***SOLD OUT***

(to go on a waitlist in case a spot becomes available, please email me at info@stephaniebowers.com)


19-22nd November 2017

*** Maximum 8 participants ***


LADIES... Come and join us on this amazing boudoir photography retreat... a retreat like no other.  Four days/three nights away… learning about boudoir photography, shooting, relaxing, exploring, networking and having fun!

The retreat will be suitable for any female photographers:

  • wanting to learn about boudoir photography or revamp their business - new or experienced in the genre -  professional or enthusiast (must have knowledge of camera basics)
  • anyone looking to expand their portfolio, shoot somewhere new, challenge themselves & be inspired
  • anyone wanting to have the experience and opportunity to be photograph & be photographed by their peers
  • or anyone who just wants to escape for a few days and bond with a great bunch of likeminded female photographers and creatives

What we will be doing at the retreat

  • Structured presentations, informal chats, and plenty of time to shoot individually and in groups, both indoors and outdoors
  • A great chance to network, brainstorm and be inspired by other talented photographers in the industry
  • Shooting these two incredible women who will be our models during the retreat
  • Have the opportunity to shoot each other, step outside your comfort zone and be the one in front of the camera for a change!
  • Time to relax, unwind, explore and have fun during group and individual activities
  • BONUS!!! Each participant will also have the chance to do a mini shoot with Stephanie (optional), and receive three edited images from this shoot.  
(Our two amazing models)

(Our two amazing models)


Day 1 – Sun 19th Nov – arrive 12pm

Group lunch & introductions

Presentation #1 – Find your why & understand the power boudoir photography has to transform lives.  Watch Steph during a live shoot and see how she works with natural light, poses and creates tasteful and evocative boudoir images. Learn how to plan a boudoir shoot for each specific client and get clients comfortable in front of the camera.

Afternoon group walk


Games night

Day 2 – Mon 20th Nov

1hr Yoga (optional)


Team Shoot Outs – two groups with two models


Presentation #2 – Group discussion where we talk about our experiences in photography & business. What has worked, what hasn’t.  Tips for developing an amazing client experience, marketing, social media, products, workflows… everything is on the table!

Individual Shoot Outs - with peers and Steph


Day 3 – Tues 21st Nov

1hr Yoga (optional) – or early morning sunrise shoots with peers


Team Shoot Outs – two groups with two models


Individual Shoot Outs - with peers and Steph

Afternoon walk, tennis, bike ride or relax



Day 4 – Wed 22nd Nov


Last opportunity for early morning sunrise shoots with peers

Check out by 10am


This luxury lakeside estate in a private gated community (just 7 mins from Queenstown airport), features 5 star finishes & luxurious furnishings throughout.  The estate boasts uninterrupted vistas of Lake Wakatipu, Cecil Peak and the Remarkables mountain range.  Participants will be comfortably be accommodated across the two buildings which in total feature 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and multiple living spaces, including an open fire, dramatic double height ceiling and elegant Elkhorn chandelier. Included in the property is:

  • 10 acres of private gardens and surrounds
  • 7 Mountain Bikes
  • Walking and biking tracks
  • Tennis courts & racquets
  • Lakeside BBQ, Jetty & access to the water
  • Sky TV, DVD and sound System, WIFI
  • Plenty of parking available for anyone driving to and from the accomodation

What you need to bring

  • Camera and lenses
  • Notepad and pen
  • Clothes suitable for weather in Queenstown in November
  • Exercise gear if wanting to participate in yoga, walks, biking, tennis, etc.
  • Lingerie or whatever you'd like to wear if stepping in front of the camera


Early bird ticket price is $1500 AUD for all bookings made by 14th May 2017

(Total price after early bird discount ends will be $1650 AUD)

Payment breakdown:

  • A $500 AUD deposit (non-refundable) is required to secure your spot at the retreat (deposit will increase to $650 AUD after early bird discount ends)
  • The remainder of your investment will be split into two $500 AUD payments in August and October leading up to the retreat, to help spread out the cost.

What's included in the price

  • Your investment in the retreat includes your four day/three night stay at this luxury estate accomodation from 12pm on 19th Nov - 10am on 22nd Nov
  • All meals (meals will be fresh & healthy, dietary requirements will be catered for where possible, and of course some guilty snacks and treats will also be included!)
  • Celebratory champagne one night
  • Education and networking
  • Access to all ammenities and activities available at the estate
  • Mini shoot with Stephanie Bowers + 3 edited images (optional)
  • Once booked, you will also be added to a private Facebook group where we will continue to plan shoots and activities in the lead up to the retreat

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Transfers to and from the accomodation
  • Alcohol (feel free to BYO)



Incase you aren't already sold... here's why you don't want to miss out on this incredible retreat!

  • A chance to meet, network and brainstorm with other women in the industry. Share experiences, gain insight, encourage each other, and push each other as you all pursue your own goals 
  • Step away from the computer and daily grind, and getaway with a bunch of likeminded women and creatives
  • Find your why, and understand the power of boudoir photography
  • Portfolio build with two incredible women who will be our models during the retreat 
  • SHOOT OUTS!  I would encourage every woman to step in front of the camera for your peers while you're there, and practice shooting each other. Not only is this an amazing chance to reinvigorate yourself and remind yourself how gorgeous you are, but also gain invaluable first hand experience of how your clients feel during a shoot
  • Group activities, challenges & prizes
  • Morning yoga sessions led by one of Queensland's best yoga teachers
  • Opportunity to shoot in a unique picturesque location unlike anywhere else (both indoors and outdoors).  Let your creativity go wild!
  • Leave feeling refreshed, inspired and ready to bring new skills, passion & energy to your photography
  • Tax deductible educational experience
  • This unique photography retreat is the ONLY boudoir retreat of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, and places will be strictly limited to a maximum of 8 participants
  • There's an opportunity to extend your time in NZ and holiday more before or after the retreat
  • BONUS!!  Each participant will also have the opportunity to do a mini shoot with Steph, and receive three edited images from this shoot  



Stephanie Bowers is renowned across Australia for producing tasteful, timeless and stunning boudoir images for everyday women. Not only has Stephanie built one of the most successful boudoir photography businesses in Australia over the past 6 years, but she has worked with clients across the globe, and learnt from the best in the industry worldwide.   Stephanie is also a fully accredited member and associate with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).  She has won numerous photography awards nationally, and was awarded the 2014 QLD Professional Emerging Photographer of the Year.  She also brings expertise as a judge at the Queensland Professional Photography awards.  Stephanie has produced boudoir imagery for book covers for New York Times best-selling authors, has been published in the Huffington Post, and features on the cover and a 50 page spread in this month's issue of f11 Magazine.



Email info@stephaniebowers.com with the subject "BOUDOIR RETREAT".  See you there!

(NB. Places will be strictly limited to a maximum of 8 participants, and allocated to those who book and pay their deposit first)