March 8, 2017
You guys! This shoot! Ahhh! For the longest time now, I’ve been itching to go to a photography workshop. I was ready to finally learn from someone in person and get that hands on experience. I’m someone who learns the best by doing and so that’s what I was in search of.
So, one afternoon I went on the hunt for a workshop near me and I stumbled upon Michelle Cox of Michelle Cox Photography‘s From the Heart Workshop. I sent her an email to see if there were any seats available, and luckily there was!
I signed up and eagerly awaited for the day to come. I traveled from school back home to the Chicago-land area for the weekend. Thankfully the workshop was on a Sunday, so traffic to get up to the city was a breeze.
The workshop was held at Workshop Chicago and it is such a cool space to host an event, workshop, or even a company meeting. The aesthetic of the place was ON POINT! It even had a view of the skyline from the windows! We started the day with some small talk amongst each other before the workshop began. All of the ladies there were super sweet and I’m glad I got to meet some other photographers in the area! We sat, learned, and frantically jotted down notes. Then the fun came. It was time for the styled shoot!! (Which was my favorite part!!!) Kelly of Haviland Events did AN AMAZINGGGGGGG job with designing and coordinating this event. She definitely has an eye and talent for design! And the dresses? The tux? Ahh! (all the heart eye emojis) Alyssa, do you want to be my personal shopper for the rest of my life!? The whole creative team did an absolute amazing job!!!
It is all these stunning details and the happy couples that make me love shooting weddings! Once all the fun of shooting was over we learned some more and then went on our merrily ways home. Thank you again, Michelle for a great workshop! I am definitely glad I went! I could not wait to get these on my computer to start editing! I’m SO excited to be sharing these with you! Enjoy and share with your friends for some wedding inspiration and design admiration!
BALL GOWN DRESS: ALYSSA KRISTIN // SHORT RECEPTION DRESS: BHLDN // SUIT: BLACK TIE FORMAL WEAR // DESSERT & CAKE: VELVET DESSERTS // FLOWERS: LA PETITE FLEURISTE // INVITATION SUITE & PLACE CARDS: DESIGN BY ANGELIKA // WARDROBE STYLING: ALYSSA FROM COCHIC STYLING // HAIR & MAKEUP: MINDY CITY BEAUTY // SHOE & JEWELRY: JAMES CICCOTTI BRIDAL // CHARGER & NAPKINS: BBJ LINEN RENTAL // GLASSWARE & PLATES: VINTAGE PLACE SETTINGS // FARM TABLE: CHICAGO FARM TABLES //