Elena S Blair Mastermind | The Retreat 2023 Seattle

Elena S Blair Mastermind | The Retreat

Seattle 2023

Seattle, WA – June 14 & 15, 2023

Our most recent Palm Springs retreat far surpassed our expectations on all levels. And that is because of YOU. We can’t wait to welcome you to another incredible experience.

My retreats are designed to strengthen your community, inspire your artistry, and solidify your purpose. We will spend two full days nourishing each others souls and supporting each others artistic, business, and personal visions.





Axis Pioneer Square

308 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104


Chloe Ramirez

Chloe Ramirez is a California based lifestyle wedding & family photographer. Chloe is known in the industry for effortlessly capturing human connection and emotive images. In addition to photographing love, Chloe is a public speaker and photography educator. She loves connecting with other photographers and offering support on their own creative journeys.


Jasmin Jade

Jasmin Jade is a boudoir, portrait photographer and educator from Germany based out of Washington, DC. Jasmin found her niche in boudoir after recognizing the incredible power behind this feel-good style of photography.
When Jasmin isn’t behind her lens, she is inspiring photographers globally to take control of their editing workflow through her preset company, Embrace Presets.
Through the years, Jasmin has realized that photography isn’t everything that she is supposed to be or teach and that she has a strong desire to help other women find the same freedom that she has achieved in their business. Jasmin is passionate about creating a community of dreamers & doers and believes in community over competition and knows that running any photography business cannot be done alone. 


Rebecca Lueck

Becca is a Portland, Oregon-based family and couples adventure photographer who is passionate about sharing her love of photography with others. In addition to capturing memories for her own clients, she also offers a range of resources and services to help other photographers succeed in their businesses. From presets and guides to one-on-one mentoring and courses, she is dedicated to helping other photographers thrive. And when she’s not behind the camera or running her business, you can find her hanging out with her husband, Mike, and their two silly teenagers. 


Sandra Coan

With over twenty years experience working in both film and digital photography, Sandra Coan has become Seattle’s premier maternity, newborn, and family photographer.

Her award-winning work has been featured in a variety of publications and is also a part of the Seattle Museum of History and Industry’s permanent collection.

In addition to running her busy Seattle studio, Sandra is a best-selling author, and an industry educator-  teaching fellow photographers on worldwide platforms like CreativeLive, KelbyOne and Click Photo School as well as through her personal workshops at www.sandracoaneducation.com, and at industry conferences.

She also regularly collaborates with some of best brands in the photography industry including Kodak, Sekonic, B&H and Richard Photo Lab and was named a Westcott Top Pro in 2021! 



Michelle Bliss


Ali Roper



*Each day of the retreat will start at 10:00 AM and end promptly at 9:00 PM

June 14

10:00 Arrival

10:30 Yoga w/ Michelle Bliss & Ali Roper

11:30 Elena’s Opening Talk

12:00 Shoot Demo w/ Chloe Ramirez

1:30 Lunch

2:30 Headshot Exchange

4:00 Guest Speaker Sandra Coan

5:30 Shoot Demo w/ Elena S Blair

6:30 Dinner & Social Hour

June 15

10:00 Arrival

10:30 Yoga w/ Michelle Bliss & Ali Roper

11:30 Canon Presentation

12:00 Love Bomb Session

1:30 Lunch

2:30 Guest Speaker Rebecca Lueck

3:30 Headshot Exchange

5:00 Shoot Demo w/ Jasmin Jade

6:30 Dinner & Social Hour


Please note that while we try our very best to accommodate everyones dietary needs, we may not be able to. Below you will find a detailed menu of what will be offered so you can plan accordingly if necessary.


  • Roast Turkey Sandwich Box Lunch

Roast turkey, tomato, havarti, dijonnaise, and lettuce on baguette

  • Plymouth Housing BLT Sandwich Box

local applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, roma tomato with roasted garlic & parmesan aioli on baguette

  • Sesame Chicken & Lychee Salad Box Lunch

Chicken, lychee, julienned peppers, baby spinach, cabbage, carrot & sesame -tamari vinaigrette(GF)

  • Grilled Tofu Bahn Mi

marinated tofu, pickled vegetables, cucumber, cilantro, vegan sriracha mayo(Vegan)

  • Lemongrass Tofu Noodle Bowl

rice stick noodles, napa cabage, shredded carrot, english cucumber, fresh cilantro & mint, cashews, lime wedge, lemongrass marinated Vashon Island extra-firm tofu, crispy shallots, & vegan nuoc cham with Kari Kari chili crisp(GF/vegan)

June 14


  • Baby Spinach Salad

baby spinach, frisée, crispy prosciutto, chevre, oil cured olives, pickled red onion, grain mustard emulsion (GF)

  • Escabeche-Style Grilled Summer Squash

red wine, red onion, oregano, feta, olive dust (GF/Vegetarian)

  • Roasted Chicken Breast

thyme-scented baby tomatoes, & pedro ximenez sherry caramel (DF/GF)

  • Artisan Pasta “Pomodoro”

heirloom tomato sauce, grilled summer squash, chevre, black olive dust, & basil pesto (Vegetarian)

  • Chef’s Select Bars

dark chocolate ganache brownies, butterscotch blondies, chocolate -almondtoffee pretzel bars, marionberry streusel bars, chocolate hazelnut financier

June 15


  • Lemon Garlic Chicken Sandwich Box Lunch

    spice rubbed chicken, romaine, roasted red pepper, parmesan, pesto & caesar aioli on baguette

  • Sicilian Sandwich Box Lunch

    italian dry salami, swiss cheese, lettuce and dijonnaise

  • Sumac Vegetable Sandwich Box Lunch

    sumac marinated vegetables with smoked hummus, arugula, pepperoncini (Vegan)

  • Soba Noodle Salad Box Lunch

    Soba Noodles, Black Garlic, Shiitake Mushroom, Pickled Hon -shimeji Mushroom, Snow Pea, Scallion, Carrot & Soy-Ginger Dressing (Vegan)

  • Beet Poke Bowl

    Ginger-Ponzu Marinated Beets, Edamame, House Pickles, Shredded Vegetables, Furikake, Sushi Rice, Sriracha Mayo (Vegan)


  • Under the Tuscan Sun Package Meal

    chicken cacciatore over white beans, roasted potatoes, grilled vegetables caesar salad, & lemon tartlets

  • Torched Cauliflower ‘Steak’

    white bean & mama lil’s pepper salad, capers, fresh arugula, & herb chimichurri (GF/Vegan)

“Have you ever walked into a new place and had the overwhelming sensation of belonging, nostalgia, and purpose? That is exactly what walking up to the ESB Mastermind feels like. Like coming home, to a family who sees you, accepts you and has their fists raised high in the air supporting you through the journey of life. The ESB MM retreat is an oasis on the journey. Busting at the seams with camaraderie, education, and the intertwining webs of networking. Reflecting on that weekend, it’s hard to believe it was only a weekend. What an amazingly bewildering beautiful experience.” – Samantha Nunez


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

The retreat venue is approximately 18 miles from the airport


We recommend coordinating lodging with other retreat attendees. Here are a few local hotels that come highly recommended;

“The retreat gave me the personal touch that I didn’t know I desperately needed.” -Marlo Moody


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