Creativity, fun and faith retreat experience


…..but I think you’ll be surprised at what the “igniting your heart” part will entail.

Elida and I have taken our regular learn/create/share/play curriculum and turned it up a notch to be a catalyst for change and discovery about your own purpose. We expect some awesome break-throughs and valuable discussion about how we live our lives as women.  Cannot WAIT to have our studios packed with inspiration galore!


The poster at the top has the main details. Those of you needing reading glasses like me, you can see a bigger version here. There will be lots of take-home goodies and fabulous food. We’re especially happy about the addition of the “Ignite the Night” after party and art exhibit of the collages—- we want you to bring a friend to this Saturday night event who will celebrate with you! Elida and I know how to have a rocking good time and we promise nothing less for this fun, fun night.

Other Deets:

June 1st and 2nd

$335 for the two days

($295 if you sign up by April 1st)

Coming from afar?

We’ve got a wonderful rate for you at a charming 5 star boutique hotel across the street from Elida’s studio. They have special rates for our ignited women. Email me and we can share what the options are. We will pick you up at the Portland, OR airport (20 minutes over the river from the studio). You’ll want to come in on the night of the 31st, so you’re ready to roll at 9:30 on Friday and leave the morning of the 3rd so you don’t miss out. We will make sure you’re all safe and sound at the hotel that night.

Please email me ( if you don’t want to miss out on this wonderful experience. We will be busy putting all of the finishing touches on everything—-we want you to look back at this weekend as a turning point for you personally and as a time of learning and friendship building. Magic awaits, lovelies!


“Ignite: just photography”  with just moi

July 23rd/24th.


You do have an option to do DAY ONE ONLYno Photoshop or studio lighting…just your camera and hands-on better picture-making tutorials. Cost: $99 (lunch provided)

Cost for two day class: $225 (lunch is provided both days)

In this class we will be delving into the technical and art sides part of making great pictures. You will need an SLR camera for this class.

From two of my students from the March class:

Thank you VERY much for an amazing day!!!!!  Your photography class was extremely educational and so much fun.  I am no longer afraid to use the manual mode on my camera.  You gave out so many fabulous tricks and tips.  It was very nice of you to share all your fabulous secrets, I feel so lucky.  It was such a wonderful group of people that were in your class as well.  I seriously had the best day.  I can not stop telling my husband all the things I learned.  I played around with my camera a lot tonight with my 9 month and 3 year old but the lighting was really bad.  Cannot wait to try it out with good lighting.

I also wanted to say that I loved your classes. It feels so good to walk away from the workshop feeling positive & not deflated. You are such a kind & sweet person Lara! It was a pleasure to meet you especially after being a MPG follower for the past couple years. I look forward to future classes/workshops with you.  I have some new things in mind, a different outlook on the way I do business, a long time project idea reignited that I can not wait to get started on and I am gushing with some creative vibes!

Really hope to see you at one of these events!!

Happy weekend, lovelies!




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One Response to Creativity, fun and faith retreat experience

  1. Mikal says:

    I love these images of you two! So dang cute!

    Is Camas Hotel the spot?

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