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GRAY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS COMING TO MI!

Award winning Top Endorsed Westcott Pros Zach & Jody Gray have hosted their IN-CAMERA photography workshops in Nashville, Jacksonville Beach, Orange County, and are now coming to Michigan!

To register, visit the IN-CAMERA Workshop Website.  

Zach and Jody are incredible photographers, incredible people, and I'm honored to call them friends of mine!  They hosted the ONE DAY INTENSIVE for me in Nashville, and I'm THRILLED to be hosting them in our studio in Grand Ledge.  In addition to being super talented photographers, Zach and Jody are great teachers.


Overview of the Gray Photography IN-CAMERA Workshop Series from Zach & Jody

- Want to learn how we are able to achieve the look of all our images without the aid of PhotoShop?

- Want to learn how we are able to edit an entire wedding in 2.5 hours solely using Adobe Lightroom? - Want to learn how we are able to create and control light with on- location studio strobes and get phenomenal images in any lighting situation?

Our IN-CAMERA series of workshops actually show you how to shoot images that amaze right in the camera. These workshops feature class time, hands-on shooting with professional models, on location studio lighting, post-production and/or image critiques and much more. These workshops are fun, informative, and a great time to hang out with and meet other photographers who want what you want – great images without having to spend hours behind a computer screen editing.

Overview of the BUSINESS & MARKETING Workshop – Executing The Dream

Listen to Zach & Jody share the successes and tools they have implemented in their own business which has grown from shooting their first wedding June 2007 for $500, to making a six-figure income just one year later.

This all-encompassing workshop dives into the most important areas that Zach and Jody have put into place of running a modern day, cutting edge photography studio that will continue to thrive regardless of the economy.

Some of the topics covered: marketing, branding, standing out, pricing yourself to succeed, investing in your clients & vendors to work for you, creating balance, dreaming big dreams, and executing goals.

For information on the specific classes offered and to register visit the IN-

CAMERA Workshop Website. 

Sponsored by: Wescott

 

About Zach and Jody:

Zach and Jody Gray founded Gray Photography just three short years ago, and have since gained local and national recognition for their work. They have been named by Westcott as one of their Top Endorsed Pros, have had their work featured in PPA magazine, have worked with high profile clients, hosted numerous highly successful photography workshops, have motivated and educated other photographers at various speaking engagements including Pictage’s National Conference last fall.

Named as one of Nashville Tennessee’s top wedding photographers, Zach and Jody take pride in the experience and combined talents they are able to offer the client who seeks something different. Zach, an expert in advanced off camera lighting, brings his experience and knowledge on location fashioning an artistic flair, while Jody's expertise with her natural eye, lie in photojournalism. With their combined blended styles, in addition to the relationships Zach and Jody forge with their clients, they offer an experience that few others can give.

What’s even more remarkable about this couple is their images never see the inside of Photoshop. All of their work is shot in-camera with minor post processing performed via Adobe Lightroom. They can post-process an average 1,200 image wedding in just 2 1⁄2 hours.Zach and Jody Gray are based out of Nashville, TN and have been married for 4 years. They have a passion for marriage, for helping others in business and they absolutely love what they do!

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SHARE A LITTLE JOY

Sunday night, we headed up to the studio to do our Christmas photo.  Yes, we're a little late.  Yes, Christmas is coming very soon - and you would think that a photographer might plan a little further ahead and have this done already.  You'd think, right?

Sunday night, we took Maddie up to the studio with high hopes.  We had in mind something cool - something wonderful.  Of course, sometimes 17 month old girls have other plans :)  We didn't get what we thought we wanted.  We didn't get the shot we were hoping for.  We got something much better.

Instead of what we thought we wanted, we got Maddie - the incredible, amazing, adorable little girl that she is! Some of you are getting one of these in the mail - but since we can't send one to everyone, here's a sneak peak!

WHY WE DON'T DO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY "PACKAGES"

 Lansing Michigan Wedding Photographer, Wedding at Michigan State University Alumni Chapel, East Lansing Michigan Wedding Photographer

Weddings are significant.  They are significant, for so many reasons, but for me - they are significant because there is nothing quite like two people committing, to each other, the rest of their lives.  They are significant because of what they represent, and they are significant because - for our clients - they are the beginning of a journey.  They are the beginning of a story.

I believe that an event of such significance requires a commitment on my part.  It’s a commitment to document the people, the moments and the details - all the things that are a part of your story.  Your wedding isn't about the photography, and it's not about the photographer.  Your wedding will be incredible no matter who you ask to help you remember it.  My commitment is to do just that - help you remember exactly the way you feel on your wedding day - for the rest of your life.      

It’s a commitment to your story.

That’s what our Signature Commission is all about.  You are commissioning us to document your story.  You are commissioning us to document a story that is uniquely yours - so that you can remember it forever.   Every wedding - every story - is unique, and documenting it is a process that requires us to know you - to know your story.  By definition, a commissioned work is one-of-a-kind - just like your wedding.  

What does all of this have to do with "packages?"  Fair question.  Here's my answer: Everything :)  Since your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event of such incredible significance, I believe it warrants an artistic commitment to document your story.  So instead of asking you to buy a "package," I invite you to commission our studio to capture the story that have been dreaming - and writing, and living, and discovering - your whole life.

Certainly, one size doesn't "fit all," - we get that.  But our Signature Commission is designed specifically for the discerning couple, looking for a documentary approach to their wedding experience.  It includes the things that we believe are essential to telling your complete story.  You're certainly welcome to add to it things that are most important to you - many couples do.  We've designed it to give you the experience and coverage that we believe it takes to really document your wedding. 

- That's why all of our couples get full day coverage of 10 hours.  You wouldn't buy a book with the first or last chapters ripped out right?  Why would you want to hire us to give you anything less than the entire story?

- All of our couples receive online proofing, allowing them to share their wedding with their friends and family.  Additionally, we provide all of our couples with a digital copy of all of their proofed images.  Keep them safe, and enjoy looking at them forever.

- All of our couples enjoy a complimentary engagement session.  There are a number of reasons why (see previous post here for several of them), but mostly its because there's no better way to tell your story than to get to know you - and no better way to get to know you than to spend some time together!

- Finally, all of our couple's receive a credit towards one of our Signature Wedding Albums.  It's your story, and there's no better way to share your story with your children, and grandchildren, then through a beautiful, timeless, handcrafted album.   You wouldn't hire a caterer to make a bunch of food, but not serve on plates right?  You wouldn't hire a band to set up all their instruments, but then not play?  You wouldn't hire a videographer to record your wedding day, but not deliver you an edited feature presentation right?  The wedding album IS the final product, and we believe so strongly that all of our commissioned clients should have one - that everyone gets one.

So, what if you want more than that?  What about parent's books, or an amazing canvas gallery wrap?  Or what about a larger album, or additional coverage?  Don't worry - we've got you covered.  When you contact us to let us know you're interested, we'll send you our complete pricing list - including three of our most common wedding collections (our Signature commission + a collection of popular add-ons).   That way, you can choose what works best for you - or best yet - let us help you design a custom collection just for you.

Wanna get started?  Just click here to contact us.  We'll be happy to send you our complete pricing information!