the idea

Moon Childs Retreat

the perfect one-day retreat for wedding photographers who want to add great photos to their portfolio! COMING TO YOU OCTOBER 31, 2021

so nice to have you here

i wanted to create an opportunity
for fellow wedding photographers

we all know the world has been hecktic, to say the least lately and most of our plans and project for 2020 – including for the most the weddings – have been postponed to 2021. This means that for us photographers and vendors of the wedding industry, this is a tough year. Although 2021 is getting much better; I decided that we should not let 2020/21 and all the pandemic bring us down, and on the contrary, from an idea of community, I decided to give the opportunity to other photographers, friends, to continue building their portfolio.

So if you are based in Rome, closeby, or Italy and want to travel closer to the Eternal City, let’s go!
Read more below and send us your request to book your spot for the first moonchilds retreat!

mark your calendars for Sunday, october 31, 2021!

what this is

This retreat is a half day styled shoot that we planned with talented creatives to bring you the experience of a real elopement.

who is this for

All wedding and elopement photographers of all levels. Knowledge of DSLR or mirrorless cameras is required.

will you teach us?

I do not aim to teach, but to provide you with an awesome styled shoot to create amazing content for your portfolio.
Obviously though, I will help you if you should need to. I also look forward to building friendships and relationships between you and me, and between all of you. Think of this as a group of photographer friends hanging out for fun, and cool content of course.

when and where

The first moonchilds retreat will take place on October 31, 2021. That is a Sunday! The location is in Rome. TBD

how many spots are available?

The maximum availability is 10 spots, we want everyone to be able to shoot all the photos they want and not be too crowded around the couples.


The cost for participating is 220€, to be paid before the retreat via PayPal or wire transfer. If the places would not be filled in, you can pay by cash on the day of the retreat.
There is an early bird price which is discounted to 200€!

when and where

first retreat: rome

we will have a wonderful couple for our styled elopement AND a gorgeous model for a separate bridal photosession too!

what we planned

the theme

a gorgeous real life couple will be our model couple who will elope and say their vows. after a long process, we chose the theme: Celestial love! we hope you will love the colorscheme and design as much as we do!

we have a surprise for you. a gorgeous model for a bridal only photosession too! 2 photoshoots in 1.


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Early Bird

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200 until October 15 - 11.59pm Rome time
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  • Can't wait to see you soon. I know this content day is gonna be epic.

who is behind this project

meet your host & backstory

Ideator of this project, I am a wedding and elopement photographer near Rome. I love the countryside, nature and creating amazing memories with fun and adventurous people.

where the name comes from

i choose to call this retreat "moon childs" because i feel a connection to the moon and are intrigued by all astronomy related things. (you can say i'm kind of a geek)
A Moon Child is a unique and a curious soul who is often in a daze, his or her mind is always out of this world. this is what i want to convey.

more info

frequently asked questions

“There are always answers. We just have to be smart enough.”

i require you guys to be vaccinated or have a green pass (either vaccination, negative test or recovery). The retreat will be held taking actions and keeping all the safety measures possible and that are required by law and recommended by all health institutions. Hopefully we will be able to shoot outdoors, but in case we can not, indoors we will wear masks if  social distance can not be guaranteed, and make everything in our power to all stay safe. Also, we will be divided in order to allow everyone to photograph everything, and safely.

the price includes the couple, the flowers, the settings and everything necessary to the photoshoot.
it does not include any transportation to the photoshoot location, overnight stay or food. you shall provide for these yourself. we can give you recommendations and connect you with fellow photographers to organize the transfer the best way possible.

Unfortunately the booked spots can not be refunded. You can sell it to a fellow photographer so it does not get lost. We look forward to meeting you though 🙂

we are not really scared about the weather, usually Italy has  pretty cool weather even in October. If the weather was bad we still will held the retreat, we have a Plan B! In case of a huge meteo event that would really make the event unable to be held, we will find a new date that fits everyone and hopefully be able to move the retreat. But wouldn’t it be fun to shoot with some awesome wind, for example? Also, the location allows us to shoot both indoor and outdoor, so no worries

Yes of course! I would love to have at least 1 per season, especially in those periods of the year when our season is a bit calmer and we photographers have more time to focus on personal projects. Also, the idea is to move around and choose always different styles and locations. What do you think?

get in touch

have questions? we have answers!

ask anything, we also love constructive criticism

you can also write an email at

coming together to make you a wonderful retreat

some of the amazing people who will collab

Screenshot_2021-03-30 Anna Nalepa ( annanalepa vm) • Foto e video di Instagram

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