a retreat by focused workshops + Lauren victoria photo

MAY 19 - 21, 2024

A retreat for photographers looking for connection, Relaxation, educAtion, CREATIVITY + Fun!



Welcome to an extraordinary photography retreat where the convergence of creativity, wellness, + connection awaits you. Join us for an immersive experience designed to inspire your passion for photography, nurture your well-being, + foster meaningful connections with fellow photographers.

let's get outdoors

and create some magic

A RETREAT NESTLED ALONG THE BANKS OF LAST MOUNTATIN LAKE.

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THIS IS NOT A LUXURY RETREAT.

IT'S YOUR CREATIVE PLAYGROUND.


The perfectly curated world of Instagram is not reality.

I repeat, it is not reality. This photography retreat aims for beauty + realism, not perfection.

Get ready for the ultimate photography adventure at the upcoming Camp Focused Retreat – a blend of a summer camp + creative haven for photographers like you! Our retreat is designed to be a zero-pressure environment where the emphasis is on building connections, having a blast, + exploring new concepts without the stress.


CHECK THE HUSTLE CULTURE AT THE DOOR


  • Fun and Connection: Bonding with fellow photographers, sharing stories around the campfire, + creating memories that will last a lifetime. The retreat is not just about sharpening your photography skills; it's about forging lasting connections with like-minded individuals.
  • Creative Exploration: Dive into the world of photography without constraints. Experiment with low light, try out new concepts, + push your creative boundaries. Our retreat is a playground for your imagination, allowing you to express yourself freely.
  • Zero-Pressure Environment: Forget about deadlines + client expectations. This retreat is all about you, your camera, + the joy of capturing moments without the stress. Relax, unwind, + rediscover the pure joy of photography.
  • Summer Camp Vibes: Embrace the spirit of summer camp with activities like swimming, campfires, + a group yoga session. Bunk up with fellow attendees + share queen beds – after all, great friendships are often forged in shared spaces. If you're uncomfortable, alternate arrangements can be made, but be prepared for air mattresses + more camp-like accommodations.
  • Escape Burnout: We understand the demands of a busy photography season. This retreat is your chance to rejuvenate before the storm hits. Lay on the beach, soak up the sun, + rediscover the passion that brought you into photography in the first place.
  • Limited Spots Available: Secure your spot today, as we're offering only 8 openings for attendees.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS


Shared accomodations at a quiet cozy lakefront cabin. Giving us major summer sleepaway camp vibes.

CONNECTION


Life-long memories and friendships... duh 😉 Besides working alongside each other, we will also be having a ton of good times! Connecting with other like-minded creatives is so important. Let's foster community over competition, root for each other, + have so much fun!

WELLNESS ACTIVITIES


Aside from learning, and photography, there will be the option to partake in additional activities - just for fun!

Including

  • Yoga
  • Campfire
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Group hangs
6 STYLED SHOOTS


2 elopements

2 couples

2 families

You absolutely must check out the mood boards - they are swoon worthy concepts!


We save you the stress + work of creating a styled shoot set up. Just show up and create!

LEARNING


Throughout our time together, in both formal, and informal ways, learning will be happening. Your hosts are available for questions at any time, editing parties, + group discussions where attendees can contribute.

SWAG


This is a quintessential part of a retreat! Is it necessary? No. Is it awesome? Hell yes! On arrival you'll receive your own swag packages, with items you can actually use and to keep as mementos to look back on after our time together is over.

YUMMY YUMMY EATS


Day 1 - Supper


Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch, Supper

Day 3 - Breakfast


There will be snacks, but it is recommend you bring along snacks if you'd like to have something specific.

This retreat value is off the charts!


