Unleash your photographic genius at the Abex Events: Gods & Goddess Photography Retreat!
Escape to the breathtaking beauty of Cedar Rose Grove, a mesmerizing oasis in the heart of the desert.

Experience more then 15 professionally styled sets, each with professional models adorned as enchanting Roman Gods, Goddesses, and classic beauties frolicking in pools, fountains and along secluded pathways. This weekend retreat, designed and run by industry professionals is a photographer’s dream come true.

What to expect on a Abex Event Photo Event

Prepare to be captivated by moments of divine beauty around every corner as you immerse yourself in a world of creativity like never before. From stunning costumes to ethereal settings, witness extraordinary scenes that will ignite your imagination and elevate your photography skills.

Join us for an unforgettable journey where you’ll capture awe-inspiring images that reflect both your talent and passion. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to refine your craft alongside fellow enthusiasts who share your devotion for creating art through the lens.

Location for May 18-19 2024

Cedar Rose Grove – Littlerock California

Cedar Rose Grove is a unique venue, offering many different locations on one property. reflecting pools, hidden gardens, eclectic patios, water features and orchard. An Oasis in the Desert. www.cedarrosegrove.com

Costume and Styling – Victor Ciccarelli / Abex Armory

Prepare to be transported to a realm of divine elegance and mythical beauty as Victor Ciccarelli’s costume and styling services take center stage. Against the backdrop of enchanting fountains and lush gardens, models adorned in Ciccarelli’s exquisite creations inspired by Roman gods and goddesses will grace the event, embodying timeless sophistication and ethereal charm. Witness the magic unfold as fashion meets fantasy in a spectacle unlike any other.

Hair and Makeup – Patty Orozco

Elevate your photo shoots with flawless makeup services by the skilled Patty Orozco. From editorial to avant-garde looks, trust in her expertise to bring your vision to life. Enhance the beauty of your models and capture stunning images that will leave a lasting impression. Patty will be providing makeup and hair for all models at the May Event.

Models Set for May 18-19 2024

The following models are currently scheduled to participate in the workshop on May 18-19. There will be three or four arranged sets per day and each model will be available for private bookings. Please see the schedule below for information about set times and locations. Additional talent or substitutions may be added to this page frequently.


Shauna Toerner
Photo: Mark Edwards

Ares: Ares_rising

Photo: Mark Matcho




The following schedule is provided as a tentative guide to the day. As you know, in the world of production and photography things may change at any moment. Flexibility and understanding are the key to a successful day.

At the top of every hour, models will be on set dressed in costumes and will stay in character for 40 minutes. Each is a complete vignette. While models will assist you in capturing the perfect shot, we ask that you be considerate of other photographers and respect the limits, safety, and comfort of the talent at all times.

Also available are a few hours for private bookings and solo shoots. These exclusive sessions are provided by models in exchange for additional compensation. You can arrange this directly with the model or through the Abex Event Staff. We do recommend coordination before the event, as key models will book up very quickly.

Saturday May 18th

10:00 AM11:00 AMNoon1:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM
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Sunday May 19th

10:00 AM11:00 AMNoon1:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM
TBD #MScene#2Scene#7LunchScene#1PrivateScene#1Private

What to expect on a Abex Event Photo Event

Scene #1 – Beauties in the pool

In a lush, private garden, dappled sunlight dances through the foliage, casting an enchanting glow over a serene, turquoise pool. The delicate scent of blooming flowers permeates the air as two breathtaking Roman women gracefully immerse themselves in the crystalline waters. Their cascading locks, kissed by the sun, float around them like ethereal ribbons, while their luminous skin glistens in the gentle caress of the water’s surface. With eyes closed, they revel in the soothing embrace of nature, their laughter and whispered conversations echoing softly amidst the tranquil oasis.

Scene #2 – Alone in her thoughts

Beyond the bustling streets of ancient Rome, a lone Roman woman steals away from the prying eyes, seeking solace in a secluded pool, her beloved companion. As she approaches the serene waters, a sense of tranquility envelops her. The soft ripples shimmer with the reflection of sunlight, beckoning her closer. With each step, her heart quickens with anticipation, and as she gracefully enters the cool embrace of the pool, a sigh of contentment escapes her lips. Here, in this private haven, she finds respite from the demands of daily life, allowing herself to be fully engulfed by the gentle currents, losing herself in the rhythmic sway of the water.

