Find Your Wild is a two day workshop for wedding photographers designed to inspire and refresh before the new wedding season. Intimate and immersive, the workshop offers the opportunity to grow both creatively and strategically, through small group learning, live shoots and one-to-one sessions.
During two full days we’ll bring you a perfect mix of learning and inspiration, while still having time to relax and fill your heart with fresh ideas and new connections. All this in a beautiful and comfortable lodge, with good food, wine and great company of like minded people.
The workshop dives deep into the creative side of wedding photography, we’ll explore why we do what we do, talk about finding your voice and defining your vision, and how to translate that creative passion to your audience, turning them into your ideal clients. We’ll talk about emotional aspects of our craft, psychology of relationship with clients, about building trust with couples and getting them relaxed and connected during photo shoots. Then we’ll move into the technical aspects of shooting, such as locations and lighting, followed by marketing and workflow tips and tricks. We’ll have an editing session where we’ll show our post-production workflow.
You will also take part in two portfolio building sessions with real couples: engagement and styled elopement shoots on the stunning west coast of Auckland. We’ll show how we find locations, the best light and how we work with the couple and capture those natural moments. Everyone will have a chance to direct the couple individually. This is an opportunity to create some amazing images for your portfolio.
You can expect a lot of honesty, new tricks and lots of tips on how to improve your business, editing or shooting techniques. We aim to get you inspired, refreshed and ready to take your craft to the next level.
Monday, OCTOBER 14
This day is for settling in and getting to know each other a little better, so you feel as a part of big family before we get to the serious stuff. You are free to check in at your convenience, join the buzz in the evening or have some rest.
from 1pm Check-in to your rooms
7pm Drinks and collective dinner at a local restaurant
Tuesday, OCTOBER 15
10:00am Teaching session + Q&A
2pm Teaching session + Q&A
5.30pm Live engagement shoot on location
9pm Free time
Wednesday, OCTOBER 16
9:30am Editing & Workflow
12pm Practical Editing Session + Q&A
2pm Portfolio review
3.00pm One on one time (15 min sessions)
5.30pm Live elopement shoot on location
8pm Farewell Dinner & Cocktail Party
We are Olga & Katherine, a duo of friends, founders of Wild&Grace. After years of capturing couples in love we are finally ready to share our experience and knowledge, give you those practical skills and tips that took us a lot of time to learn and gather. Running our business together we’ve learnt so much about the importance of proper communication which leads to a connection with your client. We want to share how we went from shooting ordinary weddings to those that make our hearts full, to clients that value our work.
Finding your spot in such a saturated market as wedding photography could be overwhelming and often frustrating, we’ll talk about how to stop comparing your work with others and stand out from the crowd.
We also believe that being inspired and staying curious hence enthusiastic can push you for creative and professional growth. Our mission is to help you fall in love with what you do again.
+ Ideal clients and how to book them
+ Creative storytelling, honesty & real emotions in photography
+ Branding and marketing strategies
+ Locations: how to find a perfect spot, planning and scouting
+ Seeing the light, shooting in critical lighting situations
+ Creating a client experience from first meeting to delivery of the product
+ Our workflow, tips & tricks
+ Editing process and techniques, how to build your editing style
+ 2 full days of learning
+ 3 nights accommodation in a comfortable country lodge (twin share rooms)
+ 2 Portfolio Building Shoots with real couples (elopement and engagement style)
+ Delicious Catered Lunches and Dinners on workshop days
+ Transport to/from shooting locations
+ Special deals & gifts from our partners & sponsors
+ Pantry full of breakfast food
+ Tea, coffee, snacks and water
Special Deals From Our Rad Sponsors:
Airport Transfers, but we can help to organise this or get you in touch with other attendees, so you can carpool. Alcohol, but you are more than welcome to bring your own. Collective drinks and dinner on the first night (you are free to check in at your convenience, join the buzz or get a little rest)
14-16th of October 2019
West Coast, Auckland
$1200 per person,
Early bird $1100 (first 4 spots)
Limited to 10 spots
Yay! Just fill in the form below and we’ll send you all the info.
50% retainer holds your spot.
This workshop is for wedding photographers of all levels wanting to get inspired, to dig deeper and take their craft to the next level. Basic camera knowledge is required, this workshop will not contain any technical information about camera operation or shooting in manual mode, so bear that in mind when signing up.
To save a spot, just fill in the form below. You’ll receive an invoice for a non refundable deposit of 50%, with the final amount due 1 month before arrival.
No, but you can transfer your spot to another photographer if you are unable to attend.
Absolutely! You can use the images you create during the live shoots for your portfolio.
Your camera, lenses and a laptop (if you wish to edit your images during the editing session).
We’ve hired a beautiful country lodge for your to stay, so everyone feels like a part of the family. All rooms are twin-share. We’ll add everyone to a closed Facebook group, so you’ll be able to connect and find a perfect roommate. Rooms assigned on a first come first served basis.