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Saint-Martin Sky

A luxurious retreat for photographers

Experience a retreat designed to refresh your creativity, access
hands on education, and come away with the next level in your portfolio.

Château Saint-Martin
French Riviera
April 17 - 20,  2023

Presented by

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Dragonfly Photography

Dana Watts
Owner & Designer at Thyme & Details

With 12 years of event planning experience and a Bachelor's Degree in Sustainable Business, Dana is a pioneer in sustainable, luxury event design.

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Oona Breyer
Owner of The Dragonfly Photography

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What is this retreat?

Let's be real... it's be an intense few years in our industry. We all need an opportunity to reset. This retreat is designed for a photographer that wants to grow your portfolio in a meaningful way through education with hands on application. To help you find the rest and renewed creativity you need.


Have you noticed it can be hard to stand apart in a world full of same? There is a lot of talk about how important that ‘ideal portfolio’ is, but if it looks like everyone else’s, what good is that really doing you? We’ll talk about how you can set yourself a part from the sameness out there, create an intentional business, and connect with those ideal clients that want something unique to their story that only you can bring. 


You’ll learn how to create editorial and emotion filled images that publications are snapping up with practical posing education, so that you’re excited when you are picking up the camera, not feeling trapped with the same poses over and over. 


Perhaps most importantly, you’ll experience the kind for rest and refreshing that a luxury experience can bring. An intimate setting where both networking and space for growth and hospitality is prioritized.  


Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to have you.

What you can expect:

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Day 1


Welcome cocktails, ice breaker, & networking in the underground stone wine cellar

Dinner with sunset views of the Mediterranean at Le Saint-Martin Terrace

Free time – unwind, enjoy the pool, or get to bed early... your pick!

Day 2

Reset from jet lag and renew your body with morning yoga in the gardens

Breakfast with views of the Mediterranean at Le Saint-Martin Terrace

Publishing education with Oona in the Salon Cap d’Antibes

Editorial sessions: tablescape & flat lay details

Photographers will be split up to ensure adequate time with each set up

Lunch  at L’Oliveraie amongst the olive groves

Transport into the historic town of Vence for interactive posing education  & coaching

Think high fashion styling, walking historic streets, stop by a cafe, etc.

Dinner at L’Oliveraie amongst the olive groves 

Free time

Day 3

Breakfast & reflection with views of the Mediterranean at Le Saint-Martin Terrace

Engaging Your Ideal Client education session with Dana in the Salon Œnothèque

Full styled shoot – part I

Lunch  at L’Oliveraie amongst the olive groves

Full styled shoot – part II

Transport to local vineyard for picnic session

Off site dinner with wine pairing at vineyard

Return to Château for free time

Day 4

Breakfast & reflection at L’Oliveraie amongst the olive groves 

Goal setting, cheerleading, application, and growth conversations



Is this experience right for me?

This experience is perfect for you if... you are photographer that wants to take both your work and business to the next level, grow your portfolio in a meaningful way through education with hands on application, and find rest and renewed creativity through a curated retreat. 

What is not included?

Transportation from your home city to Nice, France is not included in the retreat fee. The Nice Airport (NCE) is located only 25 minutes from the Château. We want this experience to be as simple as possible for each of our guests. We will arrange transportation from NCE to the hotel for our guests who arrive from 2 PM - 6 PM on April 17, 2023. For those will not be able to meet at NCE during this window, Uber and taxi is readily available for you.

We are working with an excellent travel agent partner for this retreat, Trips to Cherish. If you need any travel arrangement assistance, please don't hesitate to let us know at We will be happy to connect you with the travel guide!



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The Venue

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Private room  4,800 | Shared room 4,600

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I have to be there, sign me up!

Express your interest below. We will send over the details to book this experience within 1-2 business days of your request.

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Thanks for your interest! We will be in touch soon.



Dana & Oona

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