Feeling uninspired, or just plain exhausted from running your business during a global pandemic!?! We know that feeling all too well. What if you could gather together with like-minded creatives and indulge in a weekend of education and great adventures? Oh wait, you can! Introducing Roam, Stay Close’s first wedding photography workshop in the Canadian Rockies!
You’ll also attend four learning sessions throughout the workshop. Areas of focus will include:
1. Client communication
4. Putting Clients at Ease
Lesson descriptions listed below!*
One-on-one mentoring sessions will provide a personalized experience. Learn how to embrace YOU within your brand and find your unique style. What skills do you want to learn or strengthen? After registering, you will answer a questionnaire to help customize your mentoring session. Potential topics include: refining your editing style, pricing for profitability, marketing and social media, a portfolio review, SEO and building a website, or posing and client interaction. No matter where you’re at we will support and guide you.
You will participate in portfolio shoots with real couples. Isn’t it the worst when you go to a styled shoot and end up with five other photographers in your pictures? We want you to capture images that you can actually use for your portfolio! You will have time one-on-one with each couple, guided by your hosts. These photoshoots will feature all sorts of local goodies. You may even end up taking a gift bag home for yourself. We will also use this time together to practice flat lay set-ups and to capture group portraits.
Client communication is EVERYTHING! Brochures, guides along with clear and concise communication can make it or break it. From the moment you start emailing your clients to delivering their final gallery your communication should reinforce all their initial excitement about booking you as their photographer. We are going to dive deep into how to best communicate and serve your clients!
Let’s talk about the most time consuming part of wedding photography, editing! Do you have a workflow that is serving both you and your clients? Learn and implement new strategies so that you can spend more time behind your camera and less time hunched over your laptop. Get ready to finetune the way you organize, edit, and store your work.
Do you have a marketing strategy? In this course we will discuss how different marketing channels can best serve your business. We’ll look at how websites and social media platforms can be used to generate client bookings. Get ready to receive actionable steps for increasing your businesses web presence.
As a photographer your service is highly integrated with your personality. Many people get nervous when they think about having a stranger photograph them. As the photographer it is your job to set your clients nerves at ease. Camryn will walk you through ways to gain your clients’ trust in order to capture unique and candid moments.
Deposit (non-refundable): $1000 CAD + GST
If you fail to pay your deposit within 24 hours your spot will be offered to the next guest.
Remaining payment: $999, your second workshop payment will be collected on January 1, 2023
* Please read our COVID-19 policy below
Total Workshop Cost: $1999 + tax
You will be responsible for purchasing a park pass either prior to or at the park gate. If you plan on exploring other National Parks within Canada we recommend purchasing an annual discovery pass as you may find it more cost effective. All vehicles within Banff National Park require a visible Park Pass. If you fail to purchase a park pass you may receive a warning or fine by the RCMP.
Each attendee will be responsible for their transportation to and from the workshop. Sign up for the workshop with a friend and you’ll have instant access to a carpool buddy. We will create a Facebook group for those attending the workshop. You are welcome to talk to those commuting from your region, to arrange transportation. However, in doing so please self monitor the risk relating to COVID-19.
As hosts we’ve chosen some of our favourite Banff locations while being mindful of where the crowds are at. We’ve selected a variety of locations that include mountain scapes, grassy fields and kool-aid blue waters. We could literally spin you in a circle anywhere in Banff and you’d be facing an epic location. To maintain the element of surprise we have decided to keep the exact locations secret. We have tried our best to choose locations that are walk-in friendly in order to remain accessible to most. If you are physically impaired please contact your hosts at email@example.com. We will happily provide you with a full list of locations and assist in any way possible.
There has to be some element of surprise. Okay we’ll give you a little hint. Let’s just say we’re working with bakers, florists, make-up artists, hair stylists, and rental companies to bring you the styled shoots of your dreams.
Katelyn is a wedding + lifestyle photographer based out of Calgary, AB. She lives in the heart of downtown Calgary with her cat kids and husband. Most days you can find her forcefully cuddling her cats, (they love it, she swears), convincing her husband she’s hilarious or enjoying a cold cup of coffee. Not by choice it just happens. To her, exclamation marks are the new period (she apologizes in advance), and people are her true inspiration. She lives for the honest, small moments both messy and sweet. She strives to document couples the way they are together. The way they move together, laugh together and who they are in that moment.
Camryn is a portrait, wedding, and brand photographer from Winnipeg, MB! She’s a pretty driven gal: she knew straight out of high school that photography was something she wanted to pursue. With that in mind, she decided to attend Prairieview School of Photography and graduated with a diploma in professional photography. From there, things just kinda took off! She’s now been in the business for 5 years and has been shooting portraits and brand work for about 3 years. Aside from shooting, she loves helping out in all other aspects of a session! Whether it's location scouting, posing, or even wardrobe styling,
she is here to help her clients' session
dreams come true.
It’s no secret, Brooke is a traveller. She created Stay Close to collaborate with like-minded individuals across Canada. Today, she is a wedding and brand photographer. Her photography career is rooted in her experience working alongside 100+ businesses. She uses her education in marketing and entrepreneurship to teach and support fellow creatives. Brooke is highly involved in every event that Stay Close offers.
• What skill level is this workshop for?
• What health and safety measures do you have in place for the workshop?
• Can I get a refund if the workshop has to take place online due to COVID-19?
• Do you offer payment plans?
• What if I have a scheduling conflict and I can’t make it to the workshop after all?
We love this question! We will meet you exactly where you’re at. When you sign up for the workshop you will be asked to describe your current experience. We have purposefully included one-on-one mentor sessions so that you can explore areas of growth specific to your business. If you’re lacking inspiration or need help taking your business to the next level this course is for you.
Camera basics such as shooting in Manual mode will not be covered in this workshop unless you choose to spend your mentor session diving into this topic. If you need a little help with the basic operations of your camera consider joining the waitlist for Stay Close’s Camera Basics course.
We will continue to follow both Provincial and National health advisements. The health and safety of our guests is a top priority. With the workshop a year away rules are subject to change as the workshop approaches. We will always err on the side of caution.
If the workshop goes forward in-person as planned the entire workshop amount (1999 + tax) is non-refundable. We have decided to take a proactive approach and create a plan B if the workshop can not go ahead as planned. If we are unable to meet in person at this time we will go ahead with the workshop online. The cost will be reduced to $600 + GST to represent the cost of the education. We have purposefully scheduled the second payment for January 1, 2023 so that we have plenty of time to assess the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 before collecting the second payment.
If the workshop goes forward in-person as planned the entire workshop amount (1999 + tax) is non-refundable. If the workshop must be held online the cost of 600 + GST is non-refundable. Make sure you clearly set the date aside on your calendar. When you sign up for the workshop you are taking a spot away from another potential student, so make sure that you are fully committed!