The 2012 Spring Workshop registration has now closed.


We returned from the 2011 Workshop with rave reviews and are anticipating another full house this year! We have extended our event this year to include 2 full days of speakers! We love the variety of topics – ranging from lighting, boudoir, bridal, client relationships and even family and children! There are opportunities for all levels of photographers – this is an event you do not want to miss!

We would like to thank our sponsors and our vendors for helping us put on such an exciting event this year! Special thanks to  John Michael Weddings & Events for their generous donation and their amazing food for the workshop!

Using Social Media For Your Business: Build Relationships, Expand Your Brand, Get Published
A talented woman rising to success in the wedding industry, Lauren Grove is the editor of Every Last Detail, a national wedding blog ranked among the Top 100 Wedding Blogs in 2010 and 2011 as well as a OneWed Best of the Best of the Best Wedding Blog of 2011. Pulling from her experience as a wedding professional and a recent bride, Lauren aims to educate and inspire brides on their wedding journey. After two years of working in the Tampa Bay wedding industry as both a planner and designer, Lauren devoted herself full-time to ELD. In March 2011, Lauren launched an extension to Every Last Detail, Every Last Vendor- a detailed and informative vendor guide to assist brides in finding approved vendors for their weddings. She also partners with creative wedding professionals and brands in a variety of exciting partnerships to inspire and educate her readers.
Bringing photography to the Bedroom with Boudoir!
In just under three years, Melanie & Bradford have built a booming wedding photography business based on the idea to “go big or go home.” Leaving behind successful careers to follow their passion, they have become a highly sought after team for both weddings and boudoir photography. Their promise to stay true to themselves and to always go above and beyond for every client has been the foundation of their success. Loved for their raw, quirky humor as well as their uncanny ability to make people feel at home, they have a deep felt passion for capturing people and the connections they share.

Marketing to Millenials
Rising stars, Becka and Nate Robinson, have exploded onto the wedding photography scene in the last two years with their ability to create positive chemistry wherever they go and connections that result in compelling, authentic images that stand the test of time. Regularly featured on wedding blogs and in the pages of leading wedding and photography magazines, they are self proclaimed foodies, lovers of travel, and have an uncanny ability to find the perfect pop culture reference for any situation.
Going Behind the Lens: Shooting Tips and Tricks
International destination wedding photographer, Kristen Weaver, rocketed on to the scene just 2 years ago with an intense love for photography and passion for making extraordinary brides look like goddesses. Traveling the world, Kristen has a commitment to her clients and the community, founding Images for a Cure in 2010. Kristen has recently been named as a 2012 Grace Ormonde Platinum Photographer and one of Junebug Weddings Top Photographers in the World (where she’s in good company)! You can see Kristen’s work across multiple fashion and bridal platforms, and her print credits include Dujour Magazine, Orlando Style, Orlando Wedding, Southern Weddings, The Knot, Get Married, Weddings Unveiled and many more.
Gear Guide and Lighting
Joey Wright is an Orlando-based independent photographer specializing in swimsuit and commercial fashion photography. After graduating from UCF with a B.A. in Digital Media, he spent several years in the graphic design field before redirecting his creative talents into the world of photography. His work, never to be characterized by one particular look or style, always reflects his meticulous attention to detail and perfectionist nature. Joey’s work was recognized by Westcott Lighting in 2010 when they chose him as one of their Westcott Top Pros.
Relaxed Relationships
Fresh. Modern. And innovative. An esteemed graduate of The Savannah College of Art and Design, Abby Liga has had a passion for taking pictures since age 13. Now a dedicated professional photographer, Abby still recognizes the importance of remaining a student of the art. She is highly regarded in the wedding industry but continues to collaborate with accomplished photographers, all while staying on top of wedding trends and setting trends of her own. Her philosophy: Getting to know my couples lets me capture their raw feelings for one another, opening up a realm of comfort and trust that makes their images all the more powerful and real.
Styling for Shoots
Melanie Pace has degrees in Business and Fashion Merchandising from Florida State University. Some of the services she offers include: wardrobe styling, fashion production, personal shopping, special event styling and guest speaking. Her love for art, fashion and personal expression inspires her aesthetic as a Wardrobe Stylist. Some of Melanie’s work includes weekly appearances on FOX 35 Good Day Live show as a fashion expert, Mall at Millenia fashion show stylist and personal shopper, Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus fashion show stylist /speaker and much more.
How to PLAY on picture day
Family and Children photographer, Julie Paisley, has already made an incredible impact on portrait photography in the two short years she has been in business. She hosts hands-on workshops, partners with many well-established industry leaders, and has been featured on several blogs. As a loving wife, devoted mother of two and former teacher, Julie has developed a talent for nurturing relationships and translating those relationships into her images. She strives to showcase each client’s individual spirit while capturing their natural expressions, both physical and emotional. A lover of light, Julie’s artwork is characterized by luminosity and delicate details.
We will be starting each day of the workshop at The MEZZ in Downtown Orlando at 9:00. Breakfast is provided during morning registration. During meal breaks, many of our speakers will be mingling and available for questions.
March 13, 2012 – Tuesday – DAY ONE
9:00 – Registration and Breakfast
10:00 – Kristen Weaver
11:15 – Melanie and Bradford Watson: Boudoir
12:30 – Lunch (provided)
1:15 – Melanie Pace
1:30 – Becka and Nate Robinson
2:45 – Joey Wright
4:00 – Breakout Sessions with Day One Speakers
4:45 – End of Day One

March 14, 2012 – Wednesday – DAY TWO
9:00 – Registration and Breakfast
10:00 – Lauren Grove
11:15 – Breakout Sessions with Day Two Speakers
12:30 – Lunch (provided)
1:30 – Julie Paisley
2:45 – Abby Liga
4:00 – End of Day Two

A HUGE thank you to our vendors who are making this day possible for us:

An Affair to Remember Event Coordination
John Michael Weddings and Events
The MEZZ, Artful Events
The Sugar Suite
Solutions Bridal

If you’re a “Pinner” – be sure to check out our Workshop Inspiration Board on Pinterest!

Registration is now closed.