2018 workshop registration


Melgården, Norway

We invite you to join us this June (5th – 8th)  for a four day workshop deep in the heart of Norway. Under the eternal summer sun we will gather to learn, create and find inspiration in these points north. Together, Olivia Rubie, Linda Lomelino and Krissy O’Shea will host a food, photography and styling workshop. We will have the uniquely beautiful opportunity to delve into all of these topics at the stunning Melgården, the beautiful 17th century house and gardens that will be our backdrop for these days of the workshop. Set among moss clad forests, picturesque valleys and stunning gardens it is truly an inspiration to behold.

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On the first evening there will be a chance to explore Melgården and its exquisite gardens, hear more about its restoration story and tour the property with owner and our hostess Live Huse Mykleby. We will welcome you to Norway with an elegant eight course meal prepared by Oliva Rubie celebrating all the tastes of the season and an introduction to some of the flavors of the local region before retiring to our lovely little woodland hotel.


Our days will be spent exploring the creative process - delving into creating, shooting and styling images and stories while guided by Krissy, Linda and Oliva. We will look at the use of natural light in our photography, scene creation and prop selection. There will be an intensive Lightroom Tutorial with guest teacher Kati Boden to help you better understand this powerful editing tool and unlock its potential in helping you craft the look and feel of your photographs you desire. We will also discuss finding your individual voice and style and help you explore some of this process over the course of our days together. In pursuit of aim, there will be a series of short insive classes where you will have the chance to work intimately with the instructors in small groups. And each participant will have an opportunity for a one-on-one meeting with Linda, Olivia and Krissy at the close of the workshop.

To accompany and build upon the days creative explorations at meals we will focus on the simple joys of gathering and the camaraderie of conversation. Gathered round the table, both indoors and out for our three lunches, three dinners, and breakfasts there will be a time to reflect, relax, engage in creative discussion and ask questions about everything from social media to pitching freelance work. Our gathering at the table will be a chance for conversations of personal journey and professional development and there will be an opportunity for further discussions of topics covered during the day.  

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Norway food, photography & styling workshop 2018


  • Photography and Styling - intimate instruction on photography and styling set up. How to craft a scene to shoot it and edit the final image

  • Meals together - the the focus will be fresh local foods, lively conversations and a focus on honing the creative skill set. Three dinners, three lunches and three breakfasts. Plus lots of other tasty treats along the way

  • An outing to nearby village - we will leave our secret garden for a morning and explore one of the beautiful nearby towns

  • Guest teacher session on using Lightroom  - Kati will be teaching an intensive light room session

  • Baking demonstration - Linda will be sharing some of her baking secrets and showing you some of her best baking skill to create beautiful baked goods

  • A workshop assignment to help sharpen your visual narrative skills

  • One-on-Ones

All skill levels welcome


Workshop with Linda Lomelino, Krissy O'Shea and Oliva Rubie. Guest teacher Kati Boden.

Dates: Tuesday, June 5th - Friday, June 8th 2018

Melgården, Norway

  • Costs: Single Occupancy Room $2600, Double Occupancy Room $2,300
  • 4 days of food and lifestyle photography and instruction, styling and cooking  
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • drinks and snacks during the workshop

Materials, meals and three nights accommodation covered in the cost of the ticket

Participants are required to cover their own transportation. But, transportation will be provided from the local village train station at Rena to the workshop.

Please note, airfare and transportation to the workshop is not included in the ticket price. With the exception of the transport from Rena to Melgården with return to Rena.

Nearest major airport is Oslo Gardermoen Airport with daily trains from airport to nearby village. Train from Oslo to Rena is about 2 hours.

Deposit of 50% is needed for registration and a final payment will be due April 30, 2018.

Please know that due to nature of the event, there will be no refunds or cancellations. So please ensure you are able to attend before registering.

Please contact: krissyoshea@gmail.com with any additional questions.


Workshop registration

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Photos by Live Huse Mykleby