There are a lot of theories floating around about Taylor Swift right now. There is a countdown for April 26th and I, for one, am excited to see what happens when the clock strikes midnight. As a die hard Swiftie, I enjoy Taylor’s ability to market her brand while also connecting with fans. She’s kind of a business genius, guys. While the countdown is on for 4.26-we’re here to talk about today.

I’ve got one more fandom connection for you: The AKP Enchanted Retreat.

In realizing earlier this year that we would be planning the 13th Retreat, I knew that I wanted to include some Taylor related “Easter Eggs.” After all, this weekend IS Easter. Here are five fun ways that Tay inspired the next round.


  1. This is the 13th AKP Retreat. 13 is Taylor Swift’s lucky number and it’s been 13 years since her debut album was released in 2006.
  2. Each AKP Retreat has a different nickname. On the East Coast, we held a “Magical” in Orlando with attendance to Walt Disney World. I wanted to mirror that experience on the West Coast with Disneyland. I’ve nicknamed the event “Enchanted,” which is one of my favorite Taylor Swift songs. The pop queen also happens to be a lover of Disney.
  3. Taylor has posted a lot near her home in Los Angeles which seems to be a huge part of the next era’s stylistic aesthetic. Hello, palm trees and dreamy sunset color palettes!
  4. There will be an exclusive discount of $100 from your final balance if you sign up before the mystery Tay Day, 4.26 (no code necessary).
  5. Just think! We will very likely have a NEW album by the time this group gathers to travel!


P.S. There is a special Taylor Swift exhibit in The Grammy Museum that I MAY need to find some free time to go to to pre-game for the workshop!

“Ashton has a special way of bringing together a diverse group of women in an intimate experience that leaves you with so much more than technical education. Her retreats create lifelong bonds between women from different skill levels, backgrounds, and stages of life. All of that and it seems that the learning opportunities are an added bonus. I love how vulnerable and transparent Ashton is and how she creates a safe space for attendees to talk and learn openly about struggles and triumphs in business and life.” – Amber Robinson, Images By Amber Robinson + Brass & Bumble Box

“Drop everything now!” Registration is live for the next installment of the AKP Retreat.


“I can’t say enough good things about AKP retreat. I left with brand new, authentic friends + the tools I needed build my brand and make my business successful.” – Emily Walker, Emily Melissa Photography

The AKP Retreat is a multi-day workshop that focuses on goal setting, entrepreneurial education, business growth, and personal brand development. With a social, all-inclusive atmosphere, our time together is maximized in an organized setting that will leave you driven, inspired, and empowered. The Los Angeles Retreat is best suited for photographers, influencers, bloggers, and women in creative business. 

For the first time ever, I’m hosting the workshop during the week. From Monday, November 18th to Thursday, November 21st (or 22nd if you want to stay for our styled shoot)-we will retreat in Los Angeles, California. With a cap of 15 attendees, I’ll lead the week with an intimate vibe that will allow us to focus on you and your business personally. We will spend the the week connecting, sharing knowledge, chasing colorful photo opportunities, visiting Disneyland, and so much more.

“I’ve been to a lot of workshops in my years of business, but the AKP Retreats are a totally different ballgame. There is no way to describe the amount of fun we have on the AKP retreats, Ashton does an amazing job of creating the most unique, crazy fun filled weekends for us girl bosses!” – Brittany Gentry, BLK Photography

This is an event you do not want to miss. Avoid FOMO. Snag your seat now. Payment plans are available. Feel free to use code “RETAINME” to sign up with a partial payment, today. Find full details via the FAQ, or head over to sign up here.

I can’t wait to shake it off with you on the West Coast!

Styling + Balloons | Jess Albins Events


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  1. Raina

    April 19th, 2019 at 12:43 am

    This sounds like SUCH fun!! I love it!! Have a blast on the west coast with all the APK Ladies!

  2. Lindsay

    April 19th, 2019 at 1:21 am

    I can’t even explain how excited I am to already be signed up for this!!! AKP Retreats shapes my business!!

  3. Natalie

    April 19th, 2019 at 4:42 am

    So exciting! I wish I could go!

  4. Tasha

    April 19th, 2019 at 6:27 am

    I know those signing up for AKP retreat will leave having the best time of their lives learning! Enjoy

  5. Jess

    April 19th, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Can not wait to make so many incredible memories!

  6. Tricia

    April 19th, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Oh gosh lady! How exciting will this retreat be! I cannot wait to see and hear all about the experiences from it! I know the images from this will be spectacular! I’m so proud of you lady for pursuing your dreams! ????????????????

  7. Audrey

    April 19th, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Looks like a wonderful time, have SO MUCH FUN!

  8. Karen Shoufler

    April 19th, 2019 at 9:20 am

    You’re so adorable! This sounds like a blast!

  9. Raelene

    April 19th, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Omg your love for all things Swift is absolutely awesome ❤️

  10. Carly

    April 19th, 2019 at 10:22 am

    I’ve never been to any Disney park, so I cannot even tell you how excited I am! Can’t wait for this whole experience!