Inspiration. Connection. Creativity.

Join Joy Prouty for a four-day private retreat designed for photographers who are ready to hone their craft, polish their skills and remember why they fell in love with photography.



- About the Retreat -

Joy Prouty has spent her entire career mentoring and teaching professional photographers from all walks of life how to build a business that honors their purpose as a photographer. She has worked with hundreds of creatives from all walks of life. This professional photography retreat is designed to help you grow professionally, creatively, technically & spiritually while also leaving with fresh tools to run your businesses from the heart.

Here is just a peek at what you will learn:

Finding new avenues of art to incorporate alongside photography
Best utilizing the spaces you are shooting in
Navigating the challenges of low lighting or less than ideal backgrounds
Finding dramatic light in unexpected places and utilizing the spaces you are shooting in
Figuring out the best price structure and marketing plan for your business
Start to finish post-production techniques with raw workflow demonstration
Navigating how to share your own personal story through imagery
Setting boundaries, communicating with clients and creating safe spaces
Staying fresh and setting yourself apart from other photographers

You will walk away from this retreat understanding how to dive deeper into the stories & passions of your clients to create unique photoshoots that speak to the heart. But this program goes far beyond just “logistical”’s a soul getaway.


Our Next Workshop Begins October 18th (Sign-up details below)


- About Joy - 

Joy Prouty is a professional storyteller and award-winning photographer who is best known for her ability to capture the beauty in everyday moments. She is the mother of 5 little ones, and married to a talented filmmaker who is also her business partner at The Proutys creative studio. They travel around the country using their creative talents to tell important stories in meaningful ways. Joy’s work has been featured in hundreds of print and online publications including Manolia, Hello Darling, Elite Weddings and Entertainment Tonight. She has mentored hundreds of professional photographers, coached award-winning Authors and photographed dozens of celebrities. Joy hosts regular photography workshops, she was a two-time Write Doe Bay speaker and the Keynote Speaker for Clickaway where she appeared alongside Elizabeth Gilbert. At home, Joy is on the continual journey towards simple living and is putting down roots on a homestead in Tennessee.

- a note from Joy - 

i want to be the open arms for women who are looking to breathe new life into their photographs. i want you to be reminded of the simple and soulful reason you first fell in love with photography.

in this industry it sometimes can feel as though we walk alone, a flame trying to stay lit within a storm, but together the fires of creation burn wild and free; it can be intoxicating! something happens when women gather that stirs the soul. i think oftentimes attendees arrive dry and simply just wanting more. out of life and the art of photo taking and quietly hoping for someone to perhaps give them the permission to do that one amazing thing that they never thought they’d be brave enough to do. i yearn to peel the layers off together, uncovering the deep well that can quench that longing thirst long after we part.

i’ve had the honor of seeing women release years of burdens piled upon their own shoulders, i’ve watched galleries be unveiled and passion projects emerge from the women that perhaps came with the most fear. because i teach, i feel so strongly about never becoming stagnant in my own personal art. for me to inspire others i must always be inching closer and closer towards my own truth to tell the story of my own family and those of my clients’ in the most heartfelt and focused way.  what a gift i have been given in facilitating an experience that fills my own cup, time and time again, while also giving these women a place to feel safe enough let their fires rise up and burn brightly from the ashes.

- Who Should Attend? - 

This four-day workshop/retreat is designed to meet photographers where they are in their journey, and help them to take the next step. It doesn’t matter if you just picked up a camera last month or if you have been taking photos your entire life. This program will give you the tools you need to take the next step in your photography business.

- The Details - 

Workshops are held on our property in Gallatin, TN (about 40 minutes north of Nashville). They begin Thursday at 5pm and ends Sunday at 10am. Lodging, meals & education are included in the cost.

Total Investment: $1850