Last fall, my friend Taylor and I had lunch at Taco Boy… where all great ideas are born. Duh. We had been talking about doing some sort of workshop or event for photographers for a while and, over tacos + margaritas, the idea for the Charleston Styled Shootout was born.
We are SO EXCITED for this event!! We knew that we wanted to introduce a different type of styled shoot that would really SERVE photographers in the best way possible.
We’ve all been to traditional styled shoots. There are 20+ photographers, all shooting one tablescape or one couple, competing with each other to get “the shot”. Traditional styled shoots are generally overwhelming and frustrating, especially for photographers who aren’t very assertive.
As photographers, we KNOW what it’s like – and we wanted to do something different. Something that would actually be beneficial for photographers of any skill level. A styled shoot FOR photographers BY photographers. We designed this shootout knowing that photographers want variety in their portfolio. We all know the types of weddings we WANT to photograph… lots of fabulous florals, beautiful place settings, gorgeous details, intricate design elements… but booking those types of weddings can be hard without the right portfolio. We wanted to change that.
The Charleston Styled Shootout will take place on July 16, 2019 at the Gadsden House in Charleston, SC. Doors open at 9am, with shooting to start shortly after 9am, and we will be finished by 5pm. Taylor + I will be on-site all day to answer any questions you have. While we won’t be formally teaching anything in particular, we are more than happy to help you in any way.
This event will give you three beautifully styled + designed vignettes:
Not only will be have three differently themed + styled tablescapes, there will also be cake/dessert displays, invitation suites, and two real couples in wedding attire… a total of 10+ “stations” full of beautiful florals, place settings, paper goods, and details! We’ve had so many vendors reach out to us since our announcement last week, that we may even have a few more surprises in store for our attendees to photograph, thanks to some very generous vendors in Charleston!!
It’s extremely important to us that each photographer has time + space to photograph everything in a way that benefits them. This is the founding principle of the Charleston Styled Shootout. There will only be 2 photographers per station and you will have 40 minutes between the two of you to photograph each set up. You will have dedicated time to style, pose, and art direct each station individually, so that you are creating images that feel like “you” and your brand.
Tickets are on sale now!!
Tickets are $275 for a full day of shooting. Early Bird pricing is in effect until April 20, when tickets will jump to $350. We are only selling 20 tickets, so don’t delay if you’d like to secure your spot! This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity and a great opportunity to invest in yourself + your business! We hope to see you there!!
**Please note: images used in the inspiration boards above are NOT my photos; they were pulled from Pinterest for inspiration ONLY**
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