Photographers’ Retreat in Jackson Hole, Part 1

We had a feeling you would love yesterday’s Jackson Hole Mini-Moon feature from Carrie Patterson, so we thought it would be the perfect time to share all the pretty details from our recent Rendezvous Retreat in Wyoming’s most beautiful wedding destination!

Kate Headley | Snippet & InkPhoto: Kate Headley


You may have seen some sneak peeks on Instagram, but here’s the scoop: select vendors Carrie Patterson, Kate Headley, and our very own Christina McNeill combined their incredible talents to design and host a 3-day retreat for seasoned photographers, and the outcome was even better than we could have imagined. After seeing Jackson’s iconic scenery, local sponsors, and rustic-glam venue united for such an inspiring event, it’s no surprise that people come from all over the world to experience the town’s charming character.


Olivia Leigh | Snippet & Ink Olivia Leigh, Karen Hill | Snippet & InkPhotos: Olivia Leigh, Karen Hill


To give everyone a taste of the mountain town lifestyle, the Rendezvous Retreat kicked off with a welcoming cocktail reception hosted by Hotel Jackson. Later on, the ladies found themselves cutting a rug at the famous Million Dollar Cowboy bar – home to the best live western music and dancing in the Tetons! In case that wasn’t enough of an authentic mountain town experience, the retreat headed over to Jackson’s town square to take a peek at this year’s prize antlers, which are handpicked annually by the local Boy Scouts!


Christina McNeill | Snippet & Ink Leah McCormick | Snippet & InkPhotos: Christina McNeill, Leah McCormick


As a group of creatives who have seen some of the best lodgings in the US and beyond, they could not have asked for better accommodations than Turpin Meadow Ranch, an elegant dude ranch tucked away outside of town. The ladies were hosted for the duration of the retreat and went the extra mile to make them feel at home.  On the first day, the ladies hiked to a lookout point and Turpin Meadow Ranch brought pillows and chairs to add a dash of comfort to the outdoor group discussions! After a relaxing lunch surrounded by sweeping views, everyone hiked backed down through the aspen trees feeling both pampered and energized.


Rendezvous At Jackson HolePhoto: Yvette Roman


The cabins at Turpin Meadow Ranch were straight out of a rustic fairytale! You can find interior shots here in Carrie’s mini-moon post, but beware… you’ll want to book a trip immediately.


Gayle Brooker | Snippet & Ink Carrie Patterson | Snippet & Ink Karen Hill | Snippet & InkPhotos: Gayle Brooker, Carrie Patterson, Karen Hill


It’s no secret that wedding photographers are totally awesome, but High Caliber Women helped drive that point home by adding Tomahawk, Archery, and Blow Dart lessons to their repertoires. Wouldn’t you rest easy knowing one of your key wedding vendors can also throw a tomahawk?


Gayle Brooker | Snippet & Ink Gayle Brooker | Snippet & Ink Kate Headley | Snippet & InkPhotos: Gayle Brooker, Kate Headley


Turpin Meadow Ranch also introduced us to fly fishing and horseback riding surrounded by views of the Teton Mountains. This may seem unbelievable at this point, but in all honesty the Rendezvous Retreat gets even better from there.


Jen Fariello | Snippet & InkCarrie Patterson | Snippet & InkPhotos: Jen Fariello, Carrie Patterson


The “Styled by the Scout” dinner (hosted by Meagan from The Scout Guide) was complete with expert wine pairings from Jackson Hole Winery, a delicious meal from Genevieve Catering and stunning florals by Fleur de V. Summertime in Jackson means the sun doesn’t set until 9pm, which gave the group a wonderful chance to relax and enjoy every moment of such a beautiful evening.


Carrie Patterson | Snippet & InkChristina McNeill | Snippet & InkCarrie Patterson | Snippet & InkPhotos: Carrie Patterson, Christina McNeill


The signature cocktail of the evening was a Lavender and Peach Bellini. Live music was provided by PTO Bluegrass.


Kate Headley | Snippet & Ink Laura Murray | Snippet & InkPhotos: Kate HeadleyLaura Murray


After their cozy, candlelit meal on the porch, the Rendezvous Retreat ladies felt pampered and prepared to expand on their creativity the next day!


Karen Hill | Snippet & InkPhoto: Karen Hill



Be sure to stop by later for Part 2 of the Rendezvous Retreat!

Vendor Credits

Venue, Lodging, Activities: Turpin Meadow Ranch in Moran, Wyoming / Event Planning & Design: The Scout Guide / Catering: Cafe Genevieve / Floral Design: Fleur de V / Wine: Jackson Hole Winery / Bluegrass Band:  PTO Bluegrass / Tomahawk, Archery and Blow Dart Lessons: High Caliber Women / Film Processing: Fast Foto / Welcome Bag: XOWYO, Stio, Persephone Bakery, Trilipiderm / Videography: Apres Visuals / Antler Necklaces: Padgett Hoke / Bronco Glassware: Made / Rentals, Decor: Hunter Gatherer, Home Again Carrie Patterson, Christina McNeill, Karen Hill and Leah McCormick are Snippet & Ink Select vendors. 

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