Destination Wedding Photographer


Becoming a destination wedding and elopements international photographer

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July 29-August 2, 2024

destination photographer workshop

Are you a wedding photographer that's looking to take your business international? Join us in Iceland this coming July for a community driven destination wedding photographer workshop. Connect with other photographers who share the same goal on this transformative retreat and learn how to take your photography business to a new level with Ellie McKinney Education.

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Meet the Host

Ellie McKinney Education

destination wedding photographer workshop

Destination Wedding & Elopement Photographer, Mentor and Educator

Based out of: Winston-Salem, NC

Hi there, I'm Ellie McKinney! I'm an international wedding + elopement photographer as well as a business mentor + creator of Ellie McKinney Education.

The 2023 Iceland workshop went so well that I'm doing it again in 2024 and I'm so happy you're interested in joining us for round two of the destination wedding photographer workshop.

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Becoming a Destination Photographer Workshop

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A glance back at Iceland 2023

Iceland 2024

About the workshop


What's Included

Pricing & Payment

destination photographer workshop

- 4 Days + nights at exclusive residence Hrafntinna Villa

- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day

- Transportation during workshop

- Engaging education with printed course material to keep

- 4 Styled shoots to elevate your portfolio

- Networking + community

- Mentoring with Ellie McKinney Education

- In-person workshop coordinator

- $6,800 per person

- $1,000 retainer and 10 (ten) $580 monthly payments

- 1 Group coaching call before the workshop

- 30 Minute 1-on-1 with Ellie while in Iceland

- 1 Group coaching call after the workshop

- 30 minute 1-on-1 with Ellie months after the workshop

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destination photographer workshop


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Becoming a destination wedding photographer

Course Topics

Styled Shoots

Black Sand Beach Elopement

Logistics + Key Strategies for operating an international business


How to Price Your Services

Adventure Elopement

Working with diverse cultures

Personal development for professional growth

Downtown Reykjavik Elopement

International Photographer Mindset


Waterfall Elopement

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Aneesa Glines of Harmony Weddings

and Events

The Best of the Best

In-Person Logistics Coordinator

In order to make sure things flow as smoothly as possible, we will have (the best) in-person logistical coordinator, Aneesa Glines of Harmony Weddings and Events. Aneesa will assist with:

- Dietary needs

- Accommodations

- Timelines

- Navigating any difficult circumstances should they come up

Aneesa is a an incredible wedding planner that thrives with fusion + multicultural weddings and she'll be sharing her expertise in education segments that focus on the value of and ways to work with diverse cultures as well as the importance of planner + photographer relationships.

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The Workshop will start in:

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To Iceland We Go!


Planning & Communication

Making It Official

Application Process

I will be creating a WhatsApp group chat and adding attendees as they're confirmed so that we can all get connected before we meet up in person in Iceland in July!

Mentoring will play a significant role in this workshop, so we will be scheduling time for 2 group mentoring sessions, one prior to arriving in Iceland and one shortly following the workshop. There will also be 1-on-1 sessions during the workshop and again in the months following.

I'll be in touch via email multiple times leading up to the trip to make sure that we are set up for a successful workshop! You'll receive detailed info about accommodations, itinerary, etc. as well as questionnaires to help finalize the tailoring of the workshop.

Once you're selected, you'll receive a booking proposal that includes a contract, where to pay retainer, and a questionnaire. Simply pay the $1,000 retainer and your spot will be secured as an Iceland adventurer!

Spots are limited, so our planning team will undergo a selection process that includes:

- Initial screening through applications

- Candidate selection

- Interviews

Please fill out the application form below.


Fill out the form below to apply to the Iceland Workshop!
July 29th - August 2nd 2024