A Four-Month Mastermind for
Female Photographers:

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Nurture Your Roots so your
business can rise

Level Up Your Heart-Led Business
and Cultivate a Life of Ease

Running a successful photography business doesn't have to mean sacrificing family time to shoot or easing up on your boundaries to say YES all the time.

You can be financially successful as a photographer, and you don't have to live in a perpetual state of hustle to make it happen.

It may seem like a dream to have a thriving business and serve your clients from a place of ease, rest and gratitude.

 But I promise you it is possible. 
Let me show you how.

i'm ready for this

Clients say YES to your offers, but you feel overwhelmed, overworked, and underpaid, making each session you take one step closer to burnout

You're ready to take your business to the next level, but you're too stuck in the client hustle to have time to think like a CEO

Comparison across social media lurks in the background all too often, making you feel less confident in the work you're creating

You feel like you are spread too thin in both life and business, and managing your calendar is a chore you dread

What would it feel like to run a successful photography business that fills your cup, instead of depletes you?

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You felt affirmed in your service offerings, your ideal client, and your boundaries and only said YES to clients who fit your creative dreams

You possessed a clear vision and practical steps to finally run the business of your dreams 

You felt confident in serving your clients and your community with your business and your art

You leaned into self-care as a priority instead of an afterthought by creating ease in your business and life

heart and business.

This Sounds Dreamy

No one teaches photographers how to

As an educator and photographer myself,
That's why I created Root to Rise

In our 4 months together, you will shift your business to achieve sustainable success while affirming your uniqueness and your priorities.

You will experience deep, intentional education, an intimate community, explosive growth and a luxury, in-person retreat.

You will crystallize your vision for the future of your business AND develop a practical plan of action for how to get there.

You will shoot fresh, lifestyle family imagery to market your business and attract more clients who want the emotive images you're creating.

You will view self-care as foundational to your success as a business owner and feel a renewed dedication to care for yourself with intention.

You will share space with a tight-knit group of supportive women who are invested in you and your future.

The Mastermind & Retreat is about both

Because they go hand in hand.

build a better life that leads to a better business.

Part Mastermind // Part Retreat

Grow a business, and a life,
that's destined to thrive.

want to thrive


mallory shelton

I enjoyed having accountability with setting goals and working towards them! Breaking down those goals in bite size pieces and accomplishing them successfully was incredible. We walked through our photography businesses together weekly and supported each other along the way. Sabrina encourages each of us individually in just the specific way we need. 

"It has truly changed my business."

kristen howell

I loved taking the time weekly to think about the bigger stuff in my business... I get caught up in the shooting and editing too often. Plus the retreat was so fun, helpful,  relaxing and I learned so much! But I didn't leave exhausted, I left refreshed and with new friendships.

"I gained clarity in my business."


Where Business Success Meets Personal Growth

root to rise will show you that it is possible to...

Create work you are consistently proud of while only working with ideal clients

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Hit that elusive 6-figure income mark while taking time for yourself weekly

Create a thriving business while shooting fewer sessions than last year

Build a photography business that is unique and stands out from the crowd


Say No to opportunities that don't serve you to make time for what matters to you

Say No to weekend sessions so you can prioritize building personal relationships

Stop shooting too many sessions and feel more balanced in your work and in your life

Stop taking the shots "everyone else" is doing and focus on creating the imagery you crave

I’m Sabrina! I’ve been photographing families for almost 13 years, and after building the photography business of my dreams, I now help photographers do the same.

But like many business owners, once I experienced what “success” felt like – memory cards that were always full and an editing queue was stacked sky-high – it didn’t take long before what I felt on the inside didn't match what success looked like on paper. I was drowning. I was burned out. I was depressed.

And here’s the thing: I still see this same scenario happening all day every day. As women, we pour into our businesses and our family until we are completely depleted and stuck.

After a LOT of work on myself and my business, I came out the other side, honing my version of success with my business in a better place than I ever imagined. And now, inside Root to Rise, my signature, high-touch mastermind coaching program, I teach photographers just like you how to chart their own success in this industry. This means building a business that is successful on the outside and on the inside.

Let me teach you how to balance your business and your well-being so that you can level-up your business and your life.

sara mcmillian

Learning from Sabrina was the best gift I gave myself. She is a real, honest, and wonderful mentor. One of my biggest takeaways was raising my prices because I have a whole new confidence and understanding of my worth and value. Root to Rise was hands down the best investment of my year.

