The Open Trunk Workshop - Mountain Retreat

I recently had the pleasure of attending (and photographing) the 4th Open Trunk Workshop created by Orange Trunk. This workshop was a 2 day retreat in Canmore, Ab. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains in a beautiful little venue - Creekside Villa.

The Workshop started with attendees arriving to fresh coffee and faux-mosa's, gift bags and warm smiles. There were some amazing guest speakers; covering everything from social media to magazine features. Online and print. Each day was filled with learning and laughter. And some truly INCREDIBLE food provided by the in house restaurant - The Devil's Table Wowza! 

I had the pleasure of being the Event and Lead Photographer for this workshop. (Which I cant even begin to tell you what an honour it was!!!!) I was able to share some important tips about what blogs and magazines are looking for when submitting from a styled shoot or wedding. As well as sharing some things that have really helped my business growth as a wedding photographer, in the past year.

All in all, this was the best workshop I have ever attended/been a part of! I cannot wait for the next one! Literally, I cant wait! Hehehe. Every minute and every detail of that "weekend" was done with love, originality and care. Heather (Owner of Orange Trunk and the Host/Creator of The Open Trunk Workshop) put on a flawless few days with Shannon (Owner of Shannon Valente Weddings) there to help execute it perfectly! These 2 are a dream team!

Follow The Open Trunk on Instagram: @theopentrunkworkshop to find out more about these amazing workshops and how you can join us next time! :) I know I'll be there! 

Here are a few sneak peeks from our 2 days at Creekside. Some are of the styled shoot, others are behind the scenes. Just some fun images to share for now, while I'm busy editing the rest! Hope you enjoy! ~Xo

Styled Shoot Vendors ~ Host: The Open Trunk Workshop | Planning/Styling: Orange Trunk | Planning: Shannon Valente Weddings | Venue: Creekside Villa | Rentals: Orange Trunk | Lead/Event Photographer: Grey Lily Photography | Cake: Pretty Sweet | Candy: Sugar Cube | Canoe Rentals: Tour Canmore | Cookies: Sugar Shimmer | Dress: Novia Mia | H&MU: Avenue Beauty | Florals: Fall for Florals | Jewelry: Joanna Bisley Designs | Leather: Illo leather | Macrame: The Knot Garden | Menswear: Ed Williams | Stationary: Lovesky Design | Food Truck: Bear Balls | Wood Shelves: Needle and Pine | Real Life Couple: Bryton and Kimberly :) BTS Photography: Photographik | Head Shots: Our Lavish Guests | Photo Booth: Flash Co. 

Attendees: Photographers ~ Erin Shepley Photography | Chic and Grace Photography | Captured in Amber Photography | Glenda Bush Photography | Florists ~ Sweet Bloom | Fox Tail Floral Design | Planners ~ Birch & Bunny | Megan Sawchuk Weddings

Guest Speakers: Brittany of Bourbon and Honey | Celynn of Rocky Mountain Bride | Jessilyn of Confetti Magazine