Ya’ll ready for this?!?! Wander Workshop’s 1st edition



The Wander Workshop: Travel Series is a wandering 2 day workshop experience at epic destinations all over the world for photographers who specialize in Elopements and Tiny Wedding. We are going to hang out, explore somewhere breathtaking, do all the tequila shots, then teach you how to do that with your couples for a living.

This workshop is designed to offer you more than an elopement styled portrait shoot. We want to teach you how to become an expert on guiding your clients through planning their destination elopement as well as photographing every aspect of an elopement day.


We will be bringing you all the business education on topics you will choose in a Get to Know You Questionnaire prior to the workshop. You’ll have personal one-on-one Q/A time with Dawn + Jaci. And of course you can’t visit an epic location without a lil portrait shoot of your own for some new headshots!


Day 2 we will be photographing an “as close” to real deal adventure elopement as possible. We are going to walk y’all through how to prepare your clients for their elopement, how to encourage them to make their day their own, in creative ways, how to educate your couples on acquiring proper permits + how to leave no trace. We are going to show you how to photograph all the details, getting ready moments, creative use of your location + available light, ceremony, and capturing relaxed, meaningful portraits, and how to celebrate after.  You will each be getting one on one time with the couple to pose and direct throughout each scene. You’ll get to know the couple and design your own creative shots to best tell their story.


Seriously, you’ll be leaving this workshop ready to absolutely crush your next elopement. You’ll also have a FULL elopement to blog or submit to feature blogs, to help you reach those potential couples. 

The Plan:

Sept 1st - Meet up in Whitefish, caravan to the campsite + shoot the most epic lifestyle session, and end the night with tequila + smores!

Sept 2nd - Camping Breakfast, all the talks from Dawn + Jaci, Lunch + One-on-One talks, headshots from Dawn + Jaci, then photograph the most gorgeous adventure elopement everrrrrr, ending the nights with pizza + more tequila.

Sept 3rd - Breakfast + Pack up, head home!!!!

The Location:

x Polebridge Montana is a beyond epic location right outside of Glacier National Park + home to the famous Polebridge Mercantile + where we will be shooting at, and eating all the huckleberry bear claws ;)!!!

x We rented the most amazing giant campsite loop where it'll just be our group of photographers and a few friends to help with the cooking and whatnot. We will be teaching ya'll while sitting in camping chairs + picnic tables.

x There is no service at this campsite, but we will have a satellite communicator if you need to reach your family. The nearest service spot is about 45 minutes away.

x While we aren’t shooting in Glacier National Park, if you decide to extend your trip in Montana, we are more than happy to share our secret spots + epic locations for you to explore on your own!!!

The Details:

Dates: Sept 1-3

Lodging: We will be camping together. Tents will be provided. Please bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.

Food: Food will be provided! On the 1st, we will provide late night dinner + smores. On the 2nd, we will provide breakfast, lunch, + dinner. And on the 3rd, we will provide breakfast. Please let us know how we can accomodate to your dietary restrictions.

Price: $1500, Payments can be made in 1, 2 or 3 payments. First half is non refundable.

Location: Polebridge, Montana

10 Spots Only

If traveling to Montana, fly to Glacier International Airport (FCA).

Scroll to the bottom to sign up!!

I will email you a contract/invoice right away to get your spot saved! First come first serve!


• Is lodging included?

Yes it sure is! We want ya'll to get the full experience, and a huge part of that is spending time together, talking life, goals, dreams + more. We are so excited to spend the time with ya'll hanging out! We will have the tents all set up + ready before ya'll get there! Just make sure you bring your own sleeping bags + pillows!

• Can we use the photos on our insta + website?!

HECK YES!!! Please do! We want these photos to help you book more elopements + weddings and all the good stuff.

• Whats the elopement theme?

It'll definitely be boho styled, a REAL LIFE couple, probably not a tonnn of details, because we want to keep this as real as a true last minute elopement would be. We are really trying to help ya'll create amazing photos through storytelling with not a lot of details, but instead using what's surrounding you.

• Will we be going over editing??

There is no specific set time to go over editing. We also won't have service and electricity to use our computers, but don't hesitate to ask us any questions during down time and we can do the best we can!

Jaci Vigil (@j.vigilphoto)

Hi I’m Jaci! I’m a 30 something mama of three living in Northwest Montana. I travel and document elopements, couples + families, photographing people who, like me, truly believe emotion and moments matter. I’m for the adventurous; the home-bodies; those into climbing up mountains or crawling around in bed. I’m for those who want to remember how it feels , right now, in this moment. I’m a damn good time and here for that bad mom life. I drool over incredible light, am clumsy as shit, and a constant stream of profanities.
Years ago I attended one of the original Wander Workshops, back when I had no idea what I brought to the table or wanted to see from this business. By the time I left I knew exactly what I was meant to be creating as an artist, I had found my people, my community. I felt like I had found myself. Since then I’ve poured everything I have into cultivating a successful brand based on emotions + experiences. I’m so excited to bring all of this back and now be a part of Wander, helping other photographers on this journey to develop their skills, stay inspired, and serve their clients in a meaningful way.
I'll be going over all my posing tips + tricks, how to create authentic moments while posing your couples, ways to think outside the box + more.

Dawn Jarvis (@dawn_photo)

Hey Ya'll I'm Dawn! A coffee lovin, graphic tee wearin, red headed, thrifin and oil obsessed babe! I have the two CUTEST pups Zeus and Nala, and let's not forget my amazing hubbs Dusty! When I'm not behind my camera I am spending time with my family, being outdoors, camping, binging Netflix, and let's be real....right now preparing for my SON to be here! EEE! I have been a photographer for 10 years and it's something I fall in love with over and over again every shoot. I truly cannot believe that this is my job. Teaching is something that I got into about 5 years ago because when I started photography I really didn't have anyone to lean on and I wanted to make sure that I could be that person for other photographers. I am SO excited that you guys are on this journey and are letting me share my knowledge and love with you! It's time to WANDER!
I'm going to be talking to ya'll about all things workflow, how to get shit done + make your business function so efficiently. Alsoooo will be going over my secrets to create everlasting friendships + trust with my couples.


Cannot wait to camp with ya'll!!