For wild-hearted women ⸙
"I’d never seen anything like Sara's pictures of Swedish Lapland, of turquoise river deltas resplendent in orange autumn foliage. I longed to walk amidst those landscapes."
- Geetika Jain, Conde Nast Traveller
DISCONNET to RECONNECT
In a world that tells you that you’re never enough, where hustle has replaced our connection to heart, screens stop us from tapping into the innate wisdom we already have, taking time for self-care, play, and adventure is a radical act.
This is exactly what I invite you to do.
Explore, discover, and reconnect with the wild creative self you came here to be.
Let's Create Magic Together
Become so present with nature you’ll forgot to plug your phone in when you return home.
Feel supported and uplifted in a safe space with an intimate group of women.
Hone your skills, express yourself creatively, and get into a deep flow state every single day.
Hi, I'm Sara.
Ready to witness the untamed beauty of the Arctic North, sit by the crackling fire at night, and find joy in the simplest of things?
Having taken the road less traveled for many years, I’m here to support you, share my photography skills, and mentor you with gentle guidance.
Don't find any retreat for you?
On top of my current listings, I offer private on-demand photography retreats, workshops and other custom-made adventures for induviduals and small groups, and I'm always open to co-create your experience with you.
Experience my retreats through the words of some of the women who went before.
"WOW, what a journey"
“A wave of emotions washed over me as I sat down after being dropped off at the train station. I am so grateful I followed my gut feeling, booked and gave myself this time.
I loved the simplicity and genuineness that permeated the whole experience. Getting to be among passionate people who live heart-centered lives was so inspiring and ignited a creative spark in me. Not to mention skinny dipping under the northern lights...
These days have touched me in such a beautiful way. Sara has something special."”
IN HER TRUE ELEMENT Photoshoot*
Set in the breathtaking nature, this is a space to let your guard down and unravel your authentic self in front of the camera.
Whether you're ready to unleash the inner wild woman or feel shy in front of the camera, we’ll create space to express the parts of you longing to be seen.
*Check if this is included or can be added to your retreat experience.
"It is not by accident that the pristine wilderness of our planet disappears as the understanding of our own inner wild nature fades.”
- Clarissa Pinkola Estés
What can I expect from a retreat?
A retreat offers an opportunity to disconnect from the stresses of our modern life and reconnect with nature on a deeper level. Our retreats are designed to use photography as a way to empower you both behind and in front of the lens, enabling us together to creatively play, experiment, and reconnect with the full expression of our hearts.
I don't have fancy camera, can I still join?
Yes, absolutely! I’ve had people on retreats with nothing but their iPhone camera! Although it’s one of the cornerstones, my retreats are about so much more than just photography. They provide you with time in nature, stillness, sisterhood, and an opportunity to truly slow down. All you need to join is a curiosity to learn and maybe a little extra patience for when other people stop to take photos and might require more time with their camera equipment.
Do I need any prior outdoor experience to attend?
No prior experience is required. Most retreats are designed to accommodate all skill levels, from beginners to experienced outdoor enthusiasts. However, a basic level of physical fitness is recommended.
What should I bring?
You’ll get a full list of recommended things to bring when you book your spot. In general, you should pack comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor activities in accordance to the season you're traveling, layers, sturdy footwear, a water bottle, your photography equipment - and of course, a sense of adventure!
Are there any age restrictions?
Most women that have attended my retreats in the past have been between 25 and 55, but the space is open to any age, as long as you are at least 18 years of age.
Can I attend a retreat if I have dietary restrictions?
Yes! We are able to accommodate most special dietary requirements such as vegetarian, vegan, lactose and gluten-free, or allergies. Be sure to let us know your dietary restrictions when you book your spot.
I would be traveling solo for the first time - and I’m a bit scared!
Traveling within Europe is generally safe and fairly easy due to the excellent train and airport network. Of course, you might feel a little out of your comfort zone in the beginning but we will provide you with all the information you need to make it safely to your destination. Traveling to Arctic Sweden? Get excited! Despite what most people think, real people live here and we have roads and infrastructure to get around!
What about all the wild animals, will they eat me?
Most likely not ;-) You will hopefully see wild animals of all sorts, from very small to large, but the chance of something happening to you is statistically extremely low.
I love the sound of this but I don't identify as a woman. Do you offer retreats for mixed groups?
From my experience, women tend to have a harder time relaxing and taking up space in mixed groups. That’s why I’m focused on creating women-only spaces at the moment. Although I am open it, I don’t have the marketing bandwidth to launch other group offerings, but if you’d like to explore options for a private workshop or retreat, I’d love to hear from you!