N
Cookie Settings

By clicking “ACCEPT ALL COOKIES”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze its usage and assist in my marketing efforts. MORE INFO —

Essential

Needed to provide basic website functionality like the cart and checkout.

Analytics

Used to understand how visitors interact with this site, and whether there may be technical issues.

0
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
VII.
VIII.
IX.
X.
Developing

Skills

Workshop

D
Empowering

Artists

View Classes

Hover below to

There are two parts to EARTH Iceland: The online education portion—which consists of 12 optional classes which are available to watch June 1, 2022, and the in-person shoots portion—which consists of 9 shoots in 3 different locations in Iceland on July 13-14, 2022. We'll be shooting at a fjord, black sand beach, and lupine field.

The main focus in Iceland will be challenging and empowering artists to take risks and try things you wouldn’t anywhere else. See how you feel about them. Fail at some things, pivot, and learn something new. Then take what you learn into your shoots in the outside world. Do you walk away imitating what everyone else did? Or did you walk away with your own unique approach? In this overly-saturated copycat industry, who are you and what makes you stand out? This workshop is designed to UnEARTH your inner-artist, re-spark your creativity, and get to the root of why you picked up a camera in the first place. There's no better location to rediscover yourself and your art than Iceland!

Classes

I.

50 Ways to Level Up Your Photos

Cara Mia
I.

Find your Editing Style

Oghalé Alex
I.

Foraging & Floral Design

Allie Russon
D

Dates & Locations

Earth SERIES / 03

Location:

[
Lake Powell
TBA
]

Date:

[
October
11
October
12
,
2022
]

Earth Workshop / 02

Location:

[
Iceland
TBA
]

Date:

[
July
13
July
14
,
2022
]
This workshop was so live-giving and inspiring. I wish it didn’t have to end.
” -
Dakota
,
Earth
2021
EARTH came just when I needed it the most. Not only did I meet some of the most amazing, creative, hilarious, and kind people, I rekindled the fire that was just about to be out. I’ve come out of this week a whole new person, confident in myself and in my art, craving to be creative and to dream. So thank you, Cara, for everything. I am still tired, but I’m tired of being ordinary, I’m tired of not experimenting, not spicing things up, not doing things the way I see them but the way we’ve been expected to do them.
” -
Juan
,
Earth
MOAB
2021
I woke up feeling so motivated after attending EARTH! This workshop was life-changing and completely opened my eyes to the beauty of turning photographs into a piece of artwork. There are no limits to creating and I am beyond excited to come back to my business this week refreshed and inspired! If you ever have the chance to attend EARTH, I highly recommend it. You’ll come back to your business with a completely new outlook and transform your work!
” -
Katherine
,
Earth
MOAB
2021
EARTH was a breath of fresh air. After months and months of shooting non stop + what felt like losing my creative edge, I finally got to create just to create. And man was it exactly what I needed. EARTH was a place to inspire creative minds to think outside the box. A safe space to try things you’ve never done ,to create just for you. Part of me was missing that. Missing the freedom of being able to try whatever I wanted , to fail, to try again, without all the pressure and stress. Call it burnout: I think I needed to be reunited with the things that I love doing, the creative side of my work, and this past week EARTH workshop with Cara Mia did just that.
” -
Katie D.
,
Earth
MOAB
2021
I can’t put into words how unique of an experience EARTH was. It was uncomfortable, vulnerable, and inspiring all at the same time. It was such a breath of fresh air in an industry that’s overly saturated with ‘trends.’ It was an eye opening experience getting to the root of what sparks my creativity and it was refreshing find that renewed sense of inspiration. Cara is a true visionary and beyond talented. Thank you for your belief in me and for reminding us that our work is something we should be proud of.
” -
Jenna
,
Earth
MOAB
2021
I will be forever grateful fo the thoughtfulness, kindness, openness, and intentionality that Cara poured into us and this entire experience. Thank you, beautiful Cara, for creating a loving space for us to challenge ourselves, learn, and grow. I feel so reconnected to the heart of why I love creating and am so excited about where this new spark of inspiration takes me!
” -
Shannon Yenn
,
Earth
MOAB
2021
EARTH truly exceeded my expectations. I honestly have no other human words to describe how thankful I am for this experience and the amount of knowledge I gained. You created such a safe space for us to grow far beyond what we could have imagined. I’m still in AWE at how much I learned and can’t wait to apply everything to my work. Thank you for challenging us to get outside our comfort zone and to create from the heart.”
” -
Ivy
,
Earth
MOAB
2021
I met so many cool people and learned from the very best in the industry. Feeling so rejuvenated creatively and can’t wait to bring all of it into my upcoming work! Yay for challenging yourself and stepping outside your comfort zone.
” -
Autumn
,
Earth
MOAB
2021
I 100% recommend EARTH workshop! Not only did I discover so much about my own creativity, but I learned so much. I was able to attend alongside so many incredible photographers who became such good friends. I definitely recommend learning from Cara Mia. If you’re in a rut or a burnout I promise you the workshop will help you get out of it! Also all the shoots were incredible! Major bonus!
” -
Kylie
,
Earth
MOAB
2021
I.

