As a graduate of New England School of photography, more than 20 years experience photographing weddings and portraits, I am also a Certified Professional Photographer and have earned a Photographic Crafstman Degree from Professional Photographers of America. I truly love sharing everything I have learned in my career so far. I look forward to providing you with great photographic education, mentoring and inspiring you! Read more about Stephanie.
Visit the Professional Photographer’s Association of Massachusetts for the class description and to register for PPAM Palooza this August.
Come join me at my beautiful lodge in Vermont’s magical Northeast Kingdom for a fantastic 4 day, 3 night Boudoir Photography Workshop & Retreat. Be a part of a small group of just 7 other like minded boudoir photographers. Here is when and where we will embrace community and abandon competition within the industry and come together as supportive peers and enthusiastic creatives!
From Tuesday, September 24th through Friday, September 27th you will have the perfect balance of retreat and workshop.
WHAT MAKES THIS WORKSHOP DIFFERENT?
You know when you shoot at a workshop, go home with way too many images, most of them looking alike, same lighting, best perspective you could possibly pull off with the other attendees there, and you’re like “Now what?” The magic is pretty much gone.
I’ve designed this workshop that will send you home with a new portfolio of images that will be ready to be shared with the world! One of the main highlights, along with the one hour shoot time per set, is you will have a minimum of 15 minutes of One on One with the model(s) to pose and direct as you wish, with myself and attendees as your ready, willing and able assistants to help your vision come to life. Each session will have their own post critique pow wow where the images will be reviewed by myself and the group where the learning and inspiration continues.
There will be 4 photo sessions in and around the property. From one of the bedrooms as a classic white sheet session, to the huge tub for a milk bath set, utilizing stunning Lake Willoughby’s waters and our land’s magical moss covered forest.
Pushing your results further, you will choose one of 4 challenges for each set. Whether it’s something you already know well, have always wanted to try, or want to practice more, these challenges will give you a great variety in your final portfolio.
I know that hands on shooting and image critique are the two most essential skills that help photographers excel, set them apart from the masses and find their personal vision and style. As two of the most important components that are slowly dying in the industry, I will be keeping them alive and showing you their value and importance. All while we have fun, becoming friends and keep the creative vibes going!
What’s included for $1750:
4 MODEL SHOOTS: As mentioned above.
BUSINESS EDUCATION: Topics to be discussed include: Pricing for Profit, In Person Sales, Q&A Sessions on any and all topics, inspiring and motivational material.
8 DELICIOUS MEALS: 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 3 Dinners & 1 Brunch as well as snacks, treats and bevies from my favorite local marketplace and restaurants that are all farm to table focused.
CAMPFIRE & COCKTAILS: Every night after dinner we head down the path and gather around the fire pit for some adult summer evening cocktails.
DOWN TIME: Take a ride, a nap, swim in the lake, walk our trail. Visit the antique emporium, or grab a healthy smoothie. You will have plenty of time each day to do it all or do nothing but just exist.
DISCLAIMER: There will be no shortage of food, breaks, rest and fun. But get ready to dig in and create!
PAYMENT PLAN: A $500 non-refundable retainer is required to reserve your space. 50% of the balance is due on August 20th, and the remaining balance is due on September 20th.
Learn more about the model shoots and sets, and review the detailed schedule here.
Women can stay in the lodge at a minimum courtesy guest rate. Choose from 2 private rooms, 2 semi private spaces and 1 shared sleeping space for 3 guests. Live nearby? Commute to the lodge for the workshop. Given the nature of just two shared bathrooms, housing accommodations are available to women only. Men are asked to book their own accommodations nearby.
workshops on your schedule
Meet with me in person or video chat to ask me any and all questions you may have from posing, lighting, in person sales, pricing for profit and anything else that’s on your mind. 1 Hour Q&A is available for $375 or 2 Hours at $650. Additional 30 minute increments are available at $140.
Submit your top 15 wedding and or portrait images of any category for me to review and critique. The goal is to strengthen your portfolio and help set you apart on future image making. We will also critique the images on your website, focusing on the impact, quantity and order of your imagery for your potential clients. A 1 Hour Critique is available for $375 or 2 Hours at $650. Additional 30 minute increments are available at $140.
Are you limited for time with your bride and groom? Or do you want to learn more about posing clients for boudoir or headshots? We will spend 2 hours with an intimate group of 4 or fewer photographers in my studio. You’ll be able to ask me any posing questions you may have before we start photographing the models yourself.
You will get tips, ideas and tasks to execute to inspire you to think outside of the box and help you create a nice variety of images. This workshop will also include a group critique of the images on your website to help you maximize impact for your potential clients.
This Lighting Workshop is to learn more about working with available light, indoors and outdoors, as well as manipulating light, continuous light sources and easy off camera options. We will spend 2 hours with an intimate group of 4 or fewer photographers in my studio. You can ask me any lighting questions you may have before we start photographing the models yourself.
You will get tips, ideas and tasks to execute to inspire you to think outside of the box and help you create a nice variety of images.This workshop will also include a group critique of the images on your website to help you maximize impact for your potential clients.
This is the Lighting & Posing workshop plus Client Experience and In Person Sales. Let me teach you how I create an ideal experience my clients can’t stop talking about. We will spend 4 hours with an intimate group of 4 or fewer photographers in my studio. Ask me any questions you may have about the client experience I offer as well as in person sales. You will have opportunity to photograph models as well as get detailed information on client experience and in person sales.We can certainly cover any other business questions from pricing for profit and whatever our conversation brings about.
This 4-week one-on-one workshop will help you build a stunning portfolio. You will be assigned you 2 projects per week each with their own set of assignments. We will meet or video chat together for 1 hour per week to review and critique your images. Be ready to dig in and create!
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PAST WORKSHOPS & SPEAKING EVENTS
- Professional Photographer’s Association of Massachusetts‘ Evolve 2019
- Professional Photographer’s of America‘s Super 1 Day Boudoir & Men Posing & Lighting/General Business Workshop 2018
- Guest Speaker at New England School Of Photography‘s Graduating Portraits & Wedding Class 2017
- Professional Photographer’s of America‘s Super 1 Day Beauty & Boudoir Posing & Lighting/General Business Workshop 2017
- Professional Photographer’s Association of Massachusetts Photopalooza 2017
- Guest Speaker at New England School Of Photography‘s Graduating Portraits & Wedding Class 2016
- Professional Photographer’s of America‘s Super 1 Day Beauty & Boudoir Posing & Lighting/General Business Workshops 2016
- Professional Photographer’s of America‘s Super 1 Day Beauty & Boudoir Posing & Lighting/General Business Workshop 2015
- Professional Photographer’s of America‘s Super 1 Day The Business of Beauty & Boudoir Workshop 2014