+ WHO IS THIS FOR?
Advanced beginners and intermediate photographers, in the wedding industry, looking to get a better grasp on topics not often discussed. You’ll need basic knowledge of how to work your camera (no phone cameras, please) but Corey is here to nerd out with you about all the buttons and doodads you didn’t your camera had! Your editing style, business location, and ideal clients don’t matter: everyone is welcome and everyone will benefit from this retreat.
We also believe in inclusivity of all genders and races and take this very seriously.
+ WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN US?
You’ll leave with new found confidence, understanding about business tactics, a new view on light and how to master any wedding situation, fresh eyes on branding and marketing, endless supply of friends, tips and tricks to make your Lightroom workflow quick and painless, how to overcome SEO confusion, honest recommendations about posing and prompting clients, authentic ways to evoke emotion with your couples and how to be the best wedding/elopement photographer you possibly can be.
+ WHY NASHVILLE?
Because the east coast is worthy of love, too. Yeah California is lovely and the mountains in the PNW are stunning, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t endless communities of creatives looking for a different location… either closer to home or just something new. Nashville is full of creative energy, local businesses and badass humans who want to help you succeed.
+ How much will it cost?
1600 Per Person. Let’s be honest… most retreats that are all-inclusive cost more than this. And our goal has always been to make things as affordable and accessible as possible. So the first thing you need to know is that every penny is going back into this retreat, not our pockets. Secondly, our one-day workshop is priced at $500… so a 4-day, 3-night retreats with multiple courses, lodging + food provided, needs to have an appropriate and usable price tag. We’ll make it worth every penny.
+ WHAT CAN WE DO WITH THE LIVE SHOOT IMAGES?
They’re yours to keep and do whatever you’d like with them. Make sure you’re only sharing work that you took and you edited. After that, follow your heart and spread your work like confetti.
+ IS THERE AN APPLICATION PROCESS?
We don't believe battling over other students for the right to learn. You’re already family.
+ WHAT IS THE LODGING + FOOD LIKE?
Lodging: beautiful, safe, spacious and accommodating, with easy access to our styled shoot locations.. in the Sylvan Park area! The food: locally sourced, homemade and always delicious. Dietary restrictions will be accomodated for! We'll reach out about this information once your ticket is purchased. Cooked on site, by a trained chef, with your allergies + restrictions dictating the menu! All meals will be provided with large family dinners, brunches and healthy breakfast options.
+ HOW MANY ATTENDEES?
We’re limiting it to 20 students, because we want to make sure to create a safe space for you to be uniquely you. Ask those questions you were too afraid to ask, make friends with your community and grow as a creative.
+ HOW INTENSE WILL THE 4 DAYS BE?
Six courses and multiple live shoots… yowza. But listen, if there’s one thing I’ve learned during my 30 years on this planet and being a creative, it’s the importance of balancing both sides of your brain, accommodating for different types of learning and giving you space to breath, reflect and unwind. Between classes, hosted on site, will be breaks, editing labs, nap time, crafts, yoga, daydreaming, journaling, snacking, whatever you need to feel yourself again.
+ WHAT DO WE BRING?
Your camera and an open mind. We’ll handle the rest. Also, underwear. Don’t forget to pack that.
+ CAN WE BRING OUR BUSINESS PARTNER?
Yes, please do! However, you’ll both need to purchase a ticket.
+ WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
For the people in the back… YOU ARE WORTH IT!