— Hours of hands on teaching by leaders in the photography industry who are passionate about seeing you build a profitable and sustainable photography business. We'll cover: posing, editing, marketing, finances, social media, and long-term business strategy, & much more.
— Portfolio building styled shoot with Julie Paisley & Callie Lindsey
— 25 new bff’s with creatives from across the country
— Four full days of lodging & delicious meals fully provided 
— Carved out space to seek Jesus and be renewed
— Powerful times of worship & hearing women speak from the Word of God
— So much more!

APRIL 25-29, 2019

LEAVENWORTH, WASHINGTON

Located in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, it's a five-day retreat to get away from the chaos of life, experience deep community with fellow photographers and creatives, and grow in your relationship with Jesus.

THE RETREAT EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

The Delight Retreat is our biggest event of the year designed to invest in YOU, as daughters of the Father, creatives, dreamers, and entrepreneurs. 

First and foremost, I truly deeply love my Jesus. After that, I'm a wife to an amazing husband of 26 years, momma to 4 beautiful children, and Mimi to Gideon, Niyah, and Boaz! I am thankful to have one son at home because when the house isn't full of Delight girls, it is full of his crazy guy friends. Our house is never dull or quiet!

My heart is for YOU. To see young women walk in freedom, knowing that their Heavenly Father treasures them. I saw God bring healing into my life through the gift of photography, and over the years I have watched young women experience the same through cooking, singing, writing, designing and taking pictures! One of my greatest passions in life is seeing young women finding the gifts God's blessed them with and watching them use their talents to bring Him glory! I can't wait to meet you, hear your heart and to give you a great big hug!

Kristin Wall

FOUNDER

Julie is a wife, mom, wedding photographer, and mentor. Known for her use of light and her connections with her clients, Julie has traveled the world, shooting weddings and teaching workshops. 

Julie is an award-winning photographer and has been recognized in the industry by being voted in the "Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the US" and has been published on every major wedding blog and numerous publications, both nationally and internationally. 

Julie is a lover of Anthro, thinks cupcakes are in a food group of their own, and hugs everyone, so consider yourself warned.

Julie Paisley

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER

Callie Lindsey is an internationally published photographer and business mentor who’s joy is helping women build purposeful and profitable businesses. She’s also a Target “Dollar Section” connoisseur and hedgehog mom to Pippa and Honey.

Callie’s career has taken her everywhere from the White House to the Amalfi Coast, but her favorite place to be is in the living room binge watching “This Is Us” with friends and a good cheese board.

Jesus is daily filling in the gaps of her brokenness with love and grace.

Callie Lindsey

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I'm a wedding photographer, photo editor, preset creator, self-proclaimed biz & finance nerd, wife to my high school sweetheart, and lover of antiques, caramel lattes, and Mexican restaurants. (No really, my bucket list when I turned 25 consisted solely of trying 25 new Mexican restaurants before my next birthday...it's a borderline obsession.) Besides eating chips and salsa like it's my job, I love learning new things, especially when it comes to learning more about God. I've grown up knowing who Jesus is, but somehow, I'm still getting to know the Lord, the depths of his heart, wisdom, and grace, and his love for me. It's my greatest treasure in life, even in the midst of the success he's blessed me with in my photography, editing, and online businesses. It's like the more I gain of what the world tells me matters most, the more I realize just how much I crave Jesus above all else. I love what the Lord has revealed in my life since attending my first Delight & Be retreat in 2014, and I can't wait to share it with you. 

Megan Glasbrenner

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I am a wedding photographer in Seattle, WA with my amazing husband Agustin and my adorable mini golden doodle puppy Toby! I am an extrovert, talkative, a 2 on the enneagram and am my heart is so happy when I'm with people! My brand is curated for adventurous couples that see the beauty in authenticity. I have the joy to travel to incredible locations within the U.S. and abroad and tell real and raw stories along the way. I'm an inspirational speaker and am passionate about re-imagining the client-vendor relationship. Over the years my work has been published in Style Me Pretty, The Knot Magazine, 100 Layer Cake, Seattle Bride Magazine and more, but I consider my greatest accomplishment to be the lasting friendships and deep community I have built with my clientele - one that extends far beyond the wedding day. I am passionate about sharing Jesus’ love within every aspect of my business and strive to honor Him while I serve my clients.

Kelly Lemon

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Erica is a wife, mom of the two greatest joys in her life, and one half of her husband and wife branding photography duo - Erica + Jon Photography in Phoenix, AZ. She’s known for her ability to bring a brand’s vision to life through well thought out planning and styled photography and for positively impacting everyone she has the opportunity to work with. Erica works with local and national brands such as the Chicago White Sox, Radisson Hotels, and celebrity fitness couple Chris + Heidi Powell by creating compelling imagery that tells each brand’s unique story. She feels blessed to have had her work grace magazine spreads, billboards and national marketing campaigns.

Erica considers herself a candy connoisseur (think Nerds jelly beans and Sour Patch Kids), lover of a good 90’s sitcom (Saved by the Bell or Fresh Prince, anyone!?), and if she had to choose, she’d live off of chips and salsa for the rest of her life. And queso. White queso.

