Workshop, How to Style a Stunning Engagement Shoot

When I quit my job to be a full time photographer, never did I imagine I’d be actually teaching a workshop.  Recently, I had the privilege of partnering with industry professionals to host a workshop geared towards brides, to give them tips on how to style and prep for their engagement shoot.  Much to our surprise, there were wedding industry vendors who signed up as well.  We even had two attendees Skype from Hawaii for our workshop!

To give you some background, Blu Bungalow and Lovely Little Details teamed up to organize and host a series of workshops called, “Save the Date”, offering topics for brides and grooms to help them plan for their big day.  To see a full list of topics and dates, check out the calendar here.

For this particular workshop, we focused on providing tips on how to style magazine/blog worthy engagement shoots.  Experts in the industry, whose work has been published in The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, weighed in on their tips and advice.  Yelena from The Stylish Soiree shared her expertise from a planner and designer’s point of view, Amanda from One True Love Vintage Rentals shared her perspective on how to jazz up a photoshoot incorporating personal vintage props.  Finally, I contributed the photographer’s perspective on how to look your best in front of the camera.  From outfit choices, props to posing and blogging tips, this workshop covered everything one needs to create a stunning engagement photoshoot!

Yummy set up for guests to eat+drink.

Here, I’m walking through the audience on how to create genuine smiles to create emotion evoking images.

Amanda getting to know some of the attendees.

Yelena brought in pieces from her own closet to show the various silhouettes, colors and outfitting choices to help illustrate her points.

We showcased  props, along with coordinating outfits to illustrate how you can bring it all together and create a theme.  

Finally, here is my lovely 2012 Wedding Intern, Kelly!  She was dressed in all black-chic, ready to rock the wedding season, in true Vero style~  Thanks for snapping these photos of the event!

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