With their unique outlook and inimitable style, the photography of Erin & Tara is instantly recognisable as their own. Behind the lens of some of the most stylish and soulful weddings and editorial campaigns ever captured, their work is regularly published on digital platforms and across the pages of quality print publications, including; Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and Vogue Bride, to name a few.
Not only founders and directors of their successful photography business, together Erin & Tara have launched their own wedding photography studio Poet, co-founded initiative Say PEACE! Posters and most recently a design collaboration with Mae’s Sunday, in which they dove into the world of resort wear, on an international scale. As masters of running a successful and profitable brand across multiples businesses, in a competitive and creative industry, Erin & Tara excel.
For those looking to learn creative and business know-how from Erin & Tara directly, they offer limited, one on one mentoring sessions on a wide range of specific topics and fundamentals. They are also excited to announce a new classroom series of workshops and tutorials ideal for emerging, professional photographers and creatives wanting to refine their focus, or improve and expand their business.
Timeless storytelling and soulful portraiture are stylistic signatures that set Erin & Tara apart, in the competitive industry of creative photography. With the ability to capture both the essence of the day and the truth of their subjects, their artistic direction appears effortless, yet draws from their clients, dramatically beautiful results.
Extracting an honesty of movement and an unselfconscious body language, requires understanding and know-how. The photographer’s paradox of directing, in order to document what is actually natural. How by capturing the significant portraits as well as the myriad of fleeting moments in between, creates the unique and expressive narrative, that feels the most real.
So how do you artfully direct, the art of posing?
In this workshop Erin & Tara will explore and reveal their fundamentals, secrets, tips and tricks on the timeless discipline of portraiture. Examining the nuances and complexities of posing, Erin & Tara look at how to best arrange and direct your clients without making them feel self conscious in front of the camera, or awkward in awareness. Learn how to capture ‘real moments’, without the subjects memory of those moments feeling ‘arranged’. Erin & Tara will also discuss techniques and stylistic advice on directing everything from body language to location and framing tips, as well as gesture and narrative.
DATE/TIME: 13th September, 2017 (10:30am-2:30pm)
LOCATION: 26 Piper Street, Kyneton
CLASS SIZE: Workshops are kept intentionally intimate for maximum interaction, capped at 15 places.
A light lunch will be provided on the day. Please provide any food requirements upon booking.
* Classroom Series seats are transferable but not refundable.
WHAT THEY SAY.....
"I first met Erin & Tara 3 years ago at their #lovesweattears workshop and at this stage was yet to start my journey into business. The girls where incredibly open and honest in sharing what they had learnt and experienced. It really gave me confidence and a great foundation to start my business. Then last year I was struggling with which direction I should take my business so I booked in a one on one mentoring session with the girls. We got more into the nitty gritty of marketing and reaching my target audience and since this session my business has flourished and I am feeling very comfortable within my business. The girls are incredibly smart business women, obviously talented photographers but very passionate and caring about helping others get the best out of themselves and their businesses. I really do have Erin & Tara to thank for a lot of my business success particularly over the last 12 months."
"The #lovesweattears workshop was an absolute treasure trove of knowledge and resources. Erin & Tara were an open book with their process, and the skills I learned come into practice every single shoot."
"When I attended the #lovesweattears workshop 3 years ago I knew what I wanted to do but I was lost because I just didn't know where I fitted and how I was going to get to where I wanted to go. I love photography and story telling and I had met a lot of people who told me that I couldn't be a photographer let alone a wedding photographer - I just didn't have what it would take. Erin + Tara were the first people I met who told me that I actually could create a business doing photography and were extremely generous with sharing information and their time and very open in sharing their industry expertise and experience on how they built their amazing wedding photography business. The #lovesweattears workshop is where my photography journey started for real and in that three years since my confidence and my business has gone from strength to strength. I have found my photographic style and my voice and a network of like minded creatives in my region.
Erin + Tara run their business in a way I really connect with, especially their philosophy on collaboration and working with others and of course, I absolutely love their photography. Attending the workshop helped light a path for me and, with a lot of hard work my journey has unfolded and I have grown a successful wedding photography business. I have done the work. Lot's of work. The love, sweat and tears that has grown my business is my own and I love that. If I hadn't attended the workshop it would never have been able to unfold. The workshop was a life changer for me. Each year I have a mentor session with them and do a business health check and talk about goals for the next 12 months. I am so excited about the future."
"I attended Erin & Tara's workshop 2 years into my wedding photography career. It was the kick in the butt & inspiration I needed at the time. I knew where I wanted to take my business, I just wasn't sure how to get there. The girls shared every details of their wedding business & answered any question we put to them. From how to shoot, getting our work published & their editing style. To anyone questioning whether this is for you.. it is!"