Meet Us

Hello There

We are Angie, Jean, Shannon, and Spanki, and we’ve created an incredible experience for you! Click below to get to know each of us a little better.

The Workshop

Join us on the east coast…or the west coast…

for an epic child and family lifestyle workshop

East Coast West Coast is a child and family lifestyle workshop created by four photographers who are passionate about their craft and want to share it all with those with the same passion. This small-group, intimate workshop is specifically for child and family photographers who are looking for a fresh, unique approach to child and family photography.

There are a lot of workshops out there. Why is this one for you? Because you are a child and/or family photographer who wants to SEE differently, LEARN new skills, MEET others who do what you do, PLAY in the ocean, LAUGH hard, and CREATE beautiful images. Oh yeah, and leave with more knowledge and inspiration then you know what to do with.

This three day workshop will include two full days of learning and shooting, and an optional half day of portfolio reviews and personal Q&A. All days will be taught by Angie, Jean, Shannon, and Spanki, and will cover lifestyle child and family photography from initial contact with a client all the way through delivery of the product. Keep scrolling to discover everything you will learn.

Registration for the workshop is $2,200. If you bring a friend, you’ll receive $400 off of each registration, giving you a total savings of $800.

So, check your calendar, choose your coast, and we’ll see you very soon.

What You’ll Learn

This three day workshop will include two full days of learning and shooting, and an optional half day. Each day will be taught by Angie, Jean, Shannon, and Spanki, and will cover lifestyle child and family photography from start to finish. Shooting demonstrations and shooting time will be included on Friday and Saturday.

Day One

The first day will cover equipment, using your location, lighting, posing and working with your subjects, shooting indoors, shooting outdoors, all aspects of business, and post processing.

Day Two

The second day will be full of specific topics chosen by the instructors and listed below.

ANGIE'S TOPICS

Own the chaos – Learn how to embrace the sometimes chaotic nature of child or family shoots. Use it to your advantage to create natural, fun images.

Finding the light – Learn unique ways to photograph your subjects in outdoor, natural light and how to tell a story with it.

SHANNON'S TOPICS

Styling 101 – Shannon will be sharing the tools and resources to take your sessions to the next level. You’ll get front row seats to her process beginning to end, and will learn 10 tips to have a successful styled shoot every time.

Finding Inspiration – Ideas are the spine of your photography. But where do these critical ideas come from? Shannon will show you her process of finding, collecting, organizing ideas and then how to put it all to awesome, creative use.

SPANKI'S TOPICS

Perfectly Imperfect – When you step back and look at life, you realize nothing about it is perfect. Spanki will show you how to take those messy moments that are full of chaos and capture the moments people will want to remember. The moments they’ll want to hang on their walls.

Family Connection – Shooting families can be hard. Understanding the family dynamic is a crucial first step to being able to create meaningful images. Learn how to hear those connections and take time to capture each moment as it really is.

JEAN'S TOPICS

Indoor shooting – You don’t need a big, beautiful home to get amazing images. Learn how to walk into any client’s home and own it from start to finish. We’ll discuss finding amazing light and location, and working with your subject in small spaces to get beautiful images.

Artificial lighting -Learning the basics of artificial light will give you the option to create beautiful and natural looking light when natural light isn’t available. Shhhh, no one will ever know it’s not natural.

Day Three

The third morning is optional and will include a portfolio review and Q&A with the instructor of your choice.

The Locations

West Coast

Our West Coast workshop will take place April 29 – May 1st and will be held at an amazing house on a private beach in Pescadero, California. Go ahead and browse through the photos to the right and imagine yourself on that beach, with us, with other awesome people, learning amazing things. Mmmhmm.

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East Coast

Our East Coast workshop will take place October 7-9th and will be held at a gorgeous house on the Isle of Palms, South Carolina. Just as the the rest of the nation is preparing for the winter ahead, we’ll be hanging out together on the warm, sunny beaches of South Carolina. Can’t wait to see you there.

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West Coast

Our West Coast workshop will take place April 29 – May 1st and will be held at an amazing house on a private beach in Pescadero, California. Go ahead and browse through the photos to the right and imagine yourself on that beach, with us, with other awesome people, learning amazing things. Mmmhmm.

Register

East Coast

Our East Coast workshop will take place October 7-9th and will be held at a gorgeous house on the Isle of Palms, South Carolina. Just as the the rest of the nation is preparing for the winter ahead, we’ll be hanging out together on the warm, sunny beaches of South Carolina. Can’t wait to see you there.

Register

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the workshop?

Choose your coast! West coast will take place in a beautiful beach house in Pescadero, California April 29-May 1st. East coast will be announced very soon and will take place in an equally beautiful beach house October 7-9th.

How much is the workshop?

Registration for the workshop is $2,200. If you bring a friend, you’ll receive $400 off of each registration, giving you a total savings of $800.

What does the cost include?

The cost includes heart pouring, soul searching instruction for two days, portfolio review and private Q&A on the third day, light breakfast for three days, delicious lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, and of course swag and prizes from our favorite companies. The fee does NOT include flights or lodging.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for current child and family photographers or photographers who want to start working with children and/or families.

What about newborns?

We consider newborn sessions an indoor lifestyle family session. The workshop will not cover newborns specifically, but we will discuss the entire process of shooting families indoors, including natural light, artificial light, lenses, subject interaction and connection.

What is your refund policy?

We get it. Stuff comes up. Your registration can be refunded until 60 days prior to the workshop. After that, the registration fee cannot be refunded, but can be transferred to another person.

Do I have to pay in full at the time of registration?

You can definitely pay in full, OR you can pay half now, and half within 45 days of the workshop. If you would like to split your payments, please click the workshop you’ll be attending, East Coast or West Coast

Food?

YES, for sure food! A light breakfast is included on all three days, a delicious lunch and dinner will be included on Friday and Saturday, and of course, snacks galore throughout the workshop.

Where should I stay?

There are several hotels within 5-20 minutes from our luscious workshop locations. We will send an email to all attendees with hotel options.

What airport should I fly into?

For the West Coast Workshop, San Francisco Airport is about 45 minutes from the workshop location in Pescadero, CA.

For the East Coast Workshop, Charleston International Airport is 35 minutes from the workshop location in Isle of Palms, SC.

What’s this about portfolio reviews and personal Q&A?

The third morning of the workshop is optional and is reserved for those who would like a portfolio or website review. You will have the opportunity to choose your instructor for the review and can bring your material to review and up to three specific questions you would like to discuss with that instructor. This is a fantastic opportunity to pick the brain of the photographer you love!

How can I get information about sponsoring or advertising with East Coast West Coast?

Simply email us at info@eastcoastwestcoast.us

But SERIOUSSSSLY, why should I choose this workshop from the many others out there?

One word. Focus. If you are a child and family photographer who currently shoots or wants to shoot lifestyle photography, you get to focus on that one subject for three days straight! With four #supercool instructors who want to share all they know with you! On a private beach! With tons of other photographer friends! Time to go register!

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