Archive for September, 2011

Jessica | Bridals Wednesday September 14, 2011 8:00AM PST Wedding

Flawless beauty.

Stylist:  Brandi Brownlee

Model:  Jessica Granger

Upcoming Mexico Trip | Photoserv Friday September 9, 2011 11:14AM PST Personal, Photographers, Workshops

If you have not heard of Photoserve; it’s an organization you should definitely check out.

After meeting countless photographers within our industry who shared this vision to not only document beauty and life, but to use that gift and talent to affect positive change in the world, photographers Matt Savage (of Avery House Photographers) and Tony Skarlatos founded Photoserve.  To do just that:  photos and serve.  Their vision to unite with other artists and create an avenue to use their gifts to affect change is both encouraging and challenging.

I am honored to be going on a trip to Acuña, Mexico this September 25-30th.  With a team of about 15 photographers we will be building a home for a family that is currently living on the streets.  I have no doubt that this trip will challenge and shape every person involved, and I cannot wait to go.  We still have a few spots left, and I would love you to join!

To learn more about PhotoServe and to sign-up CLICK HERE.

Mr. Locke Wilder | Full Post Tuesday September 6, 2011 4:38PM PST LifeSession®, Portrait

Below is the full post from the newborn shoot I did with Jessica Claire & Jeff Norwood, and their studly newborn son Locke.  I can’t wait to do it again… if they’ll let me!

Fall 2011 Workshops Friday September 2, 2011 8:00AM PST News

With Fall right around the corner, I am excited to launch my Fall 2011 Workshop schedule.  This year I’ve had some really great workshop experiences, and I cannot wait for these workshops!  We already have a great team of vendors helping to style some wonderful engagement and bridal shoots.

September 12, 2011:  A Seminar on Branding | The Fairmont Palliser | Calgary, Alberta | $199.00

In this 6-hour seminar, I’ll be teaching about my unique approach to branding.  Topics that will be covered are:  Defining Your Target Market, Brand Identity, Creating Buzz, Pricing, Selling, Getting Published, Social Networking, Photography Inspiration, Facing Fears.

September 13-14, 2011:  Banff Shooting Workshop | The Fairmont Banff Springs | Banff, Alberta | $800.00

This shooting workshop will include 3 hours of classroom instruction on technical and creative aspects of wedding photography and 3 hours of shooting on location in the mountains of Banff, Alberta with live models, professional hair, make-up, and styling.

The support that I’m getting from Lynn Fletcher WeddingsThe Camera StorePixel2Canvas, and Lexar to help make these Canada seminars happen has been so awesome.


October 14, 2011: The Mike Colón NYC Shooting Workshop | New York, NY | $599.00

A 4 hour shootout in NYC with hands-on instruction in the midst of a styled bridal fashion shoot. This all-new format has been tested and proven to be a very effective and ideal learning environment. It also has a very low cost considering the high production value of the shoot we are producing.

Note:  For this shoot imparticular we will be doing a 2-part shoot.  The first half of the shoot will be a styled engagement session, while the latter portion of the shoot will be a styled bridal shoot.

My last NYC Shooting workshop was beautifully styled by Jackie of Mercí New York, and published by Style Me Pretty HERE.


November 8-9, 2011:  Mike Colón 2-Day Atlanta Workshop | Cumming, GA | $1,195.00

2 FULL DAYS – Intense, hands-on training with Mike Colón

2 Styled LIVE SHOOTS – Engagement Shoot • Bridal Shoot

IN-DEPTH LECTURES: Digital Capture (style, composition, exposure, & lighting) • Workflow (from download to final output – simply the best way to manage your images) • Marketing (Mike’s proven strategy with bonus lectures on pricing & selling)

To see our Day 2 bridal shoot styled by Joy Thigpen, and published by Southern Weddings HERE.


Jessica and Jeff & Co. | SNEAK PEEK Thursday September 1, 2011 8:00AM PST Photographers, Portrait, Teasers

My dear friends Jessica Claire & Jeff Norwood just celebrated the birth of their first child, Locke.  It was a so much fun taking some shots for them last week.  This is a sneak peak…more images to come!