DEKORA WORKSHOP

A one-day intensive workshop by Dekora Album with guest speakers Jeremy Chou of Jeremy Chou Photography and Therese with Artiese Studios.

Jeremy & Therese are both internationally recognized fine art film wedding photographers.
In this one day workshop,they will share their wealth of knowledge in refining your craft & building a successful photography business.

Jeremy & Therese will cover a wide range of topics from curating your brand, pricing, posing,
and lead the group in a live shoot designed by Vivian Lyttle Events.

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Curating a Recognizable Brand.

Do you feel like you are just ‘one of the many’ photographers competing for business?
Jeremy will share how he’s been able to carve out a niche in a highly competitive market by carefully curating his brand,
and attracting the high end clientele from all over the world.

 

Psychology of Pricing to attract high end clientele.

Jeremy will share his strategy on how to price yourself like the luxury service that  you are capable of charging.

 

Album Design and Marketing Album.

Therese will be demonstrating how to design an album that tells a story, and a cohesive design that ties it all together.

 

Working with your subjects.

Therese will discuss creating a narrative with subjects, which will encourage more authentic and organic posing.

SPEAKERS

CONTRIBUTORS


MUM’S GARDEN


Mum’s Garden is a labour of love for florist Erin Lucuik.

Erin draws on her background in fine art to create ethereal floral designs that evoke a feeling of romance.  With a keen eye for colour and shape, she focuses on creating artfully composed pieces that marry garden-inspired design with her client’s personal style.

Based in the Niagara region, the Mum’s Garden studio is nestled along the Niagara Escarpment. Erin feels fortunate for the chance to create while surrounded by vineyards and lush foliage, which is a continuous source of inspiration.
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BESPOKE BEAUTY


As a celebrated hair & makeup artist with over 18 years of beauty experience, Amybeth has had her work featured in both International and Canadian Fashion and Bridal publications. She is also a contributing Beauty Editor for ELLE Canada, Hello Canada and Dauphine Magazine.

Her work can be described as clean and natural, while enhancing one’s individual beauty. Her passion for creating is evident in her editoral work and her long standing
relationships within the bridal industries.


VIVIAN LYTTLE EVENTS


Vivian Lyttle is a wedding planner and stylist based in Hamilton, Ontario.

Vivian’s professional background in public relations and events, combined with her love of weddings led her to open her own business in 2016. She brings an eye for detail and a fine art aesthetic to celebrations and editorials in Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara and beyond.

When she’s not in the office, Vivian loves sipping on lattes and spending time with her husband Tristan and their sweet pup Cordelia.

Vivian’s work has been featured on Once Wed, Magnolia Rouge, Grey Likes Weddings, Dear Gray Magazine and more.


PLUME CALLIGRAPHY


Plume Calligraphy is the work of artist Aileen Fretz, creating handwritten, organic and unique designs inspired by beautiful papers, soft neutral palettes, and handmade materials.

Trained as a graphic artist, Aileen combines calligraphic techniques and graphic design tools to create wedding stationery and brand stories that are beautifully special and unique.

She offers calligraphy services for invitations, logos, monograms, illustration, envelope addressing, seating charts, menus, and place cards. Other services include business branding & identity design, custom stationery & paper goods.

SCHEDULE

 

 

9:00 am – BREAKFAST

9:30 am – MORNING SESSION

11:30 am – LUNCH

12:30 pm – AFTERNOON SESSION

2:00 pm – LIVE SHOOTING

3:30 pm – Q&A

4:15PM – GOODBYE

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9:00 – 9:30AM
Introduction & welcome, breakfast and coffee.

9:30PM – 10:15AM
Jeremy – Curating A Recognizable Brand

10:15AM – 10:30AM
Q&A, bathroom break

10:30AM – 11:15AM
Therese – Designing/Selling albums

11:15AM – 12:00PM
Lunch break – more coffee

12:00PM – 1:00PM
Jeremy – Psychology of Pricing to attract high end clientele

1:00PM – 1:15PM
Q&A, bathroom break

1:15PM – 2:00PM
Therese – Posing/shooting editorial for publication

2:00PM – 3:30PM
Live shooting. Terese and I will be around to assist if people need help.

3:30PM – 4:00PM
Roundtable panel discussion with Jeremy, Therese, Vivian. Moderated by Chris. Open Q&A. More coffee.

4:15PM
Kiss babies and say goodbye.

FAQ

Are there any other or hidden fees or is the attendance fee (All In Cost)

The price of attendance for is “All In” but Taxes are applicable. Also flights and lodging are the attendees responsibility.

Can we bring our camera or is it a demonstration styled shoot only?

Yes please bring your camera as there will be opportunities to take a few images of your own during the live shoot segment.

Is this workshop for “Film” photographers or can anyone type of photographer attend?

This workshop is open to all types of photographers whether, film, digital or hybrid.

Are we able to use the images captured for our portfolio, website or social media?

Yes please do, if possible please credit those vendors and contributors that helped make the event happen.

What if I cannot attend do to illness or scheduling concerns. Is there a return policy?

There is a NO “Refund Policy” but if there is the chance you cannot make it there is a “transfer of attendance” option for a fee of $25.00 and thus a new attendee to take your spot on the day of the workshop.

VENUE

Overlooking the picturesque waters of Lake Ontario and bordered by Joshua’s Creek, this enchanting mansion on the waterfront is the City’s newest event venue.
Rich with history and charm, Harding Waterfront Estate is the ideal Mississauga location for your special occasions.

Harding Waterfront Estate consists of the enchanting Bell-Gairdner House, a Coach House and an outdoor tented area.Bell-Gairdner House,
the property’s main building, is a beautiful mansion where its original characteristics remain intact maintaining its vintage appeal,
while its restored features offer a modern classic atmosphere.

This gorgeous estate venue is the perfect backdrop for weddings, family gatherings, socials, corporate events and retreats.

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