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A Tropical Branding Boot Camp for the would be Destination Photographer

The Details

When: 8 days , 7 nights - July 22-29, 2019

Where: Tulum, Mexico - Accommodations at the amazing, Tribe House Tulum

Who: We have 8 spots available

Fly into: Cancun

Pricing:   Single Bed Spot- $2999      

How to pay: We can divide this into 4 separate payments and invoice you through Paypal.


How to Apply

This event is by application only. Please click the link below and complete the application. We will contact you by email within a few days if you were selected to go. Anyone can apply, whether they are starting out, or a pro.


Day 1- Fly In- July 22

Fly in to Cancun airport and catch a cab or ask us about arranging transportation to the Tribe House. We will get settled and you can go shopping or sit by the pool or beach until everyone arrives. We will go to dinner that night at a fabulous restaurant and do introductions and information. After dinner, join us for drinks by the pool and some night swimming or head out on the town.

Day 2- July 23- Tuesday

Wake up at the Tribe House and relax while eating a light Tropical Breakfast provided by the house. Enjoy fresh fruits, bakery breads, local juices and more, by our pool as you get ready for your day.

10am - 11:30pm Branding Class- A course on a branding where you will be focusing on choosing your style/ colors and approach. This is important as it is the groundwork for the entire week.

11:30- 1pm Pricing and Marketing, Client Interaction

1-3pm- Lunch Break and Focus Work

3pm-Sunset- Posing Class, Followed by a model shoot on an amazing beach with teal water, palms and a gorgeous view.

Day 3- July 24- Head to a cafe for early breakfast and lattes!

9:30 am- 11am- Editing Class- The How To and Flow of your editing cycle.

11:00 am - 1 pm- Brand Yourself - How to shoot for your brand and website.

Lunch Break

3pm-Sunset- Brand Yourself Shoots- You will have a model and access to the HOF Wardrobe Area. Pick out the dress/outfit/ accessories and more to design your own shoot to match your brand. We will be taking all models to the bohemian beach road zone for an afternoon of shooting. The goal of this, is to shoot so that your front page photos, match your branding, taking your business to the next level.

Day 4- July 25- We will have and awesome light Tropical breakfast, provided by the house and then head to the markets!

Our Harsh Lighting class and Engagement Couple shoot will take place around the markets and dream catchers, featuring the local culture. Have a fresh mango, take lots of photos and of course, you will have time to do lots of shopping!

Afternoon private mentoring sessions will take place. If you are not in mentoring, you may relax, edit or work on the homework for the week.

Day 5- July 26- It's Friday! A great breakfast and then we will go to a cenote so you can relax and swim. The water is crystal clear, bring your snorkel gear! All creatives need a break. Time to recharge for our evening shoot.

Evening Shoot- A Bohemian Wedding- Spend time in the group and shooting individually. Our gorgeous models will be decked out in a true Tulum, Mexico bohemian wedding theme. We will have a stunning wardrobe and all the details, for you to capture.

Day 6- July 27th- LONG EXCURSION DAY- We will head into the Jungle Biosphere of Sian Kaan that borders the Caribbean Sea. Today is a photo excursion where we will be going into the wild with our models to see beach, jungle, sand roads, crocodiles and more. Get ready to have some fun and take amazing photos.


Day 7- July 28th- Free Creative Day. Go shoot for yourself or head out to the Tulum ruins, cenotes or Cozumel. Have some fun!

Day 8- July 29th- Fly home day. You can leave at any time. the house is open for you all day. We are sad to see you go, but hope you had an amazing time with us!

What is included in the pricing?

Shared & Private Models, Amazing Accomodations at Tribe House Tulum, Tropical breakfast, Transport to Activities, Shoot Area Fees, Individual Mentoring, Private Branding Session, 3 months of Follow Up, Website Design Guidance, Posing Class, Editing Flow & How To, Detail Set Up Instruction, Harsh Lighting Class, Jungle/Beach Shoots, Wedding/Engagement Wardrobe, Shoot Jewelry & Details, Client Interaction Session , Pricing & Marketing Class

Edited photos during your trip shot by Maureen and her staff are included in the pricing. Please bring some nice outfits so that we can provide you with beautiful photos. These are not scheduled shoots, rather, we will be taking photos during your adventures.

What is not included in the pricing?

Transportation to and from Airport to Tribe House, most food and drink (some breakfasts provided) , anything you buy, any activities outside our planned schedule, any snorkel rental at the cenotes. No flights are included.

Why is this worth it?

This is a heavy learning experience, in a small group environment. No competing for shooting space or individual time. Unlike some of our other trips, this one is bootcamp style and is designed for you to go home with actual results. This trip is specifically for those wishing to brand themselves as destination wedding photographers. You can come in at any level and Maureen and her staff will adjust your learning experience to reflect where you are in your journey. Your goal is to leave with a new portfolio base, full of amazing photos, new/updated branding, marketing plan, pricing structure and technical skills. In our private model experience, you will have your own model to work with as you design your shoot with our wardrobe and accessories. This gives you the chance to be creative and shoot for yourself. We want to make sure that you are successful, so there is a 3 month follow up group that you may use to continue your education and ask questions. During the trip, you will have a private mentoring session with Maureen and she will assess your business and help with your needs.

During our posing lesson, you can watch and learn different techniques that you may not have used before. We will be teaching full sun shooting and editing, which is a very specific genre and is a fantastic skill to learn.

We will be doing multiple shoots to fill your portfolio. We want you to go home with enough work to pack your website full of gorgeous images.

It breaks down to about $375 a day to attend, which is certainly an amazing deal for both education, accommodations, shooting, activities, transportation, relaxation, models, breakfast,mentoring, photos and more.