The Art of a Portrait: Workshop Weekend with Kassandra Lynne
The Art of a Portrait: Workshop Weekend with Kassandra Lynne
The Art of a Portrait: Workshop Weekend with Kassandra Lynne

Kassandra Lynne

The Art of a Portrait: Workshop Weekend with Kassandra Lynne


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The Art of a Portrait: A Transformative Photography Workshop Weekend

Join me, Kassandra Lynne, for an enriching and creative weekend workshop amidst the stunning coastal landscapes of Karitāne, Otago. Over the course of 3 days and 2 nights, dive into the art of inspiring and empowering portrait photography. These workshops are designed to help you connect deeply with yourself, your craft and to let your unique artistic vision shine.

In today's world of carbon copies and AI-generated images, standing out as a photographer & artist requires a deep understanding of who you are and the ability to connect authentically with your subjects. This workshop will guide you in becoming a true visual storyteller through captivating, emotive, and provocative images that resonate with your soul clients.

We are not here to imitate; we are here to create. Let me guide you on how to tap into your highest potential and share your art with the world. I promise you, the world needs your ART.


What You'll Experience Over the Weekend:

  • Luxury Accommodation: 3 days and 2 nights at The Longhouse / Karitāne**
  • Fully Catered Meals: Enjoy delicious, nourishing meals throughout the retreat
  • Boudoir Photography Workshop: Discover the art of intimate portraiture
  • Lifestyle Portrait Workshop: Learn to capture authentic, everyday moments
  • Portraits in Nature: Understand the importance of connecting with landscapes
  • Post-Processing and Editing: Tips, tricks, and techniques for refining your work
  • Planning & Prep Workshop: Set yourself up for success with effective strategies to manage your sessions & your workflow
  • Guided Meditations and Visualizations: Deepen your understanding of self and your creative why
  • Creative Content Workshop: Build your brand and create a unique style
  • Professional Headshot: Receive a professional portrait by Kassandra Lynne Photography
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage: Use candid photos and footage for your social media
  • Community Connection: Network with like-minded individuals on a similar path
  • Adventures in Nature: Explore the breathtaking surroundings
  • Wellness Activities: Optional spa, sauna, cold water immersion (ocean &/or outdoor shower)

A Bit About Me: Kassandra Lynne

Hi there! I’m Kassandra, though you can call me Kass. I've been a photographer for as long as I can remember, having had a film camera in my hand since I was a kid and exploring the magic of bringing my visions to life in the dark room under the red light. 

When I’m not capturing moments through my lens, I’m deeply involved in hosting Rewild Women’s Retreats. As a trauma informed facilitator, founder and CEO of The Rewild Legacy, a not-for-profit organisation, I’m passionate about helping women explore personal development, healing, and meaningful connections through creative and challenging outdoor adventures. This work is incredibly close to my heart. If you’re curious about our wild adventures in Aotearoa, check us out on Facebook or Instagram.

Outside of photography, I’m an archery enthusiast, backcountry adventurer with my scruffy pups and scruffy Dutchman, and an all-around life enthusiast. I thrive on finding joy in the moment and creating spaces for deep, meaningful connections.

I wear many hats: visual storyteller, photographer, nature guide, scuba dive instructor, freediving enthusiast, artist, and intuitive coach. My goal is to help others rediscover their passion and purpose. With a background in movement, mindfulness, and embodiment practices like yoga, breathwork, and guided meditation, I bring a trauma-informed approach to all my offerings including photography.

Specialising in intimate portrait sessions, I create more than just photos—I craft soulful stories. Whether through boudoir or fine art portrait photography, I create a safe space for vulnerability and authentic expression. My sessions are designed to be more than just photo shoots; they are opportunities for deep connection and self-discovery.

Having your photo taken can be a vulnerable experience, often bringing up insecurities and self-doubt. My aim is to make you feel at home in front of the camera, allowing your true self to shine. These moments are significant chapters in our lives, deserving to be captured as true art. Through a full sensory experience, we co-create something sacred, connecting deeply with ourselves and each other. This is the heart of what I strive to teach: to be authentic visual storytellers & all around rad human beings.


Sound like a bit of you? What else do I you need to know? 


DATES: 20th to 22rd September

For those flying into Dunedin, there will be a shuttle pickup at 12 p.m. on the 20th September. Arrival to The Longhouse by 130 p.m.

Return shuttle to the airport will be leaving Lake Hawea View at 10 a.m. to Queenstown Airport on the 23rd/Monday.

For those that want to drive, you are welcome to drive to the venue and park at Lake Hawea View. Arrival by 2 p.m. Friday the 20th September, workshops will finish by 4 p.m. on Sunday with an option to relax and chill for the evening or head home if you need to get back to work on Monday.

**There will be an option to stay the night on Sunday the 22nd September for those flying out on the Monday the 23rd or those that would like an extra night to decompress before driving home. This is included in the package price / no additional charge. However, there is no dinner catered this evening. There is an epic pizza place & general store in Karitāne which will be a likely option for a dinner out.


What do I need to bring? Do I need a camera?

You can bring your phones, cameras, film cameras, polaroids and/or drones. You can be a budding photographer just starting out or a more seasoned photographer looking to hone your craft and explore a different approach to portrait photography. Feeling stuck or like you need to upskill? This may be exactly what you need before the busy photography season & warmer weather returns. 

You may also like to bring your laptops or ipads with Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop installed as we will have evening workshops sessions going over editing tips & tricks, along with creative branding & style workshops. 

A full list of what to bring will be emailed out to you with your registration pack upon booking. 

Ready to embark on this creative & transformative journey? Contact me directly to book in or reserve your space. Deposit of $500 is required to reserve your spot. Early bird pricing must be paid for in full by the 1st July 2024. 

Shoot any questions through to Kassandra at

For more of what Kassandra Lynne offers, samples of her portfolio, and testimonials, please pop over to the website HERE.