At the Manor

Portfolio Builder Days are co-hosted by Saracen House Studio.

Posh Frocks and Boudoir

After the resounding success of the June Cinematic Portfolio Builder Weekend, we have decided to roll out the red carpet again this December. And what better way to get ready for the festive season than to celebrate with elegant styling and a good helping of opulence? It will certainly sit well with the sophistication and grandeur of the venue. Our creative team has drawn inspiration from the colours and textures of this historic manor house to source and create an array of beautiful gowns and lingerie.

Welle Manor Hall on the boarders of Cambridge and Norfolk, has been painstakingly styled by professional interior designers, each room with its own unique charm. This time, we will again be using the delightful ground floor reception rooms, but also the sumptuous luxury of the first floor bedrooms and main bathroom.

We are pretty excited about the event and think you will be too. Here’s what we have lined up for you.

  • Six professional, fully-styled models
  • A team of professional make-up, hair and wardrobe stylists
  • Six fully-styled and professionally lit sets in the rooms over two floors of a magnificent Grade II Medieval and Tudor manor house
  • Six separate shoots, three per day with a different model per shoot 
  • A technical assistant to provide support during each shoot
  • A tutorial on editing

Day One

After the meet-and-greet, we kick off with a brief outline of how the two days will run. This is followed by an informative presentation with example images, to set you up for your first shoot and carry you through till the end of the day. You will be one of 12 photographers working in groups of 4, each one with a technical assistant in attendance at all times. He is there to answer your queries and provide any support you may require. There will be plenty of shoot time; starting at 11:30am, you will photograph 3 models around the manor house. At 5pm, we wrap for the day.

Day Two

Time to regroup for our second day. Same format as Day One, but this time we begin with a short tutorial on editing. You will already have covered composition, framing, lighting, shoot angle and all the other things to be considered at the point you click the shutter.

And by the way, there will be time for refreshments and a lunch break on each day. 

You will require a DSLR or CSC camera plus a selection of lenses that ideally cover the following focal lengths:

Full Frame: 24mm - 200mm
APS-C Crop: 35mm - 150mm
Micro 4/3: 12mm - 100mm

Studio lighting, reflectors, constant lights will all be provided. If you have your own lights that you would like to use then please get in touch well in advance of the event so we are able to work out how we can integrate them into the sets.

This is an intermediate level event aimed at photographers who are interested in adding some cinematic styled shots to their portfolios. Each group of 4 photographers will have an experienced technical assistant working with them.

The event is based in the fabulous Welle Manor Hall, Upwell. Situated in a small village on the Norfolk Cambridgeshire boarders.

As this is a two day event those delegates travelling some distance may prefer to stay overnight on the Saturday. There are plenty of Hotels in the area, a quick search on will reveal several from around £70 per night. The Five Bells Inn is situated next to the Manor and has an 'Exceptional' rating scoring 9.5.

We have 6 fantastic models booked for this event.







Our 6 fabulous models for this event are:


Bou - Posh Frock

Image to follow.

Kelly - Posh Frock (Photo: Wayne Stant)

Izzy - Boudoir (Photo: Andrew Griffiths)




Lynne - Posh Frock (Photo: Andrew Appleton)

Abi - Posh Frock (Photo: Andrew Appleton)



Sharelle - Boudoir (Photo: Andrew Griffiths)

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Venue Phone: 07969 414425

Location Workshop, Head Office Address, Check Individual Event, Lincoln, LN8 6NH


This is a location workshop, the address shown on the registration information is our head office. Please check the event description for details of the location of the event, the exact meeting point will be emailed to delegates a week prior to the event.

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  • Photo Weekender Winter 2019 - Posh Frocks and Boudoir
    November 30, 2019 - December 1, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Photo Weekender. Cinematic Styles Portfolio Builder
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Early Bird Full Paymentshow details + £499.00 (GBP)   Sold Out
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