Break into the luxury wedding market.
for real this time.

Wedding in a workshop
a live wedding experience

If I had to guess, your biggest issue with launching yourself into the luxury wedding world is that when a client asks to see full galleries, all you have to send them are weddings that, although lovely, do not speak to your ideal clientele. They are often DIY weddings and lack the details and design elements that make them truly high-end events.

This workshop is for you if...


You need a “real” luxury wedding for your portfolio so that when couples ask to see a full gallery, you can confidently share and start to create a name for yourself in the luxury market. 



Wedding in a Workshop gives you the tools you need to launch yourself to the next level in your business and the portfolio to back it up. 

You need to have more than just pretty details and portraits in your wedding portfolio. You need to show potential couples a full wedding story, from getting ready to first dances and toasts; things you can only find at a ‘real’ wedding.

rake in the bonuses! 

You don’t have the time or resources to put together a FULL wedding day styled shoot, guests and all. Let’s be honest, putting together a “real” wedding styled shoot by yourself is like planning a wedding AND paying for one too. 

The Details

May 11 -13, 2021
Santa Barbara, California  &
Sunstone Winery Santa Ynez, California

When & Where

- Welcome Dinner
- Learn how I approach and photograph a luxury wedding from start to finish
- Full "REAL"  Wedding Styled Shoot
- Sunrise Beach Engagement Session
-Goodbye Brunch

What's Included


How does the "real" wedding run?

Are you ready to take control of your portfolio, in a big way? 

3 Payments of $1,335

One Time Payment of $3,500

save $500 -- pay in full

Are you ready to break into the luxury wedding market for real this time?

3 Payments of $1,335

- Location Scouting and Setting the Scene
- Details & Styling
- Getting Ready
- First Look
- Wedding Party
- Bride and Groom Portraits
- Reception and "Live" Table
- First Dance
- Toasts and Cake Cutting

"Patti is super adaptable and knows how to make the best out of bad situations"

Patti is super adaptable when the timeline doesn't go as planned and makes the best of every situation. She takes what she has to work with, looks for the best light and backgrounds and still creates magic, even if it's not ideal. 

- Ally Fraustro

One Time Payment of $3,500


save $500 -- pay in full

Still have a question you need answered before you make the leap? 

I'm going to teach you how I approach shooting luxury weddings and give you the opportunity to photograph a ‘real’ luxury wedding. That way you’ll feel 110% confident in sharing your portfolio with potential couples.

I have been in your shoes and I started from ground zero.  I  remember sitting in my car crying, dreading going into my day job, when I decided enough was enough. I quit my job and dove head first into wedding photography. I didn’t have any luxury or high-end weddings to share with the world so I took matters into my own hands. I strategically began creating styled shoots and networking with industry leaders that launched me from running a zero figure wedding photography business to bringing in $120 K in my first full year in business. Although this didn’t happen overnight, I have built an extremely successful business that allows me time freedom and to be super selective of what weddings I do take. I was able to accomplish this in such a short period of time by being really strategic about how  I photograph wedding days and how I set up styled shoots.

I knew I needed to show the full story of a wedding day. So I figured out exactly how to do it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I learn?

Send me an Email!

You'll learn how I approach shooting a wedding day from start to finish and how I personally make decisions based on lighting, timing, and locations. You'll also see how I interact with and pose a couple & wedding party during a wedding day, in addition to my lighting techniques for receptions. 

The easiest option is to fly in to LAX and rent a car and drive up the coast to Santa Barbara.  The welcome dinner will take place in Santa Barbara and then we will head to Sunstone on Tuesday.  We will also stay in the Santa Barbara are for the sunrise beach engagement session the last morning. 

Once all  spaces are filled I will send you a list of hotels and connect you with other attendees in a private Facebook group. 

Imagine having complete confidence sharing a full luxury wedding gallery to inquiring clients. You no longer feel a disconnect between what you have in portfolio and what you are charging.  Wedding in a Workshop gives you the tools you need to launch yourself to the next level in your business and the portfolio to back itup.

What is included in the investment?

How should I get there?

You'll get a front row seat to how I operate on a wedding day and how I approach  tough situations as they arise.  I have rented one of the most sought after venues in the Santa Ynez Valley and I am partnering with top vendors to provide you with the absolutely BEST portfolio building content . There is also a welcome dinner the night before the main workshop day and  a sunrise beach engagement session. PLUS awesome bonuses! 

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- Networking with Industry Leaders 

-  50% off The Art of Strategic Marketing Group Coaching Program  ($498 VALUE) 

-  All of My Email Templates/Questionnaires I Use to prep for wedding days ($149 VALUE)

- My shot list and second shooter 'secret sauce'

-  The Art of a Moodboard Template ($29 VALUE)  

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