Ascend Retreats

Intentionally COZY Getaways for wedding photographers designed to be business-focused, relaxing, and empowering.

Are you feeling stuck and in need of a change of scenery to reignite your passion and drive? Do you want to connect with like-minded individuals and grow both personally and professionally? Then our business retreat for wedding photographers is just what you need!

Our business retreat is an immersive experience that combines education, inspiration, and relaxation.

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Squire Tarbox Inn

Wiscasset, Maine

Day One: Education & Relaxation

Day Two: Styled Editorial(s) & Rejuvination

Day Three: IMplimentation



Our Mission

Ascend Retreats are designed to not only be relaxing and luxurious, but also business-focused and empowering. We provide a safe, welcoming atmosphere where you can relax, have fun, and kick-start your business goals.

Our getaways include discussions lead by experienced pros in the wedding industry, giving you a chance to learn new tips and tricks to take your photography to the next level. You'll also have the opportunity to network with other wedding photographers, make some friends, and photograph a beautiful editorial and couples' session!

At Ascend Retreats, we understand that running a wedding photography can be A LOT, but you don't need to take it all on alone. You deserve to get away. Let us help you relax, refocus, and reignite the passion in your work.

You'll have the opportunity to...



Learn from industry Leaders

Feel supported in a safe space

At the retreat, you will have ample time to slow down and enjoy yourself. This is a retreat, not a workshop after all.

Over our three days together, there will be presentations on everything from editing workflow to client experience from photographers who have been where you are and felt what you're feeling.

Tap into your creative potential

Connect with fellow photographers



Meet fellow photographer friends as you learn and work together. We will have co-working time each day.

We will take time to explore new ideas and possibilities in all aspects of your business, from marketing and leads to elevating your client experience.

Why wait?

Whether you're just starting out or you're a seasoned pro, our retreat has something for every photographer. You'll leave feeling refreshed, inspired, and ready to take your business to the next level.

Join the waitlist to have first access to tickets to the retreat. It will be intentionally small, so we will only be releasing a small amount of tickets on Tuesday. We can't wait to see you!


Hi, I'm Katelyn

Maine wedding photographer & Educator

Katelyn has been photographing weddings and elopements across New England for the past decade. She captures romantic and whimsical images that showcase the beauty of nature and the connection of her couples. Her photography style infuses photojournalism with editorial beauty; using warm and natural hues she creates a timeless perspective. Katelyn collaborates with her couples to create a genuine and comforting experience. Katelyn has been featured in numerous publications such as Junebug Weddings, Maine Magazine, and Green Wedding Shoes. Katelyn has mentored dozens of photographers, including 1 on 1 coaching, retreats, and workshops. She empowers photographers to grow their businesses through creativity and systems. Katelyn resides in Southern Maine with her husband Lance, where most days you can find her with a book, paintbrush, or Xbox controller in her hand, and a fluffy Goldendoodle named Desza by her feet.