Building a successful and recognizable brand
Attracting your ideal clients
Staying organized with backend business
Workflow, contracts, emails, and more!
Creating exceptional wedding day experiences
Generating a sustainable business for years to come
Pitfalls to avoid + tips/tricks learned along the way
All photographers and experience levels are welcome to attend; however, content will be geared to those who have a fundamental understanding of camera settings and have shot other types of photography previously. The number of attendees will be limited to ensure group sizes are small and attendee learning is maximized.
Attendees will participate in a live styled shoot for wedding photography portfolio building. Headshots of attendees will be taken by Amanda, Ali, and Sam, there will be other surprises throughout the day. Attendees will leave with confidence and a new community to learn and grow with.
The Wedding Workshop came about as Amanda, Ali, and Sam reflected on their own experiences as they were starting out in wedding photography. The mass of information can be overwhelming and it can be hard knowing where to even begin or who to ask.
Everyone's journey and photography approach is different. The Wedding Workshop aims to provide attendees different perspectives; all in the hope of building attendee confidence to pursue a journey that is both true to themselves and sustainable.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Sam is a full-time destination wedding photographer based in Lincoln, Nebraska. The first wedding she photographed was in 2015, and since launching her wedding business, her work has taken her to London, Italy, California, Colorado, and more.
Sam has a passion for travel and new experiences, finding inspiration from European architecture and simplistic beauty. She has always had an interest in teaching and giving back, and finds tremendous enjoyment in seeing others succeed at their dreams.
Sam attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in marketing and minoring in Spanish and Management. Sam is a self-taught photographer and claims Google and Podcasts are her best friends.
What you may not know about Sam: she played college soccer at UNL. Also, very important, she fuels her days with a steady diet of carbs and chips and salsa.
Amanda is a full-time wedding and portrait photographer based in Lincoln, Nebraska, whose work takes her internationally. Her first wedding was the summer of 2013, and since then, her business has exploded. Amanda always had ideas and dreams of someday inspiring others and is fueled by her drive to make a difference.
Photography has taught Amanda how to overcome her weaknesses and communicate with others confidently. Amanda struggles with social anxiety and has for years. Pursuing a career where she’s often in the spotlight and directing crowds of people hasn’t come easy, but has been incredibly rewarding.
Amanda attended Doane College and graduate with her Bachelor of Arts with a Graphic Design emphasis.
What you may not know about Amanda: She was born and raised in Northeast Nebraska on a dairy farm. Yes, a dairy farm (most people don’t believe her when she tells them this). Also, she is currently single; if your friend is getting married—ask his brother if he’s single haha!
Ali is a published, full-time photographer and dance instructor born and raised in Nebraska. She found love taking photographs in 2011, and has since photographed thousands of people. Her itch for travel has launched her career as an international photographer— shooting not only weddings, but portraits as well, with dancers being a personal favorite.
Ali earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Concordia University, Nebraska in 2015 along with a minor in marketing. Upon graduating, Ali has built her photography business and has given back by teaching photography at her alma mater.
Her secrets to a great day include a caramel macchiato, rap music, and a moment to dance a little.
What you may not know about Ali: She published a book this year titled, "The Paper Ballet." She lives with her husband, Nakemm, and two cats, Mucha and Bron here in Lincoln.
JOIN THE WEDDING WORKSHOP
Submit your application to attend the Wedding Workshop. Applications will be reviewed and an invoice will be sent to reserve your spot.