The wait is over: Welcome to the photography workshop you’ve always wanted.
Join us for an immersive, transformative retreat, mindfully designed by industry veterans for the world’s foremost photographers– because it’s your turn to experience the exceptional.
Today, you’re celebrated in the industry for your masterful aesthetic, your noteworthy clientele, and your commitment to excellence–not to mention your portfolio is a tour de force that delights couples, planners, and editors alike.
You built a business to be proud of, but you didn’t do it by idling away. In fact, you left nothing up to chance, curating a shortlist of the industry’s best resources to help you thrive:
…And they’ve served you well.
In other words, you can’t pour from an empty cup, friend.
There’s a good chance you already know what it feels like.
Worst of all, you dread the work that once set your heart on fire.
Here’s the bottom line: The moment you begin to think, "It was supposed to be better than this," something has to change. No mentor, curriculum, or styled shoot can cure chronic burnout–but what if, together, they could?
You’ve seen your fair share of photography workshops, but picture one that checks all the boxes:
–The healing power of an intimate wellness retreat for your mind, body, and spirit
–The entrepreneurial know-how of a business conference
–The connection, community, and exclusivity of a sought after networking event
–The personalized attention of a VIP day with powerhouse education from industry veterans
Picture what it’d be like if it were all under one roof. What if you came home feeling refreshed, restored, and revitalized–not overwhelmed? Better yet: What if a damn good time is all but guaranteed?
For all you do to go above and beyond, it’s your turn to experience the exceptional.
Will you answer the call of the lush green hills? The whispering of the palms? The sigh of the seashore? For centuries, the idyllic landscape of the Hawaiian islands has held the promise of peace, tranquility, and sanctuary in a natural paradise. On the North Shore of Maui, the aloha spirit welcomes our inaugural retreat.
The local fabric of Maui is woven with warmth, community, and discovery, making The Valley Isle a perfect destination for our 2023 retreat. With space for serenity, self care, and study, the charming village of Haiku will serve as our backdrop for endless possibilities.
Whether it’s down-to-business classroom learning, high-end content creation, ancient healing traditions at sunrise, or a midday trip to the beach, we’ll celebrate, create, and collaborate in community.
Designed with care, intention, and thoughtfulness, our retreats nurture healing, creation, and self-discovery. Because of this, the environment is intimate and selective. With an exclusive number of seats available, space is very limited. If you’d like to attend, we encourage you to apply.
Three nights of accommodations at Haiku House
One day of classroom learning with Aly, Sarah, and Magi
We will be focusing on how to secure Brand Partnerships and shooting for Commercial Clients including:
- Pitch, strategize and secure brand partnerships
- Produce photoshoots for commercial clients or paid advertisers
- Learn the value of your images and how charge photo licensing fees
- Create content strategy based on client's marketing needs
- Execute an image shot list based off content strategy
- Learn from real life case-studies including a surf, beauty and lifestyle brand
-Watch the case study come to life: you will be photographing a brand campaign!
Daily sunrise yoga, guided meditation, and journaling
Professional headshot for every attendee
Recreational activities and rentals
Welcome cocktail evening
Closing dinner with a private chef
Transportation, gratuity, and incidentals are not included. If you choose to stay off-site, you will receive an $800 reduction from your ticket. For additional questions or inquiries please email email@example.com .
SAVE YOUR SEAT
Magi is both a lawyer for artists and creatives, and a visual storyteller with a refreshing style that fuses editorial edge and effortless luxury. An experienced photographer, entrepreneurial business coach, and inspiring conversationalist with a passion for culture and community, she shares professional and personal insights for an approach to both business and life that is altogether uplifting and resourceful.
Aly is the Founder and Creative Director at Aly Ann Events, a destination wedding planning and design firm. Her editorial approach and thoughtful execution have drawn interest from around the world. While the Artist's Retreat will be her speaking debut, she delights in the opportunity to share her expertise as it relates to vendor relationships, intentional design and the importance of sustainability.
After working for InStyle Magazine and “America’s Next Top Model” photographer Nigel Barker, Sarah Kay Love spent five years as a photo editor at The Knot Magazine. She produced and curated visuals on a variety of media platforms from print to digital channels. Sarah now owns a creative agency, specializing in digital marketing strategies , social media management + website design that is devoted to helping companies build brands that differentiate themselves.
Why join us? Let’s put it this way: We’re tried and tested veterans of the luxury wedding marketing and commercial industry–and we’ve got the accolades to prove it.
We’re Aly, Sarah, and Magi–the founders of The Artists’ Retreat. Together, we draw from our unique backgrounds for decades of collective expertise in brand strategy, industry publication, legal, wedding planning, and scaling photography companies.
