highlands, north carolina film wedding photographer

The Michelle & Meghan Retreat


May 24, 2016

Learn more

I'm so glad you stopped by the blog! Here you'll find advice on planning your wedding, tips on what to wear to photo sessions, and of course, my favorite clients & people!

Hi, I'm meghan


My first photography workshop literally changed my life. That sounds a bit dramatic, but hear me out. The things I learned at Katelyn’s workshop changed the way I wanted to run my business. It opened my eyes to a different way of doing things, it introduced me to the photography community, the value of friendship, the value of education, and, probably the most important of all for me – the value of investing in myself.

That workshop was 2 years ago, and the growth my business has seen since then is incredible. I remember sitting in Katelyn’s living room, hearing her advise us to start charging X amount of money for our sessions and thinking to myself, “Oh, I will never be brave enough to ask that much from people.” And do you know what? That was a lie I told myself because here I am now, doing just that. That workshop was the “gateway drug” to a whole new world within this industry and I haven’t looked back since.

A few months ago, my photography bestie Michelle from Michelle & Logan brought up an idea of hosting a two-day long workshop. She’s been teaching beginner photography workshops already, but wanted to do something beyond that. She wanted to create a retreat for female photographers to come together, learn, and inspire each other. A place for grown-up sleepovers (in the beautiful Island Park, Idaho to say the least!!) and heart to heart talks, and real life lessons shared with each other. A place for businesses to grow, hearts to connect, and creativity to be recharged….a spark in the fire to be rekindled. The more she talked about it, the more excited I became. I listened as she told me her idea and when she asked me if I thought she could do it, I said, “Of course!! Yes, definitely!! You totally should do it!”


She said, “Do you think this is something people would be interested in?” and I responded, “Heck, I’M interested! I want to come to this!”

We both kind of paused.

“So, um. Can I come?”

And that’s how it started. That’s how the Michelle & Meghan Retreat was born. Well…that’s a lie. The M&M Retreat actually started months before that – with phone calls, packages, meeting up at Conferences, being real with each other, and supporting each other in ALL aspects of life, not just photography. The M&M Retreat was actually born out of a friendship, out of love – and that’s the way the workshop is going to be run.


The Michelle & Meghan Retreat will be a safe harbor for women to meet and discuss their business:

How can I edit consistently? How can I speed up my work flow? How can I improve my social media strategies? How can I book more clients? Who is my ideal client?

We’ll discuss your shooting:

Posing, working with natural light and shooting in harsh light, reception lighting and off-camera flash, ring & detail shots.

The Retreat will be a safe harbor for women to meet and discuss their lives:

How can I obtain a good work/life balance? How can I ever possibly feel like I’m enough in a world full of competition? Should I feel guilty for wanting this dream when it takes me away from my family/my other job/my husband/my friends/whatever it may be?

We’ll also have a gorgeous styled shoot to capture images for use in your portfolio and blog, to work on posing techniques and shooting details!


Don’t expect it to be all work: We’ll all stay together in one HUGE log cabin in Island Park. We’ll have yummy food, a hot tub for soaking and chatting, we’ll stay up late and get to know each other. We’ll make friends and we’ll tell embarrassing stories (well, at least I will) and we will rejoice in a shared community of photographers that all know how it feels!

Don’t expect it to be all play: We’ll be digging deep. We’ll be asking you to name your fears, vocalize your goals, dream the BIG dreams, and be real – be honest. Be raw. Be the human behind the screen. Believe in yourself. Believe in each other. Those things? Well, sometimes they’re scary.

Just a few days ago, I questioned hitting publish on this post. I asked myself, “Who I am to lead a group of women?” And it boils down to this: I don’t know it all. I don’t profess to, and I never will. But what I do know, I want to share. And what I don’t know? I’ll admit it. And that right there, is enough. Mostly, I want us to learn from each other. Mostly, I want you to know that what you’re doing matters. That when you feel like giving up, you still have a whole lot more in reserve than you think. That learning new habits and systems can sometimes change your life – and we’re here to help you do that!


The final details:

  • September 22nd-24th in Island Park, Idaho
  • $600 if you pay all at once or $300 to reserve your spot by June 30th. Remaining $300 is due 30 days prior to the retreat. Price goes up to $700 after June 30th.
  • Stay at a cabin in Island Park with everyone to come together and really come away being inspired and uplifted
  • Styled Shoot on the 23rd
  • Meals and snacks provided
  • Swag bags for all attendees
  • You do not have to be a wedding photographer to come
  • And more! ????

If you’re as excited as I am and can’t wait to sign up, click on the Paypal button on the sidebar —————->

If you have questions, email myself at meghan@meghanrosephotography.com OR Michelle at info@michelleandlogan.com

Can’t wait to see you all there!!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

browse by category






for photographers

Learn more

I'm Meghan and I'm so glad you're here! My blog is where you'll find advice on planning your wedding, tips on what to wear to a session, and of course, my beautiful clients!

welome to my blog



The Clover club Wedding guide

Dolor mixtape food truck Austin, assumenda Odd Future Carles ani Echo Park cillum.