A retreat IN PUERTO VALLRTA AND SAYULITA
THE PHOTO AND VIDEO RETREAT YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR.
- ADVENTUROUS, TRAVEL FOCUSED, AND FUN -
on THIS retreat we will CREATE amazing FRIENDShips, EXPLORE A GORGEOUS COUNTRY as a tight knit group, and grow our businesses through PORTFOLIO shoots and workshop lessons.
GUYS AND GIRLS BOTH WELCOME!
7 DAYS. 6 NIGHTS. IN MEXICO.
FEBRURARY 7-13, 2020
THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU IF…
-you want to make amazing friends and be a part of an adventure filled week
-you are a photographer and want to learn more and grow
-you are a videographer and want to learn more and grow
-you want to experience and be inspired by the gorgeous culture of mexico
-you want amazing photos/videos of you throughout Mexico
-you feel stuck creatively in your photography or videography and want to break out of the box
-you want to book travel and destination weddings/elopements, but can’t seem to book them
-you just want to travel Mexico and have a fully planned retreat
-fully planned tour from beginning to end
-a styled water couples session for portfolio building
-make new creative friends who want you to succeed
-build a huge portfolio (photo, video, or both)
-hand picked, double-occupancy ACCOMMODATION
-the five workshop lessons
-culinary day (guac, fajitas, and more! 🥑🌮)
-hidden beach day with snorkeling, swimming, hiking
-a styled vow reading shoot for portfolio building
-ticket to see the world known “lovers beach”
-surfing lesson and massage on the beach in sayulita
-all the street tacos and elotes you could ever want
-become close friends with a group of like-minded creatives
the following excursions and activities are included in the cost of your photo/video retreat price.
5 lessons to push your business to the next level. taught every day except arrival and departure days.
PORTFOLIO AND BRAND ANALYSIS
-LOOK AT WHAT YOUR BRAND AND PORTFOLIO SAYS ABOUT YOU and your work
-GIVE YOU GENERAL AND SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOU AND YOUR STYLE
-TALK GOALS, VISIONS, AND GET PUMPED FOR THE FUTURE!
-camera/shooting tricks to step up your work and how to structure your sessions
-creating art with your images and not just pictures
-learn all about posing so you can help anyone can feel and look gorgeous
-walk through of my editing process (layer masks, brushes, tones, hsl, etc.)
-using presets to your advantage
-how to edit an entire wedding gallery in one hour using one simple trick
MARKETING YOUR WORK
-i will teach you all the different ways i market my work online (there are a ton)
-using social media to your advantage
-everything about in person marketing (and why you need to do it too)
-how to get emails from interested clients and couples
-setting up an email campaign that actually sells
-the importance of keeping an email list and rebooking clients over and over again
whilE in mexico we will have two gorgeous styled shoots to add to your destination portfolio. one couple portraits and one elopement STYLE SESSION. YOU MAY CHOOSE TO SHOOT PHOTO AND/OR VIDEO AT BOTH OF THE STYLED SHOOTS.
PAST RETREAT SHOOTS
my goal with our shoots is to embody the culture of the country and give you content that is unique and one of a kind. here are examples from past retreats.
7 days of learning and adventure planned from beginning to end for you. just show up.
arrival day. fly into puerto vallarta noon or later (airport code: pvr) and settle into our fun and unique ACCOMMODATION. i will be checking people in all day, so you will have time to walk around the beach, see the old town cathedral, and relax from your flight. welcome dinner the first night with the new group to get to know each other and make friends with new faces.
secret beach day. start the day off with a sunrise hike to the best view of puerto vallarta with michael at the mirador de la cruz. enjoy a tasty breakfast and then head to playas colomitos after lunch (aka. secret beach) for a day at the beach. you will see a meeting point of three different water colors (salt, fresh, and mountain waters converging) on the boat ride to the secret beach. we will have our one on one meetings for portfolio and brand analysis on this day.
atv and culinary day. Explore the jungles and surrounding towns near Puerto Vallarta on a thrilling and exciting atv ride through MOUNTAIN streams, open fields, and dense forests. once we get back to our ACCOMMODATION we will have a traditional mexican cooking class (lunch provided this day) making drinks, appetizers, and entrees for everyone. we will have the shooting workshop this day as well as our couple portraits styled shoot.
lover’s beach day. there are only a handful of beaches like “lover’s beach” in the world and we will be going inside the natural OCCURRING cave to snorkel, swim, and soak in the sun at this gorgeous land form. on the BOAT RIDE to and from, enjoy panoramic views of the marietas national animal preserve which is home to over 275 species of birds, fish, and animals. we will finish the day with the editing workshop back at our ACCOMMODATION.
sayulita and surfing day. private transport to sayulita where we will check into our new ACCOMMODATION and have our marketing workshop before getting ready for surf lessons and a night out on the town. group surf lessons at the beach and then finish the night with a beach bonfire and dancing at the local clubs and bars before checking in for the night. this was my favorite thing i did the last time i visted sayulita and i can’t wait to party with you!
spa day. a full day dedicated to relaxation and enjoying the culture and views of sayulita and the surrounding beaches. you are going to be sore from your surfing lesson, so enjoy a full body massage with an ocean breeze and view. we will finish this day by having the email campaigns workshop and shooting our elopement styled session.
departure day. farewell breakfast, photo/video exchange, and saying goodbyes. depart from sayulita one by one depending on the time you booked your flight home.
- ACCOMMODATION FOR ALL 6 NIGHTS
- AIRPORT PICKUP AND DROP OFF
- ALL TRANSPORTATION DURING RETREAT
- BREAKFAST EVERY MORNING
- ALL EXCURSIONS
-ALL WORKSHOP LESSONS
- 2 BEAUTIFUL STYLED SHOOTS FOR PORTFOLIO
- ALL ADMISSION FEES FOR EXCURSIONS
- PRIVATE TRANSPORT TO AND FROM SAYULITA
- ALL GROUP ACTIVITIES
- ADMISSION TO “LOVER’S BEACH”
- CULINARY CLASS
- ATV TOUR, SURFING, AND MASSAGE DAY
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE TO Puerto Vallarta (FLIGHTS RANGE FROM ABOUT $350-$500 FROM THE US)
- LUNCH AND DINNER each DAY
EARLY BIRD PRICING
THE SIGN YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR.
This workshop is for YOU.
there is not going to be a more ADVENTURE-CENTERED trip, DESIGNED TO BUILD your destination portfolio, grow your business, and creATE amazing FRIENDSHIPS in mexico for a long time, and i want you IN mexico with me.
i hope you INVEST IN youRSELF and your business BY TREATING YOURSELF TO A RETREAT with likE minded and forward thinking creatives. or if you just want to come on a fully planned retreat in one of the most BEAUTIFUL countries AND HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH AN AMAZING GROUP OF PEOPLE THIS IS FOR YOU AS WELL. i can’t wait to meet you.
OTHER WORKSHOP RETREATS
I HOST MULTIPLE WORKSHOP RETREATS EVERY YEAR AND I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU AT ANY ON THEM.