The Open Trunk Industry Workshop

On Sunday February 5th, 2017 I attended the first in the series of the Open Trunk Industry Workshops; thought up by the crazy talented and wonderful, Heather of Orange Trunk Vintage Styling & Rentals! This workshop was meant for all Wedding Industry vendors to come and learn the ins and outs of a styled shoot and why they are beneficial to our businesses.

The morning started with a panel of Industry experts (all listed below) that were fun and SUPER informative! I learned so much about what goes into a styled shoot and what publishers are looking for. After a lunch break, we were all hands on deck! For me, being a photographer it was very important to get some time with the amazingly talented Jenny of Gingersnap Photography (one of Calgary's top photographers). I got to ask her questions and watch her work. I was pretty elated to say the least!

Now for those of you reading this who aren't familiar with what a styled shoot is; in a nutshell, it's a mock wedding complete with a bride and groom, florals, cake, rings, décor, photographers and everything in between! We do these to build portfolios. Gain interest in the eyes of potential clients. To work with other wedding industry people to build friendships and create a sense of community. And for a photographer, it also gives us experience in posing and creating the images we are looking for when shooting our REAL weddings ♥

I had an absolutely wonderful day with everyone who attended and I am so blessed to have been able to capture some beautiful images during a "day of learning!" Please find ALL the vendors involved in this fantastic day, listed below! Xo

Workshop host, seating & rentals: Orange Trunk vintage styling & rentals
Venue: The Commons Calgary
Gown: Durand Bridal
Floral design: Fern & Frond Floral Design
Menswear: Derks Formals Calgary location
Stationary: Lovesky Design Inc. Debbie Wong Design
H&MU: Katie Kerr
Cakes & Cookies: Cake Bake Shoppe Inc.
Workshop Photography: Gingersnap Photography
Caterer: Great Events Catering
Rentals: Great Events Rentals
Flower wall: Bloom Screens
Online publisher: Stacey Foley JoyWed
Print publisher: Lynn Fletcher Csep Calgary Bride
Social media: Jackie Lisa Lace Brick Design•LBD
Models: Amanda Greene & Shawn McIntyre