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STYLED SHOOTS

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Styled Shoots are the perfect way to grow in your skill as a photographer and add amazing images to your portfolio. Each of these is a mock shoot with specific themes (wedding, family, engagement) lead by a professional instructor with a group of no more than 20 other photographers. 

WHAT ARE STYLED SHOOTS?

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Here's what styled shoots look like at United

There’s 5 slots in the schedule when styled shoots happen (Sun pm, Mon pm, Tues am, Weds am & pm). During those time slots there’s multiple groups who go out and paint the town with camera clicks. You pay $65, sign up for a maximum of 3 slots and can pick which type of styled shoot you’d like to be a part of.

Christianne Taylor

Christianne Taylor

Celestial Summer Romance #1

  • Sunday
  • 4:00 pm

Prepare for an editorial spread worthy of a magazine! Drawing inspiration from the subtle elegance of the warm rays of the desert summer, we’ll be evoking a shoot of dreamlike proportions! Mixing couture gowns and Christianne’s creativity into a uniquely stunning wedding styled shoot!  It will be even more Epic and Magical than last year!  Models will be a male and female couple (and possibly one additional female)

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Devin Robinson

Devin Robinson

Light, Composition, and Connection!

  • Monday
  • 7:30 am

If you know anything about us, you know that we LOVE light and we LOVE love. You have probably heard that a million times, but we take that love for light and love and we implement that heavily in our word to emphasize each other. During this shoot, its going to be a no frills leaning experience on getting raw emotion out of your clients with consistent posing cues. As one of my great mentors always told me, love can be shown by more than just a kiss! We will break it down into 3 categories, 1) Getting close. I see faces as puzzle pieces. Intimacy can be shown in the way faces come together and fit perfectly like puzzle pieces. 2) Light & Shadows. Light and shadows can bring about emotions from images you never thought where there. Its amazing! We will also show you how to shape light to really bring that emotion to life! 3) Location and composition. Your location and the way you shoot within it can bring that added level to your images that take it to the next level. A lot of time its really subtle things that you don’t even notice but subconsciously makes one image look better than another!  All of the styled things look really nice to shoot, but this hands on shoot will help you to create authentic emotion in all of your clients for as long as you are shooting! An added bonus is that it will also help you to generate more sales because it will mean more to the clients!

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Phillip & Eileen Blume

Phillip & Eileen Blume

Welcome To The Dark Side : Storytelling Through Shadow

  • Monday
  • 7:30 am

 Ever felt tempted to explore the dark side of photography? Beyond light and airy portraits, there's a world where you control the noonday sun, rainy weddings don't bother you, and you use shadows tell stories. So are you ready to create dimensional, timeless portraits that pop off the page--and make your business stand out, too? Join the Blumes for a Bohemian styled couple's shoot (using flash and natural light), where you'll invoke emotion through shadow-play. From techniques to tools, you'll walk away feeling confident in your ability to shoot anywhere, anytime, with amazing results! 

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Amber Lea Russell

Amber Lea Russell

Colorful Palm Springs Inspiration Shoot

  • Monday
  • 7:30 am

If you like Piña Coladas, florals bursting with color and trendy decor with a modern vibe, then come party with us at our Palm Springs-Inspired Wedding shoot. We will have bold table settings filled with color, desert touches, colorful desserts, and fun paper goods along with a bride and groom, offering plenty of opportunities to style and shoot details as well as work with the models. Styling & Coordinating provided by Meagan Crain of Crain & Co EventsModels: Bride and Groom

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Christianne Taylor

Christianne Taylor

Celestial Summer Romance #2

  • Monday
  • 7:30 am

Prepare for an editorial spread worthy of a magazine! Drawing inspiration from the subtle elegance of the warm rays of the desert summer, we’ll be evoking a shoot of dreamlike proportions! Mixing couture gowns and Christianne’s creativity into a uniquely stunning wedding styled shoot!  It will be even more Epic and Magical than last year!  Models will be a male and female couple (and possibly one additional female)

see the mood board
Makayla Jade

Makayla Jade

Editorialized Wedding Portraits

  • Monday
  • 7:30 am

Learn how to make your couples look and feel like they are straight out of a high-end magazine!  With these unique composition, posing, and lighting techniques you’ll have your clients raving about their cover-ready portraits (and buying wall art of every one of them!)

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Tori Maloney

Tori Maloney

Cozy Campfire Engagement Session

  • Monday
  • 4:00 pm

Join Tori Maloney at this cozy campfire engagement session where you'll learn the ins and outs of Tori's unique posing, while shooting a male and female couple in the setting sun of Arizona. Location is TBA, additional transportation is required.

