APRIL 23RD - APRIL 26TH

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All Inclusive Destination Retreat on the French Riviera for Wedding Photographers to design & curate a luxurious brand so that you can attract your dream clientele by creating a luxurious portfolio


THE FRENCH RIVIERA EXPERIENCE

join Destination wedding & event planner Nyachia knight and photographer jenny quicksall

For a 3 day retreat in one of the world’s most luxurious locations on the French Riviera, Monte Carlo!

Hosted in one of the most iconic locations on the French Riviera, The Destination Retreat will include 3 beautiful editorial shoots, 2 day's of classroom teachings alongside some of the best luminaries in the industry.

This exclusive luxury destination retreat is for a limited number of attendees  and aims to provide you with an environment where not only you will learn how to design your portfolio in line with your brand, but also BECOME the creative entrepreneur that your business needs to attract luxury clientele while experiencing luxury as well. 

The retreat is open to digital, hybrid, and film photographers.



THE LOCATIONS

villa ephrussi de rothschild

Located in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat in the heart of the French Riviera,  Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also known as The Jewel of the French Riviera, is considered one of the most exceptional wedding venues on the French Riviera.

Overlooking the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea with it’s breathtaking views, Villa Ephrussi is renowned for its beautiful gardens, which is comprised of 9 distinct themes and welcomes over 150,000 visitors each year.

This venue has been known to host a number of beautifully curated weddings and events over the years and this is where our Wedding Inspiration Editorial will take place!

monte carlo, monaco

The creme de la creme of the luxury scene, Monte Carlo is synonymous with opulence and beauty.

Home to the iconic Casino de Monte-Carlo, Monaco offers guests an unparalleled experience, combining the magic of a legendary hotels with some exceptional things to see and do – from Michelin-starred restaurants to the Jewellers’ Courtyard, Opéra Garnier, Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo and much more – all rolled into one.

The streets of Monte Carlo have been the playground for many fashion shoots all year round and will be the backdrop for our Engagement session and Fashion Night Editorial!

THE LOCATIONS

villa ephrussi de rothchild

Located in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat in the heart of the French Riviera,  Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also known as The Jewel of the French Riviera, is considered one of the most exceptional wedding venues on the French Riviera.

Overlooking the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea with it’s breathtaking views, Villa Ephrussi is renowned for its beautiful gardens, which is comprised of 9 distinct themes and welcomes over 150,000 visitors each year.

This venue has been known to host a number of beautifully curated weddings and events over the years and this is where our Wedding Inspiration Editorial will take place!

monte carlo, monaco

The creme de la creme of the luxury scene, Monte Carlo is synonymous with opulence and beauty.

Home to the iconic Casino de Monte-Carlo, Monaco offers guests an unparalleled experience, combining the magic of a legendary hotels with some exceptional things to see and do – from Michelin-starred restaurants to the Jewellers’ Courtyard, Opéra Garnier, Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo and much more – all rolled into one.

The streets of Monte Carlo have been the playground for many fashion shoots all year round and will be the backdrop for our Engagement session and Fashion Night Editorial!

WHATS INCLUDED & TOPICS COVERED

Three Styled Shoots

One Engagement Session, One Fashion Night Shoot and One Wedding Inspired Editorial Shoot with professional models, top fashion brands and luxury styling so that you can curate the top portfolio that you need to attract your dream client.

Two Days of Learning

Two days of learning, interactive workshops and networking experiences so that you can learn how to become the luxurious photographer your business needs to thrive.

Luxury Accommodation

3 nights accommodation at a 5* hotel

All Meals and Beverages

All meals and beverages for the duration of your stay.

tOPICS COVERED

Creating Sustainable Business / Breaking into Destination Weddings / Define Best Workflow Process / Intentional Vision / Vendor Relationships & Networking / Marketing Strategy / How to Submit To Publications & What They Look For / Pricing Structure / Finding Your Ideal Client / Portfolio Review / Flatlay Styling Best Practices / Posing and Connecting with Subjects

MEET OUR HOSTS

Our educators are industry leading professionals with extensive experience providing essential knowledge that will your business to the next level.

JENNY QUICKSALL

I have been documenting weddings since 2016.  Originally from Indonesia, and now based in Southern California, my love of travel and culture have led me to photograph destination weddings around the world. My eye for detail, connection with my couples, and seamless creation of natural moments allow me to create impactful images.  With an MBA in marketing and a dual BA degree in Economics and Psychology, I am passionate in helping photographers and entrepreneurs create a business that is both profitable and fulfilling.  

