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Chic & Grace Studios is based in Red Deer, Alberta, travelling anywhere adventure & romance will take me! I specialize in Fine Art Wedding, Graduation & Pet Photography. 
I want to tell your story in a way that is natural, shows your emotion, and the beauty in simplicity, without feeling staged. 

 

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The Open Trunk Workshop Series | Canmore Wedding Photographers | Part 2

The Open Trunk Workshop Series // Creekside Villa Canmore Wedding Inspiration

As promised I am back with part 2 of The Open Trunk Workshop Series.  I was able to attend 2 of Heather’s workshops in 2018 and this first one was an amazing workshop turned retreat!! It is jam packed with wedding inspiration at  Creeekside Villa in Canmore.  If you missed part 1 you can see it here.

Make sure to head all the way to the bottom to see some exciting news I have about Heather’s big workshop/retreat this year!!

#4 Canadian Mountain Love Retreat

We started the day with a mix and mingle and getting settled into our rooms, followed by some amazing guest speakers sharing their wisdom with us.

There is always amazing food and a fabulously styled editorial wedding shoot!
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Heather always throws in some fun challenges to get creative and build community as well.  This time we divided into teams and were given a color from the Hudson Bay blanket as inspiration to design our table.

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We then spent some time styling on our own with the decor from the shoot and our amazing swag bags!!  Oh the swag!! & giveaways!!
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This the door prize I won, and this is the most comfy sweatshirt and I am now hooked on this Prosecco!!

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Our full Vendor List from the Styled Shoot Sessions
Bear Balls – bear balls yyc
Cake – pretty sweet yyc
Candy – the sugar cube
Canoe – tour canmore
Cookies – sugar shimmer
Dress – novia mia 
Florals – fall for florals
Hair + Makeup – ave beauty
Headshots – our lavish guests
Host – the open trunk workshop
Jewelry –  Joanna Bisley Designs
Leather – illo leather
Macrame – the knot garden yyc
Menswear – Ed Williams Menswear
Models – Kimberly Mcnulty + Bryton Udy
Photographer – grey lily photography
Photo Booth – flashco booth
Planner – shannon valente weddings
Stationery – lovesky design
Venue – creekside villa canmore
Food – Devil’s Table Canmore
Vintage Rentals – orangetrunk
Wood shelves – needle and pine

 

Our AMAZING swag & welcome bag sponsors really spoiled our attendees!!  So many huge thank you hugs  to each and every one of you!!!
Lamb Soap Works ; Fired Up Naturals ;  Palm Bay Corona ; Sugar Shimmer ; Design Jaybee ; Needle & Pine ; Jacob’s Creek ; Stevie & Bean ; Tom Gore Vineyards ; The Open Trunk ; illo Leather ; Rocky Mountain Bride ; Confetti Wed Magazine ; Dote Weddings ; Lace Brick Design ; The Sugar Cube ~
And we must mention the amazing support from some of our local makers and business that gave us give aways too!!!
​A beautiful sign for your home by Inspired Findings ; a gorgeous P&P sweater & bottle of prosecco from Plaid & Prosecco ; a super fun felt letter board from Shop Words & Co. ; and a 2 night king stay from Creekside Villa

 

#5 Flat Lay Design Mini Workshop

Held at the beautiful Glendale Sailing Club in Calgary, we spent the day creating and learning about styling lay flats & of coarse building community and networking.

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Want to attend the next big workshop turned retreat?!

Head on over to The Open Trunk Workshop and sign up! Your’s truly will be the lead photographer this time and I am so excited!! This one is held in beautiful British Columbia, at the private facility of Eagle Pass Lodge for 2 nights, 2.5 days of curated wedding styled sessions, portfolio building, hands on styling, floral bar, education, networking,
amazing food, and more! Plus a bonus add on Heli Session!! You don’t want to miss it!!

February 18, 2019

Education, Inspiration, Weddings

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