creating art out of love


Nestled where the mountains kiss the sea in beautiful Sonoma County, California with shoots at the coast and bluffs of the Pacific Ocean, on a beautiful mountaintop and in the magical fields of gold guided by Jodi Lynn. Join me for a Retreat focused on Maternity and  Motherhood Photography, helping you interlace the beautiful stories we long to tell with our own Motherhood journey… where our Art becomes something more. Purposeful + True.


Moments of Motherhood move us as Artists… this sacred season filled with the purest, strongest, most raw + intimate love truly calls us home. Are you searching to eloquently chronicle every Mother’s journey in a way that feeds your soul and honors each powerful + unique story?

I invite you to join me on a journey… an exploration through Maternity + Motherhood Photography. An opportunity to be seen, to connect, to create and dive deeper into creating revered Art with true intent. 


Jodi Lynn Buckles

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 and North Idaho. She is passionate about creating living poetry with her imagery and nothing fills her heart more than producing meaningful Art that tells unique, tangible stories of connection, beauty, and truth. Photography has been a way for her to foster and share her love for Creating 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 other Artists to lean into their presence and create with intention. Jodi helps us to see the beauty that is all around as she guides with heartfelt wisdom. Her hope is to create a warm, safe environment that is both delicate and strong and helps Artists reach their full potential.

Jodi has taught and mentored numerous Artists throughout the nation through Workshops, Retreats and One to One Mentoring and has taught with Woven, Clickin Moms, Unraveled Academy and Evolve Workshops. She has been published internationally and named one of Lookslikefilm’s Artists of the Year the past four years.

Guest Educator

Stacey Marin of In the Bliss Photography

I’m a wife to a super amazing husband, who is my high school love, and also a dog mama to a handsome Frenchie. I’m a sucker for the great outdoors, bonfires, good conversations, gardening, live music & long road trips. I love shooting in the beautiful outdoors more than anything! Being surrounded by nature is what I feel gives me perspective and it’s where I draw so much of my inspiration from.

I was born into the world of photography, my dad was a wedding photographer and made a living from his art for 31 long years. I started going to work with my dad when I was 7 years old. I grew up with a camera in my hand and knowing this is what I wanted to do when I grew up and here I am doing IT! I retired from shooting weddings in 2021 when I realized that what I truly love documenting was motherhood & families.


  • Community Building + Cultivating Friendships
  • Four Stylized Maternity + Motherhood shoots for Portfolio Building
  • In person Education and an online Document woven together from Jodi’s expertise and knowledge in Maternity + Motherhood Photography, including, but not limited to, Prompting, Posing, Attracting the Ideal Client for you, Business Building, Client Management, Organic Styling + Creating a Vision, and Editing Support for Motherhood Photography
  • Special Guest Educator shoot with Stacey Marin of In the Bliss Photography
  • One to One Meeting time/Portfolio Review with Jodi
  • Two Nights Lodging in Bodega Bay (shared beds possible)
  • Four Meals Included, Snacks and Drinks
  • Workshop Begins on Wednesday, May 22 at 2 pm and ends on Friday, May 24 at 10 am

Home is in Bodega Bay, in Sonoma County, California. Closest Airports are Santa Rosa (STS) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

* Travel to and from Sonoma County is not provided


  • $2800
  • Limited to 6 attendees
  • $1000 Deposit Due at Booking (Nonrefundable)
  • Payment Plan with payments due March 15, 2024, April 10, 2024, May 1, 2024  ($600 each)

Registration opens Thursday, Feb 29th, 2024 at 10 am PST (the week of my son’s 6th birthday).

Retreat seats are non refundable and non transferable to a different retreat date. You are able to personally sell your seat to another Photographer if needed. In case of unforeseen circumstances, such as Covid, the retreat will be rescheduled, refunds will not be given. By registering you are consenting to these terms and contracts will be sent out after Registration is final.