CELEBRATE  YOUR  WOMANHOOD

A WEEKEND retreat CELEBRATING + CAPTURING, IN STUNNING IMAGES, 

Y O U R   W I L D ,   S A C R E D   W O M A N H O O D


You feel strong, wild, sensual, and powerful.

There is a part of a woman's soul that is married to the wilderness in a way that escapes explanation.  You are wed to the untamed ocean that both churns and lays in stillness within you.  You are a Wildbride.  There parts of you that will remain untamed until your last breath.  Capture your wild beauty, your uninhibited laughter, your eyes full of life, your body as it is today, gorgeous, raw, and sensual. 

Celebrate your beautiful body as it is now, your sensuality, your relationship with yourself.  The wild is your bride, and you are your own Wildbride.  A Wildbride photo shoot is for you.  It is a commemoration of your soul, your body, your heart.  Paired with a weekend devoted to grounding yourself, giving yourself time to reflect and heal, to commune and laugh with other Wildbrides, you'll leave feeling refreshed and beautiful-- and with a stunning set of Wildbride images to commemorate it all.


Having such vulnerable pictures taken of myself was a transformative experience. I began the day terrified, and all up in my head about what could go wrong or look weird, and once I was in front of the camera, every worry melted away. I felt so whole and beautiful, and having that captured in that exact moment is something I will cherish forever.

I felt empowered and so comfortable in my body. Looking at the photos after the shoot gave me a new appreciate for how beautiful my body is and how incredibly powerful I am to be that vulnerable in front of the camera.
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The Wildbride retreat was nothing short of incredible. I was really nervous for it at first, but Liz and Kristina made everything comfortable and welcoming. There’s really something special about women coming together with no other agenda than to just be, and be one with each other and nature. There’s such a rush in being connected to the land with absolutely no barriers, and the Wildbride Retreat helps women achieve that. This is a beautiful thing happening.


MEET YOUR RETREAT LEADERS

LIZ MORROW

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER + RETREAT LEADER

Liz is an Alaska-grown photographer based in the Pacific Northwest.  She believes that empowering women will change the world, that creativity brings souls alive, and that life was meant to be lived bravely.  Also the author of a successful lifestyle blog, Liz loves exploring unconventional femininity, supporting and empowering women, and fostering a creative life through her writing on her blog.  She discovered a love of photography through taking daily photos for the blog and is now a wedding and engagement photographer.  Wanting to delve into a side of femininity not often depicted in photos, she started Wildbride, focused on giving women images of themselves bathed in authenticity, raw power, and natural beauty. 
 

"I LOVE CREATING IMAGES THAT TAP INTO THE WILD, NATURAL, POWERFUL ASPECT OF WOMEN'S NATURE.  RAW SENSUALITY, FEMININITY, AND BEAUTY. I WANTED TO PHOTOGRAPH THAT. I WANTED TO GIVE WOMEN THOSE IMAGES. I WANTED TO BE A PART OF THAT EXPERIENCE WITH WOMEN. I CANNOT WAIT TO MEET EVERY SINGLE WILDBRIDE WHO JOINS US!"

Learn more about Liz at her blog and instagram.


KRISTINA WARD

YOUR YOGA INSTRUCTOR + RETREAT LEADER

Kristina is a yogini, travel junkie, artist, empath, and lover of all creatures great and small.  After growing up in Alaska and spending her early twenties in California, and the Midwest, she made a pilgrimage back to the west coast and settled in the Pacific Northwest.  She got her 200 hr RYT yoga teaching certification in 2012 and loves teaching a yoga practice focused on play and creating relationship and respect with oneself.  Her asana practice is very feminine, sensual, grounded, gentle and healing and she's excited to share that practice at every Wildbride Retreat.

"MY YOGA PRACTICE HELPED ME HEAL AND FEEL CONFIDENT IN MY BODY, AND COME TO A PLACE WHERE I COULD ACKNOWLEDGE THE WOUNDS TO HER, TO THE DIVINE FEMININE INSIDE MYSELF, EMBRACE THE HEALING HAPPENING, AND CELEBRATE MY SPIRIT AND MY BODY AS SHE IS. AND THAT'S WHAT MY WILDBRIDE SHOOT WAS FOR ME, AND THAT'S WHY IT IS DIFFERENT TO ME THAN ANY OTHER TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPHY OF WOMEN, IT'S A CELEBRATION OF WOMANHOOD, IN ALL THAT WE ARE, IMMERSED IN BACKDROP OF MOTHER EARTH."

         Learn more about Kristina at her website and instagram.

A WILDBRIDE SHOOT
IS FOR YOU

Not for your significant other (though I'm sure they'll love the images we create), not for any one else; first and foremost we make these images for you.  I can't wait to meet you, hang out with our little tribe of wild women and love on ourselves for the weekend!  It might feel scary or intimidating, but it's so exhilarating, empowering, thrilling, and humbling to create these images with you.  Let's get wild!


What's included

  • 2 nights' lodging at an incredible house
  • all food, drink and snacks
  • morning yoga sessions led by a certified yoga teacher
  • a one-on-one Wildbride shoot with professionally edited high resolution digital files
  • goodie bag full of swag from incredible sponsors
  • an amazing time with rad women

What's not included

  • your flight or travel to the retreat location
  • prints, albums, or canvases of your wildbride/headshot images (though they are available for purchase!)

What should I bring?

