Where do I even begin? When I started teaching For the Love, I wanted to help inspire other artists to find their voices and be them. Not try to be anything but them. We are best at being ourselves after all!
This last retreat was something else. I was newly pregnant, scared to be vulnerable after my year, and so unsure of who I was. I watched on the Grammy's this weekend and Adele said in her acceptance speech, that she lost herself through being pregnant and becoming a mother, and as silly as it sounds, I felt like I lost a piece of myself in this short amount of time. As the retreat went on and began, it was as if, I was finding a piece of my soul that was lost as well.
For the Love is for someone who wants to grow. Who wants to see change. Whether that be in your business practices, shooting, or editing, it's about wanting to push pass the limits that sometimes hold us down.
I love what I do, I love what I have been able to do for over 4 years now. It brings me light, it gives me life.
I can't wait for our April retreat and would love to have you join us. I hope you enjoy this video below made by the wonderful Copper Creative, showing what our weekends are about. If you'd like more information about joining us please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A huge thank you to my team of amazing women who have worked alongside me since this began. Jade Larsen, who worked as my former assistant, recently left us to pursue other opportunities and I can't thank you enough for the dedication you showed me and showed our retreat, as well as letting us all photograph your beautiful face! Jess Kasteler with Blush Creative, you truly have been my rock through so much of this. Whether it was creating last minute supplies, helping me set up, or just plan, you have been such an instrumental piece of this puzzle. Jill and Tatum, the work you do is untouchable. From getting me ready, to getting our models ready, you bring the vision and beauty I have in my mind to life. I will forever brag about what amazing teammates I have to create such beautiful work. Ashley, thank you for always bringing such amazing visuals to the group. You truly have such a gift in styling and we are so glad we have such amazing pieces to photograph that are of course paired perfectly. Rachel, oh rachel. Our wonderful sunshine and rainbows. You are the light of our group and we love you. You make the most beautiful masterpieces and we could not be more impressed every single time with the beauty you bring to our group. Courtney, thank you for being my right hand this last retreat. I felt so lucky to have you and know that if I felt ill or needed a minute you'd be right there by my side. From an attendee to a best friend, I have love watching your gift grow and love of photography. Bri and Chloe, we are so happy to have you guys with us now. You both are so fun and so incredible in all you do. I feel like I always saw you working and never stopping. I can't thank you enough for capturing our retreats perfectly for the people around us to see what we do! Last but not least, thank you Ashtyn Aure. Newest to the team and yet one of the most vital pieces. You were so kind to our vendors and attendees and worked so hard to make this retreat the best experience. We love and appreciate you!
To our vendors who sponsor For the Love. Fawn Design, Jenny, oh Jenny. You are by far one of my biggest supporters and I thank you so much for all of your help for every retreat and making our girls feel so amazing. Huge thank you to Made by Mary for helping us give our girls a keep sake they can take away and remember the growth they made with us. Thank you to Colab Printing, Sweet Caroline, Sophisticated Savagery, True North Collection, Jean and Jewel, Thread Wallets, Oquirrh Mountain, Cocos Organics, and Sseko, Bohyme Hair for your beautiful additions to our vendor bags and clothing and items we were able to photograph! We love you all and can't thank you enough!
Models: Jade Larsen, Tatum Wetzel, Cassi Ellis and Sam Haiden, Biancca Wallace and Kory Freck
Makeup: Jill Marie Makeup
Hair: Tatum Wetzel (All Extensions provided by Bohyme Hair)
Florals: Rachel Osguthorpe
Graphics: Blush Creative Jess Kasteler
Styling: Ashley Reiser
All images below photographed and edited by
Video: Copper Creative