Photographers’ Retreat in Jackson Hole, Part 2

Today we’re giving you the scoop on Carrie Patterson, Kate Headley, and Christina McNeill’s rustic-glam photography retreat in beautiful Jackson, Wyoming. If you missed Part 1 of the story, head here to catch up!

The Rendezvous Retreat experience came full circle with an incredible farewell dinner in the middle of a spacious pasture, planned and designed by Sami from Magnolia Ranch.

Karen Hill | Snippet & InkPhoto: Karen Hill


Sami’s mission was to create a truly special experience for the talented guests attending the farewell dinner. As professional wedding photographers, these ladies shoot the most beautiful table settings and decor in the industry, but they rarely get to sit down and enjoy them as guests.


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


Inspired by Jackson’s lush foliage and striking sunsets, Sami opted for a design centered around farm tables, gold ombre, and fun details. Each place setting included a custom napkin embroidered with that guest’s initials by Huger Embroidery. The tablescape was tied together perfectly with tapered white candles and glamorous accents.


Carrie Patterson | Snippet & InkQ Weddings, Carrie Patterson | Snippet & InkJen Fariello | Snippet & InkPhotos: Carrie PattersonChristina McNeill, Q WeddingsJen Fariello


While the evening included several highlights from the retreat overall, it also gave everyone an incredible bucket-list-worthy experience that was surely a favorite for each guest: seeing the horses run wild. Turpin Meadow Ranch does this every evening, and the experience is worth every minute of travel time and more.


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The lounge area was a labor of love by Magnolia Ranch and The Wedding Pew – they wanted to provide the Rendezvous Retreat photographers with a place to relax while enjoying the amazing setting. With a custom rustic arbor, lush florals, and fur pillows, it was the perfect spot for a group of creatives to hit the “reset” button.


Carrie Patterson, Christina McNeill | Snippet & InkCarrie Patterson | Snippet & InkCarrie Patterson, Olivia Leigh | Snippet & InkPhotos: Carrie Patterson, Olivia Leigh, Christina McNeill


We know everyone here loves a good bar setup, and this one by Magnolia Ranch,  The Wedding Pew and XOWYO does not disappoint. Magnolia Ranch and The Wedding Pew designed this custom bar specifically for this space, along with the backdrop that held a handwritten menu from XOWYO.


Christina McNeill | Snippet & Ink Carrie Patterson | Snippet & InkPhotos: Carrie PattersonChristina McNeill


It’s not a Jackson party without a little whiskey, right? Don’t worry – Wyoming Whiskey came to the rescue by sponsoring libations and bringing a fun cadillac along with them!


Christina McNeill, Carrie Patterson | Snippet & Ink Jen Fariello | Snippet & Ink Carrie Patterson, Jen Fariello | Snippet & InkPhotos: Carrie PattersonChristina McNeill, Jen Fariello


A little Wyoming Whiskey kept everyone warm, but it didn’t hurt to cozy things up with special throws from Rocky Mountain Bride!


Jen Fariello | Snippet & InkPhoto: Jen Fariello


One of our favorite jewelry designers, Vrai & Oro, gifted each guest a pair of gold line earrings (hello, bridesmaid gift idea)!


Jen Fariello, Christina McNeill | Snippet & Ink Jen Fariello | Snippet & Ink Carrie Patterson, Jen Fariello | Snippet & InkPhotos: Jen FarielloChristina McNeillCarrie Patterson


Priscilla Foster sourced Pendleton fabric swatches to make beautiful custom photo albums.


Karen Hill | Snippet & InkPhoto: Karen Hill


Jackson was the perfect spot for a group of creative professionals to kick their feet up, but it would be an incredible vacation spot for anyone who loves the great outdoors! With the endless number of escapes and activities, Jackson would be a great place to host your next family reunion, work retreat, vacation, or a wedding!


Yvette Roman | Snippet & InkPhoto: Yvette Roman


See part one of the Rendezvous Retreat right HERE.  

Vendor Credits

Venue: Turpin Meadow Ranch in Moran, Wyoming / Event Planning & Design, Floral Design:  Magnolia Ranch / Styling, Throws: Rocky Mountain Bride / Flowers: Mayesh / Flatware, Plates, Chargers, Glassware: Montana Party Rentals / Farm Tables, Chairs: Canvas Unlimited / Lounge Furniture, Bar:  The Wedding Pew / Embroidered Napkins: Huger Embroidery / Albums: Priscilla Foster / Menu: XOWYO Paper / Logo Design: Elizabeth Hummert / Film Processing: Fast Foto

Carrie Patterson, Christina McNeill and Karen Hill are Snippet & Ink Select vendors. 

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  • Amazing adventure. This post brings back just great memories. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to allow us to have such an fantastic adventure.

  • Such a fun trip to Jackson Hole! Thanks so much to everyone who helped make it happen and thanks Snippet and Ink for sharing this post, it’s a special place and such lovely photos.

  • Thank you so much for such an amazing post about one of my favorite events of all time! We loved putting this together for such a great group of photographers, everyone was so gracious and happy. A perfect evening with new friends! Xo

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