  • your amazing self
  • clothes for 3 days
  • toiletries
  • clothes for your Wildbride shoot 
    • Think natural, sensual, something with movement
    • Sheer whites + blacks work great
    • Pretty undergarments (if you don't want to get fully nude, just wear what you feel comfortable with!  No pressure here!)
    • Things you don't mind getting wet or dirty.  We're out in nature!
    • Props or jewelry you want to incorporate
  • pen or pencil + your journal
  • the intention to be as unplugged from technology as possible
  • love and grace for yourself

Upcoming retreat info coming soon!

Previous retreat locations:

CALIFORNIA | JOSHUA TREE

YUCCA VALLEY, CA

Joshua Tree, California is one of the most stunning locations on Earth. With unique Joshua Trees, giant boulder formations that look like they were frozen mid-tumble, and gorgeous desert sunlight, this is truly one of the planet's treasures.  We'll be staying in an eclectic mid-century modern home just minutes from the National Park!  

Yucca Valley is about 45 minutes from Palm Springs and about 2 hours from Los Angeles.

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ARIZONA | SEDONA

sedona, az

The red rocks of Sedona are some of the most stunning rock formations you'll ever see. The rich red color is known the world over and artists have sought out this place for centuries to capture the incredibly beauty of the landscape.  We'll be staying in a cozy, sacred retreat amidst the wild beauty of the Sedona wilderness.

Sedona is about 2 hours from Phoenix, AZ.

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HAWAII | MAUI

WAILEA, HI

Maui is one of the most relaxing and refreshing tropical getaways.  Just a few feet from the beach, our luxurious home is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  This is Wildbride on Island Time.   With the lush backdrop of the tropical jungle meeting the peaceful and bright Pacific Ocean, this retreat is a wild, indulgent treat!

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CALIFORNIA | THE REDWOODS

monte rio, ca

The giant redwood trees in Northern California are truly a sight to behold.  The moss covered giants rise out of lush earth and greenery surrounds you.  We'll be staying in a bright, homey house with a creek running through the back yard and a big porch where we can wrap ourselves in blankets with wine in hand and laugh beneath the stars. 

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OREGON | THE COAST

MANZANITA, OR 

The Oregon coast is a peaceful and relaxing coastline, with sandy beaches, unique seastacks rising from the ocean, and cliffs jutting up hundreds of feet out of the sea.  We'll be staying in a cozy cabin within a stone's throw of the beach, where you can run barefoot in the sand with your hair whipping in the wind alongside new Wildbride friends.

Manzanita is about 2 hours from Portland, OR, or 4 hours from Seattle, WA.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to get naked or show my boobs in my Wildbride photoshoot?

Absolutely not!  Wildbride is about you being comfortable in your body, so that means that whatever you feel comfortable doing is what is going to happen.  Your consent is of the utmost importance on set, if you feel uncomfortable doing anything, just say so and we'll pull back into territory where you feel more comfortable.  Besides, uncomfortable people don't make very good photos.  The best images are made when you feel totally safe to be vulnerable and genuine!
 

who owns my photos?

The copyright holder of a photograph is the photographer who created the photo, so technically the photographer "owns" the photo.  However, we'll sign a contract that makes sure that you as the subject are protected from having your images put anywhere you don't want them.  
 

So, my photos won't be online for everyone to see?

Nope!  Not unless you tell me your comfortable with your images being shared.  After our shoot when you receive your image gallery, you can let me know if you're comfortable with any of them being shared online.  If you're cool with some (or any) of them being shared, you can let me know which ones.  If you'd like your entire set to be kept totally private, then that's what'll we'll do!  You have complete control over who sees your images. 
 

wait, do I have to be married to be a wildbride?

Heck no! The idea behind the name Wildbride is that deep down as women we are beholden to nothing but our wild spiritswe are brides to the wildness that resides within us.  So any woman can be a Wildbride:  married, single, dating, polyamorous, whatever.  Wildbride isn't about your relationship status with someone else, it's about your relationship status with yourself. 
 

do you have to look like a model, are plus sized gals welcome? more mature women?

Plus sized gals, new moms, girls who shave every morning, girls who haven't shaved since 2005, 65 year olds, 21 year olds, women with cellulite, women with fake boobs, women with saggy boobs, black, white, hispanic, native, middle eastern, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Athiest... come one, come all.  Wildbride is for women.  If you're one, please come.
 

I have some dietary restrictions, will there be food for me at the retreat?

Just let us know what you can eat and we'll make sure you have options that fit your diet!  
 

When do we need to arrive on the first day?

Please plan on arriving at 4pm at the retreat house!
 

i'm not really a hippie type chick... is this thing going to be too weird for me?

We want to welcome all women and this definitely isn't designed to be for just hippie woowy women.  We believe that feeling confident in your body, owning your own sensuality, and celebrating the power of womanhood isn't just something for hippie chicks, it's for all women, young and old.   
 

I'M not sure I can afford the retreat, are there options for me?

We want everyone to be able to come and hopefully in the future we'll be able to offer scholarships for Wildbride Retreats.  For now we can offer payment plans that can help break up the cost of the retreat into smaller chunks.  If you can't swing it now, don't spend money you don't have in order to come.  We plan on hosting more retreats, so save up a little bit and plan on joining us at the next one!  We've been getting a lot of requests for an East Coast retreat, so we're planning on getting one going over there sometime in 2016!

REGISTER

Register now to reserve your Wildbride retreat + photoshoot experience!  Space is limited!