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The Katelyn James Workshop Experience 2012

Richmond Virginia Wedding Photographer: Stephen Gosling Photography

A photographer friend of mine got engaged a few months ago and was ecstatically happy to announce on twitter that Katelyn James was her wedding photographer.  I’ll be honest; I hadn’t actually heard of Katelyn before but I was intrigued and I went and found her website and blog.

Once I found her – I was impressed.

Her work is truly beautiful.  I also discovered that she was hosting a workshop.  At the time I didn’t really think too much of it and went about my day.  In the subsequent weeks I met up with another photographer who had taken her workshop the previous year and couldn’t stop telling me how amazing the workshop was.  Now; I’ve never been to a photographers workshop before and to be honest I’m not really sure how I feel about workshops as a whole (being the cynic that I am), but I sat down and looked at my work and decided that I wanted a little bit of advice on posing and having decided that Katelyn’s work was very, very good I thought I would give her workshop a go.  And I’m awfully glad I did!

Not only did I get to meet a bunch of fun photographers but I got a lot of business advice and of course; the all important posing tips I was looking for.

Part of the day was a styled shoot where I got to watch how Katelyn worked and shoot a little too.  Here are some pretty pics…

Awesome vendors for the styled shoot;

Bridal Gown and Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Joanna August available at Bella Bridesmaid Richmond
Mini Birdcage Veil: Tigerlilly Jewelry
Bride’s Shoes: Nine West from an assortment at DSW
Bridemaids’ Shoes: Lulu Townsend
Shoe Clips: Maira Eaton of Chuletin Design
Purse adornment: Dana FitzGerald
Wedding Cake: Kristine Bender of K Rose Cakes
Ribbon: Midori Ribbon
Wedding Invitation: Bella Figura 
Upholstered Screen: World Market
Chairs with Nailheads: World Market
Pillows: World Market
Nesting Tables: World Market
Stemware: World Market
Napkins: World Market
Flower Vessels: Michaels
Feathers: Michaels
Gold Chairs, Chair Cushions, Round and Six Foot Table and Tablecloths: Perfect Party
Lantern: Homegoods
Dinner Plates: Anchor Hocking at Target
*All other props not mentioned stylist’s own.
Workshop Host: Katelyn James
Creative Director and Stylist: Dana FitzGerald
Floral Design: Janie Medley of The Bride’s Cafe
Floral Wholesaler: Florabundance
Makeup Artist and Hair Design: Emily Hudspeth
Calligraphy: Moya Minns of MM Ink
Model: Emily Hudspeth (Bride)
Model: TK (Groom)
Model: Blair Roberts Wyatt (Bridesmaid)
Model: Kelly Gony Jessup (Bridesmaid)

Contact Stephen about your wedding – stephen@goslingphotography.com
View Stephen’s Wedding Portfolio – www.goslingphotography.com

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