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    Back in May, the Styling With Sam workshop held it’s first 2 day workshop experience! I worked so hard at making sure everything was perfect, from the swag bags all the way down to what kinds of food we were going to eat.  My workshops include a heavily detailed styled shoot, to put […]

Education, For Photographers, Wedding

August 1, 2019

A French Garden Fairytale | The Styling With Sam Workshop

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Warm tones and textures, macrame and lace.  These are the things that I only ever dreamed of photographing before.  Boho style weddings are not that common in Pennsylvania, so when I looked around Forest Hall and saw some of these details, I was pumped.  It was finally going to happen! I wanted to make sure […]

Education, For Photographers, Wedding

March 20, 2019

Boho Chic Vibes | How We Gather Shootout Part 2

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Sunshine, birds, the sounds and feelings of warmer weather woke me up as I lay in my adorable quirky Air BnB.  I was in Pittsboro, North Carolina and it was the morning of the How We Gather Shootout.  I spent the day before driving from Pennsylvania, about 9 hours.  I was exhausted by the time […]

Education, For Photographers, Wedding

March 19, 2019

The How We Gather Shootout | North Carolina Wedding Workshop

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A few weeks ago I shared an amazing blog post about the importance of hiring a calligrapher for your invitation suite. I loved the feedback I got from that post, even with some of my own brides! Kelly and Buck work so hard (as well as other calligraphers and letterers do!) to really give the […]

Education, Engagement, Wedding

February 19, 2019

Details Matter | DIY Calligraphy

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The Wedding Invitation. It’s usually the first thing people see that sets the tone for your wedding.  As you’re planning, it takes up time and thought.  There are so many directions you can go, things you can do.  And yes it adds up.  I won’t sugarcoat that.   Invitations are expensive and often the thing that […]

Education, For Photographers, Wedding

January 21, 2019

Details Matter | The Wedding Invitation Suite

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“It’s Christmas themed without being too Christmasy” – words that I read while looking at the inspiration board of a beautifully detailed Nutcracker-esque wedding. I was so excited to travel to Pittsburgh for the Fine Art Wedding Workshop. As an educator myself, sometimes I find myself wanting to just have a little fun.  Not have […]

Education, For Photographers, Styled Shoots, Wedding

November 14, 2018

The Fine Art Wedding Workshop | A Nutcracker Wedding Styled Shoot in Pittsburgh

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Today, I am so excited to be featuring an amazing vendor post! I have posted before on DIY floral projects, as florals are one of my favorite wedding details.  Today we’re going to take a peek at some table runner ideas and inspiration from floral company FTD. What is a wedding without flowers? The bride […]

Education, Wedding

November 7, 2018

DIY Florals | Table Runner Ideas

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Prepare yourselves for this blog post.  It’s a doozy.  A good doozy but I hope you stick with me until the end.  The month of July is over, and while I am so sad that fall is coming, I’m happy that my month of travel every week is done.  I took July and spent a […]

Education, For Photographers, Personal, Sessions, Uncategorized

July 31, 2018

Workshop Mania!

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The 2nd styling with Sam shoot was last week, and oh mylanta was it perfection.  I spent months planning and being picky over details for this shoot.  I wanted it to stand out from the norm in styled wedding shoots, and I am so happy to say that I did just that with the help […]

Education, Sessions, Uncategorized, Wedding

July 6, 2018

Fruits Of Love Styled Shoot Recap | Styling With Sam

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I love Fridays.  Not because they are the start of the weekend, but because everyone is always in such a good mood! I want to take this amazing day and tell you about some of the behind the scenes work and moments that were part of the first workshop! When I was putting together the […]

Education, For Photographers, Self-Empowerment, Wedding

April 6, 2018

Styling With Sam, The Workshop Behind the Scenes