• Picture Yourself in Paradise

    FEEL the truly

    ALIVE ~ AWAKE ~ AWED

    YOU

     

    Andreea B. Ballen Photography: Beautifully Brazen - Luxury Retreat

    :

    Specially curated for Women Only, All Inclusive 'Barefoot Luxury' Retreat

    Beautiful blend of Relaxation and Adventure

    plus

    Fine Art Photography Experience & Heirloom Album

    7 days/6 nights Luxury beachfront private Villa accommodations

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    Costa Rica, Santa Teresa

    November 3rd - November 9th, 2019

     

     

     

  • Why come with us?

    You are a Woman

    -- perhaps a Boss Babe? perhaps a Boss Mom? All-Around BOSS? --

    Yearning ....

     

    ...to FEEL truly ALIVE in your body and your senses?

     

    ...to take a breather from being always 'ON' - in order to feel more AWAKE in your vision and purpose for your life?

     

    ...to feel AWED for a first time in a long time?

     

     

    .... to ease into a moment -- a momentary recharging paradise getaway -- that is just about YOU?

     

     

    ..... to see or be reminded of how truly stunning you really are?

     

    and FEEL Ready .....

    .....to connect to your senses, to set your soul on fire

    and

    to capture this new, vibrant, joyful but always stunning YOU against the backdrop of a Lush Tropical Paradise

     

     

    IF this Resonates with YOU

    :

     

    Come.

     

    Be Beautifully Brazen.

    :

    Come join us in Costa Rica's Santa Teresa

    at a private Indonesian-inspired beach-side home away from home.

    Experience an all-inclusive luxury like never before.

     

    Andreea is an incredible photographer! My husband could not even get through my gallery of boudoir photos on the first viewing (wink wink)!!! She brought out a sexy in me I didn't know existed.

     

    When Andreea approached me about the Beautifully Brazen Retreat, I was instantly drawn to the idea of recharging my spirit - and knew I needed to be part of this experience.

     

    As a mom, wife and business owner, I am pulled in so many directions and couldn't think of a better way to reconnect with myself!~ ML

     

     

    Imagine

    :

    What IF ....

     

    .... you surrendered and allowed each one of your Senses 

    to be caressed and Awakened by being One with All, Away From it All

     

    to be fully present in an indulgent NOW that is filled

    :

     

    ....with luxurious linens

    ... the sound of lapping waves lulling you to relaxing sleep 

     

    ... sumptuous sunrises less than 200 steps away from where you slumbered

     

    ... manifesting meditations on the beach to make your day bright

     

    ..... infinity pools where you can feel yourself melt into the horizon.....

    ...mouth-watering meals

     

    ....waterfalls and other unmissable Pura Vida stunning nature adventures (but only if you want to)

    deliriously decadent massages

     

    .....soul-soothing sunsets

    ... bonfires on the beach

    .....mesmerizing fire dancers

     

    ... and YOU

    :

    dancing like no one is watching

    &

    drinking in this delicious island paradise life until you are filled with

    the ecstasy of being

    Alive, Awake and Awed

     

     

     

    Picture it further...

    :

    What IF.....

     

    ...... you surrendered to the raw, savage beauty of Costa Rica's Santa Teresa

    and

    in this beautiful surrender

    and

    against this ravishing backdrop

    :

     

    you Give Yourself Permission

    to See and have captured in stunning Photographs

    your OWN raw, real Beauty

    ....that maybe until now you have never quite seen quite so

     

     

     

    Join us:

    Because this Beautifully Brazen Retreat is a Work of Heart

    :

    with

    YOU at the center of it all

    Captured in Photographs, as Art

     

    We believe that travel enriches the spirit, and makes us see ourselves in a new light -- allowing us to fall in love with ourselves: for the first time, or all over again.

     

    We believe that in this falling in love, in our experience of new things in a new environment (or old things, experienced through a new lens) -- we begin to feel more ALIVE and AWAKEND to our senses and our purpose.

