Two-Day Intensive
June 5-6, 5:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m.

Whether you're new to the wedding and big events industry, or just new to coordinating your own styled shoots, this intensive will take you through detailed planning strategies, the intricacies of cultivating your vendor partnerships, and the often intimidating world of getting your shoot published.

$125 Registration Fee Includes:

- Two evenings of instruction, totaling 7 hours.
- Three document templates: Soliciting Vendor Partners, (Setting Your Own) Styled Shoot Terms, and Pre-Shoot Partner Prep- say that one five times fast!.
- Guest vendor partner (see Contributors below) open question section- ask anything!
- Hors d'oeuvres and drinks both evenings.

Keep scrolling (or use the navigation menu above) to access Contributors, Content Preview, FAQs, and Schedule.
Soirée Bridal Boutique
1595 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Dates & Times
Monday, June 5, 2023
5:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Building a network of industry peers is one of the incredible opportunities that stems from building and/or participating in a styled shoot. In that spirit, this intensive was crafted with the input of seasoned professionals from across the industry, giving you a behind-the-scenes on their dream styled shoots, the never-agains, and the invaluable tips on "what we wish you knew before organizing a styled shoot". Each intensive will feature at least one of our contributors on the second evening for open questions.
Erika DeMaggio
soirée BRidal Boutique
Erika opened Soirée in 2019. She has 17 years of bridal and big events industry experience across event planning, photography, and bridal retail.

Felecia Andalzua
Felicia purchased The Colorado Wedding Magazine in June 2020, where she currently serves as publisher and editor-in-chief.

Lauren Finch
Multi-feature published wedding photographer with 13 years of industry experience. Currently serving Colorado and Kansas.

Ashley Easton
Ashley launched her adventure elopement hair and makeup artist team in 2019, having been in the industry since 2009.

Brianna Gordon
Brianna owns KAE Design Co., a creative planning, design and floral production studio. She brings wide spectrum of industry experience to her incredible clients.

Becky Nuttall
Becky, and husband Aaron, opened CLAY, a 6,000 sq ft urban industrial space in downtown Colorado Springs, in 2020. She also has 17+ years of wedding and lifestyle photography experience.

Nyriah Martinez
Specializing in bridal and boudoir, Nyriah brings 8 years of experience to her stunning clientele.

Kate Tsimakhoutsava
Kate opened her European-style bakery in Denver 3 years ago. She focuses on decadent flavors and impecable execution.

Jenn Vercammen

Jenn is a Colorado Springs influencer and veteran plus size model. Seen in Seventeen Magazine, Torrid, Lane Bryant, NY Fashion Week & called to work alongside Tyra Banks and Ashley Graham.

Karina Asitimbay
Bringing 7 years of experience to her powerhouse photography business, Karina shines for all couples who love warmth and candid moments.

McKenna Parker
McKenna's floral studio focuses on supporting local Colorado farmers by sourcing in season, sustainably grown, and unaltered flowers.

Sarah Gregor
Sarah has owned The Planning Co. for 5 years and carries 15 years of event planning experience. Her team encompasses both planning and florals (The Flower Corner).
Content Preview
Please come prepared to take notes, as each section covers an abundant amount of material. We didn't call it an "intensive" for nothing! Below is just a sneak peek at the many questions being answered during the course.

Planning: What kind of budget do I need? How far out do I plan my shoot? How do I create a timeline? How do I secure a location? Who needs to arrive when? What do I do if a vendor or model cancels last second?

Partnership: How do I find vendor partners for my shoot? Do I have to pay them? Am I expected to feed everyone who comes? How do I get people interested without overpromising (especially if I am new to the industry)? What if my vendor partners and I want different things from the shoot?

Publishing: Should I attempt to get my shoot published? Do I have to disclose what I'm doing with the images? What do magazines/blogs look for when evaluating shoots for publication? What is the actual process for going about trying to get published?

Did any of these stop you in an "I hadn't even thought of that," moment? Then you're in the right place.

Have other burning questions? You'll get a chance during registration to let us know and we'll be answering as many as we can at the end of the second day!
Who is this best for? This intensive is geared toward those in weddings and big events who are either new to the industry as a whole or just new to planning their own styled shoots. We aim to cut the learning curve down by sharing key insights and lessons learned over combined decades of experience.

Can I attend if I'm in a different industry? Yes, of course! While the specifics of our examples are focused on weddings, we know that styled shoots are universally important tools for branding, content creation, and showcasing a business's abilities and client opportunities without the constraints of client preferences.

Will I have a chance to get specific questions answered? Yes! While we do move expeditiously through the material during instructional time due to the content-heavy nature of an intensive, you will have the opportunity during registration to drop any any burning questions, as well as an open Q&A on the second evening.

How can I get involved as a speaker or course content contributor? Please reach out to [email protected] to request a Vendor Questionnaire. This allows you to contribute feedback on the main topics of the intensive and help grow the content! There is also a option within the document to volunteer as a Q&A speaker. 
Coming Soon!
Final schedule will be posted Thursday, June 1. 
 Join us June 5-6!
Sure, you could start planning from scratch...but why would you want to? Let us help you create a shoot that everyone involved loves, has you all raving about the experience, and leaves the entire team excited to work together again!

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