Let's face it, if you are going to be a personal branding photographer, you need to walk your talk... you know you need photos and videos to show you and how you work.

Maybe you are keen to learn how to light, pose and create variety for your clients whilst keeping the imagery feeling natural and authentic.

And if you are new to the genre of personal branding, you most likely need to create a gorgeous folio of images with real women you can use to show your work.

I have created this hands on workshop style retreat, so you can tick ALL of these boxes at once, with a pro-team and good company to support you in a luxury shooting environment!

Come learn, shoot & be captured with me


Because you know they are your best performing posts after all!

Create a folio of personal branding imagery, PLUS walk away with with imagery & video starring you
(Yes it's your time!)

Imagine this...

Arrive at a luxury property with other like-minded photographers on the same path, enjoy connection & intimacy with people who get you

Wake up each day to professional hair and makeup team to make sure you look your best all day (with zhooshing whenever you like)

Guided workshops with practical step-by-step tips on how to plan, pose, light, frame and execute a fluid photoshoot experience

Photo & Video shoot with models & each other at luxe property, cafe, streets, nature & beach sunset

All images (of you) & edited video & BTS B-Roll supplied to you for your own promotional purposes (no more excuses)


You are keen to learn more about the genre of Personal Branding from a working professional who is kicking it in this genre, and you want to connect rather than do another online course.

You find yourself getting stuck for ideas on how to pose, frustrated by seeing what others create and want to learn how to improve the overall aesthetic, function & feel of your style

You have tried to do your own photo & video shoots before and hate the way your makeup artist or assistant captured you (hello butt shots)

You are tired of looking from the inside out of your business and need a fresh set of eyes to help you to see what perhaps you can't, in marketing you and seeing your point of difference

You would like access to a full shoot day team including me, my makeup artists, videographer and admin assistant, so you can pick our brains about our processes and the customer journey.

This experience is for you if:


You will get all of this...

Luxury Accomodation - prepare and capture in bay-view luxury a short drive from Nelson's Bay

All Meals - this will be jammed packed, so we will provide the energy source & yummy treats

3 x 90min Workshops - mindset, shoot planning, shooting for maximum sales/profits

Professional Make-up & Hair - you will look and feel amazing on our shoot days!

Model Shoot - 4 ladies of all ages, guided shoot with light & posing tips - shoot for your own folio!

Photograph each other - tag teams at different locations to practise both sides with guidance

Photoshoot with Paula - 20 fully edited images + Social Media Suite

Video Content - edited video of you BTS + all b-roll of you for your website & socials

Full Access - myself & full team will be on hand to answer any questions you have - HUGE WIN!


This retreat is designed to give you behind the scenes access to my whole photoshoot approach, including all our simple lighting set-ups, my team and of course me and my hands on approach to helping you! Plus you will personally be photographed by me, so we will provide 20 edited images taken by me, and receive a collection of RAW's captured by your peers + key video & short video portraits, all this at a really reduced rate than trying to recreate this experience solo. 

Prices vary depending on your room selection. There are only 10 spots available, so first in gets preferred choice of room.

This includes all extras including the accomodation for 3 nights, all meals, a makeup team to keep you looking good, jammed packed workshops & professional photography & videography by my team, plus you get the benefit of having 9 other photographers capturing you at the same time!

Images available 3 weeks after shoot (for full payment and payment plans)

Sounds great

So how much does it cost?


Q. What will I learn in the workshops?



Workshop 1 - This will be covering your mindset, money blocks and other limiting beliefs that may be holding you back, so we can make sure you are in an open state to learn and not judge yourself unfairly over the next few days

Workshop 2 - We will go through planning your shoot with your client, from questions to props & clothing - and how to manage expectations

Workshop 3 - This will cover how to maximise your shoots and increase your sales both before and after the session


Q. What with the video look like?



On the shoot days, my videographer will be recording all the behind the scenes, with specific direction to make sure you are isolated - so there will be video of just you doing your thing behind the scenes. We will also invite you to do some recording straight to the camera also, you can be assured there will be enough footage to compile a 60 sec BTS to showcase the experience of working with you.
We also supply all the B-Roll in short portrait videos, so you can use them in your site + socials!
Watch your socials and feedback explode!!!


Q. What will the model photoshoot look like?



Day 2 - I will be showing you light and pose tips with the models and I will give each of you a chance to capture what I set up. You will then also be given time and space to take them n your own or with a small group and guide and pose them as you like.

We will repeat this in numerous locations across the property to create the kinds of images you will need for your property and then take the ladies to the beach also. These girls will be "normal" body types & all ages


Q. What will day 3 photoshoot look like?



Day 3 - I will pair you up to capture images of each other at specific locations and also be wandering with my camera to make capture you each with my perspective and lens.

The goal of this day is to capture and be captured. Learn from both sides!

We will gather all RAW's and send you away with all the images from each others cameras on the last day!


Q. What is the cancellation policy?



If you need to cancel or reschedule, we will work with you for the best possible outcome.

If you need to cancel due to imposed travel restrictions, we will of course refund all monies paid, or try and reschedule to another date when travel restrictions ease.

Cancellations 60 days prior to retreat, entitled to full refund less costs incurred.

If you cancel 30 days before retreat, you will be entitled to 50% refund of your booking fee, unless we can rebook spot, in which case you will receive full refund less costs incurred.

If you cancel within 14 days of retreat start date, you will forfeit monies paid, unless we can rebook spot, in which case you will receive full refund less costs incurred.


Q. How long after retreat can I expect my images/video?



All images captured by us are available for download using private online gallery within 3 weeks of the retreat & edited video will be supplied online at the same time.

We also provide images in a social media ready suite and as a custom App for your smartphone too (so many ways to view and share YOU!)

No excuses to not show up online anymore!!!


Salt at Shoal Bay a contemporary Australian beach house, providing luxury boutique accommodation, 2.5 hours drive from Sydney or 30 min drive from Newcastle Airport.

The main house is divided into two-self contained levels and a third freestanding cottage so you can enjoy separated spaces.
Simply choose your preferred room and check availability to secure your spot from the selections below... 

Nelsons Bay, NSW - Luxe Retreat


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Queen sofa bed in media room with Shared Bathroom (1 Available)

Sofa Queen Shared Bath

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Queen Room with Share Bathroom (5 Available)

Queen Share Bathroom

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Master room with Queen Bed & Private Ensuite (1 available)

Queen with Ensuite

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Master room with King Bed & Private Ensuite (1 Available)

Master with Ensuite


"Not only is the content of each class amazing, but so is Paula. She is so warm and lovely. She is an amazingly patient and interested teacher. I wholeheartedly recommend learning with her to anyone looking to shift to personal branding photography. Paula is a master!

Jennifer Cappozzola, Pennsylvania USA

"Paula is just the BEST! She goes out of her way to answer questions in depth and push you to literally break through. Paula genuinely cares about you achieving your goals and she has inspired me with her enthusiasm and support. She has a wealth of experience as a photographer and she shares it openly."

Bronwyn Mostert, Christchurch NZ

"Paula not only teaches, she learns about you. She helps you pick the system & strategies that work best for you, your personality, & your goals. Sure, she's an open book to her processes but she understands that everyone's a bit different and in different stages of their business. She helps guide you to what's best for you right now."

Lenora Stein, Texas USA

In Full Transparency, I have never run a workshop like this, however I have taught many students in my online program Breakthrough, so here's some feedback on my teaching style in their words (shucks)...