The Wedding Retreat 2016 • Charleston Wedding Photographer - Catherine Rhodes Photography | Wedding and Lifestyle Portrait Photographer | Columbia, Kansas city, St Louis, and Destinations World Wide



March 14, 2016

The Wedding Retreat 2016 • Charleston Wedding Photographer

Wow, what an amazing time we all had this year at The Wedding Retreat 2016 in Charleston South Carolina!

From the amazing attendees to our gorgeous beach house, it was quite the weekend! Our attendees traveled in from New York to Texas and they were all such talented ladies! We spent three full days teaching everything we knew about Wedding Photography and then some.

Day one we walked all the photographers through a normal wedding day! We discussed the wedding day prep and how to set yourself up for success in each given part of a wedding day.


Day two we headed out to the gorgeous Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for a beautiful sunrise Engagement Session! Not only did we share tips and tricks for capturing those natural emotive portraits, but we invited a second couple along just for our attendees to photograph and practice all they had learned!

Check out Trischa, our amazing Photo Assistant, using Atmosphere Aerosol to enhance our gorgeous sunrise session! A huge thank you to Atmosphere Aerosol for sponsering The Wedding Retreat, check them out!

After some lunch to refuel ourselves from the busy (and early!) morning, we all headed to the back yard of our beautiful Charleston beach house to get some hands on education when photographing a wedding day! We covered everything from getting ready photos to those exciting night portraits at the end of the day!


And finally on our third day, we covered everything a good business owner should know for running a profitable and sustainable wedding photography business!

This year was an absolute blast and I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing it was to share our love of wedding photography with our amazing attendees! Charleston, you are a dream and we can’t wait to photography those beautiful beaches again!

A special thanks to all our models and vendors who helped create these amazing Styled Shoots and to our sponsors for the HUGE giveaways that even I had hoped to win (there’s some rule in there that if you’re teaching a workshop, you don’t get to win the giveaways…) 😀

Bridal Dresses : BHLDN
Bridal Jewelry : Tiffany Rose Designs 
Floral Design : What’s Up Buttercup
Rentals : Ultrapom
Hair and Makeup : Lashes and Lace Bridal Hair and Makeup
Rentals : Snyder Events

And finally a big thank you to our attendees who took the time to further their knowledge of Wedding Photography and entrust us to help enrich their businesses and skills! It was an honor to get to know each and every one of you, high fives all around!

© Catherine Rhodes Photography 2016 | Charleston Wedding Photography | Destination Wedding Photographer



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