HAWAII RETREAT

WITH Sophia Costa & Stormy Solis

Oh Hawaii – it’s that one place on the planet, where I feel like I’m coming home to myself, being enveloped in a feeling of being deeply alive & connected with nature & people in every sense. Sessions here are otherworldly and spark so much inspiration, joy and creative + personal growth. It’s been a few years since I’ve been able to host a Retreat here, so when I started planning my 2023 offerings – I knew this place would be at the top of the list to include. Everyone should experience not only this place, but the magic of shooting here & the artistry it pulls from you.

As I started the early research of planning this special offering, I reached out to my dear (and insanely talented) friend Sophia Costa of The Sophia Co to see if she’d be interested in FINALLY co-hosting with me, as we’ve been talking about it since 2016. I met Sophia when she first moved to Oahu (back when I was still living on island) & have been on the sidelines admiring her ever since, as she’s grown into a phenomenal artist & educator. Not only is she a visionary, she’s an amazing person to spend time learning from.

We’ve come together to offer this exceptional and unique experience in our favorite place, that is loaded with comprehensive education and shooting opportunities. What also makes this such a special offering, is that attendees will get the bonus of hands on opportunities to learn some of our own unique offerings: underwater & drone photography plus creating films.

The Details

WHEN AND WHERE
RETREAT #1: January 18-21
RETREAT #2: February 22-25 
Pāhoa, Big Island, Hawaii (Hilo is the closest airport to fly into, or you can fly into Kailua-Kona & make the drive across island. Attendees are encouraged to carpool & will have an opportunity to connect ahead of time in the private attendee Facebook group – so you can share car rentals). Retreat begins at 1 pm & ends with check-out at 10 am.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 4 Family & Motherhood/Maternity Sessions (Sophia & I will both be leading 2 sessions each)
  • Drone photography (Sophia will be demonstrating integrating drone shots into her session flow during one of the shoots – if you have a drone to bring, you’ll get the  opportunity to take epic shots from above)
  • Attendees will get the chance to get acquainted with underwater gear in a pool setting first, and will also get the chance to try ocean underwater photography in shallow to mid-depth water with Sophia’s guidance.
  • Stormy will be teaching on creating & marketing films as an add-on for your sessions
  • Start to finish editing techniques (including underwater & drone)
  • All meals plus coffee & red wine at the retreat house, but snacks & other drinks will be up to you.
  • Lodging in Pāhoa with shared beds
  • Nailing backlight, blue hour, direct, harsh, and low light in dramatic or emotional ways PLUS using light in underwater and from above with drone scenarios.
  • Creating connection and storytelling in your work in artistic / authentic ways.
  • Business, pricing, social media, setting yourself apart in a saturated market, travel photography
  • Thought Processes, Styling, Location Selection, Settings, Gear – pretty much everything that goes on behind creating our work.
  • Roundtable Editing & Portfolio Review, which provides opportunity for 1:1 with each attendee as we walk around the room to offer help & answer questions.
  • Private Attendee Facebook Group, where you can connect ahead of time & hopefully coordinate travel/car rentals for carpooling.
  • Stormy’s Painterly Collection Action Pack with her 1-Click

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to/from and during the retreat.
  • Snacks or drinks outside of red wine and coffee at the retreat house.
  • Presets, Actions or Templates (outside of my Painterly Collection Action Pack with my 1-Click)

Investment — $3400

Retreat #1 is sold out. For Retreat # 2: It’s also limited to 12 attendees for an intimate experience. Four $850 non-refundable payments will be due (when registering, then Nov. 10, Dec. 10 & Jan. 10 to secure your seat). Please email me at stormy@stormysolis.com at to request your seat. Seats are filled on a first come basis.

REFUND POLICY

Seats are non-refundable or transferable. In the event you can’t attend, you can sell your seat to someone to replace you.

HAWAII RETREAT

With Sophia Costa & Stormy Solis

Oh Hawaii – it’s that one place on the planet, where I feel like I’m coming home to myself, being enveloped in a feeling of being deeply alive & connected with nature & people in every sense. Sessions here are otherworldly and spark so much inspiration, joy and creative + personal growth. It’s been a few years since I’ve been able to host a Retreat here, so when I started planning my 2023 offerings – I knew this place would be at the top of the list to include. Everyone should experience not only this place, but the magic of shooting here & the artistry it pulls from you.

As I started the early research of planning this special offering, I reached out to my dear (and insanely talented) friend Sophia Costa of The Sophia Co to see if she’d be interested in FINALLY co-hosting with me, as we’ve been talking about it since 2016. I met Sophia when she first moved to Oahu (back when I was still living on island) & have been on the sidelines admiring her ever since, as she’s grown into a phenomenal artist & educator. Not only is she a visionary, she’s an amazing person to spend time learning from.

We’ve come together to offer this exceptional and unique experience in our favorite place, that is loaded with comprehensive education and shooting opportunities. What also makes this such a special offering, is that attendees will get the bonus of hands on opportunities to learn some of our own unique offerings: underwater & drone photography plus creating films.

THE DETAILS

WHEN AND WHERE
RETREAT #1: January 18-21
RETREAT #2: February 22-25 
Pāhoa, Big Island, Hawaii (Hilo is the closest airport to fly into, or you can fly into Kailua-Kona & make the drive across island. Attendees are encouraged to carpool & will have an opportunity to connect ahead of time in the private attendee Facebook group – so you can share car rentals). Retreat begins at 1 pm & ends with check-out at 10 am.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 4 Family & Motherhood/Maternity Sessions (Sophia & I will both be leading 2 sessions each)
  • Drone photography (Sophia will be demonstrating integrating drone shots into her session flow during one of the shoots – if you have a drone to bring, you’ll get the  opportunity to take epic shots from above)
  • Attendees will get the chance to get acquainted with underwater gear in a pool setting first, and will also get the chance to try ocean underwater photography in shallow to mid-depth water with Sophia’s guidance.
  • Stormy will be teaching on creating & marketing films as an add-on for your sessions
  • Start to finish editing techniques (including underwater & drone)
  • All meals plus coffee & red wine at the retreat house, but snacks & other drinks will be up to you.
  • Lodging in Pāhoa with shared beds
  • Nailing backlight, blue hour, direct, harsh, and low light in dramatic or emotional ways PLUS using light in underwater and from above with drone scenarios.
  • Creating connection and storytelling in your work in artistic / authentic ways.
  • Business, pricing, social media, setting yourself apart in a saturated market, travel photography
  • Thought Processes, Styling, Location Selection, Settings, Gear – pretty much everything that goes on behind creating our work.
  • Roundtable Editing & Portfolio Review, which provides opportunity for 1:1 with each attendee as we walk around the room to offer help & answer questions.
  • Private Attendee Facebook Group, where you can connect ahead of time & hopefully coordinate travel/car rentals for carpooling.
  • Stormy’s Painterly Collection Action Pack with her 1-Click

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to/from and during the retreat.
  • Snacks or drinks outside of red wine and coffee at the retreat house.
  • Presets, Actions or Templates (outside of my Painterly Collection Action Pack with my 1-Click)

Investment - $3,400

Retreat #1 is sold out. For Retreat #2, it’s also limited to 12 attendees for an intimate experience. Four $850 non-refundable payments will be due (when registering, then Nov. 10, Dec. 10 & Jan. 10 to secure your seat). Please email me at stormy@stormysolis.com at to request your seat. Seats are filled on a first come basis.

REFUND POLICY

Seats are non-refundable or transferable. In the event you can’t attend, you can sell your seat to someone to replace you.

Stormy Solis Photography