Itinerary

01. The dates & shoot locations

July
07.13.2022
Sunrise/
TBA, Iceland
Sunset/
Hvalfjörður, Iceland
July
07.14.2022
Sunrise/
Black Sand Beach, Iceland
Sunset/
Lupine Field, Iceland

02. Where to stay

July
07.13.2022
Reykjavík/
1 hr from fjord
July
07.14.2022
Vík/
10 minutes from black sand beach

Exact pins and schedule will be emailed to every attendee as we get closer to the date.
I.

Education

Since EARTH education is online this year, anyone can have access to amazing courses even if you can't physically attend the Iceland portion. Rather than bringing on other photographers to teach, we’ll learn from different experts outside of the wedding photography community (including a painter, florist, stylist, art teacher, film photographer, fashion photographer, graphic designer, and finance expert).

All classes are set up separately so you can choose which you'd like to access and skip the ones you don't. You can enroll in your courses of choice and read more about what each course entails here.

Some courses will go live closer to July, I'll post updates as we launch them.

01. LEVEL UP YOUR PHOTOS

Taught by Cara Mia

02. FIND YOUR EDITING STYLE

Taught by Oghale Alex

03. THE ART OF DETAILS

Taught by stylist "Stay Co," Erica Kopp

04. PHOTOSHOP 1: INTRO TO PHOTOSHOP AND ESSENTIALS

Taught by graphic designer Eva Chau

05. PHOTOSHOP 2: RETOUCHING, ADJUSTMENTS, & REMOVAL COURSE

Taught by graphic designer Eva Chau

06. PHOTOSHOP 3: ARTFUL EXPERIMENTS WITH TEXTURE & COLOR

Taught by graphic designer Eva Chau

07. DEVELOP AND PROCESS YOUR OWN FILM

Taught by film photographer George B Goldberg

08. COLOR THEORY

Taught by painter and artist Melissa Kamba

09. CLASSICAL COMPOSITION

Taught by painting Master and teacher, Nate Pinnock

10. FORAGING AND FLORAL DESIGN

Taught by florist Allie Russon

11. HOW TO BEAT INSTAGRAM WITH GOOGLE ADS

Taught by social media marketing expert, Jodi Davis

I.

Cost

01. Cost of attending Iceland

Without a payment plan
All 9 shoots
$4000
With a payment plan
All 9 shoots
$4300/
$1000 retainer

02. Cost options + payment plans:

Attendees have multiple payment options, due in full by June 1, 2022:

01.) All 9 shoots at all 3 locations for $4000 (paying in full)

02.) All 9 shoots at all 3 locations for $4300 (with a payment plan)

03.) 6 shoots at 2 locations - $3000 (no payment plan - paying in full)

04.) 6 shoots at 2 locations - $3200 (with a payment plan)

05.) 3 shoots at 1 location - $1500 (no payment plan - paying in full)

06.) 3 shoots at 1 location - $1600 (with a payment plan)

03. Cost of online education:

AFTER MAY 25, 2022
11 courses available
~$300 per course

**If you're attending the Iceland workshop, you can take 50% off each course.

**You don't have to purchase all 11, you can pick and choose which you want to enroll in.

I.

STYLISTS

Meet the stylists + creative directors

ICELAND
July 13-14, 2022
01. Oghalé Alex/
@oghalealex
02. Stay Co/
@stay__co
03. Lindsey Dunlap/
@lindseytruedunlap
04. Melissa Kamba/
@tshikamba
05. Cara Mia/
@caramia

I.

FAQ

01. Will lodging, food, and transportation be included?

To help make this event more affordable, all travel and food will be the responsibility of those attending and not all-inclusive. We will provide a Facebook group available to you as soon as you sign up to give you the opportunity to team up with other attendees and split rental cars and Airbnbs. We will also provide an Iceland guide closer to July telling you where to stay, what to expect, and what beautiful locations you can explore along the way in between shoots.


