So I think that it’s taken us this long to fully absorb and process the first workshop we’ve ever hosted which went down this past Sunday here in Irvine. The TalkShop was a success!
The reason we even began to entertain the thought of organizing a day like this was not because we’ve “mastered” the art of wedding photography, or because we’ve made it “big”….because we haven’t….and we definitely haven’t. We put this day together because we were asked to, by a group of people who enjoyed hearing what we had to say when we taught a group of photographers at the SoCal Photog Shootout a few months ago (insert profuse sweating and nervousness here). Our first thought was “HA! Us? We’re new…yeah right. Maybe in 5 years…MAYBE”
Well Erin and I owe all of you our thanks who encouraged us to step outside our comfort zone and bring this together! It was such an amazing day filled with learning (on both sides) and sharing between a group of people who love what they do! We are so humbled by the feedback that we’ve received from the day, and are so glad that everyone took away so much! We definitely were hoping it wouldn’t be a snooze-fest :)
This day was aimed at photographers who are new to the industry and looking to start things off right and equip themselves to grow in their business and turn their passion into a profession! With guest speakers, a Vera Wang wedding gown, two amazing models, a location that was beyond incredible, and everyone leaving beyond excited about what they learned, Erin and I could not have dreamed for this day to have gone any better. It was so much fun meeting, talking, and laughing with everyone; we truly felt in the presence of great friends!
Our most sincere thanks to the amazing vendors and venue who helped this day be absolutely amazing:
Chic Celebrations | Weddings and Events
Gianna SanFilippo, Event Coordinator
Location: Maison des Oliviers
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Floral Arrangements: Desdemonia Gilbert
ML Artistry | Hair & Makeup
Maria Longhi, Makeup Artist
Paul Von Rieter | Photographer
Paul Von Rieter, Wedding Photographer
Drew Wade Taylor & Priscilla Lynch
Also, check out some of the attendee’s blogs to see more images!