Creating Community for
Family Photographers

November 2-4, 2022

Meet us where the scenery dazzles with its dramatic natural beauty, red rock formations, iconic canyons and sandstones and exhilarating adventurous landscapes. For two days to dive into your craft, reignite a flame and explore your ART with your heart and soul in a community of like minded Artists.

Gather (verb):
to come together; unite, assemble and share knowledge; to create community

"Nobody will ever love you like an Artist can. On the worst days they will find poetry in the knots of your hair."


Jodi is a Mother to four precious souls, wife to a loving mountain man, daughter, Emotive Family + Motherhood Photographer, and Teacher in beautiful Sonoma County, California. She is passionate about creating living poetry with her imagery and nothing fills her heart more than producing meaningful Art that truly tells unique, tangible stories of connection, beauty, and truth. Photography has been a way for her to foster and share love with others and to be genuine with her craft. Seeing that true human connection and significance in her work, and with those whom she teaches, makes her heart sing. She hopes to inspire others to do some soul searching and to find their true why.



MacKenzie Pudenz

MacKenzie is a farm grown, earth Mama raising seven wild beauties with her husband in the Arizona desert. She spends her days all year round, chasing kids and SUNSHINE!  She subconsciously fears that she will forget a moment or a memory, therefore is extremely dedicated to capturing all the magical moments in life, big or small. Becoming a mother has amplified this fear, and given her a heightened sense of urgency to capture every perfect and imperfect moment, every detail, every joy…THE CONNECTIONS WE CAN FEEL, BUT DON’T ALWAYS SEE, life in all its exponential beauty.  Her soul is constantly searching for connection, light, movement and love.  

Our focus will be to:

  • Create a Purpose Driven Business: Explore your craft and purpose with a like-minded community of women 
  • Shooting: Learn new strategies to grow your business and create a strong vision with your clients
  • Client Management: Strengthen your session workflow from that very first email to gallery delivery
  • Prompting: Be a Storyteller + learn to shoot with intent and creativity
  • Editing with Heart: Creative processing strategies to make your Art come alive/
  • Our Styling Process: Learn how we style each session with a vision to authentically bring your dreams to life through wardrobe
  • The Magic of Light: Practice shooting in various types of light and to utilize light to strengthen your Storytelling
  • Soul Searching: Find your heart’s work through growing your Art + community


  • Gather Retreat Page, Arizona | November 2-4, 2022
  • Page, Arizona will be our home base but we hope to shoot at Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend and White Pocket
  • Four uniquely styled Family, Motherhood + Maternity shoots at dazzling locations in and around Page, Arizona
  • Retreat Begins at 1 pm on November 2nd and ends at 10 am on November 4th
  • Two nights lodging at a beautiful cliffside home in the desert of Page, Arizona (shared beds a possibility)
  • All meals, drinks and snacks provided 
  • Investment: $3000


  • Investment $3000
  • Deposit of $1000 due at Registration on May 19, 2022 (Venmo payments please)
  • $1000 Due on July 25, 2022
  • $1000 Due on September 26, 2022

Registrations opens Wednesday, May 19, 2022 at 10 am PST. Email Jodi at to reserve your seat! We will be doing a short screening process for attendees.

The Best Investment you can make is in YOURSELF! This retreat will be limited to ten attendees with TWO teachers and TWO perspectives…we cannot wait to see who joins us! Come take a seat, explore, create and GATHER.

If due to Covid 19 or another unforeseen circumstance we need to reschedule Gather, we will collectively find new dates, but no refunds will be given. You would be welcome to sell your seat if the new dates do not work for you. Thank you for your understanding! xx 



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