Build your unique photography style
& book more couples!

Want to grow your business, work with “perfect clients” and create inspiring work?
This 3-day workshop is what you need!

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WELCOME
to the heart of Istria
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Groznjan, Croatia

April 3 – 5, 2020

 

BOOK MY SEAT

*Limited spots available

 

I like being a wedding photographer, but…

“I am not confident in my work. All I do is watch other photographers and see they are way better.”

“Photo sessions are hard. I always do research and prepare myself with ideas and poses, but on location I forget everything and freeze.”

“I don’t book enough couples to make this my main job.”

“I want to charge more but I am scared I will lose my potential clients and have no work.”

“I want to market myself, but I am afraid I will just lose money.”

You have to come – THIS WORKSHOP IS LIFE-CHANGING! 

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“I came from Australia just to attend Katja & Simon’s workshop. AMAZING does not even begin to describe how incredible my experience was. Katja & Simon were so generous with their time and did not hold anything back, I could not have asked for a better workshop with more fantastic people. Not only did i leave their workshop with a great deal of knowledge on new ways to improve my photography business but i left knowing i had made friendships for life. I cant recommend enough to anyone even considering doing a workshop with Katja & Simon to just do it. I have no doubt it will change your life just like it did mine.”

Kirk, Australia

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Now imagine this…

“I am proud about my work and my clients are super happy.”

“Photo sessions are super fun and I enjoy them as much as my clients do.”

“I quit my regular job and work as a photographer full time.”

“My prices reflect the value I give to my couples and I am happy.”

“Marketing is not scary at all and brings me so much potential clients, I get to choose who to work with.”

 

I am ready to invest in myself!

 

BOOK MY SEAT

*Limited spots available

 

What’s included?

– 3 Intensive days of Education with Katja & Simon & Daniel
– 2x Guided Photoshoot with a Real Couple (at the Villa & in Groznjan town)
– Food & Drinks
– Lifetime Membership in our Private Facebook Group
– A few more Surprises…

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WELCOME
to the top of the Mediterranean
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SEE THE FULL PROGRAM

DAY 1

15:00 – Registration & Welcome
16:00 – KATJA & SIMON – “Why treat your clients as friends”
17:00 – DANIEL ALONSO – “It’s all about the People”
18:00 – STYLED PHOTOSHOOT with a Real Couple: Group A with Katja & Simon in Groznjan, Group B with Daniel at the villa
20:00 – Dinner & drinks at the villa

DAY 2

8:00 – Breakfast
9:30 – KATJA & DANIEL – Editing
12:30 – DANIEL ALONSO – “The power of a slideshow”
13:00 – Photo reviews
14:00 – Lunch break
15:30 – KATJA & SIMON Full workflow from inquiry to delivery
16:30 – The art of storytelling
17:30 – STYLED PHOTOSHOOT with a Real Couple: Group A with Daniel at the villa, Group B with Katja & Simon in Groznjan
20:00 – Dinner & drinks at the villa

DAY 3

8:00 – Breakfast
9:30 – Editing with individual help from Katja and Daniel
12:30 – Photo reviews
13:30 – SIMON – Marketing & SEO & Business
16:00 – Raffle & Gifts
16:30 – Goodbye dinner & drinks at the villa

50+ SATISFIED ATTENDEES FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD

“ONE OF THE BEST WORKSHOPS TO ATTEND” by Photobug Community

3 MENTORS WITH MORE THAN 21 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE COMBINED

WHAT MAKES THIS WORKSHOP DIFFERENT?

This is not one of those workshops, where you’ll end up sitting and being “taught”, and forget 80% of the information once you go back to your daily routine.

We will encourage you to STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE, set goals for yourself and your business and write down a STEP BY STEP PLAN on how to make it happen. We will HELP YOU INDIVIDUALLY – focused  on what matters to you and where you struggle the most.  

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YOUR MENTORS at MONTE ISTRA WORKSHOP

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Katja & Simon Avbar – KATJASIMON

After accidentaly falling into weddings, we now travel all around Europe & beyond for weddings and love stories. Our work has been published more than 100 times in different wedding blogs and magazines from all around the world. Nominated for rising stars of Rangefinder Magazine in 2017 and 2018 & Best 25 European wedding photographers by BodaF in 2018

We organised the first workshop in May 2018, with the intention to share our knowledge, tips and tricks we use in our business, while staying at a beautiful place with amazing vibes. The response from the attendees was phenomenal, that is why Monte Istra Workshop is growing each year and this will be the 4th edition already.

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Daniel Alonso – PEOPLE TRUELOVE TELLERS

Daniel Alonso runs his brand People Truelove Tellers with his wife Gloria. Their style is quite unique – they focus on people’s emotions and document weddings in a pure, honest way. They love experimenting and finding new ways to present their photography work, including sound and music. People Truelove Tellers was named one of the 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography in 2016 and Photographer of the year 2018 at BodaF.

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WELCOME TO GROZNJAN!

April 3 – 5, 2020

Our workshop will be held in a unique old villa near Groznjan, in Croatia. We will be surrounded by olive trees, soaking the sun at the pool and gaze at the amazing views across Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. We promise, you will love this one-of-a-kind place!

The charming city Groznjan – the city of artists is just 3 km away from the location of the workshop (transportation from Groznjan to the villa will be provided upon request). This cute tiny town is famous for it’s stone streets, cozy cafes and art galleries.  Find your accommodation in Groznjan here.

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HOW TO GET HERE?

