The Roadtripper's retreat is designed for women who want to invest in their business, elevate their hobby, and develop their brand style. They love photography, thrive on being around other creative women, and want to keep investing in their craft no matter where they are on their journey.

It will be a safe place to learn and explore areas of your photography that you want to improve.  It will be a place to share what you love about photography and inspire others with the accomplishments you've already made.   

Fear and self doubt can be crippling
It's a road block on your journey
The Roadtripper's Retreat is an adventure that will set you free

A little about me. When I was a little girl the only thing I wanted to do was become a teacher. When I became a teacher, I knew it was exactly what I was meant to do. I absolutely adored my job. When my daughter was born I picked up a camera and discovered my other greatest passion, and that is photography. Now I'm able to serve, educate, and mentor other photographers on their own journey.

I own a thriving in-demand family, maternity, newborn, portrait and commercial photography business in Atlanta, GA. I am a Tamron Ambassador, the founder of The Roadtrippers Retreat, an educational experience for female photographers, the author of the best selling instructional resource Bringing Home the Story of the Beach. I started my professional photography career in 2010 growing the Marcie Reif Photography brand into the commercial and portrait photography experience it is today. I speak several times a year at conferences around the country, representing major brands and leading other photographers by giving them the confidence and tools to create strong portraits of family and children, as well as motivational strategies on building their photography community.

hello. I'm Marcie.


I came across this retreat and was hesitant about the cost. Kept praying about it and I jumped right in. I can’t even put into words how this has impacted my confidence. It’s intimidating going into something not knowing anyone. Marcie reassured me from the beginning and I trusted her. It’s an experience I’ll never forget. Every detail, even the food and hospitality. I walked away with valuable relationships and a community of photographers from all over. I learned a lot from different aspects. I taught others what I knew, not even realizing I could be a help to others. Marcie did an amazing job on all the details! Adding what I’ve learned and my confidence has given my business the push it needed to continue doing what I love.

“I can't even put into words how this has impacted my confidence.”


I knew I needed to expand my knowledge, but daang I've learned even more than I expected!! As much as I didn't want to experience the end I could wait to get home to execute everything I've learned!! I feel so INSPIRED and a new fire has been lit! Thank you so much Marcie for putting this amazing retreat together. 

“I feel so INSPIRED and a new fire has been lit”


Everybody listen up, this retreat is THE retreat if you're looking to learn more, connect more, reset, relax, and feel inspired, and...RETREAT. Details are everything and Marcie Reif and her team has put their attendees at the focus for this event in every detail. From the education, the food (hello in-home chefs!), the speakers, the ameneties...everything! If you've been thinking about investing in yourself and your photography business, look no further and book it today before it sells out. I give this retreat 10/10 stars.

“Listen up, this retreat is THE retreat”


The Roadtrippers Retreat was amazing. After coming home, today was the first time in a while I woke and was excited! Usually I wake up and know there is work to do, I enjoy it for the most part but today I woke up and my heart was burning, my mind racing a mile a minute, and I felt REALLY EXCITED.

“My heart was burning, my mind racing a mile a minute, and I felt REALLY EXCITED”


I have no words to describe the last few days I spent in Florida with an amazing group of ladies. I traveled for almost 24 hours yesterday so had plenty of time to think of what I was going to say, but still, at am a loss for words. The Roadtrippers Retreat hosted by Marcie Reif was truly incredible. I did not expect, but I experienced the unexpected. An amazing community of talented photographers brought together in Florida just to talk about photography, business, and just life.

“I did not expect but experienced the unexpected”


From the minute I arrive until the moment I left, I was blown away. Your efforts to make this retreat special really showed. Definitely was the best retreat I have ever been too. Thank you so much for everything you did and all that you shared. I learned so much and had a great time. A truly wonderful group of women.

“Defintley the best retreat I have ever been too.”


What a wonderful time! I loved all of the education, the wonderful food and pampering, but most of all, making new friends!

“but most of all making new friends!”


Last year's retreat in Bear Lake was so awesome, I didn't know if it could be topped...but I may have loved this year even more!! the chefs were AMAZING, the session locations were unreal, and the house we stayed at all together was incredible. I loved getting to know all of the attendees and being able to learn from Marcie! My cup is full! Such an incredible experience and I'm already looking forward to the next one!!

“The session locations were unreal!”


