll capture images the like of which you’ve never created before, in an amazing styled shoot in the castle.

Day Two: Staying Ahead of the Game - Wednesday 20th July 2016

The morning session with Catherine covers all you need to know about creating a competitive business, and ensuring you stay ahead of the game in the marketplace. Together with Catherine, you’ll explore your own development as a photographer in terms of marketing your services and reaching the right client.

In the afternoon, it’s time to capture images once again, as the next styled shoot unfolds at the castle. Your portfolio will be transformed by the images you capture, and you’ll enjoy countless opportunities to experiment with your photography.

Day Three: Perfecting the Product - Thursday 21st July 2016

Catherine will work with you in the morning session to help you plan the ongoing development of your business. You’ll explore ways to perfect your product with both a technical and creative evaluation of your work. In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy another beautiful styled shoot in a gorgeous Italian village setting, before heading to an evening dinner to celebrate the end of an amazing trip.

Day Four: Leaving the Castle - Friday 22nd July 2016

On the final morning you will travel back to Marco Polo Airport where you can continue your journey home or alternatively head into Venice to pursue your own personal photographic tour of this stunning city.


18 (Monday) 10:00 am - 21 (Thursday) 6:00 pm


Count Ceconi Castle

Pielungo di Vito D'Asio


Prices including VAT

Price: £995.00 not including VAT

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