Wander is a workshop for photographers who are obsessed with love and adventure. This multi-day workshop features keynotes and panels that are geared toward driving you toward new levels of inspiration and drive you’ve never felt before, all handcrafted by photographers who are killing it in the industry. Any level of photographer is welcome—whether you’ve just started your business or you’re a seasoned pro who needs a fresh dose of creativity and to form some new kick ass friendships. Along with the priceless education, we’ll also have multiple shoots with every detail designed to help you attract your ideal clients. We can’t wait to watch you grow!

Video by: Jessica Heron Images

North Cascades National Park // October 2018

Wander Workshop


Hi all, if you’re reading this and you’re a creator that needs that fire lit under your ass to go spend an epic couple of days unplugging and be in the presence of like minded individuals that want nothing but the best for you and collecting the most inspirational energy GO TO WANDER. I knew in my gut that I needed to be there, hop on a plane and invest in yourself because I promise you there’s no way you’ll regret it. I genuinely had the best couple days of my life there and there was so much insight and love within our cabin. Please go and learn from authentic, caring, and beyond talented individuals that will open your eyes to what you need to be more successful in this business and that will plan the dreamiest photos you to get to use for your portfolio. I can honestly tell you it’s so much fun and life giving.

All of the speakers Dawn has teaching alongside her sharing their hearts are the most incredible people because she surrounds herself with only the best kind of humans and they will leave you better than they found you (as a person AND a creator). Please go and give yourself a chance to be taught and fine tune your skills in whichever way you need because I can promise you that you won’t regret it and it’ll be easily one of the best decisions you’ve ever made. To know dawn is to love dawn and she’s got your back for life and so does everyone who will be in that room! What are you waiting for, sign tf up! - Rachel Warren



“Wow. Where do I even begin?! Attending Wander Workshop was everything I dreamed it would be and MORE! I’ve pretty much had a camera in my hand for over a ten years, but within the past five years I began to take photography more seriously and really pursue it as my business. That being said, I never want to stop learning, growing, and improving! Insert Wander Workshop. ??
Not only was I beyond STOKED to learn from Dawn and Jaci, but I seriously couldn’t wait to make new friends in this industry. Anyone who works for themselves knows how difficult and lonely it can be at times! Especially in such a “competitive” industry.
Wander welcomes you with open arms, exactly as you are. Community is at the forefront. Competition is out the window. It was incredible to be surrounded by so many new creative friends! Everyone was in different stages of their photography journey, but we all collaborated and vibed and learned from each other.
Dawn and Jaci are freaking wonderful humans. They are so eager to give and teach and inspire. I loved them immediately and can’t thank them enough for the unforgettable memories.
Wander gave me the boost I needed. I left with soooo many friends, the motivation to take my business to the next level, and of course so much stunning content for my portfolio! If you’re craving an uplifting community, real friendships, killer knowledge, and a creativity boost... BUY THAT TICKET! Just do it. You will be soooooo happy.

– Kate Cleary @kateandcalder “



My experience at Wander Workshop was one of the highlights of my entire year. The sense of community you feel is immediate. I learned so much more than posing, composition, branding, SEO, workflow, and how to grow as an artist and business gal. I was challenged in the most refreshing ways, and created friendships with amazing girls from all over. It was more than amazing content, and endless information, it was a community.

We laughed, we cried, we tequila'd, we shot until we couldn't shoot anymore - and most of all we created a sincere bond with each other. We learned so much from each other. Each person there had something valuable, and interesting to share among the girls. I genuinely cannot wait for the next opportunity to attend another Wander Workshop.

Brittany Boote



Going to Wander was one of my business bucket-list items that took this introvert SO much courage and stepping out of my comfort zone to do. For the previous workshops, I easily came up with excuses or it would happen during a super busy time of the year, but last winter my fiancé convinced me to finally take the plunge, ignore the doubts in my mind and just do it. The information and knowledge shared from both Dawn and Amanda was indispensable. To my surprise, I was one of the more seasoned photographers there and they went over everything from business basics to posing and interacting with clients. It was all good reminders, tricks of the trade, and exactly what I needed to hear to refresh and jump back into wedding season when I returned home. The models we worked with and places we got to photograph were absolutely stunning and were EXACTLY what I needed to grow my portfolio in order to gain a more curated clientele. I refer back to the photos often and have used them over and over when talking to future brides about weddings vs. elopements! I've been able to chat with Dawn a few times since Wander; having her and Amanda as a resource has been so amazing for my confidence, my business, and growing in my art. Plus, getting out of my comfort zone allowed me to make some amazing connections with other boss babes around the US and even better friends. If you have a chance to get to Wander -- whether you're a beginner or a seasoned photographer -- do it. You won't regret it!
-Steph Cox



I attended Wander Redwoods last summer and seriously had the best time!  I've known and looked up to Dawn and Amanda for some time now, worked with them several times over the past 3 years, learning SO much valuable information each time, and now consider them both great friends of mine.  But, here's the thing: you'd think I already would've known a lot of what they were teaching having learned from them for years- WRONG.  In attending this workshop, I learned so many new things that have helped my business, got some serious kickass content that has attracted clients, and gained such a great community from it.  

Dawn always has new information, tips, tricks, and advice to help you both get your business off the ground and expand it, regardless of where you're at in the industry.  She's so knowledgeable about this industry, and seriously the best of the at what she does, so why wouldn't you want to learn from her?! She's the sweetest person you'll ever meet, so down to earth, and CARES about each one of her attendees.  You'll be well taken care of at Wander and leave with the backing of so many other photographers as well. Attendees and I still talk, work together, cheer each other on, and have lasting relationship from ONE. DAY.  Wander will pay for itself 5 times over, I promise you.  DO ITTTTT. - Maggie Murray