Whenever I work with Sandra I know it's going to be amazing. She has a gift for getting right to the heart of what a brand or client needs to communicate and to whom they are communicating that message to. Sandra has helped me understand how to craft with intention from the beginning, before I even pick up my camera! If you are in the business of creating, Sandra will help you elevate your imagery so you can attract your ideal client and communicate your worth effectively! She's a master at what she does and has the portfolio to support it!
Sandra is the epitome of elegance and innovation. Her brilliance shines through in each and every thoughtful touch she adds to every project she works on. As a creative director she has honed her skills of colour choice and usage, mood creation, and tonality. But, her biggest gift is her ability to dive into her clients vision and dreams and bring them each to life. Truly, a talent. I adore everything she does!
I’ve known and worked very closely with Sandra over the years and I love her artistic and creative direction, concepts and product styling which produces amazing results every time! Her artistic enthusiasm, vision and commitment she brings to every jobs makes anyone who’s lucky enough to collaborate with her to feel inspired and uplifted. With her creative perspective of the world and her passion for everything she touches, Sandra pushes the boundaries of what is possible in our industry!
“Sandra has an eye like no other, rivalled only by her organisational skills and passion for all that she does. Working closely with her through the years, I have seen her continue to invest in her own skills, and refine her offering to become what it is today - creative direction that is thoughtfully aligned with each brand, consideration of the individual behind the business, and an easy going nature that will make you feel at ease from the get go. Trust me you are in good hands!”
With the shoot that Sandra created for me, I was able to create the most beautiful images that represented my brand completely and they have allowed me to raise my prices by 30%. I now feel so confident in myself and business and never question whether my work is good enough anymore. I know that booking me is worth it for my clients and that is absolutely priceless.
Who should attend the workshop?
This workshop is for digital, film, or hybrid shooters who are ready to dive in head first and learn from Sandra, a recognised and respected stylist and creative director, and David Duong, one of Sydney's top portrait, wedding and family photographers.
If I’m new to photography and shooting hybrid, should I still attend?
Of course! What a great opportunity to learn from Sandra and David, one of the top names in the industry so early on in your career. And with the opportunity to an exquisite shoot full of perfectly styled details by Sandra alongside David, there will be so much to learn and set you up on the right foot to continue to hone your photography skills and grow your business.
Is this only for wedding photographers?
This workshop is for both wedding photographers and lifestyle photographers who want to further develop their eye for art direction and shooting. If you are interested in shooting weddings, editorials or creative portraits, you will benefit from this workshop.
What will we be shooting? Will there be different shoot set ups?
Whilst the design of the shoot is still in progress, we will be shooting a variety of flat lays and other intricate details, florals, a table scape and creative portraits with a gorgeous model. Sandra will be teaching you how her strategy on how to see all the shots and stretch your photo shoots to create a variety of content that goes beyond just a wedding portfolio.
Is this workshop suitable to branding photographers or product photographers?
This shoot will not be focused on branding or products for e-comm businesses. If you'd like to be the first to know when Sandra organises a portfolio building experience for branding photographers, please sign up to our waitlist HERE.
Will we get an opportunity to photograph or would we be spending more time watching?
You will get plenty of opportunity to photograph all the different set ups and scenes. Sandra and Dave will show you what they're shooting and you'll have the chance to do the same and direct the model to get the shots you want. We are limiting the attendees to 10 for this very reason.
This is a big investment for me in my business right now. How do I know this workshop will be worth it?”
Sometimes it is so hard to find time to invest in education, but an investment in YOURSELF is always worth it. When I took the plunge and left my safe and high-paying law career, one of the best investments I made was hiring a coach. Through mentors, education, making lots of my own mistakes, I became successful so much faster than I ever thought I could and was shown SO many gaps in my portfolio that I would not have been able to see myself because I was just too close. Sometimes you just need someone to show you the way and give you that nudge and support and support and implement new things into your business.
Let's say you create a portfolio that sells itself and you book your first client for $5k+...then your next 10...and so on. Would it be worth it then?
What will David be sharing on the day?
David will be shooting alongside me (and YOU) and share what he looks for in the shots, how he collaborates with stylists and work together to direct the models and so much more. This is a practical hands on experience that will change the way you shoot.
Would we learn how to do flat lays ourselves or do we shoot what you set out?
Sandra will be styling all the flat lays and other details for you to shoot so you won't have to worry about that. Whilst Sandra won't be teaching you how to style flat lays, you'll get the opportunity to watch how she makes her styling decisions and ask her any questions relating to styling as well.
What is your refund policy?
Due to the extensive amount of upfront costs and planning, there will be no refunds or transfers. If you can sell your spot, you can transfer to another attendee. If for any reason the workshop cannot be held, it will be rescheduled to another date.
Is travel and accomodation included?
Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and accomodation (if required). Bowral is a 90 minute drive from Sydney so it is possible to drive up just for the day and drive home after.
What if I have another question not listed here?
You can also write me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll happily answer your questions!