Wedding Film Retreat is an all-inclusive wedding filmmaking workshop designed to inspire and rejuvenate with presentations by our speakers, networking with fellow filmmakers, and some adventure thrown in. We want you to leave feeling refreshed, full of knowledge, and ready to tackle your next wedding season.
Ready to relax and learn?
Meet the Speakers
Films by Stanton
My name is Stanton Giles. I used to be a mechanical engineer, but quit to move to Honduras after 2 years of full time work. I quit to find more purpose in life, and to make a long story short, videography fell into my lap during my time away from the states. Now, I get to infuse my passion for travel with wedding videography, and it is the utmost fulfilling thing that I get to do in my life. At the center of it all, the belief that my craft has real purpose and incredible significance is the driving factor behind my insatiable desire to create. The greatest stories on earth are about love, and I wake everyday striving to increase my ability to better tell those tales.
Amber & Garrette Baird
With more than 17 years of experience and over 600 cinematic weddings, Garrette and Amber Baird launched Eyenamics to the consumer and Gear Glasses and Gadgets to the professional. Their balance as a couple ensures creativity to capture and present those powerful moments. With their multifaceted approach of being analytical and emotional, these seasoned pros have been sought after to provide education for filmmakers at conferences such as WPPI, PhotoPlus Expo and beyond. Elevating their craft and contributing to the industry, Garrette & Amber are the ones to watch as they push boundaries in wildly innovative ways, delivering wow factor to every film they create.
Film by PenWeddings, sound design by Ryan Cota.
Freelance sound designer
Ryan started his career in Sound in 2003 as an intern and then recordist and mixer at a premier music studio in Los Angeles. He was mentored by some of the most prolific professionals in the record business, including Bruce Swedien and Al Schmidt. Pivoting to film and TV in 2005, he specializes in ADR and Dialogue and has worked on over 70 feature films and TV shows out of Hollywood. In live sound, he has toured with bands such as the Hollywood Vampires, recorded speeches by religious leaders across the world, and mixed broadcasts for the NBA with the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors. The world of live sound led him to the world of wedding films. He is currently editing dialogue for Grey’s Anatomy and working as a sound editor for Skywalker Sound.
Sarah & Rick Pendergraft
PenWeddings creates timeless wedding films by capturing the experience of marriage in an authentic way. Sarah & Rick Pendergraft have made a name for themselves in the wedding community with their focus on storytelling and raw emotion. Their work has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, People Magazine, and numerous other networks and publications. Since 2010 their films have been recognized with awards from the InFocus Video Event, WEVA, and WPPI, with one judge saying, “This is the film I will remember. These are the people I will remember.” Inspired by real moments, emotions, and people, their films are genuine, artistic, and personal. From the U.S. to Australia, they’ve traveled the world working with couples who are excited to tell their story, and people who are deliriously happy and full of love and life.
Come enjoy the view with us.
What to Expect
Arrive in Puerto Vallarta! We’ll gather at our private villa– Casa Azul Profundo– where we’ll relax and share our first dinner together to get to know one another and prepare for the knowledge-packed days ahead.
Monday will feature two classroom sessions and an evening group activity. You’ll have time to enjoy our two infinity pools between classes and meals.
Tuesday will again feature two sessions and another casual group gathering after dinner. Soak in more time to swim and mingle between sessions and meals.
Time to have fun and relax! We’ll take the whole group into Old Town Puerto Vallarta where you can explore the shops along the river, grab some lunch, and maybe even do a little tequila tasting at the distillery. We’ll also do some hands-on shooting, followed by our final dinner together.
We’ll enjoy our final breakfast together and depart the villa by 11am. (except for those extending their stay)
Only 30 spots available for this retreat!
Trust us, you don’t want to miss it! Check out all of the fun from our previous retreats.