Hosting Nicole Clarey Photography

Last weekend we hosted Nicole Clarey Photography in our studio, Zurie, for a photography workshop! Evergreen Flower Co. designed a centerpiece, a bridal bouquet, and a ceremony backdrop for Nicole and her attendees to photograph. Our styling and production was curated by Leda of Events Held Dear! If you want to see some more behind the scenes photos, you can check out the hashtag #getitgirlworkshop on Instagram. 

This workshop was taught by Nicole Clarey to local photographers, most of them who are film photographers. She kept the class size down to 8 attendees so she could really get more personal and work one-on-one. Nicole dove into her own trade secrets and shared so much valuable knowledge--I was glad to be around in the background to hear her inspiring words! 

We did so much prep work to make this a really unique experience. We started with Nicole's Cali-inspired mood board, which included a peachy-pink wall. We used her favorite colors to inspire us! Leda took the art direction deeper and found the coolest plates, chairs, flatware, and glassware to tie everything together. Nicole wanted to make sure each attendee had plenty to shoot, so Leda came up with mini styling stations and worked with Taylor of Inkwell & Co. to come up with a beautiful invitation suite and a blue tile seating chart.

Taylor's beautiful invitation suite

Taylor's beautiful invitation suite

Nicole hired Angela of Bequest Gifting Studio to create custom gifts for the attendees! They included Rifle Paper Co. notebooks, "Get It Girl" mugs, adorable pen, and an air plant.

Bequest Gifting Studio - Custom Gifting for the Get It Girl attendees!

Bequest Gifting Studio - Custom Gifting for the Get It Girl attendees!

Peeling off the painters tape...

Peeling off the painters tape...

We really put so much effort and energy into this workshop, and it started with painting this wall pink! Yes, we painted this wall pink JUST for the workshop and we painted it back to white haha

Nicole also insisted on ordering cactus cookies from Jana Lee's Bakeshop! She was very, very excited ;)

Megan is always the one who can see the bigger picture of our installations ;) I love that Megan and Johni always really consider this sort of thing! It helps me also take a step back and be much more intentional too.

Nicole starting off with her tips on shooting tablescapes

Nicole starting off with her tips on shooting tablescapes

Leda styling a few invitation boards for the attendees

Leda styling a few invitation boards for the attendees

Finishing touches on the table

Finishing touches on the table

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If you know me at all, you know I have a $20 wedding band that I wear... so trying on a $10,000 Trumpet and Horn ring was a bit intense! 

 

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I got to sneak a few photos on my camera too ;) (wanna-be film photographer over here...!) 

 

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Lori Baskin Photography was one of our attendees and she has a great blog post HERE about her experience at the workshop and where you can see some more of her beautiful images!!! Lori did such an amazing job picking up a film camera for the first time since high school--in fact, she killed it!

Caroline Koehler Photography experimented with double exposure during the shoot, and I was SO pumped to see this image!!!

Overall, we had SUCH a blast! It was amazing having so many talented and eager friends here in our studio, Zurie Co-working! Nicole did such a great job!!!

CREDITS:
Workshop Leader: Nicole Clarey Photography
Stylist: Events Held Dear
Flowers: Evergreen Flower Co.
Dress: B Loved Bridal
Ribbon: The Lesser Bear
Stationary: Inkwell & Co.
Rings: Trumpet and Horn
Hair + Makeup: Blushed by Victoria
Custom Gifting: Bequest Gifting Studio