Oregon Coast

Creating Community for
Family Photographers

SEPTEMBER 15 - 17, 2022

The light is always worth chasing…..

The Oregon Coast boasts a stormy, natural beauty all its own…sandy coves, dark forests and vistas atop awe-inspiring rocky cliffs. We knew it would be the perfect location for our next Gather Retreat, where we could dream, create and grow in this rich-hued wild landscape well matched with the cold, choppy waters of the Pacific it borders. We are eager to see who will join Jodi and MacKenzie and a small group of seasoned photographers at the dreamy Oregon Coast as we dive into our craft. 

The Gather retreat includes an intimate two days of incredible, styled Family, Maternity + Motherhood shoots, lodging at a beachfront home in Arch Cape on the Oregon Coast, 1:1 time, business growth, adventure 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 with a like-minded community of women (ten attendees)
  • Learn new strategies to grow your business and create a strong vision with your clients
  • Strengthen your session workflow from that very first email to gallery delivery
  • Explore prompting + shooting with heart, intent + creativity
  • Creative processing strategies to make your Art come alive
  • Styling each session uniquely and fluidly to authentically bring your dreams to life through wardrobe
  • Practice shooting in various types of light and to utilize light to strengthen your Storytelling
  • And, most importantly, find your soul and your heart’s work through growing your Art + community


  • September 15 – 17, 2022
  • The Oregon Coast (our home base will be in Arch Cape, Oregon)
  • With 3-4 uniquely styled Family, Motherhood + Maternity shoots at the spacious beaches, rocky cliffs, and majestic Oregon Coast landscape
  • Retreat Begins at 2 pm on September 15th and ends at 10 am on September 17th
  • Two nights lodging at a beautiful, beachfront home in Arch Cape (possible shared beds)
  • All meals, drinks and snacks provided 
  • Investment: $2,900


    • Investment $2,900
    • Deposit of $1000 due at Registration on January 31, 2022
    • $950 Due on April 11, 2022
    • $950 Due on July 11, 2022

Registrations opens Monday, January 31st, 2022 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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