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Calligraphy + Film Photography with Shotgunning for Love

Nikki of Shotgunning for Love has a great range of talents. While she has been a successful calligrapher for years, she recently also taught herself film photography. Not only does she photograph her own work beautifully, but she also recently organized, styled, and photographed a brand shoot for a talented cake artist that blew me away. I am excited for her to share how she picked up film photography and her approach to photographing brand shoots.   Tell us about your background and starting Shotgunning for Love. I started Shotgunning for Love during a time that I needed quiet, mindful, imperfect moments to myself. For me, calligraphy is about patience and focus. After a major life event, my husband and I eloped. I joked...

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Destination // The Hamptons

Traveling for weddings is a lot of work, but I have personally always loved making it fun by taking some time to enjoy the unique spaces in the area. One of my favorite places is The Hamptons, the eastern south fork of Long Island, NY, so I'm thrilled to have Jainé Kershner, the lovely and talented owner of Brklyn View Photography, share some of her tips on weddings & travel throughout this incredible destination. What are your favorite places in the Hamptons? Montauk has become my second home since photographing weddings. Growing up in the Hamptons, I never spent a lot of time in Montauk but I look forward to returning each year to capture my couple's wedding day. Each time I go back, I have...

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Crafting a unique workshop experience

For those of you who haven't met Elizabeth LaDuca, she is wedding photographer based in Boston with a minimal, artful aesthetic. Scrolling through her images, I feel a sense of peace, which I am certain she brings to everything she does. I was thrilled to be a small part of her recent Halide workshop, and today she is sharing her approach in formatting this community learning experience.  What was your inspiration in launching the Halide workshop experience? What sets it apart from other workshops? I’ve been passionate about film photography for many years, and often receive inquiries from other photographers seeking to develop that skill set. The idea of Halide came out of numerous conversations surrounding how shooting with film has helped evolve...

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Building a Niche Business in the Wedding Industry

Kate Shilling is the owner of NOUS/NY, a wedding planning & styling business based in New York, specializing in intimate, food focused weddings. I admire her style and aesthetic because it pushes traditional boundaries while remaining timeless. She is an inspiration to me, and I am thrilled to share her thoughts on building a niche business in the wedding industry.

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Flat Lay Styling with Rebecca Yale

Rebecca Yale is a highly regarded destination wedding photographer who has been published in Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Marie Claire, and many more. She is as kind as she is talented and I am thrilled that she is sharing some of her thoughts and approaches to the craft of wedding photography and especially flat lay styling.

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