The 2018 Arielle Peters Photography Workshop Experience

March 27, 2018

Ever since the first workshop in September 2017, I’ve been SO excited to host another group of ladies and teach them everything I’ve learned in eight years of business! Seeing how much the women walked away with last time was so encouraging and it definitely lit a fire in me to continue this type of education in our area!

On Thursday night, we invited these 14 lovely ladies into the second Arielle Peters Photography Workshop Experience and I’m already missing them!

16+ hours of educational content, a styled shoot with the areas leading vendors, headshots, a candlelit dinner and lots of great conversations and goodies make this workshop one you don’t want to miss out on!

I’ve been shooting weddings for eight years and after about 5 years of doing it on my own and trying to just “figure things out”, I realized I needed to start getting educated in this business. Education and community have been the catalysts in growing my business to where it is today for realllll!!

It was so fun hearing the girls say how fired up they were to go home and implement the different things they had learned during our sessions and teaching time! It makes all the hours of preparation worth it (and believe me, there were A TON) knowing that each of these ladies can walk away with a solid foundation to grow their business and get their lives back!!

If you’re tired of feeling like your photography business isn’t where you want it to be, if you want a clear focused direction on how to gain and cater to your ideal dream clients and if you want to be able to get off your computer screen and stop editing and start spending time with family and friends, well then I have a secret for you….. this workshop is for you!!! 

The last two workshops were sold out, so make sure to put your name on the list if you want to be the first to know when next years seats open up!!

YESSSS please, I want to know about the next workshop when seats open up!

Check out all the behind the scenes below, including some sneaks from the beautiful styled shoot, of our three days together!!

“Oh hey there! Welcome to the workshop!”

Couldn’t have done any of this without the help of these two amazing women, Krissy (with Simply Be So Events) and Steph (my second shooter and stylist with Stephanie Abbitt)!

Got that boomerang in before the ladies arrived!

Check out #apworkshop on Instagram to see behind the scenes from the attendees!

And so it began!!!

Intro’s and a little fishbowl to start the weekend off!

Day #1!! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included and you know we had to break out some of those Rise n’ Roll donuts!!

Photography Basics for the first part of the day to let everyone know exactly how I get my photos to look like they do! That includes manual settings, posing, editing and so much more!

After lunch we headed over to the Spohn Ballroom for our styled shoot put on by an amazing group of industry leading vendors!!

Explaining how I pose my couples and how I interact with them!

Now it’s their turn!! Time for the 3 different stations so they can put to practice what they’ve learned so far and add to their portfolio!

Trying out the signature veil shot!

Thanks to our wonderful models who were such troopers for the whole thing and seriously beautiful as could be!!

Here’s a little sneak peak from the beautiful set up!!! (vendor list at the bottom of the blog)

Leah Bayes with LB Floristry KILLED the arrangements!!

A big shout out to these amazing ladies for all their help!!

Then it was back to some teaching!

I need to talk with my hands a little more 😉

As we finished up session 4, Krissy + Steph were making this room beautiful for us to enjoy some Olive Garden Dinner!!

Got these poppers from Cali at Make Merry on Etsy and they were such fun conversation starters!!

Not going to lie… this is one of my favorite parts!! Ollllive Garrrrden for the win!!

And the fact that we get to enjoy it together by candlelight makes it extra special!

Day #2 started off with a little fun treat for all these ladies!!

Get on the list to hear about the dates for the next workshop when they open up! 

On the second day we go over EVERY SINGLE aspect of my business!! From how to work with your dream clients, to my exact client process start to finish, and so so much more! This is usually their favorite day!

Join the priority list to be the first one to know about next years workshop dates! 

During lunch we get them some fresh new headshots to take back with them!!

Then we finished up with our last few sessions, which are my favorites!!

To say this was a fun group would be an understatement!! These woman are the reason I do this and I am so blessed to know each and every one of them and watch them grow!

The worst part for sure… the goodbyes!

My dream team of ladies!! SO SO SO very thankful for them and all their hard work over this LONG weekend!

Listen below to hear some of the things a few attendees were taking away with them from this weekend!


A huge thanks to the group of vendors that were a part of the amazing styled shoot for the workshop!

Florals: LB Floristry

Venue: Spohn Ballroom

Stationary: Custom Crafted

Makeup/Hair: Something Blue Stylists

Dress & Accessories: Simply Yours Bridal

Tux: Louie’s Tux

Rentals: Burn’s Rentals

Cake: C’est La Vie Cakes

Models: Maddie & Nate Laidig

Coordinator: Simply Be So Events

Styling: Stephanie Abbitt