You know one thing for sure: You love photography. Being behind the lens brings you so much joy, and capturing moments full of emotion and beauty is incredibly fulfilling.

But, you don't feel fully confident. You long to grow your photography skills so that you can evolve as an artist and show the world, and yourself, what you're truly capable of. You also dream of turning this creative passion into a thriving full time career. The kind of career that will allow you to live an honest, creative life that will support your (and your family's) future.

Building a business requires you to wear many hats - You're the boss, marketing director, financial advisor, branding strategist, client manager, sales representative, and so, so much more! 

I'm here to save you from years of trial and error, losing money and wasting resources. I will guide you to building a customized, strong and strategic approach to marketing and selling your business. This about moving you to a place of full confidence, on track to achieve your version of success!

+ I'M SO EXCITED TO MEET YOU

YOUR JOURNEY DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A LONELY ONE

You are welcome here!

The Details

This 2 day photography skill and business intensive workshop will be held at the beautiful Apple Hill Inn in Woodstock, Vermont

The Apple Hill Inn sits on an enormous property that will allow us to explore our creativity behind the camera both indoors and outdoors amongst a variety of gorgeous backdrops. We'll be confronting many technical and creative obstacles that are currently holding you back. I'll be challenging you to enhance your technique and push you deeper into your own creative genius. We'll enjoy the mountain views and fresh air as we create your unique business plan centered around catapulting you in the direction of your dreams!

DATES:  Monday, July 15th + Tuesday, July 16th 2019

LOCATION:  The Apple Hill Inn, 10 Hartwood Way, via Happy Valley Rd, Woodstock, VT

Mark your calendar . . .

The Schedule

here's the game plan for our time together

DAY 01 - PHOTO SKILL + EDITING

9:00 am
9:30 am
10:30 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
5:00 pm


Welcome coffee, treats + meet everyone
Gear overview + styling plan
Shadowing Ashley
Lunch with Q&A
Styled shoot
Headshots
Editing tutorial
Day 01 ends

DAY 02 - BUSINESS INTENSIVE

8:30 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
11:30 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm 
3:00 pm
4:00 pm


Coffee + treats
Branding deep dive
Strategic marketing
Selling with confidence
Lunch + Growth planning
Client management
Finalize your customized action plan
We say goodbye

Monday, July 15th

Tuesday, July 16th

DAY 01 - PHOTO SKILL + EDITING

9:00 am
9:30 am
10:30 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
5:00 pm



Welcome coffee + treats
Gear overview + styling
Shadowing Ashley
Lunch with Q&A
Styled shoot
Headshots
Editing tutorial
Day 01 ends

MONDAY, JULY 15TH

- Finding your comfort zone in manual mode
- Handling a variety of lighting conditions
- Choosing the right settings and adjusting on the fly
- Seeking out beautiful, flattering light
- Getting it right on-camera
- How to give direction that will evoke true emotion
- Positioning for the ideal angle
- Prompts that spark natural movement and reaction
- Celebrating your own personality behind the lens
- Feeling comfortable taking control
- Moving your subjects into a place of confidence
- Image storage and organization
- Using a consistent, automated post-processing routine
- Correcting imperfect skin tones
- Creating a light & classic editing style

Finding your comfort zone in manual mode
Handling a variety of lighting conditions
Choosing the right settings and adjusting on the fly
Seeking out beautiful, flattering light and backdrops
Getting it right on-camera
How to give direction that will evoke true emotion
Positioning for the ideal angle
Prompts that spark natural movement and reaction
Celebrating your own personality behind the lens
Feeling comfortable taking control
Moving your subjects into a place of confidence 
Image storage and organization
Using a consistent, automated post-processing routine
Correcting imperfect skin tones
Creating a light & classic editing style

PHOTO SKILL + EDITING

What We'll Cover

Adopting a strategic marketing mindset
Choosing brand elements that speak to your ideal client
Ensuring your brand message reaches your ideal client
Growing your business through social media
Finding comfort and confidence in selling
How to reach your ideal client through blogging
Building a community around your business
Organization and scheduling for productivity
Positioning your business in a place of power in your market
Automating your workflow
Maximizing minimal time for marketing efforts
Building a customized action plan to implement

- Adopting a strategic marketing mindset
- Building a powerful brand that books
- Growing your business through social media
- Comfortable in-person marketing and sales methods
- How to reach your ideal client through blogging
- Building your community through email marketing
- Organization and scheduling for productivity
- Positioning your business in a place of power
- Organization and scheduling for productivity
- Automating your workflow
- Maximizing minimal time for marketing efforts

BUSINESS INTENSIVE

Have you avoided having an updated headshot taken? I hear you loud and clear. I'm not a fan of being photographed either, BUT, I know that having a new headshot provides an opportunity for me to create a more personalized brand presence and initial connection with potential clients!

