The Weekend Update: July 25


via Elizabeth Pfaff

· “My saddest photo yet”.

· This incredible modern treehouse would be the dreamiest session location!

· We cannot be replaced but somehow still drone wedding photography is now a thing.

· True story, ladies.

· This marriage documentary about what happens to the wedding couples you shoot years after their wedding day is tops on our weekend TV list!

· It can be easy to pull away this time of year but here are The 10 Reasons Why You Should Keep Blogging.

· With heat like this, no one is looking forward to cooking anything for breakfast! Breakfast Popsicles seem like a brilliant solution to us!

· A most adorable way to wrap up tiny gifts!

· Busy with summer sessions? The best ways to recover from burnout.

· Food photography can be pretty daunting as you may already know but we’re partnering with Gina Weathersby to give you all the ins and outs of photographing your favorite eats! Here is just a sneak peek to what she’s “bringing to the table” in her new workshop, Food Photography Narratives:

What are you waiting for? Grab the weekend by the horns- it’s FRIDAY! xo

Bloom’s Summer Insta Round-up

Photo courtesy of Shannon Harrison

Folks, you all are so talented! You’ve outdone yourselves this summer with all the beach, underwater, sprinkler playing and just plain summertime fun photos that you are tagging us. The team here at Bloom has poured over the all the photos in our feed and we’ve been smiling ever since. If we had it our way, we would share EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM here on the blog.

Please enjoy these photos that we picked as our favorites and keep tagging your pics with #thebloomforum. If you would like a daily dose of inspiration straight to your phone then make sure you check out and follow our feed, you’ll be happy you did.


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Until next month!
The Bloom Team

Breaking The Mold with Deb Schwedhelm

september 2014 workshop

Can you believe this is the 10th Breaking The Mold workshop hosted by Deb Schwedhelm? We most certainly can because we field so many emails asking when registration is going to open up for the next workshop. We are so honored that Deb has partnered with us to teach her one and only online workshop.

If you are looking for a workshop that will inspire and encourage you, BREAKING THE MOLD is the one for you.

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Some topics that will be discussed are:
Thinking outside the box
Finding your style
Creating strong images
Building a strong portfolio

Participants will receive the following:
An honest and intimate look into my photography
Daily, interactive communication
Assignments followed by feedback
An inspirational e-book

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To read past student’s testimonials, just head here. Also make sure you check out the Wish You Were Here project: a group of photographers from past workshops that have grouped together to do a weekly project. You can also watch an incredible video of Deb teaching a group of ladies in her Canada 2013 in-person workshop.


1. This workshop is for forum members only, therefore, you must be a member of the forum to take the workshop. To become a member, simply head here to sign up.
2. Registration takes place inside the forum in the Bloom News section under Mini Workshop Information.
3. The workshop will run from Monday, September 29th – Monday, October 13th.
4. 25 active seats are available at $250.00 per seat.
5. 25 silent seats are available at $200.00 per seat. Silent seats will be able to view all the workshop material but cannot post inside the private forum, email Deb and get cc on their homework. While silent seats are available, due to the interaction level within this workshop, active seat participation is highly recommended.
6. The private workshop information will be available for one month after the workshop ends.
7. All students will receive access to the After The Workshop Ends private forum to continue discussing the workshop with their peers.
8. This is an online workshop and students work at their own pace within the allotted workshop dates.
9. Registration is now open on a first come first serve basis.

No refunds are given once a seat is purchased, however, you can sell your seat on your own.


To see more of Deb’s work, just head to her website || blog || facebook || wish you were here

If you have any questions regarding the content of the workshop, please email Deb directly at For all other emails, please feel free to send us an email at
Thanks all!
The Bloom Team