This is my second year attending and teaching at PhotoLush. And like the year prior, it was an absolute blast! PhotoLush is an awesome 2-day event that takes place in Bellingham, WA and is a great place to meet other Pacific Northwest Photographers, as well as continue to grow in your craft as a photographer!
Last year I had the awesome opportunity to speak and teach on Newborn Photography and the importance of safety within newborn sessions. This year, I was provided with the opportunity to speak and teach in a break out session on my other love, maternity photography. Attendees also had the first opportunity to purchase my recently released Maternity Photography Guide, which is now available to purchase at my store.
I loved having the opportunity to equip and encourage other photographers on WHY maternity photography is so important, and provide them with tips and tricks on how to go about a maternity session. Maternity photography is so much more than just taking portraits of a pregnant belly. It is about empowering pregnant women and showing them how incredibly beautiful the pregnant form is along with telling their story and journey to motherhood.
If you are an aspiring photographer or someone who has done this for a long time, I strongly encourage you to attend PhotoLush 2016! It is a comfortable and fun atmosphere with great people who are there to learn and build relationships with their fellow colleagues!!
Special thanks to Evantide Photography for these behind the scenes photos of PhotoLush 2015! Hope to see you there in 2016!!!
Special thanks to our beauuuuuuuutiful mommies who were willing to model for a big group of photographers! You both are extremely beautiful inside and out!
Here is a list of some of the amazing vendors that helped make PhotoLUSH an amazing reality!
Venue – Broadway Hall – This was a classic and beautiful setting to help shape the event.
Friday night fun - Ever After Events – Zeina was so gracious in provided fantastic food and beverages for the VIP party!
PhotoBooth – Oh Snap! Photobooth – Helped us be entertained on Friday, so fun!!
Print Salon Help – Mellis Photography – Morgan swooped in and not only did last minute prints for many but he also delivered them right to us.
Sound Equipment – GMB – Gary is a local event DJ who trusted us with his high end sound system and everyone was able to hear the teachers:-).
Hair and Makeup – Tart Beauty – The Tart’s were so generous in beautifying the models for Saturday’s shoots.
Florist - Botanikal – Colleen help create beautiful floral looks for the photoshoots
Wedding Dress and Tux - Belle Bridal – Thanks to Nicole for sharing the beautiful dress and tux!!
SEO Teacher – EthoSEO – To quote my friend Thom, “I felt like I was drinking from a fire hydrant”, during his presentation.
Photography Studio – Positive Negative – Jason was nice enough to let us take over his studio for Rachel’s fashion shoot.
Catering – Market Street Catering – I don’t think I’ve ever left an event catered by Market Street, hungry or dissatisfied.
Clean up – Tied Bow Events – You heard that right! They will come to your event and clean up for you… Family doesn’t need to do it:-).
Sponsors – Thanks to these great companies for offering some great discounts, swag and their fantastic wares!