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ADVENTURE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Adventure Wedding Photographer, Charleton Churchill

Adventure is life. Take it to every wedding.

December 6-7, 2016
HYATT REGENCY LAKE TAHOE RESORT
15-20 people maximum.

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
(45 Minutes from the Reno Int’l Airport)
Hyatt Hotel Discounted to $105 + Taxes per night with Code.

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SCHEDULE

December 5    (Bonus + Optional)
Arrive/Check in after 4p.m. to Hyatt Tahoe
(Hotel discounted rate below)
RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM HERE

Adventure Night Shoot with Charleton, slow shutter, star shooting.

December 6
Hyatt Hotel and Surrounding areas
9a.m. – 5p.m.
Lunch Provided
7p.m.-9p.m. evening

December 7
9a.m. – 5p.m.
Adventure Trip and Shoot
Lunch Provided
Free after 5p.m. and/or Dinner together somewhere

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EXPECT TO LEARN

Star Shooting & Slow Shutter
Adventure Sessions and Weddings
Planning your Adventure Shoot
Packing for your Adventure Shoot & Essentials
Lessons on Adventures in the wild
Safety & Rules
How to start Shooting Adventure sessions
Lighting w/ Speed-lights and Strobes
On finding Natural Light
Composing Your Shot & Lens Purpose
On Becoming a Visionary & Artist
on Achieving Natural and Organic Expressions
Directing your subjects
Posing for the Epic
On Standing out & Separating yourself
Discussion on Marketing and Branding
Pricing Yourself and your business
A Major Assignment given after booking
Later Evening discussions about anything regarding photography
and more…

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2 Full Days of Information (plus a Bonus night Shoot on Monday night)

Arrive Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 in the evening.
Depart Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016 – after 5p.m.

Cost:  $1450

Only allowing 15-20 people maximum.
Non-Refundable price to reserve your space now: $725
The remaining $725 is due November 21, 2016

Credit/Debit Card accepted
Direct Deposit Accepted via CASH app

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WHAT TO BRING:

– Pack for the cold weather, gloves, jackets, head warmers, boots, etc.
– We will probably have snow, but no guarantees. The roads are always plowed from Reno to Tahoe
– You may need to rent a AWD or 4WD to feel safe if you’re flying in.
– A small backpack with food, water, some clothes, and space for a few lenses and camera.
– Bring money to enjoy Tahoe. The Hotel has so many options, Spa, a nice heated pool and hot tub.
– Bring your photography gear, just minimal, wide and portrait lenses are good.
– You will have an assignment after booking, so you will have time to prepare on what to bring.
– Bring shorts for swimming in the hotel pool
– Your computer for editing your images (if you can)
– That’s it for now. I may think of things later.

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Charleton Churchill
Adventure Wedding Photographer worldwide
Seasoned Mountaineer who’s climbed many mountains, including north America’s highest Peak, Denali, Alaska 20,320 ft.
Mt. Everest Base Camp Wedding Photographer 2015  (As the Nepal Earthquake struck)
Mt. Everest Base Camp Wedding Photographer – 2017
Named in Top Wedding Photographers in the USA/Canada by SLR Lounge
Recipient of the Sony Impact Award
Named in Top World Wedding Photographers by PROFOTO Lighting
Published in and on the covers of Top Wedding and Photography Magazines and Blogs
Named in Top Junebug Weddings Destination Best of the Best Photographer
Instructor for BPSOP Photography School
Speaker/Teacher

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  • Ashley Teasley - This is AMAZING! Is certain equipment needed in terms of lighting? Flash and lighting is not my strong point.October 20, 2016 – 1:25 pmReplyCancel

  • Charleton Churchill - Ashley, yes, if you have any lighting, bring it. We are going to be working with speedlights for a little and big lights from Profoto. However, it is not required. I will have an assignment for everyone, so you will need whatever gear you can use to create.October 20, 2016 – 1:33 pmReplyCancel

  • Randy Jackson - I would love to be a part of this!October 20, 2016 – 2:11 pmReplyCancel

  • Charleton Churchill - You’re on the list Randy! Welcome.October 20, 2016 – 2:33 pmReplyCancel

  • Nichole Collins - This is so amazing! I cannot wait for this. Super excited to learn from the guy who took my senior photos so long ago!October 20, 2016 – 3:33 pmReplyCancel

  • Chrissy Perkins - I can’t swing it this round, but I’m already looking forward to your next one!October 21, 2016 – 6:55 pmReplyCancel

  • Tyler Vu - My Friend, Huy Pham, would like to sign up.
    Please let us know how.

