Hosted by myself & Natalie Pluck

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Super excited to be sharing this with you all this evening. A little behind the scenes from mine & Natalies workshop in York, which we hosted a week ago. 

This workshop has been a long time in the making, a brain child of mine & Natalie's from many moons ago. And it finally happened. But of course, it wasn't without it's obstacles, we were battered by snow, wind, and more traffic jams than anyone should have to handle in a 48 hour period. We had 3 poor attendees who were snowed in. But...The show must go on as they say, we persevered with the damn beast from the East, and went ahead with the workshop anyway, and are we bloody glad we did! We might of been cursing the snow on the day, (I especially was considering it took 6 hours to get home) but when we were all safely tucked up at home in bed looking back through the images and the events of the day, I think it's safe to say we forgot why we hated it, and fell in love with the fluffy white beauty that was York in the snow!

Our plan for the workshop was to share some 'useful' knowledge. Practical knowledge that every photographer needs to know. Not necessarily the most glamorous of knowledge, but the type of information that will further your business and get you those all important bookings. To balance out the not so glamorous with the glamorous we hosted 2 gorgeous portfolio builder shoots, an engagement shoot & a wedding styled shoot (supplier list to follow). With a freaking AMAZING tapas style lunch to break up the day! We had lots of Q&A sessions throughout, where we all really got to know not only each other, but our businesses as well.

We had 7 awesome ladies (this isn't a ladies only workshop btw, that's just how it turned our) attend from all over the country, honestly it's a miracle anybody made it. each photographer was at a different level of business, some just starting out, others have been in the business several years. Not that you could tell....Everybody was raring to learn, network, and experience new things, and super lovely to top it off. I know I speak for both myself and Natalie when I say that we are so so happy that we managed to impart some useful wisdom, create some beautiful portfolio work, but most importantly, create a safe, supportive network for all the lovely ladies who attended. And we have already received some amazing feedback from the girls! Scroll down to have a peek behind the scenes, and see some of my own shots from the workshop! 

We will be hosting a second workshop on the 20th March and we are super excited!!!! WAHOO! With more gorgeous models, business talks and the amazing tapas lunch. If you are interested in attending click here to book.

*I didn't snap too many shots on the actual day, because this wasn't a chance for me to shoot, it was for all our amazing attendees!*

 

Dress - Shikoba Bride 

Make up - Hannah Clarke

Flowers - Manor Garden Flowers

Accessories - Asos

Styling - Myself & Natalie Pluck

Models Wedding - Jen Nelson & Adam Pluck

Models Engagement - Amy & Richard Meadows

Venue - Sutlers Bar

Where do I start...?! The Beyond Light workshop was better than I could have ever imagined. Natalie and Lucy went to so much effort to make every last detail of the workshop memorable and just really bloody lovely. I learnt so much throughout the day, from how to promote my business on social media, to how to pose couples and make the most of a shoot location. The couples they had organised for the shoots were a dream to work with, and the clothing and accessories were gorgeous.

I now have lots of shots to add to my portfolio, which is super awesome! The Facebook group has been a great source of support and enthusiasm and I feel like I’m now part of a great little network of photographers, which is something I’ve never had before.

And it’s all thanks to Natalie and Lucy. You guys are awesome and I can only aspire to be at your level one day! You are both inspirational and have given me a new-found sense of direction. Thank you so much for a wonderful day and for your continued support!
— Laura Whittington