Vine + Flourish Spring Recap

I had the honor of cohosting the third Vine + Flourish and first two-day workshop alongside my dear friend, Kristen Marie Parker, this past spring. We had attendees from all over the country fly in just to learn from and share with us.

On day one, we dove deep into what prompted this workshop, the understated importance of self-care when operating a small business, and the creative processes we’ve discovered that help define our voices as photographers, creators, and artists. On day two, we had a beautifully and thoughtfully styled table, with unique, subtle details that would make any photographer swoon. Immediately following, we took our attendees on a short road trip (via van!) to a stunning location, just a short hike off a backroad highway, for beautiful outdoor portraits. There, we had our models showcase their real love for our attendees, while providing them opportunities to put their new found interaction skills to work.

Kristen and I have carefully defined this workshop, honing in on what we believe is an undervalued, yet pinnacle part of our business (our mental and emotional health), as well as the importance of outstanding customer service, our creative approach, and workflows. We could not be happier with the content we’ve been able to impart onto our attendees and every Vine + Flourish event has left us feeling invigorated and excited to do another.

That said, we’ve had to pause our next event until next spring, as Kristen and I both have very busy falls ahead of us. So it will be a year before we’re able to provide another V+F, but I believe the room in between will only give us more time to make the next one even better (if that’s even possible).

In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed viewing these images from last month, including some behind-the-scenes. Please take the time to check out the following wedding industry artists and professionals who contributed their stunning talents into this project. They are the best at what they do and I am so incredibly grateful to know they are in my neck of the woods.

Florals & Styling: Sara Jane of Thatch Floral
Pottery: Kri Kri Ceramics
Makeup: Megan Bingham of Offwhite Makeup & Beauty
Baked Goods & Treats: Christina Mathis of Blue Box Bakery
Paper Goods: Dorothy Huynh
Model: Bri & Phillip Richards
Dress: Houghton NYC of The Dress Theory

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