Join Mary Dougherty as she pulls together a wedding weekend that will refresh your creativity and give you a blueprint for booking the work you want. 

 august 10-12, 2020  |  saranac lake, ny

Five years into being a wedding photographer, pregnant with my first baby I realized I couldn't do things the same way. You know, 25-30 weddings a year and working non stop at home. I decided to make a change. I would love to share what I've learned in the last 12 years, and how I created the business that fits my life.

I host this workshop with an amazing group of creative friends. We will spend time in the mountains (where I live) and be refreshed by nature. We are coming together to create an elegant, outdoor inspired wedding for up to 10 photographers to document and learn from.


are you where you want to be? 

- shooting film + hybrid photography
- booking your first 10K wedding
- building strong client relationships
- how to shoot 15 weddings a year
- work / life balance
- creating successful flat lays
- how to get featured and what you need
- building industry relationships
- defining your niche
- outsourcing and time management

what topics can I expect?

images from the 2018 + 2019 workshops

august 10-12, 2020 | saranac lake, new york




Saranac Lake is 2 hours from Burlington, VT / 2.5 from Albany, NY / 3 hours from Syracuse NY / 5.5 hours from Boston

Recommended hotels include : Hotel Saranac / Hampton Inn Lake Placid / Hotel Northwood / Crowne Plaza Lake Placid

1:00-2:00 pm arrive

2:00 headshots

3:00 intro session + appetizers

đź“·welcome dinner with all attendees + delicious food

9:00 am start

morning instruction

đź“·shoot details + flatlays

lunch + snacks provided

đź“·afternoon lifestyle session

5:00 am start

đź“·sunrise ceremony

đź“·outdoor tablescape 

1:00 goodbyes

workshop itinerary

Itinerary is subject to change however start and end times will stay the same.

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why is this workshop is different?

We will be working with a couple that has chemistry and is comfortable together.

We will tell a complete story by documenting more than just a portrait session or ceremony scene.

Mary will share her transition to film + hybrid shooting and how she brings in an average of $7k per wedding. Get the blueprint to do what she does or become equipped to go in your own direction.

A diverse group of creatives will be on site to share and learn from. The people I'm looking to bring together are interested not only in their own success, but the success of others. 

photographers with a range of experience ready to uplevel + add to their portfolio

someone interested in film looking improve their skills

photographers who keep shooting the same thing and are feeling stuck and uninspired

Those interested in growing their community and challenging themselves 

who is this for?

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do you want to know how I offer albums?

do you still love shooting weddings?

are you regularly referred by vendors?