Are you in need fresh + fabulous photos for your business or social media? Yes?
Do you just ADORE getting your photo taken? No?
Let me tell you a story…
Once upon a time, I was a carefree third grader in line to get on the bus after a full day of third-grade-fun at school. We had gotten our school pictures back that day. The teacher at the front of the line was making all the kids show her their picture before they got on the bus.
With each photo came words of praise: “What beautiful blonde hair!”, she said to the girl who I always thought was the prettiest in the class. “What a pretty red shirt!”, she said to the boy I had a crush on. “What lovely green eyes!”, she said to the girl who was terribly shy. I was excited to see what she would say when it came my turn.
And then it came. She looked at my picture. She looked at me. And she said the words that changed the way I felt about myself from that day forward… “What a cute crooked smile.”
Third grade me was crushed. I had never noticed it before. My smile WAS crooked, broken, not good enough.
And so began the years of half smiles, close mouthed smiles, and complete + total non-smiles every time I had a photo taken. All in an effort to hide my crooked smile and take a ‘better’ picture.
Then one day, on a whim, I signed up for a random photo shoot with a blue truck, and this time something felt different. I was having fun.
In fact I had such fun at that shoot with the blue truck that I went back to the photographer to get head shots for my business. It was the first time I ever ‘full-on-smiled’ in a photo and actually liked the result. I went back to the same photographer whenever I needed photos. She always caught me full on smiling and I always loved the photos.
And slowly… I began to realize I wasn’t so self-conscious about my smile anymore. In fact, I rather liked it!
Doing photo shoots has helped me build my confidence, and cured me of my photo phobia once and for all. What started with a simple head shot where I finally liked myself in a photo, grew into one of my favorite things of-all-time.
The Photo Retreat
I’ve teamed with the amazing crew over at RYE Studio to make getting fresh photos easy + breezy. It’s an event where women (and the occasional gent!) gather + support one another in witnessing and embracing their own beauty. We’ll enjoy a meal together, take time to get the feel of doing a photo shoot, forge new friendships, and smile for the camera!
Just reserve your spot, show up, and BOOM you’re done! You’ll get amazing photos + have a whole-lotta-fun while you do it. (What’s not to love about that!)
- Rock-star photo shoot with RYE
- 3 photos of your choice in both black and white and color (that’s like getting 6 photos!)
- A group shot to remember our day together
- A fancy lunch to eat on site or take on the go
- Socializing + connecting with other local business owners
- Support and cheers from your new retreat friends (Huzzah!)
You’ll own the rights to your photos so you can use them + print them as you wish. AND you can purchase any additional photos for just $25. (psst- that’s half off the regular rate.)
You’ll (also) get these bonus items to support you before and after the retreat.
- Pre-retreat guide with tips on what to bring and what-the-heck to wear!
- A handy contact sheet to make reconnecting and collaborating with fellow retreaters. Easy. As. Pie.
- A copy of my new e-book How To Get The Most Out Of Your Photos – a guide on posting, printing, and marketing with your new photos. Includes resources to help you easily accomplish these tasks.
Maybe you’ve had a moment like third grade me, one that shaped the way you see yourself, or maybe you just hate getting your photo taken – no reason – it’s just not-that-fun.
Join me for this fun-filled event and move from struggling with being photographed – to fully embracing your beautiful self!
Want to book a private retreat date for your company or team? Just message me via the contact form at the bottom of this page and put “book a date” in the subject line. I’ll get back to you asap with details.
“I’m a huge fan of Trish’s Photo Retreats. It’s so much more than just getting your picture taken. It’s an event!
I loved the creativity of the photographer and the studio. The food was yummy, and it was fun to hang out with other people and be encouraged and supported when it came time for my shoot. Also, viewing the photos as a group was really helpful when it came to trying to choose which images I liked better.
I’m still getting compliments on how beautiful my pictures are.“
This event… is actually TWO events.
-Photo shoot + lunch and socializing.
-Viewing and photo selection + tea and biscuits.
Photo Retreat Dates
February 1 from 10 am to 2 pm
Can’t get away for 4 hours in the day? No problem. We will assign each person a specific time slot in case your schedule is tight and you can’t stay the whole time.
Viewing dates: will be scheduled the day of the retreat.
(Please note: if you can’t make it to the scheduled viewing, you can schedule a private viewing with RYE at your convenience, no problem.)
