You’re Cordially Invited To Ride or Die Retreats
An experiential three-day retreat for audacious photographers ready to capture the non-traditional, connect with fellow creatives, and elevate their portfolio.
Let’s Redefine The Art of Wedding Photography, Together
Roll Call: Wedding Photographers Who Aren’t Afraid to Hold Back
It’s happening. Step outside your comfort zone into a photography focused retreat that shatters the mold of conventional weddings. Learn from industry leaders, sharpen your photography skills and expand your portfolio with content that lights you up. Plus, you’ll connect with other creatives that truly embrace the ride or die mentality.
Let’s Redefine The Art of Wedding Photography
WE'RE HEADED TO NYC BABY
The dates will be November 14-16, 2023. We will be hosting 4 flower-forward, detail focused, nontraditional wedding shoots.
We will be joined by New York based business coach for creatives, Eden Strader, who will be teaching a 30 minute artificial light masterclass on all things flash photography. One of our shoots will be entirely dedicated to flash, so you can put everything you learn to the test with Eden by your side to answer any questions.
A sample of our schedule is as follows. A detailed timeline will be emailed out to attendees by November 1.
Tuesday, November 14: Welcome Dinner, 6:30pm
Wednesday, November 15: Shoot 1, Artificial Light Masterclass, Shoot 2
Thursday, November 16: Shoot 3 & 4
We are so inspired by this city and cannot wait to soak it all in with some likeminded creatives.
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Flower Forward, Detailed Focused. Get ready to lean hard into your creative side to do what you do best. Here’s what you can expect:
We’re deeply inspired by locations and always do a scouting trip long before you arrive to get ideas from the area, culture, colors and textures. So when it comes time to shoot, you can expect original concepts through and through.
WE HAVE A THING
We’re going for organization and ease here which is why every single detail of each concept is thought out from start to finish so you can do what you do best.
It takes a village to bring these retreats to life. We’ve curated a team of creatives across florals, tablescapes, hair, makeup and even stationary to make it all happen.
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Sample Itinerary -
It Goes a Little Something Like This
Two weeks before you arrive, you’ll receive a finalized itinerary revealing locations and times for each shoot. In order to preserve original concepts, we like to keep shoot details a secret until game day. Below is a snapshot of the three-day experience.
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LEARN FROM THE
While the retreat mainly centers around the shoots, you’ll also get a chance tolearn from an industry expert. They’ll choose a topic, like flash photography, film techniques, or creative client direction, and teach you all they know.
You’ll also have the chance to connect with our community of makers that make each Ride or Die retreat possible from wardrobe, tablescape and hair stylists, makeup and stationary artists and the list goes on.
Meet Eden Strader
EDEN IS A DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER TURNED BUSINESS COACH - SPECIALIZING IN EDITORIAL, COLORFUL PHOTOGRAPHY AND BOLD LIGHTING, EDEN HAS PHOTOGRAPHED LOVED AROUND THE WORLD FROM HAWAII TO SWITZERLAND. IN ADDITION TO OUR CONTENT DAYS, SHE'LL BE HOSTING A FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS!
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An artist at heart, Stephanie lives by daring experimentation and self-expression when it comes to weddings.
In Flower Disco's early days, she was always exploring new ideas and bringing an out-of-the-box approach to florals. When events were in short supply, Stephanie dreamed up new concepts herself. Enter: Ride or Die, a passion project bringing all the out-there ideas and inspiring locations to like-minded creatives.
Stephanie Mack, Lead Floral Designer & Creative Director of Flower Disco // STEPHANIE MACK, LEAD FLORAL DESIGNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF FLOWER DISCO // STEPHANIE MACK, LEAD FLORAL DESIGNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF FLOWER DISCO //
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You Ask, We Answer
How do I join?
We’d love to have you at Ride or Die. To get started, please fill out an application to ensure we’re a mutual fit. We’ll get back to you within 48 hours
How many people typically join?
We hold spots for up to 12 people to join. We recommend filling out an application to be notified when doors open to our new retreat.
I’m a vendor, and I’m interested in supporting one of your shoots. How do I get in touch?
We love working with other creatives and helping vendors showcase their talents at our shoots. Please reach out to hello @ flowerdisco.com, and we’ll be in touch shortly.
Are all of the shoots wedding-themed?
Yes—each of our shoots are non-traditional wedding shoots meaning, they take on a more unique approach to wedding settings. To get an idea of the types of shoots we explore at our retreats, head on over to our Instagram page.
What’s included in the retreat price?
The welcome meal and snacks at the shoots will be provided. Accommodation, additional meals and travel arrangements are not included. We recommend getting out of your comfort zone and connecting with other attendees to share accommodation and/or rental cars. While you may not know each other just yet, we all have a shared passion for creating art.
How often do you host retreats? And where are they?
We host our Ride or Die Retreats twice a year all around the world. If you can’t make it to an upcoming retreat but are interested in a future one, we recommend filling out our application to get notified when the next retreat dates open up.
I have a question that wasn’t answered above.
Please reach out to us at hello @ flowerdisco.com, and we’ll get back to you soon.
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