The definition of Fable is: “a legendary story of supernatural happenings and/or a narration intended to enforce a useful truth”. Here at Fable we embody both meanings. Our retreats are intended to ignite the supernatural creative magic that resides inside every photographer, as well as provide the tools and truths necessary to go forth and show that magic to the world in the form of a financially successful and impactful business.



Whether you are emerging or established, Fable is designed to provide you with the time you need to recharge your creativity and blossom your business. 

Over the course of three sweet late summer days you will participate in hands-on workshops led by award winning and internationally renowned photographers Kelsey Goodwin and Becca Carroll.



We believe in leaving Fable with inspiring images for your portfolio and we also believe in something deeper. We promise that you will leave our time shared together with a new sense of purpose in your photography business and a roadmap to realize it.
The workshops are designed to be the perfect fusion between Art and Business so you can get your fill of both to fuel your passion.
The workshops feature revolutionary editing practices, photography techniques that will harness your talent, and tried and true business practices that will take your career to new heights! 

Exclusively for Fable, we have also organized four stunningly ethereal styled shoots featuring models and products from local vendors and artisans of Vancouver Island.
This is your chance to break outside of your comfort zone and give your portfolio the refresh you’ve been craving! 

As if all of this couldn’t get any better, Fable will be taking place where the forest meets the sea at the secluded Bilston Creek Farm. Bilston is truly where #PNW dreams are made of! Get ready for a weekend of creative and business rejuvenation amongst lavender fields, heritage apple trees, historical farm buildings, and glamorous yurt-like tents.
Included in your tution, you can take part in their Lavendar essential oil distillation workshop.

Retreat takeaways

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Breakfast


Sunrise Oceanside Styled Shoot

It’s time to get creative!
 • Work with a professional model
 • learn posing tips and tricks 
 • Capture stunning images as the sun rises at our top           secret styled shoot oceanside location
 • Work with a gorgeous set put together by a selection of     local Vancouver Island vendors and artisans 


Break/Free-time

You deserve it! Relax, stretch, hydrate, get some fresh air...


Submissions & Storytelling Workshop

 • Learn how to score a feature in your dream publication! 
 • Writing compelling stories to perfectly pair with your         images 
 • Curating your social media feed like a boss 


Lunch



Life Coaching

Your biggest barrier is yourself and that’s why we’ve incorporated this session so you can leave this retreat completely unstoppable 
This gives you an opportunity to celebrate yourself and your dreams!
Session is lead by Victoria based Business Coach,
Michelle Aubrey!



Fable Wrap-up

It’s time to celebrate an amazing weekend...
 • Receive a free on-the-spot headshot taken
 by Kelsey or Becca!
 • Join the private Fable Facebook Group to continue building those lasting connections!

Breakfast

Sunrise Oceanside Styled Shoot
It’s time to get creative!
 • Work with a professional model
 • learn posing tips and tricks 
 • Capture stunning images as the sun rises at our top           secret styled shoot oceanside location
 • Work with a gorgeous set put together by a selection of     local Vancouver Island vendors and artisans 

Break/Free-time
You deserve it! Relax, stretch, hydrate, get some fresh air...

Submissions & Storytelling Workshop
 • Learn how to score a feature in your dream publication! 
 • Writing compelling stories to perfectly pair with your         images 
 • Curating your social media feed like a boss 

Lunch

Life Coaching
Your biggest barrier is yourself and that’s why we’ve incorporated this session so you can leave this retreat completely unstoppable 
This gives you an opportunity to celebrate yourself and your dreams!
Session is lead by Victoria based Business Coach,
Michelle Aubrey!

Fable Wrap-up
It’s time to celebrate an amazing weekend...
 • Receive a free on-the-spot headshot taken
 by Kelsey or Becca!
 • Join the private Fable Facebook Group to continue building those lasting connections!

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12:00PM


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3:00PM


Sept.16th 2019

Day 3

Yoga for the Creative Mind
Wake up and find your flow with professional
yogi Ashley McLauren of CrossFit Lolo


Breakfast


Editing Bootcamp

 • Creating & owning your signature style 
 • Developing an editing Workflow
 • Culling on fire 
 • Advanced Lightroom & Photoshop techniques
   to make your images sing! 
 • High-end skin retouching


Lunch


Explore Bilston Creek
Take part in one of Bilston Creek’s optional Ethnobotany or Essential Oil Distilling workshops!
 ** Additional fees apply.  
Or use this time to go to the beach, explore the farm, sketch, journal, or even nap! This time is for you.   


