The Art of Flat-Lays | Foundations


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A comprehensive online course designed for wedding creatives to build a solid foundation around the art of elevated flat-lays. Learn from the owner of Locust Collection, an experienced wedding photographer, and attract your ideal clients with striking visual storytelling.

1-1/2 Hours of Instructional Video
Access for 1 Year

Master captivating flat-lays that stand out.

In the competitive wedding industry, every detail matters. Couples, planners, and editors today seek unique, stunning visuals that tell the story in a way that resonates with the feeling of the day. One of the most powerful tools in your disposal is mastering the art of flat-lays. Elevating your flat-lays isn't just about creating pretty pictures; it's about standing out in the industry, attracting higher-end couples, and increasing your pricing potential.

See the Difference


These uninspiring "before" examples are my own. When I started Locust Collection, I was a seasoned wedding photographer, but I lacked the expertise in styling and photographing flat-lays.


Years immersed in flat-lays taught me styling and lighting skills through trial and error. This experience led to simplified, foolproof methods for balanced, well-lit images.

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Course Contents

Module 1 Lighting

Video 1. Even Light

Video 2. Creative Light

Module 2 Composition & Balance

Video 3. Leading Lines

Video 4. Types of Symmetry

Video 5. Finishing Details

Module 3 Storytelling

Video 6. Pre-Visualize

Video 7. Sourcing

Video 8. Styling with flowers & props

Your questions

How long will it take to watch all of the videos.

There are 8 videos totalling just over an hour. The videos are highly clipped to remove fluff and down time, so to maximize content in a concise period of time. I recommend stopping between each video to practice the new skills.

Is this a photography course?

No. I address some the photography skills that are unique to flat-lays, but this is not a comprehensive photography course. Basic understanding of photography will help you get the most out of it.

Can I go at my own pace?

Absolutely! The course is self-paced, allowing you to learn when it suits you best. I recommend taking a break between videos to practice what you've learned.

How long will I have access to the course materials?

You'll have 12 months of access to all course content, including updates and new material.

What level is this course?

I consider this a 101 foundational course, covering the essentials of lighting and composition. Each video builds upon the previous, putting it all together in the end as we start to touch on more advanced styling.

Meet Your Instructor

Kate Ignatowski

With over a decade as a wedding photographer and 5+ years immersed in the world of flat-lays as the founder of Locust Collection, I've studied the art of creating standout compositions. I'll share all of my expertise with you, empowering your brand with captivating flat-lays.


Time Efficiency

Learn how to efficiently arrange and style details, reducing the need to stress and fumble around, especially during time-sensitive weddings


Stress Reduction

Eliminate the stress and anxiety associated with styling, ensuring a smooth and calm workflow


Increased Confidence

Boost your confidence in your flat-lay abilities so you can approach each wedding or shoot with assurance and creativity.


Creative Control

Learn how to tailor your layouts to suit the aesthetic and setting of different clients and weddings

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A few clips from our videos to give you an idea of the style. Demos are planned and clipped to maximize the content in a short period of time.