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HEY FRIENDS! I'm SO excited for your interest in the first annual Collectively Inspired Retreat! Have you ever struggled with finding peers within the photography community? Do you find the large social media photography groups overwhelming and intimidating? Are you still looking for your #photogbesties? Alysha (Alysha Spencer Photography) Natasha (Wildwood Photography) and I have created this retreat in hopes of spreading the feeling of friendship that we are so thankful to have found in our own photography community. Throughout our photography journey's we have all struggled with finding peers that we connected with and felt that we didn't have that support and inspiration we had so strongly wanted. But now having built these close friendships has not only contributed to the growth of our businesses, but to our own personal growth as well, and we are forever grateful to have that! We can only wish these connections for everyone and we want you to know that you are not alone in your photography journey and you should never have to feel that way! This is why we feel so passionate about creating this community weekend retreat! Being part of a community is pretty much like having someone there to give you a big fat huge hug every time you're struggling (because we all know the self doubt that goes through our heads in our late night editing sessions) it is always knowing that there are people around us to share our journeys with and collectively contributing to building each other up, and that is something we are so excited to be a part of! It is our hope that by creating this annual retreat to look forward to each year, we can grow together, provide endless support for one another and continue to be a huge source of inspiration to each other! WHAT TO EXPECT? The Collectively Inspired Retreat will be an intimate group of 8 photographers who will join together at a beautiful waterfront location in Ucluelet, BC for 3 days to enjoy all things photography! Oh and we will also probably (like for sure) drink wine and eat amazing food, can it get any better then that?? We just want to clarify that this is not a workshop in which we will be teaching, but a gathering of peers that have come together to share their own knowledge and experiences with one another. This weekend is open to all levels of photographers, new or seasoned! During our 3 planned photo shoots, we will work together to location scout, pose and direct, as well as share tips, tricks and inspiration. In our downtime, we will lead multiple discussions on chosen topics that are of interest to everyone attending, including marketing, running your sessions, editing, and running your business. There will also be allotted time for us to head out in such a beautiful location and get in front of the camera to shoot each other! Please come prepared to share, be an open book and create friendships with those attending! DETAILS Early bird pricing is $350. Payment in full is required to secure your spot. Spaces are limited. This price includes all travel fees, breakfast both mornings, snacks, lodging, any costs involved with the sessions and of course a while ton of fun!! Dates: Friday September 29th - Sunday October 1st 2017. We will be carpooling to catch an early ferry on Friday morning and returning on an early evening ferry on Sunday evening. We want you to be a part of this, to build meaningful connections and gather inspiration from others in the photography community! After all, we are all in this together! #communityovercompeition Please email to secure your spot! *Photo credit to Natasha (Wildwood Photography)*

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