One of the most rewarding parts of what I do is building relationships with wonderful clients and having the tremendous privilege to journey alongside them. This has and will continue to be one of the main reasons why I photography people, and it is with great honour to celebrate life with each and every person I get to photograph. Today marks the 10 year wedding anniversary of my dear clients and friends, Janice & Dave. I’m so thrilled to be able to share their Paris Family Portrait Session on the blog today:)Read More
I had a chance to visit Paris this past spring and while there managed to squeeze in a photoshoot for some new portfolio images. Other than having a pretty tough time hailing a taxi, the photoshoot went exceptionally well and we got some beautiful images that I am dying to share with you all!
And here's the incredible team I worked with while I was there
(me with model Elena & make up artist Loriane Leger)
Paris is such an amazing city and I can't wait to go back!! During this visit, I got to do some planning and leg work for our 5-day Wedding Photography Workshop in Paris. If you're interested in capturing some stunning images in Paris while bringing your photography business to the next level, then this exclusive workshop is for you! Due to some scheduling conflicts & requests from our registrants for 2012 dates, we had to move the workshop to 2012 so check back soon for next year's workshop date!
We are thrilled to introduce our 5-day wedding photography workshop in the magical city of light – Paris, France. Discover Paris with us as we walk through Parisian streets & grand boulevards steeped in history, art and culture. Bring your photography business to the next level as you inspire and invigorate your creative drive while capturing images of stunning models in designer wedding gowns in one of the most romantic cities in the world. This is the first Wedding Photography Workshop to Paris ever offered by a Vancouver photography studio and we are so excited to share this once in a lifetime experience with you!
This exclusive Paris workshop will be taught and guided by Sandra Leung, principal photographer & owner of Yaletown Wedding Gallery. The workshop provides daily guided photo excursions with live models in designer wedding gowns, sight seeing, and classroom instruction. Sandra will be giving daily instruction, critiques and business consultations to help inspire you and to help you build your photography business.
Some of the topics we’ll be covering include:
- The art of location scouting
- Lighting exercises (observing light and texture, shooting at night in the City of Light)
- Posing techniques (how to get natural yet refined posing)
- Portfolio building – live bridal shoots with models in designer gowns
- Marketing and Sales (branding, advertising, pricing for a sustainable career in photography)
- Client service
- Photoshop & workflow (using Photoshop the smart way)
- Constructive critiquing sessions
- Private consultation with Sandra to discuss your photography business or your images
- And much more!
The workshop will be held from October 1-5, 2012. It has been ideally scheduled in between weekends, leaving you enough time to travel back for your weekend photoshoots or for you to enjoy the rest of your stay in Paris! The workshop has been designed to provide ample opportunity for learning while leaving time to tour the city and see magnificent sites of Paris. Here is a tentative schedule of the five day workshop:
Day 1 Orientation (breakfast included). Morning Lecture. Afternoon guided walking tour of Paris.
Day 2 Photoshoot. Afternoon Lecture.
Day 3 Museum Visit. Afternoon Photoshoot.
Day 4 Afternoon Lecture. Evening Photoshoot.
Day 5 Private consultations with Sandra. Critiquing of images. Wrap up Dinner.
All photoshoots are fully-styled with professional make-up & hair stylist onsite.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is open to photographers who have an appetite for creativity and want to be inspired through visiting one of the most romantic cities in the world. If you are an aspiring or established wedding photographer and want to freshen up your portfolio with some creative photos with Paris as your backdrop, learn new marketing and photography techniques while touring this magical city alongside like-minded photographers, this is the workshop for you!
Intimate Class Size
In order to ensure a more hands on and personal approach to instruction, this workshop is limited to 12 workshop attendees.
Workshop Tuition: $1700
- Breakfast on Day 1 of the workshop
- Dinner on Day 5 of the workshop
- Guided walking tour of Paris on Day 1
- Entrance fee to one museum or monument
*price is based on current exchange rates. If the rates change significantly in the next few months, the prices are subject to change
An $800 retainer fee is required to hold each persons spot. If you’d like to be set up with a payment plan, let us know and we can put that in place.
Former & current Langara Wedding Photography students who have taken Sandra's wedding class receive $100 off their tuition. Enter Promo Code "Paris2012LC" when registering (valid until August 1.2012).
Contact us at email@example.com for more details or register now to begin your love affair with Paris today!
Step 1 Download the registration form and email the completed documents back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2 Go to our secure online shopping cart to place your $800 deposit and secure your spot
Testimonials – some comments from Sandra’s former students
“Sandra is the best photography instructor I’ve ever had. I was inspired! After this course, I learned so much that I don’t think any other wedding photography workshop can ever compete with! “
“Sandra has been phenomenal! She is fun, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable.”
“Great class! Thanks so much I really enjoyed it!”
“Sandra is a very good instructor. She helped us to understand how to handle all difficult shooting conditions. I highly recommend her to everyone who is considering enrolling in her course.”
“Sandra, once again I would like to say how much I enjoyed and learned in your class. Your personality, ability to interact with the class and the models, is truly admirable.”
“The course was great – Sandra is an awesome instructor!”