are you ready for this....
Our Lavish Guests will be on site May 15ht doing head shots with us!
You have to check them out...this is going to be so fun!
Learn more about Our Lavish Guests...
Our Lavish Guests creates beautifully lit, professionally retouched black and white portraits at weddings, galas and events. Unlike a traditional photo booth, our experienced photographers work to capture elegant portraits showcasing your guests' unique personalities in the most beautiful way. Coupled with a crisp black and white edit and on-site digital retouching, we create the perfect portrait of your loved ones - every time. Your guests will depart from your event with a beautifully finished art print ready to be proudly displayed in their home.
Our Lavish Guests was created by Calgary wedding photographers who wanted to make elegant portraits in any location. With that in mind, we designed the perfect mobile portrait studio for events. Our bold but minimalist style is timeless, giving guests an unforgettable custom studio experience and beautifully finished photographs to frame.
Serving Alberta, including Calgary and the Canadian Rockies. Available for destination commissions.
if there were ever a problem to have...this is it!
We have so much great stuff planned...we need to do a little revamp of our itinerary!! Whoa!
soooo...the itinerary is changing a bit, but you can still
WIN A FELT LETTERBOARD FROM SHOP WORDS & CO!!!!!
Joining our vendor team is the amazing
Kelly Devera of Lovesky Design
Kelly was with us for the very first styled shoot workshop, and we are super excited to have her joining the team again!
~ shop Kelly's designs on her website ~
Kelly and I began our wedding industry journey nearly the same time. She is a delight to work alongside, and is brilliant at her art. I absolutely love working on styled shoots with her, as she gives every piece she designs her full heart!
Get to know Kelly a little more...check out her work on her website!
Get your spot booked soon! Click the link below to take you to the ticket request page!
Click HERE for the contact page!
We have all heard the news. A major wedding blog full of beautiful inspiration has decided to close up shop. I have seen countless comments and posts on social media...some are sad of the closing, some think it will be better for our industry. I do not know the details behind this decision, nor do I feel I need to know.
What I do know, is that I love getting inspiration from all kinds of wedding blogs. Our local Confetti Magazine; Dote Weddings; and Rocky Mountain Bride are just a few of my favourites.
I feel that as creatives, it is up to us each, personally in our crafts, art, life & professions, to create what is dearest to our hearts. If you feel slighted because a 'big time blog' declined your submission, don't be offended. Move on. There are so many great blogs out there. Create new! Submit elsewhere!!
I'm very proud of the features I have had, but I have had projects declined too. Each blog has a checklist of items they like to see in the images submitted. Some are detail heavy, some are scenery heavy, some want to see animals...others only want to see family. None of those checklists are wrong. But if you create a styled shoot filled with scenery shots...I wouldn't bother sending it to the detail heavy blog! Ya know what I mean?? haha
I used styled shoots to further the growth of my business. I do a lot of them. I enjoy it. I get a lot of questions about what to do, who to call, where to start...this is why I started these workshops. They have evolved, and they will continue to evolve, but the main reason we started is still the same.
Our workshops are here to foster the growth of a community of creatives. People who love what they do, and they just want to share it...share it with anyone and everyone...feature or not! We take great pride in what we do!
Each workshop we plan has a full styled shoot vendor team. We create a beautifully styled set. We invite you to join us. We give you opportunities to learn, to create, to foster relationships, to enjoy what you do without any expectations more then proudly sharing what we do as a group!!
...and in that spirit, we will be asking for submissions to our blog, to share what you create. We will offer a badge to our workshop attendees and featured guests so you can proudly display that you have used your creations to further your growth in business, and this industry. That is always something to be proud of. We will share more about submissions at the workshop.
I truly believe we have put together an event that will serve you and your creative heart well. I hope you can join us, this time, next time, or every time!
hey all! I had a few questions about the workshop the other day...and I got to thinking, maybe more of you have the same questions....so, I'm here to answer all your questions!!
~ images by Roz Edge Photography ~
Q: 'I'm not sure I'm experienced enough to interact with other professionals in the industry yet, are you sure it's for me?'
A: YES!! It is for EVERYONE!! new to the industry...or in the industry for years...this is a place for everyone. I think we all stand to learn a lot from every person in the room!!!
Q: 'I'm shy; I won't know anyone; who will I sit with....'
A: I hear ya! I was like that when I first started going to industry mixers! My husband would drop me off at an industry mixer and have to drive away before I jumped back in the car to leave!! I'm so glad I took that leap, started introducing myself to industry people, and become friends with many of them. This is an open network of professionals who are there to learn with and from each other, and who want everyone in the room to succeed. You will know everyone by the time the workshop is over, and you will have lots of people to sit with and to talk to!!
Q: 'Why do I need to do a workshop about styled shoots??'
A: I have to say, I wish I had something like this to go to before I began doing styled shoots. I started these workshops because I spent many hours a week chatting with people about who to call, who to ask for what, where to go....there were so many people who didn't have any idea where to even start...and I was there once too!!! So, what better way to get all that info...in one place, with lots of networking, lots of pretty things, in an incredible venue, etc.
Q: 'Can't I find out about publications online?'
A: Yes. The technical info is all online. But when you are looking at that info online, and have questions...there is no one to ask in person. We bring the publishing experts right to you. They are there to walk you through the 'how to' and answer all of your questions!!
Q: 'I'm not a photographer, so what do I do when they are shooting the sets?'
A: I understand that! I'm no photographer either!!! There will be lots for you to do. We will also be doing hands on styling with the stylists & florist, and we will have a head shot station set up; also, there is a social media session; and two magazine & online publisher sessions...and of course lots of fun!!!!
I sure hope I answered all the questions you have, but please let me know if you are still wondering about anything! I look forward to 'workshoppin' with y'all!!
We are so excited to welcome Vicki from Pretty Sweet Co to the
vendor line up for our May Workshop!!
Pretty Sweet is all about making sweets taste as good as they look and vice versa.
We try to celebrate desserts beyond the cupcake (although we do make a pretty mean cupcake if we say so ourselves…) and bring forth an inspired product from beginning to end.
A modern interpretation of old school recipes and the awesomest ingredients that can be found is what makes us pretty sweet.
From custom wedding cakes, or french macarons, to or dainties just like your granny used to make, we strive for excellence in everything that comes out of our kitchen.
Life is pretty sweet.
I can personally tell you...run, don't walk, to get your next treat from Vicki and the team at Pretty Sweet!! nomnomnom
Hi, I'm Heather, creative director of the Open Trunk Workshop Series. Follow along as we introduce you to the vendors, guest speakers, and all things 'styled shoot' in the industry!