Hope.Dream.Love Photo Workshop

My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. When I got the call, I was devastated. I was scared, sad, and full of emotion. I was in a foreign country when I got the call, which made it that much harder. I wanted to be close to her so bad. I needed to give her a hug and tell her everything will be okay. 

Fast forward almost a year and she is done with chemo and the cancer looks like it is all gone. Thank GOD.

As I was sitting with my mom during a chemo treatment, I was reading a message that a good friend of mine sent me encouraging my mother and I to stay strong. She lost he mother to cancer and it was heartbreaking. I can't even imagine. She sent my mother and I shirts made in honor of her mother that said "Don't wait too long". 

I sat down and wrote in my journal and made a list of the things I wanted to do with my mom. Things I didn't want to wait too long to do...

Paris. This has always been a dream of my moms. Taking me to Paris and having the mother-daughter adventure of a lifetime. 

I decided I would make it happen. I asked around, and my friends & fellow photographers blew me away with their support. We would celebrate her chemo completion, wait for her body to get better, then surprise her with this gift!

I decided to use my gifts and the gifts of others to teach a photography workshop to raise the money for us to make this trip happen. 

So... here it goes!

There will be 2 workshops. One in Missoula, MT and one in Billings, MT. We still need to work out the final details, but here is the plan:

Billings Workshop: January 10th & 11th, 2015. 
Day 1: 9am-4pm Classroom workshop. Teachers: Tracy Moore (myself), Jackie Gannon, Dennis Rogers,  & Jenna Martin. We will go over marketing, specializing, lighting, photoshop & social media. 
Day 2: Shooting, technique & critique workshop. Teachers: Myself, Dennis Rogers & Jackie Gannon. 

Missoula Workshop: January 17th & 18th, 2015.
Day 1: 9am-4pm Classroom workshop. Teachers: Myself, Jackie Gannon, Jeremiah & Rachel Spray & Dennis Rogers.  We will go over marketing, specializing, lighting, photoshop & social media.
Day 2: Shooting, technique & critique workshop. Teachers: Myself, Dennis Rogers & Jackie Gannon.

Cost: 
Day 1 (classroom): $349 - Early bird: $279
Day 2 (shooting): $229 Early bird: $179
Both Days: $549, Early bird extra special $379

Early Bird's must register by 12/15/2014.

Day 1 is limited to 20 attendees. Day 2 is limited to 10.

Funds raised on this page will be used for:
$7,000- Paris Trip
$1,000- Marketing Costs
$900- percent taken out of total raised by gofundme. 
$2,000- workshop costs (paper, food, room rentals)
The remainder will be split up by the workshop teachers to thank them for being so generous and donating their time & knowledge for my mom and I to have our dream trip. 


  • April Douglas  
    • $99 
    • 76 mos
  • Pamela Dunn Parrish 
    • $100 
    • 77 mos
  • Pamela Dunn Parrish 
    • $179 
    • 77 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 77 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $199 
    • 77 mos
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Organizer

Tracy Moore 
Organizer
Billings Metropolitan Area, MT
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