Hosting this workshop was a dream come true for me. Having TEN ladies sign up and attend was absolutely incredible. The sponsors were so generous(please see all of them at the bottom of this post!), the styled wedding was stunning and the ladies were so inspirational themselves. They worked so hard over the 3 days and not only listened to my experiences but also shared THEIRS. This workshop has left me feeling so grateful, happy and fulfilled. I absolutely LOVED sharing my business dreams and goals (and all of the messes along the way) with my attendees. I’ve attended a few photography workshops in the past few years and there are some that are helpful and exciting and some that left me wanting more. My goal for the Darling Wedding Workshop was to help each attendee make it past whatever they feel is stopping them right now and help them get to the next level. I didn’t want all of the ladies to come in and learn the same exact thing, but I wanted them to take home with them something that would make their business better. I am still at a loss for words about these women, their talent and heart. I am just so happy. I’m so lucky to have received some awesome feedback from the attendees and I’ve shared some of their testimonials below.
November 18-20, 2016
Norway, ME
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“I had a really amazing experience!!! I learned so much and it has radically changed my business for the better. I’ve already implemented new software and made my workflow more efficient. I loved your ‘no bullshit, take it or leave it’ approach to the business aspect of your work and it’s enabled me to spend less time negotiating and writing emails. You are a great example of a creative thinker and business woman (#girlboss) while remaining approachable and relatable. That is not an easy balance to strike! I feel comfortable coming to you with questions even after the workshop has passed which is not at all the case with other workshops I have attended. ….. The setting was gorgeous and every detail was impossibly perfect. It was one of those days where you step back and think “wait, pinch me, is this real life?” Our style seems very aligned and I was in photo heaven. It was an experience that had me staying up until 5am working on my business for weeks because I was feeling so inspired and empowered. I love how active the Facebook group is and it’s proven to be a great resource. You are incredibly generous and transparent in sharing your knowledge and business workflow with us. The continued mentoring is worth it’s weight in gold and I really enjoy our tight knit group all supporting each other.” – Lex
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“The format of the workshop was perfect for me. I loved the balance of the hands-on experience along with the presentation portion. There was so much opportunity to ask questions both of you and the other participants. Overall, I got a lot from the workshop and feel so much more prepared to work with clients. ….. The location was AMAZING. The lodging was fabulous, the food was fabulous (thanks for all of the gluten free options) and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.” – Emily
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“I would recommend this workshop to any photographer! I think it’s beneficial for wedding photographers but also to any photographer that works with couples. I think it helps with all aspects of the process including the actual shooting/posing, but the business end, which is where so many people (aka me!) struggle. I felt so energized and motivated when I left the workshop and have such a long list of things that I want to work on improving or starting. Jenn, you are such an inspiration, mentor, influential person that I have so much respect for and am in awe of! I really hope to be as successful and motivating as you are someday!!! Thank you again for everything! I am forever grateful for all of your help and knowledge that you are so willing to give!!” – Meghan
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“The Darling Workshop was the absolute best experience I could have imagined! The full day wedding walk through was an incredible learning opportunity in every aspect of our business because not only were we able to learn about the shooting aspect of our business, but we learned how Jen builds the day to exceed client and vendor expectations. In just the few short weeks after the wedding I have already begun to put these things into practice, and my business is transforming!” – Becki

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STYLED WEDDING DAY
Lead/Instructor Photographer: Jenn Smith – Darling Photography
Planner + Designer: SHE Luxe Weddings and Design
Floral Design: Field Floral
Hair and Make up Artist: Jessica Candage 
Stationary|Paper Art: The Vintage Inkwell
Bridal Salon: Andrea’s Bridal
Bridal Robe: Plum Pretty Sugar
Bridal Jewelry: Day’s Jewelers  + The Mrs Box
Groom’s Tux: Menguin
Bow Tie: Beau Ties
Rentals: Peterson Party + SHE Luxe Personal Collection
Linens: La Tavola + SHE Luxe Personal Collection
Floral State: Lovely Retro Renos
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