OUR GOAL?

To help you grow and cultivate your business through hands-on photo walks, classroom talks, small business courses, roundtable discussions, lighting and editing demos and much more!


Is Inspire for you?

 If you want to keep your CREATIVE SPARK burning brightly
▹ If you are looking for YOUR community, your PEOPLE
▹ If you need to RECHARGE and gear up
▹ If you are open to and excited about learning NEW SKILLS
▹ If you love to SHARE your story and your TALENT
▹ If you want to work on your CRAZY IDEAS
▹ If you crave FRESH concepts and exciting GOALS
▹ If you are ready to LAUGH so much it hurts your sides

Then yes, Inspire is for you!

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OUR AMAZING SPEAKERS

$639
($599 if you sign up with a friend!)


 

 

 

 

 

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THE SCHEDULE

MONDAY

▹ 12pm to 3pm - Registration Meet 'n Mingle
Enjoy mimosas and snacks while you meet our speakers and sponsors, reunite with past attendees, and make friends with new ones

▹  3pm to 5pm - Welcome Sessions & Keynote
Get the retreat low-down, meet our presenters, and get ready for a heavy dose of unfiltered truth from our badass keynote speakers, Kristen Kalp & Mike Allebach

▹  5.30 to 6.30pm - Breakout Panel Sessions
Choose one of our moderated panel discussions on topics like Social Media, Branding, Client Interaction and more

▹  6.30pm - Headshot Hub
Come get a new headshot in our epic Vanity Fair-styled set-up ready for you and all your awesomeness!

▹  7.30pm to 10.30pm - Welcome Party
Throw on your dancing shoes and join us at The Tavern for a night full of tasty food, laughter, and ridiculousness! And keep an eye out for our party theme announcement!

TUESDAY

▹  6.15am to 7am - Sweat Equity
Start off your day with a killer workout session to get your blood pumping

  7.30am to 9.30am - Photo Walks: Hands-on shooting and editing
Grab your camera and join along as instructors lead photo walks, covering different photographic topics, such as lighting, posing, photo journalism and fine art

  8am to 9am - Grab-and-Go Breakfast
Fuel up with coffee, tea, juice, bagels and pastries

▹  8am - Nikon and Canon gear loaner services open up

▹  9.30am to 11am - Breakout Sessions #1
Your choice of a variety of classroom talks and sessions

▹  11.15am to 12.45pm- Breakout Sessions #2
Your choice of a variety of classroom talks and sessions

▹  1pm to 2pm - Grab-and-Go Lunch
Get recharged with wraps, rolls and sandwiches

▹  1pm - portfolio reviews/coaching sessions
Enjoy some free time to schedule your mentor session, catch up with people, or take a nap! 

  1.15pm to 3.15pm - Photo Walks: Hands-on shooting and editing
Grab your camera and join along as instructors lead photo walks, covering different photographic topics, such as lighting, posing, photo journalism and fine art

▹  3pm to 3.30pm - Tasty Break
Savor some tasty treats to keep you fueled throughout the day

▹  3.45pm to 5.15pm - Breakout Sessions #3
Your choice of a variety of classroom talks and sessions

▹  5.30pm to 6.30pm - Editing sit-in
Sit in on instructors editing some of their images on the big screen, using Photoshop and Lightroom while fielding an informal Q&A

▹  7.30pm - Dine Around - Tavern Dinner Party
Grab some grub around town with friends new and old, or stay on and enjoy a specially prepared menu at The Tavern

▹  10pm to 12am - After Hours
Come join us after dinner at The Tavern, with drinks specials and fun entertainment! 

 

 

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WEDNESDAY

▹  7am to 7.45am - Namasté (in bed...?)
Re-center yourself with a relaxing Yoga class to start your day...or sleep in!

▹  7.30am to 8.30am - Grab-and-go Breakfast
Fuel up with coffee, tea, juice, bagels and pastries

▹  8.30am to 9am - General sessions
Get the Creative Lounge low-down, and stick around for some fun surprises and announcements

▹  9am - Nikon and Canon gear loaner services open up

▹  9am to 6.30pm - Creative Lounge Opens
Meet our kickass collection of retreat sponsors and partners, ready and happy to
help you better your business!

▹  10am to 11.30am - Breakout Sessions #1 
Your choice of a variety of classroom talks and sessions

▹  11.45am to 1.15pm - Breakout Sessions #2
Your choice of a variety of classroom talks and sessions

▹  1pm to 2pm - Creative Lounge Lunch 'n Learn
Get recharged with wraps, rolls and sandwiches while scoping out the Creative Lounge

▹ 3pm to 5pm - Photo Walks: Hands-on shooting and editing
Grab your camera and join along as instructors lead photo walks, covering different photographic topics, such as lighting, posing, photo journalism and fine art

▹  4pm - Tasty Break
Savor some tasty treats to keep you fueled throughout the day

▹  5pm - Headshot Hub
Come get a new headshot in our epic themed set-up ready for you and all your awesomeness!

▹  6.30pm - 7.30pm - Cocktail hour
Don't miss the announcements and giveaways before the big party

▹  7.30pm to 11.30pm - Send-off Shindig
What better way to end the retreat than with a rad send-off shindig full of music,
food and fun?! Be ready for anything and stay tuned for the BEST party theme ever! 

THURSDAY

▹  Departures throughout the day
No need to rush out; take your time and leave at your leisure

▹  8am to 12pm - Creative Lounge Opens to general public
Our kickass collection of retreats sponsors and partners will be ready and happy to help you better your business for a second day

▹  9am to 10.30am - Surprise guest speaker!
If you are sticking around, you don't want to miss out on our big surprise on Thursday morning!

▹  10.30am - Tasty Break
Savor some tasty treats to keep you fueled throughout the day

▹  11am to 12pm - Post-Inspire: Goal-setting round table discussion
 

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WHERE WE ARE STAYING 

Our awesome host for Inspire is The Heritage Hotel in Southbury, Connecticut, and they are hooking us up with a special nightly rate of $109, which is terrific!

Rooms are limited so please book as soon as possible! 

Having trouble booking?

Call the hotel directly at (203) 264-8200 for help with your reservations, and make sure to mention you are with Inspire Photo Retreats.


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