Ciao Bella! Let's go to ITALY !
Join me for 4 incredible days at the idyllic Strada Toscana – an old Tuscan estate complete with stunning olive groves, sweeping vineyards and a beautiful lake tucked into a nearby forest - for a retreat designed exclusively for wedding industry photographers & wedding planners.
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, 2020 ● Arrival (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.
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 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...
More Whys (Did I Mention This is Italy?)