a day with dash: a wedding workshop retreat

We are THRILLED to partner with Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega for two days of styling, wining, dining, laughing, and learning.  We have created this workshop retreat for experienced photographers who are currently focusing (or hoping to focus) on the wedding industry.  We will welcome you to the foothills of north Georgia Thursday afternoon with some of the most loved wine in our area and a magical culinary experience under the stars. We want you to focus on your business, but we also want this to be a time for you to retreat, rest, and be encouraged as we share stories of life in the wedding industry, the importance of self care, and how to make your business work for you.



Thursday (we’ll kick things off indulging in some of Montaluce’s finest vino with our welcome reception beginning at 5:00.)

Check Yo’Self before you Wreck Yo’Self:  If you’ve had a mental breakdown as an entrepreneur say yeaaauuuhhh!  We will talk all about workflow, outsourcing, and the power of saying ‘no’.

Friday (all day)

The Art of Styling: Taylor Doehrman from Taylor Dawn Wedding+Designs (@taydoehrman) will join us to show you how to create stunning flatlays and detail set ups.  Details set the tone for your couple’s wedding, and are often overlooked in the chaos of the day.  These details are carefully crafted and often hold sentimental meaning to your brides and grooms.  We’ll provide styling bundles for you to create multiple looks that will bring luxurious new additions to your portfolio.

Vendor Love:  The second most important dynamic (besides that with your couples) is between photographers and other vendors.  We will chat about communication musts, social media involvement, and share what other wedding professionals want you to know!

Behind the Biz:  All the things that come to mind when people ask you “so you just take pictures for a living?”.  Brand building, social media marketing, client experience, taxes, and everything in between.


a trip to tuscany

You’ll be taking part in a modern Tuscany-inspired styled shoot created for you by an all-star team of vendors including Montaluce, Taylor Dawn, Jade Jamrozy, Lairsey Paper Co, The Mrs. Box, and Stylish Stems.  Amanda and Katie will be chatting through posing and client interaction as well as the little tweaks to get the perfect detail shots.  With remarkable Montaluce as the backdrop, a complete wedding shoot with bride+groom, table scape, paper goods, and dessert table will be a stunning feature in your 2018 portfolio.


Registration Options:

Full Workshop Registration $550 THIS WEEK ONLY: $450 (price reflected on your invoice) ONLY 7 SEATS

wine mixer, welcome dinner, party bag, all sessions, breakfast, (Friday lunch is on your own) and a Trip to Tuscany shoot + early access

A Trip to Tuscany $125 (only 2 spots left) (Friday, 2-5:30pm)

Styled Shoot Participation Only



Lodging for Thursday night is not provided, however, we have several great options close to Montaluce to share (click for rates and availability).   We are happy to provide an attendee list and help set up roommates for the evening!

Park Place Hotel ($129-199) Several multi-person rooms available

Holiday Inn Express ($75-100) multiple bed rooms available

Hall House Hotel ($165-$195)