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GATHER Savannah | Spring 2023

Founders:

Adrianne Shelton, Beatific Visions Photography





In April, we gathered with 13 talented, heartfelt women to create, learn, and most importantly, connect.



Image by Courtney Cronin, Courtney Cronin Photography


Here at The Kindred Path, we believe in nourishing both our minds and our hearts, and the GATHER workshop was the perfect way to do so. The workshop began with a dinner where we got to know one another, learn about our businesses and families, and laugh the evening away.



Images by Adrianne, Beatific Visions Photography


On Saturday morning we learned from the extraordinary Lauren Sosler of Lauren Sosler Photography on discovering and honing your brand. We kicked off the first styled session at the gorgeous Lafayette square, overflowing with Spanish-moss and decked with an iron fountain.


Marie led the styled maternity session, Adrianne shared her gifts by taking headshots, and we headed back for more fellowship during lunch.



Images by Adrianne, Beatific Visions Photography


Following lunch, we had our second styled session led by Adrianne at the stunning Wormsloe Historic Site. The women learned how to artfully photograph a family, all while having fun playing in the sand (and avoiding the sea crabs!).


The workshop closed with presentations from Adrianne and Marie on how to intentionally photograph families and price yourself for profitability.


We are incredibly grateful for this supportive, uplifting community and the fellowship we shared. We hope to see you at the next one!





Images by Adrianne, Beatific Visions Photography




Images by Marie, Marie Elizabeth Photography


View the beautiful images and words from our attendees below:



"The GATHER workshop was an absolute joy to attend! Adrianne and Marie were so welcoming and incredibly knowledgeable. The education sessions were full of practical advice and encouragement, and the styled sessions were stunning. I'd jump at the chance to attend again in the future!"





"GATHER Savannah, where to even begin! I was so excited to attend my second workshop with The Kindred Path. Each workshop is so thoughtfully put together. I adore the styled shoots, but also just love getting to know other photographers in the genre. I took a chance at this workshop and tried to shoot primarily film, and to not overshoot! It really helped me to see the special moments unfold, creating fun and candid images like I never have before!"




"I'm so glad I invested in the GATHER workshop and am excited to implement all the inspiration I gained from it! Thank you, Adrianne and Marie, for manifesting your vision of creative community amongst motherhood and family photographers. Because of this workshop, I formed new friendships from all across the world, gained confidence from the educational talks to make changes to my business that I'd been hesitant to make, and was challenged to think creatively during styled-shoots to harness my unique voice and style. It was everything I expected and more!"



"Adrianne, Marie, and Lauren are so knowledgeable and generous with sharing what they know. I signed up for the retreat not really knowing what to expect and it turned out to be just what I needed - friends, film, and business. Everyone at the retreat was at a different place in their photography, which makes it perfect for anyone, and turns it into an uplifting community of sharing. I left the retreat feeling creatively energized and excited to try new things with film."





Images by Donna Taliercio, Seventh Wave Photo Films

Thank you all so much for a great weekend. It was very welcoming, well organized, and so worthwhile. The portfolio building opportunities and lessons will be used right away and def help my business. Thank you again and hopefully we will connect again soon!!


Images by LRG Portraits



"This experience was unlike anything I've ever done. It was outside my comfort zone to travel to another state and meet people I've never talked to. I was stretched in ways that helped me grow and it was incredible to see so many talented, beautiful, and kind women gather together and lift one another in a unique setting. I especially loved Lauren Sosler's message about being authentic. Her words, " Don't lose your sense of self" have stuck with me as I fine tune a brand that is authentic and beautiful to me. Thank you for creating a community that believes in and inspires each other! It is truly magical!"


"Adrianne and Marie created a warm and welcoming environment for all the attendees of the Gather Workshop. Although some changes had to be made last minute due to weather, etc., they managed to roll with the punches without taking away from the overall experience. Their attention to detail and diligence in preparing for the workshop was evident through the beautiful, reserved meeting space, the food provided, the goodie bags given, as well as model wardrobe. The styled sessions gave attendees an opportunity to freely create without being boxed into any client expectations, which is critical for growth as an artist looking to try new things."




"I had the joy of attending both Gather workshops and while the topics covered, styled sessions, and overall experience were each unique, the common thread was the overwhelming sense of a supportive community atmosphere. Both Adrianne and Marie are so open and generous in sharing their creative process and allowing space for all questions and discussions throughout the day. The workshop was packed with so many opportunities for growth as both a creative and business owner, and it was such a worthwhile experience!"





“My experience with the Kindred Savannah 2023 workshop was everything I was hoping for. A community of some amazing ladies who truly love what they do. The educational topics were exciting and informative to anyone, regardless of how long you have been in business for. The styled sessions were beautifully curated and relaxing because when it’s not a client session you can take a step back and learn how others approach their sessions. Food selection was absolutely delicious! Everything about this workshop was beautiful and can’t wait to attend another one! “



Images by Carly Matthews, Styling Mat from Willow Canvas, Linen Photo Box from Rospins


We couldn't have done this workshop without or amazing sponsors, so be sure to check them out:


Adored Vintage - Moms' Dresses for both Styled Sessions

Rewind Film Lab - Film Processing for workshop

Colored Organics - Children's Clothing for our Styled Family Session

Willow Canvas - Styling Mats for Our Attendees

Rospins - Beautiful Linen Photo Boxes for Our Attendees

Nora Bloom - Candles for Our Attendees




From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for such a memorable weekend of education and fellowship.

-Adrianne & Marie


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