I Love My Headshot & Bio Retreat

May 18-21 in Ashland, Oregon

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Are you asking yourself?

  • How do I strike a balance between professional and personable in my bio?
  • Why do headshots never look anything like the person in real life? Am a model or a business woman?
  • What are the materials I need to speak at conferences and be featured by press?

Melissa & Jazmin’s Solution

We went way beyond spouting best practices and then leaving you with even more on your to-do list. This retreat will lovingly step you through the process of revealing yourself through story and photography. You’ll leave the weekend with a professional headshot and bio that you can immediately start using for press and speaking engagements. Plus, in our experience, you could leave with 10 new best friends…but we only can promise the photos :).

May 18-21 in Ashland, Oregon

7 Spots Available

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I Love My Headshot & Bio Retreat Experience

DAY ONE – Arrival, Play, & Spa Treatments

We’ll start with a visit to some of America’s greatest story tellers at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for a matinee. Then check into your sumptuous room and draw a hot bath of local mineral water. A friend will drop off plant-based goodies & snacks to start your relaxation right away. You’ll walk down the garden path to the spa to receive a facial and bracial. The facial will clear your pores and brighten your skin for photography day. The second treatment focuses on stimulating and clearing your lymphoid system, which supports your immune system. We’ll enjoy a healthy dinner together before settling in for the night.

DAY TWO – Craft Your Story

If you’re an early riser, you can start the day with yoga or spa treatments. Or you can use this kid-free opportunity to sleep in and join us at brunch. Jazmin Victoria Hupp will share the ingredients you need to earn free press and speaking opportunities. You’ll craft your biography in a step-by-step supported workshop with Melissa Meyer. At dinner you’ll have an opportunity to share a portion of your story for feedback. We’ll end the night soaking in the mineral baths under the stars.

DAY THREE –  Photography & Fun

This day is dedicated to getting you looking and feeling your best for the camera. We’ll weave movement, professional make-up, an art director, a killer photographer, and your favorite music together to create a safe space to be yourself on film. We’ll end the day with a jam session and dance party to shake it all out.

DAY FOUR – Farewell Ritual & Departure

Pick between yoga, a trail run, soaking, and sleeping in on the last day of the retreat. We’ll all come together for a farewell brunch before departing.

May 18-21 in Ashland, Oregon

7 Spots Available

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • How to Earn Press & Speaking Opportunities workshop with Jazmin Victoria Hupp
  • Biography Writing workshop with Melissa Meyer
  • Story Telling & Networking workshop with special guest
  • Hair & make-up styling for photography session
  • Professional photographer and art directors/fun captains Melissa&Jazmin for headshot session
  • Jam session & dance party
  • Goody basket of plant-based relaxation products, snacks and samples
  • Two organic spa treatments: facial and bracial
  • Access to mineral baths
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival performance ticket
  • Two yoga classes or guided run
  • Six vegan & gluten-free meals

PLAN TO ADD

  • Roundtrip travel to Ashland, Oregon
  • 3 Night Accommodations at one of our two options
  • Laser-skin treatments or additional spa treatments (two organic spa treatments are included)
  • Shopping…Ashland is full of cute boutiques…and there’s no sales tax in Oregon…seriously

TRAVEL TO ASHLAND, OREGON

Retreat activities begin at 1PM on Thursday, May 18th and conclude at 1PM on Sunday, May 21st. Other arrival times can be accommodated if you let us know in advance.

  • By Air: We recommend you fly into Medford Airport (MFR), which is a 15 minute drive from Ashland. Other airport options include 3 hours to Eugene (EUG), 2.5 hours to Redding (RDD), or 5 hours to Sacromento (SAC).
  • By Car: Free parking is included with your accommodations. Ashland is a 6 hour drive north of San Francisco or a 5 hour drive south of Portland.

ACCOMODATION OPTIONS

Our two options are located right next to each other on the north side of Ashland.

  • Tent or RV Camping at the Jackson Wellspring is $25-$35+tax per night. This shabby chic option is for those who like to rough it while they relax.
  • Spa Bungalows and Suites at Lithia Springs Resort are $215+tax per night. Ashland’s premium retreat is a spa-like environment. Many rooms feature Ashland’s famous mineral spring soaking tubs and fireplaces. This is the best self-care decision you’ll make all year…promise.

NUTRITION

  • We invite you to join us for vegan & gluten-free meals while on retreat. A typical brunch is overnight oats with fruit, nuts, and organic sweeteners. A typical dinner includes lentils, kale, salad, broccoli, brown rice, and sweet potato. Most ingredients are local and organic. Portions are generous.
  • Tea and fruit-infused sparkling water are included. Feel free to bring your own alcoholic beverages.
  • We’re happy to accommodate your diet with two weeks notice. You’ll let us know your dietary preferences when you RSVP.

CANNABIS CONSUMPTION

  • Cannabis is legal for adults over 21 years of age to consume in the state of Oregon.
  • We ask you to respect Ashland’s no smoking areas where posted at all times.
  • We recommend you avoid joints and bong consumption before the photography session to ensure clearer skin around your mouth.

WHAT TO BRING

We’ll send packing tips for the photoshoot in advance. Check weather for Ashland, Oregon (97520).

  • Your best professional outfit and a fun personality outfit for your photoshoot
  • Your favorite lipstick (or eye shadow or whatever) for your photoshoot
  • Casual fun and comfortable clothes for workshops and meals
  • Yoga outfit and mat (mat rentals will be available) or running clothes and shoes
  • Swimsuit for public mineral baths
  • (optional) Instrument for the jam session

May 18-21 in Ashland, Oregon

7 Spots Available

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