Scene #3 – The Daughters of Zeus

Just outside Mount Olympus, the daughters of Zeus, the Muses, dance in a majestic fountain of crystal clear waters. With grace and elegance, the Muses descend upon the stone edge, their radiant presence illuminating the midday sky. As they twirl and leap, their ethereal forms seem to blend seamlessly with the shimmering sprays, their laughter echoing through the celestial atmosphere. Each movement is a symphony in itself, a harmonious composition of fluidity and expression. The water splashes around them, a playful interlude to their divine dance, as they celebrate the beauty and inspiration that flows through their very being.

Scene #4 – The Orchard of the Gods

Bathed in the golden glow of the Roman sun, a woman ventures into a vibrant orchard, her steps guided by the enticing aromas that hang in the air. The orchard stretches out before her, a picturesque tapestry of lush green foliage dotted with a rainbow of succulent fruits. With measured grace, she weaves her way through the grove, her nimble fingers plucking tender apples from the branches. Her senses come alive with the symphony of colors, scents, and flavors, transforming her simple task into a moment of pure delight and connection to the bountiful nature that surrounds her.

Scene #5 – A walk on a the path

As the Roman woman strolls along a path embraced by a canopy of overhanging trees, she enters a realm of enchantment and tranquility. Sunlight filters through the lush foliage, casting intricate patterns on the ground below. The rustling leaves provide a gentle melody, accompanied by the occasional chirping of birds hidden amidst the branches. With each step, the woman feels a sense of serenity enveloping her, as if the very essence of the natural world is guiding her forward. This path becomes a sanctuary where time seems to stand still, allowing her to revel in the beauty and peace radiating from this ethereal corridor of trees.

Scene #6 – Waiting for love

In the waning light of dusk, a Roman woman stands poised on a weathered wooden bridge, anticipation etching delicate lines upon her features. The soothing sound of flowing water below merges with the symphony of her own heartbeat, as she waits patiently for her lover’s arrival. The air is thick with an intoxicating blend of nervousness and longing, mingling with the fragrance of blooming flowers that line the banks. Her gaze, fixed on the horizon, searches for any sign of her beloved, while her fingers absentmindedly trace the intricate carvings adorning the bridge’s railing. Time seems to suspend in this moment, as the world holds its breath, anticipating the union of two souls destined to intertwine amidst the enchantment of the evening.

Scene #7 – A Midsummers Dream

Emerging from the depths of the ancient woods, Pan, the mischievous god of nature, spies a Roman woman, completely immersed in her whispered prayers, oblivious to her surroundings. With a playful grin on his face, he tiptoes silently towards her, stepping on fallen leaves with a deliberate softness. His presence, like a gentle breeze, caresses her skin, causing an involuntary shiver. As she opens her eyes, she is met with the mischievous gaze of Pan, who stands before her, a twinkle in his eyes and a knowing smile on his lips.

Scene #8 – Vulcan the god of fire

From the heart of a majestic Roman fountain, Vulcan, the mighty god of fire, emerges in a blaze of brilliance. His powerful form radiates with an otherworldly glow, while his two demigod companions, born of flames, dance and twirl around him in a mesmerizing display. As they spin, arcs of fiery light trace their movements, illuminating the night sky with a spectacular spectacle. The crackling heat embraces the surrounding air, casting a warm glow over the awestruck onlookers. Vulcan’s presence commands attention, as his blazing energy ignites the imagination and reminds all who witness it of the elemental power nature holds.

Scene #9 – A late night rendezvous

Nestled within a secluded alcove, a hidden pool becomes the clandestine meeting place for a group of young Roman lovers. Under the moonlit sky, their hearts pound with a mix of anticipation and trepidation. The water sparkles like liquid silver, mirroring their desire and the forbidden passion that ignites within them. With stolen glances and nervous whispers, they explore the depths of love’s mysteries, drawn together by an irresistible magnetism. Their embrace is both reckless and tender, as they surrender to the intoxicating allure of forbidden love, creating a timeless moment where societal norms fade away, leaving only the raw intensity of their connection.

Costs and Fees

Spectators, extras, and assistants are strictly prohibited on our shoot locations. Photographers can purchase single-day access or multi-day access. Saturday night shoots are only included in the full weekend pass. In addition to the day pass, participants can choose to do private shoots at the model’s discretion. A single day pass costs $350. A two-day pass costs $650, which includes RV/Camping space, night shooting, and a Saturday night meal.