Imagine waking up to a gentle Tuscan breeze through your open window and enjoying a frothy cappuccino under a rose-covered pergola before diving into an inspirational and transformative week for you and your business. 

What Will You Learn? 

It's time to learn how to redefine a whole new level of beauty and business savvy for your photography and wedding planning business. Learn how I built a successful brand in the wedding industry and gain insider knowledge during this intimate 4-day retreat at Strada Toscana, a villa where curious travelers, creatives and experts come together to experience, explore and learn in an extraordinary place...

Execute a Styled Shoot

Who wouldn't love the opportunity to design and capture beautiful things in an even more beautiful place? Not only will you learn in an environment that inspires, you will also get to create and collaborate on a gorgeous styled shoot to help elevate your business and portfolio. Let your creativity run wild!

Plus, This Is Italy!

This ancient land with its characteristic landscapes and incredible light will envelope you, as it has countless creatives before you, including some of the greatest artists the world has ever known, like Leonardo di Vinci and Michelangelo and Raffaello. It’s a land of incredible natural beauty, exquisite light and nearly palpable with the energy of inspiration.

Your Full Retreat Schedule at Strada Toscana March 22nd-March 26th, 2020:

Day 1- March 22nd, 2020Arrival (pick-up at Chiusi-Chianciano Train Station) ● Orientation ● Wine Tasting/Pairing Lesson ● Aperitivo ● Welcome Dinner at Villa

Day 2- March 23rd, 2020 ● Morning: Breakfast at Villa ● Instruction with Jennae- Creating a Brand that Influences & Attracting Your Ideal Client ● Break ● Instruction with Jennae- Designing & Executing Styled Shoots with Intention for Your Brand ● Lunch at Villa ● Graphic Design Lesson - Creating Materials for Your Styled Shoot ● Afternoon: Città della Pieve ● Evening: Pizza Night in Chiusi 

Day 3- March 24th, 2020 Morning: Breakfast at Villa ● 1⁄2 day Instruction at Puscina Flowers with Kindred Blooms ● Lunch: Picnic at Puscina Flowers ● Return to Villa ● Instruction with Jennae- Your Online Presence (SEO!) & Getting Your Work Published ● Pasta-Making Lesson ● Aperitivo ● Evening: Dinner at Villa 

Day 4- March 25th, 2020 ● Morning: Breakfast at Villa ● Instruction with Jennae & Jaimee Morse- Styling & Flat Lay Instruction for Styled Shoot ● Instruction with Jaimee Morse- Photography Tips & Tricks for Styled Shoot ● Lunch at Villa ● Paola: Italian Table Setting and Styled Shoot Set-Up (use created graphic design materials & flowers from Puscina. Models dressed and styled by A&BE Bridal Shop!) ● Aperitivo ● Evening: Farewell Dinner at Villa 

Learn how to "Elevate Your Brand" in the Italian Countryside over Prosecco and Pasta with Jennae Saltzman

With over 10+ years of experience in wedding planning, event design and styling, (plus my extensive experience in the wedding industry and acute attention to detail!), will ensure you learn everything there is to know about elevating and building a brand with intention that influences during this inspirational and transformative retreat in Tuscany, Italy. Seriously...I can taste the crusty bread and olive oil already! 

My work has been featured on NBC's "The Meredith Vieira Show", Martha Stewart Weddings, Minnesota Public Radio, WCCO News, Glamour, Style Me Pretty, The Everygirl, The Star Tribune, Brides Magazine, Minnesota Bride Magazine, MPLS + St. Paul Weddings Magazine, and many other national and local blogs & magazines.  

​My Minneapolis based wedding planning company, Blush & Whim, was recently named one of the TOP 10 wedding planners in the Midwest by Martha Stewart Weddings' partner company, MyWedding Magazine.  

As a wedding professional, I know you will walk away from this retreat feeling inspired to grow your photography and wedding planning business and elevate your brand.

Investment: $3470- $3570


Featured Speakers & Contributors

Jaimee Morse Photography

Jaimee Morse is a wedding photographer based in Maine but also frequents Cape Cod, Boston, Newport Rhode Island, and Minneapolis and can’t wait to see where each year will take her. Wedding photography is her passion and she approaches making images like she does everything else in life- with zest and a light spirit. She's a carefree, outgoing introvert with a love for capturing things in the most beautiful of ways. She aims to create images that are timeless and authentic, preserving artistic, breathtaking, tear invoking memories for you and your loved ones for generations to come. 

She is also the owner of Heirloom Bouquet, a modern way to preserve your wedding bouquet into an elegant and timeless heirloom. 

Kindred Blooms

Kindred Blooms is a petite design studio located in Minneapolis serving the Twin Cities and greater Midwest. Sisters Emma and Alexia Kelsey have spent the last 7 years building their fine art floral design studio.  

Growing up the daughters of a floral designer and master gardener, the sisters were raised with a love for all things flowers. Spending years in their mother's gardens helped foster the organic style they have come to be known for. 


The Whys (What's So Special About This Workshop?)

You're Going to Learn...

  • how to attract your ideal client
  • how to grow and create a brand that influences 
  • how to book weddings that wow
  • how to market and sell your services 
  • how to design and execute a gorgeous styled shoot with intention in the Italian countryside
  • how to up your styling skills
  • instruction on how to style and pose models for the best photos
  • how to plan and design a styled shoot with publicaton in mind
  • how to create a showstopping submission for publication
  • insider tips and tricks to getting your work noticed by blog and magazine editors


More Whys (Did I Mention This is Italy?)

Think…  

  • 17th century villa
  • morning cappuccino under a rose-covered pergola
  • freshly-baked crostata
  • toes dangling in the pool
  • herb gardens
  • roses, roses everywhere
  • winding alleyways in medieval villages
  • dazzling, red poppy fields
  • fields of wildflowers
  • aperitivo under the jasmine
  • geraniums spilling from window boxes
  • dinners under the Tuscan stars 

It's time to learn how to redefine a whole new level of beauty and business savvy for your photography and wedding planning business. Learn how I built a successful brand and gain insider knowledge during this 4-day retreat at Strada Toscana, a villa where curious travelers, creatives and experts come to learn and explore in an extraordinary place...