     

    And in the Costa Rican paradise we're inviting you to, you will have a million little opportunities to be

    :

      AWED

    :

    by the beautiful nature, by the friendly people you will meet, by the sense-exhilarating experiences we have ready for you, as well as by the YOU we will capture in stunning photographs, experiencing it all.

     

     

    Join us

    :

    Because You want to see yourself how I SEE You

    :

    and what better picturesque back-drop

    than the tropical paradise that is Santa Teresa, Costa Rica?

     

    We believe that pointing our portrait lens at you with an eye of love, with understanding, with creativity and passion, with compassion (for those who fear the camera), with a vulnerability and total willingness to see what makes YOU so stunningly beautiful

    ...

    creates for you an empowering and transformative experience 

    ...

    culminating in gorgeous photographs that you will treasure for a lifetime.

     

    Imagine just how gorgeous you will photograph through our lens

    while on the Beautifully Brazen luxury getaway,

    where you will be your most beautifully relaxed, sensually in tune with yourself and your senses,

    vibrant and alive and

    bursting with renewed a zest for life!

     

    So, come see yourself in Santa Teresa's paradise.

     

    Come SEE how stunningly I SEE you.

     

     

    Join us

    :

    Because the Andreea B. Ballen Photography experience

    &

    the Beautifully Brazen Retreat

    :

    SPEAKS to your Soul's Desires

    We are light seekers -- and that includes the beautiful light we seek, then SEE, in you.

     

    We are passionate about showing EVERY woman how truly STUNNING she is -- especially those who have never seen themselves as such!

     

    Because, every woman needs to see herself as beautiful.

     

    So she can stand taller, have more confidence, and just love herself that much more.

     

    :

     

    We are travelers, because travel sets our soul ablaze. We are passionate about adventures that mesmerize, awe and invigorate -- that weave in a grateful appreciation of nature and of a new, beautiful culture.

     

    And we are passionate about creating experiences that create a tribe of empowered, beautiful women

    like us, like you.

     

    So, come.

    Come be part of our Beautifully Brazen tribe.

     

    Join us

    :

    Because the Andreea B. Ballen Photography experience

    &

    the Beautifully Brazen Retreat

    :

    SPEAKS to your Soul's Desires

    We are light seekers -- and that includes the beautiful light we seek, then SEE, in you.

     

    We are passionate about showing EVERY woman how truly STUNNING she is -- especially those who have never seen themselves as such!

     

    Because, every woman needs to see herself as beautiful.

     

    So she can stand taller, have more confidence, and just love herself that much more.

     

    :

     

    We are travelers, because travel sets our soul ablaze. We are passionate about adventures that mesmerize, awe and invigorate -- that weave in a grateful appreciation of nature and of a new, beautiful culture.

     

    And we are passionate about creating experiences that create a tribe of empowered, beautiful women

    like us, like you.

     

    So, come.

    Come be part of our Beautifully Brazen tribe.

     

    Join us

    :

    Because the Andreea B. Ballen Photography experience

    &

    the Beautifully Brazen Retreat

    :

    SPEAKS to your Soul's Desires

    We are light seekers -- and that includes the beautiful light we seek, then SEE, in you.

     

    We are passionate about showing EVERY woman how truly STUNNING she is -- especially those who have never seen themselves as such!

     

    Because, every woman needs to see herself as beautiful.

     

    So she can stand taller, have more confidence, and just love herself that much more.

     

    :

     

    We are travelers, because travel sets our soul ablaze. We are passionate about adventures that mesmerize, awe and invigorate -- that weave in a grateful appreciation of nature and of a new, beautiful culture.

     

    And we are passionate about creating experiences that create a tribe of empowered, beautiful women

    like us, like you.

     

    So, come.

    Come be part of our Beautifully Brazen tribe.

     

    Join us

    :

    Because the Andreea B. Ballen Photography experience

    &

    the Beautifully Brazen Retreat

    :

    SPEAKS to your Soul's Desires

    We are light seekers -- and that includes the beautiful light we seek, then SEE, in you.