Grožnjan can be easily reached with a rental car from these airports:
CROATIA (Zagreb, Rijeka or Pula)   –   ITALY (Trieste, Venice)  –  SLOVENIA (Ljubljana)

You can also use GoOpti shuttle service to Umag, where we can pick you up. Contact us if you need more help on booking your trip.

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DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

 

I wished it could last longer

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"These two guys are awesome, they do a great job and are willing to share to you their knowledge and experience. I truly recommend their workshop to whoever want to learn and be inspired by lovely people in a stunning place. Everything is amazing, just I wished it could last longer  🙂 "

Giovanni from Italy

If you are reading this, do it. Just do the workshop!

Location- Grožnjan, Croatia is amazing and breathtaking, food was delicious, people were so cool and unlimited coffee. After this amazing workshop and mingling I have new perspectives, I've learned new techniques, have more confidence and I'm full of new ideas what to do with my workflow and brand! The workshop teachers (Katja, Simon and Daniel), they are not afraid to answer any of your questions and they are truly there to help! I'll never forget this amazing weekend and all of you guys. Thank you for everything Katja&Simon and Daniel!

Nina Premk from Slovenia

We left Monte Istra workshop as better photographers

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“Soooo many thoughts, emotions and positive impressions still going through our minds that are hard to put into words. But one thing is sure – we left Monte Istra workshop as better photographers than when we came. Katja & Simon are two beautiful and talented souls. We cannot say enough how grateful we are for sharing their journey with us and especially for being so open and honest about everything. In this highly competitive business it’s just such a privilege to hang out and learn from people who honestly want to help you to improve and grow. We came home full of new knowledge and inspiration and the photos we were able to take in the practical part of the workshop were just icing on the cake. Katja & Simon, you are an inspiration in so many ways, love you guys so much!"
Urša from Slovenia

You learn and share knowledge with and everyone!

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“Katja & Simon shared their journey, experience and knowledge selflessly and openly. And it was more than just that, they included some personal exercises to help us understand what each and every one us of needs and how to make our business a personal brand. You always hear that your brand need to represent you, but that is easier said than done. Katja & Simon’s simple yet effective exercises really helped shine a light as in how to take a step into a more personalised direction. Their workshop is a great way to learn regardless of where you are in your career or how long you have been in business. The guest lecture from Daniel Alonso was just an added value to an already amazing array of information shared. To top it all, the location is absolutely amazing. Staying in the house with everyone creates true connections and a sense of community. You learn and share with and from everyone. It was truly an awarding workshop created to help photographers find their voice and excell at their business.”

Nina from Croatia

This workshop was truly inspiring!

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”There are no words to describe what this workshop meant to me. Essentially, it’s been one of the most enriching experiences in my life and I got back home as a better photographer and as a better person. I’m quite insecure and I sometimes feel inadequate in certain situations, especially when relating with colleagues so at first I was quite afraid to start this workshop but it took me less than one hour to realise there was nothing to worry about. Spending two days with Katja & Simon was truly inspiring and motivating. I’ve rarely seen professionals being so humble, completely honest and giving as they were with us. This workshop really gives you all the tools to express your full professional potential and become the best version of yourself. All my expectations have been exceeded.“

Giulia from Italy

COMING TO THIS WORKSHOP WAS THE RIGHT CHOICE!

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“We want to thank you for sharing all the knowledge. Our heads are full of new knowledge, ideas and inspiration… We can’t find the right words to describe how excited and happy we are. You guys are unbelievable! We feel honoured to have the opportunity to learn from such amazing photographers as you – Katja, Simon & Daniel are. We came back home, full of motivation and clearly set goals for our future.”

Katarina from Slovenia

 

FAQ & INFO

 

WHAT IS MONTE ISTRA WORKSHOP?

Monte Istra Workshop is a place to work on yourself, your style and business. It’s a place to connect.

WHEN & WHERE WILL IT BE

Monte Istra Workshop will be held from April 3rd to 5th 2020, in a private villa close to the town of Groznjan in Croatia. Groznjan is easily accessible from Venice, Italy – 2,5 hour drive; Zagreb, Croatia – 3 hour drive; Ljubljana, Slovenia – 1,5 hour drive. If you need more info or help planning your trip, contact us.

IS ACCOMODATION INCLUDED?

The private villa where the workshop is held has limited space, so you need to book your own accomodation. But don’t worry – Groznjan offers a variety of places where you can stay for a reasonable price.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST & WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Price 795 € per person includes: 3 days of workshop, all classes and two photo sessions with real couple, food and drinks.  Early Bird Tickets available for 595 € until 30th November 2019.

Tickets are not refundable, but you can find someone else to fill your spot.

IN WHAT LANGUAGE WILL THE WORKSHOP BE TAUGHT?

All classes will be held in English.

I HAVE A DIFFERENT QUESTION

Contact us at info@katjasimon.com or +386 31 862 062

 

I am all in. Let’s do this!

– 3 Intensive days of Education with Katja & Simon & Daniel
– 2x Guided Photoshoot with a Real Couple (at the Villa & in Groznjan town)
– Food & Drinks
– Lifetime Membership in our Private Facebook Group
– A few more Surprises…

Book before 30th November and get the Early Bird Price:

 

595 €  795 €

SAVE 200 €

 

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DISCLAIMER: By Registering below and paying the deposit you agree to the following terms: There are no refunds. You can transfer your seat to another name. Workshop organizers can not be held liable in case of bad weather, transport strikes or other cases of absolute necessity. In case of event cancellation by the organizers, the amount received will be refunded in full.