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There are people love good 'ole Youtube learning. 
Some of us go insane not finding what we need, listening to people yammer and still not getting it.
If you're 'Some' people, you're in good company! In this course you'll learn the basics of photoshop with me. You’ll learn how to edit with actions, cropping, skin techniques and more.
This is for photographers that are ready to start using Photoshop, but aren't sure where to start. This includes 10 pre-recorded videos and a pdf with links to everything I edit with.

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Previous Retreats

Oregon | 2022
Montana | 2023

Upcoming Retreats

Florida | May 2024 - Booking Now Open!
Wyoming | 2024
Washington | 2024

Meet Your Hosts!

We're proud of the retreats we've put together so far and can't wait to see you at our stunning 2024 retreats!

We're Maci and Casey! We met 3 years ago when Maci second shot for Casey at a wedding. We became fast friends and talked about our dreams of hosting content retreats around the US and eventually the world.
We've hosted many styled shoots and events separately and then came together in 2022 for our first big retreat in Brookings, Oregon. It was insane and absolutely stunning. In 2023 we took off to Montana to shoot in Whitefish, Glacier National Park and a blind horse rescue - LES Haven Ranch.
Now for 2024 we're headed on three more adventures and we'd love for you to join us!

I'm a twin mama, fire wife, scuba diver and adventure lover. I am the owner of Sacred Knot Weddings & Elopements. I'm a wedding and elopement photographer based in Central Oklahoma.
I also own Lulubird Creative, LLC where I specialize in families, maternity and all things western.

Maci

I am the owner of Casey Dee Photography. I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I am now based out of Harrah, Ok. I grew up loving horses, fishing, cheerleading and being around my family.

Today I spend my days with my husband, Jake, out on the lake fishing or at home with our four dogs!

Casey

Clearwater, Florida
May 30 - June 1, 2024

2 Elopement Styled Shoots
Steamy Beach Couples Shoot
Styled Family Shoot
Headshot Swap

Inclusions:
Access to all shoots 
Fully styled shoots with details
Vendors for your preferred list - when applicable.
A portfolio you'll love and to show off to potential clients.
New friends from across the US.
BTS Videos/Photos from all shoots for reels.
Headshots by your hosts - RAWS included.
Contract for all attendees.
Guaranteed small group.
A break from reality. Participants are first come, first serve.
Cost: $750

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Airports:
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

When to Arrive:
The itinerary is being made and isn't finalized yet. We highly recommend arriving May 30th and planning to return home late June 1st or on the 2nd.

Retreat FAQs
What to expect

• Are lodging, travel or meals included?
- No, unless stated otherwise in the retreat information and contract.

• Do you run the shoots the entire time or
 is it free-for-all?
 - In order for the shoots to run efficiently and smoothly, the first half of the shoots are directed by the hosts, Maci and/or Casey. Clients will then be given freedom of directing the models in prompts and direction. Your personal space is most likely to be invaded - we get shoulder to shoulder and crouch on top of each other to get the shots!

• Is my spouse/family/companion allowed to come?
 - Absolutely! Turn it into a little vacay-getaway! To avoid chaos, confusion and distraction, they are not permitted to be directly at the shoots. They may be in the area (down the beach), but not directly at the shoot. 

• Will we have a vendor list?
 - We will provide vendor lists when they are applicable! For instance - a family session may not have vendors to list. If you would like to share their full gallery with vendors, you will have the option to send us the Client gallery links to be send with ours in an introductory email with your information, socials and website.

• What if it rains?!
- Fortunately, we don't melt! We will shoot rain or shine - unless we feel the situation is dangerous, even then other arrangements will be made.

• I'm not great at booking travel, can you help?
  - Absolutely, I am more than happy to help to the best of my abilities!

• Can we carpool or share an Airbnb?
 - Yes! We encourage it to help you cut costs! As we get closer to the retreat we will connect everyone in a group message so you can see if anyone wants to split vehicle or lodging costs.

Have more questions? No problem! Shoot an email to maci@lulubirdcreative.com.

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