Enter the Unraveled Academy Giveaway!!!

We’re giving away a photography trip for 2 to Joshua Tree!!

Pack your bags and join Unraveled Academy Co-founders and photography instructors Sarah Driscoll and Co Hodges for a stunning weekend getaway and a fully customized mentoring session to grow and improve your craft. Total newbies to advanced photographers WELCOME!

Bring a bestie, partner, relative or stranger on the street and enjoy:

  • Two nights at Joshua Tree Acres

  • Flights for 2 [up to $500]; you get to bring a partner, spouse or bestie

  • Lunch or dinner at local eatery

  • A full day of photography mentoring with Co and Sarah, Unraveled Academy Founders, including a styled session in the gorgeous desert

  • Headshots by Co and Sarah

  • Two FREE presets packs by Tricia Victoria

  • Massage for two

To enter, you must leave your name and email below.

Then head to the @unraveledacademy Instagram and:

  1. Like the contest post

  2. Tag 3 creative friends

  3. Although you do not have to be an Unraveled Student to enter, we take care of our tribe, SO ALL STUDENTS WILL BE ENTERED TWICE INTO THE DRAWING, which means DOUBLE the chances of winning!  So if you are not a member yet, click HERE to enroll and change your creative life.

  4. You can get ANOTHER bonus entry for sharing THESE stories and tagging us in them, with the call to action being “swipe up” or “see link in my profile” and drop the link to this contest page you’re reading right now. If you do all of this, you will have TRIPLE the chance of winning this amazing opportunity!


Unraveled is more than just an educational platform, it’s a home for the weary photographer.
— Cally Williams Neal

What is Unraveled Academy?

If we haven’t had the chance to meet, we’re Co and Sarah, founders of Unraveled Academy. We started Unraveled after feeling like the photography community was increasingly becoming a popularity contest and not everyone had a seat at the table.

As a new mothers who had found a creative calling in documenting our children, we hungry to grow and improve our craft. We watched endless YouTube tutorials, read every technical blog post we could find and joined every group that would let us in. There was one online group where we spent most of our time. The artists in there were unbelievably talented and we hoped that just being “near” them would somehow give me more creative juices.  

Until the day one of Co’s image of her sweet baby girl was ripped to shreds as it was “technically unsound” “confusing” and “over-edited.” Co stood strong until she saw the comment surface… “You’re a joke.  This group is for real photographers.” She instantly deleted her image and removed herself from that group, never to return.

What did we learn from that experience? It’s easy to be mean behind a keyboard. Not everyone in the broader photography community was warm, welcoming and willing to help. It would probably take some digging to find a group where entry-level and intermediate photographers could feel safe to simply exist, let alone be nurtured. And, eventually, we learned that the community we were searching for didn’t actually exist and we’d have to create it. So we did.  

Welcome to Unraveled Academy,

where everyone has a seat at our table.

How does the mentoring work?

Before you jump on the plane and come spend the weekend with us, we get to know you, your work and where you’re looking to grow. Armed with all that great info, we create a fully customized mentoring session to help support your photography journey—whether that’s around mastering tricky photography skills, growing a photography business or exploring your creative range and passion.

Contest Rules: Terms: Winner will be selected at 9:00am EST on May 13th, 2019. Winner must respond within 24 hours or we'll choose another winner. While the event is all ages, contest winner must be 18+ (it's the law!). No purchase necessary to enter. This contest is in no way associated with Facebook or Instagram. For more information on Unraveled Academy, visit us online at www.theunraveledacademy.com.