the vision:


Developing an Immersive 6-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 six 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:


Day 1- 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 and 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- Morning yoga, Inspiration for the day discussion at Breakfast, Then a mini shoot around colorful Careyes using the framing tips they learned from the night before. Pool or spa time during the hottest part of the day, then getting ready for a late afternoon more dramatic, colorful Careyes shoot. Sunset cocktails then a family dinner finishing with questions and some editing tips from the day's shoot.


Day 3- Morning yoga, Breakfast, then a local shaman blessing on property before our excursion to the cosmic art installations/ Centro del Universo Spiral to get the "flavor" of Careyes. We will learn about light/shadows and energy while shooting, then an exploration of local artists and culture. Rest/ocean time, then another fun shoot in late afternoon shoot at La Copa followed by a meditation inside the bowl and then dinner. More editing tips and recap on the workshop in the evening.


Day 4- Morning yoga, Discussion about the Careyes Foundation at Breakfast, then a trip to the local village to do a workshop with the local kids in photography.  We will break up our guests and kids into groups to do a fun photo project together and spend a few hours with them. Pool or spa time during the hottest part of the day, then getting ready for a late afternoon cocktails at sunset boat trip to see Careyes from the water. Dinner will be set up on the beach that evening and fireside chats after dinner recapping the day (Sol de Oriente?)

Day 5- Morning yoga, Inspiration for the day discussion at Breakfast, Then beach time at Playa Rosa. Later in the afternoon we will do a model shoot at Tigre de Mar with long colorful fabric and shoot around that gorgeous location. a mini shoot around colorful Careyes using the framing tips they learned from the night before. Relaxation time, then dinner finishing with questions and some editing tips from the day's shoot. (Everyone must deliver their favorite images from the week to me here for final day slideshow)


Day 6- Morning yoga, then breakfast . The final day is a free day to do whatever activities people may want to do (ie horsebackriding, going to see the turtle release, snorkeling, beach visits, spa treatments etc) Late afternoon cocktail hour discussion and wrap up of the week's shoots.  Final dinner at a fabulous location TBD then a slideshow of our favorite images from everyone from the week. 

*** 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 6-day custom photography workshop and visual media campaign with access to all of her imagery produced during those 6 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. We were looking to book the scouting trip sometime in August and scheduling the workshop in October on a Saturday to Saturday. 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]