Rustic Styled Shoots
It’s time to get creative!
Work with a professional models & get posing tips and tricks 
Capture stunning images at two styled shoots:
 a) Bohemian Barnyard Bridal 
 b) Intimate Couples Boudoir at Bilston Creek Openair Yurt
 • Work with a gorgeous sets put together by a selection       of local Vancouver Island vendors and artisans 





Dinner


Post-Dinner Critique
Receive feedback & show-off your favourite styled shoot capture!  

Yoga for the Creative Mind
Wake up and find your flow with professional
yogi Ashley McLauren of CrossFit Lolo

Breakfast

Editing Bootcamp
 • Creating & owning your signature style 
 • Developing an editing Workflow
 • Culling on fire 
 • Advanced Lightroom & Photoshop techniques
   to make your images sing! 
 • High-end skin retouching

Lunch

Explore Bilston Creek
Take part in Bilston Creek’s Lavender Essential Oil Distilling workshop included in your tuition!
 
Or use this time to go to the beach, explore the farm, sketch, journal, or even nap! This time is for you.   

Rustic Styled Shoots
It’s time to get creative!
Work with a professional models & get posing tips and tricks 
Capture stunning images at two styled shoots:
 a) Bohemian Barnyard Bridal 
 b) Intimate Couples Boudoir at Bilston Creek Openair Yurt
 • Work with a gorgeous sets put together by a selection       of local Vancouver Island vendors and artisans 

Dinner

Post-Dinner Critique
Receive feedback & show-off your favourite styled shoot capture!  

8:00AM






9:00AM


10:00AM










12:30PM


1:30PM









4:00PM














5:30 - 5:45PM
Break + Switch Shoots!

7:00PM


8:00PM


8:00AM



9:00AM

10:00AM







12:30PM

1:30PM






4:00PM



5:30 - 5:45PM
Break + Switch Shoots!



7:00PM

8:00PM


Sept.14th 2019

Day 2

Arrive to Fable! 
 • Find your bunk mate + get settled in 
 • Receive your welcome package

Intro to Fable
Take part in an icebreaker & get a chance to meet and connect with other amazing creatives! 

Welcome Lunch

Business Workshop
 • How to price yourself & earn what you are worth 
 • Automating your Workflow
 • How to outsource
 • Building your brand & blooming your business

Break/Free-time
You deserve it! Relax, stretch, hydrate, get some fresh air...


Sunset Styled Shoot
It’s time to get creative!
 • Work with a professional model & learn
   posing tips and tricks 
 • Capture stunning images as the sun sets at our top           secret styled shoot location
 • Work with a gorgeous set put together by a selection of     local Vancouver Island vendors and artisans 

Dinner 
Kick back, relax, & network!

Fable Bonfire
You guessed it! S'mores, stargazing, and night-time shooting! 


Arrive to Fable! 
 • Find your bunk mate + get settled in 
 • Receive your welcome package


Intro to Fable
Take part in an icebreaker & get a chance to meet and connect with other amazing creatives! 


Welcome Lunch


Business Workshop
 • How to price yourself & earn what you are worth 
 • Automating your Workflow
 • How to outsource
 • Building your brand & blooming your business


Break/Free-time
You deserve it! Relax, stretch, hydrate, get some fresh air...



Sunset Styled Shoot

It’s time to get creative!
 • Work with a professional model & learn
   posing tips and tricks 
 • Capture stunning images as the sun sets at our top           secret styled shoot location
 • Work with a gorgeous set put together by a selection of     
local Vancouver Island vendors and artisans 


Dinner
 
Kick back, relax, & network!



Fable Bonfire

You guessed it! S'mores, stargazing, and night-time shooting! 


10:00AM

 
 
11:00AM



12:00PM

1:00PM





4:30PM


5:00PM








7:00PM


9:00PM



10:00AM

 
 

11:00AM





12:00PM


1:00PM








4:30PM




5:00PM













7:00PM




9:00PM



Sept.13th 2019

Day 1

~ subject to change due to weather etc ~

Itinerary