Italian Riviera Style + Photo Workshop 2016

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As many of you know, last week was my Italian Riviera Style + Photo Workshop. My team and I had an amazing time setting-up the workshop as well as working with all of our stellar students. This year we had a lovely group. They came to us from all over the U.S., and we even had a lifestyle blogger from Germany. Check out her post about the workshop here.

Kortney, from the blog The Western Charm, travels all over the world and took 5 days from her busy travel schedule to join us last week. Thanks Kortney. xx We enjoyed having you.

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Putting together a workshop is daunting, however it’s also so rewarding. Gathering props and food stuffs to style and shoot is a mad dash all over town to look for the best of the best. Check out this little video from Megan for the behind the scenes of our prep day.

We take great pride in working with each and every one of our attendees. This year we had a lovely mother daughter duo from California and Texas; these ladies brought warmth, humor, and a little magic with them. I was surprised this year to see the passion and the drive to get the shot right. Calling upon some of my basic tips, attendees were able to create on brand images and explore their cameras in detail.

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Here are some of the highlights from the week:

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Street photography on the streets and beaches of Alassio, tour + lunch at a 16th century castle located on the property of the worlds largest basil farm, La Lanterna Pizza party on the beach, cooking lesson with Giulia from Jules Kitchen , farewell dinner at Conde Nast Travler’s best 50 boutique hotels, Villa Della Pergola.


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The Italian Riviera has been our summer place for 30 years, and we’ve lived in Alassio for 10 years. You may know that I have been house hunting for 3 years, and I am happy to report that we’ve bought a home in Tuscany and will be making the move this summer. The home is big enough to house our students, it will have a commercial demo kitchen, photo studio, and student lounge and living quarters. We will be renovating it through out the late summer, fall, and winter months to prepare for spring workshops and retreats. Keep your eyes peeled this winter for announcements. More details to come about the renovation on the blog. Needless to say, we are over the moon.

Thank you to my amazing team, Emily Followill for taking time from her busy schedule to come and teach photography, Kayla Alexander for being the all around best assistant at photography and styling. Our new addition, style assistant Hannah Holst, and of course the ever amazing Megan Bowers, from Pictory Productions.

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Thanks to our guest Social Media expert Anne Sage for her passion and insightful SM presentation. We love Anne. This was Anne’s second trip to Italy with us; check out her blog to see her impression of Italy. xx

I hope you consider joining us this year. There are 2 new Style + Photo Workshops available right now. Sign up, so you get your spot. See you there!

Photo Credit : moi, Kortney Gruenwald, Anne Sage, Emily Followill

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