The cost is $300
Once you’ve booked your spot send me a note via the contact form at the bottom of this page to let me know which date you would like to attend. Please put Photo Date in the subject line.
Cancellations: If you must cancel and you do so at least 2 weeks prior to your event- you will receive a full credit to attend on another date. Last minute cancellations due to an emergency may receive a partial credit to attend another date- to be decided on a case by case basis.
Ready to go?
Questions? Give me a shout via the contact form at the bottom of the page. Please put ‘photos’ in the subject line.
Great photos + good times.
“The Photo Retreat was really special. It was wonderful to have a group of women working together to support each other. I loved the studio and the creative use of the props. And Rye was awesome! I never like to see myself in pictures but I was really pleased with the photos and everyone loved them.
I would totally do it again.”
“The Photo Retreat was a totally delightful and fun adventure. Trish is a great hostess, very supportive and encouraging, and the food was the best- so healthy and fresh!
I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to pose for the photos despite being very nervous. Rye and Chase were so welcoming + the studio was funky and amazing.
Now I know why people have a light in their eyes after one of your retreats and I have the pictures to prove it.”
“I have never been a big fan of getting my photo taken. But in no time at all, and with no stress, it was done, and I’ve had so many wonderfully great comments on my new photos.
The photography studio is amazing. I felt really comfortable during my session and the whole process so very easy and fun I hardly realized I was being photographed!
What a treat to have lunch included as part of the event, the food was excellent! And I have to add, Trish is a great hostess and cheerleader.
The whole experience was very positive and very, very supportive.”
“It was worth every penny. My photos turned out fabulous. In fact, my twenty-something nephew blurted out “You look so young!”.
I loved that the photographer took the time to listen to each person and what they wanted from their photos. The food was beautifully presented and I loved the sweet treats!
I felt really supported and enjoyed the whole process. Plus I made some new friends. Highly recommended!”
Lisa Holiman, Creative Consultant at Breath Of Fresh Flair
All signed up and ready to go?
Fabulous, now go choose your outfit and polish those toofers!
Ready? Set? Say, CHEEEZE!
“I’m very pleased with my photos. They are so much better than photos I’ve had done in the past and the photo shoot was way more fun. I really enjoyed watching the other gals get their photos taken too.
I appreciated the tips on preparing for the shoot, and doing the photo viewing together as a group was really helpful when it came time to choose a photo. Oh, and the food was awesome.”
“This was such a memorable day for me. I had such a nice time enjoying good food and good people. The photo shoot seemed so effortless on my end, so easy and really a lot of fun. Rye (and hubby) did a great job making me feel comfortable in my own skin.
My photos turned out so nice. I was a little shocked that I look that hot!
I am SO glad I did it. And I would love to do it again!”
“I’m very camera shy but I felt so at ease and really enjoyed myself. My photos turned out so good I would have never been able to choose which ones I wanted on my own. I was grateful for help the support of the group in selecting the photos that were just right for what I needed.
It was a great experience. ”
“I needed some photos to promote my art business since I haven’t had professional photos done since High School (which was a while ago!).
Trish and Rye were very supportive and made the whole process effortless and easy. The studio is a laid back, fun space and I loved that the studio dogs where hanging around during the photo shoot.
The food… was both beautiful and delicious. I had a blast hanging out with great people and watching Rye work her magic with everyone’s shoot.
Rye does an amazing job of capturing the essence of each person that she photographs. I love my photos and get very positive reactions when people see them.”
Confession of a photo retreat coordinator…
I started doing photo retreats because I wanted to help women get great photos for their business.
But it turns out… there was more to it than that.
I noticed a few patterns among my retreaters.
Most of us experience a large dollop of self criticism; we beat ourselves up, think we aren’t pretty or photogenic, and generally feel bad about ourselves.
Almost-nobody likes to get their photo taken, and/or hates photos of themselves.
This needs to change.
As the photo retreats evolved I watched it time and again. Women getting comfortable in their own skin, relaxing and letting their soul shine through for the camera. They were happy + they were having fun, and it shows in their photos.
The most powerful part of these events has been the group photo viewings.
Watching the group light up and celebrate the beauty of each individual – and then seeing that person recognize their own beauty when they see themselves in the gorgeous photos Rye captures.
The truth is… we don’t always see ourselves the way others do.
And each of us deserves to see + know how beautiful we really are.
That is the magic of these photo retreats. And that is why I love doing them.
End of confession.