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When I was 16 years old, my mom bought a Canon EOS rebel film camera. After that, I fell in love with photography and it fueled my already artistic heart with a deep desire to make it my life’s work. Now, after over a decade of being a professional photographer, artist, and mentor, I am beyond excited to offer this immersive experience for you. I find so much joy in helping those who are equally as passionate about photography, as I am, elevate their business and artistry.
Our workshops are a friendly environment focused on growth with lots of 1:1 practice within a casual and safe space where every person's experience is valued.
Want to elevate your work to book more high end weddings but need help getting there
Can't wait to step outside your comfort zone and try something new
Are ready to book dream clients
Are tired of shooting the same weddings every weekend
Want to shoot more film
Want to improve your photography in dark or poorly lit venues
Want to network and be part of a supportive community
Four long talks from industry experts
Q&A panel discussion with the speakers plus Abigail and Belle Ame
New headshots for your website and social media
Hands-on styling demo with Belle Ame
Four breathtaking editorials to enhance your portfolio
Both day and night shooting
Working with Knoxville's best wedding vendors featuring Colby West Design
Scroll-stopping images for your portfolio
Lunch, snacks & drinks
Your investment includes...
Knoxville wedding photographer Rachel has been shooting weddings for ten years all over the southeast. She specializes in artfully candid photography. She also helps other introverted photographers find their flow and run successful businesses without compromising who they are. Rachel will be speaking on money mindset and how to strategically raise your prices so that you can break into a higher tier of weddings and be taken seriously by the clients and planners you want to work with.
Owner of Colby West Design
A team of event and floral designers approach life’s most anticipated celebrations with creativity, knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm, resulting in spectacularly unique occasions. They constantly strive to use their talents and experience to create a more beautiful and memorable tomorrow. Colby has been published in the most prestigious publications and will be speaking on how to shoot luxury florals and how to find your voice as an artist.
BETH MCCABE HOLMAN
Founder & CEO The McCabe Co. For nearly a decade, Beth created and help produce Weddings and corporate events at Blackberry Farm. Beth fell in love with creating these moments at each event and elevating the experience for her clients and their guests. Beth Founded The McCabe Company to fill a special need in East Tennessee. Based in Alcoa, minutes from Knoxville and Maryville, The McCabe Company is a luxury event rental and design company committed to luxury, quality, and dependability. Beth will be speaking on fostering connections to grow a successful business.
CEO of Finch Creative Education Destination Wedding, Commercial and Editorial Photographer based in East Tennessee. For several years, he traveled the US teaching the corporate world how to run a healthy and profitable business. With the knowledge he gained through these experiences, he honed in on his passion and launched into self-employment with his photography business as well as a design firm in 2008. Since then, he has been fortunate enough to turn several of his passions into profitable business ventures and will be speaking on the steps creatives can take to run healthy, profitable business.
As they speak on topics ranging from successful business management, fostering long-lasting vendor relationships, and finding the perfect pricing, our speaker lineup will give you a wealth of information designed to up-level your business. After the speakers half-hour presentations, there will be an hour long panel Q&A with the speakers as well as Abigail Malone and Belle Ame design.
OLD WORLD, ETHEREAL, VICTORIAN InspireD
FINE ART TABLE SCAPE
Ethereal table scape overflowing with lush blooms tucked in between beautiful chic details.
An actual bride-to-be in a modern, romantic gown, her groom-to-be dressed in a perfectly-tailored black velvet suit.
A soft candle lit bridal boudoir scene framed by romantic floral details.
DETAILS: GROOM, STATIONARY & CAKE
Three individual details scenes including lux stationary set with flat lay styling accessories, elegant cake and cake table with signature drink, & cigar and whiskey bar for groom details
**Bride and groom outfit change for the night time shoot.
An opportunity to practice shooting all our scenes at night using video lights, flash, or a tripod and experiment with flash plus film cameras.
Rebeccah and McKenzie of Belle Ame Design have dreamt up and planned the most beautiful details for The Artfully Curated this year! They will also be a part of our panel discussion as well as doing a hands-on demonstration of flat lay styling techniques. Belle Ame Design is an event planning company specializing in curating thoughtful events for the adorned bride.
"I attended a workshop hosted by Abigail in June and it was such an amazing experience. Abigail is so sweet and laid back! I was a little nervous to attend the workshop since I had no previous experience with film, but she made me feel so comfortable and confident. She’s such a great person to work with and I highly recommend her! If you are a fellow photographer, I encourage you to attend one of Abigail’s workshops." - Morgan Smythe
"I took Abigail’s workshop in May to learn to shoot film. I was so excited to learn from her because her work is incredible! The workshop did not disappoint. She was very informative and so down to earth that learning from her was easy! She created a relaxed and chill learning environment with an amazingly styled session. I’m so happy I went to the workshop that I signed up for her next one! Abigail is very sweet and talented; you wouldn’t regret learning from her!" - Holly Hatchett
"I participated in one of Abby's Film workshop a few weeks back and I really enjoyed it! I've always admired her work and her use of color. So, when the opportunity to attend one of her workshops came up, I could not pass it up. Abby is incredibly talented and so down-to-earth. I honestly know nothing about film, but she still worked with me and answered all of my questions. After attending the workshop, I completely have a new understanding and appreciation for her work. Film is hard and she rocks it! You're missing out if you don't have her document something in your life!"
- Taylor Martin