    Thank you,
    Tyler Vu

    Please give me link to sign up…October 27, 2016 – 9:27 amReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - excellent, good to hear. I’ll send you an email, get your deposits in, and put you both on the list.October 27, 2016 – 9:32 am

  • Huy Pham - Hi Charleton, my friend Tyler Vu and I would like to join this workshop. Please give me instruction on how to sign up.October 27, 2016 – 9:28 amReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - got it, welcome to the club. I’ll send you an email, get your deposits in, and put you both on the list.October 27, 2016 – 9:32 am

  • Charleton Churchill - I’m taking deposits today.October 27, 2016 – 10:11 amReplyCancel

  • Charlie Walkrich - Unfortunately, I already committed to something on December 6-7 but I would love to be a part of it next time! Have fun!!!November 22, 2016 – 8:11 pmReplyCancel

  • Marcia Zeigler - Could I be put on a mailing list for future workshops?December 4, 2016 – 5:23 pmReplyCancel

  • Susan Beth Breuner - Any chance you are going to do a 2017 version? I would be interested in that, but need to know so I don’t commit my funds to another event.January 9, 2017 – 8:15 amReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - absolutely, I will be planning some hopefully this 2017 year. Be watching on Facebook and Instagram.January 9, 2017 – 2:12 pm

  • Michelle Milan - Please put me on your mailing iist regarding upcoming events such as this, or any others that you do.March 1, 2017 – 12:27 pmReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - absolutely, we’re looking to put on more photography workshops for adventurers!March 1, 2017 – 8:29 pm

Alaska Adventure Winter Wedding Photo Shoot.

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This all started with an idea. I needed to get out of my studio where I was stuck working non-stop. I needed to leave and shoot a personal project for me, to grow and stretch myself. I decided to fly to Alaska. I called my good friend Kevin who lives there and who was a climbing partner on our Denali expedition. I asked him to scout a location for me, which he kindly did. I had other ideas, but wasn’t quite sure what was possible. So, within three weeks, I put the word out on Facebook seeking a couple and makeup artist/hair stylist to travel to Alaska with me on their dime.

I honesty didn’t know what kind of images we would get, how our team would perform in cold weather (in the 20’s), or even if we could get anything worth our time. I did have a fear of failure, that I might return only with few nice photos in the snow. I even hesitated announcing it on Facebook, but I knew better than to let fear have a voice. Plus, no matter what, it was going to be an adventure. I had also never worked with my engaged couple before, Kyle and Caitland, as I didn’t want any professional models for this shoot, but rather a real couple. All these variables kept me guessing.

When we arrived in Alaska, a chilly snow storm dumped on us. My own breath came out like smoke. Arriving to my hotel made me want to sink in a hot tub and make excuses why we can’t shoot. But we came for a purpose, regardless of whether it would rain or snow, and we were packed.  We had a small window of light to travel and shoot.  We hiked into the mountain seven miles round trip while it was snowing off and on, quickly setup for our ice cave shoot, and then headed back. The remainder of the shoot was photographed at another location where we saw quite a few bald eagles while it snowed. I even photographed under my gortex jacket for some of it.

I’m excited to have worked with such a great team on this adventure and I will continue to shoot more. I’m also thankful to BHLDN who sponsored us with an amazing dress and accessories. The dress is the Calla Gown, the sash Pearly Primrose, the headpiece Honeysuckle Halo , and the Monterey Shawl wrap.

Also, I brought along my powerful Profoto B2 Light, which is portable when you’re hiking, as I did on our Everest Base Camp wedding. I bring the B2 light almost everywhere I go.

Couple: Caitland Brooks + Kyle Wolf
Makeup/Hair: Amy-lynn Hair Design
Dress and Accessories: BHLDN
Lighting: Profoto USA
Friend and Assistant: Kevin Sellers
Photographer and Project Leader: Charleton Churchill

(The first six images were taken with my Apple iPhone 6plus. The rest were taken by my Nikon D750.)

 

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Here are some behind the scenes images…

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Above: My friend Kevin and climbing Partner on Denali, Alaska, assisting us for our shoot!

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Above: Amy-Lynn, who joined the team for Makeup/Hair, worked hard and hiked hard.

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Above: Amy-Lynn staying warm while assisting with makeup and hair.

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Above: Testing the edge of the lake to make sure we have solid ground.

Assistant Kevin testing glacier

Above: Burnt orange stands out

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Above: Kevin, Caitland and Kyle at the end of the shoot.

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Above: Me and Kevin hanging out

  • Clarissa Stadnick - These are so cool! If only I were recently engaged, I would have loved to do it 🙂 Such an adventure, and what a beautiful couple!December 3, 2015 – 7:31 amReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - Oh Clarissa, I know you both would definitely be up for something like that, miss you both.December 3, 2015 – 4:15 pm

  • Harry Who - These are just amazing. What a fantastic work. I don’t think anyone can pull this off like you did, Charleton.December 3, 2015 – 7:59 amReplyCancel

  • Billie Wilson - As an aspiring photographer, I commend you for pushing outside of your comfort zone! These are fabulous shots. Amy, you’re the best! I can’t wait to hear about it when I see you next!December 3, 2015 – 8:46 amReplyCancel

  • Dana - Over the top amazing Charleton. I love that you strive for something more challenging with each project and you never let obstacles get in the way. God Bless you my friend.

    DanaDecember 3, 2015 – 9:21 amReplyCancel

  • Devin Robinson - Wow bro! You killed this! Great job! What a cool couple and what a great shoot! SOOO GOOD!December 3, 2015 – 3:19 pmReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - Thanks man, much appreciated, hard work pays off.December 3, 2015 – 4:18 pm

  • Mary Kraft - Absolutely breathtaking and awesome – well worth your trip. God has certainly blessed you with this adventuresome talent.December 4, 2015 – 11:25 amReplyCancel

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