Reawaken your passion for life and photography


Intimate 5-day retreat in the heart of spellbinding Northern Ireland

September 22nd-26th, 2023

Limited To 8 Places - Booking Now

Ideal for: Female photographers in need of a safe space to rekindle their creativity and connect with likeminded individuals

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.

Stress-free time out everybody needs

Time to just ‘be’ is important. Which is why Soul Sourced Retreats covers every single detail for you. Our dedicated and friendly team will be on hand throughout your stay to make sure you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having the most relaxing and inspiring 5 days of your life!)

Space to be in your creative element

This won’t be about handling your camera - we’re guessing you’ve got that by now. This is about giving you the space to rekindle your creative spark, not for your clients, but for you, with beautifully styled photoshoots in some of Northern Ireland’s most mesmerising beauty spots.

The chance to build a support network

You can’t be on your a-game when you’re pouring from an empty cup. You’ll get the time you need to recalibrate, to take the time for yourself that you deserve, and build authentic, human connections with other female photographers experiencing the same challenges as you for mutual support going forward.

Your hosts – bringing you a home away from home

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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

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"Trusted to
deliver 100%"

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.

Niall O'Floinn 

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What’s included in your retreat package?



Everything is covered, from pick-up and drop-off at Dublin Airport to all transport needed throughout your stay.

Breakfast each morning
and a 3-course dinner on
5 evenings

Private catering

You’ll want for nothing with 4 delicious breakfasts, 4 exquisite dinners and plenty of light snacks provided each day.


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Stunning accommodation

You’ll spend 5 days and 4 nights in a luxury beach house right on the breathtaking coast of Northern Ireland.



Creative photoshoots

Enjoy styled photoshoots capturing real couples in Northern Ireland’s most sought-after elopement spots.

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Breathtaking scenery

Discover the wonder of one of the UK’s most scenic countries and be inspired by the beauty of its hidden locations.


Shared artistic insight

Have the chance to bounce off each other’s creative energy by working together on a fun shoot of each other.


Professional headshots

Take a break from being behind the lens with your own stunning professional headshots captured by Kate.

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Rest and relaxation

Get time and space to reconnect with yourself and build authentic connections with those around you.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We know we can give you the experience of a lifetime – but don’t just take our word for it. Hear from Stephanie and Ryan on why working with us is more than just ‘business as usual’.


Only 8 spaces available


€2950 per person



€2750 per person



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?

  • 1 BOOK NOW
    Fill in the contact form and we’ll come back to you within 24 hours to discuss your reservation, any questions you might have, and get to know each other a little better.
  • 2 JOIN US
    Get picked up and taken to a beautiful location knowing we’re taking care of everything for you so you can focus entirely on you, rekindling your passion, and building authentic human connections.
    Know you’ve fed your mind and soul and leave feeling refreshed, reenergised, and ready to take on whatever comes next with a budding support network of likeminded photographers and friends for the days ahead.

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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