Advanced Photography Retreats

Advanced Photography Retreats on held at the Amy Kimball Photography Farm Studio (near Ann Arbor, MI)  on select Saturdays from 9am-5pm.  These all day events are reserved for those who are serious about photography.  Enjoy seasonal food from our own farm and other local growers for lunch and dinner.  Child & young adult models with a variety of sets around the 70 acre farm will be used for practice shoots when the focus calls for it. Our hope is that this day inspires you and gives you the courage you need for your next step, whatever that may be!


Each retreat includes:


• A max of 8 participants; time for individual questions

• Seasonal food from the farm for meals (when available)

• Models and a variety of sets, with practice and critique times

• Networking opportunities, Q&A, mentoring


This year’s focuses are:


Mastering Newborn Photography on March 3, 2018

Learn from Amy’s 10 years of experience as a professional newborn photographer (and mother of 4!)  This retreat is an all day in-depth newborn photography experience covering everything from do’s and don’ts, lighting, props, styling, and working with parents and siblings.  A newborn and family with be present to practice with.  


Family & Baby Portrait  on June 16, 2018

We will cover in detail photographing a baby’s first year, family photography, creating photojournalistic images, and capturing generations together.  Models and sets will be available for practice.  


Small Business Mentoring Retreat  on September 8, 2018

This retreat is for photographers or other creatives/makers and will cover all the basics of growing a business from an idea to a “quit-your-day-job” reality.  Topics will include: marketing tools and apps, when, how, and who to hire, social media, search engines, growth principles, how to grow and use your email list, Google adwords, and more.

If you are considering a retreat, help us personalize it by completing this form.

(However, your spot will not be reserved until payment is received)  :)