Hosting My First Wedding Workshop

February 25, 2022

I hosted my FIRST WEDDING WORKSHOP! I've had a dream to HOST my own workshop ever since I ATTENDED my first workshop. When I was a guest at my first workshop I felt so inspired and got to meet so many awesome photographers. The workshop left me with a ton of sweet content and I went home feeling pumped on life and ready to apply what I had just learned. 

Fast forward to January 31st and I am hosting a wedding workshop at the stunning Hycroft Manor with the help of some AMAZING vendors (be sure to scroll down for their info). My goals were to help photographers turn their side hustle into a full-time career,  help full-time photographers get more clients, and ensure my guests left feeling as inspired as I was after attending my first workshop years ago. Let's talk about the day, beginning with part 1! 

Part 1. We began the day at Hycroft Manor in Vancouver, a stunning venue with a variety of outdoor and indoor backdrops. A perfect way to ensure my workshop guests shot a variety of content! We had Josh and Emily modelling as a bride and groom, and we also had Brooklyn modelling for bridal portraits. We ventured around the mansion together, with everything going so smoothly it felt like I was producing a movie. My main bro Shyah of Shyah K. Films was a huge support and encourager, and even filmed the event for me! 3 hours later it was time to move on to part 2 of the workshop. 

"Proud of you for getting another workshop off the ground. It's one thing to know how to take photos, and another to successfully share that info in an enjoyable, practical manner."
-Shyah of Shyah K. Films

Part 2. For the last half of the workshop, we drove to The Best Western in Langley where I had rented a conference room. I got the pizza ordered in right away, and made sure the candy and Bubly was flowing. We were there for 3 hours, beginning with a debrief about how the shooting went. Then we moved onto fun ice breakers to get to know each other, and I was LOVING the dynamic between my guests!! Then myself and my co-host Sam (an absolute sweetheart who I met through Instagram) did a presentation. I talked about marketing, sales, and the business side of photography, while Sam talked about client relations and shared her story. We ended with a question and answer period before parting ways. I explained my workshop goals in the beginning of this blog post, and I believe we completely nailed those goals by the end of our incredible day together!! 

I am already dreaming of the next event that I'll be hosting because this was an absolute blast!!! I was running on adrenaline and absolutely wiped after but it was SO worth it because I'm thankful for the opportunity to be able to do what I truly love. I could NOT have done it without an incredible team of rock star vendors so be sure to check out their Instagram pages below before you go!!!

1. Wedding Planning and Design - Elyse & Co.
2. Venue - Hycroft Manor
3. Florals - Heirloom Florals
4. Dresses - Davie & Chiyo and Isabelle's Bridal
5. Models - Emilie and Josh of Lonely Wolf Productions, and Brooklyn
6. Hair and Makeup - Be Flawless Beauty Bar 
7. Videography - Shyah K. Films

Don't miss out on more stunning shots below and stay tuned for my next event!!

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