A Four-Month Mastermind for
Female Photographers:

Nurture Your Roots so your Business Can Rise

Get on the waitlist

A Four-Month Mastermind for
Female Photographers:

Nurture Your Roots so your Business Can Rise

Get on the waitlist

want to thrive

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

build a business that fits your definition of success, not everyone else's

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.

Get on the waitlist

heart and business.

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.


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

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

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."


The theme of month one is Successful Start . Together, we will learn how to set goals, priorities and boundaries to build your business with intention. This month we will learn from a guest speaker and do a deep dive into setting boundaries and systems to help, which will be the perfect start to our time together. Month one will also include a teaching from me, a Q&A call, and a book club meeting all focused around the monthly theme.

Book Club Reading (Books are Included!)

1 Guest Speaker Each Month

Monthly Themes to Truly Move the Needle

Weekly Zoom Calls for 4 months

Month One

The theme of month two is Mindset and Abundance. We will learn how to gain confidence and beat imposter syndrome through mindset work. This month we will learn from a guest speaker and do a deep dive into money mindset and abundance. Month two 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

The theme of month three is Business Sustainability. We will learn about casting a vision for our businesses, combating burnout, and getting help. This month we will learn from a guest speaker and do a deep dive into overcoming seasons of deep burnout. 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

The theme of month four is Business with Heart. We will learn how to put everything together to build a business that works for you and your life. This month we will learn from a guest speaker and do a deep dive into marketing from the heart. 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 four

mastermind details

Amazing Swag!

Private Facebook Group (Hello, Community!)

Voxer Hours For 1:1 Coaching with Sabrina

BONUS: Access to ALL past Guest Speaker Presentations from each of the past runs 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 a Thursday
  • Day one includes a chef-prepared dinner, drinks, community building and setting our intentions for retreat weekend.

Dream-Casting and Creating Action Plans

Portfolio Reviews

1 Outdoor Family Session 

2 In-Home Lifestyle Family Sessions 

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 in-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.
  • That evening, we will shoot an outdoor family session.
  • After the session, we will have dinner on the town while learning all about creativity and capturing connection.

Day two

  • Our morning kicks off early with a private yoga class.
  • Around mid-morning, we will photograph another in-home family session to build that portfolio.
  • After lunch, we will take some time to ourselves to rest and reflect on the retreat property.
  • That evening, 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.

day four

retreat details

Lots. Of. Fellowship.


Private Yoga Session

All Meals and Lodging are INCLUDED!

Date and Location:
To Be Announced

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

Shoot New Images for Your Portfolio

Take a peek inside the retreat!

(sample retreat schedule)

(This was from the 2023 Washington, DC retreat)

✔️ 4 months of weekly learning in Mastermind
✔️ Facebook group for live Q&A and support
✔️ 3-day in-person retreat 
✔️ 5 Guest Teachers
✔️ Voxer office hours for 1:1 coaching
✔️BONUS: Replays of all past Guest Educators
✔️PIF BONUS: 1-on-1 Call with Sabrina!
✔️PIF BONUS: Access to course, The Aligned Photographer

Pay in Full or
Payment Plans Available

Retreat Included


Online Only

✔️ Perfect if you Don't want to travel OR not a photographer
✔️ 4 Months Of Weekly Learning In Mastermind
✔️ Facebook group for live Q&A and support
✔️ 5 Guest Teachers
✔️ Voxer office hours for 1:1 coaching
✔️BONUS: Replays of all past Guest Educators
✔️PIF BONUS: 1-On-1 Call With Sabrina!
✔️PIF BONUS: Access To Course, The Aligned Photographer


Pay in Full or
Payment Plans Available

2 options to choose from:

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."



More from past groups...



When does Root to Rise start?

No. 1

The next Root to Rise kicks off July 2024. BUT, you don't have to wait until then to get started - I have you covered! As soon as 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. If you choose the pay-in-full option, you will get immediate (and FREE!) 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, even if it's before we officially kick off in July - think of this time together as a jumping-off point for you!

Plus, there will likely be some other good things happening before July 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 1 or 2, 60-75 minute Zoom calls every week. 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 Office Hours weekly where people can pop in and ask me questions and get immediate 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 the in-person retreat. All your monthly reading materials are included. In addition to all the lodging, food and yoga at the retreat. 

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

You can totally choose the full experience with the retreat OR just the online only portion of the mastermind.

Of course, the full experience with the online calls AND the in-person retreat will have the greatest transformation. Because more time spend = biggest growth.

BUT if you are not a family photographer, not a photographer at all or just are not available for the travel dates, you can choose to just join the online only portion of the mastermind. The 4 months of calls and voxer hours will still give you accountability and immense growth. 

 You can definitely choose which option is best for you.

Will I get my own room at the retreat?

No. 6

You will definitely get your own BED because sleep matters to me. BUT you will likely be sharing a room.

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 old 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 is self-paced and is ideal for photographers in all stages of business.

Root to Rise is a 19-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 beginners. 

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, or send me a DM on Instagram @sabrinagebhardtphotography and I'll get back to you ASAP.

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