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“BOUDOIR” is a master class/shoot that focuses on photographing the intimate grace of a woman, thoughtfully led by Elizabeth Messina. The emphasis of this class will be on the female body, with important insights on how pose & capture & honor the essence of femininity with respect and sensitivity. Elizabeth will share her extensive knowledge to help you understand how to utilize composition, natural light, and direction to create a beautiful & intimate image of a woman. Elizabeth with help you navigate and interact with & guide a model through the vulnerable arte of boudoir. Her approach is dedicated to honoring the female form & creating an experience that is beautiful and uplifting. This class is part communication & instruction, part observing Elizabeth’s photo, styling & posing techniques as well as the opportunity to create your own photographs. Elizabeth has captured boudoir photographs for women all over the world & has a unique skill set to navigate the vulnerable aspects of such work.
This year every “BOUDOIR" Master Class attendee will get an opportunity to capture photographs of their own during the class. Each attendee will literally be able to stand side-by-side with Elizabeth while she guides them with thoughtful direction and meaningfulsupport. Photographers of all levels & mediums are welcome.
The shoots are inspired by softness light and will incorporate shades of gold, caramal, white and charcoal. The shoots will focus on photographing romantic and feminine details inspired by African royalty.
This styled shoot will include a female portrait, tablescape, and a flatlay details with Ashton’s talented friends @joyproctor and @truffypi amidst a real couple and a real person to give attendees the ability to create unique images.
MINDSET and how it plays into SHOOTING.
How a shoot goes starts well before you arrive to a session. It is in your initial approach from email all the way to the final product delivered. This is for people who want to shake things up with their shooting from static to more fluid. The first portion of this class will be classroom time and discussion amongst all of us about how to break through these mental walls. How do I approach the client? What is the balance between shooting for myself, the planner, the couple?
The second portion of this class will be the practical portion. I’ll show how I balance between letting a couple be, how I take cues from them, when to step in and direct, when to switch up the energy, what things I look for in the surrounding landscape to play a part, and then have some time to experiment yourself.
Think of this class as a holistic approach of how. Not just in how to guide a couple and make great photographs, but in how to be content in your business and the clients you bring in.
Master class optional add-on
Join Ashley for the raddest session with the sparkliest details! This styled shoot is for the photographers who want to learn more about double exposures and how to tell a story with them. Love groovy and dreamy vibes? Want to add some fun to your portfolio and get out of your creative rut? This is for you. You'll be able to update your social media with pops of color and sparkle while learning the ins and outs of crafting the perfect double exposure on film (or digital!) Ashley will show you her favorite fun techniques and tips for framing and executing experimental frames. She's not afraid to push you outside your comfort zone, so get ready!
Remember that time you stayed up all night talking with someone that made your heart race and cease all at once? This is that moment.
We will follow a couple on a sultry romp through the costal wilderness areas of Amelia Island as they embrace the dawn and the bitter sweet approach of farewell.
This Session will heavily embrace the concept of moment over technique. I will teach you how to let go of technical control, and focus on your client experience. Our goal will be to help inspire and capture fleeting anchor moments that will last a lifetime.
A Hollywood Love Story, Romantic Beach Editorial. This is the editorial session of your dreams set on the dreamy beaches of Amelia Island with vintage throwback editorial looks that will pop in your portfolio. You'll not only create a stunning session to use for attracting new clients, but learn my techniques for transitioning from couples session into an editorial couples session. Snagging the images no one else is going to have.
There are three ways that can take a session from good to great through the use of movement, the connection between the clients, and incredible fashion. We will explore the power of these three catalysts through the lens of a luxury honeymoon editorial around the Omni Resort property.
Together we will also explore the relationship of photographer and stylist working together in a way that benefits both creatives and their clients, and explore how posing and composition in accordance with fashion can truly strengthen an image.
Come join us poolside with Aperol Spritz in hand and see the magic unfold for yourself!
