Vivify Workshop 2016 - Bay Area Wedding Workshop


Being in the photography and videography industry, we have learned the importance of community within our industry peers. The Vivify Workshop is a place where this community is created and we're so honored to feature highlights from this year's workshop on the blog today!

For Stephen and I, we believe every creative should collaborate with others! You need other people to relate to and bounce ideas back and forth. We know what it’s like to struggle with this and not know who to look to. Now that we have an amazing group of friends who are photographers and videographers locally and around the world, we’ve realized how important this community aspect of being a creative can be! We had the amazing privilege of co-hosting this workshop again alongside our sweet friend Renée from Mariée Weddings.  The workshop this year was held in Sunol, California and was a collaboration between photographers, videographers, and lots of other wedding vendors to harbor creativity, community, and to help these creatives expand their business with gorgeous portfolio images.

We’ve seen it first hand. Workshops and collaborative events like this can be so beneficial for wedding industry professionals!

Collaborating with others can bring new life to your creativity and that’s why we love the name Vivify. It means to "bring life" to something. We specifically designed this workshop to be relaxed and open-ended to hopefully give space for photographers to network with each other and vendors, all while building their portfolio full of those amazing details. There was couples and solo bridal models who joined us for the shoot, all styled by talented professionals of course! There was different “shooting stations” set up, each with different themes available for shooting.

This year Stephen and I also taught a small portion during the beginning of the day on bride and groom posing! This really made us think about our photography process and why we do what we do. We were extremely humbled and grateful for those who attended the entire workshop but specifically those who chose to invest in our educational portion!

Below are some highlight photos from the day with a full list of amazing, highly talented vendors at the end!



Design & Coordination - Mariée Weddings

Videographer & Photographer - TréCreative

Venue - Casa Bella

Rentals - Pleasanton Rentals

Dresses - Lace and Bustle 

Dresses - JuLee Collection

Desserts - Ma Petite Maison Cake Design

Flowers - The Bloom Bar Co

Flowers - Tumbleweed Floral Truck

Hair & Makeup - Imagi by Fiona

Invites & Creative - The Idea Emporium

Invites & Creative - Honeybrush Design

Invites & Creative - JBG Designs