The Life in Loud Retreat Guide

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===quiet your loud+++


“Figure out who you are, and do it on purpose” Dolly Parton

Come join the women of Life in Loud for three unforgettable days this November at a serene seaside getaway. We will chat, we will laugh, we will shoot, we will shoot, we will shoot! Life in Loud has always been about being true to yourself, silencing the noise and finding your inner creative voice. What inspires YOU? Who are YOU as an artist? Over the past twelve months you have seen who we are. Now, we want to encourage you to discover who you are. If you need motivation, inspiration, or just a refreshing reprieve from your every day, this is the retreat for you. We can’t wait to meet and shoot some amazing images together!


These are the words Watercolor, Florida uses to greet their guests. A picturesque beach town nestled on the Gulf of Mexico with white sands and turquoise waters. A photographer’s dream, Watercolor and neighboring Seaside offer much more than just miles of sand dunes, picket fences and pastel houses.


They are an oasis surrounded by wooded treeland, trails and foot bridges as well. A visual masterpiece! With a nod to yesteryear, the people of Watercolor and Seaside slow things down. They park their cars and bike or walk to their destinations. They take time to drink in the beauty all around, allowing it to renew and inspire their inner selves.


“Creativity is enabling the unexpected.” Charlene Kasdorf


DAY ONE FRIDAY Welcome to Watercolor! 2 PM Arrive at the house Shoot #1 Photo walk 8 PM Dinner

DAY TWO SATURDAY Shoot #2 Golden hour in the morning (sunrise) Breakfast at house Group: Finding our voice/quieting the loud Shoot # 3 Seaside Lunch in Seaside Group: Post processing, shooting with a purpose Shoot # 4 Beach Group: Business roundtable Dinner Out

DAY THREE SUNDAY Breakfast at house Group: Sharing our goals Group photo Goodbyes Late Morning Checkout



“There’s something in everybody that longs for that awakening to be more true to yourself.” Eckhart Tolle


===the house+++ Our home-away-from-home for this soul-inspiring retreat offers lovely light, luxurious furnishings, a refreshing pool and spa. Tucked away in WaterColor’s Lake District, this five bedroom, five and a half bath abode boasts fabulous accommodations totalling 4280 sq ft. During down time, you will love relaxing in the home’s private pool and spa or finding a quiet moment on the screened porch featuring an outdoor fireplace. Pebbled footpaths lead the way to picturesque parks, gardens, a boathouse, and a private sugar-sand beach.



Along with four amazing photo shoots and four discussions designed to feed a photographer’s soul, the following is also included with your registration fee: ACCOMMODATIONS MOST MEALS


“Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.” Author Unknown

As you have seen the accommodations are breathtaking, and your 2-night stay is included. Each attendee will have their own twin-size bed in a shared space. We love the idea of us all being together in one home. Of course you can break away from the group anytime, but overall we will be enjoying our time together! We wanted to keep things as simple as possible for everyone, so we are making arrangements for 4 of your meals to be included. This includes a welcome Dinner on Friday night; continental breakfast and local-fare lunch on Saturday; and farewell breakfast on Sunday before your departure. We will explore the local town on Saturday night, where we will grab dinner and drinks after our sunset shoot. Each participant will be responsible for their own dinner and drink tab on Saturday. If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know, we are happy to accommodate. Of course we will also have plenty of snacks and drinks at the house that you can grab anytime.


===how to get here++ J This stunning 499-acre resort is nestled between the majestic Gulf of Mexico and a rare coastal dune lake framed by a longleaf pine forest. It is serviced by two airports that are both located 45 minutes away. The Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) at Fort Walton is to the west and the Northwest Florida International Airport (EBC) at Panama City is to the east. The airports have several car rental services, taxi’s, and shuttles to the resort.



Registration is easy! Go to Simply choose whether you would like to pay in full, or in 2 installments. Please take note of when your second payment is due if you choose this option. Registration is per person and is non-refundable. However, we know that life can be unpredictable. If you have an issue arise please contact us at We are so very excited for this retreat. The opportunity to meet in person and welcome you with open arms for an amazing weekend!

“Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be.� Author Unknown