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Exclusive Western Portrait Photography Retreat in Montana


Dates: July 28th- August 1st, 2024

Location: Skyline Guest Ranch, Cooke City, Montana 

Pricing: $3,800 per photographer 

Activity Level: High


Skyline Guest Ranch is collaborating with Amanda Tonagel Photography to offer a luxury all-inclusive, photographers' retreat in the Beartooth Mountains of southeast Montana! This exclusive retreat combines the adventure and relaxation of a Skyline vacation package with four portrait style planned photoshoots, personalized experiences, and networking opportunities! We are excited to welcome photographers to visit the ranch for four days of horseback riding, fishing, hiking, sightseeing, and of course- photography!

This retreat is limited to seven photographers.  


  • Private Accommodations at Skyline Guest Ranch

  • All Meals 

  • Full-Day Horseback Ride & Fly-fishing Trip in Yellowstone National Park

  • Four Planned Portrait Styled Photoshoots in the Beartooth Mountains

  • Photographer Headshot Swap Opportunity 

  • Full Itinerary of unique activities and experiences including fly-fishing lessons, horseback riding, kayaking, ATVing, hiking, etc. 

  • No Formal Education Components, just Collaborative Learning

        *Guide gratuities, alcoholic beverages, and airport transportation are not included

Listed below is a tentative itinerary for the retreat:


Day 1

Check-In & Welcome Dinner

Check into your amazing lodge accommodations during your stay at Skyline Guest Ranch! Private guest rooms are comfortable, cozy and feature private bathrooms. Join us for a welcome dinner and stories around the campfire!


Day 2

Cameras, Creeks, & Kayaks

Wake up for a sunrise horseback ride to a remote photoshoot in the Bearooth Mountains. After snapping some pictures enjoy a day of kayaking, fly-fishing lessons, and riding. Return to the ranch for dinner and relaxation before a stylized sunset shoot.


Day 3

Sights & Shutters

Begin the day with an ATV ride to the location of a sunrise shoot. Grab a sack lunch and spend the day exploring  the old mining roads and wildflower meadows. Return to the ranch and clean up in time for an opportunity to get an updated headshot from fellow photographers. Enjoy dinner followed by a final sunset photoshoot.


Day 4

Explore Yellowstone

Today YOU become the cowboy! Load up the horses and head into Yellowstone National Park to experience a full day of horseback riding and fly-fishing in the remote backcountry. Our guides will help you fish for native Cuttroat trout on the world class streams of Yellowstone. The ride is breathtaking! Feel free to bring your camara gear to capture the beauty of Yellowstone's backcountry. 


Day 5


Enjoy one more breakfast before saying your goodbyes and leaving Skyline.

Meet the Retreat Team

Kameesha and Amanda are excited to welcome you to Skyline Guest Ranch for our first-ever exclusive photographers' retreat! Alongside them is our amazing crew of cooks, wranglers, fishing guides, housekeepers, etc. dedicated to providing you with the highest level of adventure, relaxation, and enjoyment during your stay. To read about the rest of our staff visit our Meet the Crew page. 

Additional Information
This retreat is intended for experienced photographers looking for portfolio-building and networking opportunities while also having a unique luxury travel experience alongside others in the equine and western lifestyle photographer world. There will be no formal educational proponent or training. Sharing of knowledge and collaborative learning is strongly encouraged! A Facebook page will be created for participants to get updated information and build a community with other participants prior to arrival at the ranch. 

If you have a spouse or partner hoping to join for the meals and activities please reach out for pricing and information. 

Travel Information 
It is suggested that participants use Cody Shuttle Services to arrange a
irport shuttles directly to the ranch from one of the following three airports.

  • Cody, Wyoming (1.5 Hours) 

  • Billings, Montana (3 Hours)

  • Bozeman, Montana (3,5 Hours)  

Private and group transfers are available. 

Terms & Conditions
By participating in this photographer retreat, you agree that the images captured during the retreat may be used in your professional portfolio, shared on your social media profiles, and displayed on your personal website for promotional and educational purposes. However, you are expressly prohibited from selling these images as stock photos or using them for any commercial purposes. Furthermore, these images may not be utilized to promote your own educational workshops or retreat ventures. While providing images to the models is not mandatory, we strongly encourage participants to consider contributing to the collaborative atmosphere of the retreat by sharing their work with the models and other photographed participants. Your compliance with these terms ensures a respectful and mutually beneficial environment for all involved in this creative endeavor.

Refunds will not be offered for scheduled changes or cancellations due to weather. We reserve the right to adjust the itinerary in an effort to align activities with the best weather conditions. 

Payment Schedule Payment for the retreat will occur in two parts, an initial payment of 50% is due upon booking in the form of a nonrefundable deposit. The remaining payment will be due on July 1, 2024. In the event that a participant cannot attend, the nonrefundable deposit can be applied to a future booking with Skyline Guest Ranch. 

To get information on booking your spot for the retreat, please inquire below!

(406) 838-2380

Thanks! We will reach out as soon as possible!

To see more pictures from Amanda's time with Skyline visit her website to view full galleries of her Montana adventures!

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