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shootout retreat for photographers


A 4 day, 3 night portfolio building retreat

October 8-11th, 2019

calling all photographers!
this ones for you babes. for all levels, from beginner to advanced.
this is a retreat full of fun, food, drinks, laughs and most importantly… shootouts!
That’s right… this is a retreat with 100% of its focus being to spoil you not just with swag bags and pool time but with loads of photoshoots to stock your portfolio up with the content you want to be sharing

4 days
6 photoshoots+
2 amazing lead photographers
2 epic locations
everything styled & designed specially for you!

we aren’t talking about just a couple thrown-together shoots.
we will push the boundaries of your creativity. From shooting in smoke to shooting at night. from capturing the most unique details to getting killer landscape shots.
This is a retreat that is intentionally planned to not only provide you with an incredible place to learn and grow with other like-minded creatives but also to stretch your mind, expand your creativity and get the content you’ve always dreamed of.


Featuring the Saguaro Desert


That’s right!
We will be taking a day trip out to the legendary Saguaro desert to get those true catus vibes. with two of our shoots being completely desert focused.

Worried you’re not experienced enough?
Nonsense. We will have two of the most epic, industry leading, professional photographers on our team to answer any questions you have through the entire workshop.
Branding, lighting, composition, free lensing… you have a question, we’ll have the answer.

Think you’re too EXPERIENCED?
Great! then you’ll have even more time to score those epic shots you’ve been waiting for years to get. We will be putting together the most beautifully designed set ups that will blow your mind.

| included |

3 nights lodging
all meals, all drinks
6 photoshoots+
travel to photoshoot locations
branding course by mae&co
composition and posing course with monique serra
q&a and on-site coaching with From the daisies
unlimited hugs, laughs and conversation with peers


| logistics |

best place to Fly into is phoenix international airport | We will be providing a pick up and drop off shuttle for any attendee that doesn’t want to drive themselves
So don’t worry, you’ll have our cute little faces waiting for you with a sign when you land!


Investment: $1800 if paid in full
5 payments of $400


The House

We are so pumped to be spending 3 amazing days on an epic farmstay, not too far from central phoenix!
With close proximity to MULTIPLE shoot locations including 3+ spaces on the property itself being designated for large groups and good times - we are going to have loads of options for backdrops and epic set ups.


The Instructors


Style and Design by Mae&Co Creative

Manda has been designing and styling for over 4 years with 9 additional years of management before that.
Mae&Co specializes in intimate weddings and elopements. Manda is passionate about ENTREPRENEURship and creating your niche. Styledyou is her baby that combines all those things and teaches others what they need to know to create a brand, business and life they are proud of.

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Lead Photographer Monique Serra

Hi friends! I'm Monique. I am a full time, work from home wife, mom, boss, and photographer. I'm 28 years old, a graduate from the University of Oregon, mama to two littles (Parker age 3 + Adeline age 7 months), and wife to my forever best friend. I'm inspired by every day love stories, traveling to new places, stepping outside my comfort zone, and meeting new people. My love language is gift giving, I like my coffee really sweet, I could drink red wine every night, and if I'm your wedding photographer, I WILL dance with you at least one time during your reception. I'm living my best life, and doing it with as much humility and grace as possible. God has blessed me with a gift I hope to bless others with! I am so excited to hear your love story, third wheel, and create beautiful art that you can look back on for a lifetime to come.

boulder photographer | from the daisies

Lead Photographer From the Daisies

I’m your typical amazon prime loving, chipotle eating, Netflix binging girl. I originally went to school for Biology and graduated with my bachelors but somehow ended up with a camera in my hand and have been passionately pursuing photography as a career for the past 5 years. When it comes to my work I'm confident, reliable, going above and beyond to please you ... I'm basically the golden retriever of photographers.





3pm - Welcome drinks and intros
styled In Home Shoot
Posing and composition with Monique Serra


road trip out to the Saguaro Desert
engagement shoot in the desert
Q&A with Stephanie Fisher/From the Daisies
Bridal shoot
Drive back to Phoenix
Editing/free time


Branding course by Mae&co
styled in home shoot
free time and q&a
Bridal shoot at surprise location
Panel q&A with all instructors


Styled in home shoot
10am - shuttle to airport

Past Retreats


Joshua tree Creative retreat 2018


Palm Springs shootout retreat