May 14, 2012

Justine Russo Workshop: Matt & Sylvia

April 21, 2012 I attended the Justine Russo Photography Workshop!   It was Justine’s first workshop and there were 17 of us photographers in attendance.  We started off the day at the Abbotsford Sandman Hotel where Justine  shared throughout the morning her story on how she started and more topics like branding, pricing, shooting, client interaction and more.
Here's a couple shots from the meeting room in the Sandman Hotel...  Cute gift bags & beautiful flowers on our table :)

After lunch we all carpooled over to Gardner Park where her sister had a gorgeous styled wedding table set up for the shoot!  Matt & Sylvia modeled for the shoot and they were fantastic to work with… it must have felt like we were the paparazzi with 18 cameras clicking away! :)
The shoot was filled with details, a designed table, a vintage couch and a gorgeous bouquet!  I loved that the colour theme matched Justine's branding! :)  After the shoot we headed back to the Sandman Hotel where Justine finished off the afternoon with showing us her workflow and editing.

Thank you Justine  for a fantastic workshop.  My head was spinning with information by the end of the day!
Here are some of my photos that I was able to get that afternoon…
Please also check out the list of vendors and people involved (at the end of this post) who helped make the shoot happen! :)
--> Make sure to head on over to Justine's blog to see her whole post of the workshop HERE!

Workshop by: Justine Russo
Event: Justine Russo Workshop

Designer: Chantale Demers
Models: Matt & Sylvia Francisco
Table Setting/Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Linens & Centre Piece: Champagne Dreams
Florist:  Adrienne Ritchie
Hair Stylist: Olivia Grosso
Makeup:  HD Beauty
Couch & Side Table:  Trove Vintage Rentals

To end off the post... I thought I'd share a couple behind the scenes photos from the shoot!  Check out Justine in action!
And I had to through in these two of Melissa! (You may recognize her from some previous posts!  Some photos in Fort Langley and she's second shot for me for a bunch of weddings!)


  1. GREAT job Cecilia!!! I especially love the 7th and 8th shots - the one where my eyes are closed, then the ones where you had us stand so "awkwardly" but the shots turned out great! You have skill lady!!! Thx again!

  2. Thanks Sylvia! You and Matt were wonderful to work with!!! Thanks for being such great sports and modeling for 17 different photographers! :)

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