From a small side hobby that started after her son was born, to unthinkable opportunities happening today, God has blessed and used her business in ways she never thought could be possible. (Ephesians 3:20)

Erica Hayes

GUEST SPEAKER

Hey, Y'all! I'm Brandy...I’m just a girl with a camera and a dream! For 8 years now I’ve had the opportunity to connect with the most amazing people through portrait photography and I am so grateful! I currently run a portrait studio out of my home in Middle Tennessee. I am married to my wonderful husband of 8 years, Keyunta and we have 3 furbabies - our two cats, Miss Cleo, and Cow-Cat and our rescue pup, Lazo! I love Jesus and connecting with people over coffee and sweet treats.  Being in the kitchen, cooking and cultivating a community around a dinner table is my happy place. I am not afraid to 'tell it like it is' and I crave authentic conversations... the "throw your hair up in a messy bun, grab a cup of coffee and get comfy on the couch cause we're gonna be here for as long as it takes" kind of conversations. My heart is to know your heart and I can’t wait to get to know you!

Brandy Dawson

PHOTOGRAPHER

Katie is a social media communicator and content marketer with the University of Nebraska and works with an amazing team to run the blog and shop for Delight & Be.

She dabbles in messy hand-lettering, leading worship, and writing fiction in her spare time. Someday she'll move back to the PNW where her heart still resides. She loves chasing storms and wide open prairies and hates windy days. Katie is married with three little ones ages 1-8 and a mini dachshund named Amelia Jane.
#JesusIsLife

Katie Dommel

VIDEOGRAPHER

My name is Kerri Lynne Cole. I’m a wife, daughter, sister, friend, dreamer, an adventure seeker. My husband and I live in Central New York, and we love hiking and photographing landscape together in the Adirondacks, as well as cooking good food. I have been a wedding photographer for 7 years and own my own business, Kerri Lynne Photography. I live for moments where heaven touches earth and am passionate about chasing light, and seeing the radiance inside of people as they build a trust in me as their photographer. I am also passionate about teaching and writing, encouraging people to live creatively and see God’s grace in each day in moments around them. I have been a part of the Delight family for years, and love encouraging young women on their journey to pursuing God and the creative life. This calling and life isn’t always easy, but it’s a holy pursuit that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. 

Kerri Lynne Cole

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Hi! I’m Elizabeth! A SoCal native, twenty-something , full time wedding photographer, and wife to the cutest music teacher I know! I’m probably the most introverted ENFP you’ll ever meet, but always the one blurting a cheesy joke or giving you a word of encouragement (words of affirmation, ya know?! )!

This will be my 6th delight retreat, but third as a leader and I could not be more excited to be apart of what God’s going to do with our weekend all together! I love Jesus and the community he has established in Delight, I’m excited to meet you, hug you and share with you what I know about the gifts God has given me and encourage you in what He’s given you!

Elizabeth Lauren

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I live in Southern Washington with my loving supportive husband, Steave of 25 years and our two youngest kids, Michael and Brainna. Last year we married off our 3 older children: one *a* Delight girl, Abby, one *to* a Delight girl, Alyssa, and one to Kristin’s son Isaac, Ellie. We are adjusting to a “new normal” life, or as we call it now- “Spencer Core 4”

I’ve been a part of serving at Delight retreats and workshops for three years now. It’s brought pure joy to my life. I love getting to know each girl and seeing the Lord show up in personal ways to each of them and watching them (in such a short time) encourage and love one another, the connections made truly spark lifelong friendships.

Michelle Spencer

GUEST SPEAKER

SPEAKERS

Arrival time is between 4:30-7PM on whether you're driving or flying in.

We will kick off our first evening together with dinner, worship, the open session,
and small group time. 

SCHEDULE

ARRIVAL DAY:

DAY TWO

8:30 - Breakfast
9:00 - Worship & Devotional
10:00 - Quiet Time 
10:30 - Session 4
12:00 - Lunch 
12:30-2:00 - Prepare for Stylized 
2:00-5:00 - Stylized Shoots
5:00-6:00 - Free Time
6:00 - Dinner
7:00 - Worship & Session 5
8:30 - Small Groups
9:15 - Dessert & Free Time

DAY THREE

8:30 - Breakfast
9:00 - Worship & Devotional
10:00 - Quiet Time 
10:30 - Session Two
12:00 - Lunch 
1:00-2:00 - Breakout Session 1.0
2:00-3:00 - Breakout Sessions 2.0
3:45 - Group Photos & Headshots
6:00 - Dinner
7:00 - Worship & Session 3
8:30 - Small Groups
9:15 - Dessert & Free Time

7:15 - Breakfast
8:30 - Departure & Final Goodbyes

8:30 - Breakfast
9:00 - Worship & Devotional
10:00 - Quiet Time 
10:30 - Q&A with leaders
11:45 - Leave for Leavenworth 
12:30-2:00 - Lunch / Exploring 
2:00-4:30 - Photoshoots in Leavenworth 
4:30 - 6:00 - Free Time
6:00 - Dinner
7:00 - Worship & Session 3
8:30 - Small Groups
9:15 - Dessert & Free Time

DAY FOUR

DEPARTURE DAY:

Words cannot express how God has used the Delight Retreat to impact my life, because the ways are unending. Attending the retreat several times has not only allowed me to hear some of my favorite photographers speak, but also be encouraged, challenged, and mentored by each of them! At the retreat I’ve learned bunches about the business side of things, how to pose couples, and how to love my clients well.

