Jessica Claire’s OC Workshop

Jessica Claire is a California based wedding photographer whose work I truly admire, she is particularly famous for use of the sun’s light, she is a whiz in lighting her images with the sun’s rays, a skill she has cultivated over the years. Every time she blogs, I drool over my screen at the sight of her gorgeous images. When I read on facebook that she was hosting a workshop, I applied immediately for a chance to learn at the knee of one of the world’s best photographers. Unfortunately the workshop sold out in less than two hours, disappointed I complained to my DH Aba, who proceeded to email Jessica Claire with my email address begging her to take me, promising to assist her in cleaning, sweeping and other fun stuff.

Amazingly Jessica Claire responded, she had decided to open up another day for the workshop and asked that if I was interested to register ASAP. I totally did, excited and elated I packed my things and headed to California. The beauty of California is a story for another blog post. I got to the workshop and met such awesome and talented photographers who came from all over the United States.

The workshop itself was amazing and totally worth the investment, Jessica made us feel comfortable with ourselves, one another and our cameras. She totally helped me overcome my fear of harsh sunlight, teaching us instead how to expose in another to get dreamy images. Here are some of the images from the workshop with more coming soon.

Vendor Listings

Models: Jeff & Gena Patten
Event & Photo Stylist: Grey Likes Weddings
Floral Design: Flora Organica
Hair & Makeup: Vivian Tran: All Made Up
Wedding Stationary, Favors, and Paper Suite: MaeMae Paperie
Printing of paper products: Czar Press
Fabric Rosettes, shoe clips, and “just married” banner over cake: B. Poetic:
Cake: Cheryl Stewart of Cake My Day

Bedazzled Photography - September 25, 2009 - 5:01 pm

last shot hotness

Jenny Liu - September 25, 2009 - 5:19 pm

It was great meeting you Fola ! It was so fun at Jessica’s workshop! The day was too short… Wish it was longer !

Onada - September 25, 2009 - 7:07 pm

Such a great experience and that last shot of the models is awesome!

Alissa Ferullo - September 25, 2009 - 11:57 pm

These are awesome, Fola! Thanks so much for sharing these, and it was so nice to meet you at the workshop! I am just now downloading – can’t wait to get through them! Looks like you got some amazing shots! =)

natalie watson - September 26, 2009 - 9:57 am

Hey Fola! It was so nice meting you at the workshop!! Thanks for sending a link to these — they’re great! xo

helga - September 26, 2009 - 10:38 am

You nailed it!!!!!!!! I cant tell you how much I love it!!!!!! Love you baby!

kamee june - September 28, 2009 - 1:43 am

fola, meeting you was like boxing up sunshine!! you are such a star! LOVE your site, your work, your hair :), and your spirit. until we meet again…xxxooo kj

paula - October 5, 2009 - 7:12 pm

very cool images!!

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DAWN DAVIS - January 22, 2010 - 12:43 am

Love the last image… love them all. It’s so fun to watch you grow as a photographer. I’m so happy for you. You work hard…! xoxoxo ~ Dawn

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