Ed Peers Photography – Every Wedding is an Adventure | Workshop December 2015
In December I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Every Wedding is an Adventure Ed Peers workshop at Ed’s beautiful home in Surrey. Ed Peers is such an amazing photographer and his work is a real inspiration, I’ve loved following his breathtaking imagery for the past few years. I noticed on his Facebook page that he had some upcoming workshops in the middle of last year and immediately got in touch so that I didn’t miss out on a place. They filled up so quickly so he luckily opened up a couple more workshops to accommodate the demand!
I booked my spot and waited patiently for 2nd December, the day of the workshop. When it came to the morning I was filled with excitement and got up ridiculously early to ensure that I would arrive in time for 9am start whilst trying to avoid rush hour traffic driving up to Surrey. I actually ended up being the first to arrive and was greeted by a a smiley and friendly Ed. His home is incredible and stands out from all of the other properties in the road as it looks like something from Grand Designs. Everything about it was well thought out and beautifully designed. As other members of the workshop group arrived we were all offered drinks and some amazing cookies, home baked by Ed’s wife.
Once all of the workshop attendees had arrived we headed downstairs for part 1 of the workshop where we learnt about Ed’s story and the way he works with some amazing tips and advice. After the morning part we broke for lunch and had yummy jacket potatoes made for us with loads of filling options and salad on the side. Lunch was a really nice time for us all to chat and connect, sharing our own personal stories of how we got into wedding photography and where we are now as well as swapping social media contacts!
Once lunch was over we got geared up and went out to the forest for an engagement shoot. This was a great opportunity for us all to watch how Ed shoots and ask questions as well as getting tips and guidance on how he conducts an engagement session. I really enjoyed this part of the day as we all got to shoot as well, to get our own shots and critique our own work.
We were shooting until there was pretty much no light left and then we headed back to Ed’s to watch him cull and edit the shoot. We also had time for lots of Q&A
The day ended with us all heading out for a meal at Ed’s local Italian and winding down after a fantastic day of learning.
I am very grateful for having the opportunity to attend this amazing workshop and have come away having learnt some invaluable stuff and a bunch of lovely people to network with.
Ed’s work is incredible and speaks for itself , I’m hoping to have him as my own wedding photographer next year! 🙂
Below are my images from the workshop’s engagement shoot with Ben and Charlotte.