I hosted my wedding photography workshop, Planted with Light in NZ at my parents yesterday! This is the third year I’ve done the workshop, we had such an amazing day. Before my workshops, I always get so nervous…mainly about the speaking, as it doesn’t come completely naturally for me. But, like every other year, when I’m talking about a topic I am so passionate about, I really enjoy myself, and my nerves fade away.
I was so blessed to have the help of so many amazing people yesterday, without their help I doubt the workshop would happen! I need to firstly thank my parents, who so generously opened their home. Mum and my sister Lydia made all of the food, and every year they get asked for recipes! Needless to say, it was delicious. Lydia also took all of these behind the scenes photos, and did many other things to help me make the workshop a success.
Casey from The Heirloom generously gave up her day to style a gorgeous table and other bits and pieces of beauty for us to photograph. The talented Jess from Honeysuckle Rose created the incredible florals. These girls were amazing! If you want a chilled out stylist and florist for your wedding, who are also ridiculously talented…look no further! Carl and Fiona generously also gave up their time to model for us, they were such naturals, and SO cute together.
Last, but certainly not least, I have to thank each of the 15 workshop attendees who came to Planted with Light, believed in me and ultimately made the day what it was. I can’t thank you all enough, love you all!! xxx
I am so excited to announce registration is officially open for Planted with Light 2014! If you would like to secure your spot (limited to 15 attendees!) fill out the small form below on this post or on the Workshop Page. Registration is available on a first come, first served basis – I will be sending payment information in the order of emails received.
I can’t wait to meet 15 new friends! Excited to hear from you guys soon. xx
Last week I hosted my photography workshop, Planted with Light, for the second time at my parents house in New Zealand. I was so fortunate to welcome 15 amazing girls, and talk a little bit about my story so far and what I have learnt over the past few years about the business of wedding photography! Now, teaching and talking in front of a group don’t come naturally for me…but I’m so glad I did it. It pushed me outside my comfort zone, and I strongly believe that photographers are stronger when they are in community together. A lot of people have asked me, why do you tell your ‘competition’ your ‘secrets’? But the truth is, I don’t have any secrets! I absolutely believe that when we are real and honest with each other, we can lift each other up and create a stronger community and industry of photographers. You can learn everything online these days, but there is still something really powerful about meeting and talking face to face. We had such an amazing day, I hope you enjoy a few behind the scenes photos!
I’ll be blogging the rest of this gorgeous shoot (above) tomorrow! Planted with Light could not have happened without the amazing support of my family who opened their home for the workshop. Mum and my sister Esther made all of the delicious food, My cousin Kirsti made Brie’s gorgeous bouquet, my sister Lydia was taking all the behind the scenes photos, istagramming and facebooking on the day, and being an all round amazing support to me! Thank you all SO much. Planted with Light is truly a family affair, and I couldn’t have done it without you guys so thank you from the bottom of my heart. Huge thank you also to our beautiful couple Brie and Brenton who responded to my Facebook call out to be our models for the day. You guys were incredible! I can’t wait to share more photographs from the shoot tomorrow. Below is one of my very favourite photos of the day, thank you so much Susan, Larissa, Abby, Jessica, Lorena, Kate, Marie, Grace, Natalie, Kirsty, Deb, Michelle, Andrea, Annie and Ashley. In the risk of sounding all Glee like….don’t stop believing, keep going for your dreams, and don’t be afraid to put yourself and your work out there. It was a blessing to meet you all, Planted with Light could not have happened without your support, so THANK YOU!!! xxx
PS – Thank you to the people who have emailed me about my blog, we are working to get all the archived posts back as soon as possible! xx