Nashville Wedding Photographer Laura K. Allen | The Real Workshop | Education for Wedding Photographers

September 9, 2017

Lizz Hoard of Elizabeth Hoard Photography and Emily Hatch of The Hatches invited me along with a few other rad, fearless photographers & videographers to be instructors at their new workshop: The Real Workshop.  Lizz & Emily saw a need for a workshop that teaches real, practical information (more stuff, less fluff!) about all facets of being a wedding photographer, so they created a workshop that does just that!

I am incredibly passionate about the wedding photography industry and it brings me great joy to share my knowledge with other wedding photographers.  I was asked to teach lectures on Style & Consistency (along side the amazing Kate Anthony!), Search Engine Optimization (along with Lizz Hoard), and also Cocktail-Hour Portraits (and how to capture a variety of images while managing the chaos that ensues during group portraits!).  All of the classes were jam-packed with information that the attendees got to put to use during the workshop!

We also had shoots scheduled (including one during the middle of the day when the light is the most challenging to work with) for the attendees to add some badass images to their portfolios.

The Real Workshop will be back in July 2018 with the same instructors + some guest speakers and I CAN.NOT.WAIT.   It was such a life-changing experience!!   Check out some of the shots below from the shoots!

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HOLY DOUBLE EXPOSURES.  I was having fun, trying to create some cool images! (For all of the non-photographers reading this blog entry, this is all done in-camera!)
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Me, Erin Morrison, Kate Anthony, Jacob Hatch, Emily Hatch, Lizz Hoard, Korina Marie, Kaila Lassey, & Jay Loftus starring in “Look back and forth at the people around you and laugh in their faces”Laura K. Allen is a Nashville TN Wedding & Portrait Photographer that specializes in Nashville Wedding, Engagement, & Portrait Photography, serving Nashville, Franklin, Madison, Hermitage, Mt. Juliet, Bellevue, Brentwood, Hendersonville, and surrounding areas.  Destination Wedding Packages available.

  1. sandra

    September 13th, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    OH my gosh Oh my gosh…. these couldnt be any more awesome… My roomamate from college is planning a wedding just outside of Nashville and this is totally her style, Im gonna have to get you to check out your Wedding work… you would seriously be the perfect Photographer

  2. Anel

    September 14th, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Looks like you all had a blast at the workshop! I’m not a wedding photographer, but if I were I would definitely like to learn from you. You are incredibly talented and great at what you do! Those other Nashville photographers are lucky to have been able to learn from you.

  3. Brie

    September 16th, 2017 at 12:27 am

    This workshop looks amazing! I love that you guys focused so much on the things that truly challenge us as a wedding photographer. Nashville is so lucky to have a photographer that invests so much into her talent. Keep killing it, lady!

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