When we originally decided to do this mini series it was going to be a short one month project to capture what I love. I seriously LOVE concept shoots and being able to say I dreamed this up then shot it is absolutely amazing! So what turned into a one month project turned into a two month project and is now going on its third month! My heart is literally singing! Well I am happy to announce we will not be retiring this series!!! Though there won’t be a weekly feature anymore but maybe a feature each month! With that said I am happy to share some of our favorite images from the Trash the Dress Workshop in Santa Barbara !!!
Last week Mikey and I were in Santa Barbara for an amazing conference called United that was hosted by Showit! We have been members of Showit since day one of our business. Not only are they an amazing company but they also have an amazing community that comes with it! United is all about learning from one other and connecting. When we were asked to help put together a concept/style shoot of our own to help others learn and grow from – Mikey and I jumped at the chance!!! I feel like we have a lot of strengths when it comes to our style of shooting but shooting straight into the sun and posing are some of my greatest strengths.
Originally, we opened the class to only 10 people – I personally have been to shoots where there were way too many people and not one could get any good shots! I didn’t want this to happen but I couldn’t say no to all the others who wanted to come but couldn’t get in. So we went from 10 to 30and I can honestly say from everything I heard and all the amazing shots I have seen everyone was able to get what they wanted!!! Whew, I’m not going to lie I was a little nervous about teaching sooo many photographers but my heart was so happy seeing everyone so exited!
Our model Crystal did an amazing job! We actually went to school together and she moved out west right after high school. I can not thank her enough for making the long drive to Santa Barbara !!! Her dress is seriously one of the most gorgeous ones I have ever seen and her natural modeling skills were UNREAL! She seriously rocked it and was amazing to give each person her model face! And let me tell you ….she was freezing! Yet – you can not tell! When you think California you think sunny, 70s and warm ……no its cold!! I think that morning it was about 40 degrees!! But Crystal rocked it!!!
Enjoy our favorites from the Trash the Dress Workshop!!!