We don’t want to brag too much, but our names have appeared on the pages of the most respected publications in media, not to mention the top of coveted shortlists by our trusted colleagues in the wedding industry. After years of hustle, our tunnel vision to success blinded us to how many of our friends in business were driving themselves into the ground. Burnout was shuttering businesses left and right in the wedding industry. For many, the stress was too much to bear after ignoring the warning signs for years.
For all the resources we had at our disposal as wedding and lifestyle professionals–workshops, courses, spreadsheets, systems, memberships, programs, mentors, and more–nothing seemed to address the growing epidemic of exhaustion, anxiety, and burnout in our industry. In a sea of styled shoots, flawless flatlays, and “Know your worth, then add tax,” our friends were drowning–not because they couldn’t bounce back from burnout, but because they couldn’t stop it in the first place.
That’s when we knew something had to change.
We channeled our passion for community, our commitment to world-class service, and our fascination with elegant affairs into the workshop experience our industry so desperately needed: One that prioritizes learning, togetherness, creativity, and most of all, staying well. For all you do to take your clients on an unforgettable journey, we believe it’s your turn to experience the exceptional–and you can’t pour from an empty cup, friend.
Welcome to The Artists’ Retreat. We’re so grateful you’re here.
Haiku House is a private and exclusive nine-bedroom luxury vacation rental in Hawaii, located on 20 lush acres of paradise on Maui’s North Shore. The house is enveloped in a rich Hawaiian botanical history, with naturally aged beauty marks that remind us of the power of mother nature and the peacefulness we can feel in her arms.
The paths around the property take you to grand views of majestic trees, vast open fields and peaceful nooks under an arboreal canopy. Whether you are taking a walk around the grounds, reveling in the roots of the Moreton figs, relaxing with a refreshment by the pool, sipping coffee on the lanai, or gathering fruits and vegetables from the garden, there is a feeling of privacy that offers an overwhelming sense of serenity.
Haiku House is located in the North Shore community of Haiku – just past the town of Paia and the world famous surfing and windsurfing beach, Ho’okipa. The North Shore of Maui is a special place, with a strong sense of adventure, an active community and a great respect for the land. Many people fall in love with the North Shore’s vibrant culture, and visit regularly to bask in the comforts that this special pocket of paradise embodies.
With an endless number of activities on the North Shore such as surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, biking, farming, yoga and arts, there is no shortage of ways to tailor a vacation that exceeds your wildest dreams.
Elevate your portfolio with a masterfully designed commercial shoot featuring brand partnerships and lifestyle content curated for luxury clientele. In this intimate brand campaign at one of Maui's most sought-after venue spaces, you'll capture high-end portfolio material that’ll draw in elite brands and secure prospective client partnerships. You can count on luxury beauty products, chic fashion, and impeccable details with expert styling.
Our retreats are mindfully designed to hold space for quiet contemplation–individually and as a community. Whether you’re within the bounds of your business or not, we encourage you to look inward. In the classroom, on the beach, during morning meditation, and beyond, there are plenty of opportunities for reflection and self-discovery. Aly, Sarah, and Magi will teach classroom sessions, drawing on their respective areas of business acumen and expertise. Topics of instruction include pitching Brand Partnerships, creating a content strategy based on client's marketing, executing a commercial photoshoot shot list, learning best practices for your legal strategy, and more.
Savor this opportunity to pause, rest, and recharge. If the sandy shores of Maui aren’t enough to encourage belonging and ease, you can count on us to set the tone for your retreat. Our exclusive accommodations, leisurely pace, and intimate group of vetted attendees will allow you to quiet your mind and come back to your “why.”
Together, we’ll take our daily routine one step further and lean into the power of ritual. Each morning, we'll gather for yoga, meditation, and journaling exercises at dawn. We'll end each day by breaking bread over a nourishing meal prepared by our private chef.
4:00pm | Check-In
7:00pm | Welcome Event
7:30am | Wellness Session
9:30am | Educational Sessions
12:30pm | Lunch
1:30pm | Educational Sessions
3:00pm | Free Time
7:00pm | Bonfire Q&A with Hosts and Movie Night
7:30am | Wellness Session
9:30am | Case Study on Brands
12:30pm | Lunch
1:30pm | Case Study on Brands (cont.)
4:00pm | Free Time
5:30pm | Sunset Headshots
7:00pm | Dinner with Private Chef
7:30am | Wellness Session
9:00am | Educational Session
11:00am | Farewell and Departure
A more detailed timeline will be provided closer to the event date.
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In order to ensure alignment with our goals and vision for the The Artists' Retreat, we are screening all attendees through an application to ensure fit and diversity.
Please submit your application via the link below to be considered, and we will be in touch shortly. Thank you!
For general inquiries or questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.