Palm Springs STYLEDYOU Photography Workshop

4 full scale styled shoots, 3 days in a stunning, desert home and 2 accomplished photography mentors.. our november styledyou workshop in palm springs, california was the ultimate Photographer’s retreat.

after arrivals, rosé and introductions, we wasted no time.. jumping right in to a posing course with the talented Emily magers! reminding our attendees that “models are humans” was a great way to start off the photography workshop and perfect etiquette intro for our in-home shoot that immediately followed.

bright and early the next day, Manda of Mae&Co Creative and Monique serra gave the attendees a morning pep talk about staying creative, before “diving in” to a playful pool shoot, flamingo floaties and all!

The rest of the days involved a variety of classes and chats.
Joely with Friend Flower co gave a talk on bouquet styling, seek paper co led our attendees through her famous flat lay styling course and our lead photographers, emily & monique, explained how they’ve created an authentic following on social media.

The second and last full day was concluded by an epic full scale bridal shoot! We designed a modern, colorful tablescape using our mae&co inventory; complete with coral and orange blooms from Friend flower co and paper goods from Seek paper co! We used tumbleweeds in lieu of chairs and added a mix of bright colored candles to compliment the florals.

our model, with MUAH by Styled by mal, looked absolutely stunning as she sauntered through the desert wearing the boho ami gown by Rue de seine from The Dress Theory San Diego.

The last day of the workshop, we said goodbye to palm springs and ventured into Joshua tree national park for a romantic engagement shootout! The colors and textures of the desert made for an amazing backdrop and our attendees shot freely with monique there for guidance and advice every step of the way.

as much as we value and enjoy the educational, content packed aspects of our workshops.. we really love just chatting with our attendees (usually over a glass, or two of rosé) in the evenings! It’s so special to connect with other likeminded women and the friendships that come out of these retreats are pretty extraordinary!

Supporting, spoiling and encouraging other creative women is so important to us, which is why our workshops provide a wide variety of content, q&a, educational talks, happy hours, hands on classes and beautiful meals!
We want our attendees to leave feeling refreshed and inspired with a new creative community who has got their back… that’s the goal of styledyou!

“I got everything I was wanting from the workshop and more. The vendors who were teaching and the attendees were all welcoming, encouraging and ready to learn from each other. I have so much incredible content and made friends from all over the US. I can't wait to join Mae&cCo again soon for a shoot out or workshop!! This was so valuable to me personally and for my business! “ - Krista Mupo Photography

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Workshop: STYLEDYOU // Styled & Design: Mae&Co Creative // Photo: Monique Serra // Videography: Jessica Heron Images // mentor photographer: Emily magers // Florals: Friend Flower Co // Featured Vendor: Herbivore Botanicals // Featured Dress Vendor: The Dress Theory San Diego // In-home Models: @johnnyandmae // Pool Models: @jessheron_ & @yurtstyle // Bridal Model: @carolinewagnerart // Engagement models: @jessica_paprocki & @kevinskevin

WorkshopsManda Worthington