Hosting Our First Workshop
One thing that I have been amazed by running my own business, is watching as ideas come to life. Sunday was one of those days. For the longest time I've had a "secret" desire to host a photography workshop at our home. Full of doubt, I left the idea on the back burner, assuming that it just would never happen. But every now and then the desire out ways the doubt, and this time I found myself pushing forward.
Sunday was the fruition of a dream and LOTS of hard work by the people who latched onto that dream! I invited several photographers to our home (woman who have been an integral part to the growth of DZP), to learn together and have the opportunity to photograph a real Bride and Groom in a real and not so stellar environment. An opportunity to stretch our photography muscles. Little did I know that would include SNOW!!
I reached out to my friends and favorite event planners, Whim Events, to see if they would be interested in collaborating together. They took my little idea and turned it into something magical, transforming our home into a oasis of greenery. It was incredible to see the pieces come together in a way that I never expected. And even though it SNOWED (I still can't believe it!), we created something beautiful!
Before we share all the pretty I wanted to share a few behind the scene images of all the fun we had together! For the photographers, we had an opportunity to learn from the many wonderful vendors who were a part of the day as well as gain experience in working with not so perfect scenarios. And while I was leading the workshop, I learned so much myself!! From the vendors to the attendees, they all had amazing things to share.
Before we get to the fun below I couldn't forget to thank my Hubby. I refer to this as OUR workshop. While he might not have been teaching, he was the glue that held the day together. He was the engine that made the day run smoothly, who helped vendors and hosted over 20 people in our home for the day. He took care of the food, wiped the porch of snow, helped people park, set up florals in our basement and more. He made it possible for me to host a workshop and for that I couldn't be more grateful. Truly, he helps make this business what it is. And of course we also have to thank my parents who took care of Jonathan for the day. Almost everyone showed up asking where Jonathan was and he made a quick and whiny appearance at the end of the day:)!
Of course we forgot to take a group photo, but I think this photos do the whole fun day justice!! I can't wait to host another workshop soon, keep a look out in your inbox for related news!! If you want to be kept up to date, be sure to join the DZP Newsletter for the latest!!
Alright onto the snowy fun!! I had to include this image, who would have believed that it would SNOW the day we hosted a workshop the first weekend in November!!Maya was very interested in learning how to photograph stationary, haha:).I have no idea what I was saying but apparently bouquets are funny! Check out that beautiful ribbon from Silk & Willow!We had the best team of vendors on board including Amanda of Amanda McCarthy Beauty
.Lena of Hair that Moves started the day with Debs, going for a vintage flair.As part of the workshop, I wanted each vendor to have the opportunity to talk with the photographers about the kinds of images that they look for when working with photographers. It was such an informative time and a great learning experience!!Thanks to the workshop, I learned how to tie a bow tie!!Floral headquarters in our basement hehe:) Look at those greens!!I cannot express how grateful I am for the Whim Events team, they created magic on Sunday.Peterson Party Center provided the most perfect rentals that match the vision we had for the day!Dave decided it was warmer to stay inside and shoot through the window;) Guys it was COLD.Debs rocking it out despite the frigid temperatures... poor girl was such a trooper!! Wait till you see the GORGEOUS gowns she wore, courtesy of Flair Boston!!Alex too, guys have I told you it was COLD?Gah, I can't get over the beauty!!The closest we got to a group photo!!Sunday was exciting. It was a joy to be able to pour back into the ladies who have shared so much with me. It was fun to share the knowledge that I've learned over the years and reminded me why I love what I do so much! Add in the excitement of all the vendors who were involved and I felt like I was on a high all day!! I cannot, cannot, cannot, wait to share the images we created -- soon!!
The amazing team who made the Workshop happen!!
Styling & Florals : Whim Events
Rentals : Peterson Party Center
Gowns : Flair Boston
Ribbon : Silk & Willow
Hair : Hair that Moves
Makeup : Amanda McCarthy Beauty
Stationary : Robinson Press