Yesterday, I shared the first part of our Gracefully Wed workshop which included a gorgeous wedding styled shoot and today I’m sharing our beautiful styled engagement session with you all as well as all about Day 2 at Swig! Shaunae and I felt that it was important to not only share how we would pose couples and interact with them on a wedding day, but also how we approach an engagement session! We talked about the importance of guiding them with their clothing choices, hair and makeup, as well as timing of day and locations for their shoot. Be sure to check out Shaunae’s blog about this day as well!

On day 2, we all gathered at Swig, an awesome restaurant in the Third Ward. At each seat, we had an amazing swag bag full of goodies and discounts from our amazing sponsors! We dove right into our presentations as soon as everyone arrived! Shaunae presented her client workflow from the initial email to the end of the wedding day…and beyond! Shaunae amazes me with her genuine love for making her clients feel adored and appreciated! After lunch, I began my presentation on how to grow your business with branding, marketing, networking, and getting your work published! We were so happy to hear how much our attendees learned, and how they left with full notebooks and their brains hurting 😉

To our attendees, we love each and every one of you! We cannot wait to see where your business takes you in the future! Come see me in Chicago anytime!


Engagement photos

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Thank you to our vendors for helping us style this engagement session! You guys are so amazing!

Venue: Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Jaycie

Floral Bouquet: Ebb and Flow Flower

Jewelry: The Left Bank 

Engagement Ring: Alyssa and Anna Fine Jewelry

Models: Mackenzie and Paul Orth



Day 2 at Swig!! These behind the scenes photos were taken by Maria Harte Photography! 

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Our sponsors provided the best giveaways, goodies, and discounts for our attendees in their swag bags! Thank you all for supporting us in this workshop!

Sponsors:  The Knot – PASS – Red Tree Albums – Honeybook – Shoot and Share – Fundy Designer – Millers – StompSoftware – Agree.com – H.H. Boogie – Two Bright Lights – The Rising Tide Society – PhotoMechanic