Guided Styled Shoot

Guided Styled Shoot



The Guided Styled Shoot was born from the idea that education should be accessible and inclusive. While I believe that my one-on-one mentoring sessions are invaluable, I also know that not everyone is in the stage of their photography journey to make that kind of investment. By participating in these portfolio builders, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and shoot along side Lauren Louise at a styled engagement or bridal type session with real couples. During each shoot, you’ll have the opportunity to observe how I interact with my subjects/couples and ask me questions about the process, my settings - whatever you want. You’ll then get the chance to photograph yourself with my guidance. While it’s certainly not required, I recommend that photographers attend more than one so that he/she can focus on a certain skill during each session. Maybe this month you focus on how you interact with your couple and the next you focus on shooting in direct sunlight. These shoots are designed to educate, challenge, inspire, and give you the confidence you need to photograph real couples in love. You’ll be able to use the photos you take in your portfolio and across your social media platforms so these are really awesome portfolio builders, too!

Date: November 4th 2019

What: Styled Bridal Session with a REAL COUPLE

Where: Fostr Collaborative in Georgetown Washington DC

Time: 1:30-4:30 PM


3 Hours of Education, Guidance, and Shooting time with Lauren Louise

A fully styled and designed “wedding” set by local DC wedding vendors with more to be added

Elizabeth Carberry // Stylist
Darling + Daughters // Floral Design
Paper Goods (Invitation Suite, Tablescape Goods, etc) // Alchemy Calligraphy
Groomswear // The Black Tux
Rentals // Something Vintage
Venue // Fostr Collaborative

A REAL DC couple

Styling + Flat Lay teaching by Molly at Alchemy Calligraphy

Be sure to check out the Inspiration Board to get an idea of the style!

What Photographers are saying about these:

“Lauren's guided styled shoot was just what I needed! From the very beginning, Lauren outlined the key components of the shoot and set expectations for what we would cover together, so I felt very comfortable going into the workshop. The experience was comprehensive, starting with the communications that Lauren shares with clients and styling the models and ending with actually photographing an arsenal of prompts and poses, so I walked away feeling confident and inspired to incorporate these techniques into my own work flow. Lauren was incredibly engaging the entire time and was open and honest while explaining her process and answering our questions. I felt like my experience was an exceptional value, and I highly recommend participating in any guided shoots or workshops she has to offer!” -JW

“Lauren's Guided Style Shoot was such a surprise to me. I've been to workshops and photo walks and have bought probably thousands worth of education material, but I always felt a little bit unsatisfied with what I got. Lauren proposed to share her technique, the way she interacts with clients to get fun, dynamic images, and my goodness, and she delivered. I came out of the shoot with so many new ways to make my clients feel comfortable in front of the camera and really have fun instead of just "pretend fun". I can't thank Lauren enough for being so opened and willing to share her expertise.” -EL


“The Guided Styled Shoot has something for everyone. It’s not so much about new poses, but about creating that "butterflies in your tummy" atmosphere to get those truly timeless shots of your couples. Lauren does a great job of pacing the shoot and answering questions. There is ample time for those involved to get as many photos as needed and it’s a great way to meet other photographers. Overall, its a course I recommend to both beginners and seasoned photographers as it will help get the most out of your couples.” -CM

“I loved hearing what your process and interaction is with clients from start to finish. It felt good to know that I'm on the right track in how I guide clients with styling and expectations for the shoot! It was really helpful to see how you interact with couples and prompt them with fun and engaging games and movements to bring out genuine emotions and reactions. Sometimes I feel goofy or awkward demonstrating things to clients or asking different questions, but after working with you I'm realizing more and more that it's ok to be a little loose and silly if the couple is having a good time! I learned SO much from our portfolio review and can't thank you enough for your suggestions. I immediately starting implementing some of your ideas and am feeling really good about how my site is looking and flowing.” -JW

“I felt inspired, excited, and happy - happy because I felt like I got exactly what I was hoping to get out of the Guided Styled Shoot and because I've been wanting to incorporate movement into my shoots but was having a hard time. Now I feel like I got this!” -CW

“Lauren was really helpful in showing us all of her different poses and how to bring out a lot of emotion in clients! My favorite part was how she showed us how to bring out both serious and silly, which is something I struggle with! I would definitely recommend attending her next one!” -SJ

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