...Our hope is that our time together will provide fruitful ground for you to channel and explore what is uniquely yours to cultivate creatively. We all experience the world differently; we all witness connection differently. We aim to pull from our collective knowledge gained throughout the many years of professional photography to help you feed and fertilize your own approach to this craft. The art of storytelling resides at the heart of what it means to create beautiful photos and capture connection - we are excited to help support you on the journey of discovering the ways that translates to your camera lens.
I consider myself a forever student of life and have always been driven by the desire to find the magic in the mundane, the extraordinary in the ordinary, the eternal in the ephemeral. Today, my work conveys the substance and subtleties of the human experience, with a focus on the family bonds and relationships that form the lifeblood of our stories.
As an art form and sacred practice, photography has always been a journey into the deepest parts of my heart and a way of connecting with myself, nature, and people — with the joy, the pain, and the hope of being human.
It’s from the energies and nuances of real and raw everyday moments that I create my images. Capturing a glimmer of how temporary, mysterious, and miraculous life is keeps me picking up my camera.
I have attended workshops in the past but this blew me away. These ladies had every single detail coordinated and perfectly timed. The smaller group kept the weekend intimate and I never felt rushed during the shootouts. I felt spoiled by the amazing food provided and the yoga. It felt like a girls weekend more than a retreat. And my photography has been so enhanced. This is one not to miss.
The Whole Artist Retreat was a profound, serendipitous experience, bringing together creative individuals from across the globe who quickly became friends. The land exuded a sacred energy, the home was enchanting, and the food was both earthy and comforting. Sasha Lang's collaborative intention session on the first night set the transformative tone.
This was no ordinary photography retreat; it was a concentrated blend of Natalie and Mari's whole-hearted, creative minds. Our days nurtured the mind, body, and soul, with time for reflection in a picturesque setting. We departed transformed, our roots intertwined, souls enriched, and hearts wide open, forging enduring friendships as a testament to the magic of those 4 days in Taos
The retreat was literally such a pivot point in my life and all my thoughts are falling short. It was the first time in forever I was able to get out of my head and into my body. It was a safe space for me to verbalize the transition that needed to happen in my life- and I was encouraged in my decision by every single attendee. We were women united- and it was incredibly impacting and powerful. I was able to feel like myself- and create art that I felt connected to again.
Thank you to Natalie, mari, everyone involved in creating the space for us- and for everyone there. I’m building a life I feel free in, and you all helped me get here.