Announcing Our 2018 Destination Photo Shoot!!

Officially SOLD OUT!

But if you would like to get on a waiting list please let us know by emailing us at sdstudio@theboudoirdivas.com.
Sometimes spots open up ūüôā

Every year we either do a workshop for photographers OR a destination shoot for clients somewhere magical. Over the years we have met so many adventurous, fun loving women that we have decided to do something a little different for 2018.

This May, we¬†will be hosting an¬†“Adventuress Photo Expedition” for both photographers and models (photographed clients)!¬†And we will be staying all together at a great house hitting up¬†breathtaking¬†spots in

RIVIERA MAYA & TULUM
MAY 9-15, 2018!

Currently seeking:

  • ¬†6 photographers (beginner or intermediate) and

  • 6 models (model means any age, shape or size¬†gal who wants¬†awesome photos)

Photo Expedition Includes:

  • ¬†Lodging in a large house in the Riviera

  • Most meals

  • Styled shoots on the beach

  • Photo shoot excursions

  • Personalized behind-the-scenes video

Calling wanderlust, travel-loving ladies who want to go on a photo expedition and have A BLAST creating imagery.

Must be in love with art, excited to make new friends, love adventure (i.e. not too terribly scared of foreign countries), and be ready to have fun!

First come first served with a non-refundable deposit
(unless we/you find a replacement for your spot).

Official launch and more details on December 15th at 3pm pst.
Sorry boys, we love you but this is ladies retreat as accommodations are party/slumber party-ish.

We will do a launch reminder via email so be SURE you are on the list, scroll down for sign-up!!

OFFICIALLY LAUNCHING on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018 at 3pm

If you really want this be ready to grab your spot!

Itinerary
(subject to change)

 

DAY 1/MAY 9: Photographers and models arrive

  • 3pm Check in at house
  • Van one will leave airport at 2:30pm*
  • Van two will leave airport at 7:00pm*
  • Relax and get acquainted with snacks and cocktails. Draw straws for bed accomodations.
  • 8:00pm Dinner at the house

 

DAY 2/May 10:

  • 10:30am Intro brunch.
    • Models draw for pool demo or sunset demo with Marissa
  • 12:00pm- 2:00pm
    • Photographers: Classroom style instruction. Shooting, exposure, posing and expression.
    • All Models: Classroom style hair and make-up lesson since not all shoots will include full hair and make-up
    • Pool Models prep. Light make-up (no pro hair)
    • Sunset Models free time
  • 1:30pm Self serve snacks/light lunch
  • 2:30 Pool demo with models and photography instruction
  • 4:00pm Free time. Sunset Models prep
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm Sunset demo on models and photography instruction
  • 8:00pm Casual dinner

 

DAY 3/May 11:

  • Morning off or
  • 8am Yoga by the pool (optional of course, as is everything)
  • Self service breakfast and lunch*
  • 10am Make-up for models begins. Hair on your own
  • 1:00-2:30pm Warm-up shoots. Mid-day shoot around the grounds. Rotating through models
  • 2:30-5:45pm Free time
  • 4:00pm Make-up touch ups begin for models
  • 5:45pm Sunset beach shoots
  • 8pm Late dinner out on the town and 1 hour of shopping or exploring¬†

DAY 4/May 12:

  • Morning off. Draw for beds again, if there are sofa beds.
  • Self service breakfast and lunch*
  • 1pm-7pm Catamaran Photo Excursion! *Due to factors out of our control we may have to find something equally cool, but the trip is currently confirmed.
  • Dinner on your own. We will have a car service listed for you if you want to venture to town (we understand it’s about 20 minutes away) with a buddy.

DAY 5/May 13:

  • 8am Early morning yoga and journaling with prompted questions
  • 11am TULUM!! All day photo expedition! Mixed locations including Cenotes and the picturesque town. 1.5 hour drive. Evening off in Tulum, back at vans by 9pm for drive home

DAY 6/May 14:

  • Morning off
  • Self service breakfast/lunch on your own*
  • Option to skip shoots and venture out on your own
  • 1pm: Hair and make-up starts
  • 5pm happy hour
  • 4pm-7pm: casual shoots at the house and surrounding areas
  • 7:30pm: laid back dinner

 

DAY 7/May 15:

  • 6 or 7am van to airport for those who have an early flight
  • 10am goodbye mimosa breakfast
  • More fun group photos
  • 12pm Check out
  • 12pm van to airport

 

*Itinerary and accommodations subject to change. Flexibility is key to a good time. Understand that we have packed this schedule with fun, so that if one or two activities don’t work out, we still have plenty of others planned to insure a good trip!
*Self service meals mean that we will have plenty of groceries for sandwiches, continental breakfast, etc. If you have dietary restrictions we will do our best to accommodate you.
* This is YOUR trip, so all activities are optional and we understand if you want some alone time or to choose to go do something a little different.

