glamping engagement | malibu photography workshop

I finally get to share a glimpse into my July Propel Photography Workshop at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu!  We had a wonderful feature on Green Wedding Shoes last week where my Propellers and I were featured.  I was so proud to see all our photos together!  It was my first multi-day workshop and while it was a tremendous amount of work, it was an amazing (beyond words) experience.  I’ve gotten many emails asking when the next one is… honestly, I’m just barely recouping from July!   I’m kind of serious.   We’re currently looking into Winter, so if you’d like to be among the first to be notified (we do sell out!), sign up to be on my Propel email list.  Okay okay, so without further adieu, *pull open the curtains*.

I actually shot Lauren & Chad’s engagement photos & wedding over 2 years ago… and like most of my couples, we still keep in touch.  When Wilmarose and I first brainstormed this concept, I knew Lauren & Chad would be the perfect couple for this shoot. The concept here is that he proposed on a camping trip…

Appropriately, their save-the-date was printed on a dish towel that hung with their laundry.  Jen Simpson did a beautiful job designing the save-the-date!

And of course, you know it’s going to be beautiful when Krista Jon has a hand in it!  And I love all the adorable props that Archive Vintage Rentals brought in!

Lauren’s makeup and hair is so beyond adorable thanks to the awesome Amy Clarke.

Is that not the most beautiful centerpiece you’ve seen?  I love how effortless Krista Jon‘s work is.

I LOVE this little row boat!

Special thanks to all the people who made this shoot possible:  event designer: Lovely Jubilee // floral designer: Krista Jon // venue:Saddlerock Ranch // graphic design: Jen Simpson Design // rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals // workshop coordinator: Skybox Events  //  makeup artist: Amy Clarke Makeup Artistry  //  film processing & scanning:  Richard Photo Lab

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wedding photography workshop | malibu

I am so excited to share with a shoot from our Malibu Propel workshop this July.  Lovely Jubilee &  krista jon did such an amazing job styling this shoot.  And I absolutely love the fresh look Amy Clarke gave our model, Whitney.  

This was featured over on Ever Ours, so please check it out and see photos from some very talented Propellers!

Stylist: Lovely Jubilee
Floral Design: krista jon floral | botanical |stylist
Venue: Saddlerock Ranch
Dress Designer: daughters of simone
Rentals: Archive Rentals
Hair & Makeup: Amy Clarke Makeup Artistry

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maternity boudoir photography

I was really excited to surprise my propellers with this special shoot.  Maternity is such an intimate and beautiful thing to shoot that is often overlooked. As wedding photographers, this is a common progression for our brides.  It is so amazing to be able to reconnect with your past couples as they begin this next journey.  I wanted to give my propellers this experience – this was the first maternity boudoir shoot for most of them.

I gave my propellers priority to shoot, so these are just a few that I got while demonstrating/instructing.  You can see some of my propellers photos featured at On to Baby!

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propel workshop review | angel

“Caroline used to be a physics teacher, so I knew that her love of teaching would bring a new level of learning to her workshop… From the time that I arrived, I was impressed at the amount of detail and planning that went into the day…  A fabulous breakfast, materials (all in pretty branding) were provided and even the seating was arranged. One of my favorite sections of the workshop was that prior to the workshop, Caroline asked us to send in 5 of our photos…We did a group experiment with the photos and that lesson in itself has forever changed the way that I look at my photography style and my branding.

Caroline let us  have individual time to shoot the details and couples and arranged the shoots in a way that we were able to create our own art and sense of style. It was very inspiring to watch my new friends work!

I have totally re-worked my branding… and I have a lot of good changes that are in the making! There were so many things that I have taken away from this workshop… a lot of things that I should have been doing for years and had NO idea… most importantly I have achieved my personal private goal that I’ve had for 7 years that I shared in confidence with the group at the workshop. It was a lovely, fun day and I can truly say that the video on her Propel workshop page portrays the excitement of the day!”

Angel is an Indianapolis based photographer. Read her full Propel review & see her pretty pictures!

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