WILD PLACES PHOTO WORKSHOP
A wedding photography workshop for adventurous souls with a zest for life.
April 21-24, 2019
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Capturing love in wild places.
Think outside the ballroom.
WHAT IS WILD PLACES WORKSHOP?
Do you dream of intimate weddings on mountaintops, or next to waterfalls, or in towering forests? Are you uninspired by price-shopping clients who don't value you, or feel stuck working with couples who you don't connect with emotionally? The Wild Places Workshop is the answer. 2 full days, 3 nights, in the mountains of North Carolina, exploring the ins and outs of building your brand to attract your ideal client and booking adventurous elopements and the elusive destination wedding. We'll explore why we do what we do, finding your voice and passion, and how to translate that passion to your audience, turning them into ideal clients. Through teaching sessions, targeted styled shoots, and community building, I hope you leave this week refreshed, inspired, and ready to take your shooting to the next level.
The Wild Places Workshop is an adventure wedding photography workshop, but it is not about showing you how to run your business just like mine. It's about helping you find your own passion, style, and voice to vault your business to where you dream it could be. It's about raising up a generation of wedding photographers who guard their clients emotions and explore ways to help them have as genuine an experience as possible. Who aren't afraid to think outside the ballroom and capture some of life's greatest adventures.
We'll spend two full days learning, shooting, eating, drinking, and growing, both as photographers and as members of a wider community.
LET'S DO THIS!
WHAT TO EXPECT
A rough outline of the schedule, events, and lessons at Wild Places Workshop. All the things you'd expect from an adventure elopement workshop, plus a styled dinner, in-home shoot, and more!
SUNDAY, April 21
Arrive around 6pm, enjoy wine and cheese and the sunset from the gorgeous two-story porch as we get to know everyone and prepare for two full days of learning, shooting, and finding our passion in wedding photography.
MONDAY, April 22
A full day of learning, discussion, an in-home couples session, AND an adventurous engagement shoot at a waterfall. Bring your notebook and camera both!
Then we'll head back down the mountain for a delicious, locally-sourced styled dinner party courtesy of Freckled Petal and an amazing local restaurant
TUESDAY, April 23
Most of this day will be focused on shooting; an epic styled adventure elopement on a mountaintop. We'll apply the posing techniques we've learned and practice helping your clients feel real emotions even in front of the camera, all with a real couple + wedding dress and styled table scape.
Then a delicious dinner and a campfire discussion + Mojitos&Margs
WEDNESDAY, April 24
Wake up, killer brunch, pack up, say our farewells. There's an option to add on a half hour one on one portfolio review/mentor session with Carolyn if you want! Otherwise, head into downtown Asheville for lunch or to explore.
Location, Location, Location
WHERE IS THIS GOING DOWN?
A rad group house in the woods just 15 minutes from downtown Asheville and 30 minutes from Asheville Regional Airport. It usually a lot cheaper to fly into Charlotte (~2 hrs away), or Greenville, SC (~1 hour away) so check that as well and think about carpooling with other attendees!
The Wild Places Workshop starts at 6pm on April 21 and ends at 10am April 24.
We will be going on two hikes at this workshop, one of which includes a short but steep scramble, so be aware of the physical demands of the shoots and bring sturdy shoes or hiking boots!
Teaching and Discussion Topics Include
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT:
*POSING AND DIRECTING
*FINDING YOUR VOICE AND STYLE
*HELPING CLIENTS FEEL COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO FEEL REAL EMOTIONS IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA
*EDITING, WORKFLOW, AND ORGANIZATION
*DEFINING YOUR BRAND TO REACH YOUR IDEAL CLIENT
*WEBSITE/PORTFOLIO REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
*BOOKING DESTINATION WEDDINGS AND ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS
ALL THE YUMMY DETAILS
* 3 shoots, including in-home, adventure engagement, and a fully styled adventure elopement on a mountaintop in collaboration with Freckled Petal.
* 4 nights accommodation in a rad group house in the woods.
* All meals, including a styled farewell dinner party, prepared with local ingredients and styled by Freckled Petal.
$1250 gets you your bed, your food and drinks, and all the teaching, shooting, and community we can pack into these 4 days!
50% retainer holds your spot.
WHERE AND WHEN?
April 21-April 24, 2019 near Asheville, NC in the woods, on mountaintops, and around the campfire at a rad group house.
4 nights accommodation in an awesome house in the woods :: 2 full days of instruction :: In-home couples shoot, adventure engagement shoot, and fully styled adventure elopement shoot styled by Freckled Petal :: Locally sourced meals and snacks prepared by a local chef :: Late night campfires and cocktails :: A whole bunch of new best friends!
8 slots total available to keep it nice and cozy.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
Already established photographers who feel stuck in their current stage of their hobby or business, itching to shoot more adventure/travel weddings, and wanting to break into the next level of booking their ideal client and running their business, rather than their business running them. For those looking for fresh inspiration, new friends in the photography community, and motivation to make their business their own!
ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?
This workshop will involve two hikes for shoots, one of them with a short strenuous section. Please be aware that you'll need appropriate footwear and need to be able to physically complete a mile and a half hike with a short scramble.
At this time, this workshop will not contain any technical information about camera operation or shooting in manual mode, so bear that in mind when signing up!
SOUNDS AMAZING! HOW MUCH?
$1250, including all meals, drinks, accommodation, 3 shoots, welcome gift bag and a farewell styled dinner party. Option to add on a one-on-one mentor session and portfolio review on the last day for $150.
OK! I'M IN. HOW DO I SIGN UP?
50% of your total payment holds your spot and is non-refundable, but you can transfer it to another attendee if you are unable to attend. Click the link below to secure your spot!