OFFICIALLY LAUNCHING on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018 at 3pm

If you really want this be ready to grab your spot!

RESERVE MY SPOT

Photographer Package

$ 3950

may be paid in payments

 Photographer

5+ stylized shoots in gorgeous locations

  • On the beach
  • At sunset
  • At a pool
  • In a¬†hand picked location in Tulum
  • At a Cenote

Photo shoot excursions

  • Tulum & Cenotes
  • 4+ hour boat day

2 Dinners out on the town

  • Dinner in town at a hand picked restaurant

Photography

  • Full day dedicated to on location photography instruction on natural light, camera settings, exposure, composition, expression and posing
  • Images for your portfolio to elevate your brand
  • Constant photography¬†input/critique/question answering¬†at every shoot
  • Requirement: Send each model 50+ proofs to download and choose from 3 weeks after the trip

6 Night Stay in the home

  • Dinners included
  • Welcome breakfast on day 2
  • Goodbye breakfast on last day
  • Lunch and breakfast groceries provided for self service meals
  • Possibly shared queen bed or sofa bed
    – we’ll be drawing for bed spots, mostly solo bed¬† accommodations except for a few shared, mid week we will draw again and change it up.

YOU WILL RECEIVE

  • Stylized photo shoot sessions to capture images to promote your biz (from personal experience this takes your brand to a new level)
  • 2-3 min BTS video of you “on location” to promote yourself with your favorite photos from your shoots
  • 20+ BTS images of you photographing “on location”
  • A testimonial from 2-3 of the models/clients

GOALS

  • Elevate your brand
  • Take photos of each other as well as models for social media
  • Create relationships that last forever
  • Have FUN and ADVENTURE with like minded new friends

$750 Non-Refundable Deposit
Balance of the trip due by April 15 2018.
Monthly payment invoices will be sent on the 15th of each month.
We do have to charge sales tax because we are creating a video and images, we will be charging it only on your last payment which we will be invoicing for the “products” the rest of the fee is the trip itself. Sales tax will be $116.

Model Package

-SOLD OUT 3950

may be paid payments

Model (Photographed client)- SOLD OUT!

5+ stylized shoots of you in gorgeous locations

  • On the beach
  • At sunset
  • At a pool
  • In a¬†hand picked location in Tulum
  • At a Cenote

Photo shoot excursions

  • Tulum & Cenotes
  • 4+ hour boat day

2 Dinners out on the town

  • Dinner in town at a hand picked restaurant

Photo Shoots

  • 5 stylized shoots in different locations
  • 100+ digital images for you to use as you wish
  • 2¬†full hair and make-up applications
  • 2 quick casual/light make-up applications
  • Requirement:¬†Sign model releases for¬†photographers (exceptions can be made for images of a more private nature)
  • Requirement: a testimonial for each of the photographers IF you enjoyed them or their images

6 Night Stay in the Home

  • Dinners included
  • Welcome breakfast on day 2
  • Lunch and breakfast groceries provided for self service meals
  • Possibly shared queen bed or¬† sofa bed
    – we’ll be drawing for bed spots, mostly solo bed¬† accommodations except for a few shared, mid week we will draw again and change it up so people who were sharing don’t have to the entire trip
  • Add massages¬†or car service (into town) for an additional fee

YOU WILL RECEIVE

  • 100+ proofs to download and¬†use as you wish
  • 35 images of your choice airbrushed
  • 2-3 min BTS video of your shoot and your 35 images ($1200 value)
  • You may add an 8.5×11 Art Book, 20 pages, $675 ($885 a la carte value)

GOALS

  • Leave with mind blowing gorgeous images of you!
  • Take photos (fun Instagram style) of each other as well as¬†photographers¬†for social media
  • Create relationships that last forever
  • Have FUN and ADVENTURE with like minded new friends

$750 Non-Refundable Deposit
Balance of the trip due by April 15 2018.
Monthly payment invoices will be sent on the 15th of each month.
We do have to charge sales tax because we are creating a video and images, we will be charging it only on your last payment which we will be invoicing for the “products” the rest of the fee is the trip itself. Sales tax will be $116.

RESERVE MY SPOT

Be sure to be notified by email when it launches on the 15th!!

OFFICIALLY LAUNCHING on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018 at 3pm

If you really want this be ready to grab your spot.

FAQ

 

I don’t really think of myself as a model. Will I be uncomfortable booking the model package?
We have fun calling our clients models, but really this is for the every woman. You don’t have to have had a photo shoot with us in the past, or have experience in front of the camera. This actually isn’t about looks, this is about owning your moment.

