Portfolio + Workshop II – The Biltmore – Coral Gables, FL

I had a phenomenal time at the first Portfolio + Workshop put on my good friends Kenny Kim and Ray Santana. The first workshop had a couple awesome guest speakers in The [b]ecker and Lawerence (tofurious). The attendees learned a lot and came away with some amazing images to help their portfolio.

For the second time around Ray and Kenny called in their good friend, award winning photographer & Boda bag inventor, Jim Garner and Photoshop guru, Dave Cross. I was excited to meet Jim as I not only love his imagery and artistry, I’ve also always loved his creation: The Boda bag. I’ve used mine ever since it was first invented. I use it at EVERY wedding and EVERY engagement session to carry my lenses, cards, batteries, and a flash. I highly recommend it for anyone who may be interested. I was also excited to hear Dave Cross speak as I know my photoshop skills and workflow can always be improved. Dave is one of the guys at NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals)– and he definitely knows his stuff!

***More photos are one my facebook page! Feel free to friend me if you can’t see all 50+ images on my page!***

Ray Santana is regular contributer to Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style Magazine and was recently named Blu Domain‘s Guy Photographer of the Year in 2009. He was sharing all kinds of tips and practical advice during his session-




Kenny Kim share a little from his career and some of the ways he has been able network within the wedding community.




Dave Cross shared a lot of helpful stuff for us wedding photographers. A lot of short cuts that will help save me a lot of time!

Jim Garner was sharing a little bit about his story telling method of photography-

And then we headed out to photograph the models wearing dresses made by the talented Ines Di Santo!

Jim took the initiative to show the model how it’s done- =)

And yes…The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is AMAZING. period.

One of my old college roommates has since spent some time in the modeling field. He flew out to Miami to help us out for the workshop- Thanks Ken!


Ray was working it with his Nikon D3s and the new 70-200 VRII-



Kenny Kim showing everyone how it’s done using a 200 2.0 lens-

Kenny took a moment to get on one knee- did she say yes?






As the sun started to set, Jim broke out his video lights to show us how we could light a bride in the absence of ambient light-

Thanks to all the attendees for a great workshop! I can’t wait to see all the images you guys came up with! (unfortunately, I am not in the image as I was the one taking the group photo)

The guys responsible for some major goodtimes! =)

Another awesome Portfolio Plus Workshop completed!
For more info: www.portfolioplusworkshop.com

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