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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

Aloha! I’m Elana. Photographer, educator, marketing strategist and environmental advocate. My life's purpose is to create a ripple effect: where my small drop in the ocean expands outward, helping you lean into life, make waves with your work and shift from a place of confusion to a place of clarity.

Alongside my partner Aaron, I work with conscious companies, providing brand photography, social media consulting, digital resources and hosting events. Sustainability is the lens through which I view the world. The concept of doing things with intention - with the goal of longevity, synergy and legacy overarches my work and my life.

I believe life is art: how we live, how we work, how we play, it’s all in rhythm. I am a virgo (read: type A!) and have an affinity for the details, I love a good book you just can’t put down and if you pass me spicy margarita, we just might become best friends! One of my dreams is to learn to sail and spend at least half a year at sea exploring the world’s oceans and learning about regeneration. I'm honored to be spending this time with you here in Hawai'i and can't wait to speak into your life and business! See you there!

Elana Jadallah

Retreat yourself November 1st-5th, 2020 on the island of Kaua'i, Hawaii. Check in begins after 4pm on Sunday with check out at 10am on Thursday.

When + Where

What’s Included

about the sandbar retreat

The cost of the retreat includes 4 nights lodging in your own bed in a private or shared room in a luxury vacation home in paradise. As well as, 3 full days of learning, 3 meals a day, excursions, candid shooting, evening hangouts, lots of new best friends, dance parties, and so much more!


We’re offering 2 different payment options for the retreat!

Pay in Full + get 10% off - total $1800
Four Payments of $500 - total $2000

($500 to reserve your ticket, full balance due by Sept 17th)


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Morning Yoga

Actionable Mindset

Messaging + Communication
in Business

Discovering + Defining Your Business' Why

Casual Shooting + Editing
Tips & Tricks

Sunset hike where we can shoot portraits of each other with candid editing walk thru in the evening

Poolside Hangout + Chats

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Morning Yoga

Making an Impact with Your Business

Reaching Clients vs Getting Followers

Cultivating Community on
Social Media

Identifying + Connecting With
Your Ideal Client

Establishing + Refining a 
Visual Brand

Na Pali Boat Excursion

Poolside Hangout + Chats

Morning Yoga

Making Money

Money Mindset

Conversational Booking

Pricing Systems

Creating Exceptional Client

Website + Portfolio Audits

Poolside Hangout + Chats

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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