Executive Business Education For Photographers

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Madeira is the most epic island I've visited. It's volcanic and charming with a landscape that feels out of this world! This island has healing powers, it gives you SO MUCH. The Portuguese people also have the kindest souls and welcome you with open arms. 

This paradise makes it THE perfect location to host my photography retreat focused on the road to 6 figures!

The Madeira retreat will be longer than the others retreats I host, with the intention to be a travel photography retreat with intensive business training.

My goal is to empower your mindset with solid business knowledge from my years at MIT Sloan, and a career in consulting, marketing, and operations.  In addition to growing successful businesses at Microsoft and Wayfair, I was able to hit 6 figures in 2 years with my photography business. This retreat will be a business BootCamp tailored to photographers, you'll walk away with a solid business plan to accelerate your growth and clear goals to hold you accountable. 

Inspired by Mother Nature, we'll explore the whole island, from savoring poetic beaches to walking above the clouds in epic mountains! We'll work on mastering your craft capturing families in the most epic sceneries. Then we'll find refuge in a charming Airbnb in the center of Funchal with ocean views and a pool! 

Only 4 photographers and me. It will be a petit committee by design, so we can have plenty 1:1 in-person mentorships tailored to you and your business. We'll build your path to 6 figures and you'll walk away with a solid business plan to get you there!

   “Dare to live the life you've always wanted.” 

 

MADEIRA, PORTUGAL | September 12 -18, 2023 | 6 nights

Madeira, a hidden gem waiting for you!

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Only 4 photographers & Andre
  • 3 Family Styled Sessions 
  • Headshots session for all attendees, you'll have gorgeous photos in EPIC locations to be used on your marketing!
  • Intensive business coaching, we'll deep dive on strategies to build the road to hit 6 figures!
    • Revenue growth
    • Strategies for assessing and increasing demand
    • Product launch strategies. Defining and refining your products/session types
    • Lead generation with your website
    • Revenue-maximizing pricing strategy
    • Marketing strategies (SEO, inbound marketing, blogging...)
    • Sales strategies to close the deal
    • Operational scalability (outsource vs. keeping in-house)
    • Competition and differentiation
    • Business Analytics
    • Travel photography strategy
    • Strategies to thrive in a saturated market
    • Essential skills for entrepreneurs (soft skills, negotiations, dealing with adversity)
  • Meet, work, and thrive with a group of like-minded photographers.
  • Rich & colorful Fine Art editing techniques. I'll help you achieve the look you're after! We'll record a video of our 1:1 editing. 
  • The in-and-outs of light. Shooting outdoors is challenging, you'll be able to master direct light, backlight, blue hour, harsh, or low light to achieve emotional captures with amazing skin tones! 
  • All Airbnb meals & snacks in addition to coffee & red wine. You can bring anything extra that you love! :)
  • Lodging at a charming Airbnb in Madeira, Portugal 
  • 1:1 Portfolio Review.
  • 1:1 Website Review. It's all about customer experience,  converting leads, and getting clients down the funnel.
  • 1:1 Business Review. You'll come prepared with homework so we can deep dive into your business. We'll build a solid business plan with clear goals to hold you accountable.
  • During every styled session, I'll share my camera settings and thought process. With this small group of only 4 photographers, you'll have plenty of time to NAIL every angle and light scenario shooting side by side with me.
  • Private Attendee Facebook Group. Yay for connecting and bonding before we hug in person!
  • I'll rent a car and the 5 of us will discover the island together, so many adventures to come from poetic beaches to walking above the clouds! I'll pick/drop you off at the airport :)
  • The formal business coaching doesn't end at the retreat, we'll meet 3 & 6 months after Madeira! Two 1 hour 1:1 Zoom calls to follow up on your business in December 2023 and March 2024.

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare
  • Dining out
  • Excursions

INVESTMENT | $6,500

  • $1,500 non-refundable retainer to reserve your seat. Flexible payment plans are available for the balance.
  • Seats are non-refundable or transferable. In the event you can’t attend, you can sell your seat to someone to replace you.

    *Participants may not have their photography business based within 100 miles of  Boston, Massachusetts 

 

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Let's work together and accelerate your business growth!

Come discover Madeira and walk away mastering your artistic craft with an empowered business mindset!

September 12-18 2023

Investment | $6,500