Where to even begin. I have reflected numerous times on this trip. I signed up still shooting in auto. You were kind enough to have a zoom meeting with me and it motivated me to learn manual. I came in as a person who shot primarily landscape. I was a little nervous to go and finding out everyone had their own businesses was a little intimidating at first but everyone was so nice and I was there to learn so it was fine. Kim and Shalonda were also incredible additions! I appreciated their insight and mentorship immensely. There is just something you get from in person learning versus learning online. I’ve reached out to a few in the group afterwards and have done a few family photos since. Nothing huge but it has pushed me to a different level. 
The details of the retreat and the well thought out planning really showed. 

“There is just something you get from in person learning versus learning online.”


Making sure that your expectations are exceeded is the number one reason I bring a team with me to every Roadtrippers Retreat. Every single team member will make sure that your experience is top notch and all your needs are met. Each and everyone of them will be memorable to you and make this retreat extra special for you.  

Branding Photographers

Kristyna & Katie

Guest Speaker

Kim Bear

Lead Educator & Host

Marcie reif

the people that make it all happen

Meet the team


Matt & Anne Marie

where the magic happens

the House

Choose Your Room

Expect the Luxuries of a Retreat

time for rest and relaxation

luxurious house with beautiful views

Snacks, drinks, and Treats Galore

Chef prepared meals

Google defines a luxury retreat as an "indulgence in and enjoyment of rich, comfortable, and sumptuous living" which is what we plan to deliver to you while you are here! We will have a hostess team that will take care of everything so you don't have too!

Expect the Unexpected

Luxuries to be included

Each speaker that does a shootout with you will edit their images with you afterwards. 

Edit with the Pros

You will experience at least 3 hands-on shooting experiences with the speakers and some will include models. 

Shoot Outs

The speakers will present breakout sessions on specific topics. These will be presentation style classes.

Breakout Sessions

What you can expect.

As a group we will work on editing some of our images together. This will be a time to get one on one help with the speakers.

Group Editing

As a group we will review anonymous images together. We will highlight the strengths and weaknesses we see.  

Group Portfolio Reviews

You have the opportunity to chat with any of the speakers during the breaks and downtime.

One on One Support

The Details 

October 21-24, 2024 | Torrey, UTAH
capitol reef national park

The Roadtrippers retreat will take place in Torrey, Utah from October 21st -24th. 

We will be right next to Capitol Reef National Park, and this is where we will do most of our shooting.

The retreat will start at 5pm on Monday October 21st and end at 10am on Thursday October 24th.

*For many attendees who will be flying in, Salt Lake City will be the closest airport. We will provide transportation from Salt Lake City on Monday Oct 21st to the retreat, and back to the airport on Thursday October 24th when the retreat ends. 

Because most of us will be in Salt Lake City on Sunday night October 20th we have added on a bonus shoot and dinner experience. See below for details!

Our home base for Sunday October 20th will be:
Embassy Suites Salt Lake West Valley
3524 Market St,
West Valley City, UT 84119

4:30pm Leave for the shoot at Salt Air and dinner.

This is an add on experience that you will purchase separately for $200. You will book the hotel on your own.

Transportation is provided from the hotel to the shoot out + dinner, and then back to the hotel.

Monday October 21st

We will have breakfast at the hotel and check out at noon and leave for the house in Torrey, Utah. Transportation will also be provided for you from the hotel to the house. This is a 3.5 hr drive. 

12:00pm Leave the hotel and drive to Torrey, Utah

4:00pm Check in to the house

Thursday October 24th

After an amazing retreat we will depart at 9:30am from the house and drive to the SLC airport. We will have you to the airport hopefully no later than 1:30pm.

9:30am Leave the house

1:30pm arrive at Salt Lake City Airport

Schedule all flights home no earlier than 4pm. 

Trasportation and Additional Shootout on Sunday night!

Sunday OCtober 20th -
Bonus Day in Salt Lake City


Sunday October 20th Salt lake city - add on experience

October 21-24, 2024
The Roadtrippers Retreat - Torrey, Utah

If you're flying into Salt Lake City, book your room for Sunday October 20th at the
Embassy Suites West Valley, Utah.
3524 South Market Street
West Valley City, Utah 84119 USA

We will roadtrip from the hotel on Monday back to the airport on Thursday.
We will leave the hotel Monday October 21st at 12:00pm and return you to the airport on Thursday October 24th by 1:30pm

Sunday October 20th
Embassy Suites West Valley, Utah

we will leave at 4:30pm and return after dinner to the hotel.


dinner is included aftewards

Styled family session shoot

This amazing add on will take place the night before the Retreat begins on Sunday October 20th. Transportation will be provided for you to and from the Embassy Suites West Valley, UT.

Salt Air Styled Shoot + Dinner


We have 8 spots available(with only 1 left!). Sign up today! A $1000 deposit will be due to secure your spot if you choose a payment plan. 

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