Join me in the Adirondacks ( 5 hours from Boston + NYC) to photograph a high end wedding weekend in the mountains. The imagery will add to your portfolio but I will show you how to use it to book your new higher rates. With 13 years in this industry, I'll teach you how I doubled my wedding average, moved markets and created my best work (while raising a family).
Are you wondering if you can raise your prices? Questioning how to get new clients? Having trouble standing out in a sea of photographers? Join Mary Dougherty and her amazing vendor team to stop comparing and start creating. We will show you how to stand out in a way only you can. Move past doubt, fear, resistance while building last relationships. You don't have to do this alone.
A CREATIVE ESCAPE + the tools to uplevel
Since going to the workshop, I've doubled my prices + completely booked out 2021 with those higher prices. The workshop gave me the confidence to know my worth.
Since the workshop, I outsourced my editing + hired an assistant. I haven't pulled a single all-nighter editing since, and actually feel like I can enjoy my life and find balance, even in the midst of wedding season!
– Juliana Cole
“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 created for photographers to practice their craft was very inviting and organic.
– 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
see what we created at past workshops
- posing + shooting (film and digital)
- booking your first 10K wedding
- building client + industry relationships
- how to shoot 15 weddings a year
- work / life balance
- curating your portfolio
- getting featured
photograph a wedding weekend
Get ready for the highlight of your year. Ambitious statement? Yes, but so are you and I. Come enjoy the mountains and lakes of the Adirondacks to refresh your spirit and energize your business. We will shoot different scenes of a high end wedding weekend, enjoy swimming in the lake and of course eat delicious food. The goal for our time together is to give you the skills and confidence to move to the next level in your business. Our small group setting is intimate and allows one on one shooting time so you are not rushed or competing like in other workshops.
3 payments of $997
pay in full $2497
additional payments due midway + 2 weeks before workshop
- my house in Saranac Lake is our base
- 5-6 hour drive from Philadelphia, Boston, NYC, Buffalo
- fly in to Burlington, VT or Albany, NY
- stay at the Hotel Saranac or Hampton Inn
- plan your trip around your location preference or bring your family
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 13 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 to be renewed by nature.
the story of raising my prices, scaling back to 15 weddings and finding time and energy for myself and my family.
Saranac Lake is 2 hours from Burlington, VT / 2.5 from Albany, NY / 5 hours from NYC / 5 hours from Boston
Recommended hotels include : Hotel Saranac / Hampton Inn Lake Placid / Saranac Waterfront Lodge
3:00 pm arrival
intro session + appetizers
📷welcome dinner with all attendees + delicious food
9:00 am start
📷shoot details + flatlays
lunch + snacks provided
📷evening ceremony and reception
5:00 am start
📷sunrise portrait session
11:00 post production demo
Itinerary is subject to change
Single coaching sessions start with pre-work, an afternoon of tackling your biggest problems, and finally a check in one month after. An hour session will be included when you sign up for the workshop, or you can book additional time (4 hour blocks).
accountability + resources to start now
- your marketing plan
- building community
- blogging + pinterest
- social media
- your ideal client
- points of connection
- solving your client's problems
- referral streams
- communicating value
- defining your voice
- your purpose + mission statement
- time management + outsourcing
- defining success
- pricing + revenue streams
your business + mindset
- portfolio review
- planning personal work
- how to start shooting film
- staying inspired
- shooting + editing consistency
We will be working with a couple that has chemistry and is comfortable together in addition to models.
Mary will take you to some of her favorite local spots. We will access unique and beautiful locations.
A BUSINESS PLAN
Mary will share her transition to film + hybrid shooting and how she double her average wedding investment and now confidently books $8k+ 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 details on our vendor team are coming soon!
surround yourself with beauty. build relationships with your peers. confidently move your business forward.
3 payments of $997
pay in full $2497
one on one coaching $1297