“The Gathering Arizona”
November 5-8, 2018


The Gathering was birthed out of a passion to connect in a unforgettable location and start an adventure… An adventure to build a community of talented artists in an intimate setting and grow together. With a vision to come out from behind the veil and build a community of artists to walk along side of each other with one goal..one purpose…to create and succeed.



We’re proud to support “The Gathering Arizona”.
Meet the speakers:



Jeff Watkins

Hi! My name is Jeff! – I am a wedding & portrait photographer & Educator based in Phoenix Arizona. I fell in love with wedding photography several years ago after spending 90+ hours working as a chef in some of the countries top hotels and resorts. I woke up every day dreaming of something bigger. I am so humbled at the opportunities that God has given me and excited to see my business grow from $4.33 in the bank to photographing over 40 engagements & weddings a year all over the world. I cannot even begin to explain how excited I am to walk along side you and watch you grow! I am so passionate is educating and helping others! Lets do this thing!


Cody & Allison

Hi there! We are Cody & Allison! – A husband and wife duo from Nashville, TN who have an unhealthy obsession with our Boston Terrier, Baxter. We enjoy the typical things such as coffee and movie theater dates but also highly value experiences as well. We find our purpose as educators and wedding photographers lies in helping people understand the value, impact and legacy in what we do as wedding photographers. We’re always excited to be surrounded by like minded people and be able to pour into those around us and can’t wait to share such a wonderful space with everyone at The Gathering! 



Andy Kyle Roberts

Hi! I’m Andy! – I am a wedding/elopement photographer residing in the swamps of Louisiana! Though this is where I’m from it’s not where I stay. I’ve had the incredible opportunity to shoot in a ton of different areas of the US over the past few years and it has shaped and grown me into the photographer I am today. My wife and two children also play into that role but I can’t always bring them with me. I’ve been a full time photographer for over 3 years and am in complete disbelief by the amazing brides and opportunities that have presented themselves to me. Along with those opportunities comes the chance to be a speaker at The Gathering. I’m unbelievably stoked to be a part of your learning process to becoming a better creative and I hope that we will be totes bff’s by its end time. But that’s only the beginning!



Maya Lora

Hi! It’s Maya! – I’m an intimate wedding & elopement photographer based in sunny Southern California but have been lucky enough to travel all over! I have been photographing love stories for the past 4 years. I believe in showing couples personalities and emotions through photos they will have forever! I am all about the silly and fun shoots that show a couples love! I believe there is no better job that to capture memories that will last a lifetime! When I am not photographing weddings, I like to take road trips with my friends and explore national parks. Enough about me! I cannot wait to meet each and every one of you at “The Gathering” in Arizona! Let’s root and encourage one another and do this together!




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