"I have a new understanding of my worth and value."


This month we will focus on a Successful Start . Together, we will learn how to define success, set goals, and create a plan of action to actually reach them this year. This month we will learn from Sara Gillis and do a deep dive into email marketing for success. Month one will also include a teaching from me, two co-working calls, and a book club meeting.

i'm ready

Book Club Reading (Books are Included!)

4 Coaching calls from Industry Experts

Monthly Themes to Truly Move the Needle

Weekly Zoom Calls for 4 months

Month One

Month four is all about Mindset and Abundance. We will learn how to gain confidence, beat imposter syndrome and money mindset. This month we will learn about Money Mindset from my own personal financial coach Kelly Marshall.  Month four will also include a teaching session from me, a Q&A call, and a book club meeting all focused around the monthly theme.

Month two

Month two is all about Business Sustainability. We will learn about boundaries and navigating balance. This month we will learn from systems expert Colie James all about Tech Hacks and Systems to support business. Month three will also include a teaching session from me, a Q&A call, and a book club meeting all focused around the monthly theme.

Month three

In month three we are focusing on Marketing Your Magic. We will learn how think marketing our business through aligned content creation. This month we will learn from social media expert, Jaiden Robinson of The Rave Social, and learn to create social media content from a place of ease. Month three will also include two teaching sessions from me, a co-working call, and a book club meeting all focused around the monthly theme.

Month four

mastermind details

Amazing Swag!

Private Facebook Group (Hello, Community!)

1:1 Voxer Access to Sabrina

BONUS: Access to ALL Guest Speaker Presentations from the past rounds of Root to Rise!


erica grandin

I realized that my business can be exactly what I want it to be. It doesn't have to look like anyone else's business. I can make all my own rules, boundaries, and goals that fit into what I need in my life right now. Plus, I loved the instant community of amazing women and the highlight was definitely the in-person retreat!

"An amazing community of women."

kellie llewellyn

I made so many positive changes in my business during the mastermind including finally offering Travel Sessions (a long time dream of mine)! Anything Sabrina teaches is a MUST have. The accountability & guidance she offers is priceless. 

"The accountability and guidance are priceless."

  • The Retreat kicks off at 4PM on Thursday, September 12th!
  • Day one includes a chef-prepared dinner, drinks, community building and setting our intentions for retreat weekend.

i'm ready, sign me up!

Dream-Casting and Creating Action Plans

Portfolio Reviews

2 In-Home Lifestyle Family Sessions and 1 family sunset outdoor session

Day One

  • The morning begins with a lesson on how to run an in-home family session. 
  • Around mid-morning, we will photograph a real family at their home.
  • After lunch, it's portfolio review time, where we'll strategize and create a plan of action to shoot those images you're dreaming of.
  • At sunset, we will do an outdoor family session led by guest expert, Angela Doran.
  • After the session, we will have dinner on the town.

Day two

  • Our morning kicks off early with a private yoga class.
  • After yoga, we will photograph a family at home.
  • After lunch, we will work together in a true mastermind fashion so that each attendee leaves the retreat with a plan to move forward with their big goals.
  • Afterwards, we will enjoy another chef-prepared meal and share space together for open Q&A.

day three

  • The morning will include group headshots around the retreat property. 
  • After a brief wrap-up, the retreat closes at 10AM on Sunday, September 15th.

day four

retreat details

Lots. Of. Fellowship.


Private Yoga Session

All Meals and Lodging are INCLUDED!

September 12-15, 2024
seattle, Washington

(Travel to the location is your only added expense!)

Shoot New Images for Your Portfolio

sample schedule from past retreats

Take a peek inside a past retreat.

(Footage from Washington, DC retreat)

Join us at our Seattle, Washington venue!

Photographer, Systems Expert, Podcaster and Dubsado Guru, Colie, will teach us how to use tech to save time and effort.

A sneak peek into the guest educators
for Root to Rise 2024!

"Tech Hacks And Systems for Sustainability"

Colie James

Jaiden of The Rave Social, will teach us about problem/solution awareness and creating content that sells.

"Social media that sells"

Jaiden robinson

Financial Coach and Bookkeeper, Kelly will teach us money mindset for abundance and growth.

"Money Mindset"

Kelly Marshall

Family Photographer, Angela will join us as a Guest Speaker in September AND leading an outdoor session at the Seattle retreat.