     

    We are passionate about showing EVERY woman how truly STUNNING she is -- especially those who have never seen themselves as such!

     

    Because, every woman needs to see herself as beautiful.

     

    So she can stand taller, have more confidence, and just love herself that much more.

     

    :

     

    We are travelers, because travel sets our soul ablaze. We are passionate about adventures that mesmerize, awe and invigorate -- that weave in a grateful appreciation of nature and of a new, beautiful culture.

     

    And we are passionate about creating experiences that create a tribe of empowered, beautiful women

    like us, like you.

     

    So, come.

    Come be part of our Beautifully Brazen tribe.

  • I already FEEL my Toes in the warm sand

    &

    already SEE myself in gorgeous photos in this paradise!

    LET ME KNOW HOW I AM JOINING YOU!

    jrxh+76 Santa teresa beach, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
    Mon-Sun 9am-9pm EST
    917.428.7440
  • Our PROMISE

    We invite you to come. Come experience the YOU that is more aligned with the YOU that is the creator of all good possibilities and realities of your life. Be Beautifully Brazen. Come.

     

    Because by the end of this luxury retreat of this tropical paradise of Santa Teresa, through your engaging & awakening of all of your senses, through all the Inner and Outer adventures you will experience: you will feel more alive, inspired and energized than you've ever felt, and possibly (if such a thing is possible) more BOSS babe than you're ever been.

     

    And then GO home not just this refreshed and renewed YOU -- go home and re-live all of this delicious experience through the stunning photographs I have created of you,

    beautifully displayed in your luxurious heirloom album that you can take out time and time again

    to re-discover the beautiful, sensual, and one with it all YOU.

     

    Beautifully Brazen.

    Andreea Burciu-Ballen

    Owner/Photographer

    Andreea B. Ballen Photography

  • Luxury Villa Accommodations

    Indonesian-Inspired Chic ZEN

    :

    Come experience a true 'Barefoot Elegance'

     

    The Villa sits in the heart of one of our world’s five Blue Zones.

    They are called Blue Zones, because this is where people live longest of all.

    Just as you are about to, they engage in meaningful exercise, lack of stress, spirituality

    and are enjoying a mainly plant based/pescatarian diet that is clean and nourishing.

     

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    Once here, whether you are having a massage on the beach, relaxing by the infinity pool, taking a cat nap in one of the many hammocks, or practicing yoga in the beachfront pavilion, playing a game of billiards indoors, or slumbering on Egyptian cotton sheets,

    you’ll be transported to paradise.

    Tucked away behind beautiful large trees, your earthy, airy zen villa invites you to relax and enjoy all the sumptuous ambiance -- as much indoors as outdoors.

     

    If you need to connect other than mind, body and soul:

    the villa comes equipped with lightning fast WiFi.

    Stretching out from the airy and comfortable living room are two wings, each holding four rooms.

    In front of the communal area lies the infinity pool; tucked underneath the lush almond trees.

     

     

    The walk from the pool area to the beach is magnificent... even more so at night when lit up by lanterns, hanging from the canopy.

    At the end of our palm alleyway, you’ll find one of our three swing sofas.

     

    Take in a sunrise or a sunset, perhaps, even a breakfast or a dinner....

    Fully equipped modern kitchen, where your chef will be preparing your mouth-watering, nourishing, organic meals.

     

    Go ahead and grab a coconut to sip from, a delicious smoothie, or a piece of succulent and yummy tropical fruit... otherwise, breakfast/brunch and the dinner spread have already been taken care of -- so you don't have to even think about cooking.

     

     

    Every inch of the Villa has been designed with your comfort and luxury in mind, and that includes the bathroom -- complete with plush towels, Indonesian and nature-inspired accents -- and a glorious view to the lush green that surrounds you.

     

    Hair driers, as well as washer and driers are also thoughtfully available.

    At night, relax on high quality pillows and mattresses, with sheets that are high-count Egyptian cotton. Enjoy air conditioning or if you prefer the natural night air, ceiling fans.

