marrying fashion & weddings at


Madison, VA | Monday April 18th - Tuesday April 19th, 2022

***Will be regularly updating***

All images by @kylajeanettephoto

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Madison, Virginia, and just a short drive south of Washington, DC, Monte Ventoso is a picturesque scene out of Tuscany. Built as an Italian-style villa and completed in 2012 as a private home

- Monte Ventoso

 Night Photography, Champagne tower, Publication-Worthy Content, Full wedding gallery opportunities  

Join us in the heart of Virginia as we bring a modern edge to this Tuscan- style, hidden gem.

Designed to help you attract your ideal client

This retreat is catered to attendees that desire a more 'high fashion' wedding portfolio, but struggle to attract those clients. This 2-day styled retreat workshop will allow attendees to attract their ideal clients who admire fashion, sophistication and modern weddings.


Past Styled Retreats

Designs created by @ourcurateddesign
All images by @kylajeanettephoto
What You Can Expect from this Retreat


3 styled shoot set ups consisting of thoughtfully curated details designed for a complete wedding album.


A vintage-chic inspired 'getting ready' set up that can be used in various ways.


A bride and groom display in a fabulous gown and various theme-friendly props.


Carefully detailed reception and ceremony displays inspired by up-to-date design trends. We will be photographing the details during the day, and the crazy reception energy at night. We will play around with flash and ambient light to get the TRUE reception feel.


A group, in-person, workshop segment by Kyla Jeanette to discuss her wedding workflow, tips and tricks to prep attendees for the styled shoot event the following day.


1-on-1, 1 hour, private mentorship call with Kyla Jeanette where you will tackle all of your biggest business pain points, as well as help you attract the perfect client not just from a photography perspective, but also a business perspective. This can be redeemed either before or after the event.


Complimentary headshots taken by Kyla Jeanette on the same day as the workshop segment.


Get the early bird discount!

*This event is open to hybrid, digital and film photographers
The Workshop Segment

Attendees will spend a day (April 18), in an intimate setting, nearby Monte Ventoso, where Kyla Jeanette will discuss her wedding workflow and business strategies. Including, but not limited to:

- Her gear and lighting collection she uses for wedding days

- Her approach and settings used when photographing reception and ceremony details

- Tips and methods she uses to achieve her editorial flare 

- How she utilizes flash, LED's and ambient light to achieve the best lighting during receptions

- How to use flash and shoot ambient, for the night portion of the styled shoot.

- Her use of long exposure shots and other creative strategies

- Her client experience from beginning to end. Including, custom proposals, automated emails, and more.

- How she manages her team to elevate her own workflow

- And so much more...

During this event, we will also have a headshot station where attendees will be posed and photographed by Kyla Jeanette.

The Workshop Space

The in-person workshop will begin at 12PM and end around approximately 5PM on April 18, 2022.

We will have finger foods available to munch on throughout the day. We encourage attendees bring a lunch.

The Airbnb is located just 20 minute from the venue.

We are opening the Airbnb for 2 attendees to stay in. There is a room with 2 twin beds that can be available for purchase. If you're bringing a friend, this may be an opportunity to save some money and avoid the hassle of finding a local Airbnb or hotel to stay in!




Featured Vendor
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Kyla is a 6-figure, fashion, wedding photographer based out of Washington DC. Her current wedding work is inspired by her fashion and editorial work she did just shortly before starting weddings. Her eye for fashion is something unique in the greater DC area. Her signature style is modern, bold, chic, and timeless imagery inspired by her subjects’ heartfelt emotion and showcased with an editorial flair. 
Kyla Jeanette
Featured Vendor
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Lisa launched Eight Seven Events in 2018, after almost a decade in the industry. With a passion for design and the desire to make a friend out of everyone she meets, Lisa found her true calling as an event producer. Her lifestyle lends itself to a lot of traveling, which means she gets to explore different cultures and seek out new trends worldwide. She prides herself on setting the scene… weaving inspiration, a modern edge and thoughtfulness into every detail, ensuring that each event has a distinctive touch. Every detail counts!
Lead Designer
Lisa Gaskarth
@eightsevenevents | @Lisagaskarth
Featured Vendor
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Tasia is a seasoned makeup artist, beginning her career at MAC cosmetics. She has settled into her niche, as a bespoke bridal hair and makeup artist, with a strong passion for an editorial edge. Her signature style is modern and clean. What sets her apart is her love of the art.  
Lead Hair and Makeup Artist
Tasia Mitropoulos
I. $1650 to attend
II. $1900 Attendance & Lodging (optional - info below)

*Only 2 beds available at Airbnb, only 1 night
*Early bird investment: $100 off (until January 15, 2022)
*Non-Refundable Retainer: $600
*Final payment due April 1, 2022
*Payment plan option available (Please inquire)