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Lake Tahoe Wedding Photography | Bret Cole Workshop Wrap-Up

Last month I participated in the first Bret Cole Photography Fellowship and I am SOOO very excited to reveal a few of the behind the scenes photos from the workshop! The purpose of the workshop was to provide both amateur and professional photographer’s with a weekend of inspiration and education to further their careers in the wedding industry. The event included four beautifully styled photo shoots and class time with lectures by myself, event designer Scott Corridan, Don Weinstein of Photo Impact Imaging film lab, Bret Cole of Bret Cole Photography, and Alexandra Tremaine of Tremaine Photography. Home base for the workshop was at the lovely Cedar Glen Lodge in Tahoe Vista and the photo shoot locations stretched from the top of Eagle Rock on the West Shore to a ranch out past Sierraville. Our favorite is the Sierraville wedding shoot which we helped design, of course! Such a gorgeous and amazing place – the shoot took place near an amazing old barn surrounded by fields, cows, horses, and nature…what more could you want? Take a peek below to see some of the behind the scenes photos of the engagement shoot, lectures, kids portrait shoot, and wedding shoot.

Above photos: Kristie Marie Photography shooting Bret assisting the models and teaching the photographers!

Bret Cole Fellowship

From Bret Cole ~ I came out of the experience with an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion and euphoria. The team effort and support I received brought tears to my eyes. The interest in film was widely apparent from the attendees….much more than I expected. And it was so wonderful to see them learn more about the wedding and portrait industry. They were like little sponges! It’s an awesome feeling to know I was able to help them and make a difference just by sharing my passion!!

Above - our lovely model, Mel, getting styled by the fabulous Elyssa Corson (Greco Rose Creative) and Me quickly lighting the candles for the photographers.

Below - behind the scenes with Johnny B FilmsKari Addison, Elyssa Corson, and all the photographers shooting!

From workshop attendee Kirstie Frydenlund ~ What an inspiring few days it was! Bret did an incredible job creating beautiful shoots, transferring her knowledge, keeping everything positive, and teaching us all her ways! I feel so blessed and humbled for the opportunity to learn from her! Tahoe is the world’s most beautiful place. 

Love this picture of Coco, (also known as Alexandra Tremaine) flashing a sassy smile for the camera!

Above - the fabulous owners of California Vintage Rentals - Jan and Pam!

From workshop attendee Kelly Wozniak ~ I walked away with a lot of information and a new out look on photography! I can't wait to keep moving and growing with photography. Thank you, thank you!

From workshop attendee Brianne Keeney ~ I wanted to thank Bret for encouraging me in so many ways. I am so happy I came because, surprisingly (to me), connecting with other photographers actually helped my confidence. I feel more motivated and I am going to make a goal list!

We can't wait for the next workshop!!!

One Fine Day Events is a wedding production company specialized in private estate weddings in Lake Tahoe.