Story + Wonder

Content Retreats

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Elopement couple kissing at their terracotta themed ceremony at the Farm yarra valley, Australian Elopement

Date: 8th (Sold Out) & 9th (A few tickets left) December, 2021

Content Creation Retreat

Mt Hotham, Victoria

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How this retreat will do that, in a simple way.


How will we do this?


We plan a full day, styled to the brim with a unique elopement shoot & for you to capture. With opportunity to also capture a sweet couples session to give you the extra variety of content you need.


You rock up, shoot some badass content and meet some pretty epic friends along the way.


Go and kick butt and use the photos to attract the clients you want.


But, don't take my word for it....

Hear how other business owners feel about the way I organise styled shoots.

“Mel is hands down the sweetest human ever, let alone an incredible photographer. Mel's passion for her craft and caring nature shine through every aspect of her service - the way she keeps each a flowing smoothly without a hitch, allowing you to enjoy every moment. Her organisation is flawless. It is a true pleasure each time I get to work with this glowing soul and I couldn't recommend her highly enough. Thanks for everything you do Mel!”

- Heidi, Evergreen Ink.

The Story and Wonder Retreat is a must! Mel and her vendors did an incredible job with the styling of the shoots and created the most epic couples and elopement sessions for us to photograph! We were well taken care of on the day with plenty of food and drink to go around (plus the food served was delicious). During the shoots we were all given time to direct the couples which was amazing because it enabled each photographer to get the shots they wanted. All the other photographers were super respectful of each other while we were shooting. Overall just an amazing experience and I am beyond excited to go again!

- Tessa, Tessa Cox Photography

Absolutely loved it. The retreat was everything that I needed right now to gain confidence and invest in myself and my business. I have been trying to up-level my business for a while but it's been really slow going. Since investing in the retreat I feel that my confidence has been boosted and the content that I can put out there is of a higher standard than previously. Spending the day with other photographers also helped me feel so much more connected and excited about my business, It was a day full of inspiration, absolutely stunning couples, details and the dream landscapes. Spending so much time with other people who are just as passionate about photography and being create was so life-giving and inspiring!

- Cat, Cat Lyndell Photography

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So, let's make this happen.

1. Submit your email below for a release reminder the moment tickets go live for the next retreat.

2. Book your ticket!

3. Attend the retreat, make some amazing relationships and create incredible images.

4. Get excited!!

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Will be get the opportunity to pose the couples?

Yes! The retreat is designed so each attendee can bring their own personal style. Each attendee will have time to direct the couple themselves.

What if we can no longer attend? eg. border restrictions.

The tickets are non-refundable, however they are transferrable. I would love to offer refund in the face of unfortunate circumstances, however it is not possible because many expenses will be already paid for & I need to run a sustainable retreat.

In the case the retreat cannot go ahead on the intended dates, it will be rescheduled to a new date, if you cannot attend you can sell your ticket on.

Are vehicle transfers included?

You will need to find your own way to the retreat. All meals will occur at the Airbnb, and most shoots will begin at the Airbnb. It is possible you will need to drive yourself from the Airbnb to shoot locations depending on the cars and space we have available.