Twigg Studios x The Macadames Retreat



A 3 day food photography and styling retreat held in Daylesford, VIC.

Retreat Teachers

Aimee Twigger of Twigg Studios

Host: Anisa Sabet of The Macadames


The retreat is located in an absolutely breathtaking house, in the quaint town of Daylesford. Daylesford is located approx. 75 minutes from Melbourne, VIC.

Who Can Attend

This workshop is for beginner – intermediate photographers. If you’ve never picked up a camera, we will be going through camera settings and photography basics. This retreat is perfect for those interested in food photography and who want to meet like-minded creatives.


11 - 13 May 2018.


Accommodation included is for 11 and 12 May 2018, is on site, and is single beds in shared rooms (one ensuite per 2 people).


Join us for an intimate food photography and styling retreat, being held in a beautifully curated house in quaint Daylesford of Victoria. We will cook, we will feast, we will laugh and learn. Workshop sessions will be taught by Aimee Twigger of Twigg Studios who has mastered the beautiful art of story telling and moody photography.

Retreat highlights include

Photography basics | We will go through basic camera settings, how to approach lighting, colours, compositions, angles and lenses.

Styling process | Together, we will learn how to create food stories that really impress. We will demonstrate how to create a scene from pre-planning to set up, understanding and manipulating available natural light, setting the scene, selecting and matching props to food, time management and choosing the right angles.

Moody photography | We will learn how to create this dark and moody type of photography.

Editing and presets | Editing is key to creating a consistent look and we will go through our process of achieving this in Adobe Lightroom. You will get the opportunity to ask questions while we edit images as a group. 

Business and Marketing | We will talk about the business side of blogging which is as important as the creative side. We will discuss blogging, sponsorship, marketing, social media and how to develop a consistent brand.

Autumn cocktail class | In a special masterclass, you will learn about autumn cocktails, which alcohols work best and which fruits and flavours to pair with them.

Feasting | The best part of the retreat - the feasting! You will be treated to a beautiful meals throughout the weekend by our famed caterers Alfie's Kitchen. We will share meals, sample local wine and share stories.


Friday 11 May

Welcome lunch and housekeeping

Session 1 - Photography basics (theory)

Autumn cocktail class

Long table dinner

Saturday 12 May


Session 2 - Styling basics (theory)

Session 3 - Collective styling (practical)


Session 4 - Small group styling

Afternoon tea

Session 5 - Editing and preset building


Sunday 13 May


Session 6 - Business, marketing and social media and Q&A

Farewell morning tea / lunch

**Note this programme is subject to change**


There are only limited tickets for this workshop available. Be sure to get in quick to avoid missing out on this once in a lifetime retreat.


Two nights shared accommodation on site

Beautiful Daylesford house for the retreat period

All lessons and discussions

Welcome snacks and drinks

Two dinners

One lunch

Two breakfasts

Two morning teas

Two afternoon teas

Carefully curated set of gifts

Not included

Transport to and from Daylesford



The workshop commences 12pm Friday 11 May and finishes 12pm Sunday 13 May. Please contact for more details.


The all-inclusive cost for the retreat is AUD$1,850 (SOLD OUT). This includes 2-nights shared-room accommodation in Daylesford for 11 May and 12 May 2018 | IMPORTANT: due to the logistics involved in planning these events no refunds are available unless you find a person to replace you on the retreat. If you pay the deposit, please note you are still required to pay the remainder (due April 1 2018) until a replacement is found. Thank you for your understanding. 

* If you have any dietary requirements, please let me know upon booking and our caterers will ensure to accomodate you.