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BAHAMA BURGUNDY PRESENTS

LUMINA

2024 Photography Workshop Retreat

19-22 NOVEMBER 2024  HERMANUS • WESTERN CAPE

AN IMMERSIVE
EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

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Introducing the LUMINA Photography Retreat, a transformative experience designed to illuminate what sets you apart as an artist. "Lumina," meaning "the light," reflects our mission to reveal your unique artistic vision. After years of observing the burnout that follows a long wedding season, I wanted to create a space for photographers to unwind, recharge, and invest in themselves during the off-season. These retreats offer a perfect balance of structured educational sessions, free time, styled shoots for creative play, and community connection. Let's uncover your greatest superpowers, harness them to attract dream clients, and rekindle your passion for your craft.

CONNECTION

While online courses are a convenient method of learning from other creatives, the true value lies in the exchange of knowledge, creative collaboration and building of friendships during workshops and retreats that happen IRL. I want you to leave this workshop feeling refreshed, energised and connected - not only to those around you, but to your innermost self.

WHAT YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO

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LOCATION

THUÚLA HEAVEN HAVENS, HERMANUS

A HIDEAWAY BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH

Nestled between the fauna and flora of the Hemel en Aarde valley lies Thuúla Heaven Havens, our serene home for the next three days. The main house accommodates eight guests, with a smaller dwelling nearby for two more.

 

Quietly immersed in nature and exuding style and tranquility, Thuula Havens is surrounded by rolling hills that turn golden in November—making it the perfect time for our retreat. This idyllic setting offers a peaceful environment to quiet your mind and sets the scene for the magical imagery that you will create during your time at Lumina.

Pack your bags - we’re going to Hermanus!

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THE GOOD STUFF

Included in the retreat

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Three-night stay in a luxury home

All meals included for the entire stay, with lunch and dinner prepared by a professional chef

Coffee, tea and snacks throughout the day

In-depth educational sessions with Bahama Burgundy Photography

Two bridal editorials with a real couple and/or professional models

Editing session and image critique

Farewell dinner and image showcase

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Outdoor cinema night

Stationery and goodie bag

New friendships and valuable connections with like-minded creatives

YOUR
HOST

Howdy! I’m Charné and I’m so excited
to welcome you at our next retreat.

I’ve always had a love for education, but the success of LUMINA thus far has has sparked in me a newfound passion for fostering collective growth and inspiration among fellow creatives.

 

Seeing photographers from across South Africa come together to reignite their passion for their craft has been both humbling and heartwarming and I cannot wait to see what the next retreat will mean for each individual, both on a personal and professional level. 

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ALL-INCLUSIVE

Includes all food and lodging, all lectures and styled shoots.

LUMINA is an immersive educational experience in service of bringing to light what sets you apart as an artist, both in vision and voice. Investing in your education not only means investing in yourself, but also in your business, which will ultimately lead to serving your clients better. It's an undisputable win-win.

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INVESTMENT

PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE

HOW DO I RESERVE MY SPOT?

Tickets to the general public go live on the 24th of June, but you can enjoy early-bird access two days earlier by joining our mailing list!

Thanks, friend! We'll be in touch soon.

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HEAR WHAT PEOPLE
HAD TO SAY ABOUT LAST YEAR’S WORKSHOP

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Our very first retreat took place at the awe-inspiring White Sands villa in Yzerfontein, where ten photographers gathered for an unforgettable experience.

 

While our days were filled with educational sessions and content creation, the true highlights were the moments spent enjoying each other's company—morning coffees on the porch, heart-to-heart conversations over pasta and wine, and laughter that brought us to tears.

 

The retreat's true magic lay in recharging our batteries and reconnecting with ourselves and each other, reminding us that the most profound learning often comes from shared connections and simple moments. This retreat was about more than photography; it was about community, personal growth, and finding joy together.

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Not only is Charné one of the most sincere people I've ever met, but she is talented beyond one's wildest imagination and an absolute treat to work with. I have loved going through my whole engagement journey leading up to our wedding day with her!
 

She has the ability to make you feel special and comfortable at the same time, while cracking a joke and making your whole day a memorable one! A beautiful person inside and out.

Danielle & Stephan
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