I’ve just returned from spending the month of May in France. My time there was divided between hosting The Academy, visiting friends, and taking a solo French road trip to see new places and have a little creative down time. What I’m always struck by, no matter where I may be in the country, is how authentic the French live. You won’t see homes filled with shiny new items from a big box store or mass produced wares delivered to their doorstep. Homes are collected, well lived in, and speak purely to those who inhabit them. They are unique and imperfect. They are nurturing to the senses and welcoming to all who enter their doors. I had the privilege of photographing one such home belonging to my friend, antique dealer Lou O’Leary. His home encourages me to approach my own decor with a sense of authenticity and meaning. My hope is that it does the same for you.
For the past few years, I’ve aspired to teach workshops here in the US for those who may be unable to travel to France, but have a strong desire to learn how to style professional visuals that reflect their brand and connect with their following. My objective in creating new workshops was simple; to design one-day intensive sessions that focus solely on styling exceptional images. This first series of workshops in the San Francisco area will kick off my plans of extending them across the nation in the coming year. I hope to see you at one!
In my experience, great photo styling has the proven ability to propel brands, sell product, and establish loyal followers. Whether you create content for your blog or website, have a small product-based business, or are an avid social media user wanting to up your style game, Style Sessions will help you create breathtaking images that will convey your brand’s mission and captivate your audience. These in depth, one-day workshops concentrate on the secret styling techniques and methods that I call upon for every editorial photoshoot and brand project. My goal is to help you become more confident with your work.
I hope you will join me and other creatives for an intensive, one-day Style Session and discover the secret styling techniques and expert methods needed to create stunning visuals for your brand, online presence, or small business. You’ll learn to Prop with a Pro™ through a detailed lecture, hands-on practice, and live styling demonstration. Our inspiring location, Elsie Green, will lend us gorgeous props for the day! Also included: morning coffee & pastries, delicious lunch, and workshop notes. While our lesson doesn’t focus on learning the mechanics of your camera, we ask that you bring one in order to visualize your work through the lens.
9:30am – 4pm | Elsie Green, 2954 Treat Blvd. Suite C, Concord, CA 94518
About 1 hour from SFO, and 40 min from OAK
Space is limited. Registration is non-refundable, but transferable to a friend of your choosing.
Update: Saturday & Sunday are SOLD OUT!
Finally, I’ve begun to tackle a design project that, quite literally, looms over me every single day – finishing my studio space at Grove House. More specifically, the lounge seating area. You know how the saying goes – the cobbler’s children have no shoes. That’s me, in a nutshell. The “busy” excuse has been used frequently in an effort to ease my slight guilt over not getting my act together with the project. But enough already, the time has come to mark this one off my to-do list. Step One – Share my design plan with the internet.