"Wow wow wow I just spent the week stuffing my face with popcorn, laughing uncontrollably with old and new friends and learning a million handfuls of information about this art that I have fallen in love with. @alpinenorthwest was hands down one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Here’s to 2018, a year of all things new and creative. 💃🏼Also shoutout to @indiaearl@wynwiley@jordanvoth and @noellejohnsun for being theeeee best teachers and friends. ❤️ miss all you Alpine people already."
-Ali Atcherof - Alpine Elite: January 2018
"Coming into this week, a week in the North Cascades, in SO much snow (something I don’t have much experience with), with incredibly talented instructors and women, I was intimidated. I was scared of comparison, and feeling I would have to fight to be at the top and learn. But WOW wow wow was I seriously so wrong. I’m leaving this week as one of the best weeks of my life, feeling extremely grateful, humbled, and changed. Working, encouraging, and being literally built up by 40 talented women and the best in the business, I can’t believe this is my life. I can’t believe I get to do something I’m seriously so freaking passionate about with amazingly supportive and talented people to encourage and teach along the way. I’m leaving this thinking honestly WHAT IS LIFE."
-Danni Purington - Alpine Elite: January 2018
"Returning home from @alpinenorthwest with all the feels. I'm inspired and fulfilled, while simultaneously feeling drained and broken down, ready to be built back up. But over the past few days I have worked and learned alongside the MOST AMAZING group of badass ladies, and incredibly talented and caring instructors and team. Coming away from this experience, I feel like I've gained so much more than knowledge. For the first time I feel a sense of belonging and support in the photography community. So if any of you ladies made it this far, I miss you all already, and you're all, WE'RE all worth it."
-Raelee Wattenberg - Alpine Elite: January 2018
"Alpine Northwest destination workshop exceeded my wildest dreams. I expected to learn and take some amazing photos but I did not expect to walk into such an amazing community of woman who constantly encouraged and uplifted each other. In this industry, the community and encouragement can be lacking so it was amazing to experience such support while being there and even developing amazing friendships because of the workshop. Not only did I form an amazing community but I learned a lot too. I typed up 12 pages of notes during the lectures and by the time I got home was already re-doing my welcome packet and website to make it connect more with my ideal wedding clients. This workshop really has it all great community, food, photoshoots, and lectures. It was the best thing I could have done for my business this year! It has inspired me to find joy in my work again and to always try new things no matter how scary they may seem at the time. I cannot wait to sign up for another Alpine workshop in the future."
-Jana Contreras - Destinations Joshua Tree: March 2018