2. Annual Meetup

(photography workshop)

Piedmont, Italy - 27-29 of September (Tuesday - Thursday)

Join us for the second Annual MeetUp of our Members' Club in Italian countryside in Piedmont. 

We will spend 3 days together, in the middle of a private garden of an amazing historical villa. We will style, photograph and edit together amazing Italian meals, go through business side of photography, blog and social media. We will also prepare an action plan for your blog or business for the last quarter of 2022, and you will have opportunity to consult your challenges with me in person, and get feedback on your work. 

Further information for the MeetUp 2022

  • the MeetUp will happen from 27-29 September 2022 (Tuesday - Thursday)
  • the workshop will be in a private historical garden during all 3 days - we will be the only guests there - get ready for an oasis of inspiration, relaxation, quietness and uniqueness. 
  • the fee is per person and covers the entire MeetUp from the moment we pick you up from the Turin Train station until the moment we bring you back to Turin after MeetUp. The food, accommodation, private garden rent and workshop costs are included in the fee.
  • the meeting point will be in Turin, at the train station - Torino Porta Nuova. We kindly ask you to arrive there at the first day by 15:00. Earlier you get there, the better is, so we can spend more time together in the garden. And if you  leave on Thursday late evening, or Friday - it's super welcomed! We can then take it easier, and spend more time in the garden during the last day.
  • the nearest airport is Turin, or Milan (Milano Malpensa, Linate or Bergamo), I will help you then to find a connection to Turin Train Station (Torino Porta Nuova). Just write me an email and I'll help you find the best way to get to Turin. (Italian trains: www.trenitalia.com)
  • You will only need to bring: camera, tripod, batteries, PC (not a must, but nice to have for tethering and editing) and some clothes for a walk. 
  • You can also consider coming to Turin on Monday, eventually staying until Friday - I can help you find some accommodation, and if you want, you help me prepare some bunt cakes for the workshop 😃 On Friday - the plan would be visiting Turin, or we can also visit Langhe and go for some wine tasting? :) I can ask the Villa owner if he can take us by his mini-bus. 

Our first Meet Up in 2021

Credit: Linda Hermans

Credit: Linda Hermans

Credit: Linda Hermans

Credit: Linda Hermans

Credit: Linda Hermans

Credit: Linda Hermans

Credit: Linda Hermans

Credit: Linda Hermans

Credit: Linda Hermans

How the Meet-Up will look like...

We have put together the program for the MeetUp, which is packed with various activities. The final timing might differ a bit from the scheduled one. During the meet-up, you will learn & do a lot of things: 

  • How to create mood board
  • How to shoot food photography inside & outside - how to tether and manage natural lighting, styling, composition
  • We will photography bundt cakes, wines, cheeses, breakfast picnic scenes, cocktails, etc... we will build many scenes, using many textures, angles and natural backgrounds
  • Solving obstacles together during photo shoots, because they always happen :)
  • How to create bright and airy and dark and moody photos, and editing in Lightroom Classic
  • How to create gifs: photograph them, edit them and put them together as a video
  • We will talk about business, and social media - what you need to know to grow your photography business
  • and simply talking about many food photography things... 

Day 1

  • 17:00 (or earlier) ðŸ¹ Aperitivo in the garden & workshop opening
  • 19:00 Getting to know each other & creating mood board  for the weekend
  • 20:30 Dinner all together in the garden 

Ernest will pick us up from the Train Station in Turin, and bring us directly into the garden. After dinner, he will bring us to the hotel, which is about 2,5 km far. 

Day 2

  • 6:00 Ernest (the owner of the villa) will pick us up from the hotel, and bring us to the garden, where we start shooting with the first sun.
  • 8:00 - breakfast in the garden, then, continuing shooting various scenes at the location 
  • 13:00 - lunch all together
  • 14:00 - 🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏻‍♀️ walk around the fields
  • 16:00 - Indoor photography session
  •  20:00 - dinner all together

*we will see how the day goes, and what we want to focus on; we can add videography, or editing & retouching  into the DAY 2 schedule.

After dinner, Ernest will bring us back to the hotel.

Day 3

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - Business session & social media, and Q&A, editing & retouching 
  • 13:00 - lunch
  • 14:00 - continuing the sessions until we leave - this is still TBD (based on the first person that leaves)

In the morning, at about 9:30, Ernest will pick us up from the hotel, and bring us to the garden. Please, pack  your suitcase, because we will bring you after directly to Turin train station.

The fee and what's included...

The price includes the whole workshop (excluding the accommodation). The flights and the travel to Turin will be covered by you, as well as the expenses if you stay the night before or after the official dates of the MeetUp. 

Fee / person & the room to be paid directly to the hotel



The fee covers the entire workshop food, garden, workshop costs but EXCLUDES the accommodation (you will pay it extra by yourself). I already booked rooms for 7 participants, (you will only pay it to the hotel directly.)

A larger (suite) room with extra space is 138 € (occupied with another person), and a smaller room (standard) is 108 € (occupied with another person). Single use: 130€ or 100€/night.

No other additional taxes are applied. This is the final price. 

  • The fee covers the entire MeetUp - except the rooms (hotel)
  • Transport from Turin to the location on the arrival and departure
  • Food covered for the entire MeetUp in the private garden
  • 📸 All workshop activities 
  •  A welcome present 🎁 😊

How to book

Please, write me an email as soon as you decide to join us; email address: lucia@healthygoodiesbylucia.com, confirming: 

  • mentioning any special diets you have (vegan, vegetarian, alcohol (wine, prosecco, spritz aperol, or you eat/drink all)
  • tell me, if you pay in full or you want to split payments
  • time & day of your arrival to the airport and to the train station of Turin (Torino Porta Nuova)  and of your departure too!
  • and mentioning if you are staying prior or after the event too

FAQ & more information

  • Travel

  • Food

  • Hotel

  • what to bring

We ask you to cover the travel to Turin on your own, then, the transport to the location (mini-bus) will be arranged. The hour will depend on the latest person arriving to Turin. 

We kindly ask you to be in Turin around 15:00. Best is when you arrive earlier, so we can come to the garden earlier too. The pick up will be arranged at the time of the latest person arriving to Turin. 

We ask you to let us know the time of your arrival and departure via the registration form (provided later). The pickup will be arranged on Sunday to take us back to Turin.

The nearest airport is Turin (check if you have some flights directly), or Milan (Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate, or Milan Bergamo). From there, you can take a bus to arrive to the Central Station of Milan (Milano Centrale), and from there, you can take a train to arrive to Turin (Torino Porta Nuova).  Turin Airport has a shuttle too, arriving to Torino Porta Nuova (The main train station.). The cost of shuttles is 7 € one way. 

Please, reach out if you need any help in understanding how / purchasing tickets to get to Turin.