Photo Road Trip: #ThatPNWBus
Aug
25
11:30am11:30am

Photo Road Trip: #ThatPNWBus

Team SWAY is about to make its mark on #ThatPNWBus this August with a road trip to Palouse Falls State Park! Say, what? What, what!

Explore the famous PNW bus, 105-acre park and stunning falls outside of Washtucna, WA. We know it's hard to plan a getaway to an Instagram hot spot with awesome creatives, so we did what we do best and handled all of the details for you. This road trip will begin with the PNW bus, followed by an astrological-inspired night shoot showcasing the starry skies of Eastern Washington.

For those of you who normally work Fridays, we encourage you to YOLO and play hooky with us. Be a true weekend warrior and beat the traffic.

captured by #TeamSWAY photographer: @antmayphoto

captured by #TeamSWAY photographer: @antmayphoto

CREATIVES: We recommend photographers interested in landscapes, nature and night photography; models, bloggers or adventurers looking to expand their city shots beyond the pavement; and videographers wanting to produce an end-to-end road trip reel with a built-in travel story ark.  

Travel Itinerary

Team SWAY will meet up in Seattle (details provided in email confirmation) and carpool to the PNW bus. We will grab grub at a nearby diner/restaurant then set out to locate, hike and shoot the bus; after, we plan on scoping out a spot for night photography. Models or bloggers are welcome to pose inside and outside of bus - check out Instagram for inspiration. We recommend one dress and another more casual outfit for the shoot.

WHAT TO PACK

  • Headlamps 
  • Flashlights 
  • Shoes for walking over gravel and grass
  • Small pack for change of clothes
  • Snacks and water
  • Cash for pit stops
  • Props: sparklers, smoke, LED lights, glow sticks, prisms, reflectors
captured by #TeamSWAY photographer: @antmayphoto

captured by #TeamSWAY photographer: @antmayphoto

To participate, please complete the simple RSVP below; if you are already a #TeamSWAY member, GREAT! If you are not, you will automatically be added to #TeamSWAY after completing the RSVP. This free event will book up fast and space is limited. 

Name *
Name
I would like to volunteer as a driver: *

*OPTIONAL: There are #TeamSWAY members who are staying the night at a nearby hotel in Othello, WA. If you want to stay the night and bunk with a fellow creative, you may book a reservation and join the group for a morning hike to Palouse Falls. Hotel accommodations are on your own and not part of Collective SWAY's meet. After a bit of rest and a morning cup of brew, the team will embark on an early excursion to Palouse Falls State Park - expect to wear casual hiking attire or jeans/shorts, sun hats, ball caps, etc. Models are welcome to bring a change of clothes in a small pack for shots at the waterfall. The team will head back to Seattle late-morning with enough time to rest and head to the @StreetMeetWA event.

Here's what you need to know before coming along:

  • The Collective SWAY meet includes a photo shoot at the bus and night shoot; staying overnight is optional; if you forgo the hotel portion, you will miss out on the morning trip to Palouse Falls
  •  If you wish to stay overnight, the rooms are roughly $120/night for two queen beds and we recommend sharing with a fellow creative to cut costs; feel free to use GroupMe app or Instagram DM to set-up hotel bookings
  • If you are not driving, consider bringing cash to assist with extra water, snacks or gas 
  • Collective SWAY is not responsible for your personal safety or belongings, including gear; nor are we responsible for the amount of photos or fun you get out of the excursion; SWAY at your own risk ;)
  • All of the rights to photos and video taken during the trip are reserved to their respective owners; Collective SWAY does not provide model or photographer release forms and recommend websites like this if you have questions 

 

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Mom, I'm on a boat! Team SWAY Goes Sailing
Aug
20
3:30pm 3:30pm

Mom, I'm on a boat! Team SWAY Goes Sailing

Team SWAY can't do summer in Seattle without a little boat action. Join us for a 1.5 hour voyage with the fine folks at Let's Go Sailing and take in Seattle vistas from the waters of Elliott Bay. Photographers, bring your cameras and get ready to see the city from the other side. Models and bloggers, prepare to pose like Rose from the Titanic while enjoying sunshine and waves.

