I sat down with Jessica Abby Photography to talk about her latest bridal photography workshop – Perfecting Perfection.
The idea behind creating the workshop was to help other wedding photographers to create stunning bridal fashion images that helped build their brand, and showcase their expertise to work towards building a strong styled folio.
“During the workshop I focus on passing down my knowledge on each step of the creation of my bridal wedding editorials. I share creative ways you can leverage your images across all online platforms and your marketing.”
The live shoot features some of the very best in service and products available in Melbourne – stunning gowns, fresh florals and flawless hair and makeup. Each photographer receives direct live feedback whilst they are shooting on set, to help them, get the best very shots and get immediate feedback to help develop their skills and confidence.
“I am absolutely blown away by the images created on the day of my first workshop and feel very humble that I have made a strong contribution to photographer’s folios that participated in ‘Perfecting Perfection’”
Testament to the success of the workshop, below are the images from two of the participants – @willowandwolfphotography and @lxcreationsphotography.
LX CREATIONS PHOTOGRAPHY
Ben from LX Creations Photography –
I found this workshop to be enjoyable and a very informative workshop. I learnt how to create outstanding images with the assistance of Jess’s direction. Not only that, having the opportunity to shoot live under Jess’s direction has given me tools to utilize at my own weddings. I would highly recommend Jess to anyone that is interested in creating their personal style and in growing their portfolio.
WILLOW & WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY
Rusila from Willow and Wolf Photography
`Perfecting Perfection’ Intimate and Exclusive Bridal Editorial Photographic Workshop was the best money and time well spent for me. Jessica had picked out an amazing natural lit studio for the workshop along with 3 high-end exclusive bridal gowns, Gorgeous jewellery pieces, amazing floral pieces professional model, a Hair and Make Up Artist,
She was happy to share her knowledge in the bridal fashion industry including her strengths and weaknesses. I could relate to it so much because as an emerging wedding photographer, it is very crucial to me and my business that I understand the process and preparation in creating outstanding images (especially of the Bride).
The whole workshop was so hands-on, Jessica explained the why’s of what she suggested.
I love that Jessica showed us how to direct and talk to models while shooting. What I love most from the day, was that she let us shoot the whole day while she only just gave us creative directions/assisted with reflectors! She then sat us down and ensured she went through the photos so that she could give us feedback ON THE SPOT!! How cool is that?!
Jessica, thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity to let me learn and broaden my skills with your help and guidance. I feel like I walked away with great images and even a better knowledge of Bridal Fashion Photography.
‘Perfecting Perfection’ with @jessicaabbyphotography
Styling/Direction – @jessicaabbyphotography
First dress – @craigbraybrookcouture
Second dress – @lucidibelladesign
Third dress – @annacampbellbridal
MUA/hair – @babydollsmakeupart
Jewellery – @jeanettemaree
Model – @eve.eleanor
Flowers – @ruby_and_james
See www.jessicaabbyphotography.com.au for the date of the next workshop.