Well Hello Everyone! Last month Stephanie, our owner and also the owner of One Fine Day Events, participated in the first Bret Cole Photography Fellowship and I am SOOO very excited to reveal a few of the behind the scenes photos from the workshop! The purpose of the workshop was to provide both amateur and professional photographer’s with a weekend of inspiration and education to further their careers in the wedding and portrait industry. The event included 4 beautifully styled photo shoots and class time with lectures by our very own Stephanie Anderson, event designer Scott Corridan, Don Weinstein of Photo Impact Imaging film lab, Bret Cole of Bret Cole Photography, and Alexandra Tremaine of Tremaine Photography. Home base for the workshop was at Cedar Glen Lodge in Tahoe Vista and the photo shoot locations stretched from the top of Eagle Rock on the West Shore to a ranch out past Sierraville. Our favorite is the Sierraville wedding shoot, of course! Such a gorgeous and amazing place – the shoot took place near an amazing old barn surrounded by fields, cows, horses, and nature…what more could you want? Take a little looksy loo below to see some of the behind the scenes photos of the engagement shoot, lectures, kids portrait shoot, and wedding shoot.

Bret assisting the models and teaching the photographers! Photos: Kirstie Marie Photography

Bret Cole FellowshipPhotos: Bret Cole Photography Photo: Bret Cole Photography

From Bret Cole ~ I came out of the experience with an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion and euphoria. The team effort and support I received brought tears to my eyes. The interest in film was widely apparent from the attendees….much more than I expected. And it was so wonderful to see them learn more about the wedding and portrait industry. They were like little sponges! It’s an awesome feeling to know I was able to help them and make a difference just by sharing my passion!!

Our lovely model, Mel, getting styled by the fabulous Elyssa Corson (Greco Rose Creative) and our own Stephanie Anderson (One Fine Day Events & Tahoe Unveiled) quickly lighting the candles for the photographers. Photos: Eden Thome of Eden Rose Photography

Below - behind the scenes with Johnny B Films, Kari Addison, Elyssa Corson, and all the photographers shooting!

Photo: Corey Fox Photography

Photo: Corey Fox Photography Bret Cole FellowshipThe extremely talented Johnny of Johnny B Films working hard to get the perfect shots! Photo: Bret Cole Photography

Photo: Bret Cole Photography

From workshop attendee Kirstie Frydenlund ~ What an inspiring few days it was! Bret did an incredible job creating beautiful shoots, transferring her knowledge, keeping everything positive, and teaching us all her ways! I feel so blessed and humbled for the opportunity to learn from her! Tahoe is the world’s most beautiful place.

Bret Cole Photography FewllowshipLove this picture of Coco, (also known as Alexandra Tremaine) flashing a sassy smile for the camera! Photo: Bret Cole Photography

The fabulous owners of California Vintage Rentals - Jan and Pam! Photo: Bret Cole Photography

From workshop attendee Kelly Wozniak ~ I walked away with a lot of information and a new out look on photography! I can't wait to keep moving and growing with photography. Thank you, thank you!

Photo: Bret Cole Photography

Photo: Bret Cole Photography

From workshop attendee Brianne Keeney ~ I wanted to thank Bret for encouraging me in so many ways. I am so happy I came because, surprisingly (to me), connecting with other photographers actually helped my confidence. I feel more motivated and I am going to make a goal list!

Stay tuned for the full wedding shoot with all the detail shots!!! Vendors and Sponsors for the Workshop: Photographers | Corey Fox, Alexandra Tremaine, Kirstie Marie, and Bret Cole Speakers | Stephanie Anderson of One Fine Day Events, Scott Corridan, Don Weinstein of Photo Impact Imaging Flowers | Tina Barnwell from Lavish Floral and Hattie Reed with Art in Bloom Vintage Furniture | Jan and Pam with California Vintage Rentals Children's Boutique Clothing | J'dorable Cinematography | Johnny B Films Wooden Tables | Arbor Care Hair Styling | Elyssa Corson with Greco Rose Makeup Artist | Kari Addison Letterpress Printing | Sugar Plum Invitations Letterpress Designs and Stationary | Olive and Emerald Film | Fuji Film Websites | Photo Shelter and Tahoe Unveiled