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The Light + Dark Workshop // College Station, Texas

Light and Dark Wedding Photography Workshop Texas
The Light + Dark Workshop is a place for any photographer seeking for real community (Seriously, we’re all going to be besties after this) while learning some practical business tips to grow your client relationships, shooting style, and your bottom line.
‘Cause who doesn’t want to make more money, right?
The workshop will be lead by me, John Mansfield from All Heart Photography, and Rachel Driskell from Rachel Driskell Photography.
We will be exploring the differences in shooting style from Light and Airy to the Darker and Moody while shooting the same scene.
It’ll be an all day workshop on February 12th 2019!
It’s a Tuesday so you don’t have to cancel that wedding on the weekend just to make it.
Light and Dark Wedding Photography Workshop Texas
We’ll cover topics of
Client Relations and Natural Posing
Shooting styles and camera settings
Business Management and Taxes
Social Media Marketing
Editing techniques
and more while also having two styled photo shoots.
We have the ever-gorgeous Peach Creek Ranch as our host for the day in College Station, TX.
So if you’re ready for a jam-packed full day of learning, shooting, and making new friends, then follow this link to get your TICKETS
— https://www.eventbrite.com/e/light-dark-workshop-tickets-53769165020 —
Use the Early Bird promo code “THEWORM” to get $50 off.
Light and Dark Wedding Photography Workshop Texas

Now the information you’ve all been dying to find out:

How much is this workshop going to cost?
When will tickets go on sale?

For our first workshop, you are going to get a STEAL!
The Workshop will include:

 – Lifestyle Indoor Engagement Styled Shoot

 – FOUR breakout educational segments

 – Lunch provided

  – A fully styled Wedding Elopement Shoot

 – Q&A time

Y’all we are getting so excited about everyone involved, the vendor team alone is going to make you swoon.
And since this is our FIRST ever Workshop we are offering it at an INCREDIBLE deal!

$300 per ticket!

Yes! You saw that right!  $300 for all of that education + TWO styled shoots to participate in!

It gets better! Because you are on the email list you have the opportunity to purchase your tickets FIRST! AND we are offering an EARLY BIRD special!

JANUARY 1ST – 2ND you will be given the chance to purchase tickets before the general public which will go live on January 3rd!


Buy your tickets by January 8th and you can get in on this Workshop for $250!!


We can’t wait to see you there!!

Light and Dark Wedding Photography Workshop Texas

How To Photograph A Styled Shoot

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Styled shoots are an amazing way to build your portfolio as well as building your vendor relationships. You may be wondering the same question I had, “How do I get asked to photograph a styled shoot?”.

One very easy way to get into styled shoots is to befriend your local wedding coordinators. They are usually the ones putting everything together. If they don’t know about you and your business, they aren’t going to reach out. They are not googling for local photographers. They have worked and met so many photographers that when they are planning a styled shoot, they have an idea of which photographers will match their style.

When you are asked to photograph a styled shoot, you need to ask what their end goal is for the photos. Publication? Blog? Magazine? Then look up previous issues or posts from that publication to see what style and feel they have throughout their site. They are going to want something similar for their audience.

During the styled shoot, it is ALL about the details. You need to photograph every single aspect of the styled shoot. From floral arrangements, to silverware, to details in seating, and the venue itself. All of the vendors are coming together to create one fantastic art piece. It’s your job to provide them with photos they can use to showcase their contribution to the group.

Before the session, check in with the planner to see if they or the publication have requested any specific photos. Then make sure to have those on your shot list. Speaking of a shot list, do not rely on your memory during the session. Plan ahead and make a list of important photos you want to get and then reference that list during the shoot. No one if going to think you are any less professional if you pull a list out of your pocket. Many will be impressed with how prepared you are.

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Now that you’ve shot the styled shoot and you edited all the photos. DO NOT post anything on social media yet! You want these photos to be introduced as the publication/feature and not just an Instagram post.

Now submitting the photo will be different for who the publication is. If it’s a local magazine/blog they may allow you to send them a link to an online gallery or just email a few photos. If you are planning to submit to a national/international brand, my opinion would be to submit via a wonderful and super easy service called, Two Bright Lights. (They are not sponsors, although TBL I’m open to it haha)

When submitting your photos, submit a story along with it. Publishers are going to want something to write about. It’s hard to draw a narrative from a photo of a black candle stick on a picnic table. In addition to your story, include ALL the vendors and their social media handles and websites for proper credit.

Oh, and have fun!

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We’re celebrating 5 years and 100 weddings at All Heart Photography and I want to gift you some free engagement photos mini sessions!

I live for adventure and my style is just that, adventurous and fun. I know you’re not going to feel comfortable in front of the camera. Nobody really does, that’s why models get paid to do it well. My aim is not to “pose” you, but rather to guide you to get you relaxed and having fun during the session. As soon as you walk up, you are now my friends and I’ll treat you just like that.

I will set up shop on the south side of Central Park, (I’ll email you the exact location once you book your spot) Sunday afternoon from 2:00-6:00pm, September 30th.

You will receive a 30 minute mini session, around 20-30+ photos from the session for free. No catch. No strings. Just photos of you and your beloved. You will also receive a printing release so you can print and post online.

Until We Wed has partnered with me to provide an amazing and unique bouquet for you to use during your session. You really have to check out Laura’s work. She’s makes some incredible pieces.

To RSVP for a timeslot, visit https://allheartphotography.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php. There are only 6 available so contact us before they are all booked!

Can’t wait to see you out there!

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