Archive for May, 2011

New York City Workshops | New York City & Californa Wine Country {Styleshop} + win a seat!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Congrats to Wendy Ramos (she won the last giveaway for a seat in the workshop! – Thanks Wendy)

Similar to the recent {Styleshop) Wedding photography workshop at the incredible Villa La Selva in Tuscany that sold out,  I’m hosting 2 more Styleshop Wedding Photography workshops in:

New York City on June 9-10th (view & signup)

San Luis Obispo on June 29-30th(view & signup)

In New York, we are planning on having a guest speaker come from one of the online wedding blogs and talk about getting your work submitted to magazines & editorial content.  In San Luis Obispo we’ll be hosting a styled shoot at the vineyard estate we will be at (plus a how-to set up a styled shoot as well)

The 1st part is about specializing, defining your style and you’ll also get to shoot the second half the day until the amazing sunset.

The second day is all about branding, positioning and marketing yourself. All about the business behind specializing and how to be unique.  I’ll share what I’ve done with my specialization of “Estates & Vineyards”, how its changed my business.  Then we’ll go over simple examples of what you need to outline your own.  Stop being a generalist & stop guessing.  Gain clarity & purpose.

These have a limited amount of seats to enable everyone to get a chance to shoot, and interact with questions and dialogue with the group.

I’m going to be giving away one seat in the workshop for the 1st day.  To be entered retweet any workshop twitter post using @mikelarsoninc and share or like this on facebook!  Last date to enter will be June 5th, I will announce the winner at noon on May 11th, Pacific Standard time!  The last winner was Wendy Ramos

More info:

New York City Lodging suggestions:

The Jane Hotel in the west village(my favorite) has $125/1p $150/2p w/ very clean & new rooms w/ brand new shared bathrooms for the smaller rooms.  $275 for Captains rooms(2p)

The Pod Hotel is $135 and can sleep 2 ppl, and is mid town.

Tuscany, Italy Travel Photography | Villa La Selva (teaser)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I’ve been in heaven here for this week.  The workshop was amazing.  We all had a chance to relax and enjoy some beautiful weather, food, wine & family time.  I am putting together a full post, however, I had to post a few images…

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Paso Robles, Highway 46 Engagement Shoot | Matt + Allison

Thursday, May 12, 2011

This is the story of a wine aficionado and the brewmaster for Firestone Beer.  These two great people who love the central coast, entertaining friends, Firestone beer, Linne Calodo fine wines, smiles, and who cherish laid back times of enjoying each other and exploring the beautiful wine country region here.  This is part 1 of 2 of this shoot series. Special credit to the Queens Bees team for Alison’s perfectly polished hair and makeup.

You guys are exceptional.  Your wedding designed by TOS events, is going to be legendary.