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wedding photography workshop for film + digital photographers

- shooting film 
- booking your first 10K wedding
- building client relationships
- how to shoot 15 weddings a year
- work / life balance

what topics can I expect?

2021 workshop lake edition

2021 workshop mountain edition

online workshop

- successful flat lays
- getting featured
- industry relationships
- curating your portfolio
- outsourcing 

You want a stunning portfolio, but even more you want a business you love. One that allows you to be creative and pays you for doing so. One that gives you time with your family. Join Mary Dougherty at the Adirondack Wedding Workshop and transform your business.

shoot a luxury portfolio and leave
with a plan to pay yourself more

three days of wedding photography + business growth in a stunning setting


meet mary dougherty

Five years into being a wedding photographer, pregnant with my first baby I realized I couldn't do things the same way. You know, 30 weddings a year and working non stop. I decided to change, and now I'm sharing my 12 years of experience with you.

This workshop invites you to learn how I transformed my business, and gives you the opportunity to create magic in the Adirondacks shooting alongside me.

I host this workshop in Saranac Lake / Lake Placid / Keene area of the Adirondacks (that I call home) yearly, I love inviting people up to this place and sharing my favorite secret spots.

my average wedding investment doubled, I scaled back to 15 weddings and found time and energy for my family.

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adirondack wedding workshop reviews

“I knew it was going to be a beautiful setting, but was also hoping the experience would be meaningful and creative.

It turned out to be so much more!

It was so inspiring, stimulating and eye-opening in many ways. The space and the flow you have created for the photographers to be and practice their craft was very inviting and organic. There were plenty of opportunities for hands-on and also great talking sessions that I have found to be very valuable. Thank you!

– Olya Vysotskaya

” Before the workshop I felt burnt out and lacked confidence. After I had confidence to pursue my business in a more meaningful direction. I went home and booked a wedding with my ideal client!

Through Mary’s attention to detail and thoughtful aesthetic, you feel like you’re in the middle of a real intimate wedding.”

– Danielle Hutchinson

“Being in the wedding photography world can feel like an uphill battle that you are facing alone most days. This workshop gave me an opportunity to connect and meet other creatives and photographers that I could share ideas and dreams with. Not only was the workshop well thought out and beautifully designed but it was so much more than that. We had the space to be creative while also learning from Mary and each other.”

– Julia Rebecca 

“I had an amazing one of a kind photography experience in the ADK.

Before I came I was unsure about my future photography business but I left confident and with clear steps of what I need to conquer first.

The conversations were incredibly helpful for me to learn about my target client, my why, marketing because this is what I need help with… but the photo shoots were EPIC!”

– Kristin Lavigne

Three days of shooting in the Adirondacks with a real couple and a hard to reach location.

The framework Mary used to elevate her business and book luxury weddings.

Expertly styled ceremony, portrait session, lifestyle session, and two styled tables.

Access to an amazing vendor team and the community that comes from group learning.

Most meals are included / Hotel is not included. Come up with your family or extend your stay.

what is included?




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

📷shoot details + flatlays

3:00 intro session + appetizers

📷welcome dinner with all attendees + delicious food

9:00 am start

morning instruction

📷lifestyle session

lunch + snacks provided

📷evening ceremony #1

5:00 am start

📷sunrise ceremon #2

📷outdoor tablescape 

1:00 goodbyes

sample workshop itinerary

Itinerary is subject to change 

do you want to know how I offer albums?

do you still love shooting weddings?

are you regularly referred by vendors?

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. We will access unique and hard to reach locations

Mary will share her transition to film + hybrid shooting and how she brings in an average of $7500k 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, and vendor teams will be announced in December.

registration opens 10/10/20 - join the list to access early bird pricing

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