Styled inspiration photo shoots are a wonderful tool to use to hone your photography and design skills, as well as creating something beautiful to add to your portfolio, in order to attract your ideal client. At this one-of-a-kind La Petite Bloom Workshop, you will learn exactly how to dream up, execute, and shoot or style an inspiration shoot. With a short teaching portion, the majority of this workshop will be a hands-on experience where guests will have the chance to learn, ask candid questions of the local vendors and artists present, as well as learn from peers. Because of the incredible response we have received about our styled shoots at past Bloom Workshops, we decided to create an entire day dedicated to this area! Oozing with gorgeous touches, bride, groom and bridesmaid models, lovely tablescapes and an awe-inspiring invitation suites, no detail is left untouched. Light snacks, desserts and drinks are provided for our guests, but we do encourage you to eat lunch before arriving.
This workshop will take place at a stunning mansion full of charm and beauty, Venue3Two. A hidden gem to Grand Rapids, MI, our restored 1920’s venue boasts rooms dripping in character, gorgeous tile details, beautiful kitchen, wooded grounds, and more surprises our attendees will love as the backdrop for our two separate styled shoot vignettes.
middle photo by Elm Pictures
Venue3Two: 3232 Shaffer Ave, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
Parking lot available onsite.
What exactly does your ticket include? Find out here.
Guests will soak in knowledge from the following teaching sessions: How to Create & Execute a Styled Shoot, Photography Tips & What to Bring on a Shoot or Wedding Day, and How & Why to Get Published.
Guests will get the chance to attend a breakout session either flat lay styling OR posing.
Each attendee will get ample time to photograph and style all of our vignettes. We will have two completely unique wedding shoots designed, each complete with bride, groom and / or bridesmaid models, tablescapes dripping with flowers, dessert, details such as ribbon, rings, styling boards, invitation suites, and more.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered by a panel of industry experts at the end of the workshop. Soak up knowledge from these talented creative business owners and get your burning questions answered. Everything from pricing to vendor relationships, wedding day timeline, etc.—nothing is off limits!
Headshots by Ashley Slater Photography will be provided for each attendee.
Light snacks, sweets and drinks.
Networking and access to The Bloom Workshop Network after the workshop ends.
Future discounts on all workshops and products as a Bloom Alum!
We are delighted to have a team of talented artists helping to create gorgeous inspiration shoots for you, then being a part of our Q&A panel.
Learn about each one below!
I'm a believer that celebrating is the heartbeat of our lives. Selected as a VOGUE Magazine top world wedding planner for my company's international work in the wedding and event industry, I'm also an editorial stylist, floral designer, and lifestyle expert. I bring two journalism degrees to the table, more than a decade of writing experience, and a passion for blending intentional and conversational storytelling with carefully curated visuals. Above all else I'm a joyful wife, adventurous mother in pursuit of a building a life-giving home, and passionate advocate for sharing stories that transform lives.
SWEET HEATHER ANNE
My love for cake design stems from an education in art, a passion for food, and a childlike refusal to believe that there is anything I cannot create. While attending the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, I packed up my paintbrushes to study abroad in Florence. Though I had hoped that immersing myself in the realm of the Italian masters would rub off on my artistic prowess, I found myself more interested in the perfect foam atop my cappuccino.
Upon returning to the States, my newfound passion for food seeped into my art making. For my art school thesis, I dedicated myself to forming the same connection to food in Michigan that I had experienced in Italy.
As owner and cake designer at Sweet Heather Anne, I love what I do, and look at each new cake as a challenge to further develop my craft. I am thankful to be working with an amazingly talented team who shares my passion for cake and keeps me laughing daily.
ASHLEY SLATER, ASHLEY SLATER PHOTOGRAPHY
I have been a storyteller from a young age. When I discovered photography, I discovered how to tell stories in an incredibly stunning way and was hooked. Based in the midwest, I'm primarily a wedding and portrait photographer and love shooting with my film camera as much as possible. When I'm not photographing weddings or running the Bloom Workshop, you can find me at home with my husband and two small boys. I'm a wine and food enthusiast and enjoy traveling, cooking, eating and exploring new cities.
Since teaching at The Bloom Workshop, I've found a new passion in passing on knowledge and empowering women in the business and photography skills. I find such thrill in the fact that every lady leaving can successfully navigate their camera settings and feel confident in taking great photos!
My work has been featured on Style Me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, The Knot, and a number of other wedding blogs and print magazines.
MICHAELA BEEL, MICHAELA NOELLE DESIGNS
I've always had a passion for interior design, as I grew up building floor plans out of jenga blocks on my bedroom floor. My passion for design has always been a part of my life, so with a love for houses and design, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in interior design from Seattle Pacific University and an AA degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. I've been authoring my design and lifestyle blog since 2010 and launched her own interior design business upon graduating, where I enjoy serving people and families by creating homes they love. I'm a California girl at heart, but currently live in Michigan with her my husband.
As the co-founder of Bloom, I have a passion for teaching women about blogging, social media, styling and design. I'm honored to have design work featured on RueMag, Style Me Pretty, Glitter Guide, Martha Stewart, 100 Layer Cake and more!
Come learn from OUR TEAM and register for your seat today!
Hear what past attendees have to say about their time at Bloom Bash.
"La Petite Bloom Workshop was a lovely experience that refreshed me and my small business! It helped me gather new ideas, form new relationships, and take much needed time away from the daily grind. This workshop is a must!" -- Abby Sytsma
"La Petite Bloom was a dream day bursting with creative minds and energy that can get any individual excited about the business we are in!
Michaela and Ashley thoughtfully planned an agenda that was so intriguing, I found myself not wanting the day to end! From Calligraphy lessons, to a "how to" table setting lesson, and ending the day with a beautiful floral arrangement class where we created our own arrangement to take home (including the vase!)! I have always said I do not have a green thumb, but since La Petite, I rarely go a week without fresh flowers in my house, I have a new found love for their beauty! Michaela and Ashley designed a shorter workshop to help accommodate those of us who can't take a full day or two away from our jobs and curated an agenda that was informative, creative, enticing, and overall extremely enjoyable!" -- Lauren Tanis, Tootsiepop
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