"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." -E.B. White
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A three-day, wedding photography portfolio-enhancing experience for you and that faithful camera of yours.

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The Wonder Workshop was created with you, the aspiring wedding photographer, in mind. Like all creatives, we need to be inspired, but oftentimes find ourselves burnt out, needing direction, or just in need of a dreamy scene ready to be photographed. This three-day workshop will combine all of these things into a time away from your norm, allowing you to connect with others in the industry, all while working with Dallas' leading vendors. Is this for you? Let's talk more!

- Aspiring wedding photographers who feel confident shooting in manual mode and editing their images to their personal style.

- Ladies who need a recharge and encouragement.

- Photographers who are looking to gain further direction in the wedding industry, or looking to make changes in order to grow their businesses.

- Those who know the style of weddings they would love to shoot, but have yet to attract that particular clientele - couples who are fun, stylish, artistic, and planning a wedding that will leave you excited to get home and edit a sneak peek image.

- Photographers who need a change of pace in their current portfolio.  Ready for all kinds of beautiful? Lush florals, one-of-a-kind backdrops, designer wedding attire, stunning models, and delicious desserts - combining to create every photographer's dream wedding.
 

WHY WONDER?

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"WHEN WE WONDER, WE GET CURIOUS. WHEN WE GET CURIOUS, WE GET INSPIRED."

Natalie Barrett & Cassie Loree are both born-and-raised southern gals with eyes for the open road, and hearts that long to capture the story that every moment holds. With over eight years of collective experience in the wedding industry, these two have come together to combine their unique visions, personal styles, and individual takes on business to provide you with a spectacular, mid-week learning retreat, giving you two perspectives on this incredible endeavor you have pursued.

 
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WHAT'S INCLUDED?

- 15+ hours of learning
- 3 styled shoots for portfolio building + enhancing (engagement, bridal and wedding ceremony)
- one-on-ones with both Cassie and Natalie
- critique time
- open Q&A sessions
- connections and experience with some of the best vendors in the industry
- 2 dinners provided

WHO || Ladies wanting to be inspired, who need a recharge or direction...someone stuck in a rut, or in a stale place. Gals that want to strengthen their wedding portfolio or who are hoping to break into the wedding industry all together!

WHAT || A creatives photography workshop with emphasis on building connections and enhancing portfolios.

WHERE || The Emerson | Kaufman, TX

WHEN || October 23rd-25th

WHY || "When we wonder, we get curious, when we get curious, we get inspired."

IS THIS YOU? || Spots are limited, so please act quickly! Fill out our contact form below, and we will respond back with all the details you need to know to make this workshop happen!

 

A DEEPER LOOK...JOIN US!

We know life is busy, and schedules are full! As women, we juggle A LOT! As photographers, we juggle even more - balancing, maintaining, and nurturing relationships, healthy lifestyles, happy homes, client interactions, daily workloads, as well as making time for yourself to feel refreshed and inspired. That is where Wonder comes in! When is the last time something left you in awe? Remember Nancy Drew books? Vintage literature written for the young, yet old souls, longing to get lost in adventure, curious about what was around the next corner. The feeling you get when looking out the window of an airplane. Uncharted territory that you want to know more about. If only you could parachute out, stay a while, then be back on your way to your final destination. Curiosity...Awe...WONDER. Join us as we create scenes unseen before. We call it “Wild Romance,” who’s look brings together elements refined, yet untamed. Moody, yet sincere. Current, yet timeless. Three days, three shoots, following the story of two lost in love. Find a way to spend this time resting, capturing, connecting, and remembering why you knew that photography was the thing for you! We can't wait to watch your eyes light up as you return to that place of true, uncompromising wonder.

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INVESTMENT

Over the three days that we are together, our hope is to provide you with a full heart and open eyes to the opportunity we have as creatives to be set apart amongst those we admire. We want to help take you and your career to the next level, allowing you the privilege of seeing places and meeting people that only your wildest dreams can withhold, all the while getting paid to do what you love. Dream life? Sounds like ours! Let's journey together.

