Sparta, Michigan // :Gather: Workshop for Wedding Photographers

I was lucky enough to be able to host a styled shoot / workshop back in November for photographers interested in breaking into weddings. If you're a photographer, I'm hoping to offer more of these! If you're a bride, there's some GREAT inspiration in here for your to look at! I want to thank all of the vendors for putting in so much work. It truly could not have come together without all of the wonderful helping hands. 

We planned the shoot for the middle of November know it was definitely risky. In the end, our leap of faith paid off! We had minimal snow, and just freezing temps. Everyone bundled up and we rotated between shooting and drinking hot chocolate. We started the day by having an open Q&A for all of the photographers to ask questions, and open up a dialogue about weddings, clients, products, and more. After our catered lunch, the fun really began. Makeup and hair were complete and we were ready to shoot! There were plenty of small details to style with, as well as a beautiful invitation suite. Outside boasted an elaborate tablescape. The dress was handmade just for our shoot! Don't miss the antler crown! Our models were engaged and the chemistry definitely showed throughout the shoot. We joked and called it a "practice run" for the real deal coming up in the summer of 2018. The day was chocked full of great questions, warm food, beautiful setups, and talented photographers building their wedding and elopement portfolios. Stay tuned for more workshops and styled shoots over the Spring adn coming next Fall!


Photography: Copper + Sage Collective | Venue: Briar Barns | Host: Olivia Nawrot + Kelsie Dean | Special Guest: Sarah Galle | Florals: Flowerly Art | Stationary: Veraly & Co. | Rentals: Emerald Crane | Antiques: Eastown Antiques  | Wedding Dress: Lisa Emerita | Hair + Makeup: Jennifer Bartlett |Jewelry: The Jewelry Lady & Co. + TheCoinRinger | Desserts: Nantucket Baking Co. + Le Bon Macaron


Copper + Sage Collective is a fine art wedding and portrait photography team serving Grand Rapids, Michigan, and beyond. They are available for travel, and live for intimate weddings, film, and their four cats.