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An Intimate Retreat for Photographers

The Boudoir Retreat

May 2-5, 2021
Black Hills, South Dakota

You're an established photographer dreaming of adding boudoir to your services. But how do you even begin? You'll need to know how to pose them, a marketing plan... and how do you even price that kind of thing? 

The Boudoir Retreat is here to help you set up your brand new boudoir biz! You'll leave with all of my best posing tips, a pricing guide ready to send to your clients, and a new sisterhood of photographers to cheer you on!

This retreat is an opportunity for you to step away from working in your business, and a time for you to work ON your business instead. Connect with other photogs in an intimate setting (complete with late-night wine, snacks, and lots of laughs!).  We'll be covering the exact steps I took to go from full time wedding photographer to full time boudoir photographer, making 4 figures on each session. 

Apply now!

The Timeline

Late Afternoon - Arrive at the Cabin,
Dinner and Introductions


Morning - Boudoir Business 101 
Afternoon - Marketing Essentials, Pricing and Products
Evening - Dinner in Town, Pricing Guide Reviews and 1-on-1's

Day one is a ton of content that you just won't find anywhere else! I'm opening up my playbook and serving you everything that I know! We'll discuss my workflow, how I run my business and attract incredible clientele. All while bringing in six figures! (if I can do it in the middle of teeny tiny South Dakota, you can too!) We'll discuss how to get people to actually book with you, and price your experience in a way that serves your clients better and actually makes you profitable 


Morning -  My Posing Flow, Posing with a Model
Afternoon - Individualized Posing Instruction, Headshots of Each Other, Editing and Reveal Sessions
Evening - Dinner in Town, Pricing Guide Reviews and 1-on-1's

Learn how I flow through a session with posing so that I never have to second guess my next move! We'll split into groups so that I can individually coach you on posing your client, and the other groups can grab headshots of each other. It's the perfect place to do it! Afterward, we'll talk about how I edit for boudoir sessions, and go over reveal sessions. These have been a GAME CHANGER for my business!

Morning - Hugs and Goodbyes!

Sunday, May 2

Monday, May 3

Tuesday, May 4

Wednesday, May 5

Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is for photographers that want to...

- step outside of your business and set aside a few days to work ON your business
- learn the strategies that you need to create a high-end luxury boudoir brand
- charge whatever you want for a luxury service
- change lives and empower other women through their boudoir images
- have a clear marketing plan and product pricing list 
- learn to shoot classy, empowering boudoir images!
- have a sisterhood that will help you with your boudoir photography journey

To help you receive individualized attention and to get the most out of this retreat, we are limiting the amount of spots available to attendees!

What's Included?

- The Exact Steps I Took to Go From Booking Ten Sessions per Year to Ten Sessions Per Month
- Learning How to Create a Luxury Boudoir Experience
- My Step-By-Step Posing System That Flatters EVERY BODY
- Individualized Posing Direction and Feedback
- A Customized Pricing Guide Based on Your Cost of Doing Business
- Three Nights Stay in a Luxury Vacation Home in the Black Hills
- Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks each day
- Memories from staying up way too late, and drinking wine with your new friends ... PRICELESS. 

- The Exact Steps I Took to Go From Booking Ten Sessions per Year to Ten Sessions Per Month

- Learning How to Create a Luxury Boudoir Experience

- My Step-By-Step Posing System That Flatters EVERY BODY

- A Boudoir Session with a Model (hello portfolio images!)

- A Customized Pricing Guide Based on Your Personal Cost of Doing Business

- Three Nights Stay in a Luxury Vacation Home in the Tennessee Mountains

- Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks each day

- Memories from staying up way too late, and drinking wine with your new friends ... PRICELESS. 

What are you waiting for? Apply now!

"Attending Emma's boudoir retreat was everything. There is truly no other way to gain so much practice with posing and prompting so many other women in a relaxed, comfortable setting. All of the portfolio images were also a huge bonus! I walked away with not just more confidence in posing, but with a workflow of how to run each session. Above all, this retreat set me up for financial success by taking action steps to plan for the future."

- Janet D.

"The boudoir retreat with Emma was such an amazing opportunity to work on the boudoir part of my business, something that I had been meaning to do for a long time but never really had the time or knew what I needed to do! I learned so much about how to improve my workflow, my client experience, and my posing.

It has definitely inspired me to start making boudoir a bigger priority in my business and gave me the tools make that happen and to make it profitable! It was also so fun to meet other photographers on the same journey as me, and to have a new group of friends to support each other!"

Hear from others who attended my first boudoir retreat!

- Ashley B.

"The retreat was super refreshing to just get away from mom life and talk nerdy with some other ladies in the biz! I loved just hanging out and bouncing ideas off each other.  After the retreat, I felt confident with my passion of photography and relating to my clients on a personal level.
I'm very thankful that Emma so freely shared her workflow with us. Some photographers like to keep that information "secret" but I appreciated her openness. She is SO encouraging and empowering to clients and fellow photographers! "

- Liz A.

"The second I saw Emma was offering a boudoir retreat, I jumped on the opportunity to go. I am seven months pregnant and live in Alaska and was not going to let being pregnant stop me from missing out on this amazing opportunity. If you are serious about photography and growing your business, I can't recommend this retreat enough. DO IT! You will meet lifelong friends from all over the country and have an incredible mentor by your side every step of the way. It was seriously the best investment!"

- Jasmine J.

Investment

Most life-changing retreats, like this one, cost multiple thousands of dollars, but you can grab your spot at The Boudoir Retreat for just 1899. 

Early bird price - 1497
Ends this Friday!

Flexible payment options are available

FAQs

where can i fly in to?

why are you accepting a limited amount of people?

do i need to find my own place to stay or bring my own food?

what precautions will be taken regarding the pandemic?

how do we get to the cabin?

You’ll want to fly into Rapid City Regional Airport! Check in at the cabin is at 4:00 PM (MST) so please plan accordingly!

The cabin is about an hour drive away from Rapid City, so you can either rent a car or Uber/Lyft to the cabin. It would be smart to coordinate travel with someone else who is flying in! (We'll have a Facebook group for that!)

We've got a spot saved for you at the cabin! You are welcome to bring your own snacks if you really want to, but breakfast, lunch, snacks, and lotssssss of coffee will be ready for you!

what do I wear to the retreat?!

I always work best when I'm comfortable, so I will be teaching in my favorite leggings and yoga pants! You are welcome to do the same!

All attendees will be required to submit proof of a negative COVID test or vaccination.

I want to be able to give you individualized attention, so I'm only taking a limited number of attendees this time! This is actually a benefit to you, so that you can get my full attention and help!

will I leave with enough images to start my portfolio?

This retreat is actually not for building your portfolio, but we'll be going over how I advise to do model calls so that when you go home you can start to build your portfolio the right way that serves you and your clients the best!

Application