Don’t you worry, we will be teaching our photographers how to coach you through every bit of the photo shoot. This will actually be one of the most liberating experiences of your life. Every woman has cellulite, let it go. Every woman feels awkward in front of camera, let it go (we’ll help you). Every woman deserves to have some time in the spotlight and¬†open themselves up to feeling good in their own skin.

What airport should we fly into?
Cancun International Airport

What level of photographer is this for?
As long as you have a DSLR camera, a lens that can open up to at least f/3.5 and you love portraiture, this is for you. Beginners welcome. While this isn’t an intensive workshop by any means, this is more of a photographer led photo expedition, there will be plenty of time to help you become more comfortable with your camera and portraits in general. Plenty of time for questions, critiques, demos, etc. If you are an advanced pro photographer, this trip is completely for you. How often do you get a chance to go from awesome location to location with styled models/clients? If you have been wanting to show off more in your portfolio, to get more clout, or get into the destination photo shoot world, this is for you.

What if it rains the entire week, or nature has some other plans while we are there?
We will improvise and make the very best of it. Rain is unlikely during that time, so we have that going for us. Sometimes things don’t work out as perfectly as we hope. But we plan to still make the best of it no matter what!

Why do I have to have travel insurance?
Life can happen at in-opportune times. So can Mother Nature. Travel insurance insures that if anything big happens, you will be refunded. We have a strict no refund policy on the package price price simply because this is a HUGE investment of time and finances for us. Unfortunately one person missing the trip impacts us.

Why are all the payments non-refundable? What does transferable mean?
Again, there are no exceptions. Unless you get someone to go in your place. We have a strict no refund policy on the package price price simply because this is a HUGE investment of time and finances for us. Unfortunately one person missing the trip impacts us. Transferable means that you can come to San Diego instead and invest in one of our one-on-one consultations instead.

Do I have to sign a model release?
You do. Photographers and models will be signing model releases because we will all be posting on instagram etc. And we want to use these images from promotion. However, models, you and your photographer can chat if you want to keep some sassy images private.

As a model, I’m worried that all my photographers might be newbies and I won’t get good shots. What are your thoughts on this?
My team will be paying close attention to that. We have been doing these photographer events though and have never come across this as an issue. No hard feelings on the newer photographers, you are absolutely welcome on this trip, however if we notice that you may not be getting the next level images we want you to get. We will step in and make sure you do. And we will be making sure the photographers are dramatically improving the entire trip. My team and I will also be photographing you A LOT throughout the photo expedition.

I’m really excited about the house? Is it luxurious and on the beach?
We booked a nice rustic home on¬†a private beach with a pool. However, that is not what you are investing with this trip. As outside circumstances could always force us to find a new place, and we would do our absolute best to insure it’s as good.

I want my own room and my own bed? Is this possible?
Because we can’t guarantee that the sleeping accommodations won’t be exactly as described in the rental¬†listing, we can’t offer people specific rooms/beds before hand. We will be drawing for beds on the first day, then switching so that if some are better, everyone has equal nights in the better spots. We have planned ahead for new sheets on each spot.

What are the photographer requirements?
Send each model 50+ proofs to download for their use 3 weeks after the trip.
Sign a model release.

What are the model requirements?
To give each photographer (only if you really liked them or their work) a testimonial.
To always tag them and us when you post an image.
Sign a model release.

Where is the house that we are staying at?
It’s North of Playa Del Carmen. We will be giving you the exact address when we get closer to our trip. If you book we will send you the VRBO link.

I want to bring my friend, is there a way she can stay with us?
Not at this time.¬†Unless she wants to be a model!! ūüôā

 

IMPORTANT (and funny) THINGS TO CONSIDER

  • It doesn’t seem as though our house that we are renting will have A/C. If the ocean breeze isn’t enough to make you comfortable at night, this may not be the adventure trip¬†for you.
  • You must be in generally good health for this trip and able to get around fairly easily, we will be trekking to locations in some instances. Nothing too hard of a workout, but mobility is important. And in some instances it will be very hot.
  • This is not a luxury trip. This is a fun adventure trip!! Yes everything we booked is nice…. but remember it’s Mexico nice. No offense, Mexico, we love you, but I think you guys get what I’m saying ūüėČ
  • Speaking of not luxury…. this is an “after we (or the cooks) makes the dinner you wash and dry your own plate and put it away” kinda trip. Hope that’s okay. Team work makes the dream work!!!
  • This is for the person that loves travel, and is flexible. We will be busting our butts to make sure things run as smoothly as possible, but this is a chill party/adventure. If you get grumpy when things don’t go 100% according to plan, I assure you group travel with all women is probably not for you lol. There’s always one person we have to wait on on trips like these, and if you might let it ruin your day this trip¬†just may not be for you.
  • You need a passport.
  • This will hands down, be one of the most exciting and memorable weeks of all of our lives!!!¬†We are SO ready! Are you?

Check out the video from our last destination trip to Mykonos