Join us and you’ll see that our offering extends far beyond the lens. It’s not just a photography vacation—it’s a journey that takes you off the beaten track, to explore locations that are often off-limits to the public, savour regional cuisine, taste the local beverages, and make new friends.
It’s the best of all worlds—a place where your love of photography meets the beautiful outdoors, with a side of fun, social connection, and wonder. You won’t just take home a collection of photographs… You’ll have this extraordinary experience forever etched into your memory.
Our photography vacation offers:
A Lillian Spibey Photography Holiday, planned by Lillian Spibey and Charlie Mitford, is the experience of a lifetime. These two friends and colleagues have lived, photographed, and enjoyed the European lifestyle for many years and are eager to introduce you to the places they love – along with first-class Lillian Spibey Photography tuition.
Lillian Spibey Photography has offered photography holidays in Europe since 2015. Both Lillie and Charlie fully embrace the local cultures and have created an unforgettable experience for photography vacation guests. Charlie has lived, worked, explored, socialised, and brought up a family in Italy for 18 years. She’s enviably well-connected with address books crammed with the local movers and shakers – politicians, restaurateurs, hoteliers, aristocrats, and farmers! Lillie studied, lived and worked as a photographer in Cortona, Perugia and Rome, and now runs her successful photography business in Surrey, England.
Even locals are amazed at the access afforded to our photography holiday guests! For many years, Charlie and her husband, Paul, an estate agent, and Lillie and her husband, Daniel, a property investor, explored the Italian countryside in search of tumbled ruins for renovation. The two couples’ resultant knowledge of the area is exceptional; in fact, Charlie has an uncanny gift for finding and gaining access to locations that are so far off the tourist trail that for all intents and purposes they don’t exist!
Lillie and Charlie have been offering bespoke photography holidays since 2015. They soon recognised that there’s many photography holidays using iconic ‘instagrammable’ locations but few going behind the scenes providing a learning vacation experience that is engaging, well off-the tourist trodden path and very importantly includes that crucial ‘fun’ element – in other words, learning photography in a social everyday real world!
So, they put their heads and their collective talents together and came up with the idea of combining teaching and travel into an unforgettable learning experience. Each Lillian Spibey photography vacation not only cements the fundamentals of photography in each participant’s mind, but allows everyone that chance to explore and photograph true hidden gems that only locals ever see and make lifelong friends in the process.
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