Washington D.C. 2020

WORKSHOP RECAP

Pittsburgh, PA

WORKSHOP RECAP

Day 1

Instagram Marketing with
Abby Jiu

We kicked off the workshop with a gorgeous setup and "goodies" for each of our wonderful attendees. We love spoiling them so providing an additional all day coffee and snack bar was a workshop bonus! Abby Jiu started off Day 1 with a lesson on Instagram Marketing. She really dove deep into tips and tricks on utilizing highlights and stories and posting to attract your ideal luxury client. We all learned so much, especially having her open up the lesson to a Q&A! Following her lesson attendees were able to move through three different luxury headshot stations and get professional photos. The bonus was having Abby at one of the stations taking headshots for the attendees! The photos turned out so beautiful!

Instructor: Abby Jiu |  Venue: Fostr Collaborative |  Florals: Kaleb Norman James Design  |  Linens: Nuage Design
Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals Name Cards: Leah Letters

Flat Lay Styling
with
Kaleb Norman James Design

After a quick lunch break, attendees were welcomed back to a room full of flat lays and flowers! Kaleb took over the day with teaching a presentation about his styling tips and tricks. He then followed his amazing lesson with an open Q&A and live demonstration! The rest of the day attendees were able to move through 20 different setups and practice their styling. Kaleb was so kind and walked around helping each attendee with their styling. It was such a success!

Stylist and Instructor: Kaleb Norman James Design  |  Venue: Fostr Collaborative  |   Stationary: Emily Baird Design
  Styling Mats Olive and Oak Mat  |  Florals KNJ Design   |  Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes 
Hand Painted Mats: Chasing Stone  |  Gift Boxes: Marigold and Grey  |  Additional Paper Goods: Grey and Cake

Bridal Fashion Posing
with
Laura Gordon

Day 2

We welcomed attendees back for a fresh day of learning with the always amazing Laura Gordon, their very own Olive and Oak Styling Mat, and a sweet gift from Laura and Engaged Magazine with their current issue! The lesson was fantastic as we dove deep into Laura's techniques for making each of her brides look flawless with an editorial edge. After her lesson and an open Q&A, Laura led us into a live demonstration. It is so inspiring to see her shoot in action! Attendees then broke into small groups to test the posing they learned in three different editorials! Laura went to each group to help attendees with 1:1 help. It was such a fun few hours of shooting! 




Bridal Posing 
Workshop @evokeworkshops
Instructor @lauragordon
Rentals @smthingvintage

WHITE BACKDROP
Model @victoriamisu
Hair & Makeup @emily.artistry
Florals @kalebnormanjames
Dress @bridalbeginning

BLUE HAND PAINTED BACKDROP
Model @modeljaime
Hair @emily.artistry
Makeup @makeupbyshirin_
Hand Painted Backdrop @lindalestudios
Florals @kalebnormanjames
Dress @bridalbeginning

PINK BACKDROP
Model @mollyerogel
Hair @emily.artistry
Makeup @makeupbyshirin_
Florals @kalebnormanjames
Dress @bridalbeginning

Luxury Tablescapes with Grit & Grace 
and 
Abby Jiu

After a lunch full of pizza, we finished off the workshop day with learning from the talented Laura of Grit & Grace. She taught us from a luxury planner perspective on ways to work with planner's on getting the perfect reception pictures. Abby Jiu shared her wonderful insights on how she photograph's a reception from angles to lighting. It was all such good information! It was then time to practice what we learned and shoot 3 different luxury tablescapes designed by Laura. They were each so different and so gorgeous! 

Want To Join Us Next Time? Click Here!

Instructors @gritandgraceinc @abbyjiu
Stylist @gritandgraceinc
Rentals @smthingvintage
Florals @kalebnormanjames
Paper Goods @emilybairddesign
Linens @latavolalinen