This Workshop is the classic workshop we have offered over the years.  Annette will be teaching styling lessons while showing you how to style for the camera and then photograph your images with your camera or iPhone.

There will be excursions to the farmers markets, along with a free day which includes your choice of excursions. You will receive lessons in work flow, the business of styling and how to give your brand a presence on social media. There will be an opportunity to delve into your own business and plenty of one on one with Annette. All lessons will be conducted on the grounds and in the gorgeous photo studio situated in the stone barn. You will spend time using the vast prop collection in the studio, as well as shop for your own collection at Annette's favorite haunts and flea markets. This is an opportunity to work with a stylist and producer with 25 + years of experience in the highly competitive world of editorial styling. Annette will be collaborating on the weekend with one of Italy’s top stylists and editors, Barbara Pederzini. See how styling is done “Italian Style” as Barbara shares her techniques and styling philosophy. This is a rare opportunity to meet and work with an Italian professional in the field.

This workshop is great for aspiring stylists and photographers, professional bloggers, and artisan makers and manufacturers, cookbook authors. Improve your style and your brand amid the gorgeous landscape of Italy. Join us. This workshop is limited to 5 students, all rooms are private.

$3,900.00 (nonrefundable initial deposit: $1,950 + remaining deposit due one month prior)

Your stay at La Fortezza will include:

  • Accommodations

  • All Breakfasts

  • Some Lunches

  • Some Dinners

  • Aperitivo (Italian cocktail hour) with me, author of Cocktail Italiano

  • All Instruction

  • Class-Related Excursions

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 or individual excursions. 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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