Root & Vine Workshop
Whether you're new here or you've visited a few times, I'm so glad you've found yourself on my little corner of the web today. Molly Stevens of For the West and Wild Photography and I have set out to create a workshop specifically for wedding photographers; those of us who are passionate about documenting love and the journey along the way. The Root & Vine Workshop for wedding photographers is something Molly and I are so incredibly excited about because we are so passionate about making quality skills and education accessible to you right in your back yard - in the beautiful mountains of Colorado! And if this back yard is a plane ride away, we promise we'll make it worth the miles.
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Our goal with Root & Vine is to create a space for wedding photographers to grow and flourish in a comfortable environment, surrounded by like-minded women and cultivate a tribe of creatives with similar goals and hardships so we can all be our best together. This workshop is for creative entrepreneurs looking to find your roots, grow your business, and flourish in the creative life you've always dreamed of.
In 2013, I realized that this little thing I'd been doing on the side was my real passion. That nothing was going to hold me back from making photography my career. And with a whole lotta drive and even more help from my family and fellow photographers, I've been a full time wedding photographer since my website launch in 2014. Since then, I've photographed more than 100 weddings, with countless engagement and portrait sessions in between. I've photographed in my dream mountain locations all over Colorado and Wyoming, and even Arizona, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, Texas and Oklahoma - and driven 100,000+ miles to get there.
Molly and I became fast friends after she hired me to be her wedding photographer, which is still hilarious to me. She mentioned to me at her engagement session that she would like to get into weddings, so I offered that she come along and shadow me while I shot an upcoming wedding early that summer. After her wedding in October, she fully launched herself into her business and has grown from shooting 2-3 weddings a year, to completely filling her schedule in less than 12 months. She grew her Instagram following from 1K to nearly 10K in 7 months, and has caught onto the industry faster than any photographer I've ever witnessed. Her bubbly personality and contagious passion for life are exactly why her thousands of followers can't get enough of her, and she has exactly the recipe everyone wants.
The Root & Vine Workshop will be Tuesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 10 in Silverthorne, Colorado. We'll be focusing on the technical side of weddings and how to deal with literally whatever comes your way to best serve your brides and grooms, as well as how to get the most out of your clients and make sure you're all besties by the end of the wedding day. We'll teach you how to book your dream clients, market yourself through social media in this crazy, saturated industry. We'll touch on finding your individual style, editing, posing and un-posing, and yes - SHOOTING.
We're planning 2 shoots through the 2 days of R+V - one casual engagement shoot with models in that less than perfect light that all of us photographers cringe at; and one beautiful styled wedding shoot, complete with couple in wedding clothes and fall wedding tablescape so we can make sure your detail shots are on point, too. All of this in the most beautiful mountain scenes you've been dying to get your hands on for your portfolio and book more mountain clients. And following that, you'll go home with a shiny new professional headshot by yours truly - Molly & Cassie!
As if all of this weren't enough, we're stoked to be adding a tribe element to all of our education. Our workshop will be held in a cozy and fabulous AirBNB in the tiny town of Silverthorne, CO. We'll be close to so many mountain and lake settings, and very near the dreamy locations of Vail, Copper Mountain and Keystone, CO in case you make your trip a tiny bit longer to play tourist. To this, the answer is yes; you should. With the AirBNB, we're hoping to cultivate a true tribe of like-minded women, all goal oriented in working towards your dreams and bettering yourselves as photographers and to better serve your clients. These are friendships that literally last a lifetime, and we truly believe in the importance of starting these as early as you possibly can.
The Root & Vine investment is $900, which includes the 2 night stay in our fabulous AirBNB, breakfast x2, lunch on workshop day, snacks thorughout (which is important, of course!). Everything you need will included aside from our out-on-the-town dinner - where we'll be heading out for our whatever-you-want-chat and have a fun girls night! A non-refundable 50% deposit is due upon sign up, and the remaining 50% will be invoiced 30 days from the workshop. Though your tuition cannot be refunded, it can be transferred to another photographer to take your place!
We have so, so many plans for our workshop and cannot tell you how incredibly excited we are to bring this to you! We do believe our workshop will best fit photographers either early in their wedding photography career and looking to grow, or those looking to move into the wedding industry. If you're as stoked as we are (and we're talking level 15/10, folks) apply NOW so we can get you in on all the amazing things. We're opening limited spots, so join us as fast as you can!
We are so grateful to serve you. We can't wait!
Cassie & Molly