Northern Arizona Styled Shoot Wedding Workshop

Northern Arizona Styled Shoot Wedding Workshop

Northern Arizona Styled Shoot Wedding Workshop: Last November, I hosted a styled shoot workshop for wedding photographers in Anaheim, CA. This styled shoot focused on business strategy and marketing for small photography businesses. Day one of the workshop focused exclusively on portrait photography. The second day highlighted wedding photography. Some of the focal points of the workshop were social media, branding, shooting techniques, posing strategies, lighting, client experience, organization, and digital workflow.


Taking from what I learned at this workshop, I incorporated a similar concept into my PHO 407 Event Photography course at Northern Arizona University. I successfully planned and executed a styled shoot (or mock wedding) for my students. This event involved collaborative efforts with local businesses including: Violas Flower Garden, Jacqueline Rose Cakery, Sutcliffe Floral, Northern Arizona Glam Squad, Valenci Vintage Rentals, and Northern Arizona Weddings.


Services, materials, and privileged access were provided for this workshop-based activity. Spread over three course periods, students were exposed to an in-depth experience of photographing a wedding. Students were able to capture portfolio-worthy work during this event – allowing them to learn and practice lighting techniques on models in a safe environment. Outcomes for this project revolved around time management, client interactions, professional attire, and understanding the proper gear to utilize during a fast-paced event.


Some behind-the-scenes and vendor-specific photography is included below.



Thanks to the Amazing Vendors:

Violas Flower Garden

Sutcliffe Floral

Northern Arizona Glam Squad

Valenci Vintage Rentals

Northern Arizona Weddings


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