Planning + Art Direction: Lauren Field of Lauren Field Design
Think of a time when you felt the most grounded and centered (earth), the most mentally clear (air), the most openhearted (water), and the most creative (fire). Each of us has a unique constellation of the four elements inside of us that manifests in distinct ways in different areas of our business & lives. We are the wisdom of the elements of thinking, feeling, loving, experiencing, learning, questioning, doing, and
Hosted and led by Ashley Rae Photography, we will cultivate to the four elements together through documenting from a grounded purpose to connect to our art, clients, ourselves, our business, and our personal lives. This two-part editorial will allow you to be split into smaller groups for both shoots: Coastal Opulence & Earth, Air, Fire, & Water. Both palettes are inspired by the striking colors of the coral reef, water textures, free-flowing fabrics, and neutral sea tones in the golden afternoon light.
This unique Vogue-Inspired editorial will focus on your DEEP creativity as we play with color, water, movement, sand, video and more! Say goodbye to a shallow portfolio and journey into the deep. Learn my techniques to achieve an artistic motion blur in your photos, portraits and unique angles, capture video content (video is queen these days!), and add depth to your portfolio beyond a typical wedding shoot. Come away with images that are sure to attract destination wedding clients and fashion editors alike. This shoot will be brimming with high-end details, statement shots, and diversity. Come along as we dive Into The Deep. (please bring your phone to this shoot, preferably one that can go in the water!)
This shoot will center on capturing emotion, directing our subjects in a natural and editorial way, and getting the vibey aesthetic photos that round out a portfolio. We'll be focusing on working with a client as they evolve over time, for a truly lifelong storytelling experience. There will be one wedding, one boudoir, and one family set up. Instructor time will be a facilitated conversation and coaching session that will help you unlock what you're truly wanting to communicate through your work.
Be prepared to learn about black and white film (bring it if you can!), 35mm, different film and digital techniques to keep images fresh and interesting, motion blur, creating a deep connection through photography, and helping your subjects develop as people through their experience with you guiding them. This won't be an over the top styled wedding shoot. It will be stunning and well designed, but will be stripped down, focusing on techniques that will deepen your work, creating images that speak to real clients, photos that you'll be able to use in your portfolio and showcase your creative range, and prepare you to have your own unforgettable lifelong client journey.
Ever feel totally overwhelmed or lost about how to approach flash? Of course, you can direct-flash the night away to get you by until the next lighting fad takes over… but context will ALWAYS be king. That’s why Patrick Le of the @ApolloWorkshops is going to introduce you to flash the way you wish someone had done at the beginning of your career.If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to properly use flash and no longer look like a deer in headlights in any dark situation, this educational shoot is for you. You’ll learn how to solve various lighting challenges using on & off-camera flash techniques including constant lighting.
We’re going to cover some super simple but also diverse & elegant lighting setups you never knew to pay attention to before. Use them in any low-light wedding scenarios, during editorial/commercial shoots, or even your next portrait session to build consistency and the confidence to work in any lighting conditions.
While it would be helpful for you to bring your own speed-light, all of the lighting gear you’ll need will be provided for you. In fact, you don’t need any flash experience to attend this shoot. This is only 4-hour masterclass styled shoot that includes a deep dive into learning everything flash + hands-on shooting experience using both digital & film systems. Yes, this class is intended for both digital and film shooters alike!
As the sun begins to rise over the Atlantic, two hopeless romantics spend the morning lounging by the pool before being compelled to splash around in the waves. This carefully curated shoot will be a wonderful opportunity to get truly authentic imagery that can be used to boost your engagement and editorial portfolio. We will start with our couple flirting by the pool utilizing the beautiful cabanas the resort has to offer. We will then follow them as they playfully make their way out to the beach, where a picnic lunch awaits them. There will be plenty of beautiful, genuine moments as they splash in the waves and snuggle on the sand. We will also have access to an assortment of luxury vacation essentials that will perfectly round out the narrative and provide beautiful flat lay content.
In this editorial shoot, we see models wearing the cascading fabric of couture gowns creating a sense of movement and drama against the stunning backdrop of a muted pastel sea of florals. This scene provides the perfect contrast with the opulence of the garments and the drama of the florals. The result is a visual feast of color and texture, with a sense of romance that is sure to elevate your portfolio.