WORKSHOPS // The Full Circle - New Date Announcement!
**This will be pinned at the top of the blog for the next little bit, so scroll down the page to see the latest posts** Here it is folks! The next Full Circle Wedding Workshop has been confirmed and finalized. On Saturday, March 16th we'll be sitting down at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel MacDonald with a group of photographers who are determined to take their photography business and creative vision to the next level.
In front of us will be people who have to decided to take a big step forward towards the life they've been dreaming about. I say "life" instead of "business" or "studio" because we know first hand how much a studio that fits us as people can positively affect all other facets of our lives.
This two day intensive workshop is about photography, it's about business, it's about work/life balance, but most importantly it's about creating something that is yours - something that only you, your perspective and your vision could create. Because if you can do that, then there's no such thing as competition. What you do will be completely unique. In the super-saturated wedding and portrait photography market, stepping out from the crowd sounds pretty good doesn't it? We think so!
Check out the info below for more details. Spots are pretty limited and we've got a sizeable waiting list from the September workshop, so if you're wanting to make 2013 the year for your photography business, reserve your spot quickly!
Here's a quick overview of what we'll be covering:
YOU'RE A RISK TAKER, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT, YOU'VE GOT A DREAM. LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN
Starting and successfully running a photography business isn't easy, but it's been one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives and we'll be sharing with you what worked for us...and what definitely didn't work in the first phases of our business. We want to give you guys the road map we wish we had from the beginning!
ATTRACT (AND BOOK) THE PERFECT COUPLES FOR YOU, YOUR STYLE AND YOUR BUSINESS
Booking clients is a good thing, but booking THE RIGHT clients is priceless; they help move your photography business forward, they inspire you, they make you WANT to go that extra mile and give it 110%! We'll show you how to make it easier to find those perfect couples (and for them to find you).
SO MR AND MISS RIGHT SENT YOU AN EMAIL...NOW WHAT?
From the initial reply to the first meeting, to the contracts and booking them in your calendar. We'll cover how to wow your clients from the get-go and talk about the studio management software that makes it all a breeze.
IT'S TIME FOR THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION!
Engagement sessions are an essential part of our couples wedding photography experience. We'll go over how to make the very most of this session and what it takes to bring your couples excitement for their wedding photos to the max.
PRE-WEDDING // THE GEAR
We'll talk through and demonstrate every essential piece of gear we bring to a wedding. From lenses, cameras, flashes, ExpoDiscs to sewing kits and breath mints, there's a good reason for everything we lug around in our bags!
PRE-WEDDING // THE PLAN
Planning a relaxed, photo-friendly wedding day with your couple is pretty darn important if you ask us. If your couple can have a wonderful, fun filled, easygoing day that also gives you the time to do what you do best, it just doesn't get much better than that! Now's the time to learn how to lock in a great timeline that works great for everyone involved.
PRE-WEDDING // THE INSPIRATION
To create great work, you've got to be inspired. Learn to build into what inspires you.
GRAB YOUR CAMERA. LETS SHOOT A WEDDING.
Shoot along side us and learn how we photograph every step of the wedding day. The shoes, the dress, the ceremony, the bride and groom portrait session, and even the reception details!
With the help of some of the best and most exclusive wedding vendors in Edmonton like High Culture Weddings and Special Events, we're bringing an incredible mock wedding to life. It's going to be nuts. Nuts, I tell you.
YOU ROCKED IT OUT ON THE WEDDING DAY! NOW LETS GET TO WORK...
Without a well thought-out, streamlined post-production workflow you could find yourself spending more hours in front of a computer screen than anything else...and that's not very much fun.
Get that wedding imported, edited, blogged and processed in no time, while still adhering to your studios high standards. Wow your clients with fast turn around times and get your life back.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE ALBUM
For us, the album is THE reason why we shoot the wedding. The couples story is told through a beautiful, unique, hand crafted album that becomes the centrepiece of their home. It's a family heirloom. We'll go through our photo selection and design process and show you why it is our favourite and most rewarding part of our wedding workflow.
THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING
It's so much fun to see the couples whose weddings we shot the year before, now attending this years wedding as guests. You did a great job shooting their big day...and they told their friends! Word of mouth and referrals are by far the strongest and most effective form of advertising out there.
So there you have it! TWO incredible days of learning, shooting and fun. The students who take this class will walk away having a clear picture of what it looks like to own and operate a successful boutique wedding photography studio. This workshop is a great fit for any photographer looking to take their photography and business to the next level.
The March 2013 Full Circle Wedding Photography Workshop will be held at the beautiful and historic Fairmont Hotel MacDonald! The perfect backdrop for our mock wedding!
From a 2012 wedding on the back steps of the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald.
The Full Circle || A Wedding Photography Workshop
at The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton Alberta, Canada March 16th and 17th, 2013
For attendees who will be flying into Edmonton, the airport to use will be the Edmonton International Airport. The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald is an incredibly beautiful and inspiring place, so if you're looking for a hotel to stay in while in Edmonton, that would be our #1 suggestion!
To sign up or if you have any questions, shoot us an email using our contact form and we'll get back to you right away.
See you there!