Center, Connect, Create

San Luis Obispo, California

This brand photography retreat is a 3-day one-on-one retreat to feed your soul and photograph your personal brand. Booked between January 5 thru March 15, 2021

Get closure and healing from the collective trauma and loss of 2020. Give yourself permission to open up and celebrate change. This one-on-one life-changing experience is a deep dive and exploration of your true essence. Three days to center yourself, connect to your intention, and create your brand with exceptional portrait photography. 

We’ll help you explore your authenticity and what makes your brand unique prior to your arrival. You’ll also work with our style consultant before your trip to help you select items to pack for your brand photography retreat. Book your brand photography retreat early to give yourself plenty of time to prepare. 



On our first day, we’ll begin with a restorative hike and Intention Ceremony at Montaña de Oro overlooking exquisite rolling hills and ocean views. We’ll explore what your spirit really seeks and set your intention for the upcoming year and identify how you’ll connect your true essence to the clients you want to work with the most. 



Preparing for your personal brand retreat photography session includes having the right wardrobe to wear that represents the true nature of your brand. You meet with our style consultant to finalize your wardrobe and then assist you in a shopping outing at the best shops in town.



Your Photoshoot begins by working with our makeup and hair artist to get you completely ready for your photo session. This will be the moment you shine. I will guide you every step of the way and capture your spirit in fun-filled fleeting moments. You will represent your brand, and your essence, with pure confidence!

You deserve to get away for a business development retreat that is life-transforming.

All personal brand retreats are custom. Escape on your own or invite an associate to share this experience with you.

Now is the time to Develop a Brilliant Brand.

What does this entire brand photography retreat experience include?

Give yourself permission to move into a new chapter filled with possibility.

My goal for you is to set the stage that allows you to walk into a brand that your audience is going to absolutely love. It’s completely my job to make sure this experience is rejuvenating, focus-inducing, and most of all, totally fun.

The entire process for your brand retreat begins prior to your arrival to begin strategizing your brand and defining all the key shots you need from your photoshoot. The plan includes telling the editorial stories you wish to share and market with. Prior to your arrival, you will also meet with our Style Consultant to narrow down the right wardrobe for you to pack for the photoshoot.

Once you arrive the first two days will allow you to mentally prepare for the day you will be photographed. Our focus and all meetings will be about you. However, you are allowed to bring your partner, family member, or one friend to share in your experience.

On the day of your photoshoot, we got you covered. All schedules are planned by us and include, transportation, food and beverages, and a lot of posing, smiles, and laughing.



  • Pre-session consulting with Gina to clarify the brand and create a key shot list for the photoshoot
  • Pre-session consulting with Pam Baczuk of Smartly Elegant Style Consulting.


  • 2 hour guided Intention ceremony with Carrie Asuncion of Keys to Empowerment.
  • Wardrobe Style Consulting and shopping in downtown San Luis Obispo with Pam Baczuk of Smartly Elegant.

Day of Photoshoot

  • Makeover and hairstyle with a professional artist for the day.
  • 4-6 hour photoshoot with Gina Cinardo at various locations fully directed with love.


  • A portfolio of all final digital images from the photography shoot. All images are delivered through an online gallery, high-resolution, fully finished, and retouched.

brand photography retreat

Sign up now for this soul-enriching experience.

All photography sessions are customizable.
We only book 2-3 events per month. All sessions are first come first serve. 



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