Teshorn Jackson

Teshorn Jackson

The Connection Of Couples Portraits

  • Monday
  • 4:00 pm

Sometimes photographers go into an engagement or couples portraits
without a plan. I'll show you how to use a your scene along with your
bag of composition tools to make images you'll enjoy.

Benjamin & Joy Clifford

Benjamin & Joy Clifford

Adventure Posing

  • Monday
  • 4:00 pm

We've all done styled shoots! They serve as a tool to help build our portfolios and allow us the chance to improve our craft! 
Join us for that perfect blend of modern and boho! Regardless of your style preference, this will be a shoot you're going to love! Let's embrace adventure as we focus on capturing the emotion of our couple!

To help make it a little easier, we're including two couples to model - so things won't get crowded and everyone will have a chance to get the shots they crave!

Both couples will be styled in a boho vibe with some subtle differences to help provide variety! Cascading bouquets and chic details, along with some epic natural views, will enhance the look of this styled shoot! 

Additionally, a small station will be set up for you to capture some fantastic florals, invitations, and those other little details to help deliver that finishing touch. 

Our goal is to cover some helpful tips we love to use to elicit natural emotion while utilizing the surrounding area to enhance posing. Ultimately, we want you to walk away with amazing photos and fresh ideas for your next wedding!"

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Lauren Fair

Lauren Fair

A Modern-Meets-Old World Styled Shoot

  • Monday
  • 4:00 pm

In this editorial, we'll combine a luxurious modern meets-Old European style for a beautiful, inspiring editorial full of stylish details and lush florals. Beautifully muted colors and textures, couture inspired gowns and an elegant, European fine art style will pop against the gorgeous Arizona landscapes!

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Breanna McKendrick

Breanna McKendrick

Intro To Film : The Wedding Shoot

  • Monday
  • 4:00 pm

Come to shoot that will elevate your brand with our fine art inspired aesthetic. You do not need to shoot film, but if you are are wanting to start, we will be stepping into the basics of film looking at how to meter, choosing your film stock, loading your camera, understanding the flexibility film has in your high dynamic range and how this could change the light you shoot in. This shoot will be located off site, location is TBA and additional transport is required.

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Jen Driesbach

Jen Driesbach

Up In Smoke – Co-Ed Senior Session

  • Monday
  • 4:00 pm

This is going to be a fun + vibrant co-ed smoke-bomb themed senior
session out in the desert! Note : Closed -toed shoes strongly encouraged.

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Miguel Garcia

Miguel Garcia

Video : Wedding Day Coverage

  • Monday
  • 4:00 pm

You will leave knowing how to get the best video from wedding day
preps, ceremony, a romantics. This styled shoot will be followed immediately by a live editing demonstration on how to edit your new wedding day film.

Laura Murray

Laura Murray

A Sophisticated Fashion Editorial

  • Tuesday
  • 7:30 am

Laura Murray and Stay Co. have partnered together to bring you a sophisticated fashion editorial with sleek and neutral attire.  Stay Co. has designed a shoot that celebrates diversity and skin color.  We will have three female models with different skin tones.  The wardrobe styling be shades of neutral and each woman's attire will match her coloring.  At this shoot we will combine a high fashion approach with organic and elevated art direction.Our shootout will take place in an indoor studio space located 15 minutes from the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes.  A natural light photography studio is the perfect playground and can transform to any mood that you want to evoke.  As the extraordinary Paolo Roversi has said, "My studio is a place for the chance, the dream, and the imaginary to prevail."  We will show you how to take a specific feeling that you want to convey, translate it into a mood board, and then bring it to life in the studio.Laura Murray will also be available to teach on film photography at the shootout (how to load, meter, and shoot it).  This shoot will take place at a private studio offsite and additional transportation is required.

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Chad DiBlasio

Chad DiBlasio

High End Whimsy Bridal Styled Shoot

  • Tuesday
  • 7:30 am

How to photograph and "sell" the concept of a high end bridal shoot to
give potential clients a vision worth chasing and a TRUST in your brand.

see the mood board
Jennifer Larsen

Jennifer Larsen

Capturing Bride And Groom Details

  • Tuesday
  • 7:30 am

Brides & Grooms spend a lot of time and energy choosing their wedding day details, so as a wedding photographer it's important to capture ALL those special pieces well! For this styled shoot, Jen will do a styling and shooting demonstration, and share tips and tricks for photographing different kinds of details that you'll encounter during the getting ready portion of a wedding day. Attendees will then rotate through stations of different curated sets of Bride and Groom details to style & photograph! Each of the three sets of details will have a distinct theme: Tropical Summer Destination Wedding, Spring Boho Garden Wedding, & Classic Black Tie Winter Wedding!

