Women’s Portrait Retreat with Erika Marie Studio – Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale, AZ
Monday, November 8 – Friday, November 12

Hi BABES!!! I am so excited to announce a dream come true!!! Since I started on this women’s portrait and boudoir journey I always thought to myself how amazing it would be if I could bring amazing women together into a luxury destination and spoil them with gorgeous empowering portrait sessions of themselves and images to last a lifetime… creating forever bonds, friendships and memories… and of course FUN! Well babes the time has come…

Below are all the details of this trip! What is included as well as our itinerary!

Included:
Luxury Accommodations with Double Occupancy
Complimentary Breakfast Daily
Bubbly and Catered in Dinner First Night In
Beauty Tutorial by Lindsay from Luxe
Women’s Portrait Indoor/Outdoor Session with Erika Marie Including:
Hair and Makeup by Luxe
2 looks
15 digital images
options for upgrade or additional product at 20% off
Private Chef Themed Dinner Party
Private Yoga and Meditation Session
Swag Bag with merch and faves from Erika Marie Studio and Luxe
$2250 with all taxes and fees included

Optional Activities:
Night Out in Scottsdale Tuesday Night after Shoot Day
ATV Off Road Desert Tour Wednesday Morning

ITINERARY:
DAY 1: HI BABE! We can’t wait for day 1! Check in will be after 3pm. We will greet you with bubbles and lots of snacks. Show you your room and let you get settled. You will get to meet all the other gorgeous dolls that will be staying on the trip. Don’t worry we aren’t going to be doing any kumbaya shit in a circle and introducing ourselves and talking about our favorite ice cream. LOL This is time to relax! We want everyone to just chat and introduce themselves and get to know each other. We will be catering in healthy options for dinner and getting prepared for the following day… hint hint! Lindsay from Luxe will be doing a night time beauty tutorial to get you all prepared for DAY 2…. SHOOT DAY!

DAY 2: You will wake up to complimentary breakfast. We will have a full day of hair and makeup and shoots! You have the option for privacy during your shoot or can have other babes cheering you on! Either way this will be such an empowering day I legit get chills just thinking about it. Everyone will make sure their hair is clean and dry and face is clean and ready for Lindsay from Luxe to work her magic at their scheduled time. We will start bright and early and I will coordinate with all attendees on the schedule. When in between your shooting time explore Scottsdale, enjoy the pool, have a cocktail, read, do tik toks, prank people…. Just naming some of my favorite things. Each babe will have about an hour in the hair and makeup chair and 30-40 min of shooting time in our gorgeous setting. We are going to get A LOT of images that is what I do know. Even some awesome group shots! This space is a dream setting! November will be a great time to get out of the cold in the Midwest and enjoy the average 80 degree weather in Scottsdale! We should be done shooting by 3 or 4pm. Then we will hit Scottsdale for the night for dinner and drinks! We need to get you out and show off all that gorgeous hair and makeup. The Night Out is an optional outing and guests can opt to stay in if they would like!

DAY 3: Complimentary Breakfast. Well it may have been a wild night… unsure? haha. This morning we have an optional outing of ATV Off Road Desert Tours! This activity will be from 8am-11am. Make sure to wear your custom tee in your swag bag! We also hired a private chef for an all white party dinner. Erika will be taking some awesome group images at this time. Erika may also jump in the pool in her birthday suit after dinner…your welcome.

Day 4: Complimentary Breakfast. We will have a complimentary yoga and meditation instruction this morning for anyone who would like to take part. This is a free day! Do what you would like!

Day 5: Well…We laughed. We Cried. We have inside jokes. We built awesome new friendships with kickass women. We are already planning the next one. Check out is 10am.

Note: This is an itinerary built for us to bond during the trip but this is YOUR vacation so never ever feel pressure to do any activity. If you aren’t into something and choose to stay and relax at the pool or explore other options in Scottsdale, AZ. Totally OK!

ATV Add On:
$175 add on per person.
We wanted to add on a super fun outdoor activity that is a bit bad ass and memorable! We found these desert ATV rides and got majorly excited! It is 45 minutes from our luxury accommodations and car service will be provided and is included in this price. We will be leaving at 8am to start our tour at 9am for two hours. We will be providing some awesome matching gear for those attending!
More info on https://www.desertmonsterstours.com/

Exclusions: Flights, Car Service, Food and Alcohol (except as noted)
Payment is nonrefundable.

THE SHOOT ($1500 VALUE)
Timing:
A schedule will be made prior to the trip. You will know your specific hair and makeup time and shoot time a couple weeks prior to the trip. That way you can plan your Day 2! I will chat with each guest individually on preference etc. Guests have the option to do a little pampering with a massage, pedi and mani, blowout or shopping prior or after their shoot. The pool area may be off limits some of the day due to shooting. We should be wrapping up with shoots around 3pm.
Posing and Sets:
We will be using our on-site gorgeous luxury location. Erika will have designated outdoor/indoor areas and specific planned poses she will be doing with everyone attending to stay on schedule. Your shoot will be approximately 30-40 minutes per guest give or take.

What to Wear:
Your shoot will include two looks. My vision for the sessions is beachy, airy, natural, and neutral. Obviously bring your two looks you love these are just ideas. With all the greenery and water at our private residence and pool a one or two piece black or white swimsuit would be amazing as an option. Or any simple under pieces from skims.com or items similar from another site. The backdrop at this location will be so outstanding something simple just showcasing YOU will be amazing. Sheer slips and dresses especially in white with swim underneath or nude would be gorgeous. Especially if you are looking for a wet look at the end in the pool! An artistic nude or just topless with a high waisted swim bottom or thong bottom with a gorgeous sunhat or fun hat from gigipip.com would be stunning. Topless or a crop top with a linen short or pant could be fun too for a beauty portrait vibe. Sheer white button downs or a swim cover up is a great option. So many fun ideas!

Here is a Pinterest Board of some inspo to get you started: https://pin.it/375MIky

Places to Shop:
https://www.montce.com/
https://www.vitaminaswim.com/
https://showmeyourmumu.com/
https://skims.com/
https://www.lulus.com/
https://www.gigipip.com/
https://www.revolve.com/

Finished Product:
After returning home you may see a few sneak peeks from Erika in your inbox or on her insta feed if you signed a model release!!! Ahhhh this part is SO exciting and everyone’s favorite! Erika will send you a full online gallery of 15 fully edited high resolution digital images to keep within 3 weeks of coming home from the trip. Guests will then have the option to add additional products such as additional images, album, prints, or viewfinders at 20% off the regular price. Erika will send a full menu with your gallery with options.

You do not want to miss this! Check out now before the 8 spots are filled up!