Photography Workshop – Styling & Directing

The next big retreat will be in Fall 2013, but in the mean time, I thought it would be great to have a series of mini Propel… one day workshops, covering a specific topic.  The first of the mini workshops we’re offering is STYLING & DIRECTING: A Simple Approach to Well Styled Portraits.  I will be working with stylist Lovely Jubilee to show you simple things you can do to make your clients look great!  We’re sending out applications next week, so sign up below if you want to be considered for early admissions.  Every Propel has sold out in the past, especially since we keep the group size very intimate, so I expect this to sell out as well.  Sign up below if you’d like more information.


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Propellers from our Malibu retreat

A few of the faces I got to spend a week with last month at Propel – The Retreat.  I miss our late night conversations, roaming around the Malibu mansion, and sharing delicious meals with such inspiring people.  Can’t wait for the next! And I may even be ready to bring some Propel alumni back to help!

You see that cute pregnant girl there?  That’s Ngoc, the one who helps me stay organized.  Crazy fun fact about this photo… it is probably the last photo of her pregnant!  I made this photo right before we checked out… and her water broke the very next morning!!!

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Mock Wedding at Saddlerock Ranch | Propel Photography workshop

I’m SO excited to finally be able to share with you these gorgeous images from the last Propel photography workshop.  This is easily one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever shot… and it was all dreamed up by the insanely creative ladies over at Utterly Engaged.  If you haven’t, you have to see all the photos from me and my Propellers in the current issue of Utterly Engaged, Ruffled, and 100 Layer Cake

Together with a team of talented vendors, Utterly Engaged styled a gorgeous mock wedding for us, from getting ready, to ceremony, to reception.  These Zebras were the source of our inspiration, but check out the current issue of Utterly Engaged to see how they went from inspiration to reality.  It was amazing to see how they went from a sketch to this stunning set up.

We got to eat dinner here:

The amazing team behind this shoot:

Venue: Saddlerock Ranch / Editorial Creative Director: Lucia Dinh Pador of Utterly Engaged Magazine / Head Designer and Stylist: So Happi Together / Floral Creative Director: Inviting Occasion Inc. / Floral Assistant: Art With Nature / Wardrobe and Photo Styling: Lovely Jubilee / Caterer: Chef Anahita / Cake: A Wish and A Whisk / Desserts: Cake Monkey / Lighting: Chivari Chairs Rentals / Stationery: DL/sh Designs / Rentals: Found Rentals / Textiles Props: Scalamandré / Linens: Wildflower Linen

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