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OCTOBER 23-25

Crisp air, amber trees, and freshly fallen leaves will set the stage for the most sought-after month to be photographed. Each day, we will meet in the afternoon and spend the next few hours going deep, allowing for Q&A, gaining inspiration, shooting, and reflecting on well-prepared shoots, created just for you! We will share a yummy meal together in the evenings, then resume the next afternoon, picking up where we left off. Three days, eighteen hours, immeasurable growth.

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THE EMERSON 

 This newly renovated venue is specious, yet intimate allowing us to move about from room to room, finding new inspiration in each new area. The pairing of black & white on walls & wood creates a fresh, romantic atmosphere inviting climbing florals & simple silhouettes. Designed by HGTV’s Leanne Ford, The Emerson lays a modern foundation for this year’s Workshop. We'll learn and shoot inside, as well as use the space outside to capture the early evening light.

SPOTLIGHT VENDORS

THE EMERSON - VENUE

THE EMERSON - VENUE

BIRDS OF A FEATHER EVENTS - SPOTLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

BIRDS OF A FEATHER EVENTS - SPOTLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

VENUS & CO - FLORAL DESIGN

VENUS & CO - FLORAL DESIGN

MEAGAN BECHTEL - HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTRY

MEAGAN BECHTEL - HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTRY

CORAL LANE - RENTALS

CORAL LANE - RENTALS

LAYERED - DESSERTS

LAYERED - DESSERTS

EMILY RAE - SOCIAL MEDIA

EMILY RAE - SOCIAL MEDIA

LAUREN ESSL - PAPER

LAUREN ESSL - PAPER

BECKLEY & CO - VIDEOGRAPHY

BECKLEY & CO - VIDEOGRAPHY

PATINA GREEN HOME & MARKET - DETAILS

PATINA GREEN HOME & MARKET - DETAILS

BLOOMING HOUSE - DAY OF COORDINATION

BLOOMING HOUSE - DAY OF COORDINATION

LOVELY BRIDE - BRIDAL GOWNS

LOVELY BRIDE - BRIDAL GOWNS

"Tried and true, inspirational and informative. Every penny worth their transparency."

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Cassie is a brilliant photographer and a fantastic mentor! I learned so much during my mentorship! From editing with Lightroom & Photoshop, to all things business & marketing. Her passion for sharing her knowledge is genuine, and she truly cares about her student’s success. After working with Cassie I was able to take my photography business to the next level, and then some! I highly recommend mentoring with Cassie to anyone!
— Chelsea Raleigh, Dallas Tx
Cassie Werner has provided me with so much more than I could have ever imagined through her mentorship. Her work had inspired me for years and when the opportunity to work with her through a mentorship program opened up I couldn’t wait to get started. My business seemed to become stale and needed a lot of work. Cassie not only guided me through her workflow and working with clients everyday, but she went above and beyond to guide me in rebranding my business and getting my feet wet in the wedding industry. Working with Cassie was a rewarding and highly valuable experience. Cassie truly has the gift of teaching and when you combine that with her stunning portfolio and years of industry knowledge you can imagine the amazing things that can happen to your business at any phase!
— Becca Ponder, Miland Tx
When it comes to workshops for aspiring photographers, Natalie is the real deal. I attended a beginner’s workshop she led a few years ago. I was able to learn the basic concepts of photography-my camera, editing, how to run a portrait session, get “that” shot, as well as several practical pieces for running a business. Natalie was entertaining, knowledgeable and truly has a passion for seeing others flourish. You definitely don’t want to miss learning from her!
— Amy Hogan, Dallas Tx
I had the pleasure of taking an all inclusive photography workshop with Natalie Shelton, nbarrett photography, and after walked away with confidence in my abilities to take beautiful, quality pictures. Natalie accommodates to your individual photography strengths and weaknesses and adds a unique perspective from behind the lens. She provides clarity on the most common topics that plague photographers, such as light and editing. I highly recommended this course if your looking to strengthen your portfolio or wanting to learn new approaches in this developing industry.
— Megan Martin, Celina Tx

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