Portraits & Pinot 2018
November 9-12, 2018
I'm hosting my final women's portrait retreat weekend in Geyserville. My parent's have sold their property so this will be the last event there and I'm pulling out all the stops to make this the most epic weekend yet. This is Veteran's Day weekend, so if your schedule allows, there's a bonus day to play.
For this series, I'd like to focus the images in the vineyard, taking advantage of all the beauty of autumn. Fall is my absolute favorite season for all the colors and I haven't had the opportunity to do a Fall event yet, so I'm beyond excited to see what we can create together. I’ve been testing out smoke bombs and my new fog machine to add an extra element to images.
If you have other request (indoor bathtub, outdoor bathtub, lake), please let me know in advance of booking and I’ll let you know if there is an additional cost associated.
Throughout the weekend you'll also be free to frolic through 40 acres of lush private wine country property, including two private lakes, a creek, vineyards, and a meadow. The property is a stunning, modern backdrop with unlimited unique features, including a raised Italian bathtub overlooking the lake, an outdoor shower, and an indoor tree.
I'm beyond ecstatic to see this vision come to life with you. I'll work with each of you individually to create your concept over the next 2 months.
$500 for accommodation and 10 fully edited (but not retouched) images.
I've separated out my standard editing from my retouching to be able to deliver you as many high quality images as possible. Not all images need retouching, so I want to be able to provide you with quality images for a lower investment when possible, but I also need to charge accordingly for requests on retouching.
Retouching is essentially anytime I need to make larger adjustments to an image, this could include; changing the background (like replacing the floor in the bath tub scene) or for the levitation image of Angela over the bathtub, or more extensive edits like enhancing your features, digital make-up adjustments, or glamour edits. With the nature of these images, I don't anticipate needing any retouching, but I'm leaving it as an option should you choose some more extensive post-processing.
Additional images may be purchased for $30 (edited, not retouched) OR $100 edited and retouched. This is lower than I normally charge $50+ that I'm only able to do here since we're using the same general location/lighting so I can streamline the editing process and make up for the loss in volume of images.
Spots limited to 10 guests. Early reservations are given priority bed selection.
Private Home & Guesthouse
We will have access to the main house, with most guests sleeping in the 4 bedroom guesthouse which will be all ours. See pics/details here: http://bit.ly/2mHm3es
2-3 nights accommodation, in a shared queen+ bed in one of the two houses. If you're free to go up early, please let me know, I will head up there on Wednesday or Thursday.
A 60 minute photo session, with 10 edited images included
Tour of surrounding areas, recommended wineries
Private lake with 2 kayaks. Skinny dipping and sunbathing!
Housecleaner after we depart
Food and Wine
Food: Please bring food to share with your sisters. We will do potluck style breakfasts and lunches together, and then dine on some delicious wine country fare in the evenings.
Wine: I can advise on many nearby wineries and tasting rooms, most of which have free tastings
Please feel free to invite other women that may be interested as well. Referral credit of additional images available.