"We rise by lifting others."
THE RISE RETREAT
A relaxing two day retreat designed for photographers, videographers, and creatives to network, grow, and create together.
Sunday, September 23 - Monday, September 24, 2018
A detailed itinerary will be sent to attendees
Mackinac Island, MI. This stunning destination offers a variety of scenery, fun activities, boutique shops, and relaxing night life.
Two styled bridal shoots (think elopement feels!)
Mainland parking and ferry ticket to the island (no vehicles are allowed on the island!)
One night of lodging (Sunday to Monday)
Networking dinner on day one - a time to meet one another and enjoy good conversation over a delicious dinner
Brunch on day two
Invitation suite to keep for styling
We'll be staying at the Pontiac Lodge (SO CUTE. I honeymooned here!) - nestled in the heart of downtown, just off main street near several restaurants, pubs, and shops. Amenities included: private bathrooms, wifi, microwave, refrigerators, coffee maker, flat screen T.V., hairdryer, iron + ironing board.
*Note: All rooms are located on second floor, accessible only by stair
What to expect:
Connection - With busy schedules and time spent behind our screens editing and working hard at our businesses, it can be easy to sacrifice time for YOU. We’d like you to take these two days to get away, be present, and connect with those around you.
Fun - We promise there will be good times, plenty of laughs, and new friends made.
A lot of walking - One of the charms of island life … no vehicles! We’ll arrive to the island via ferry boat, and once there, the main form of transportation is walking or biking. Bikes are available for rent on the island OR you can bring your own bike if you wish. We will be walking to our shoot locations so plan accordingly.
There are three ticket options, the only varying element being your lodging preference. Availability is limited! Options 1 + 2 will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.
Option 1 - Room with a friend!
Signing up with a friend? Signing up solo and want to meet possibly your new bestie at this retreat? This option is for you! You will be in a shared room, each attendee will have their own queen size bed.
8 TICKETS AVAILABLE
Option 2 - Individual Room
Bringing your significant other or just like your own room? This option is for you! You will be in an individual room with one queen size bed.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Significant others, friends, or team members traveling with you will not be able to attend the styled shoots, dinner, or brunch unless they have purchased a ticket. If you are a husband/wife creative team, each of you will need to purchase a ticket.
3 TICKETS AVAILABLE
Option 3 - I'll find my own lodging
If you’d like to book your own stay, this option is for you. A great option for those who might decide to make a long weekend of the trip (highly recommend as Mackinac Island is an incredible destination).
9 TICKETS AVAILABLE
Space is limited so you’re encouraged to register as soon as possible to save your space!
Early bird registration closes May 28. Prices will increase after this date.
A 50% deposit is due at the time of registration. Payment must be made within 48 hours of signing up or your space may be released for another attendee. Remaining payment will be due by August 31. No refunds will be granted, but if for some reason you are unable to attend, you may give your ticket away. Just let us know who will be attending in your place so we can adjust accommodations accordingly!
Still have questions? Please ask, we’ll be happy to answer them for you.
If you'd like to reserve your spot, fill out the registration form below!
P.S. We're looking for a videographer and HMUA to join us! If you're a photographer who happens to have either of these talents, please let us know. You may be eligible for a special rate!