I'll be taking a free headshot for each attendee. This will be so much fun! We'll throw on some Beyonce and laugh off the nerves!

UPDATE YOUR BRANDING WITH A FRESH NEW PHOTO

+ complimentary headshot

When designing the details of the day 01 styled shoot, I strive to create a natural and simple design that will allow each attendee to photograph as learning experience as well as portfolio building. I work alongside a team of incredibly talented vendors who are so excited to share their creative passions with you!

WHAT WE'LL BE PHOTOGRAPHING

A LOVELY, NATURAL DESIGN THAT SPEAKS TO ALL PORTFOLIOS

Styled Shoot Details 

A sweet, loving couple
A fully decorated dining table
A bouquet and other floral elements
Additional significant details

A sweet, loving couple
A fully decorated dining table
A bouquet and other floral elements
Additional significant details

Not a wedding photographer?

Yes, the styled shoot will be wedding-inspired, but the technical lessons, creative techniques and overall approach will be applicable for any kind of portrait photographer!

"Ashley's workshop was exactly what I needed! I was feeling stuck and uninspired and was beginning to regret my decision to go full-time with my business. Ashley gave me the tools that I needed to get motivated and feel confident moving forward with my passion. Ashley is kind, patient, and was able to cater to all our different needs at once. She took the time to get to know each of us and make sure we all were getting the most out of our time together. Her passion for seeing others succeed is so apparent in her teaching style and amazing energy throughout the workshop. I left feeling so excited to jump head-first into my business!"

- SARA

"What I took away from Ashley's workshop was so much more than just techniques. I left feeling invigorated and inspired. For the first time, I actually BELIEV that my dream can become a reality and Ashley gave me all of the knowledge, motivation, confidence and inspiration to get there. From the moment Ashley welcomed me into the workshop I felt right at home. She was so warm, funny and exuded happiness and excitement! Ashley was an open book throughout the entire day and was so helpful with any questions we had for her!"

- ALEXIS

"This experience was absolutely wonderful from start to finish! Ashley is so welcoming, personal, down to earth and genuine. She made everyone feel truly comfortable in sharing our thoughts and questions, and did a great job explaining and breaking down the marketing, finance and business aspects of business! The styled shoot was amazing! It was very helpful to go through each detail of staging, flowers, table/centerpieces and then photographing the models. The styled shoot taught me so much about how to push myself behind the camera and grow as a photographer!"

- Lindsay

"The Ashley Largesse workshop was a perfect mix of business planning and guided photography training. It was not only educational but inspirational to see how Ashley has strategically expanded her business in just a couple short years. She has left us attendees with so much to think about in moving forward with our own businesses and has promised to be a guide along the way if we ever need to reach out. She's amazing!"

- CHELSEA

"Ashley is not only an incredible photographer but she is an amazing teacher! Her personality is contagious and it's impossible to not pay attention when she's talking. Her business intensive was SO detailed and challenged me to dig deep in finding what drives me to be a photographer and what my business should be built on. The styled shoot was amazing and Ashley did a great job leading us through it. I could not have been happier with the workshop! I learned so much and made some great connections!"

- MELISSA

"Coming together with other creatives at the Ashley Largesse Workshop was so wonderful. Not only was there a sense of supportive community, but Ashley was an excellent teacher. She is relatable, hilarious, knowledgable, and I could tell she was truly invested in me and my photography career. Her workshop was the perfect balance of classroom and hands on learning, resulting in gorgeous portfolio material, learning, and beautiful memories. I left Ashley's workshop feeling inspired and encouraged. I would attend this workshop again and again!"

