Creating Community for
Family Photographers

April 20 - 22, 2022

We hope you will join Jodi and MacKenzie and a small group of seasoned photographers in stunning Lake Tahoe, California where the emerald waters and alpine forests and rocky cliffs create an inspiring and adventurous backdrop to dive into our craft. The Gather retreat includes an intimate two days of incredible, styled Family, Maternity + Motherhood shoots, lodging in Lake Tahoe, California , 1:1 time, business growth and a collective, supportive community of Artists. Jodi and MacKenzie are so eager to be a part of your story while we together, Gather, create connections and grow…

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:

  • Explore your craft and heart
  • Tackle strategies to grow your business and create a strong vision
  • Strengthen your session workflow through prompting + shooting with intent + creativity
  • Learn to artistically process and push boundaries with editing
  • Style fluidly and authentically and bring your dreams to life through styling and a strong vision
  • And, most importantly, find your soul and your heart’s work through growing your Art and craft 


  • April 20 – 22 2022
  • Lake Tahoe, California (home is in Truckee, CA)
  • With 3-4 Family, Motherhood, Maternity shoots in the alpine forests, at the emerald water and in the golden prairies
  • Retreat Begins at 2 pm on April 20th and ends at 10 am on April 22nd
  • Two nights lodging at a beautiful home in Lake Tahoe, California (possible shared beds)
  • All meals, drinks and snacks provided 
  • Investment: $2,600


  • Investment $2,600
  • Deposit of $1000 due at Registration on July 21, 2021
  • $800 Due on November 15, 2021
  • $800 Due on March 15, 2022

Registrations opens Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 10 am PST. Email Jodi at to reserve your seat! We will be doing a short screening process for attendees.

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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