Gratefully, my work has graced the cover of Inside Weddings Magazine and has been featured in publications from Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, People magazine, Style Me Pretty, the Knot, and more.  I have also been named Best Photographer by California Wedding Day 5 years in a row.  

I cannot wait to share my journey with you and share my lessons learned along the way!  Let’s connect and create in the French Riviera!

NYACHIA KNIGHT - NKT EVENTS


Hey there! I’m Nyachia, Destination Wedding Planner & Editorial Stylist and have been named among Top Wedding Planners by Martha Stewart Weddings as well as featured in Top Weddings Blogs such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, Magnolia Rouge and more!

I've had over 15 years of experience in the luxury and event industry, working with some of the top brands, vendors and publications in the wedding world for the past 7 years.

Which means that I have gained a good eye at identifying fashion flair that helps set you apart as a destination wedding photographer.

When I was first starting out building my portfolio, I wish I had some guidance on what brides actually look for in a destination wedding vendor because I know I could have moved forward faster, with the support of those who came before me.

I also learned that it’s more than just putting together beautifully curated imagery, and after realizing that I had to embody the identity of a luxury wedding planner, was I able to start attracting my dream clients. I can't wait to welcome you to the French Riviera!

SCHEDULE

SUNDAY | APRIL 23RD

Welcome Dinner

MONDAY | APRIL 24TH

Breakfast

Keynote Speakers

Engagement Shoot

Night Shoot in Monaco

TUESDAY | APRIL 25TH

Breakfast

Keynote Speakers

Villa Ephrussi de Rothchild Wedding Shoot

Gala Dinner

WEDNESDAY | APRIL 26TH

Farewell Breakfast

INVESTMENT

$5500

DATES: APRIL 23-26, 2023

Pay in full or split into 3 payments
$2500 RESERVES YOUR SPOT
$5,000 EARLY BIRD RATE UNTIL DEC. 5


Investment includes:

  • Three nights luxury accommodations at a 5*hotel
  • Two  days of valuable presentations, classroom sessions and one-on-one time with guest speakers
  • Three Styled Photoshoots
  • Individual Attendee Head Shots
  • Specially curated gifts and amenities for all attendees
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the retreat

Please Note:
Your initial deposit is nonrefundable, but is transferrable!

REGISTER HERE

$5500

DATES: APRIL 23-26, 2023

Pay in full or split into 3 payments
$2500 RESERVES YOUR SPOT
$5,000 EARLY BIRD RATE UNTIL DEC. 5


Investment includes:

  • Three nights luxury accommodations at a 5* hotel
  • Two  days of valuable presentations, classroom sessions and one-on-one time with guest speakers
  • Three Styled Photoshoots
  • Individual Attendee Head Shots
  • Specially curated gifts and amenities for all attendees
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the retreat

Please Note:
Your initial deposit is nonrefundable, but is transferrable!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We've got A's for your Q's

Do I need to book my accommodation?

No, we will arrange accommodations for attendees at our host location. All accommodations will be shared, so please make accessibility needs known to us so we can be sure to accommodate.

How and when do I pay for the retreat?

There is a no refundable deposit of $2,500 to secure your place. A second deposit of $2,000 is due on 15 January and the balance is due on 15 March.

What airport do we travel to?

Monte Carlo is 30 mins from Nice airport and can be easily reached by train, taxi or private transfer.


Do I need to be a destination wedding photographer to attend?

No. This retreat is catered to the growth of your destination wedding photography portfolio and business, so if you are seasoned or new to the wedding world, you are more than welcome..  

Do I need to be a film photographer?

Absolutely not.  All are welcome! You can be a film, digital or hybrid photographer. Jenny works with both film and digital mediums and will cover how she uses both mediums seamlessly during the wedding day.   

How many attendees will you be accepting?

Because we value an intimate setting, we will only be accepting up to 15 participants.  

how will the styled shoots work?

For each shoot, we will have the opportunity to break out into groups so that every attendee will have ample time to shoot and be able to implement what they learn.

Will I be able to submit the styled shoot to blogs?

Yes! We understand the strength of social proof and encourage our attendees to submit their work for publication.  

What should I pack?

For photographers: pack your gear! :) Whatever gear you want to use to shoot, please bring it, along with one flash unit.  I would also bring your laptop so you can take notes and show your portfolio for the portfolio review portion of the workshop. 

Can I request a reimbursement if I can no longer attend?

No. Unfortunately refunds are not possible but it is possible to transfer your seat to another person.  


CONTACT

If you have any questions regarding The Destination Retreat, please contact us at:

hello@thedestinationretreat.com