But, in addition to all that, I’ve learned about my worth and identity in Christ in a way that has allowed me to walk confidently in my business. There is seriously something so special about being in an environment where you can talk about photography, business, AND Jesus in the same breath.

 The leaders allow you the freedom to be creative, ask hard questions about business AND life, and then laugh or cry as much as needed. There is truly no other experience like it! If you are questioning whether or not the Delight Retreat is worth the travel or the expense… I can promise you that it is!!

- Erin, Kentucky 

Delight & Be has been the best thing in my life since hot biscuits. When I attended my first retreat, I was lonely and struggling as a creative. I had a photography business, but didn’t know how to grow, how to market, and how to use my skills to better bless and serve people.

We spent a lot of time at the retreat learning how to know and love the Father, how to let Him work through our business and use it to glorify Himself. Here I am 2 years alter, traveling around the United States as a full time wedding photographer and meeting beautiful new Delight sisters each time!

It’s a dream come true and I can’t being to describe the joy in my heart just because I know I would not be the creative, business owner, or daughter of the King that I am without Delight & Be!

— Olivia, Georgia

I didn’t realize how much my soul was starving until I started feeding it. I’ve been in the Word and praying and I love Jesus beyond words, but my soul was lacking some attention. On our first full day together, light flooded into areas of bondage & things I had neglected.

My heart was heavy from the weightiness of it all but it was so good at the same time. By the next day, after prayer and many conversations with my new friends and the leaders, I was able to surrender these things to Jesus and felt so incredibly free from the chains I used to be bound to.

— Emelina, Pennsylvania 

I’ve never felt more welcomed and loved in my life than being at the Delight Retreat. The worship was incredible and the teachers spoke so much truth.

The individual devotional time reminded me of how important it is to choose Jesus daily, and that the same God I encountered in the mountains, is the same God back here in my hometown.

I feel so blessed and thankful for my time there, it is something I will cherish forever.

— Kailen, New York

Delight & Be is not just a community for God-given creatives all over the world, it's a home/lifestyle for creative woman who continue to seek Christ and truth within their business and that's something you won't be able to find anywhere else, except within Delight & Be. 

Being a part of Delight is an absolute privilege to me. Having to be a part of such an incredible group of young women who not only have the ability to inspire those around them, but radiate such joy and passion through God. The first day I was introduced to Delight, I knew right then from there I was home. I was welcomed with open arms and genuine love. Delight & Be is pure, real, and overflowing with Godly spirit.

— Ivy Christina, Minnesota 

WHAT DELIGHT GIRLS ARE SAYING

Watch the video to get a sneak peak into our 2018 retreat and hear what some of our attendees shared about their time at the Delight Retreat!

We can’t think of a better way to invest in your business than 4 days with some of top leaders in the industry! These leaders are fully invested in coming alongside you & your business, whether it's talking about pricing or giving feedback on your website or portfolio- they desire to see you thrive! Fun fact, this experience can be counted as a tax write-off!

You'll spend 5 days at the beautiful Leavenworth Lodge with 25 fellow creatives, plus a dozen leaders. We worship, pray, make art, talk business, and get deep together. Each day is structured with a focus on growing spiritually, Meals provided.

The Delight Retreat is for young women, ages 16-22 who are seeking Jesus, photography, and community. Our heart is to teach you how to run a profitable photography business while focusing on what truly matters and living out your calling as a daughter of God.

WHY SHOULD I INVEST?

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

WHO IS IT FOR?

frequently asked questions

frequently asked questions

The retreat begins on Thursday evening. You will need to fly into Wenatchee, WA (EAT) Thursday, April 25th arriving on the 7:15PM flight. This will be the only time airport shuttle is available. Tickets for departure need to be Monday morning, April 29th, on the 12:05PM flight.

Upon registration, we will send you information with further details about weather, clothing, and other items of necessity to bring with you. Along with adding you to our event community so you can begin connecting with your fellow leaders and attendees. 

Our anthem around Delight & Be is come as you are. Our alumni will be quick to tell you all about how instantly you feel like you belong and how within a few hours, the strangers you just met feel a lot like friends you've had forever.  And we promise to greet you with big hugs!

WHERE DO I FLY INTO?

WHAT DO I PACK?

WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW ANYONE?

Investment

Early Bird Registration: 
available through December 4, 2019
$875

Early Bird Registration Payment Plan: 
available through December 4, 2019
$350 deposit, with three remaining payments of $175 due by March 1st

Standard Registration:
$995


A non-refundable deposit of $350 is due upon registration, with the remaining deposits due by March 1st.

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