As a lot of you may know, I spent the first Monday and Tuesday of February in Virginia at a wedding photography workshop hosted by the amazing Katelyn James of Katelyn James Photography. Katelyn started her wedding photography business while she was in college and ran it out of her bedroom. She is now one of the premier wedding photographers in Virginia (and outside of Virginia as well!).
She invites about 16 photographers from all over the world into her home a few times each year to teach them what she has learned in her 7 years in business and provide helpful guidance. I have been wanting to participate in one of her workshops for a couple of years now but never took the leap. I decided to go ahead and take the leap and sign up and I am so glad that I did! I learned so much from Katelyn and loved meeting the other photographers who were in attendance. I have already started applying what I learned and will continue to do so and I know that it is going to make the experience for my couples even better!
Towards the end of the first day of the workshop there was a styled shoot at the amazing Dover Hall. And OH MY was it beautiful! I have to wait a little bit to show you images from the shoot, but I have included a few behind the scenes images below.
Enjoy a little peek into the workshop and keep an eye out for images from the styled shoot in the upcoming weeks.
Our thoughtful gift bags from Katelyn and the adorable little Bokeh (I tried to make him love me)!
Amanda setting up the gorgeous flower backdrop and Katelyn's sister Emily holding the curtains back so we could get an amazing shot! Emily also made us all lunch, dinner, and snacks throughout the workshop and it was all DELICIOUS!
Katelyn doing what she does best.
Some of the workshop attendees getting the perfect shot!
Katelyn's husband, Michael, is a perfect dress fluffer and made sure everything was running smoothly behind the scenes.
I finally, after a lot of begging, got Bokeh to take a photo with me!!!!
AND because I can share one sneak peek.... Here is a little sneak peek from the styled shoot! How beautiful is the bride and groom?!?!?!
These last few images were taken by Katelyn and/or Michael of all of us behind the scenes. I'm in the red plaid shirt! :)