A retreat EXPLORING AND EXPERIENCING
THE CREATIVE TRAVEL RETREAT YOU’VE BEEN WANTING.
- ADVENTUROUS, culture filled, AND FUN -
on THIS retreat we will EXPERIENCE ONE OF THE OLDEST CULTURES ON THE PLANET, CREATE LIFE LONG FRIENDSHIPS, and grow our businesses through styled shoots and workshop lessons.
GUYS AND GIRLS BOTH WELCOME!
9 DAYS. 8 NIGHTS. IN MOROCCO.
JULY 24-AUG 1, 2020
THE TRAVEL RETREAT FOR YOU IF…
-you want to make amazing friends and be a part of an adventure filled experience
-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 culture of morocco and the Middle East
-you want amazing photos/videos of you throughout morocco
-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 morocco and have a fully planned retreat
-fully planned tour from beginning to end
-DAILY SHOOTS IN the most instagram worthy spots of morocco
-dune buggy adventure in the sahara desert
-make new creative friends who want you to succeed
-EXPERIENCE AND TOUR THE Hassan II MOSQUE
-a styled editorial couples session for portfolio building
- swimming at the Akchour Waterfalls
-build a huge portfolio (photo, video, or both)
-camel caravan to TRADITIONAL sahara desert yurt stay
-hand picked, double-occupancy ACCOMMODATION
-the FIVE workshop lessons
-DAY TRIP TO THE BLUE WALLS OF CHEFCHAOUEN
-a styled vow reading shoot for portfolio building
-traditional henna tattoo night as group
-hammam and MOROCCAN massage experience
-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 grow your ARTISTRY, storytelling skills, and level up your business.
-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!
2. LIGHTING & COMPOSITION
-shooting in all different lighting situation
-master harsh light, back light, window light, side light, and more
-how to think out of the box with your art and composition
-camera 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 feel and look gorgeous
-walk through 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
-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)
DAILY SHOOTS AT THE MOST INSTAGRAM WORTHY PHOTO SPOTS IN MOROCCO
whilE in MOROCCO 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.
9 days of learning and adventure planned from beginning to end for you. just show up.
arrival day. fly into tangier noon or later (airport code: tng) 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 CITY, EXPLORE THE KASBAH MEDINA, EAT AT YOUR FIRST TRADITIONAL SOUK, and relax from your flightS. welcome dinner the first night with the new group to get to know each other and make friends with new faces.
AKCHOUR WATERFALL day. BUS TO CHEFCHAOUEN, HEAD TO THE GORGEOUS Akchour Waterfalls, HIKE TO THE LOWER OR UPPER FALLS, AND ENJOY A REFRESHING SWIM UNDER THE SAHARA SUN. AFTER WE FINISH AT THE FALLS YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO EXPLORE THE MAZE OF BLUE CITY STREETS WHILE I HOLD 1-ON-1 COACHING SESSIONS WITH EACH ATTENDEE.
chefchaouen “THE CITY OF BLUE” day. WE will START THE DAY WITH a HANDS ON LIGHTING & COMPOSITION WORKSHOP DURING OUR FIRST STYLED SHOOT IN THE BLUE STREETS OF CHEFCHAOUEN. YOU WILL HAVE TIME ALONE AND WITH THE GROUP TO SHOOT OUR COUPLE. GET READY... YOUR PHOTOS and VIDEO WILL BLOW YOU AWAY. after we finish, discover more of the city by visiting the blue pearl, and if you are up for the adventure rent a moped and see the surrounding areas. fly to casablanca late that night. (airfare covered by retreat cost)
Hassan II MOSQUE (CASABLANCA) day. sleep in and enjoy a relaxing morning after our late night flight. the Hassan II mosque is one of the most BEAUTIFUL buildings in the world and you will have all day to experience, tour, and take photos in it. we will finish the day with the shooting workshop and our second PORTFOLIO building elopement styled shoot at the HASSAN II mosque.
Atlas Mountains and OUARZAZATE day. morning train to marrakech and head into the Atlas Mountains. we will explore the ancient and scenic city of ouarzazate stopping at some of the most stunning landscapes in the planet. continue on to see the cities and areas of dedes valley and El Kelaa M'gouna (the city of roses). we will have the editing workshop once back at our ACCOMMODATION in the gorges de MOROCCO.
CAMEL CARAVAN TO SAHARA DAY. head to the todras gorge in the morning and then eat lunch in merzouga (aka. the gateway to the sahara). at this point we will leave the cars behind and hop onto our camels which will take us out to the bivouac we will be staying at for the night in the middle of the Sahara Desert. enjoy TRADITIONAL moroccan dishes and a beautiful view of the galaxy from our berber style camp.
dune buggy adventure DAY. wake up to a spectacular sunrise in the Sahara Desert and finish our camel caravan in merzouga. we will dune buggy and atv on and around the sahara dunes as a group then head to marrakech. check in to our TRADITIONAL moroccan riad ACCOMMODATION after a long day of adventuring and fun.
MARRAKECH spa/HAMMAM day. a full day dedicated to relaxation and enjoying the culture of marrakech. traditional hammam and massage experience to prepare your body and mind for the flight home. after our spa EXPERIENCE we will have the marketing workshop and enjoy drinks, swim at the pool, and walk the moroccan souks one more time. final group dinner on our final night to wrap up the retreat.
departure day. farewell breakfast, photo/video exchange, and saying goodbyes. depart from marrakech one by one depending on the time you booked your flight home.
- ACCOMMODATION FOR ALL 8 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
- flight from chefchaouen
- ALL GROUP ACTIVITIES
- camel bivouacking through the sahara
- dunebuggy, hammam, AND waterfall DAY
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE flying in TO tangier and out of marrakech (FLIGHTS RANGE from about $950-$1350 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 morocco for a long time, and i want you IN morocco 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.
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I HOST MULTIPLE WORKSHOP RETREATS EVERY YEAR AND I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU AT ANY ON THEM.