This premiere olive-centric workshop includes elements of the classic workshop we have offered over the years, but with a unique twist: it's all about olives! The workshop takes place during the olive harvest season in Tuscany. AJ style team photographer, Emily Followill, will be back again as your photography instructor. Emily will teach you the basics of your camera and for more advanced photographers, you can dig into technical one-on-ones with Emily.

Annette will be teaching styling in the kitchen and in the studio with special guest, acclaimed chef Alisa Barry of Bella Cucina who will be in the kitchen teaching Italian cooking lessons. If you have a passion for all things Italian, including Italian food, this workshop is for you. Annette and Alisa are a match made in olive oil heaven. If you're obsessed with olives and olive oil, this is your time to make the commitment and come cook, style, and photograph with this amazing and complex local product. All recipes will use local olives or local organic olive oil, and both sweet and savory recipes will be on the menu.

Here's what you'll be doing for 4 days of olive oil fun: you will partake in foodie excursions. We will visit an organic olive grove and harvest olives. The group will observe/participate and photograph while the olives are harvested and then pressed (you can even participate in harvesting the olives if you please). We will all enjoy a picnic in the olive groves after a morning of harvesting.  Fall is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the seasonal bounty like olives, truffles, persimmons, and even wine tasting. Of course you will be enjoying wine from our very own vineyard at all meals.

You'll have a free day to explore even more of Italy which includes your choice of fall festival excursions. We have everything laid out for you on our Free-Day Activity Page.

Post-production lessons on work flow will be offered in the onsite photo studio for those who are interested. 

$2,850.00 for shared rooms, $3,275.00 for single rooms.  (Class is limited to 8 students.)

2 shared rooms and 4 singles are available, so book early.

NOTE* Workshop registration closes September 30 th, 2017

Fee includes breakfast, most lunches (excluding your free day), some dinners, all instruction, and group excursions. Accommodations are also included. Airfare is not included and is the responsibility of the student. Students fly to Pisa airport, you are responsible for transportation to the B&B.

Sif Orellana will conduct this workshop, of course, with AJ style team support in leading the workshop experience. Sif is a publisher, photographer, award-winning cookbook author, and co-founder of Denmark-based boutique take-away cafe, Greenilicious.  She is a new addition to the AJ style team this year, and she will be teaching healthy recipes. All attendees will take part in cooking classes along with recipe writing and photo styling lessons. This workshop will focus on local food product and healthy cooking. It’s the perfect fit for food bloggers, people with food allergies, and bloggers wanting to amp up their content and produce pretty photographs as well. You will be using your camera, so bring it along. This workshop is for all levels. Sif is an experienced photographer, so she will be available to answer all technical questions you might have about photography and your camera.

There will be excursions to the farmers markets, along with a free day, which includes the choice of excursions. All lessons will be conducted on the grounds and in the gorgeous photo studio situated in the stone barn the cooking course will be in the main house kitchen.

$3,275.00

Fee includes breakfast, all lunches (excluding free day), some dinners, all instruction, and excursions. Hotel included. Airfare is not included.

 

This Workshop has been requested by many of you. Annette will be teaching the basics of styling and composition for those of you interested in pursuing a career as a stylist. We will cover lifestyle, interiors, still life, and food styling. Annette will be discussing the business aspect of styling with tips on billing, fees, and 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, hands-on styling with a professional photographer capturing your images. No need to bring a camera unless you would like to. Sarah Dorio and Kayla Alexander (Annette's incredible assistant) will be there to answer any photography questions you may have along the way. This is strictly styling, therefore, styling and production will be the focus of this workshop.

There will be excursions to the farmers markets, along with a free day, which includes the choice of excursions. We will also offer a trip to a local antiques market 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.

$3,275.00

Fee includes breakfast, all lunches (excluding free day), some dinners, all instruction, and excursions. Hotel included. Airfare is not included.

 

This Workshop is the classic workshop we have offered over the years. It will include AJ style team photographer Sarah Dorio as your instructor. She will teach you the basics of your camera, and for more advanced photographers, you can dig into technical one on ones.  Annette will be styling. 

There will be excursions to the farmers markets, along with a free day, which includes the choice of excursions. We will also offer a trip to a local antiques market where you will prop shop with Annette. Post-production lessons in work flow will be offered in the onsite photo studio for those interested. All lessons will be conducted on the grounds and in the gorgeous photo studio situated in the stone barn.

