Meet The Hosts

Simona Land

photographer - Promised Land Arts

The Italian half of Bella Vita Retreats. Here are a few fun facts about my life:

• I have been strolling through the streets of Milan since I was a teen!

• I went to an art school in Italy for graphic design.

• I got married lake-side in an Italian villa in 2021! 

Abby Giles

photographer - Abby Giles Photography LLC

The other half of Bella Vita Retreats. Here are a few fun facts to get to know me:

• My favorite gelato flavor is mango and raspberry— two scoops of course.

• I did a cross-country road trip! We drove over 8,300 miles in a tiny car and even slept in a teepee!

• I went to the Savannah College of Art and Design and graduated with a BFA in Photography.

Our Mission

We're on a mission to rekindle the passion for photography. Our retreats are crafted to help photographers rediscover the beauty in their craft and the world around them. Join us for an immersive experience that combines expert guidance with soulful exploration. Together, let's capture moments that resonate forever.

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The Mood Boards

The Mood Boards

Villa Pizzo

We present to you our “Villa Pizzo” wedding couple shoot! We’re SO excited to share our beautiful Villa Pizzo on Lake Como moodboard! This villa is stunning and pure Italian bridal elegance at its finest. Villa Pizzo has been featured in some of the most renowned bridal magazines, such as Vogue Weddings, Style Me Pretty, and more.
The amazing photographers whom we are getting our inspo from are all credited!

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What's included in your ticket

Six wedding Styled shoots

3 night stay + meals

Transportation to + from shoots

Facebook group

Welcome Bags + activities

Check out our pricing + payment schedule

Full payment

Pay all upfront and save $300 from the ticket price!

  • $3200 at sign-up


Retainer + full balance

  • $1200 retainer at sign-up + $2300 on February 1st, 2024


Four equal payments

  • Four payments of $875 (on sign-up + Dec 1st, February 1st, April 1st)