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The Farmgirl Retreat | July 10 – 12th, 2015

These retreats are always so much fun here at the farm. We get a little loud, eat way too much and probably stay up past our usual bedtimes… but that’s all part of the fun!

Join us July 10-12th for a weekend filled with all of the above plus two inspiration shoots (you’ll get to have a say in these but typically at least one is a family session) and a ton of photography talk. We have some great informal conversations at these retreats and I always come away learning a lot from everyone.

Retreats make me allergic to schedules buttttt it typically looks like this: Arrival Friday anytime after lunch, session at 10am on Saturday and again near sunset, departure Sunday at noon. In between are big country meals, exploring the farm and hanging out at the cottage. Arrivals and departures are flexible depending on your flight or how soon you want to go back home (hee!). These retreats are relaxed, unstructured and designed to give you a weekend away to form new friendships, unwind and be refreshed. Come hang out with us!

Book your spot by clicking here.  See below for the giveaway (extra points given to those who book their spot now)!

(coupons and other discounts not applicable. no refunds or date transfers. you may sell your spot in case you are unable to attend.)

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January 19, 2015 - 10:08 am

Debbie - It would be great to come back to Virginia for a visit, plus I got a new full-frame camera!

January 19, 2015 - 10:49 am

Ashley - I did the Beginners workshop last summer. It was one of the best things I could have done at the time. It removed the intimidation and gave me the motivation to improve my skills. A totally relaxed atmosphere! A full retreat would be a dream!

January 19, 2015 - 1:29 pm

Leah - This sounds like so much fun! I would LOVE to be a part of this!!! :)

January 19, 2015 - 2:23 pm

Erica - A weekend at the farm with amazing women, yummy food, & photography in the mix is the perfect getaway….who wouldn’t want to join or return!!

January 19, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Sandra Bellante - There aren’t many places more inspiring than a group of photographers at Jennifer’s farm! ☺️

January 19, 2015 - 4:49 pm

Felicia Cagle - I am most excited about staying at the cottage for the workshop and the learning opportunity! Can’t wait:)

January 19, 2015 - 6:08 pm

Maura - Getting to spend time with women who share common interests and values is such an exciting prospect! I am always looking to make new girlfriends and, honestly, a break from my kids isn’t too bad either. :)

January 19, 2015 - 6:12 pm

Natasha - I have heard great things about your retreats from my friend Christine. I would love to attend one sometime!

January 19, 2015 - 6:13 pm

Michelle Holland - I was one of the people bugging you for a workshop this time a year. My Grandmother passed away on the 7th and her birthday would have been tomorrow. We are still waiting on a date for burial at Arlington. It would mean so much to capture the state she was born in and loved so much. She was from Farmville. I need time away to reflect at the cottage and just have fun

January 19, 2015 - 6:28 pm

Renee - I’d love to talk to more experienced photographers about marketing my new business!!!! And practice with face to face feedback!!! Wonder if my husband would mind me going the weekend of our anniversary?!?!

January 19, 2015 - 7:41 pm

Andrea - I love just the late night talks and hanging out and getting inspiration from other photographers. One of the best ways to refocus and recharge for sure! Ohhh and the amazing food! :)

January 19, 2015 - 9:42 pm

Aline Geryes - What a unique and fun opportunity!

January 20, 2015 - 2:02 am

Julie - It would be awesome to win this giveaway!

January 20, 2015 - 4:47 am

Jessica - I’m most looking forward to hanging with film photographers and not having to cook for a few days!

January 20, 2015 - 5:38 am

Danielle Stevens - What a wonderful retreat! I would absolutely love to win a seat!! Bring on the late nights, photography chat and relaxation!

January 20, 2015 - 5:41 am

Crystal Kary - I haven’t gotten a chance to stay for a weekend and would love to win this. Can’t pass up an opportunity for a fun filled weekend, talking photography with awesome people!

January 20, 2015 - 5:51 am

Ashley - I would looooove learning any and everything about photography, how to make my photos POP, lighting,posing, etc!

January 20, 2015 - 6:10 am

Candice Brown - Id love to win this retreat!

January 20, 2015 - 6:43 am

Brianne Pittman - I would LOVE to win this! I’ve been trying to safe up for your workshops. Unfortunately things keep coming up. The few hour workshops just aren’t long enough ;). I’d love to stay all weekend!! Photography talk is the BEST!

January 20, 2015 - 6:58 am

Mercedes Barr - I would love the learning experience!

January 20, 2015 - 7:22 am

Christine - Jennifer, your retreats are the best ever!!

January 20, 2015 - 7:44 am

Carrie - What better way to spend a weekend than at the cottage with some amazing ladies?!

January 20, 2015 - 9:09 am

Jen - I just signed up. This sounds like the perfect mini-vacation.

January 20, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Tori - What a wonderful opportunity to learn how to capture life long memories of my little family from such an amazing artist!

January 20, 2015 - 4:49 pm

Tiffany Hatch - Holy moly. What an opportunity. <3

January 20, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Marcy Harris - What a dream. I have always wanted to attend a retreat, but haven’t yet had the opportunity. This sounds like oh so much fun!!

January 21, 2015 - 12:49 pm

Jeannie Cremeans - I would absolutely love the opportunity to come to one of your retreats. I’ve followed your photography since I found you about a year ago. My daughter lives in Northern VA, and I would so love to win this.

January 23, 2015 - 7:23 pm

Lauren Eckard - I always love anything at the farm :) It is so peaceful and inspiring!

January 25, 2015 - 7:50 am

Michelle Holland - Wow only 15 hours left. Arlington finally gave us a date for February 10th so I will be available, ready and excited to return to the farm. What an amazing opportunity you are offering

January 25, 2015 - 5:54 pm

Brandy - Would love to win a seat! <3

January 25, 2015 - 7:49 pm

Elara - What a fun opportunity!

January 25, 2015 - 9:53 pm

Sara - What a great way to learn and make friends!!

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The Wonder Years

Sarah has an album on her Facebook page titled “The Wonder Years” and it seemed oh-so-fitting for this gallery of images. She and her family traveled to Virginia for this lifestyle session. I was mentoring Crystal Kary that day and thought that baking cookies would be the perfect activity for a day that was cloudy and chilly. They played right along… mixing up unmeasured jars of flour and sugar, along with tossing in some butter – we weren’t aiming for a finished product just some fun images! But that dough sure tasted good!

Have you been putting off a photo session because you dislike being on the other side of the camera? Does the thought of having to “look perfect” for a photo session send YOU running for the cookie dough? Fret not! Schedule a lifestyle session and those worries go right down the drain when you and your family forget all about the fact that there’s a camera around – you’ll be having too much fun.

 

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