Photography Bridal Workshop Fall 2015

This was my first photography workshop, and I had a blast teaching people about lighting, composition, and different camera settings to tell a story in photography. What was even better was this was a charity workshop, meaning that all proceeds went to Thrive, a non-profit organization that helps rescue and restore victims of human trafficking in Thailand. In September 2015, a flood devastated a community they work in, destroying homes and leaving people hopeless. I personally have a heart for mission work, and I wanted to do something to help. So last minute, I planned this charity workshop and donated all the proceeds to help rebuild that community. We ended up raising $300, which was enough to buy the materials needed to build a home! It may not have been much, but it was something. It really goes to show that anyone can use their gifts & talents to make a difference in the world.

Special thanks to Simply Bridal who sent over one of their beautiful wedding dresses to feature. They were incredible to work with and have a beautiful collection of couture wedding dresses and bridal accessories. So if you're looking for a wedding dress, check out Simply Bridal and view their online gallery ( Another special thanks goes to Missy Robbins, who donated her time & effort to provide the hair & makeup. If you're looking for a great make-up artist, you can find her on her website ( And the last special thanks goes to Kristin Johnson, who donated her to time to model for us. If you're looking for a model, she's wonderful to work with and you can check out her website here ( I hope you enjoy the photos!