Rise Retreats


intentional growth

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» Nurturing your creativity through daily movement and meditation.

» Gaining clarity on your own personal gifts and direction for your business.

» Learning sustainable practices for preserving our beautiful landscapes.

» Full styled elopement photo sessions to give you the whole event day experience.

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Over the years I have attended many workshops and styled shoots. Some served me and my business and others did not. I know what makes an educational investment beneficial and know Rise Retreats will be jam packed with value.

For starters, our photo shoots will be more than just a styled shoot. We plan each one to be a full elopement event, allowing you to gain the experience of an actual elopement. This also gives you the opportunity to create content that tells a story which publications love and helps you attract future clients.

I have over 15 years of photography experience, 10 years in the wedding industry and 5 years of elopement expertise. I have mastered the art of creating unforgetable experiences for couples wanting to celebrate their marriage with grand adventures in stunning locations.

Some of the instruction you will get at this retreat will be inspired by some of my great mentors. I owe a lot of my success to the education and mentorships I have invested in. I've learned from amazing photographers and business leaders like; Jamie Findlay with Evolve workshops, Kylee Ann Studios, and world renowned photographer and educator D'Arcy Benincosa. Investing in these education opportunities is what propelled my business forward in the biggest way.

There was a time when I wanted to throw in the towel with this whole business. I had some really negative experiences that gave me so much anxiety about stepping into another photo session. Investing in my education allowed me to take a step back and discover my passion for this art and business again. 

Now I have built a thriving elopement photography business. I've identified my unique talents and use those to serve couples in creating an unforgettable celebration of their love and marriage. 

I still go through phases of doubt, stages of great overwhelm and have times where I wonder if I'm doing the right thing. The greatest thing I have done in  moments like these has been investing in my education. By hiring mentors, attending workshops or purchasing courses...  That's what pulls me out of the rut and turns these stages of struggle into huge growth moments,

I almost gave up... many times

My Story

Rise Retreats

the best photography workshop you will ever attend

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instruction by jocilyn bennett