Are You Ready to Thrive?

Get ready for our two day, all star wedding photography workshop – taught by six phenomenal Mentors.

21-22 March | BRIGHTON  24-25 March | GLASGOW

Are you ready to be inspired, get motivated, and rub shoulders with your heroes?


You know that next level that everyone talks about? Let’s actually get you there.

Six incredible wedding photographers will not only speak about their inspirations, and their processes but will also lead shoots where you can get the lowdown in the field on how they work.

Imagine learning from the best of the best – teaching their best – that’s Thrive.

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March 2022

21st-22nd Brighton

24th-25th Glasgow


six incredible speakers


shoot sessions so you can see your heroes in action


lunch and snacks provided


held in super cool boutique hotels


a killer goody bag


and a chance to get to hang out with your industry peers for two whole days

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Our Incredible Photographer Line-up


Neil Thomas Douglas describes himself as a “Bearded composition and light obsessed ninja who can normally be found roaming the highlands of Scotland.”

For over a decade, he has been shooting weddings and elopements in his native Scotland and beyond. He is best known for his epic couple portraits out in stunning landscapes but he is equally at home, shooting in cityscapes.

Neil is a regular mentor at Photography Farm as he speaks passionately about the craft of photography. We never spend time with him without learning something new. Also, he has the BEST stories – things that happen around Neil just don’t happen to anyone else.

When not shooting, you will find him on a tennis court or having a quiet pint at Duke’s in Glasgow’s West End with his furry companion, Juno.



Born in Scotland under a wandering star, I spent a lot of my childhood daydreaming, drawing, looking up at the night sky and playing music. I studied film and photography in Edinburgh and began my career as a junior photographer on local newspaper shooting arty pictures of wheelie bins and parking attendants. After this baptism of fire I worked for a press picture agency and this work took me on editorial assignments to the US, Russia and some not so glamorous parts of Scandinavia.

I reluctantly shot my first wedding to pay for a new guitar amp and to my surprise, enjoyed it, I never looked back. I love the quiet, minimalist moments but also love the ruckus of a party. My biggest achievement? To still be in business after all these years, to have weathered the storms, made people happy with the work I have given them and to still be stupidly fucking excited about my craft and its potential to connect people – to be open to evolution as a creative, to be open to listening and learning and questioning. Not being a dick (most of the time)



Rebecca Carpenter made an entrance onto the wedding scene in 2017, with her first ever wedding making the cover of Your London Wedding. Since then, her editorial shooting style coupled with her fun, bubbly personality have seen her become a much-loved and respected member of the wedding community. Her Instagram following grew exponentially during lockdown, as her honest and open approach to the platform struck a chord with thousands of photographers and wedding industry professionals all sharing the most challenging year of business ever!

She runs several portfolio-building workshops throughout the year, with her Santorini and Mykonos destination workshops in partnership with Valentina from The Stars Inside the most notable (and the most shared!)

Unfortunately, as with many photographers, Rebecca’s business was hit by lockdown and she was forced to branch out from a purely photography-based business. Now, through online courses and 1-1 mentoring sessions, she has established herself as an educator of fellow photographers and small business owners. With several online courses available and many more coming within the next few months, Rebecca Carpenter Education will be one to watch in the future.

Rebecca lives in Kent with her husband Jon, and their daughter Winnie. She loves carbs, cuddles, and Coke Zero.



Polish wedding photographer, Maciej Suwalowski is totally OK with you just calling him Magic. As the ‘Magic Wedding Photographer’ he considers himself to be a “magician of light and master of disaster”. In fact, before photography he was a professional lighting designer.

You might know Magic if you watch the Insta Stories from the Way Up North Conferences, he is funny AF. But he is also passionate about education and hosts the Boring Workshop in Poland along with Mark Pacura. He is one of the Sony Europe Imaging Ambassadors.

Magic runs a fantastic YouTube channel for photographers. It is both entertaining and informative. When not working on all of this, he is working on his Dad skills with his gorgeous family.



Starting as a political news and celebrity portrait photographer in DC, Sam was instantly drawn to wedding photography as a space to promote more inventive ideas. Sam’s focus is on photographic techniques that are deceptively simple, but have potential to transform difficult or uninspiring shooting environments into one of a kind opportunities for every photo made.

He is a highly creative maverick in this industry who values trust from his clients above any other attributes. For him “This trust drives me to find the perfect balance between creative experimentation and honest documentation.”

He has taught at Farm a few times now and always amazes us with his ability to produce outstanding images in any environment.



Béatrice, specializes in wedding photography and portraiture. She is particularly interested in intimate and authentic moments, to which she adds her personal editorial touch.

With Jérémie, a videographer, they form The Quirky, a passionate team. Beatrice draws her strength from her ability to push her limits in order to evolve while surrounding herself with people who inspire her.

She puts her heart into absolutely everything she does and, above all, puts herself at the service of her models. Even if that means she has to break convention.


what are the topics?

Neil Thomas Douglas Pop! Make images that pop in any venue
Béatrice De Guigné Signature Portraits
Sean Bell Shooting Wedding Day Preparations
Maciej Suwalowski Shoot Magic – Geek Hour with Maciej
Rebecca Carpenter Perfecting Your Portfolio
Sam Hurd Choose AI, Choose Life
Lisa Devlin Photography training

In Brighton, we are at The Mercure and in Glasgow, we are at CitizenM

What’s the Skinny?

Thrive is about nurturing you into being a better photographer and a better business.

Thrive takes place in March in both Brighton and Glasgow. Day One is presentations with our six Mentors each talking about how they shoot a part of the wedding day.

Day Two is shooting with the Mentors in small groups. Imagine learning from the best and asking the questions you wanna ask! 

We want you to finally nail how your shoot weddings and how you run your business. So we recommend that you join us for both days to get the very most out of Thrive.

Tickets are split into Day One and then the each individual Day Two Shoot Sessions so that you can choose which Mentors to be with. Alternatively, if you just wanna come along for one day, that’s totally cool with us… but you’ll miss out on some top notch content. 

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“Photography Farm is always an incredible experience – they bring a line-up of down to earth, generous mentors who also happen to be some of the biggest names in photography. But it’s also a place to make lifelong pals and go to any time that you need support.”

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