DETAILS:

  • $36 / person
  • You may bring food and drink on board (only plastic containers for drink or alcohol)
  • You must purchase your ticket for the 4PM slot online; the earliest time you can make this booking is 7 days in advance, beginning Monday, August 14 
  • The vessels are open to the public, but the more Team SWAY members book, the more of the tickets we snag (sail boat domination!)
  • We will meet at the downtown waterfront on Pier 56 for a group shot at 3:30 PM and the boat will set sail at 4PM sharp

BOOK HERE

Relax in style and comfort as the skilled crew takes you sailing on their custom Sparkman & Stephens and Santa Cruz 70ft sailing yachts, as shown in their Instagram photo below.

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Night Open Shoot: International District
Jul
20
to Jul 21

Night Open Shoot: International District

  • Hing Hay Park - International District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Last month we hosted a PNW Day Hike Open Shoot and this month we are going nocturnal with a Night-themed shoot! Using neon storefronts and street signs, along with bubbles and LED strings, we want to see your creativity run free. We will meet up at Hing Hay Park and walk along the streets of the I.D. with the following props - but feel free to bring whatever you want:

  • Bubbles
  • LED string lights
  • Reflective Sunglasses
  • Sparklers

This event is free and open to anyone! Models, fashion bloggers, street photographers, portrait lovers, YOU NAME IT. Come to connect, collaborate and create something lit. 

If you haven't already, be sure to join #TeamSWAY here. All we need is your contacts and we will send you event updates.

Here's a few test shots we did to give you an idea of what we are going for:

 

 

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Apartment Takeover!
Jul
15
10:00am10:00am

Apartment Takeover!

Make yourself at HOME at the next #TeamSWAY event.

We’ve partnered with Eleanor Apartments to give you free creative reign in spaces only residents are allowed to access. This includes, but not limited to, two furnished rooftop decks, a courtyard and water fountain, large fitness center, high ceiling lounge with game tables and entertainment amenities, two model units (fully furnished + kitchen + bathroom) and two empty apartments (for studio shots).

You can use the rooftop deck to stage al fresco party set up, the empty apartment as a studio for product shots or lifestyle portraits, the fitness room for fitness content - think about all of the cool ideas you always wanted to do but never had the venue to execute. With the modern aesthetics of Eleanor, the styling is photo-ready.

Bring any outfits, lighting, interior accessories, and all the props you want - check out the video below for a better idea of what the space looks like and let your imagination run wild. Tickets are $20 for members and $35 for non-members, but it's easy to join and get the discount! The fee will go towards refreshments (coffee + snacks) and props. Click over the tickets below to reserve your spot.

Apartment Takeover Team SWAY Member
20.00

Exclusive access to Eleanor's Apartment Takeover! 

Apartment Takeover Non-Member
35.00

Exclusive access to Eleanor's Apartment Takeover! 

Eleanor is an urban village featuring a shared courtyard, a woodland boardwalk and rooftop terraces offering amazing views of Mt Ranier and the downtown skyline. Couples and families will love the safe and quiet Roosevelt neighborhood, which is highly walkable and perfect for people looking to explore the outdoors or find their next favorite restaurant.
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Dinner at Porkchop and Co.
Jul
12
5:00pm 5:00pm

Dinner at Porkchop and Co.

Our friends at Porkchop and Co. are inviting a few food lovers and lifestyle bloggers from #TeamSWAY to experience their amazing dinner menu in downtown Ballard. This intimate spot is best known for their epic brunch, but why stop there? Happy Hour and Dinner feature locally sourced ingredients, craft cocktails and plenty of L-O-V-E. They even have an outdoor patio perfect for sipping wine and people watching. Check them out on Instagram and let us know what you think!

If you are a member of #TeamSWAY and want to be added to our restaurant meet-ups, let us know using the form above! We want to hear from food photographers, food bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, food stylists and creatives who love to eat. 

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BBQ Pool Party at Lincoln Park
Jun
25
5:00pm 5:00pm

BBQ Pool Party at Lincoln Park

WHAT

In preparation of Fourth of July content, this themed #TeamSWAY event is all about summer!

Part I: Open Shoot //  Lincoln Park meet-up is open to anyone! Get ready to shoot and share photos at one of Seattle's most iconic parks. First, connect with other creatives over BBQ snacks and drinks along the waterfront then join the open-shoot around Lincoln Park with bloggers, models and Instagrammers. 

