Today was a BIG day for Whimsie, we hosted our fourth photography workshop since starting the business last year. Todays workshop was focused on posing the bride and groom during formal photos, and using each pose for multiple images without having to move the bride and groom. We headed up to Oak Glen California where we visited a couple of my favorite locations to photograph in and captured these beautiful images for the bride and groom. The attendees of the workshop were able to observe how we pose and instruct client movements, practice their own posing and making the most of each pose by photographing it from different angles, lenses, perspectives etc. Our final location was a large vacant field overlooking the sunset where we shot long after dark for some romantic images in the evening. Each attendant received a packet of info to go home and practice their own posing with couples and improve their wedding posing on the spot.
I want to give a HUGE shoutout to our beautiful Bride and Groom, Jenny and Nathan and especially to our fabulous Florist, Aleah from A La Carte Weddings who designed the beautiful bouquet, headpiece and head wreath we used in these images.
After four years of doing wedding photography, countless hours of training, learning and perfecting my work, I decided I wanted to give back and start teaching others about all the things I had learned over the years. Last year we launched our first official photography workshop, which ended up being a hit. We had so many requests for more I decided to do them a few times a year and now with four under my belt I am totally hooked. I love the opportunity to share with other photographers of all experience levels, and I really find that we all learn from each other.
This months workshop was geared towards perfecting the art of posing wedding clients and achieving beautiful wedding portraits in a short amount of time. Typically on the wedding day with things running slightly behind photos tend to get pushed back and cut short, especially the formal bride and groom portraits. Therefore it is important for a professional wedding photographer to be fast and efficient at posing their clients without hesitation. When you as the photographer are facing your client, everything you tell them must be in mirror, which is often a challenge to get used to. Our workshop focused on how to communicate to clients what you want them to do, how to use small minor changes to the pose and camera to achieve totally different images, and how to transition smoothly from one pose to the next.
To be a part of our next workshop in September, please email me at Whimsiephotographie@gmail.com