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Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis

Styled Shoot For Beginners Desert Dreams

  • Tuesday
  • 7:30 am

During this style shoot, we will discuss the necessary steps for executing editorials (Styled Shoots) from beginning to end. You will leave with the understanding of how to build vendor relationships and how to attract your ideal client through your editorial work. I will walk you through my approach to shooting for publication, finding the right publication for your brand and how to make your submission stand out. My goal for this shoot is for you to walk away with the confidence and the tools needed to shoot editorials that will add value to your brand. This shoot will have a bride and groom models. It will be constructed with a fine art approach. The shoot will incorporate elements of Minimalism, and Natural tones. This shoot will take place at Papago Park, additional transportation is required.

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Tina Kraemer

Tina Kraemer

Citrus Inspired Wedding Details Bar

  • Wednesday
  • 7:30 am

Wedding details are important, but they shouldn’t take up valuable time meant for capturing candid and meaningful wedding moments! At this styled shoot, you’ll learn how to photograph bridal, groom, and reception details beautifully and efficiently. We will style accessories that will boost your portfolio, attracting future high-end couples.

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Suzy Goodrick

Suzy Goodrick

Vegas Inspired Elopement

  • Wednesday
  • 7:30 am

Join Suzy for a rad Vegas-inspired elopement with a rock ’n roll vibe. Get hands-on experience photographing two rebellious couples (one same-sex) who know how to dress to impress with fringe, sequence, hats, and floral accessories. Learn how Suzy utilizes styled shoots to try out of the box ideas and create content that will attract her ideal clients. There may even be a classic car and a neon sign to add a little flair. You don't want to miss this.

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Michelle Harris

Michelle Harris

Classic Blush Glam

  • Wednesday
  • 7:30 am

Step into a world filled to the brim with blush and rose gold colors!
There will be two real couples in love (potentially one same sex
couple) and florals to die for!

Alisha Crossley

Alisha Crossley

Heirloom Opulence

  • Wednesday
  • 1:00 pm

Reminiscent of days gone by yet unmistakably modern. This Kennedy-esque inspired shoot will be especially helpful for those looking to book REAL luxury weddings. The focus on true wedding elements will leave attendees with relevant over trendy portfolio material that speaks to an elevated clientele. This shoot's location is still TBA but will take place offsite - additional transportation is required.

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Sarah Kay Love

Sarah Kay Love

Shooting For Publication

  • Wednesday
  • 1:00 pm

This styled shoot will not only offer beautiful images to add to your portfolio but also give you the tools to create a unique editorial on your own. We will be diving into what makes an editorial "publication worthy" by discussing how to properly conceptualize and produce a cohesive storyline. A step by step guide to creating the ultimate shot list, detail elements and graphic design features editors are looking for when accepting styled shoot submissions. This advice will help you perfectly curate images for submissions and help you stand out among the competition! This shoot will take place at a gorgeous private residence - additional transportation is required.

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Ashley Rae

Ashley Rae

Fine Art Romantic Hybrid Styled Shoot

  • Wednesday
  • 1:00 pm

This editorial is geared toward the aspiring fine art photographer. An
introduction to photographing medium format film and branding. With a
romantic approach, this editorial will of a whimsical innocence and soft
tuscan details amongst the desert landscape. This shoot will take place offsite at Arizona Biltmore, additional transport is required.

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Katy Davis

Katy Davis

Urban Inspired Engagement Shoot

  • Wednesday
  • 1:00 pm

Join photographer Katy Davis as she walks you through a bold and colorfully detailed engagement session with urban inspirations and a beautiful location. She'll guide you through her unique posing style, educating attendees how she creates a lot of variety in just a short amount of time with flow posing. This styled shoot's location is TBA but will take place offsite. Additional transportation is required.

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Chris & Micaela Sosa

Chris & Micaela Sosa

Desert Sunset Styled Shoot

  • Wednesday
  • 3:00 pm

Join us for a fun styled shoot filled with vibrant sunset colors, romantic florals, and two awesome real couples! We’ll demonstrate our approach to posing that is flattering AND fun, and then you’ll have free rein to style and pose to your heart’s content! Note: Real desert sunset not guaranteed 😉

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Styled Shoots

Trust us, the system works. Every year we get gleaming reviews from United attendees that absolutely loved the shoot they go on AND we know you will too!

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To hold your spot in the shoot you’ve got to pay by September 5th. If not, your spot becomes open and can be snatched on September 12th

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August 29th we announce which Styled Shoot you get to be a part of.

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You’ve got to send us back your survey by August 15th in order to get in the lottery.

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On August 1st we send you a survey asking which Styled Shoots would be in your top 3. 

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