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Brand Bootcamp/Business Basics: March 12th-14th
In-depth coverage and working tutorials on specific topics related to photography business branding. We will dive deeper into various options for branding yourself and establishing your photography style. This will consist of picking brand colors & fonts, creating your website (if you do not already have one), creating personalized wedding guides, client relation guides, email templates, and more! This workshop is great for photographers who already have established their business but want to focus on the direction of their brand. We will also be covering an array of topics ranging from camera settings, lighting, photography software programs, posing, client acquisition, CRM management, editing, pricing strategy, etc. We will practice applying a majority of these topics with live photo/content sessions. It will be great for photographers just starting their business or those wanting to learn more about a wide range of photography and business topics.
*The workshop will consist of three styled photo sessions: A studio bridal session, engagement session, and styled elopement. The studio session will consist of details and a table setup. We will also be offering a headshot/branding tutorial each day for any interested attendee.
*The cost of the workshop covers all content, styled shoots, food & beverage (three meals per day), lodging, alcohol (for those of age), and all extracurricular activities.
Hidden in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, is a Finnish style, 800-acre bed and breakfast getaway. The land consists of five quaint cabins and plenty of activities. The facilities are equipped with an ice-skating pond, cross-country ski trails, snow shoeing trails, downhill sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, a warming lodge, massages, and a Finnish style sauna house (pictured below). The meals are all home-cooked, hearty, and delicious!
video of the grounds
video of the Finnish sauna house
Host & main educator - Nicole Castonguay
Nicole is a lover of sunsets, meaningful conversations, and traveling to beautiful places. When she doesn't have a camera in her hand, you can find her having a glass of wine on her patio in the summertime.
Nicole has been doing photography for six years, four years full time. She started her business from scratch and has learned so much about what to do and (more importantly) what not to do. She has experienced, firsthand, the challenges of perfecting photography workflow, editing, client relations, pricing, and much more. She has so much she can't wait to share with you.
PSA: she's not claiming to have all the answers, but she does know what's worked best for her throughout her career :)
Can't wait to meet you all!
Guest Speaker - Tippy Jordan
Tippy will be speaking at the business basics workshop (March 12-14th). She started her photography career in the spring of 2018 and her footprint in the world of wedding photography has expanded ever since.
She picked up photography as a side hustle, all while working a full time job. Currently, Tippy shoots everything from weddings to family sessions to senior sessions.
Her creative eye is unmatched as she is always coming up with new ideas for her photography work.
Tippy loves exploring. She has a knack for finding the most picturesque hiking trails with her husband when she's in a new place. Her biggest bucket list item is to hike the Everest base camp trek and visit all seven continents.
Check out some of her work here and on her instagram @tippyjordan
"The Unbounded workshop was the most amazing wholesome experience ever. Not only did I learn so much from Nicole, I also got to bond and learn from other insanely talented photographers on this retreat. It was amazing to see everyone’s styles differentiate but at the same time collide. I would recommend Unbounded to anyone and everyone! It is the perfect getaway trip to unwind, relax, and get inspired. I have gained so many genuine friendships from this workshop and I am so incredibly proud of Nicole and her great friend Mariah for putting this on. YALL DID AMAZING! love youuuuuu <3"
- Kallie, 2020 attendee
"Unbounded was my first workshop and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The lodge was absolutely beautiful. The food was SO good and we never ran out of wine. Everyone involved was professional, kind, and welcoming. The styled shoots were an absolute dream! It was exactly the content I've been wanting to shoot and Nicole really thought out every detail to make it perfect. The lectures were informative + thorough. I left with a new group of talented + amazing friends and I would do it over again in a heartbeat."
- Jillian, 2020 attendee
"But honestly Nicole, You have a gift for this and I can’t thank you enough for everything! Unbounded was the best investment I could have made for my business and for my self. Not only did I grow in my creativity, skill set, and passion for photography, but I grew in community too, which is something that was so important to me. I truly feel like I walked away with new tools to reach my goals in my business and new amazing friendships! Thank you thank you thank you! <3"
- Alexis, 2020 attendee
"WOW. If I could give this workshop 10 stars I would because this was the BEST thing for my business. I'm am so blown away by this workshop and how detailed and hands on we got to be. From having multiple styled shoots to learning as a group from Nicole and her special guests it's amazing. Since the workshop I went home with tons of photos to showcase for my business and new knowledge to grow my business. I TOTALLY recommend this workshop to someone starting out or who's been in the field because you learn so much! Thank you, Nicole for the best investment for my business! <3"
- Lauren, 2020 attendee
"I attended the original Unbounded Workshop with Nicole and Shannon. It was a great experience and I walked away with a new level of confidence in my photography. There was a wide variety of experience and technical skills, so that was kind of an interesting dynamic as a photographer with significant wedding experience. This workshop is more designed for intermediate to expert photographers as you will need to know how to use your camera in manual mode. The styled sessions were a lot of fun and each was thoughtfully planned and well executed. The models were all kind and beautiful, but diversity seemed to be lacking. Nicole did a wonderful job being approachable, kind, and supportive of all of us. Smaller groups were definitely more effective for our shoots, but the larger group education settings allowed us to all contribute and learn from each other. Great experience and so much fun!"
- Danielle, 2020 attendee