Being Featured with Lexi Vornberg || May 2015


With so many amazing opportunities out there, you don’t have to be a fashion or commercial photographer to have your work published and/or featured. Being Featured is a workshop that will take you through the steps that will not only make your session stand out to a blog or magazine, but also help you learn what each one is specifically looking for. From finding the right blog/magazine that matches your style to capturing a session that screams feature to submitting that session the correct way to everything else in between.

Lexi Vornberg is the editor in chief, founder, and creative director behind Lemonade and Lenses, a photographer’s magazine and blog, and Belle Lumiere, a high end print magazine and film exclusive blog. After looking through thousands of submissions and seeing almost everything done wrong, she is here to teach you how to get the publisher’s attention, in a good way, and how to submit a session correctly. She will go over how to submit to a blog, how to find a blog that showcases styles similar to yours, how to shoot a session specifically for submitting, how to edit that session, and how to submit the right way the first time. Each active seat will be able to submit two sessions to be critiqued as if Lexi was looking at them as real submissions to her blogs/magazine.



“The getting published course was FUN and educational. While I was honored beyond words to provide the cover image for the June 2013 L&L magazine I am VERY new to the whole submission process and was looking for some guidance and insight…. and FEEDBACK. When you submit and are overlooked, publishers aren’t going to tell you why. This is an opportunity to get the why, so the next submission snags one of those coveted spots.” – Tracy Hopkins

“‘Being Featured’ blew my socks off! Lexi shared very valuable information on how to submit for publication and gave priceless critiques on sessions we submitted to her. It was well worth the investment and I can’t wait to see where I can go from here! Thank you Lexi for a fabulous class!” – Morgan Coombs

“I now know there are so many details [when it comes to] creating a successful submission that I think most people would have no idea about. I certainly didn’t. Totally blown away [by] the info Lexi gives you. Not only ‘what to do’ but ‘what NOT to do.’ This class was worth every penny. All the information and instruction that Lexi gives is beyond eye opening and helpful, but also being able to ask her questions directly and seeing questions that others ask and that Lexi so candidly answers was amazing!!” – Dena Rooney

You can read more testimonials here.

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 Launch Pad section under Mini Workshop Information.
3. The workshop will run from May 18th – May 31st.
4. 25 active seats are available at $200.00 per seat.
5. 25 silent seats are available at $150.00 per seat. Silent seats will be able to view all the workshop material but cannot post inside the private forum, email Lexi and get cc on their homework.
6. The private workshop information will be available for one month after the workshop ends.
7. This is an online workshop and students work at their own pace within the allotted workshop dates.
8. Registration is now open on a first come first serve basis.

Once you register your PayPal receipt will act as your confirmation to the workshop. Please make sure to include your main email address on your PayPal form if your main address is not your PayPal email address.

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

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

The Weekend Update : Mar 27

© Summer Murdock // featured on Everything Bloom

via Summer Murdock

· Take the time to dig into these tips to achieving a cohesive brand!

· 3 Easy Pranks for April Fool’s Day that will leave the unsuspecting target in stitches. And we’ll be freezing someone’s cereal after running across these three more!

· And the turning lemons into lemonade award goes to…SEATTLE with these new water activated illustrations and games that only appear on concrete when it rains!

· NYC’s Keetch Miller stole our hearts this week with this amaze session that left us thinking Can it be that it was all so simple?

· DIY Painted Egg Cartons would be so cute to store these typography eggs in the fridge or as the perfect way to package up your treat filled eggs to your favorite person!

· Something pretty for your screen, spring fling style.

· We double dog dare you to scoop up these unsettling jelly beans with flavors like rotten egg and skunk spray. These will come in handy somehow…

· The opportunity to capture a solar eclipse certainly doesn’t happen every day but the shot this photographer managed embodies “right place, right time” like no other.

Wishing you a spectacular weekend! Enjoy where you’re at…xo

Session Spotlight | Keetch Miller

We fell in love with this session the moment we saw it.  Maybe because Brooklyn is one of the best parts of New York.  Maybe because of the way Keetch Miller uses light throughout the session.  Maybe because of the obvious connection between this young family.  Maybe all of the above.  Here’s what Keetch had to say about it:

After I was booked for this session, the client emailed me and was like “I just realized that we are neighbors!” Yes we totally are neighbors! Like one building away from each other neighbors. Which in Brooklyn NY is not the biggest deal in the world (I say that like it’s not a huge city), and I definitely cater to getting clients in my hood, but it was still a fun realization for the both of us. The fun part about this also, is that I was able to check out their (awesome, yet very dark) apartment about two weeks before we had our session. This I normally don’t get to do, and it was really fun as I noticed it totally made a difference at the session with the kids having already met me. Though the younger one was still eyeing me and wondering what in the world I was doing. 
The other fun thing about this session, at least for me, is that I only used my new Sigma 35 Art lens for all the indoor shots. I’m slowly transitioning to primes and this was my first client session that I got to use my new lens! Obviously I’m in love with it as it’s super dreamy, and the sharpness that I can get in the eyes – amazing. 
The winter in NYC is long and hard, but the warmth and love that was captured during this session, especially in those small moments between parent and child, really had me forgetting about the cold harshness of the world outside. 
I should also mention that though we are close close neighbors, we never run into each other! Crazy!

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