Erika and Alex | Half Moon Bay Engagement

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The Essentials | Photography Workshop

 

 

 

Hello everyone-

Michelle here! I am so happy to share that I will be teaching my first ever TWO DAY photography workshop at the Muckenthaler Mansion on April 17th-18th, 2017. I’ve been looking for an opportunity to share with you some of my knowledge I’ve learned over the past 8 years, techniques that I wish I had known to build a strong foundation for my business. I’m excited to announce that I will be teaching this workshop alongside two highly esteemed photographers, Jennifer Fujikawa and Michelle Nicole!

 

Our classroom time and styled live shoots will cover:

 1. How we style & compose shots

How we pose and direct in a clear way

How we shoot for clients/editorials/vendors

Composition & finding good natural light

How to use elements and resources around us to enhance photos

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2. How to become a real business

Legally registering as a business

Contracts & setting client expectations

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3. Workflow

How to cull shoots and pick the best images

Basic LR editing

Editing secrets & shortcuts we use

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In addition to Michelle (Nicole Ng) and Jennifer, we have an all-star team on board:  Tara Jade of Darling Event & Co. styling our tablescapes, Colette’s Catering for our beautifully delicious desserts and cake,  Boffo Video filming our styled shoots, Emblem Flowers creating our floral masterpieces, Diana Lee of love~d for all our calligraphy and stationary, and Party Pieces by Perry supplying our vintage furniture and decor!  We also have AMAZING giveaways and promotional codes from our workshop sponsors: Amber Concept Albums, Photomechanic, Honeybook and more to come.

The most exciting part is that all our beautiful food is to be photographed and EATEN! Hooray! In addition to the food available for photography, we will be providing all your meals, coffee, drinks, and delicious snacks. (Thank you Colette’s Catering!)  We hope everyone will have a happy tummy, happy eyes and happy heart. 🙂

We are limiting spaces to only 20 students so we can give each student more individual attention and care. No more than 5 photographers will be at a photo station at a time. Because there are 3 of us, one of us will always be there to answer your questions!

 

Location: Muckenthaler Mansion

Date: April 17-18th, 2017

Investment:
We are offering an early bird rate if you sign up by April 3rd!

Early bird rate = $599
After March 24th = $799

Register Here

 

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Serena and Hai | Underwater Engagement

How FREAKIN cool are Serena and Hai?? The are quite possibly the most amazing, adventurous and kind hearted people I’ve ever met!  I’m so incredibly excited to share their underwater engagement photos!!!  When brainstorming for their session, it was really clear that the wanted to do something unique and out of this world! Both of them love Scuba diving, so initially we had planned to do a scuba diving engagement off of Catalina Island! But after looking at the temperatures and clarity of the waters in February, we decided it was just not a good idea, instead we opted the pool, and we are so thrilled with the results!! Enjoy!

 

In we go!

It may  not look like it, but the waters pool waters were FREEZING cold!! Jumping in to the hot pool shower together right after was perfect

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Stacy and James | Los Angeles Wedding | UCLA Janss Terrace

Stacy and James beautiful UCLA wedding on the blog!! 🙂 One of my favorite parts of the day was in the morning, and just getting to experience the different group dynamic!  The gentle, beautiful, poised and composed women in stark constrast to the loud, fun, boisterous group of men! Between the both of them, they had the best of both worlds! What a perfect balance! 🙂 It was beautiful day, great wedding, awesome people! Enjoy!

 

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Photography: Michelle Chiu Photography

Videography: Halfo Films

Coordinator: Sherly Lam

Venue: UCLA Janss Terrace

Hair/Make-up: Susie Chour Studios

Florals: Fascinare

Cake: Kings Hawaiian

Photobooth: Instaglam Photobooth

Catering: Panda Catering

Tables/Chairs: Premier Party Rentals

MC/DJ: Machs Party Studio

 

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2016 Holiday Mini Sessions!

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2016 Holiday Mini Sessions  $197


20 Minute Photo Session

5 Retouched photos

25 Holiday cards

 

DATES

Nov 6th [Sunday]…….Pasadena

Nov 26th [Saturday]……..NorCal/San Jose Area

December 10th [Saturday]……..Orange County

*Very limited spots available

For more information and to reserve your time slot, please email me at michelle@michellechiu.net 🙂

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