A nature filled weekend on private 10 acres of land in Kalkaska, MI is the type of getaway leaving you with a refreshed feeling- just 40 minutes from downtown Traverse City, and 2 hours from Grand Rapids.
Likeminded photography sisters join to learn, connect, and create together. Oftentimes, as photogs, we feel alone without a support system when that is the furthest from the truth. Here, we get to build our tribe (along with our portfolios) for a much-needed confidence boost + self-care retreat.
This event is only open to 8 amazing female photographers of all skills and levels.
PLEASE NOTE: 14 day quarantine is required, or a negative COVID test provided 72 hours prior to arrival. We want to make sure we are keeping safe, can learn side-by-side, and have the peace of mind we are protecting the community.
What is included?
Wonder Workshops are always jammed packed with fun, laughter, and heart felt connections. Each morning, you can join in for a yoga practice, a delicious breakfast, and an informal Q+A session with Erika Stewart (me!) to pick my brain over coffee on anything you can think of- business, organization, booking, posing, editing- you name it and I give you some insight!
And for this particular retreat...
3 hour styled wedding
*2 happy couples
*2 groups split up
*canoe with flowers
*1 hour rotations with each couple taking a 15 minute lead
*two happy couples
*Each wonderer has 15 minutes to lead posing
Gel Light Editorial
*Late night shoot
*2 empowered female models
*Dramatic lighting + learning
Access to Behind the Scene photos
Mini workshop on your personal branding
Time set aside for new photos of you
two learning sessions and ...
1 on 1
time for questions
Wind down with a bonfire, s'mores and your choice of drink at the end of the day
Let's not forget this is a retreat. Book an optional professional massage!
Lunch, Dinner, + Snacks along with a formal Dinner on Saturday on the farm.
Hammocks for lounging around the property
Time to go into town + explore (and if you choose, get lunch while you're there!)
The cutest little welcome tote you ever did see
and finally, your...
Bunking with 3 of your future best friends for the weekend?! What's better than that?!
You will be partnered with one other wonder photographer and have the upgrade of queen mattresses.
[Upcharge of $50]
Only one private room available- first come first serve.
[ Upcharge of $150 ]
The only thing *not* included is how you will get to the retreat. That's on you, love!
What should I pack?
Your camera, change of clothes, whatever you'd like to drink at the end of the day, toiletries, and your sense of adventure! We will provide snacks and meals, along with have time to head into town for an optional lunch out.
What if I cannot quarantine for 14 days before the retreat?
Please have a COVID test if you're unable to quarantine. A negative test will be required 72 hours before the first day of the shoot.
What if I have a positive COVID result?
Submit the results to the team, and we will issue you a refund minus service fees
I have a food allergy. How do I let you know?
Simply email Erika at with your allergy, and we will be sure your food is not in contact with your dietary restriction.