Boulder, WY - July 27-29 |
Kickstart Your Career: Photographer's Retreat
Are you a photographer looking to make your art a full time gig, but you're not sure how?
Or maybe you're a full time photographer and you're looking for connections, specifically in the western industry!
Heyyy, my name is Anessa and I'm a western lifestyle photographer. I am so excited to be hosting this event for my fellow photographers who are looking to level up their businesses! I know from personal experience one of the best ways to grow substantially is to seek out the advice and knowledge of someone who is in a position you hope to be in one day. Behind every successful business owner you'll find a network and community that helps them be the best versions of themselves! One of the main goals of this retreat is to connect you to other like minded business owners who are kicking ass, taking names and want to share how they did it so you can too!
This retreat will be a cool opportunity to unplug from the world and plug into your business and skillset. Our location is at a lodge at the base of the central Wind River Range, where cowboyin' is still the main way of life for most. The scenery is breathtaking and the history of the area is as rich as it gets. We will be utilizing the wooden corrals and round pen during our ranch lifestyle set, where our subject will be saddling her horse & packing her mules as the sun comes up. We will have a wedding portrait set in the back pasture where the aspens create a lush cove, making for the most dreamy wedding scene. Our sunset couples shoot will be in the lake right behind the lodge, our subjects will brave the cold water so we can get some notebook vibey type photos. Finally, our second sunrise session will be a special guest model out in the dry lot surrounded by 30 head of horses. Each set is unique and will help add just the right amount of spice to your portfolio, while also challenging your creative side.
Along with our portfolio building sets, we will have 2 special guest speakers who will give you a deep dive into business, accounting, branding, connections, contracts, and so much more! They'll be happy to answer any and ALL questions you may have.
Friday, July 28:
Business 101 (business plans, accounting hacks, maximize on your money)
w/ Robyn Schieck of 100k Cattle Tags & Buckin' A Limited
Robyn Schieck is a small business owner from Ontario, Canada. She incorporated her first company at the age of 18 and now runs multiple 6 figure businesses. She prides herself in setting ambitious business goals and challenging herself to hit them no matter what. She figured out how to turn her deepest passions into her income and has become the go-to girl for starting and growing a business. Now she spends her winter's in Arizona with her husband, 2 kids, and horses. She loves roping, rodeo, and has a soft spot for turning misfit horses into well rounded horses. Her most recent endeavor is 100k cattle tag, which is moving to become a non profit that supports women in rodeo and gives back through sponsorships and events. 100k has already become one of the headlining sponsors for the Bonus Race World Finals 2 years in a row and was recently asked to sponsor the BFA 5 year old futurity.
Saturday, July 29:
Intro to brand photography(licensing, contracts, pricing, & more)w/ Mackenzie Holmberg of BonaFide Cowboy
Kenzie Holmberg is a Western Brand & Lifestyle Photographer currently based out of Tucson, AZ. Not only does she love taking photos of the authentic western way of life, but she also lives it. When she's not behind the camera lens, you can find her on the back of a horse. Kenzie travels all over taking photos for some of the western industry's biggest brands and capturing the Wild West as she sees it. Now she's jumped into the education space, hosting the bonafide&badass podcast and various retreats, to help other creators and photographers learn how to create brand deals and build the business of their dreams. The BonaFide Cowboy brand was built with authenticity at the forefront of everything she does and Kenzie truly believes that "There's more than enough room in this industry for all of us."