Well, I hosted my very first styled shoot/photography workshop/content day and it was SO MUCH FUN. My wonderful friend Kelly owns Maven Monroe – a gorgeous little white chapel in the Cargo District that’s the perfect event space and wedding venue! When I came to her with this idea she jumped at the chance to help, and she designed this entire day! I had attended a photo workshop in Charleston earlier this year that really sparked my creativity and I wanted to share that love with other photographers – it can be a super competitive market out there and a lot of people might not be kind and welcoming to new photographers, but let’s be honest, there’s enough work in this town to go around! I love meeting other photographers and I think the most fun part about hosting an event like this is just seeing how each photographer takes the exact same scene and makes it different in their own photo style. We can all take a photo of the same thing and each one of ours will turn out differently. It’s so interesting! So anyway – the way we organized this was having 3 sets of models there at once, so that photographers didn’t all have to crowd around the same models and try to get their angle, this way it was free flowing and you could walk around to different backdrops with different models and not step on everyone else’s toes as you did so. I’m so thankful for such a great first experience, I will absolutely be doing this again!

Host: Allison Eding, Lightbloom Photography
Venue & Design: Maven Monroe Events
Videographer: Atlas Film & Photo
Rentals: Party Suppliers
Sparkly Wedding Dress: Camille’s of Wilmington
White Wedding Dress: Savvy Bride of Charlotte
Audio Guestbook: Antique Audio Guestbook

Kegan & Ryan
Kelly & Ryan

A little behind the scenes of the photographers working together: