The Family Narrative has two goals: 

1. To create a space for three day's worth of discussion, demonstrations, and the distribution of real, rich content that everyone in attendance can use to improve their businesses and their lives, and

2. In doing so, create a diverse community of photographers who will continue to push and support one another long after the retreat is over.

We are hosting our Australian retreat at the Vibe Hotel in Rushcutters Bay in Sydney, which is an ideal place from which to explore the city.

We'll be filling your days with talks, live shoots, panel and small-group discussions at the hotel, then giving everyone their choice of activities to fill the evenings... and there are lots of options!

With galleries, boutique shopping and a vast array of excellent restaurants in close proximity, you will have full access to the celebrated style and cuisine of this area. If you're up for a short drive, iconic Bondi Beach and the eclectic Surry Hills are close by, where you can enjoy surf and golden sands or soak in some alternative culture at pop up restaurants, live theatre venues, and markets. Finally, if you just want to relax, there's a rooftop heated swimming pool, health and fitness center, or drinks at the hotel's own restaurant and bar, Storehouse on the Park. 



The Family Narrative's Australia workshop will take place in Sydney beginning the afternoon of Tuesday, August 7th and ending late in the day on Friday, August 10th, 2018.

The retreat will take place rain or shine, but locations for daytime sessions may change. Your spot includes full access to all events, discussions and presentations.

How much?

Your ticket purchase price (below) depends on whether you choose to stay at the hotel with the group or make your own lodging arrangements. At previous TFN retreats, we've required all attendees to stay together at the hotel to encourage further engagement and community-building, but given that we expect several applicants from the Sydney area, we are offering ten spots for commuter attendees (though even if you're staying elsewhere, we hope you'll choose to participate in our evening social events, as well!) 

All tickets include three days packed with family photography-focused content applicable to your business and life - including live session demonstrations, small group discussions, Q&A panels, and personalized website reviews from teachers and organizers. We will also keep you caffeinated and well-fed, with daily coffee service and three small-group lunches with other attendees, organizers, and teachers at some of Sydney's best restaurants. 

  • If you purchase a retreat-only ticket, you'll need to secure lodging at or near the Vibe Rushcutter Bay Hotel. Retreat-only ticket price: $2250 AUD
  • If you purchase an all-inclusive ticket, your spot a double room shared with one other attendee. Roommate requests will be honoured whenever possible. All-inclusive ticket price: $2500 AUD

In either case, your spot can be paid in three easy installments: 1/3 deposit when your application is accepted, 1/3 due May 15th, 2018, and the final payment due July 1, 2018.