     

    Bedrooms are double occupancy, and most are equipped with one super king, king or queen bed (some with additional day-bed): book with your bestie!

     

    Or, you can have the option of flying solo via the Single-Occupancy upgrade supplement.

     

    Sleep easily knowing that security guards patrol for your privacy and security. For your convenience, there are also safes for your valuables.

  • Trip Delights!

    ... a few LUST-worthy details....

    Andreea B. Ballen Photography Photo Shoot

     

    We did say, 'Picture yourself in Paradise.' Literally.

     

    Your Beautifully Brazen getaway package comes complete with

    :

     

    a fun, laid-back and totally empowering

    Andreea B. Ballen Photography

    1 hour, private photoshoot.

     

    Sunrise or sunset beach boudoir photoshoot?

    You bet'cha!

    Glamour magazine worthy shots?

    You got it!

     

    Start your pampering with professional hair and makeup. Slip into a gorgeous outfit (that we will have already planned for prior to our coming to the island) -- and off we go. But don't worry, we won't have to go far: the pool, the privacy of the beach -- will all be stunning backdrops.

     

    Want more? Don't worry, there will be TONS of opportunities to capture the gorgeous you along our adventures!

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    Feel what it is like to have your beauty, fierceness, vitality

    - the true YOU -

    captured in photographs.

     

    You are indeed beautiful.

     

    You will see and believe.

    Fire

     

    We could not invite you to set your soul on fire...

    and not have fire itself as part of the experience.

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    And so, we will gather around fire, just for the spellbinding delight of watching the flames dance.

     

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    We will gather in ceremony around bonfires on our stretch of the beach, and burn away thoughts that no longer serve us.

     

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    The elements of fire and dance are primal and appealing to the senses. Fire dancing explores the sensual forms of the human body and asks the audience to awaken an instinctual part of the brain that is mesmerized by fire.

     

    So, not only we will dance around fire (like no one is watching and judging), but we will also get to experience the incredible Santa Teresa fire dance artists spin fire to create an unforgettable experience.

     

    Water

     

    It soothes. It is part of our very human fabric. It beckons us to it.

     

    On Santa Teresa's beaches, the water is so clear blue and so seductively warm, you will want nothing more than to spend most of your days immersing yourself in it.

     

    From gentle hikes leading you to waterfalls to splash around in and photograph yourself by,

     

    to fun and immersive Island day trips where you might just get to swim with gentle turtles

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    you are invited to partake in adventures that celebrate this gorgeous island element and all its glory.

     

    Feel yourself purified by the healing power of the ocean.

     

    Or, simply chill out by the pool or on our own secluded beach.

     

    You are here for YOU. Do what beckons you.

    Deep Pampering, Relaxation,

    Personal Growth

    alongside

    Shared Sisterhood

     

    We will fill our time in Santa Teresa with days of

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    exquisite Relaxation and Pampering

    &

    Learning to Receive

    (something you may not have indulged in so much while busy being such an all-around BOSS woman)

     

    So, say 'hello' to

     

    Photoshoots!

    Massage!

    Meditation & Yoga!

    plus

    Activities & ceremonies to help connect us to ourselves, our sensuality, our inner GODDESS!

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    Adventures among the stunning natural jungles and shorelines, to experience the incredible color and wild-life this island offers: swim with turtles or in a bioluminescent bay, play with butterflies, see playful howler monkeys, and so much more.

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    Finding our passion and igniting the fire within to create your best next chapter for when we return back to our reality home.

     

    In our shared experiences, you can expect to develop a deep connection with your fellow travelers -- how great is finding your Tribe! -- share intimate conversations over incredible meals, and share so much laughter!

     

     

  • I Already KNOW I am Going. I am booking this NOW

    I've got my wallet in hand, payment ready!

    Beautifully Brazen Women's Only Luxury Retreat: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Nov 3-Nov9th
    4,995.00 - 6,495.00
    Andreea B. Ballen Photography Beautifully Brazen Retreat for WOMEN ONLY.

