Intentional Living.

Community.

Educational Experiences.

We are here to transform you and your business from the inside out.

Authenticity matters

Creativity needs practice 

We need each other

Your business

is not who you are

Passion without inspiration is impossible

Success is about fulfillment, not money

Experience is the most powerful way to learn

Your world is as small as the cultures you’ve encountered

Business is about your clients, not the competition

If you simply wait for change, you’ll be there a while

To involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest.

Why

Immersed Education began as a dream between two extremely passionate, entrepreneurial artists. It all started with the idea to take a bunch of ambitious photographers out on a trip together internationally. The goal was to help our participants take a literal step outside of their comfort zones — culturally, physically, artistically, professionally, and relationally.

We wanted our workshops to be different. We wanted them to be more than a series of courses, or a professional networking opportunity, although both of those elements are well within the scope of our vision. We wanted to create an experience that would never be forgotten. We wanted this to be an undeniable turning point in our participants' lives and careers. We believe that we accomplished all of this, and much more. Our workshops weren't just turning points in our students' lives, they were major turning points for us as well.

We saw how much of an impact these workshops were having on people, and it absolutely blew us away. There is something about traveling together, experiencing culture shock together, pushing each other to grow past previous boundaries, sharing vulnerable stories of struggle or loss with one another, and forming life-long connections with other photographers, that left an indelible imprint on each one of our souls.

At its core, photography is about sharing the way you see the world with others. Unique perspectives emerge, grow, and change alongside the people behind them. That’s why we’ve chosen to offer you more than an education; more than some helpful business strategies; and more than that ever elusive “secret” behind getting the perfect shot.

In a day and age where life and work increasingly happen online, we believe we can now bring all that we love about our workshops to you virtually, wherever you may be

Meet our TEAM

Manda
Co-owner & Creator
Hey! I’m Manda, co-owner of Immersed Education and owner of Mae&Co Creative. I have been planning anything and everything as far back as I can remember. Everything from travel itineraries to workout plans to luxury weddings and adventure elopements.  I’m equal parts enneagram 2 and 3 and if you don’t already know, what that means (in a nutshell) is that I am most motivated by helping others and achieving goals. Over the last handful of years I have worked my butt off to be able to mesh these two greatest desires of mine and build businesses that create beauty and help others grow – both in ways I never thought possible. 

Traveling, teaching and creating are my greatest passions and when those passions are brought together- magic is inevitable. Ergo Immersed.  Immersed Education is like nothing else for me. Working alongside Anni, who, without a doubt, is one of the most talented photographers and best humans of all time, as well as getting to travel the world with a community of adventure seekers and magic creators is an absolute dream come true.

What’s my role with Immersed? You may have guessed it – I’m the planner.  I’m the lady behind the scenes that’s researching locations, coming up with ideas, building out the plans, managing the teams, responding to questions and constructing a badass platform for creatives to experience education in a completely different way.  I truly believe Immersed is the next level of education for photographers and adventure seekers and I can’t wait to meet every, last, one of you.
Anni
Co-owner & Creator
Hi, I’m Anni, co-owner of Immersed Education and full-time destination and adventure elopement photographer. Whether it’s a multi-day trek out into the epic, Patagonian wilderness, or a sensorially stimulating, cultural deep-dive into the colorful streets of Southeast Asia, my life’s passion has been to provide timeless photos of unforgettable experiences for couples all around the world. It’s an unbelievable honor to capture sacred memories that my clients will be able to treasure for the rest of their lives.

At the beginning of my professional journey, all I really had were a couple of cameras, an unshakable desire to grow as an artist, and the willingness to dive head-first into the unknown. For me, Immersed Education is so much more than a business, it’s an expression and distillation of everything I’ve learned and loved about photography, travel, human connection, and conscientious entrepreneurialism over the course of my career. I got to where I am by completely immersing myself into my craft. I want to help you get there too.

I’m an artist at heart. I love composition, color, and emotional expression more than anything. I’m bringing all the knowledge I have of these core elements with me to my role as an educator at Immersed Education. Without Manda’s logistical genius and interpersonal, coordinative capacity, however, absolutely none of this would be possible. Together, we’ve discovered that our strengths and weaknesses are incredibly complementary. Synergy in life and business is absolutely priceless. Our biggest hope and dream with Immersed Education is to help you develop or find relationships, skills, and perspectives that allow your own life and business to click perfectly into place.
Jodi
Customer Service
Jodi Davis was born in Florida but has lived in 4 countries and visited 30.

Her favorite activities are rock climbing, hiking, dancing, trying new foods, and hopes to add surfing to that list but currently spends more time drinking sea water than actually surfing. With her past experiences as a project manager, event planner, social media coordinator, camp counselor, and photographer, working at IMMERSED has been an amazing opportunity to wear many hats and help others grow as artists and business owners by providing backend support to the team.

She currently lives in the other Portland (Maine) and spends way too much money on fancy cocktails
Cheers Creative
Marketing
Cheers Creative Co / Grace McGohan

Cheers Creative Co is a team of women creatives spread out across the United States. From Texas, to California, to Ohio—the Cheers Team is working hard to create impact for powerhouse businesses every single day. We light up from building out content & strategies to help businesses soar. You can likely find us sipping on our coffees (iced or hot, we’re down for anything) while writing, designing, and mapping out launches. We’re ready to adventure alongside all of you in the Immersed community.

Our *cheers* goes out to you today!

Words from the Creators

“We want to take broad topics and break them apart into in-depth courses that give you real, tangible knowledge, and we feel so confident that this is going to help you become the best photographer that you can possibly be.”

70 Countries

12 Retreats

8 Years

We’ve been to collectively

Educating collectively

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Adventurers & Explorers

We are so excited to help you grow as a person as well as guide you towards discovering your specific style and skills as a photographer and creator.

We’ve worked as hard as humanly possible to provide you with top-of-the-line education on an authentic, community based platform.

Our central goal is that you will walk away from each IMMERSED experience feeling inspired and completely ready to take your life and business to the next level.

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Immersed Education is about learning to think, live and work so intentionally that others begin to ask what your secret is.

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