About a month ago, I attended a wedding workshop called “Refresh” with none other than Jennifer Moher. It was full of winter wedding inspiration and having just recently been to the Jasmine Star workshop, I was excited to see how this one would be different and how much more knowledge I could possibly cram in before wedding season started!
Making the 4+ hour drive from Ottawa to Kawartha Lakes, we were welcomed into Jen and Hugh’s home that morning with warm smiles, coffee and timbits – a perfect combination, personally. Grabbing cozy blankets and hanging out in their cabin like home around the fireplace, we spent the morning getting to know each other and learning how Jen, Hugh, Jess and Erin have navigated their way to success as wedding photographers.
We learned what worked for each of them independently and got to take away what we needed depending on where we were in our own successes. The entire day was weaved together with effortless conversations and a strong sense of genuine caring and authenticity from us all.
In the afternoon, we finally got to get our cameras out and take part in a little winter wedding inspiration and styled shoot with Jen, Hugh, Jess and Erin all alongside coaching us into finding the right light for our style. They were amazing at pushing our creative limits yet still making sure we achieved consistency in our images and stayed true to our style, as well.
I had no expectations for this workshop other than to learn and I ended up walking away with that and so much more. The car ride home was a blur as thoughts, ideas and inspiration poured out to my shotgun rider, Kerry and how I wished we were still there. Jen and Hugh’s home is warm and inviting but not only because of the house itself, but mostly their presence and kind hearts. I sincerely could have spent the entire evening hanging out there talking about anything and everything with them and another photographer, Danielle, but home was patiently awaiting our arrival.
Dress: Blush Fashion, Etsy Shop
Flower Crown: Willow and Blossom, Etsy Shop
Floral: Mint Floral Co.
Hair & Makeup: Tianna’s Hair + Makeup