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You're an experienced creative entrepreneur who still has big dreams to accomplish. Maybe you're making a pivot in your business... or hoping to take your income to a whole new level. Maybe you've been holding dreams in your heart that you haven't even spoken into the world yet. I'm right there with you!

This retreat is an opportunity to get away from the rhythm of everyday business and give your heart time to dream again. Connect with other creatives in an intimate retreat setting (complete with late-night wine and snacks!) where you can learn from industry-leading keynote speakers, restore your creative spirit, and make a plan to start chasing after those big dreams of yours.

an intimate retreat for creative entrepreneurs

The Next Level Retreat

In the meantime, you can still learn more about the experience so you'll know what to expect if you choose to join us in 2021. We hope to see you next year!

The 2020 Next Level Retreat is SOLD OUT!! Our September retreat was postponed due to COVID-19, but we look forward to gathering when it's safe to be together in person. We'll still plan on hosting another retreat in September 2021, so join the wait list if you want in!

Spend four days and three nights surrounded by like-minded creatives who will pour support, creativity, and fresh ideas into your business.

You'll be inspired by incredible keynote speakers, driven by the guided mastermind sessions, and refreshed by the workshops taught by industry-leading instructors.

You'll have heartfelt and motivating late-night talks complete with PJs and a glass (or two) of wine... and you'll walk away with a community of people to encourage and support you as you take your business to The Next Level.


THis retreat was created for

Have you ever wished you could take time away from your every day life to focus on intentional growth in your business?

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Sound amazing?

At the last conference I attended, I sat in my hotel room with my three other roommates and in the midst of our deep conversations I realized that this was hands-down my favorite part of every workshop, conference, convention, etc that I’ve attended.

Where we will arrive alone, and we will walk away a community.

The late night talks, the intimate small group conversations where we all help each other navigate our pain points, celebrate each other’s wins, and get personal without our walls up. We have hard conversations, we laugh, we cry, we grow—together. It’s with this in mind that I created the Next Level retreat. 12 people, one house, late nights, and lots of growth. Where we will push each other to the next level in our businesses, stop talking about “finding balance” and actually take the time to do things that are good for us (yoga classes, meals away from a computer screen), and where we will find inspiration and refresh our minds

The Next Level Vision

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*Not sure if this retreat is for you? Please reach out! Together we can find whether or not this experience would be beneficial and a good fit for you. Get in touch here!

...the experienced creative who has reached a plateau or rut in their business. who loves what they do, but may feel a pull to do more. This year, The Next Level Retreat is open to all creatives (not just photographers!) with at least two years of experience.

This retreat is for creatives who long for rest, growth, and community. For the business-owner seeking inspiration and intentional growth. For the dreamer pursuing big goals in their life and business.

The Next Level Retreat is for...

All The Details for Our 2020 Retreat

$2750. Early Bird Price is Also Available for a Limited Time Only


Dallas, Texas: Lodging is included in your investment.


Our 2020 Retreat has been postponed due to Covid-19.


What's Included?

Three nights stay at a beautiful home right outside Dallas, TX

Incredible educators and workshops with industry leaders

A meditative yoga class
(don't worry: this will be a super relaxing beginner session!)

Mastermind pajama sessions each night
(with plenty of wine provided!)

Access to our private facebook group before and after the retreat

New headshots, plus access to our gallery of
candid and behind-the-scenes shots

Carefully curated swag bags with thoughtful treats, along with goodies from our sponsors

All snacks, drinks, and meals 

Most importantly... a community of boss creatives you can rely on!

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Are you ready to take your life and business to the next level?

Coaching is an ideal fit for creatives seeking one-on-one assistance as they navigate their business growth. Coaching typically includes several 1:1 calls over a period of weeks or months as we hone in on your offerings and implementing your new ideas.

If you feel like you need more 1-1 attention this could be a great add-on option for you!


A 6-week program following the Retreat
Mastermind style education and accountability to ensure that you are implementing all those big ideas you worked on at the retreat. 

It's so common to leave in-person events and find yourself falling into your old habits. Let's combat that as a group with with this add-on option!

THe mini-mastermind

The party doesn't have to stop after our in-person time together! Introducing the after party: add on options to keep those big goals moving forward.

The Next Level After Party

from past attendees

Kind Words

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I could not have asked for a better group of 12 people to spend a week with building relationships, resting, while brainstorming dreams and goals for each other. I feel so rejuvenated and inspired to push myself and those around me, to build my platform and community with like-minded creative entrepreneurs."

Bret & Brandie Photography


"It was such a one of a kind experience, and we are so grateful that we had the opportunity to grow in our goals and learn more about the industry we love! Maybe this last statement seems a bit dramatic…but, friends, we sincerely mean it when we say this retreat has forever changed our lives." 

Jessica Peddicord is a Dallas, Texas based artist who creates artwork that celebrates the people, pets, and places you call home. She believes that everyday moments should feel uniquely remarkable, whether that is by hanging your new map art print to commemorate moving into your first house, or learning how to paint the flowers that were always growing in your mama's garden. She strives to help others live more colorful, intentional, vibrant lives through her art, and her artistic education! When she's not painting, you can find Jessica sipping a frozen margarita with her hubby Zack and their adorable puppy Oscar at their favorite local dog park.

Jessica Peddicord

Hope Taylor is an industry-leading wedding photographer located in Fredericksburg, VA. Her journey of becoming a full time business owner immediately after graduating high school gives her a very unique perspective on entrepreneurship and business. She feels very strongly about educating and inspiring other creative small business owners to fearlessly pursue their dreams while also providing the practical tools that they need to get there (while also obsessing over peonies, buttered popcorn and mint chocolate chip ice cream).

Hope Taylor

Akua Konadu is an Instagram Coach who helps entrepreneurs feel confident and empowered to share their story through Instagram. She does this by providing Instagram marketing education and content creation. What drives Akua is people; she loves making intentional, tangible, and organic relationships with others.

Akua Konadu

Laylee Emadi is a photographer and educator with a heart for serving others. She believes in people first, heart over hustle, and comfort over couture. Since she started her business, Laylee has served the creative industry with authentic encouragement, tell-it-like-it-is honesty, and a wide open heart. She's a connector, a cat mom, and a bloody mary enthusiast who can't wait to get better acquainted over a cup of coffee with you.

Laylee Emadi Smith

Our 2020 Educators & Instructors

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Take a peek at the past Retreats

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Dallas, TX

2020: Postponed!


Austin, TX



Waco, TX


Dallas, TX

2020: Postponed due to Covid-19

Austin, Texas

2019: The Barndominium

Austin Texas

2018: Lake Travis

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Thank you so much to our wonderful sponsors for helping make this retreat special for each attendee. We are thankful to partner with you! 

Special thanks to Sami Kathryn Photography, Gaby Caskey Photography and to 2018 Next Level attendee Quianna Marie Photography for providing the behind-the-scenes photos displayed on this page.

Thank you so much to our 2019 sponsors

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