Ready to reconnect with your inner artist?

Join us on an exclusive 5-day dog photography retreat in the most breathtaking of locations – The Peak District. Nestled under the famous rocks of The Roaches between Buxton and Leek, we will explore together, laugh together, imagine and create together.

Embark on your own personal creative journey and reconnect with your inner artist with our professional help, insights and coaching. You’ll learn everything you need to develop your own style and be confident in your knowledge, skills and abilities.

What to expect from Mutts & Muses?

  • Group tuition as well as personal attention
  • Exploring and working on your personal goals and ambitions
  • A variety of photo sessions in amazing locations
  • Advanced photography and post-processing techniques
  • Learn to tell a story and create striking moods in your images
  • Confidence boosting through coaching sessions

January 27th - 31st

The Roaches, Peak District
United Kingdom

January 27th - 31st

The Roaches, Peak District
United Kingdom

What’s included?

  • Four nights of accommodation
    (Each participant having their own room as standard)
  • Meals at the venue, cooked by our own private chef.
    One meal not included when we all go out for dinner to a local restaurant)
  • Five days of group and private tuition.
  • A private Facebook group to continue your learning and share your successes after the retreat.
  • A goody bag FULL of extra information, shooting essentials and some delicous suprises.


Base cost of the retreat is £1,570 for a single occupancy with shared bathroom.
A £250 GBP deposit is required to secure your spot



  • Transport to the venue
  • Addition guests
  • Room upgrades

About Us

Alice Loder

Wanting to provide an alternative to the well known quirky, cute pet portrait. British artist, Alice Loder began her artistic journey, exploring classic portraits of canines in 2015. Alice enjoys combining her fine art painting experience, with her photography to create images that have a surreal, painterly feel.

Haron Haghuis

A Dutch portrait photographer with a love for dogs, a passion for art and an eye for creative and technical detail.

Haron’s experience in photography and post-processing allows him to bring his creative ideas to life by capturing a unique mood in every image.

join us on this adventure

join us on this adventure

Haron obviously cares very deeply about teaching people to find their own style and craft. He doesn’t just teach you how to do things his way, he helps you to understand and analyse the reasons behind why you’re taking the photo and what you personally want to achieve.

Alice is incredibly passionate about her craft and a very knowledgable and supportive mentor. She is a skilled photographer as well as a brilliant teacher – I learned a huge amount from her, both practical and theoretical. Her approach is very personal, with a focus on teaching her own techniques but also placing huge importance on the personal development of the student and what they want to achieve in their own style and work.

Josie Baughan

The Artisan Hound

Well what can I say. I attended Haron and Alice’s first UK workshop. Great teaching and a lot of lightbulb moments to be had.
I learnt a great deal over the weekend. Haron really knows how to deliver and keep the participant’s focused at all times, in the classroom and outside taking images.

Alice always gives her best and produces outstanding images. She has a great sense of what the participant is looking for and delivers. Alice is also a great educator of pet photography and is very knowledgable in her field.

Jane Hodges

Jane Hodges Photography

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