Part II: Guided Shoot // Ticket holders will receive exclusive access to Lincoln Park's Coleman Pool overlooking Puget Sound with sunset views. This portion will be a guided-shoot for models, bloggers and photographers looking to collaborate. From motion shots of models shooting off the slide, to floaties, bikinis and all-things-summer-magazine, this shoot is an editorial playground. We will have the entire pool dedicated to #TeamSWAY and ask that all participants wear swim suits. DSLRs plus underwater cameras, GoPros and water props are highly encouraged. We are incorporating a Fourth of July theme and recommend flags, stars and American-inspired attire.  Space is limited. For questions, please contact us.

WHERE

Lincoln Park Picnic + Coleman Pool Party

https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/lincoln-park

WHEN

Sunday, June 25, 2017 // BBQ meet-up with beachfront open-shoot begins at 5:00 pm; Golden Hour pool guided-shoot begins promptly at 7:00 pm

Be awesome, and let us know if you are going to cancel so we can fill your spot with other creatives.  

Don't forget to join #TeamSWAY for updates on our upcoming events, workshops and meet-ups! Members receive discount perks.

Lincoln Park Instagram Inspiration

https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/213455081/lincoln-park-in-west-seattle-wa/

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PNW Day Hike
Jun
17
8:00am 8:00am

PNW Day Hike

  • Lake Serene & Bridal Veil Falls Trailhead Gold Bar, WA, 98251 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's time to connect, collaborate and create content in the great outdoors! We are kicking off our first PNW Day Hike with a trip to Bridal Veil Falls in Index along Highway 2. Maybe you have been inspired by REI's #OptOutside or just love exploring; at any rate, the hike will be the perfect dose of Pacific Northwest while providing plenty of opportunities to take in the landscape and burn a creative sweat.

Who

Lifestyle bloggers looking to snag photos in their latest athleisure gear; Seattle or Adventure bloggers ready to document another hike; Landscape photographers wanting to practice shooting waterfalls; Portrait photographers needing models or bloggers as subjects for their next Instagram fix; Videographers wanting to practice with their GoPros, mono-pods, gimbals or shoulder-rigs (but keep it slim, it's a hike); Podcasters or sound engineers needing a few nature-inspired stings for their next cut; and even Make-up and Hair artists are welcome to connect with bloggers about sporty looks or hairstyles - fish-tale braid, anyone? Or just come to chat and hike with other like-minded peeps! 

What

This hike is a moderate level and leads to a photo-worthy waterfall. The 100-foot fall flows from Lake Serene, which is another couple miles up if anyone wants to extend the hike, and an old mine nearby brought the original nineteenth-century travelers to the area. Bring comfortable clothing, dependable shoes, snacks and water.

Where

If you want to carpool with the group let us know! We are meeting up at this Green Lake parking lot and then heading out together, but feel free to meet us at the trail head if you prefer. If you are carpooling, please bring $5 to contribute to gas. Depending on traffic, it can take an hour+ from Seattle and the trail to the falls is 4-miles roundtrip. Based on the drive and how comfortably we hike, we would budget five hours of your time to be safe. 

When

Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 AM for carpool; 9:00 AM for hike

Cancellation // We will hike in light, misty rain but will send an email cancellation if the weather is major garbage.

Don't forget to join #TeamSWAY for updates on our upcoming events, workshops and meet-ups!

Instagram Inspiration

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/bridalveilfalls/

Sippin' waterfalls #pnwoods #bridalveilfalls #liveauthentic

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MEET COLLECTIVE SWAY
Apr
29
10:00am10:00am

MEET COLLECTIVE SWAY

Exclusive Invite Only: Collective SWAY & Airbnb

It's official. You are now part of the first Northwest community of creatives working to CONNECT, COLLABORATE and CREATE amazing content together in real life. For our opening event, we are excited to bring you together with like-minded locals who specialize in blogging, photography, videography, styling, interior design, podcasting, graphic design, vlogging and more. We connected with Seattle stylist, Blanca to showcase her stylish Magnolia Airbnb as the backdrop of our #TeamSWAY premier. Bring your phone and/or camera; tablet and/or laptop and business cards.

This event will book up fast, RSVP by Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

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