Welcome to your Tuscan oasis. We will be staying at a striking historic 17th century villa. The residence comes with your own private room, either private or shared bathroom (4 guests with fully private restrooms, 2 other restrooms shared by 2 guests each). The home has panoramic views of Tuscany, stately architecture and decor, a private swimming pool equipped with changing area, full bathroom with shower and a dedicated wi-fi internet connection, a large patio for al fresco dining, family wine cellars, a courtyard, and more. Settle into your home away from home.
Bookings Will Open January 13 at 12PM EST
July 22-26, 2024
Over the course of five days, you will be building your portfolios alongside 7 other photographers in a private villa in Tuscany, Italy.
I will be guiding lessons that will teach you to create cinematic stories to evoke emotion and capture movement using natural light.
You will learn how to direct clients in a way that allows photos to feel free and natural.
Included in the photography retreat:
- One, 1 hour consultation call prior to retreat to review your portfolio
- One, 1:1 coaching session at the retreat
- Daily photography lessons, practice, and guidance
- Private Villa: private room with either private or shared (1 other guest) bathroom
- Group scheduled airport pick up & drop off
- All meals including villa private chef
- Private chef cooking class
- Private Chauffeur
- Day Trip to Florence
Sunset Winery/Photography Tour
There will be two booking options. 4 Shared Bathroom Options and 4 Private Bathrooms.
The Private Bathroom: $7,999
The Shared Bathroom: $7,750
**Space is very limited as there are only 8 spots available for booking**
Day 1- Arrival
Today you will arrive at Florence airport and will be met by a private chauffeur for a collective group pick up at 12 pm. You will be driven through the Tuscan countryside to our private Italian villa. Settle into your new home as we get to know each other and the grounds. Lunch will be served by our local private chef. After lunch, we will review the week’s plan and have our first photography lesson of the week. In the evening, we will be having our Welcome Dinner prepared and served by our chef.
Day 2- Florence
Our first full day in Tuscany begins with a breakfast prepared by our chef. After we eat, we will get ready to head into Florence. Today’s photography lesson will be focused on training your eye. We will spend the day in the city practicing storytelling. You will also have some creative free time to practice your skills, as well as exploring the city. An authentic Florentine lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 3- Wine Tour
We will start our morning off with a breakfast curated by our private chef. Today’s lesson will be “Romantic Couples Photoshoot” where you will learn to direct using natural light. We will have lunch at home prepared by our private chef, before heading off on a private Tuscan Sunset Wine Tour & Tasting in Chianti where we will photograph our couple. We will be picked up from the villa and visit the town of San Gimignano. Here we can visit the Great Medieval Tower, taste the famous Gelato World Champion at Antica Gelateria di Piazza, and photograph our couple before heading to our winery. Once at the winery, we will be able to practice shooting our couple, as well as have a wine tasting and dinner.
Day 4- Villa
Today, we will soak in all that the villa has to offer. This includes food, architecture, the swimming pool, a possible on site wine cellar visit and more. Today’s topic will be “Lifestyle Portraits”. Capturing models candidly around the villa. Lunch is included, followed by a lively evening of an authentic Italian cooking class led by our private chef. We will make and indulge in original cuisine! At the end of the day we will review our work.
Day 5- Departure
For our last day, we will start with an early rise for a tranquil sunrise photo session. After taking in the rising sun on the Tuscan hills, we will have one last breakfast together from our chef. After we say our goodbyes, our private driver will take you back to Florence airport departing at 11am.