Yipppie!! Dave and I are so stoked to announce that our wedding photography workshop at the Berkeley Church was an outstanding success!! We were so thrilled to have Bryan Caporicci or BCap (as we call him) as our featured guest photographer. The class absolutely LOVED having him along and so did we! BCap is also an educator and his enlighten me online resource for photographers is a great way to up your game! We had such an amazing class of photographers attending our workshop as well. Looking at some of the participants websites and blogs we knew we had some serious talent and some amazing photographers lined up for the workshop. We can’t wait to check out the images they got yesterday, we’ll be posting the winners from our photography challenge soon. Stay tuned!!
Grrrrrowwwwwwww. Very sexy BCap!
Our gorgeous models were the picture of perfection and worked their hearts out to get the images the attendees were striving for. Thanks so much to our hard working models. We had Anett & Joel along as our couple for our engagement style photo shoot. They both did a fabulous job and the participants loved having a real couple to pose and photograph as you would have to on a real engagement shoot. They were so cute together and looked pretty happy to be spending a day of kissing and cuddling together 😉 We’ll have pics of them coming soon!
We kicked off the teaching portion of the workshop chatting about marketing, blogging, looking after clients – from inquiry right through to the wedding day and producing their products. We also shared the way we visualize the perfect album before shooting a single image… here’s the 4 shots Dave grabbed during the example. I could tell a lot of the attendees really liked the concept of having the album in mind.
Dave and I had had our Terra Australis exhibition opening the night before the workshop, and some cupcakes left over, so we brought them to the workshop to use in the details section of the shoots. We always like to include the details that people will face on a wedding day to prepare them for what they might encounter – hanging dresses and veils, rings, ring boxes and bottles of champagne. Check out this shot of the ring – we did this with the 100mm macro… both Dave and I love shooting with it… pin sharp and beautiful bokeh. Do you like the brand colours?!
Ada was the first Model to arrive for the shoot. When she walked in the door I was greeted with a great big, warm smile, she is so professional and has the kindest personality… oh and did I mention that she is drop-dead-gorgeous!! Ada and I had a great time and a lot of laughs getting her all dolled up for the shoot Being the only girl out of Dave, Bryan and I, I was on dress duty. I’m sure Ada felt like Scarlet O’Hara from Gone with the Wind at some point in the dress tightening process. Even at the end of the day she still looked like a princess. I can’t blame her if she didn’t want to take off her tiara, who would want to go back to blue jeans after that!
Tai was along for the day as well. She’s great and she’s modeled once before for our photography workshop at the Royal York Hotel here in Toronto. It was so nice having her back. Tai has done a lot of modeling and loves bridal, she’s also appeared in Wedding Bells Magazine. She looked so elegant in her cathedral veil and was absolutely glowing in the pictures.
It was fantastic using the Berkeley Church again. It’s a magical and ethereal location for photography. Endless corridors, hidden stairways and private rooms decorated with modern art and eclectic antiques. It’s no wonder so many fashion shows, photo shoots and movies are filmed there! We were so stoked being able to book the Church again for our workshop. Everyone loved shooting at such a great location.
Thanks so much to all of our incredible, fun-lovin’ and talented attendees, you all really helped make the day a lot of fun for us all. We were also so happy to have 3 Wicked Wedding Workshop alumni back again for another workshop. Even Susan, a photographer we met at a recent [b]ecker workshop, made it all the way in from the U.S.A. We had a blast with you all and can’t wait to see more of your shots from the day. We’ll be posting the workshop winners soon!
Along with our workshops, a great way to bring your photography to the next level is The i.c.e. Society – a 24/7 online classroom with multi-international award winning photographer Jerry Ghionis as your teacher! All participants in our May 3rd photography workshop will receive a promo code for 20% off your subscription. Please contact us for your secret code.
We’d also love to thank Pink Twig for supplying us with such gorgeous floral bouquets for our workshop. Pink Twig is an amazing little floral boutique in Toronto just a hop, skip and a jump from our studio. Their floral boutique creates some of the most beautiful and unique arrangements we’ve ever seen. We have had many of our couples use Pink Twig on their wedding day and they always provide the freshest, most vibrant flowers so we love photographing their stuff. We’re stoked to have them provide our floral bouquets.
A special thanks to Andrew from Sorlie Arts for doing our promo for our workshops. We all had a lot of fun being in front of his camera and we all can’t wait to see the promo he puts together for us. Thanks Andrew!!!