SNAP PHOTO FEST, or 75 photographers get drunk and emotional in the Fforest

April 25, 2015  •  2 Comments

I spent the week before last at a brand new photography workshop deep in the Welsh countryside. SNAP is the brain child of Laura Babb who's work I've been a fan of for quite a while. I've never even been to a photography workshop before and I didn't really know many other photographers at all.

The line up of speakers over 4 days looked fantastic, and though I'd not heard of all of them I loved the diversity of styles & approaches on offer. SNAP was predominantly a wedding photography festival but there was so much more on offer. The setting was beautiful, I am happiest when I'm camping, nothing but a layer of canvas between myself and the stars and I got to share a tipi with some wonderful ladies.

I expected to learn about how to run a better business and how to develop my brand. I expected to pick up tips for workflow, shooting and editing and I expected to be inspired by all the speakers in different ways. What I did not expect was to come away with 75 new friends (and I mean real friends) I didn't expect to bond so quickly and deeply with these people, I didn't expect to feel confident enough to get half naked in a field to shoot swap boudoir images at sunset. I didn't expect to party so hard that I fell over approximately 8 times in 1 hour, I didn't expect impromptu 90's raves in tipis at 4am, I didn't expect mind altering perception changing talks, I didn't expect to cry so much and feel so much...

Turns out we're a pretty emotional bunch us wedding photographers and maybe that's got a little to do with why we do what we do. Buying that ticket was one of the best things I've even done. I am completely STOKED for this seasons weddings and above everything that I learned at Snap it was so reassuring to hear that I'm on the right track, that I should be true to me and my style and not emulate anyone else, that there is no 'right way' only your way. This is my way...


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Jamie(non-registered)
So lovely to see your experience. Defo going next year!!!
Jillian(non-registered)
OMG they are all beautiful. I am in love with the black and white of emma + pete. Eeeeeep thank you <3
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