"Outdoor Family Session"

Angela Doran

Copywriter, Sara will join us as a Guest Speaker teaching us about writing emails to connect with our audience.

"Email Marketing"

Sara Gillis

✔️ 4 months of weekly learning in Mastermind
✔️ Facebook group for live Q&A and support
✔️ 3-day in-person retreat in Seattle, Washington
✔️ 5 Guest Teachers
✔️ 1:1 Voxer office hours
✔️BONUS: Replays of all past Guest Educators
✔️BONUS: Access to The Aligned Photographer Course
✔️Pay in Full  BONUS: 1-On-1 Call With Sabrina!

ONLY 3 spots LEFT

Only 3 spots Left!


Retreat Included

Payment options Starting at $550

no travel

same growth but
skip the retreat


Online Only

✔️ 4 Months Of Weekly Learning In Mastermind
✔️ Facebook group for live Q&A and support
✔️ No Travel!
✔️ 5 Guest Teachers
✔️ 1:1 Voxer office hours 
✔️ BONUS: Replays of all Guest Educators
✔️ BONUS: Access To The Aligned Photographer Course
✔️ Pay In Full BONUS: 1-On-1 Call With Sabrina!

limited spots

multiple payment options available

natasha sewell

Sabrina has created an experience like no other. I’ve grown as a photographer and a human. I’m walking away with skills I never expected to gain from Root to Rise. I feel more confident and better grounded. 

"An experience like no other."


4 Core Components of Root to Rise

Not interested in the retreat? Or not available to travel during the retreat dates? Online-only spots are an option. And I can promise you will still get SO MUCH out of the experience from the teachings, the accountability and the 1:1 coaching during Voxer hours. 

Still on the fence about whether Root to Rise is for YOU? Well, hop on down from there, and let's chat!

Feel free to peruse the FAQs below, and then, if you still have questions, send me an email. I'd love to discuss my heart for Root to Rise and help you determine if this round is a good fit for you!

read the faqs

Don't Delay:
Only 8 retreat spots!


More from past participants...

✔️ 4 months of weekly learning in Mastermind
✔️ Facebook group for live Q&A and support
✔️ 3-day in-person retreat in Seattle, Washington
✔️ 5 Guest Teachers
✔️ 1:1 Voxer office hours 
✔️ BONUS: Replays of all past Guest Educators
✔️ BONUS: Access to The Aligned Photographer Course
✔️Pay in Full  BONUS: 1-On-1 Call With Sabrina!

only 3 spots LEFT



Retreat Included

Payment Options starting at $550

no travel



Online Only

✔️ 4 Months Of Weekly Learning In Mastermind
✔️ Facebook group for live Q&A and support
✔️ No Travel!
✔️ 5 Guest Teachers
✔️ 1:1 Voxer office hours
✔️ BONUS: Replays of all past Guest Educators
✔️ BONUS: Access To The Aligned Photographer Course
✔️ Pay In Full BONUS: 1-On-1 Call With Sabrina!

limited spots

multiple payment options available

Hear from real alumni about why this progam is a game-changer

"I have been in business 10 years and I don't think I've taken a more thorough program."

- Angela Doran, RTR 2022 Alumni

"It doesn't matter if you've been in business 3 years or 13, this program is valuable and tailored to you."

- Christine Dammann, RTR 2022, 2023, 2024 Alumni

"I was super happy with my business before but it's on point now... This has gotten me to the next level."

- Danielle Miranda 2023  Alumni

"Never before have I gotten a return on investment like I have in Root to Rise."

- Kim Mimeles, RTR 2023 Alumni

"I went into this investment nervous and the experience has been beyond worth it...It's been life-changing. I'm more motivated and energized than I have been in a long time ."

- Nancy Drescher 2023, 2024 Alumni

"Sabrina has such an incredible way of making you feel seen and heard and gives you a safe space to ask all the questions."

- Cheyenne Morris, RTR 2022, 2023, 2024 Alumni

"Having 1:1 Voxer conversations with Sabrina is invaluable."

- Kellie Llewellyn, 2022, 2023, 2024  Alumni

"I can't emphasize the community portion of this program enough."

- Genevieve Arjal 2023  Alumni



When does Root to Rise start?

No. 1

This round of Root to Rise kicks off in July 2024. BUT, you don't have to wait until then to get started - I have you covered! Very soon after you join, a few things will happen:

1. You will be added to the Root to Rise private Facebook group, so that the community building can begin.

2. You will get immediate self-study access to The Aligned Photographer course to help you dive in to preparing your business for our time together.

