Retreat Me Retreats run yoga and massage retreats held out in the Eastern Algarve in Portugal and the south of France. We were tasked with showcasing the beautiful venues and all the beautiful little details that Jesse and the team put into running the retreats. Our photographer and model flew out to get some shots in Portugal and aimed to capture the relaxing vibe and stunning landscape to help show potential customers what was waiting for them on the Retreat me Retreats.
By focusing on the little details which makes Retreat me retreats stand out and showing the beauty of the surrounding area, we aimed to make the images speak for themselves and not feel like every other retreat website out there. We worked closely with Jesse and Theresa, the mother and daughter team who run the retreats, to capture the intimate family atmosphere. we kept group shots small and focused more on capturing emotion and interaction between individuals and helped showcase the attention to detail that goes into the communal meals alongside the yoga.
Communal meal time is a big art of the retreats and we aimed to capture the caring family atmosphere with our photography.
We wanted to capture genuine moments choosing to shoot in a candid editorial style rather than set up or posed shots.
Capturing exterior shots of the beautiful venue and surrounding area helped to showcase the appeal of the destination retreat and justifies the cost associated with traveling out.
we produced a full set of retouched images for the client in High resolution for print and PR as well as web optimised images for use online and for social media.