LARA JADE - Lara Jade is a fashion photographer who currently resides in New York City. She grew up in Staffordshire, England where she discovered her interest in photography in her early teens. She later moved to London to pursue fashion photography full-time before making NYC her home in 2011. Influenced by playful and feminine narratives, Lara enjoys creating photo shoots with a cinematic approach. Her current clients include Elle Singapore, Tatler Hong Kong, Harrods, Material Girl and Nanette Lepore.
EMILY SOTO - Emily Soto is a fashion photographer who currently resides in New York City. Growing up in the small town of Sylva, North Carolina, Soto began her career after finishing her bachelors degree and moving to San Diego, California. Soto emanates with her distinct visionary and romantic style characterized by a perennial stream of emotively captivating, artistically adept, visual pieces. Her current clients include Escape Watches, Claire Pettibone, Boutique 1861, Leanne Marshall and Lillian West.
WHY CREATE RETREAT?
We met on set at a CreativeLIVE workshop in 2014 called 'Modern Womens Portraiture'. After spending a day together we realised we had very similar journeys and methods. After the workshop we remained in constant contact and became good friends. We both believe creating creative friendships empower women in business and encourage growth and positivity in the commercial and fashion industry. Create Retreat was started after conversing with one another about a joint workshop venture that features these values and encourages growth and creativity. The retreat was the answer. There are many workshops out there - this isn't a workshop, it's an opportunity to create in beautiful surroundings, make friends and feel like you are leaving fully recharged and ready to take your business to the next level. We want to invite you along for the journey - let's create something great together.