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Meet the Instructors

I’m a traveling wedding + elopement photographer based in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. I thrive on raw emotion + feeling something in imagery. Creating in grand, natural landscapes while making a couples love shine more than all the views around them. Human connection is everything + its unique to each of us. I get lost in romanticizing the beauty of realness, even the imperfect. Actually, especially the imperfect ;)

I've been completely burnt out by the hustle + being a workaholic. I began to find myself + "balance" in life + business through mindset + mindfulness. I'm a 500hr certified yoga teacher with trainings in meditation, fascial release + Ayurveda. I'm so excited to not only teach on owning + creating a successful business but also teach yoga, mini meditations, + mindset work you can take action on. Not just the fluffy inspo chat. We'll get you into action + changing your life!

I’m also a single mom, loving a man in another country, I believe everything shouldn’t be taken so seriously, always following my gut, matcha enthusiast, + lover of natural based skin + hair care just like the hippie-wannabe I am.

Can't wait to meet you babe!!!

I'm a surfer-girl wannabe and a small town Canadian farm girl living the dream on Kauai, Hawaii! I’m a wedding photographer for adventure elopements and have been photographing weddings for over 10 years. In 2017 I founded our team Bradyhouse Photographers with my husband Peter and together we shoot over 130 couples a year all over the world, best job ever! I’m a new mama to our baby girl Charlie June and despite the volume of weddings we take on each year thanks to a series of systems, outsourcing and an efficient workflow you can still find our little family down at the beach at some point almost every day. 🤙🏽

I listen to way too much Bon Iver, I think rainbows are magical and I try to never miss a sunset. Life is pretty epic out here in Hawai’i and we believe in enjoying this magical place as much as we possibly can while operating a profitable business that makes it possible. And happy hour... we definitely believe in happy hour;) can’t wait to meet you all and to get to share our little piece of paradise with you!

jackie Haugen

meg bradyhouse

Retreat yourself February 5th-9th, 2023 on the beautiful island of Kauai!

Check in begins after 4pm on Sunday, February 5th with check out at 11am on Thursday, February 9th.

When + Where

What’s Included

about the sandbar retreat

Your ticket to the retreat includes 4 nights lodging in your own bed in a shared room (there may be limited availabilities to upgrade to a private room) in a luxury vacation home on the south side of Kauai! 

As well as, 3 full days of learning, a workbook, 3 meals a day, alcoholic beverages, excursions, candid shooting, evening hangouts, lots of new best friends, dance parties, and so much more!


Kauai, Hawaii

Tickets are currently on early bird sale for $2200

($500 to reserve your ticket, two payments of $850 to follow with the full balance due by January 5th)

Bring a friend + share an upgraded private room (if available) at no additional cost! 

Morning Yoga

Actionable Mindset

Messaging + Communication
in Business

Discovering + Defining Your Business' Why

Identifying + Connecting With
Your Ideal Client


Happy Hour

Pool Hangout + Chats

day one:

day two:

day three:

TOPICS + Tentative plan

Morning Yoga

Online + Social Platforms + Strategies

Conversational Booking
+ Pricing Systems

Creating Exceptional
Client Experiences

The Hustle Complex + Outsourcing


Happy Hour

Pool + Hot Tub Hangout

Morning Excursion

Money Mindset

Making Money

Work on Actionable Plan

Plan Reviews with 
Website + Portfolio Audits

Happy Hour

Pool + Hot Tub Hangout

An experience of a lifetime! Meg and Jackie put together such a great lesson plan that was cohesive, relevant and easy to follow. Getting to learn outside in the most beautiful locations made learning so fun and exciting. Not only did I learn so much about myself and business they armed me with all the tools and an action plan to propel my brand and my future!!

Amber K - interior designer

"they armed me with all the tools and an action plan to propel my brand and Future!!"

I can’t recommend The Sandbar retreat enough. Everything from the educational content to the excursions will make a lasting impression on you + your business. 10/10 recommend 🤍 It was incredible, everything from the content to the excursions! This retreat has made such a huge impact on my business and personal life. So thankful!

Johnna Christine
- brand photographer

Johnna Christine - brand photographer

"This retreat has made such a huge impact on my business and Personal LIfe!"

Meg and Jackie have curated an immersive educational experience that beautifully toes the line between (way too much) fun and in-depth, applicable content. Their expertise shone in every aspect of the Outdoor School and through their delivery you learn from their combined experience navigating the worlds of niche-finding, social media marketing, price-structuring, and so, so much more. 

Soozen Michelle - Stress Management Coach

"My expectations for this retreat were sky high - it surpassed my wildest dreams!"



what attendees are saying

Candidly yes, but there will not be a styled shoot at this retreat as we believe that is not real life and our goal is to keep it real :wink:. We will be available for all shooting questions as well as candidly photographing each other in the afternoons. Knowing us we will take thousands of photographs and will also be reviewing the editing each night so bring some outfits you love and it's going to be awesome:)

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