Category Archives: Styled shoots

Elegant White Wedding Inspiration shoot

elegant-bride-maryland-wedding-photographyEarlier this year, I had the amazing opportunity to host a wedding photography workshop and styled shoot at the Elkridge Furnace Inn alongside Hailey Grace events! Hailey did a fantastic job styling, coordinating, and teaching about her process and business to the girls at the workshop!

A little more about our vision behind the shoot theme – our two words were elegance and minimalism. We wanted a shoot that would display just how beautiful minimalism can be. The “less is more” mentality is what Hailey Grace Events carried through in the styling and details of the day. The bride’s gown with an open illusion back is one of my favorite elements of the shoot. Chavari chairs, silver chargers, and white pillar candles were used to set the table. The custom stationery design by Anchor Point Paper Co. and stunning hand-written calligraphy tied the whole day together and punctuate the elegance of the shoot. I believe white weddings are absolutely timeless; brides can always use some white wedding inspiration regardless of the time of year they are planning their day!

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The Styled Shoot Workshop: A Recap

Wedding Photography workshop in MarylandLast week, I held my first workshop at the Elkridge Furnace Inn with my dear friend Hailey from Hailey Grace Events. Months ago, we sat down (in chipotle- because who says you can’t have a business meeting in chipotle?) and decided the hold a workshop for photographers all about styled shoots. We wanted a platform to not only share our secrets, tips, and lessons from the past few years of working styled shoots together, but also a chance to meet creatives and build real relationships. The workshop hit on all those things.

We started off with the business benefits of styled shoots and the WHY behind doing them and then moved into “how to plan a styled shoot.” We threw a lot of information at the attendees in just a few hours but they kept up with questions the whole time and took notes in their workbooks for future reflection. We also planned an actual styled shoot for hands-on learning which took place after the teaching portion of the workshop. Hailey styled the most incredible all-white wedding table scape. She knows her stuff you guys!! It was so cool seeing everyone get creative with how they styled the details and how each girl brought her own artistic eye.

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styled shoot workshop by Joy michelle photography Last week we announced that enrollment was open on The Styled Shoot Workshop and talked about a giveaway for 1 lucky photographer to attend the workshop FREE. You guys, I had no idea how hard it would be choosing a winner for the workshop seat. I SO wish I could meet you all and that we had the room to host you all. After much deliberation, Hailey and I have decided the winner is…

Brooke Michelle Photography! Congratulations girl, we can’t wait to meet you!

But WAIT guys we couldn’t leave it there. We decided to offer partial scholarships to our next three favorite entries:


Each of you will receive $50 off tuition to attend. For your discount, mention that you are a scholarship winner when you sign up here. We hope to see you all there!

Workshop Seat Giveaway! | Styled Shoot Workshop

I’m thrilled to announce the secret project I’ve been working on!! I’ve partnered with Hailey Grace Events and a handful of local business to put on a workshop!!

The styled Shoot workshop by Joy Michelle PhotographyIt’s called The Style Shoot Workshop and it will cover the process of planning, photographing and publishing a styled shoot. Attendees will gain hands-on experience in styling and photography while working with models, and leave with fresh portfolio material. You’ll also hear tips about social media, blogging, have open Q & A time, and not to mention a pretty fantastic swag bag and some giveaways! Guest speaker Hailey Grace will be teaching the behind-the-scenes of planning, finding and contacting vendors, and styling.

I’m especially excited about this learning experience because It’s a little different from other workshops. The majority of the day will be spent practicing styling, photographing a real styled shoot, and hands-on learning as opposed to lecture-based events. I think experience is the best teacher and this workshop will give photographers an incredible learning experience.

It will be held on March 18th from 1-5 PM. To get ALL the details and register – visit The Styled Shoot Workshop Website!  We’re also super excited to be giving away a seat today!

How to Win a Seat: Head on over to Joy or Hailey’s Instagram and repost the “I want to attend the Styled shoot workshop” image with the hashtag #jmpWORKSHOP. When you repost, share a short paragraph about why you would like to attend the workshop.

Giveaway Rules:  We will be accepting entries from today (Wednesday February 18th) through next Monday, February 23rd at 6pm. The winner will be announced back here on the blog next Wednesday, February 25th, 2015. The winner’s seat at the workshop is non-transferable or refundable.