We are partnering with beautiful Lake Powell Resort at the Wahweap Marina in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area—near Page, AZ, and will be doing our amazing outdoor adventurous live photoshoot among the beautiful rock formations near this area around Lake Powell.
Lodging & Food
Your ticket price includes your own private hotel room at the Lake Powell Resort for the night of the 16th and the 17th as well as all the meals during our time together. Just indicate your dietary preferences & any sensitivities when you sign up.
SCHEDULE & TOPICS
FEBRUARY 16, 2019 // ARRIVAL DAY
Check-in & meet for dinner + pre-workshop hangs (optional)
FEBRUARY 17, 2019 // DAY ONE
Session 1: Introductions and Building an Adventure Wedding Brand
Our personal transitions from shooting large, traditional weddings to specializing in adventurous intimate weddings and elopements
How to build a brand that reflects your love for the outdoors and attracts the clients you want
How to create a unique online presence that makes you stand out
Live Scouting Session in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
What we look for when location scouting
How to plan an outdoor elopement with you couple
How to prepare yourself + your clients for the best and worst case scenarios in the outdoors
Leave No Trace policies + how to respect the environment you're in
Two-Hour Afternoon Live Photoshoot
Two couples (10 photographers per couple), one hour with each couple & with Maddie Mae and Abbi
One couple will be in wedding attire, one in casual "adventure session" attire
Gear choices and settings used for outdoor photography
How we create photos that both capture the emotions of our couples and the landscape around them
Posing + directing for real emotion, a relaxing experience for your couples, and beautiful photos close up and pulled back
Session 2: Debriefing the Live Shoot
What we learned about lighting, posing, location scouting, etc. and Q+A related to the shoot
Live culling + editing with Abbi + Maddie (you can edit + cull with us!)
Open discussion as we cull, edit, and create beautiful photos from our shoot
FEBRUARY 18, 2019 // DAY TWO
Session 3: Systems, Workflow, SEO + Social Media
Our workflow from the first inquiry to the final gallery
Blogging & SEO
Instagram for Adventurers: how to attract your ideal client on social media
Hiking elopement logistics
Contract clauses for liability
Tools & Tricks (our favorite software & life hacks)
Session 4: You Choose!
Workshop Attendees vote to pick the last session topic on the final day. Some past faves include:
Travel Hacking: How to travel around the world for next to nothing
How to pack & logistics for shooting international destination elopements
Ask Anything! An extra Q&A with Maddie Mae & Abbi Hearne
$1950 | Includes:
Two packed full days of instruction from two of the best adventure elopement & intimate wedding photographers in the world
Two nights lodging in your own private hotel room at the Lake Powell Resort
All meals included with dietary preferences & sensitivities considered
A live portfolio-building shoot with two different couples in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Can be blogged/shared as one elopement and one adventure session
Take-home materials to keep you refreshed and help you remember everything you've learned
A transparent, open, intimate learning setting with of a maximum of 20 photographers
50% off one future mentoring session with Maddie Mae
Entrance into a private FB group community for all current & past workshop attendees
An amazing adventure experience in the beautiful Glen Canyon National Recreation Area & Lake Powell!
Who is this Workshop for?
This workshop is for photographers with a passion for the outdoors who want to learn the skills necessary to thrive in the adventure elopement & intimate outdoor wedding market. It is designed to be most valuable to photographers who have been in business for at least one year. Whether you're a seasoned wedding pro who is burnt out on ballrooms, or a portrait, family, or fashion photographer wanting to make the jump into intimate outdoor weddings, we'd love to guide & equip you with the knowledge to succeed in this space. Feel free to ask us if this workshop is right for you.
How can I sign up?
To reserve your spot in our workshop, there is a $950 non-refundable deposit & liability waiver signing required. You can also choose to pay the full amount of the workshop up front at signup.
Is lodging & food included?
Yes! We are partnering with beautiful Lake Powell Resort at the Wahweap Marina in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area—near Page, AZ. Your ticket price includes your lodging in your own private hotel room at this resort for the night of the 16th and the 17th. Also included is all of your meals during our time together. Just indicate your dietary preferences & any sensitivities when you sign up.
What is Page, AZ like in the Winter?
While Glen Canyon and Lake Powell are in northern Arizona, it is at an elevation to 3,500ft (1,000m) above sea level and may have some snow on the ground in February. Winters are moderately cold with night time lows often below freezing, temperatures tend to range from 51°F (11°C) to 30°F (-1°C) in February. There is also always the possibility of inclement weather, and this may affect our schedule (especially our planned live shoots). In the case of bad weather (like a snowstorm, rain, flash flooding, or temperatures below freezing), it may be necessary for us to amend the schedule, change to a backup location near our lodging for the shoot, or even do an indoor shoot, or have a backup teaching session instead. This workshop is definitely for adventurers who are flexible and can go with the flow, and take whatever nature throws at us.
When does the workshop start and end?
The official workshop begins at 9am on February 17th, but we will be gathering together for an optional dinner and hang out the evening of the 16th after everyone checks into their rooms. The workshop will officially end after session 4, wrapping up around at 3:00pm on February 18th.
How do I get to and from the workshop?
Our workshop is two+ days & two nights, but we highly suggest giving yourself extra time to enjoy the area and maybe even road trip in if you're nearby! If you are planning to fly in, we suggest looking at flights into the following airports:
PGA - Page Municipal Airport (about 30 minutes from where we are staying on Lake Powell) - Regional airport with daily flights to Phoenix and three times a week to Las Vegas with Contour Airlines
LAS - (Las Vegas) McCarran International Airport (about 4.5 hours from where we are staying on Lake Powell)
PHX - Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (about 4.5 hours from where we are staying on Lake Powell)
We will be creating Facebook group of all attendees to coordinate carpools and shared rentals.
When is my final payment due?
If you've chosen to pay half of your registration fee as a down payment, our final payment is due no later than 30 days before the workshop on January 16th, 2018. If you fail to do so, your spot and your down payment amount will be forfeited.
What if I change my mind?
Our Return Policy: Cancellation for any reason will result in a 100% loss of all monies paid—however, you can choose to find someone else to take over your spot in the workshop. This isn't so we make money for free—its to help protect ourselves from uncommitted consumers purchasing our very limited spots. Please be sure when you make your purchase.
What if the workshop is cancelled?
Should we, for unforeseen reasons, need to cancel a workshop (which rarely happens), you will be refunded the full amount paid. However, we cannot be held liable for any fees you might incur for airline ticket cancellations, so please make sure to purchase travel insurance if you are flying to attend one of our workshops.