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Mike Colon Newport Coast Workshop Montage Bridal Shoot

Mike Colon Newport Coast Workshop Montage Resort Bridal Shoot

Mike Colon Newport Coast Workshop Montage Resort Bridal Shoot

Mike Colon Newport Coast Workshop Montage Resort Bridal Shoot

Mike Colon Newport Coast Workshop Montage Resort Bridal Shoot

Mike Colon Newport Coast Workshop Montage Resort Bridal Shoot

Mike Colon Newport Coast Workshop Montage Resort Bridal Shoot

It’s always a treat to photograph weddings at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach.  The Montage Resort is one of the finest venues in Southern California and any wedding photographer would consider themselves lucky to shoot on such a beautiful property.  This is why I chose The Montage Resort in Laguna as the location for my wedding photography workshop shoot.  Jamie Puffer (Catering manager for The Montage Resort) was kind enough to allow my group of wedding photographers to shoot at the Montage Resort.  The backdrop was beautiful as always, and the talented team of world class vendors we pulled together for the shoot set us up for some beautiful images.  If you are a photographer interested in joining me for a shoot like this, be sure to check out The Seven Workshop Vegas.  It’s going to be a rad time!  CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Vendors:

-Gown & Jewelry:  Jennifer Flatten, Mon Amie Bridal

-Suit:  Hugo Boss, Shirt:  Lucky, Sperry Top Siders:  Nordstrom’s; Tie:  Macy’s

-Make-up & Hair:  Rachel Burney

-Stylist:  Kat Harris

-Flowers:  Sussanna Davidson, French Buckets

-Pies and Treats:  Jays Catering

-Rentals:  Classic Rentals

-Linens:  Wildflower Linens

-Location:  Jamie Puffer, The Montage Resort Laguna Beach

-Models:  Adam and Jessica Seeley

Ines DiSanto Bridal Gown Collection 2011 Market Runway New York City

Ines DiSanto 2011 Collection - New York City Bridal Market

Marchesa Bridal Collection 2011 Market Runway New York City

Marchesa Bridal Collection 2011 Market Runway New York City

I just received a copy of the 2011 issue of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine and was so excited to see which images Grace, Tracy and the Wedding Style editors chose from the last New York Market Week for their bridal fashion runway spreads.  It is such an honor and a privilege to be the exclusive Market Week runway fashion photographer for Grace Ormonde for the last 5 years or so.  It’s a demanding job photographing upwards of 30 runway shows for top bridal gown designers in NYC including Ines DiSanto, Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, Angel Sanchez, Vera Wang, Oscar De La Renta and many more.  Above images are taken from the Spring Summer 2011 issue.

To see more of my published Runway images from Wedding Style’s current issue CLICK HERE.  To view published Floral & Décor images from the current issue CLICK HERE.

Mike Colon does Kelly Moore Bag Giveaway for The Seven Workshop Las Vegas

Thank you Kelly Moore for being a sponsor of The Seven Workshop Las Vegas on Friday February 18th, and for doing a Giveaway last week on my blog.  Thanks to all you that left comments and tweeted about the contest.

Our winner of a Kelly Moore Bag of her choice is:  Miss Brienne Michelle

Brienne contact my assistant Kat (info@mikecolon.com), and she’ll help you get your new bag!

Thank you for your many donations reaching over $3,000!!  Although this promotion has expired and we can no longer give away DVDs for donations, we encourage you to look into Thirst Relief International and continue the donations.  It’s a great organization that is very close to my heart.  Thank you again to all those who gave so generously!

Thirst Relief Benefit - Free Mike Colon DVD Downloads with Donation!

Giveaway | The Kelly Moore Bag Thursday January 13, 2011 12:43AM PST Giveaways, News

Mike Colon Gives Away The Kelly Moore Bag

Mike Colon Gives Away The Kelly Moore Bag

Last year my assistant Kat introduced me to Louisiana based photographer Kelly Moore.  Not only is Kelly a talented photographer, she’s also an avid entrepreneur.  In 2010 she launched The Kelly Moore Bag, and shortly after sent one my way.

The Kelly Moore Bag is PERFECT:  the design is classic, it doesn’t fall over when you set it on the ground, and it fits most of my gear for an all day shoot.  I use it for practically every shoot these days.

Since Kelly Moore is sponsoring my upcoming WPPI Vegas Shooting Workshop I thought we would do a giveaway for a Kelly Moore Bag.

Here’s what you need to do:  Facebook or Twitter:  ‘I want to win a @kellymooreclark bag from @mikecolon.  Go here:  www.mikecolon.com/blog to see how you can too’.  Then leave a comment on my blog for why you need/want/cannot live without a Kelly Moore Bag, and we will choose the winner by Friday January 14!

Good luck everyone, and thanks Kelly!

And so here we are, 5 weeks out from WPPI Vegas 2011.  Wedding photographers from all over the world come together for a week of platform lectures, master classes, shooting workshops, tradeshow booths, and industry parties. It’s an exciting time to learn and make new friends!  I haven’t missed it in over 10 years and this year will be no different!

Last year at WPPI, I decided to start the week off right by hosting a shooting workshop called The Seven Workshop | Vegas, an in-depth class on the seven most important topics in wedding photography.  It sold out very fast and was a huge success.  We spent the day learning, shooting, and ended the night with dinner in downtown Vegas (Thanks Pictage for sponsoring a great meal).

My stylist Kat Harris did an amazing job of styling our shoot and brought in some ringers to help out:  Models Stephanie Fay and Stephen Mott, hair and make-up by Lindsey Shea, floral arrangements by Nisie of Enchanted Florist.

Swag bags were handed out full of cool new products and services from: Leather Craftsmen, Kelly Moore BagsGoBee Bags, Shootsac, H20 Creative, Pixel2Canvas, Lexar, Tamrac, and more.

If you are a wedding photographer, Don’t miss WPPI next month, and come join me for part II of The Seven Workshop | Vegas Friday February 18, 2011.  For more information and to register CLICK HERE.

WPPI Vegas Wedding Photographer Shooting Workshop by Mike Colón

WPPI Vegas Wedding Photographer Shooting Workshop by Mike Colón

See more images from The Seven Workshop | Vegas by CLICKING HERE