Accommodation + Meals - $300+

Retreat Swag + Activities - $100+

Styled Shoots - $600+

Education - $500+


The Experience - Priceless ;)


Make sure to secure your ticket ASAP! Only 8 spots are available for this event!

facts about your hosts - Nicole

i met my soulmate when i was 15

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i met my soulmate when i was 15

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Over the last 17 years together we have built a life that we love, and are proud to share it with our 2 beautiful children.

travel is my favourite thing

14 countries and counting

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travel is my favourite thing

14 countries and counting

There is nothing as cool as exploring the world, meeting the tons of amazing people that inhabit it, and indulging in delicious global cuisine.

photography isn't my job...

it's my purpose

photography isn't my job...

it's my purpose

Few things in life can put me at ease, the way picking up a camera can. I feel pure joy and freedom in capturing memories for myself and others. It truly is my solace in this crazy world.

facts about your hosts - lauren

family focused

my people are my world

family focused

my people are my world

When I am not shooting or editing I am a wife to my husband of 7 years, and mama to a special needs little boy named Rhett. Having a special needs child pushes me to be better in so many ways. We've found our groove in the full-time mama and photog life!

full time artist

creative junkie

full time artist

creative junkie

It's hard for me to believe photography has shifted into full-time for me; I am so grateful this is my job! I thrive working with young families through the ever changing seasons of their lives.

ARE YOU SOMEONE WHO...

Just starting out in your business?

GREAT! THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU!

ALREADY HAVE AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS?

GREAT! THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU!

WANTS TO CONNECT WITH OTHER CREATIVES?

GREAT! THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU!

NEEDS TO TAKE A BREAK AND ENJOY CREATING?

GREAT! THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU!

WANTS TO BUILD UP YOUR PORTFOLIO?

GREAT! THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU!

NEEDS TO REIGNITE YOUR CREATIVE SPARK?

GREAT! THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU!

WANTS TO GET CREATIVE IN A JUDGEMENT FREE ZONE?

GREAT! THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU!

"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen."

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

buckle up for some amazing content shoots. with such a range, the cost of the ticket alone is worth these SIX amazing shoots.

THE MOOD BOARDS

WHAT TO BRING

  • YOUR GEAR + COMPUTER
  • YOUR STUNNING PERSONALITY
  • AN APPETITE TO LEARN + CREATE
  • REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE
  • APPROPRIATE CLOTHING FOR 2 DAYS IN LATE SPRING (THINK SANDALS TO JACKETS - SK WEATHER CAN BE UNPREDICTABLE)
  • SNACKS; IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC FOOD PREFERENCES
  • AN OPEN MIND + SENSE OF ADVENTURE

Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it.

I LOVED both workshops I attended. You are such a kind soul who is so accepting & encouraging! I always felt a warm welcome & your guidance has helped immensely in my photography career! Not to mention all the beautiful setups for your creative events! 😍

- Jessie

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in order to keep this an intimate experience

only 8 spots are available!

Submissions are reviewed on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis

Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an email that contains a payment plan and a contract.

Once the retainer fee is submitted and the contract is signed, YOU’RE IN!

Please note. This workshop is subject to cancellation
if there are fewer than 5 attendees.

TWO TICKET OPTIONS


We know that every attendee has different needs, and would like to offer tickets to accommodate each of you!

Investment

THE FULL RETREAT EXPERIENCE

$700+tax

THE FULL RETREAT EXPERIENCE

$700+tax

Enjoy the full retreat experience!

⦾ 2 nights + 3 days accomodation
⦾ All meals
⦾ 2 educational seminars
⦾ Swag
⦾ 6 shoots
⦾ Group activities

SUNDAY

$400+tax

SUNDAY

$400+tax

As much as we want you to enjoy the full experience, we do have a one evening option.
⦾ Supper
⦾ 2 elopement shoots
⦾A maximum of 4 tickets tickets will released on April 18 as available.

Tickets AVAILABLE to purchase now!

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE April 18

Join us at Camp Focused – where relaxation, creativity, and fun converge. Rediscover the joy of photography in a setting that encourages you to play, connect, and simply be yourself.

Book your spot now, and let the summer camp for photographers begin!

*INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 ARE NOT ABLE TO PARTICIPATE.*

*PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A "LEARN TO USE YOUR CAMERA" WORKSHOP.*

ONCE YOUR SUBMISSION HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOU WILL BE CONTACTED WITHIN 48 TO COMPLETE A BOOKING CONTRACT - SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

A PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS BY PHOTOGRAPHERS.

LOCATED IN SASKATCHEWAN + WESTERN CANADA.