-STEPHANIE

"This workshop was absolutely amazing. Ashley is fun loving and silly, and made me feel like she was providing personal attention to me as a person and as a photographer. This is a perfect course for someone just getting started that needs to learn everything about the wedding photography world. Her experience in sales and photography made for the perfect balance between the business and creative side. I highly recommend it!"

- MEREDITH

"The Ashley Largesse workshop was an amazing experience. I learned about new techniques when photographing and also what to do differently on the business side of the house. The tips that I learned will help me take my business to a new level and work with my ideal clients!"

- amanda

Includes two full days of photography skill and business strategy education, a full styled shoot complete with a couple and beautiful designs from industry vendors, a new headshot, breakfast items/lunch/snacks/refreshments both days.

THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE

Payment can be made by credit card.
Payment plans are available. Click here to view payment options.

SAVE YOUR SEAT

EARLY BIRD PRICE: $1499

Reg. Price: $1699

[EARLY BIRD PRICE only available until March 26th]

Investment

Pay 50% of attendee seat price upon registration, and remaining amount will be 1 month prior to the event.

2 INSTALLMENTS

Pay 50% of attendee seat price upon registration, 25% two months before the event, and the final 25% amount will be due two weeks prior to the event.

3 INSTALLMENTS

Submit the full attendee seat price with one payment.

FULL 1-time PAYMENT

Payment options

The cost to book a hotel is not included in the attendee seat price. However, I've been in contact with the team at the Mountaintop Inn and they've graciously extended a special rate for attendees who need to book a room. Please let me know if you are in need of hotel accommodations and I will send you more information!

IS THE PRICE OF HOTEL INCLUDED IN THE ATTENDEE SEAT PRICE?

Absolutely! This workshop is for any portrait photographer interested in advancing their photography skills and growing a thriving business. Yes, the styled shoot will align with a wedding theme, but the techniques, practices, and overall approach that I will be teaching are applicable to any portrait photography business!

I AM NEW TO PHOTOGRAPHY AND I DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH WEDDINGS. IS THIS STILL A GOOD FIT?

I do not expect you to be an expert at the settings of your camera. Yes, I do think it's important that you spend the next couple of months becoming more and more familiar with your camera and the settings outside of auto in order to understand the settings and adjustments I will be communicating to you.

I AM NOT FULL CONFIDENT WITH MY DSLR CAMERA. WILL THIS HOLD ME BACK IN THE WORKSHOP?

I have planned and executed many successful workshops and one of the key pieces of feedback I received from past attendees is that they were thrilled with the one on one attention I was able to offer. You will quickly notice that I am an open book who is overly passionate about your success. You will be able to approach me about anything!

WILL YOU BE ABLE TO GIVE ATTENDEES ONE ON ONE ATTENTION DURING THE WORKSHOP?

Honestly, all you need if your photography equipment, a positive attitude and some serious commitment. Preferably no laptops as they can be super distracting!

I won't lie, I push you hard and I challenge you. This is not a fluffy workshop. If you come with a willingness to learn and bring along that burning passion of photography that you are chasing, you'll be good to go! 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING ALONG WITH ME? WILL I NEED MY LAPTOP?

That is definitely enough! It is not the equipment that makes the photographer - so don't sweat! It's all good. Bring what you have and we'll totally run with it! 

I only have a camera body and a single kit lens. is this enough?

Frequently Asked Questions

Don't see your question answered below? I want to hear from you!
Click here to send me a message!

Will you be traveling from further away? Possibly jumping on a plane or attempting a long road trip? I'm so excited to introduce you to the beautiful mountainside of Vermont and welcome you with open arms!

There are a couple of different airports to consider as you take a look at flight options. There are airports within a reasonable driving distance from the workshop venue including Burlington VT, Manchester NH, and Boston MA. Please contact me if you run into any issues lining up travel plans and I'd be more than happy to help!

If you are making a long drive, press play on that podcast or audiobook, sit back and enjoy the gorgeous ride in. I'd love to send along my recommended directions so please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm so grateful you've chosen to join us and take back control of your life/business!


YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE VERMONT

Travel

Do you need help finding and booking a hotel? Please let me know upon registration and I can send you my hotel recommendation list! There are also a couple of rooms available at the venue where I will be staying!

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