Join us at Villa Bianca in Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy on July 5, 2022 for an Italian Wedding Editorial Experience where you will enjoy an immersive day of creativity, education, and community.
Our editorial experiences are focused on helping you build a thriving, profitable business & working with your dream clientele. We want every attendee to feel welcome, inspired and free to create their own art.
Our editorial experiences and retreats are hosted in breathtaking locations around the world and aim to present a select number of attendees with an intensive masterclass on business development, style, photographic technique, visual culture, and purposeful branding. The workshop balances hands-on learning in order to help you create an inspiring portfolio, develop clarity of aesthetic direction, book more of your ideal clients, and build a profitable and resilient photography business.
Our day will begin with a warm welcome in the morning at our beautiful Villa Bianca, elegantly built on the waters edge of Lake Como. After an introduction to our schedule with our team, you will get the opportunity to explore the outdoors streets to capture an Italian styled engagement session with our models. After the engagement session, you will return to the villa for a bit of classroom time with our hosts and enjoy a light lunch and some fun conversation. Afterwards, you will get to participate in some hands-on styling of the details, bridal gowns, and custom invitation suite before turning out to capture the ceremony and reception setups and remaining details. The models will change into their bridal look and we will begin bridal portraits, ceremony, reception and hit the town with our model couple in designer bridal attire and visit some iconic locations like Villa del Balbianello via boat ride and end the day with a candlelit dinner with a private chef at our Villa.
Villa Bianca and Villa Balbianello
Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy
Payment options available
Principal Planner and Designer, Wrennwood Design
In 2011, Amberly Odom founded her company, Wrennwood Design with a simple mission: to help others seamless plan and enjoy one of life’s greatest milestones.
After a season of successfully executing weddings and events in Georgia, Amberly’s planning services quickly grew to include comprehensive floral and event design. This growth not only allowed Amberly to hone in on her signature aesthetic, but it earned her accolades with top industry publications like VOGUE, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, and The Knot.
Amberly’s company is known for an aesthetic that’s effortless but polished, whimsical but timeless. There’s a juxtaposition between imperfection and intention. Yet, while clients come to her desiring a specific crafted aesthetic, what makes them stay is the commitment she and her team have to an indelible client experience. Amberly’s industry experience, decade of destination event planning, logistical strategy, and approach that’s built on kindness and creative thinking make her a sought after planning and event designer for the most discerning of clientele.
Photographer, Carrie Joy Photography
Carrie Joy is a wedding photographer based just outside of Atlanta. She comes alive capturing weddings for couples who value family, fun, and tradition. Her style is both fine art and documentary, and her favorite images to capture are joyful and authentic.
Carrie Joy has photographed couples all around the world, but her client chose to say “I do” certain things remain the same: her commitments to making photography the easiest piece of her client’s planning process and preserving their story with authenticity.
Carrie Joy Photography is rooted in the pursuit of capturing genuine emotion and celebrating love and family through timeless, beautiful art. With over a decade of experience and an eye for the small details that add up to big moments, Carrie Joy documents love with delight and heart.
Stationer, Em Paper Co.
Emma graduated from Virginia Tech with an Industrial Design degree and started working as an ux/ui designer at a consulting firm before pursuing her passion as a print designer. With her years of design experience, she uses her artistic skills to help couples effectively communicate their love and joy through beautifully curated wedding stationery.
Emma currently lives in Pensacola, FL with her husband and their precious pups.
Em Paper Co. is a full-service event stationery design studio specializing in wedding stationery design. Their design style is ever-growing, but grounded in translating their client’s love story into thoughtful results that are playful but intentional, simple yet visually refined.
Videographer, Huf Wedding Films
Born in Australia and raised in Hawai’i, Huf Wedding Films began out of a genuine passion for intentional storytelling. As a child, Brady’s keen interest in documenting his explorations around the beaches and mountains of Hawai’i would later become the foundation and catalyst for his body of work. His formal experience and background in the commercial tv and film industry offers a fresh perspective to his wedding, branding and lifestyle work for which he is best known.
When not behind the lens, Brady enjoys traveling alongside his wife Kate and has captured clients in destinations such as Mexico, France, Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong and Hawai’i.
Develop clarity, refine your vision, and elevate your artistry to align with your ideal clients.
Visit iconic destinations across the globe and gain inspiration to ignite your passion.
Join our award winning wedding educators and take your skill to the next level.
Both digital and film photographers are welcome at this workshop, as well as videographers.
The editorial styled shoots will be designed with over the top floral installations, featuring luxury brands and professional bride and groom models. There is an intimate group of attendees that will be shooting in unison and we will rotate out on a timed basis to ensure everyone gets their ideal shots in each location. This will ensure a very smooth shooting process. Our hosts will also be available during the shoots to guide you and assist with hands-on learning.
Absolutely. We will provide you with tips and best practice guidelines to help you get published. As is standard practice, you will be requested to allow a headstart to the hosts so they submit to the publications first.
The cost of our workshop covers the workshop only. Any travel including flight, hotel, airport transfer, and food are up to your discretion. We are also available to help give travel suggestions and connect you with our travel partner.