shoot. learn. relax.

Join us for a photography retreat in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin, on Sunday February 25th through Wednesday February 28th, 2024. This will be the perfect opportunity for you to come together with other photographers to relax, recharge, and refresh.

  • RELAX – Beautiful Door County in the winter, at the newly renovated Little Harbor Resort, is the perfect place to escape. We will have scheduled personal time for exploring the outdoors, shopping in nearby Sturgeon Bay, or simply taking a nap or enjoying the outdoor hot tub.
  • RECHARGE – Peer Sharing sessions will be short presentations, delivered by retreat participants, and followed up with Q&A time. These topics will be chosen based on the expressed interests of registered attendees, and will offer a chance to learn a new skill or uncover tips and tricks that help us grow.
  • REFRESH – All attendees are encouraged to take time for self-care while at the retreat. We will have time for personal reflection and goal-setting, a relaxation night, and a morning yoga session will be offered right at the resort. 

special instructor: Josh russell

Attending the retreat will be educational instructor and Westcott Top Pro Josh Russell. Josh has worked with hundreds of photographers, teaching dynamic off-camera lighting and lecturing at conferences all across America. Josh will have Westcott lights and modifiers on hand available for everyone to use, plus some bonus discounts {available ONLY at the retreat} for select Westcott products. 

cost: $360

This fee includes your accommodations at the Little Harbor Resort, 7 meals (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners), and morning yoga led by a yoga instructor. Each attendee will have their own queen or full bed, and most attendees will have a private room.

The Little Harbor

The Little Harbor in Door County, WI is located right on the water in Sturgeon Bay. The newly renovated resort has 8 bedrooms with queen beds and jetted tubs, two large gathering spaces and two full kitchens. Additional amenities include a patio, outdoor weather activity gear, and a hot tub.

This retreat will max out at 12 participants.

Photographers Retreat Door County WI

retreat activities


Attendees will learn new skills and helpful tips through PEER SHARING. This allows attendees to help others from the perspective of their own experiences.


This retreat will be an opportunity to meet new faces and reunite with familiar faces. We will share ideas with one another, fostering encouragement and support.

Personal Growth

The retreat agenda includes plenty of flex time, which attendees may use to consider their business and personal goals for the year ahead as well as reflecting on past challenges and successes.


A mind that is in constant motion needs time to rest and recharge. Only when our own cup is full, are we able to pour out into others’ cups.

Door County Photographer


The Little Harbor resort has 8 bedrooms; six of the bedrooms have one queen bed, and two of the bedrooms have a queen bed plus a set of bunk beds (full over full). Spaces will be filled in the order of registration. Every attendee will pay the same amount regardless if they are in a private or shared room.

Additional amenities include an outdoor hot tub, large gathering spaces, two kitchens, and jetted tubs.


While you’re at the Little Harbor resort, you will be served 7 meals including 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners, plus afternoon snacks. Meals will be a mix of comfort foods and healthy dishes, with vegetarian options offered at every meal. Attendees with special food requests should check the preliminary menu. (sorry, a vegan menu cannot be accommodated.)

Participants will not be asked to assist with food preparation, but help with cleanup would be appreciated.

One dinner meal will be at a local restaurant. The cost of all meals (except the meal out) and snacks is included in the registration cost.


Skillet Food Door County Photographer
Door County Photographer Gretchen Willis


The retreat days will include plenty of free time for attendees to choose how to spend their days, whether it is relaxing and reflecting, or participating in one of the scheduled activities, including:
• yoga
• headshots exchange
• peer sharing of ideas
• sunrise photo walk
• game night
• facials night

Oshkosh Photographer Gretchen Willis Photography
So How Can I Sign Up?

To reserve your spot at the WInter 2024 retreat,
complete the form, sign the contract, and sign the contract.
Just click on the button below.


Any questions? Please contact Gretchen Willis