Q: Why should I attend an Annette Joseph Style Workshop or Retreat?

A: Perhaps you want to take your professional skills to the next level, take on new career challenges, improve your blog, connect with other creatives, expand your mind, or just try something new? Our workshops and retreats are a great way to jump-start your goals.  You will be creatively challenged and inspired in new and interesting ways. 

Q: Who attends Annette Joseph Style + Photo Workshops?

A: A wide variety of people attend. We have stylists who want to photograph, and photographers who want to style. Small business owners who want to photograph products, artisan food producers, textile designers, writers, bloggers, interior designers, jewelry designers, chefs, floral designers, and magazine editors. Anyone wanting to be a better visual storyteller and hone their photographic eye. Our photography instructors, trained professionals working in the editorial industry, will teach you valuable lessons on workflow and editing with the latest software.

Q: What should I pack for an Annette Joseph Style Workshop or Retreat?

A: Comfy shoes and clothes for working and touring all day, and nice attire for evenings in town and any cocktail parties that arise. Annette Joseph Style website's blog has great examples. Simply search "What I pack" on the blog. 

Q: What camera equipment will I need for a photo+style workshop?

A: Plan to pack your camera and a tripod. We will supply all lighting equipment, however if you have portable lights, bring them if you like. A full camera equipment list will be supplied prior to leaving.

Q: What is typically included in the fees for each workshop?

A: All inclusive fees typically include:

  • Ground transportation to and from the airport and all activities in town unless otherwise noted

  • Lodging

  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages for all workshop days; some but not all dinners

  • Guided trips to markets and shopping areas

  • Arrival cocktail, meet-and-greet reception, and farewell dinner

  • Professional photography and editorial food, prop, and lifestyle styling instruction from world-class experts

  • Food & props for styling

Q: Do I need to book my own airfare? 

A: YES! For all workshops, you are responsible for your own airfare. Airfare is not included in the price of any workshop. 

Q: Will I have a roommate for overnight workshops?

A: You will not share a room with a workshop attendee unless requested. We find our attendees like their own space. In some cases, people ask to room together, and we do our best to make that happen.

Q: Is the sample schedule I see on each workshop page set in stone?

A: The instructors reserve the right to modify the program should the need arise, but for the most part this is the schedule.

Q: How do I secure my place in a workshop/retreat?

A: To secure your spot in a workshop, we request that a deposit payment be made upon registration. Note: Workshops fill-up quickly, and your space will only be yours with your deposit. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registration containing further details and instructions.

Q: What if I register to attend, but won't be able to make it? Can I get a refund?

A: Make sure you want to attend as there are no refunds.

The Marrakech workshop is on my wish list, for sure — I mean, c’mon, it’s like a fabulous grown-up summer camp, without the cots.”
— Oma Blaise Ford, Executive Editor of Better Homes and Gardens magazine and workshop attendee