3. Pay-in-full members will also have access to Sabrina's  schedule for your 1:1 call. Feel free to schedule this call at anytime.

Trust me: making this commitment to yourself and your business now will give you such peace of mind, knowing that 2024 is poised for incredible growth for you!

What is the weekly time commitment?

No. 2

Honestly, this will vary from person to person. The only "official" commitment will be a 60-75 minute Zoom call every week (some weeks there are 2 calls). Each week, you'll also have an additional opportunity to participate in Voxer office hours, should you need them. We will also be reading one book per month together (audio versions welcome!). Finally, while there won't be official homework assignments, you will definitely find work that needs to be done both personally and in your business.

What are Voxer hours?

No. 3

Voxer is a fabulous app. I am literally obsessed and have daily conversations with my bff through it.

The app is completely free and allows you to send long messages (up to 15 minutes!) directly to someone. I will hold specific Office Hours where people can pop in and ask me questions and get  feedback. These conversations are private and won't be shared with the entire group, unless you and I decide together that they would be beneficial to share.

Of course, if this doesn't sound like your jam, you can totally skip it, as it is not required to participate in Root to Rise.

Will I need to invest in anything else to complete this program successfully?

No. 4

The only definite additional expense you will have is getting yourself to Seattle, Washington for the in-person retreat. All your monthly reading materials are included. In addition to all the lodging, food and yoga at the retreat. If you purchased an online-only seat then you will not have any other expenses.

There might be a few things that you are "talked into" getting for yourself or your business, because women are good at sharing their love for things. BUT, these recommendations are optional!

Do I have to commit to both the Mastermind and the In-Person Retreat? Can I just do one or the other?

No. 5

There are two options when you join.

Option one is a full-participation seat that includes both the retreat and online coaching for 4 months. Due to lodging space restrictions, there are only 8 spots available.

Option two is an online-only participation seat. This includes all the goodness that comes with 4 months of coaching (calls, facebook, guest teacher and voxer hours. In this option there is NO travel or retreat component. There are only 10 online spots.

At this time, joining a retreat-only seat with no online participation is not an option.

Will I get my own room at the retreat?

No. 6

You will definitely get your own bed, but probably not your own room. The room layouts available for attendees include:

Bedroom 1: 1 Queen
Bedroom 2: 2 Twins
Bedroom 3: 1 Queen, 2 bunks (5 beds)

Bedroom assignments will be made in order of joining. If you want to attend with a friend and request to be in the same room, just let me know, and I will do my best to accommodate.

Sleep is SUPER important to me that is why I made sure that all sleeping arrangements are true beds, not futons, air mattresses or sleeper sofas.

How do I know if this is the right investment for me?

No. 7

Do any of these apply to you?
  • You have been in business for at least a year or two.
  • You are struggling to balance life and business.
  • You don't think being an entrepreneur is all it is cracked up to be.
  • You aren't creating art that makes your heart happy.
  • You are ready to put in the time and work to build a business and a life that fits your needs.
  • You want to create a business that looks and feels like you and not everyone else.
If so, then Root to Rise is for you!

How is this experience different than The Aligned Photographer course?

No. 8

The Aligned Photographer is an online, 7 module course that focuses on different business and marketing principles each week. The Aligned Photographer includes one Zoom call per month and is ideal for photographers in all stages of business.

Root to Rise is a 17-week, completely immersive experience. It includes weekly calls, guest speakers, reading 4 books together, an in-person retreat, shooting live sessions together, portfolio reviews, and so much more.

The materials covered in Root to Rise are meant to help you level up your business. This program is not intended for someone who is not in business yet. 

This is a big investment. How do I know it is the right one for my business?

No. 9

You are right - it is a big investment, and I get that it can feel very scary. I have been there before.

In my experience, the more I have invested in something for my business, the higher the return on investment was for me. The very first time I spent thousands of dollars on an educational experience was the year that changed the trajectory of my business. Literally. And after 13 years, that statement still holds true.
When I drop a few hundred dollars on something, I get a little out of it, but when I make a bigger investment, I go all in, and drastic changes are made. Let's chat about if Root to Rise is for you!

Still have questions?

No. 10

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have so you can determine if this experience is right for you! Email me at sabrina@sabrinagebhardt.com, and I'll get back to you ASAP.

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