The Wades are a husband and wife team who love connecting with and drawing out the genuine moments and personalities of their couples on a wedding day.

    Gavin and Erin are known for using natural light to capture relaxed and fun portraits, gorgeous details, and all of the joyful candid moments in between!

Rancho Los Cerritos Wedding Photography Workshop | TalkShop 3.0 Recap!

A few weeks ago Erin and I hosted our 3rd ever wedding photography workshop (aka. TalkShop) here in Orange County. We had such a fantastic group of photographers, all at different places in their business, but they all had the same goal. They wanted to kick things into high gear and approach their weddings and clients with a new perspective! We all talked and talked and TALKED throughout the day about anything and everything related to what we love. The atmosphere was fun, relaxed, and we came away so blessed to know all of these individuals and can’t wait to see where they take their businesses. We left inspired by all of our new friends – we’ll definitely be doing this again!

Towards the end of our day at every TalkShop we make it a point to go out and practice! Well this time we wanted to step things up for our attendees and partnered with Gloria McCune of Grand Engagements (an insanely talented wedding coordinator) who styled an INSANE shoot for everyone. Bringing together some of the best vendors around, our shoot took place at a gorgeous brand new venue here in Orange County – Rancho Los Cerritos. We were planning on shooting for only a couple hours but ended up staying there for a little over 3 hours; there was so much that we all couldn’t pass up as the light only got better and better!

Our models, Spencer and Ryan, were AH-mazing and really brought everyone’s vision to life. Our theme was based off of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” and thanks to all of our awesome vendors, it was fantastic.

In fact, the shoot was featured this week on Grey Likes Weddings blog. A tribute to not only this incredible location, but also to everyone who made this day possible. Go check it out! Thank you all! There is a complete list of all who made this day incredible at the end of this post.

Also, as our attendees start blogging their images and talking about their experiences, we’ll be adding links to their sites here as well!

Brett Hickman Photography

Ashley Davis and His Image Foto

Richard Lam Photography

If you’re interested in receiving info on when our next TalkShop is happening, please leave a comment here and we’ll make sure you’re the first to know once our Fall TalkShop dates are set!

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Flowers | Heavenly Blooms
Butterflies | Chase-N-Butterflies
Linen | La Tavola
Stationary | Grand Engagements
Rentals | Town & Country
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1927 Packard | Classic Limos
Hair & Makeup | Vivian Tran


Brett Hickman - June 9, 2011 - 1:42 pm

WOW, I love these. The colors and tones are amazing! Love the solo shots of her with the real butterflies on her veil. Also love the details, amazing!

Matthew Cotter - June 9, 2011 - 1:47 pm

Amazing shots Gavin! You and Erin killed it as usual!!!!

Melissa - June 9, 2011 - 2:44 pm

Wow. that’s absolutely stunning! I love her dress, simple, but elegant. And no clue those were real butterflies until I saw the credits! Love the shoot!

Gloria McCune - June 9, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Gavin & Erin, it was so much fun working with you! You both are the best! xo

Stephanie Whitaker - June 9, 2011 - 4:48 pm

I LOVE this shoot and would love to know when the next workshop will be! If I can do it, I’m there! :)

Beatrice - June 12, 2011 - 12:50 am

Oh I am all up in arms over the fact that I couldn’t make it this time! The images are GORGEOUS!! TDF!! Please Please Please..email me for the next one and for once I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can make it!! Beautiful work you guys!!

Lisa Werner - June 12, 2011 - 10:05 am

I would love to know about your upcoming workshops!

Abbey Kyhl - June 22, 2011 - 1:59 am

I would love to know about dates!!! The workshop looks amazing!

Michele Graves - June 25, 2011 - 9:43 am

I already messaged you, but I am very interested in TalkShop.

Maria Torres - August 10, 2012 - 2:31 pm

Yes! Please contact me about upcoming Talk Shop events. I’m super interested and want to keep improving my technique as a wedding photographer.

Yvonne - August 28, 2012 - 4:35 pm

Please contact me about upcoming Talk Shop events. Amazing work!

Gavin and Erin - August 31, 2012 - 3:47 pm

Hi Yvonne! We are talking about having our only Talkshop of the year this November! A 2 day bootcamp of sorts…would love to have you. Make sure you sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about details! Here is the link: http://t.co/HWIU47E