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Capturing the Beloved

An Intimate Photography Retreat focused on Maternity + Motherhood Photography
May 3-5, 2023

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 mountaintop and in a majestic California Redwood grove guided by Jodi Lynn.

"Behind all our stories is always your Mother's story. Because hers is where yours begin."
~Mitch Albom

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?

These moments interlace the stories we long to tell with our own Motherhood journey… where our Art becomes something more. Purposeful + True. 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.


  • Welcome Soirée + Community Building 
  • Three 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
  • Jodi’s ‘not yet released’ Presets!  
  • One to One Meeting time/Portfolio Review with Jodi 
  • Two Nights Lodging in Bodega Bay (shared beds possible)
  • Four Meals Included (3 catered by Zoftig Eatery)

Workshop Begins on Wednesday, May 3 at 2 pm and ends on Friday, May 5 at 9 am

Sonoma County, California. Closest Airports are Santa Rosa (STS) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

* Travel to and from Sonoma County is not provided 


  • $2400
  • Limited to 6 attendees
  • $900 Deposit Due at Booking (Nonrefundable)
  • Payment Plan with payments due February 13, 2023, March 13, 2023 and April 10, 2023 ($500 each)

Registration opens Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 10 am PST. 

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. 

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