    November 3rd - November 9th, 2019

    Luxurious, all-inclusive* Retreat in the tropical Paradise of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

    Includes: Accommodation at Indonesian-inspired Luxury Private Villa, mouth-watering Meals**, (optional) Activities, Mediation & Yoga, Andreea B. Ballen Photography 1 hour personalized photoshoot (complete with hair & makeup) +heirloom Album.

    RETREAT PACKAGE IS NON-REFUNDABLE

    *retreat does not cover airfare nor travel to Santa Teresa
    **smoothies and non-alcoholic drinks included, only
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  • What's Included (and what's not)

    What's Included:

    • 6 night luxury shared accommodation stay, as described. Or, upgrade via single occupancy supplement
    • Ground transportation to/from Tambor Domestic Airport (TMU)
    • 3 daily organic, locally sourced and highest quality meals prepared by private chef that highlight the lushness of Costa Rican cuisine (vegetarian, chicken and fish options)
    • One private glamor or boudoir Andreea B. Ballen Photography portrait session complete with Portrait Collection: 12 x 12 Heirloom Leather Album (30 photographs), accompanying digital negatives from album & digital brag book, video slide show plus $500 A La Carte Credit towards prints or wall art (a $4300+ value)
    • Gentle restorative Yoga and Meditation morning session- feel yourself centered
    • Massage or Intuitive healer - one 60 minute session - feel yourself pampered and cared for, plus energetically aligned into your true self
    • All tours and entrance fees for activities listed in itinerary
     
     

    What's NOT Included:

    • Airfare to and from (or within) Costa Rica*
    • Meals not listed on itinerary
    • Alcoholic beverages or drinks outside of the planned menu
    • Personal expenses: souvenirs, laundry, phone calls, extra spa services, taxis for personal use, any activities/tours not listed that you arrange on your own
    • Travel, personal or medical insurance. Traveling to a foreign country can be a fun and exciting adventure, especially when you are prepared. While it is not required that your purchase travel insurance, it is recommended. Travel insurance covers you in case of any natural disasters or unforeseen cancellations      You can learn more here: Squaremouth Travel Insurance Review .  Plus this globally recommended option: World Nomads Travel Insurance . Many credit card companies also have insurance perks, check your card and this link to find out more about policies.
    • Tips for hotel staff

     

    I will assist you with all logistics and planning once you register. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. I am happy to help.

     

    When buying & booking your flight:

    Choose SJO Juan Santamaria International Airport for international arrival and departure.

    Then, you must reserve a domestic flight from SJO- TMU Tambor Domestic Airport. I recommend this airline http://www.flysansa.com which offers flights daily. Otherwise, you may opt to take transportation by bus (4 hour drive) or via ferry + taxi.

  • Meet Andreea

    Photographer & Master of Adventures

    Andreea Burciu-Ballen is the owner and photographer of Andreea B. Ballen Photography, a featured and awarded luxury photography studio in Brooklyn, NY that focuses on showing all women how truly stunning they are.

     

    A New Yorker for 35 years and living in Brooklyn, Andreea is married to a wonderful Argentinian man, and is mom to two magical littles (and four frisky kittens) who light up her life.

     

    Andreea describes herself as a light seeker, modern-day gypsy with sophisticated tastes, world traveler, crazy in love with her family and with this road called 'life.'

     

    She is obsessed with finding MAGIC, JOY & LIGHT in the world at large, and in everyone she photographs — whether for boudoir, personal branding, or bump-to-baby photographs. She is passionate about holistic living, living what you preach, self care, social justice (love is love!), and being the positive that is in the world.

     

    When she is not photographing or chasing littles, she is dancing, dreaming up where to travel in the world to next (Hola, Costa Rica!) ... or hugging a tree or two.

     

    In this YouTube video, see why Andreea is so excited about this retreat: 

     

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fixu5pbHX1s&t=6s

     

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This destination retreat is for Women Only. 

Once purchased, this experience is Non-refundable.