Relax and unwind
Reignite your passion
Reconnect with yourself
Do you remember how you felt about your passion for photography before running a business took over?
Photography sets your soul on fire – it’s your passion and an intrinsic part of you. But the reality of turning your hobby into your business can leave you feeling anything but alive. You thought you’d have more time to pursue your creative freedom, to travel, to build connections, and live life on your terms, but instead you’re left with less – overworked and overwhelmed - spending more time behind a computer screen than you do behind a lens. You need a break that will allow you to reconnect with yourself, your creative vision, and the reason you started this in the first place. The good news is, you’re in the right place.
Welcome to Northern Ireland – Your photography retreat for the soul
Take time for yourself without needing an excuse on the breathtaking coastline of Northern Ireland. Combine a luxurious yet homely break with the opportunity to shoot stunning photography in one of the UK’s most sought-after elopement spots, in the company of other like-minded female photographers who share and understand your unique challenges. Your retreat will be brimming with the perfect balance of creative opportunities, styled elopement shoots with real couples and high-end vendors, and space – space to come back to yourself, space to connect with others, and space to slow down in an area that calls for you to do just that – because it’s in this space that your clarity and creativity will return to you.
Your hosts – bringing you a home away from home
Every aspect of your retreat has been carefully curated by Couple and Elopement photographer Kate Nolan, and . Working in the industry themselves, they understand how hard it can be to get the balance right between what you need, and what your clients expect. Which is why they’ve created a retreat that focuses entirely on you. From your transport to the stunning and perfectly situated coastal accommodation, to the home-made bread and scones – every detail, big and small has been painstakingly crafted to bring you a truly rejuvenating and one-of-a-kind experience.
Based in Ireland themselves, Kate and Patrick bring with them a wealth of knowledge on the best-known locations for shooting captivating engagement and elopement shoots, as well as a few not-so-well-known hidden gems to help get your creative juices flowing. And with over 30 years combined in the hospitality industry their hosting skills are second to none – exuding warmth and expertise at every turn.
"Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value"
Kate is someone really special. She is so much more than a photographer & within that she is at the top end of her profession. A sharp eye & a huge heart, she’s a fabulous, gentle project manager who had our back from creative concept to fruition. She listens, she hears & she delivers.
Jacinta & Danny
My main takeaway is that I would trust her 100% to deliver on what she promises and to calmly and professionally deal with any changes or adjustments to real-time situations and group dynamics that the moment requires. I think Kate has a very rare combination of all the perfect qualities a project director could have and I just got lucky to work with her.
How you’ll get here
It’s a brave decision to travel across the world to reconnect with yourself – and we’ll do all we can to make it easy for you. While we can’t fly the plane that gets you here, we’ll take care of everything as soon as you’re welcomed onto Irish soil. Like an old friend, we’ll be waiting for you at Dublin airport with a warm, chauffer driven car that will accompany you throughout your stay, as well as plenty of smiles. And because we want you to enjoy the duration of your stay without worry – we’ll be offering drop off to the airport at the end of the retreat too.
Where you’ll rest your head
Situated in the heart of the most scenic part of Northern Ireland and a short distance from all shooting locations, you’ll spend 4 nights in a beautiful beachfront house with direct access to the beach, surrounded by Northern Ireland’s rugged and awe-inspiring coastline. Lovingly handpicked for its cosy, intimate, and close to nature feel, you’ll enjoy both spacious communal areas to bond and connect with fellow guests, as well as quiet log-burning sitting rooms to curl up with a book should you so choose. Think firepits, cosy blankets and evening beach walks, sandy toes, and breath-taking sunsets – you’ll feel right at home in no time.
Who you’ll share the table with
In amongst reigniting your passion for your craft with portrait photography in some of Northern Ireland’s most captivating locations, you’ll spend quality time connecting with other likeminded female photographers. Whether you’re an elopement photographer, a wedding photographer, a destination photographer, or are looking to try a new niche, there’s a seat at the table for you. Photography can be a lonely business with a lack of connection and support. We aim to bring all 8 of our guests together in a safe space of mutual understanding to build and carry forward those authentic connections you might until now have been missing.
What you’ll nourish your body with
Just as your mind and soul will be nourished during your time on the retreat, so will your body – with an all-inclusive package of exquisite culinary delights served up by our very own hand selected private chef, Anna O’Donnell. Passionate about using sustainable local produce to create deliciously authentic local cuisine, you’ll delight in the finest of what Northern Ireland has to offer. Just like arriving home to your favourite Grandma’s house, you’ll want for absolutely nothing - enjoying 4 beautifully crafted breakfasts and gourmet dinners every day, as well as light snacks to fill your cup throughout the day. Many of Anna’s dishes are plant-based and all dietary preferences can be catered for.
Stephanie & Ryan | New York City
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Only 8 spaces available
SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOM
€2950 per person
4 ROOMS AVAILABLE
TWIN OCCUPANCY ROOM
€2750 per person
2 ROOMS | 4 BEDS AVALIABLE
Why you can’t afford to miss this retreat
Picture your life as you thought it would be when you took the leap to transform your passion for photography from a hobby into your business. Do you have that life? If the answer is no, and you’re left feeling unfulfilled, overworked, and worried you’re losing your creative freedom, then this retreat is for you. Unlike other photography retreats that prioritise a fast-paced environment full of technical teachings and business acumen, your retreat with Soul Sourced Retreats gives you permission to slow down, to come back to your intention, and rekindle your love for your craft – all while reconnecting with your true self and those around you who are treading the same path. Far from feeling like you need a break after your break – you’ll leave feeling refreshed and reenergised having been given the opportunity to truly put yourself first.
I’m ready to take the leap and reignite my passion for my craft –
what’s the next step?
Photographer’s burnout is real.
But it doesn’t have to be your story.
Reignite your passion and creativity for your craft with a retreat designed for female photographers navigating the challenges just like you. Sign up today for a one-of-a-kind experience that will be sure to leave you feeling inspired, revived, and understood.
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