The Sprout Retreat

Learn from the best in the industry and take a breather from your day to day…

Need to reignite your passion for photography?
Do you want to feel confident in the art you put into the world?
Want to refresh your client or session workflows?
Desire some down time just for you?

Look no further… The Sprout Retreat is exactly what you’ve been waiting for!

✨ Small classes for up close and personal training
✨ In person, interactive learning with only the best educators in the photography industry
✨ Private locations for ultimate relaxation and better focus
… and so much more!


ShutterFest is the UN-Conference!

ShutterFest is not meant to structure your entire life by sitting in conference room after conference room. Say goodbye to death by PowerPoint. This is YOUR conference! Make it what you want. Make it about you. Shoot. Learn. Party. That’s the mantra here.

First time here? Well, take everything you know about conferences and forget it! ShutterFest is all about community. We are one big family. Everyone here loves photography and wants what’s best for the industry. It’s not about rock star mentality, it’s about growing as an artist and being around like-minded people who share the same love and passion you do.

If you are tired of the same old conference format and being lost in the crowd, then come enjoy a more intimate setting where you can network with peers and work side-by-side with some of the leading professional photographers and educators in the world!

Consistent Trust | A Wedding Photography Workshop with Twig & Olive

No generation is as plugged in as the wedding couples that are looking to hire you, and there’s no generation more distrustful of fake pretense. To be a successful wedding photographer in an already oversaturated market, you need to create a Disney-level experience for your client, starting from the first point of contact.

  • How to create a successful brand
  • Guiding a client from inquiry to the album
  • Gear considerations
  • Editing and editing workflow
  • Best business practices
  • A complete stylized shoot demonstrating poses and compositions

It does not matter if you’ve been shooting weddings for a year or twenty years; this workshop is for you. We are open books and will share with you all our best and worst decisions over the course of our careers. You will leave with a head full of good ideas and a workable plan to increase your wedding revenue.

Life’s Adventure | A Family Photography Workshop with Twig & Olive

We used to dread family photo sessions like a trip to the principal’s office. We did them because our clients wanted them, but they were so… posed and unoriginal and, well…BORING. We knew we had to reinvent them because they are important and because we want to be our client’s photographers for life.

The key was mastering how to “unpose.” We let go of old habits, dialed in our gear in ways we had not before, and BOOM. Unposing our clients meant happy kids hugging us after the sessions and parents loving the process start to finish, not to mention skyrocketing sales.

  • Targeting the right client
  • Leveraging social media and styling your brand
  • Software to use to track and book
  • The right gear
  • Settings and lens choices
  • The editing and culling process simplified

We will work with you on location with model families that you will be able to work with directly, creating authentic poses, dynamic compositions, and intelligent frames that will elevate your brand.

Bobbi, Courtney, and Doug are fully vaccinated.
Twig & Olive follows all ordinance, mandates and restrictions regarding Covid-19.  No exceptions.