the vision:


Developing an Immersive 5-Day Photography Workshop experience in Careyes would not only celebrate the natural beauty and the local activities, but we would create high-level visual content for use in all promotional collateral, social media channels, advertising, and press crucial to building awareness and targeting the right clientele.  The core pillars of this workshop would be; Philanthropy (benefitting the El Careyes Foundation), Creating high impact spectacular imagery, and Celebrating Nature and the local environment.  Each day of the workshop would include a healthy breakfast, an adventure photoshoot to an iconic place in Careyes, relaxation time and a chance to enjoy the many amenities, then dinner and conversations about the photography and meaning behind what we shot that day.  Having collective discussions amongst the participants of the workshop will allow guests to share ideas and keep the feel of the "photography workshop" more casual and fun and less "technical". 

We will work together to conceptualize a visual campaign for Careyes and make sure that we capture professional content that can be used for all marketing and social media needs on an ongoing basis, not just a one-off social media post during the trip.In addition to serving your media needs, the photography workshop in Careyes can strategically focus on highlighting activities, upcoming events, and beyond.  We always believe in blending experiences for the mind, body, and spirit into our adventure workshops, so Careyes would be the perfect locale to host a photography workshop led by veteran National Geographic photojournalist, Laura Grier.


A haven for photographers and artists, we would want people to discover the colorful buildings, natural wonders, cosmic art installations, energy, spirituality, and serenity of Careyes, Mexico through this workshopWhether participants in this workshop are taking shots with their iPhone or are seasoned professional photographers, Laura will guide them through an adventure-filled five days with strategic shoots sprinkled throughout that show people how to add the fun, color, and finishing touches to make their images insta-famous and frame-worthy!






In line with your existing branding, we would want workshop participants to experience the following:



Connection to Happiness and Activities

Devotion to nature and a Blissful Sanctuary at the Spa

Serenity in your vistas, environment, and accommodations

Indulging in Culinary Excellence



the itinerary:


Scouting / PreShoot 3 Days days with Laura Grier Tuesday December 7th-9th

**Shoot itinerary, shot list, and locations TBD. Based on itinerary below


Arrival Day-Thursday December 9th 

Our Photography workshop would begin with picking up our guests from the airport and transporting them to Careyes. Relaxation at the resort, then welcome cocktails followed by dinner, mingling, and a circle discussion about what we all want to learn, our experience with our cameras, and a presentation on 10 tips on how photojournalists frame their images


Day 2- Friday December 10th
Breakfast, then a sound healing/ meditation inside of La Copa followed by a visit to the beach an excursion to the cosmic art installations/ Centro del Universo Spiral to get the "flavor" of Careyes. We will learn about light/shadows and framing while shooting, then an exploration of local artists and culture. Mid afternoon Rest/pool time (People can schedule their massage here) Cocktails and Dinner at Punto Como. More editing tips and recap on Day 1 of the workshop in the evening after dinner.


Day 3- Saturday December 11th

Morning yoga, Inspiration for the day: "Color therapy" discussion at Breakfast, Then a mini walking tour and shoot around colorful villas at Careyes using the framing tips they learned from the night before. Pool time during the hottest part of the day (People can schedule their massage here), then getting ready for a late afternoon turtle release and sunset photos on the beach. Cocktails and a family dinner set up on the beach that evening. Fireside chats after dinner recapping the day.


Day 4- Sunday December 12th
Morning yoga, Inspiration for the day discussion at Breakfast, Then snorkeling/ beach time at Playa Rosa followed by a picnic lunch. Later in the afternoon we will do a "model" shoot at Tigre de Mar with long colorful fabric and shoot around that gorgeous location (Everyone will be paired up and photographing each other here).  Relaxation time, then dinner at Casa de Nada finishing with questions and thoughts from the day's shoot. (Everyone must deliver their favorite images from the week to me here for final day slideshow)

Day 5- Monday December 13th
Morning yoga, Breakfast followed by an Editing lesson in the villa. Afternoon adventure hiking tour to the top of that mountain with 360 views. Relaxation time at the villa (People can schedule their massage here) then we will get ready for an epic final dinner at sunset at Sol de Oriente castle villa. After dinner we will share a slideshow of our favorite images from everyone from the week. 


Departure Day 6-Tuesday December 14th

Morning yoga, then breakfast and relaxation on property. The final half day is free to do whatever activities people may want to do (ie paddleboarding, beach visits, spa treatments, chill by the pool etc). Departure at 1pm for the airport

*** Pricing, lodging, meals and activities are to be hosted/facilitated by Careyes




our proposal for Careyes:


The cost for Laura Grier to design and lead a 5-day custom photography workshop and visual media campaign with access to all of her imagery produced during those 5 days (and from the 3 day scouting trip) would be $8000 (Building in a fee of $800 per person for the workshop for 10 people).  In addition to her fee, all travel, meals, and lodging would be hosted by the Board of Careyes for both the workshop and the pre scouting trip. The dates we have confirmed are December 7th -December 14th 2021 Please feel free to contact Laura directly to discuss the scope of the project, making any additional changes, and to discuss all media needs and scheduling at 323.788.4824 or [email protected].


Laura Grier

west coast office

[email protected]