$3,275.00

Fee includes breakfast, all lunches (excluding free day), some dinners, all instruction, and excursions. Hotel included. Airfare is not included.

 

This Workshop is the classic workshop we have offered over the years. It will include AJ style team photographer Christina Wedge as your instructor. She will teach you the basics of your camera and for more advanced photographers you can dig into technical one-on-ones with Christina.  Annette will be styling most of the lessons, with special guest, world-renowned Spanish stylist Sandra Osorio  who will be taking the reigns at Friday's lesson. Annette has wanted to work with Sandra for many years, and now for the first time, they will have the opportunity to work together in Italy. What a treat for them and what a treat for students.

There will be excursions to the farmers markets, along with a free day, which includes the choice of excursions. Post-production lessons in work flow will be offered in the onsite photo studio for those interested. All lessons will be conducted on the grounds and in the gorgeous photo studio situated in the stone barn.

$3,275.00

Fee includes breakfast, all lunches (excluding free day), some dinners, all instruction, and excursions. Hotel included. Airfare is not included.

 

Ready to take your creativity to the next level? Join Stylist/Producer Annette Joseph and Stylist/Social Media Expert Anne Sage for a weekend of essential learning in the arts of styling and brand identity creation! Students will hone their skills in styling for the camera, gaining an understanding of the foundational tenets of composition and how to apply them when crafting professional quality images. The workshop will also provide strategies and best practices for making your brand shine on social media. Don’t miss these two days of valuable information and collaboration with other creatives, along with critical tips for making your brand the best it can be! Bring your phone and captures stunning photos. No cameras are required, though if you would like to bring your camera along, please do.

This workshop will gather at Light Lab, a groundbreaking photo studio and events space in L.A.  Founded in 2016 by photographers Caroline and Jayden Lee and author/stylist Anne Sage, Light Lab is a supportive and inclusive space for creatives of all kinds. We are thrilled to be offering this opportunity to our fans and followers. Come spend the weekend with us!

$900.00

Fee includes: lessons, breakfast and lunches, propping, meals except dinners, and take aways. Hotel and airfare are not included.

Join us for two days and two nights and enjoy the stunning location of Starbright Farm in White Hall, Maryland. This working farm is owned and operated by nationally known photographer, Helen Norman, and her husband. Join Annette and Helen for two days of foraging and photography in this stellar location. They will teach you the basics of styling and photography all while using the garden to forage. Together you will create organically beautiful sets to photograph, talk composition, and learn post-production. The workshop is for all levels, but keep in mind you should have basic knowledge of how to operate your camera on a manual setting. Come along with us to the farm. 

Join us for five days and five nights on this once-in-a-lifetime creative retreat on the Italian Riviera. This photographic journey will immerse you in the Riviera lifestyle. Join Annette and acclaimed lifestyle and interiors photographer, Emily Followill, as they guide you through styling and photography. Stroll the palm-lined boardwalk of the seaside town of Alassio and taste the ocean bounty and handmade pasta. Enjoy the retro-vibe of this little Italian beach town while capturing your best images along the way. Mingle with other creatives in this charming setting, and relax and learn about photo styling and photography all at the same time. The workshop is for all levels, but keep in mind you should have basic knowledge of how to operate your camera on a manual setting. Come along on an Italian experience full of fun, food, and photography. 

You gave me the courage to start this journey by opening a whole new world to me. Seeing through new eyes. Thanks!”
— Gina Marie, Italian Riviera Workshop attendee

Join us for 5 days and 5 nights in this once-in-a-lifetime creative retreat, and immerse yourself in the rich and colorful culture of Marrakech, Morocco. Taste exotic food and engage all of your senses in a kaleidoscope of color at the markets. Drink in the intoxicating visuals while bonding with other creatives in the most beautiful setting, Peacock Pavilions. Acclaimed food and prop stylist, Annette Joseph, and gifted editorial and lifestyle photographer, Sarah Dorio, will be teaching both basic and advanced styling and photography techniques. This workshop and retreat includes exotic day trips that will engage your imagination and forever inspire your imagery. The workshop is for all levels, but keep in mind you should have basic knowledge of how to operate your camera on a manual setting. Join us on this unforgettable and exotic adventure. 

I just wanted to thank you for a marvelous trip, a wonderful workshop, fine expertise, awesome extracurriculars (henna, belly dancing, and shopping), incredible accommodations, and new friendships.”
— Sally Mitchell, Marrakech Workshop attendee