Last Thursday, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the #karimeworkshop with Kari and Trevor Bowman. The day was filled with so much teaching, community and of course, shooting! We arrived in the morning and were greeted by Remi, their adorable little pup. As the other 11 photographers started to arrive, we mingled with each other and said hello to a few familiar faces. It is so encouraging to start seeing the same photographers at local events! We are all in this together and we all want to see each others’ businesses grow. Kari gave each attendee an adorable little welcome gift filled with goodies from vendors across the country. Many of them I follow on Instagram, so it was really fun to finally have a piece of their artwork! (A list of vendors are at the end of the blog).
Kari spent most of the morning and afternoon covering topics such as workflow, marketing, client experience, and so much more. They didn’t withhold any information; nothing was off limits! Some of the insights they shared are going to be game changing, my friends, especially since my life is only going to get busier moving forward. I am so excited to put into place some of the software they recommended, and start implementing more efficient processes to make sure my business is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
After the teaching portion of the workshop, it was time to put what we were learning into practice! Although it was later in the afternoon, we were still shooting in pretty harsh sunlight, so it was good experience working around those lighting conditions. I think we were all just thankful that it wasn’t raining!! Kari walked us through her core poses with our amazing models, and we started shooting. You guys, these images are STUNNING!!! I can’t share them with you yet, but just wait until you see what Kari and Chelsea dreamt up for this styled shoot. After walking us through the core poses, we split up into groups of three and rotated in between the invitation suite, the table scape, the dessert table and the bride and groom. This gave us more one-on-one time with the bride and groom, but also gave us the opportunity to get to know some of the attendees a little bit better.
We took a quick dinner break and then headed back out for one last round of photographing the bride and groom at sunset. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful evening! The light was gorgeous and there even was a tree swing!! I don’t think it could have gotten any better. To wrap up the evening, we had a bon fire and said our see ya later’s. I can’t begin to implement everything I’ve learning from this workshop and have already begun to put some things into practice. Stay tuned for all of the images… you definitely will not want to miss them!! But for now, here’s a few iPhone shots of the styled shoot + all of the details of the workshop from my big girl camera. I hope you enjoy it! And, if you are looking into possibly investing in a workshop, I highly recommend Kari’s! 🙂
Even though I can’t show you my final images from the styled shoot quite yet, I can show you a few iPhone shots!! Here they are! I was to busy snapping away on my Nikon that I forgot to get some with my phone… so this will have to do!
A HUGE Thanks to all of the incredible vendors from this workshop!! I can’t wait to share the rest 🙂
Models: Danny & Janelle Jackson
Florals: Eva with Eco Flora Design
Gowns: Meg with Trousseau Bridal in Powell
Wedding cake: Yovonne with The Cake Lady
Invitation suite: Taylor with Inkwell & Co.
Mini Farm Table: Dave with The Makers Mark Workshop
Legacy Candle Company: view their Instagram
Mug: Shelby Rae Photographs
Watercolor: Rachel Tenny