______

02. Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! You can do a payment plan for both the shoots and the online education. See the “cost and payment” plan section for more details.

______

03. If I sign up for one day now but I want to upgrade later, can I?

Absolutely! As long as there are still spots available, you can upgrade anytime.

______

04. If I can no longer come, can I get a refund?

Tickets are nonrefundable, but they are transferable.

______

05. If I can no longer come, can I transfer my ticket?

Yes, absolutely. If you can no longer attend, it will be fully your responsibility to both sell your ticket and handle all financial transactions with whoever takes your spot.

______

06. Why Iceland?

I have been to Iceland 6 times! It’s one of my favorite places. I want to share the magic of this alien planet with everyone. In July the sun only sets for a few hours so we get daylight until midnight, and it’s springtime—which means all the baby foxes are running around and there are fields and fields of purple lupine flowers (which only bloom two months of the year).

______

07. What is the current COVID policy in Iceland?

"All COVID-19 measures at the Icelandic border have now ended.  Thereby no COVID-19 prevention measures will be in place at the border, regardless of whether individuals are vaccinated or unvaccinated. Please note that visa requirements have not changed." Source: https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/travel-to-and-within-iceland

______

08. If Iceland closes its borders, what happens?

In the awful event this happens, whether due to a pandemic or natural disaster or something out of our control, we would reschedule the entire event to a new set of dates that would work for the majority of people. Likely in 2023.


______

09. How many people will there be per group?

Likely around 5-10 per group, we will adjust shoot times to be longer the more people we have.

______

10. Which airport should I fly into?

Keflavik (KEF)

______

11. Does Iceland drive on the right or left side of the road?

You drive on the right side of the road in Iceland. The whole of Iceland is a giant circle—driving is very similar to the United States, and honestly simple and more streamlined. There are a lot of roundabouts.


______

12. How much driving will I be doing?

The first location is an hour from Reykjavik, the second two locations are about 3 hours from the first. The black sand beach is only 25 min from the lupine field.

______

13. How many shoots will there be?

Each location will have 3 stations/shoots. So if you sign up for one location, you’ll rotate through 3 shoots. If you sign up for 2 locations, you’ll have 6 shoots. If you sign up for all 3 locations, you’ll have all 9 shoots.


______

14. Do you have any mood boards available? What kinds of shoots are they?

I've posted a few mood boards to my stories. There will be at least one styled elopement a day, and the rest will be a mix of editorial and creative shoots. We promise we’re pulling out all the stops to make this magical!

______

15. Will there be any elopement shoots?

There will be one elopement at every location. So if you attend all 9, you'll have 3 elopement shoots total.

______

16. What if it rains/what if the weather is bad?

My advice? Plan for the worst. Icelandic weather is unpredictable and moody and rainy and great. Sometimes you get sun (in July we have the best chances of good weather), but don’t plan on it! Weatherproof yourself and all your gear, if it rains we will shoot through it. We won’t reschedule or cancel unless for any reason it becomes unsafe to shoot.


______

17. What time will we be shooting?

Iceland is known for its midnight sun in July, so we’ll likely shoot at unconventional times to avoid any crowds.
 I'll send out an exact schedule as we get closer to the date.

______

18. Is there a Facebook Group?

Yes! You’ll get the link to join when you officially sign up.


______

19. What will I need to pack?

We will send you a packing list a month before you leave. You’ll want all your gear, good weatherproof boots, waterproof jackets for your cameras, a rain jacket, and lots of layers. Sometimes it’s freezing, sometimes it’s warm enough to skip a jacket. Be prepared for anything.


______

20. If I’m from another country that closes borders and I can’t make it to Iceland, what happens?

If this happens, you will not be refunded, but you will be given a voucher in the amount you paid for a future event, or given the option to upgrade your online education and add more classes if you haven’t already done so. If you have enough of a heads up you should try to sell your spot to someone else first and go from there.


______

21. Can I attend the online classes even if I don’t come to the shoots?

Yes, absolutely. Not everyone can travel right now and these classes are a great opportunity to learn from some amazing creatives and artists.

______

22. Can I add on more classes I want to attend later?

Yes! You can add whatever you want at any time.

______

23. Can I get a refund for classes if I change my mind?

No. By signing up for any of the online courses, you’ll sign a contract agreeing that that all purchases are non-refundable or transferable, and that you will not resell any part of these courses for profit.

______

24. How much is each class?

Most classes are $300, a few are less.

______

26. When will the online classes be available?

Some classes will be available May 25, 2022, a few others will launch closer to July.