One on One, July 16 - 19


One on One, July 16 - 19


The total cost of this workshop is $3,300. A deposit of $1,650 is required to secure your registration. The remaining balance of $1,500 is due June 1, 2019. By purchasing this workshop, you agree to pay the remaining balance when prompted to do so. No refunds are available after booking.

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This workshop has been requested by many of you. Annette will be offering 2 one-on-one sessions in summer of 2019. Both workshops will be 3 days of intensive styling lessons with Annette. She will be teaching the basics of styling and composition for those of you interested in pursuing a career as a stylist or those of you interested in bettering your brand imagery.

These one on one lessons can be customized for you and can cover lifestyle, interiors, still life, and food styling, or you can choose an area of concentration.

For 3 days, you will discuss the business aspect of styling with tips on billing, fees, production and work flow. There will be a lesson on “how to produce a photo shoot” from start to finish along with valuable lessons applicable to your everyday styling/production business. Plus, you'll have experience with hands-on styling all while capturing your images. This is strictly styling, so styling, propping and production will be the focus of this workshop. 

There will be excursions to markets and local antiques markets where you will prop shop with Annette. All lessons will be conducted on the grounds and in the gorgeous photo studio situated in the stone barn. You will stay on the compound in a private room. All excursions will be covered, and fees include day trips and all meals.

This one on one experience will leave you with valuable lessons and insight into a career in styling as well as the skills to feel confident on a photoshoot. Whether you’re a professional blogger,  a stylist looking for new inspiration, a food-stylist ready to hone your skills, a chef seeking to move into styling, a prop stylist looking to improve work flow, or are someone simply interested in the business of styling, this workshop is for you. Tour Italy with Annette and make the best business decision of your life.

$3,300.00 (nonrefundable initial deposit: $1,650 + remaining deposit due one month prior)

This One on One Workshop includes:

  • 3 nights*

  • 3 dinners

  • 3 lunches

  • 3 breakfasts

  • 1 hands-on Italian cooking class

  • Prop shopping tour with Annette

  • Day trip to Florence or Parma

  • All transportation during tours

  • All admission to sites during the tours

  • One-on-one styling instruction from Annette

  • Instagram lesson

  • Lessons on the “business of styling”

  • 1 painting lesson with our Artist in Residence

Note: Airfare is not included. Students fly into nearest airport which is Pisa, Italy. There are no airport pick-ups. You are responsible for transportation to and from the workshop to La Fortezza as well as to and from town for meals. We strongly recommend that you plan to hire a car service or rent a car. There are no taxis.

All attendees traveling from the United States are required to purchase short term international travel health insurance. Proof of travel insurance will be required to attend any workshop.

Please be aware: Due to the nature of our property, we are not ADA compliant, and we cannot accept guests requiring accessibility.

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The Instructor:

Annette Joseph, acclaimed food and prop stylist, will be teaching basics of intermediate and advanced styling and photography techniques plus the business of styling, work flow and production. You'll learn how to get work, how to get published, and how to build your prop inventory.

Since this is a one on one workshop, you can request subjects of concentration and shopping expeditions. Let's design this workshop completely for you. 

The Setting –  The Fortress

The Fortress, the Josephs’ Tuscan home and workshop location, is nestled in the heart of Northern Tuscany in a region known as the Lunigiana. The medieval stone compound sits on 27 acres, and on the grounds are Roman ruins, the La Prugna river and their vineyard. The Fortress has a breathtaking view of the Apennine mountains, the marble-topped Apuane Alps and the valley below. The property is surrounded by olive groves, chestnut trees, fruit orchards and an their own organic garden. The Fortress was a medieval defensive tower from the 12th century in a region that had over 120 castles and kingdoms to protect. You will also find 3 outbuildings, a massive terrace, and a private living quarters. Enjoy wandering the grounds with your camera in hand capturing the Italian country life during your stay.

Lodging: You will be staying at the La Fortezza compound in a private room in the guest quarters.

Schedule: Since this is a one on one session, we will discuss the schedule in advance, and settle on a customized plan for you. Arrival on Tuesday departure on Saturday. 

We can help you with travel before and after the workshop in Italy.