Jun 28 - Jul 1, 2018


Photos from the March 2-4, 2018 Nashville Photography Retreat



   Saturday, June 28 - Sunday, July 1, 2018

INVESTMENT:  $1,725.00

WHERE:  Nashville, TN.....12 South Neighborhood

The retreat will take place in a 12 South Neighborhood Bungalow Style Home. See photos below. We will spend our time together in the heart of one of the most desirable areas in Nashville (home to the iconic “I Believe in Nashville” mural, a popular photo op for visitors). 

Lodging is included in ticket price. Nashville locals interested in attending, but do not have lodging needs can purchase a ticket for $200 than the regular price. Tickets for those who need lodging are limited to three (3) as the retreat home has only three (3) beds. 

We will be 2 blocks from some of Nashville's super popular restaurants and bars (BarTaco, Jeni's Ice Cream, Josephine's, 12S Taproom, Frothy Monkey, etc) and we'll walk from the house together to them. 

I am incredibly excited about the location for this retreat. It will offer us more than enough space to spread out and have a comfortable stay in one of the coolest neighborhoods in Nashville. 

There will be plenty of time to socialize, down time to talk shop and make great connections and new friends. 

WHAT TO BRING:   Camera gear, notepad+pen, lots of questions, eagerness to learn. Your laptop would not be a bad idea, but certainly not necessary.

SOCIAL MIXER:   On Friday, we'll kick off the retreat with a social mixer. Get to know fellow attendees and have a little extra time for us to talk shop. Social Mixer location: at the house or hit one of the happy hours on 12 South Ave. 

COST:   $1,725.00 includes lodging Friday and Saturday night, an awesome workshop, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday. Cost of dinners and other events are at cost of attendee.


  • Camera Equipment
  • Camera Settings (e.g., How to shoot in Manual and Why)
  • How To Properly Prepare For A Shoot
  • Taking Creative Control On Shoots
  • Light (Natural and Strobes)
  • How To Style A Shoot
  • An Effortless Approach to Posing
  • Wedding Photography (If you hate weddings and just want to learn how to take better pictures will you benefit from this retreat? Yes! You absolutely will).
  • Product Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • How To Build A Strong Social Media Presence
  • Q & A


Hands On Learning Portion of the Workshop: 

You will have the opportunity to observe a shoot and learn how I interact with my subjects while photographing them. Learn tips and tricks as I photograph the model(s) in a simulated styled shoot. We will finish up with a photo critique. 

Who will benefit from what's taught at this photography retreat?

  • Small business owners who need to photograph their products
  • Wedding Photographers
  • Portrait Photographers
  • Both Amateur and Pro Photographers
  • Fashion Bloggers in need of improving their photos
  • People who want to take better pictures of their kids


A non-refundable 50% deposit secures your Nashville Photography Retreat Ticket. The total balance of $925.00 is due TWO WEEKS prior to first day of the Retreat, JUNE 15, 2018.

Amounts paid for the photography workshop are non-refundable, but can be applied towards future workshops.


Undecided about attending? Read what previous workshop attendess have said below:

@sbirdie24: I just finished Leslee Mitchell's photography workshop. If you ever have the opportunity, do not hesitate to attend--it will be one of the best things you do for your photography--whether it is your business or hobby. I truly felt that I underpaid compared to other workshops I have taken given the amount of time and coverage of topics. Not only was Leslee's workshop super informative from a technical standpoint, it was also extremely entertaining and I learned so much more than I ever expected.

Leslee's personality is as mesmerizing as her photos. She has a wicked sense of humor that kept me laughing almost the entire time. Besides the usual technical discussions, Leslee also covered how to style photos, how to bring out and capture natural candid moments, how to create and capture gorgeous light in a variety of situations, how to find your style, how to deal with real life shooting situations from both a technical standpoint and from a potentially difficult people perspective (mothers of brides, scared stiff grooms, wedding planners), plus many many other topics. Somehow, in 6 short hours, Leslee comprehensively manages to give you a front row seat into the challenges as well as the rewards of running a photography business. She is refreshingly honest and open to sharing her experiences and advice--she is not arrogant, she is encouraging and supportive. 

When I look at the beautiful photography on Leslee's website, I now have a much better understanding of how much heart, soul, planning and just plain hard work goes into her work product. This is a do not miss workshop for anyone interested in wedding photography, but it is also very relevant to portraiture, landscapes, interiors, styled product shoots as well. When I moved to the Nashville area three years ago, I was thrilled to attend a one on one workshop with THE @lesleemitchell ! Coming from Michigan, My shooting style at the time was more to appease clients as opposed to shooting in a style I truly loved and felt a passion for. Leslee taught me more in one afternoon than I had learned in 4 years of shooting. I learned to be true to who I am. To stop comparing my work to others and concentrate on studying my own. I have grown so much in that time. I still carry my notes from that day in my camera bag wherever I go. And so much of what I learned from her has also carried over into every facet of my career. Thank you Leslee! Sincerely and in a non-stalkerish way. If you live in the Nashville area- or even if you don't- I encourage you to run, not walk to sign up to learn from the queen! 

@hummuschick: I've had the pleasure of learning step by step photography lessons in Leslee's workshop! As an amateur, I was overwhelmed with how to work the camera, style and work with lighting. Leslee taught me how to use take a subject and style my craft in a captivating way, making my images visually stunning. Today, I use those skills in my personal and business life and I can't wait to attend the next workshop to keep learning from her. It's such a privilege to learn from a world renowned photographer. Leslee is an artist with a teacher's heart! 5 stars. 

@kristinrushin: Leslee Mitchell has put together a great hands on workshop that touches on every aspect of becoming a better photographer and well as a better business manager. She is extremely open about techniques she uses to achieve certain looks and provides models, learn to scout out locations and she shoots along side you giving detailed instruction on how to get the best exposure and composition. I learned everything from great lens selection, to the best shooting times, how to take flattering shots and many tried and true business practices to grow your photography business. This workshop is helpful for the amateur that wants to take it to the next level as well as a professional who is ready to throw in with the top tier professionals.


Located in the heart of one of the most desirable areas in Nashville, the retreat will be held in a 12 South bungalow style home just 2 blocks from 12 South Avenue.