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At Home // An Intimate Workshop

At Home // An Intimate Workshop

UPDATE: SOLD OUT! We’re open to a second date of Oct 17th if we have enough interest! Shoot me an email or DM on Instagram if you’d like to attend the 2nd date! 

Sara and I have brewed up a brand new kind of workshop and we couldn’t be more stoked on it. You’ll join us in our new home in Northeast Portland for a family style, intimate workshop, limited to only 10 spots. The focus of the At Home Workshop will be on the one thing thats most important as a photographer, creating incredible, unique, personal images and running a thriving business.  Zero boring keynote presentations where you sit in a dark room for the majority of the day. There will be 3 shoot locations, including our backyard cabin (its forking cute) our airbnb and we’ll head out to one of our favorite locations in the Columbia River Gorge for sunset. Heck yes.

OCT 10 2018 // PORTLAND OR

We’re going to spend a full day working on what it is that matters most, taking incredible photos. Keeping the group to a maximum 10 attendees, we’re going to be all hands on deck, all day. Shooting two intimate shoots, one in our backyard cabin, one in our airbnb and one out in nature at one of our favorite locations in the Gorge. It’s going to be nuts. 


THREE LIVE SHOOTS! You’ll get to watch up close and personal how we shoot, as we explain our thought + shooting process, breaking down a composition, finding a balance between subject and scene, and getting our subjects really comfortable and able open up in front of the camera. Then its your turn. Instead of just letting you fire away, while we give you immediate feedback on the images you’re taking, real time. Real progress. Real awesome. After each shoot we’ll have a group chat about what went well, what we need to work on and how we can get better for the next shoot. This is seriously the secret to improvement. Figure out what your weak spots are and work on that!!



We’ll be editing the images from the day together as well so you’ll see how we cull a session, what we look for in a solid set and how we process them for different lighting scenarios. If you’re working on getting your editing tones right, we’ll get you going in the right direction. All attendees will receive Phil Chester’s Lightroom Presets  as well as Sara’s (they’re about to drop!!) if they dont have them already as well as Sara’s unreleased top secret presets.



We believe in group discussion and not boring you with some dark conference center where you have to listen to us blab the whole time. Bring a list of every question you’ve ever had and we’ll talk through it as a group and get to the bottom of it. This is all about you so nothing is off the table.






WHEN AND WHERE? October 10th, from 9am through sunset in Portland, OR. We’ll spend most of the day at our new home, with shoots in our backyard cabin and airbnb before we head out to the magical Columbia River Gorge for the last sunset shoot.
HOW MUCH IS THIS? It’s $1500 and we’re capping it at 10 attendees max to keep things as intimate as possible
WHERE SHOULD I STAY? Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation. There’s a ridiculous amount of cheap airbnb’s in the area. Our home is located in NE Portland, if you’re looking on airbnb search for the Alberta Arts District or Mississippi, N Williams neighborhoods. We’ll have a private facebook group for you and other attendees to coordinate travel/lodging if you want to save on a space.


WHAT ARE THE SHOOT LOCATIONS LIKE? We have an adorable backyard cabin with a mini kitchen, living area, and loft space, camp vibes! We’ll also shoot in our bright and minimalist airbnb to give you another good feel for shooting intimate images in a clients home. The last location will be out in open nature at one of our favorite locations in the gorge. 
HOW DO I GET THERE? If flying, you’ll fly to PDX Airport, only a 15 minute drive from our neck of the woods. You can rent a car if you want but our neighborhood is super walkable and full of access to Portlands best bars, restaurants, shops etc. Super easy to get around on foot.
WHAT FOOD IS INCLUDED? We’ll make you your favorite espresso drink in the mornin’ in the cabin and provide an awesome lunch. While we’ll have snacks available throughout the day, attendees are responsible for their own breakfast and dinner.


WHAT SHOULD I BRING? All the camera gear you want to shoot with, laptop, weather appropriate clothing, an open mind 🙂
IS IT REFUNDABLE? While your spot is not refundable it is transferable to someone else if you can’t make it.
WILL THERE BE CATS? YES! You get to meet our children!