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Rise & shine retreat

6 Day Women’s Empowerment Photoshoot Retreat in the U.S. Virgin Islands


OCTOBER 2-7 (2024) - Experience, explore, and reconnect with your inner light on a 6 Day Women’s Empowerment Photoshoot Retreat in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Have you ever wanted to do a beautiful photoshoot with the ocean breeze blowing through your hair and picturesque Caribbean waters as your backdrop? The Rise & Shine Retreat is your invitation to be bold and step into frame with confidence on an exclusive 6 day getaway to the island of St. John. I'm here to help you learn to love yourself the way you are truly meant to be loved. Get inspired with me (Lana Thomas - Retreat Host), on this transformational photoshoot experience in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Caribbean ocean is the perfect destination to bond with a group of like-minded women while sharing our stories, new experiences, & laughter as we reconnect with our inner light. Enjoy your time touring around the island of St. John, taking in the scenic national park that makes up over half of the island's landscape. I've visited this tropical paradise for decades and have pre-selected some of the most stunning, remote locations of the island to stop for your exclusive boudoir photoshoot.

I will guide you around the beautiful island of St. John, taking you to my favorite spots that I've been visiting for over 25 years. We'll also stop at local beach bars along the way to indulge in some island drinks and I will teach you how to make the popular island drink, The Painkiller (my speciality)!

Our resort is less than 2 miles from the island's best attractions, like:

  • Island National Parks
  • Drunk Bay Beach
  • Salt Pond Beach
  • Ram's Head Trail (one of St. John's most iconic nature trails)
  • Salt Pond (one of the last remaining undeveloped natural salt ponds in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • 2 major reef eco systems where guests can snorkel!

Other resort activities available include clear-bottom kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, access to Concordia's equipment rentals, and self-guided trail excursions.

You will spend your time...
  • Soaking up sunshine at an exotic island eco resort!
  • Strengthening your confidence with an empowering Rise & Shine photoshoot around the island.
  • Healing your relationship to your self & body through Ayurvedic spa treatments and guided journal sessions.
  • Exploring the natural wonders around you on adventurous excursions.
  • Relaxing on a boat & snorkeling around the island on a private Catamaran.
  • Enjoying evening sunsets from the resort's pool deck.
  • Having a blast with women who are also pursuing a deeper connection to themselves, their bodies, & nature.
Lana Thomas - Rise & Shine Retreat Host & Photographer

I will be with you each step of the way to help you achieve your vision, challenge your negative beliefs, and to remind you of the bright light burning within you. *No experience is necessary to attend this retreat. It is my job to guide you through your photo session and bring out the best in you!

You will walk away from this retreat feeling beautiful, inspired, and radiant with confidence from the inside out. Your connection with yourself and the earth will be fully restored from a weekend of being unplugged and immersed in Mother Nature. Additionally, you will return with a stunning collection of fine art prints from your Rise & Shine photoshoot as a lasting reminder of the journey that reignited the light that shines within you.

The Rise & Shine Retreat will also offer you a new community of women to support and inspire you, long after the retreat is over!

Are you ready to feel freshly empowered, rejuvenated, and inspired by this unique experience? Reserve your spot today!

Have questions? Email lana@lanathomas.com for more information.


You’ll be staying at an luxury eco resort on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This resort sits on a historic property, hosting environmentally friendly villas and rustic ridge-line cabanas amongst the most natural and beautifully preserved areas of St. John.

  • 6-day Photographic Retreat hosted by Voulez Vous Boudoir
  • 5-night stay at Concordia Eco Resort
  • 2-hour exclusive photoshoot with Lana, including 2 outfits (+ impromptu shoots as we explore the island with the group!)
  • 15 professionally edited 7 x 10 matted prints
  • 11 x 14 Eco Leather Keepsake Box -OR- 8 x 12 Leather Album
  • Digital 5 x 7 image copies
  • Access to the Voulez Vous Wardrobe Collection for your photoshoot looks
  • 2 hour Ayurveda Spa Treatment (*including 3 nourishing meals the day of your treatment) with option to add 3-Day treatment to your retreat package - Provided by Ayurveda By Diann
  • A morning yoga session under the pavilion - Led by Ayurveda By Diann
  • Guided ‘Journal To Self-Discovery’ workshop
  • Day-trip to Sapphire Beach on St. Thomas (*$22 round-trip ferry fee not included)
  • Gourmet Meal, Wine, & Champagne (details coming soon!)
  • Shared accommodations (*private room available for purchase upon request)
  • Transportation from St. John Ferry to Concordia Eco Resort
  • Excursion transportation
  • Exclusive Facebook group for retreat attendees
  • Personal time to explore, swim, hike, or rest as needed
  • ... and a special Welcome Gift!
  • Airfare
  • Transportation from airport to Charlotte Amelia Ferry
  • Ferry transportation from St. John to St. Thomas Island ($22)
  • Travel Insurance *Highly encouraged
  • Any additional activities not included in the itinerary


  • Walk away with a stunning collection of portraits to always remind you of how beautiful, bold, and brave you truly are
  • Reframe your self-image & heal your relationship with your body
  • Rediscover and enhance your self-confidence
  • Feel grounded & find peace in nature
  • Restore your mind, body, & soul connection
  • Create new friendships with women pursuing a similar path
  • Day 1:
    Arrival & Soiree!
  • Day 2:
    Group Adventure Day
    Portraits wherever we feel inspired around the island
  • Day 3:
    Photoshoots, Ayurveda Treatment or Adventure Time
    Photoshoots, Ayurveda Treatment or Adventure Time
    Guided Rise & Shine Journal Workshop
  • Day 4:
    Photoshoots, Ayurveda Treatment or Adventure Time
    Photoshoots, Ayurveda Treatment or Adventure Time
    Guided Rise & Shine Journal Workshop
  • Day 5:
    Catamaran Day Trip + Snorkeling Around The Island
  • Day 6:
  • 2hr Rise & Shine portrait session with Lana
  • 2 Outfits
  • Access to the Voulez Vous Wardrobe Collection
  • Professional photo editing
  • (15) 7 x 10 Matted Prints
  • 11 x 14 Eco Leather Keepsake Box -OR- 8 x 12 Leather Album
  • Digital Image Copies

*** No photoshoot, modeling, yoga, journaling, or hiking experience is required to attend this retreat. Come as you are.

Please Note: This retreat is non-refundable, but is transferable upon request.

Your Host

Lana Thomas

I’m Lana Thomas, your Rise & Shine Retreat host! I’ve been in the photography business for over 23 years with the belief that women owe it to ourselves to celebrate our body at every stage of life. In 2010, I opened Voulez Vous Boudoir Studio to give women a safe space for a transformational portrait experience, and now I’m taking this concept out into wild on a 6-Day retreat in paradise!! Boudoir has the power to build confidence, promote self-love, and help women embrace their unique journey, while Mother Nature has the ability to heal, ground, and nourish us. I have seen my clients be transformed by the power of outdoor portraiture and experienced it for myself (yes, I pose for the camera too)! I can assure you that the Rise & Shine Retreat is designed with care to provide a powerful and immersive journey to self.

8 spots available

Reserve your spot with a $500 downpayment *deducted from total cost

This retreat is curated for a small, intimate group of 8 women.

Share this unforgettable experience! Book with a friend and you'll both receive $100 off!


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