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Hear from Charla Storey & Jennefer Wilson, Laylee Emadi, or Ash Baumgartner & Kristine Herman.
Hear from Ben Finch, Jamie Findlay, or Magi Fisher.
Hear from Cassi Claire, Jennifer Lawrence, or Octavia Elease.
Hear from Kir Tuben, David Abel, or Courtney Wolf.
“BLESSED” is an intimate MATERNITY Master Class/Shoot with Elizabeth Messina that will change how you capture pregnancy photographs forever. The emphasis of this special class will be on making images that celebrate the grace of a pregnant woman in a natural and empowering way. You’ll learn how to notice and capture the nuances of gestures as well as the most flattering poses for an expectant mother. Elizabeth will share with you how she interacts with, thoughtfully connects with her subject and gently directs a mother. You'll learn how light, angles and communication can help you create beautiful pregnancy photographs. Elizabeth Messina has captured maternity photographs for a discerning clientele for many years. Some of her pregnancy clients include Hilary Duff, Katherine Schwarznegger, Brooke Shields, Jenna Dewan, Chriselle Lim and many more. This class is part communication & instruction, part observing Elizabeth’s photo, styling & posing techniques as well as the opportunity to create your own photographs. Join this class and learn from one of the best maternity photographers in the world, how to create feminine, romantic & impactful maternity imagery.
This year every “BLESSED" 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 meaningful support. Photographers of all levels & mediums are welcome.
The Indirect Approach
Some photographers direct their subjects. I "Indirect" people. This class will be a chance to rethink how you shoot and see if this approach can work for you. I believe that how we act as photographers affects our subjects. My method of teaching is to have honest and vulnerable conversations to unlock ourselves before we raise a camera.
An intentionally intimate roving cocktail party where Perry Vaile shares trade secrets, photographs your headshot and connects with you personally. Limited Space Available. No elbowing for the best angle, or feeling lost in the shuffle. Leave the pressure & camera gear at home, and enjoy a drink (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available!) as I spill the tea.
We’ll spend time outside as I hunt for light, giving you an inside peek at how I approach a clients and their wedding days artistically through location, direction, and posing decisions with my “P.I.V.O.T” method. You become the client, while I create personalized headshots for each attendee that will be provided after the class as a high resolution file. We’ll move inside for a round-table discussion to connect personally with each other, and talk candidly about managing the most challenging wedding day hurdles, so that you can walk into the season with renewed confidence, deeper connection to industry peers, and a fresh portrait of yourself.
Included with registration
Love Story: A Sensory Approach to Weddings & Photography || Designed by Pamela Barefoot Events
Be whisked away into a luxury waterfront wedding experience that will engage all five of your senses. As Manda shares her sensory storytelling approach to Wedding photography you will be treated with delightful surprises that echo the experience of a guest attending the stunning seaside wedding design you will capture.
This experience will unlock the beautiful voice of your inner artist. Allowing you to capture the styled shoot in stunning frames that will elevate your portfolio and call to you dream couples.
After the wedding, it's time to unwind. Experience the morning after the wedding with a fashion-forward-inspired honeymoon editorial. Ashley Rae will bring the element of a more vogues and editorial vibe to this session. Our editorial will be of Sophistication & newlywed bliss from breakfast in bed to the pool to the evening out.
Elevate your portfolio BEYOND the wedding.
Hosted and led by Ashley Rae Photography, our time will include small groups & 1:1's. This experience will focus on storytelling and
forming an emotional connection through client experience.
Hear from Jainé Kershner, Brittany Elise, or Josh & Kariss Farris.
Want to capture some stunning, couture editorial beach bridal images? Want to be able to work with more bridal designers and get the opportunity to photograph campaigns and look books?
Join Kayla Barker, an award-winning and published destination film wedding photographer of fifteen years, for this sunrise couture bridal editorial and learn how to create unique and creative fashion images that will catch the attention of brides, designers and the high-end wedding industry.
Kayla has worked for some of the best bridal designers in the wedding industry and has created unique editorials. Learn how to pose with fluid movement, creatively crop and best capture the dress for designers and more during this high fashion shoot that will leave you with stunning images!
Black vulnerability exist. There is an opportunity for our models who are Black to show vulnerability, so when you think about them, you can think of vulnerability immediately.
Vulnerability can feel like weakness when it's experienced on the inside, but looks like courage when it's viewed from the outside. Let’s discover their love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity together. You will embrace a couple’s vulnerability on a beach of Amelia Island and witness a sunrise steals your breath.
We are teaming up with Joy Proctor (stylist) and JetSetWed (wedding planner)
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!)
Join us in a lab panel where theFINDlab, PhotoVision, and Richard Photo Lab come together to answer questions you have about collaborating with your lab.
Coffee Break sponsored by The Photographer’s Framer
Coffee Break sponsored by Richard Photo Lab