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Capture Your True

a workshop experience

Who will benefit from Capture Your True?

Capture Your True: workshop two is a one-day, local workshop experience. It has been uniquely designed to serve a wide variety of photographers across many different areas of interests!

Five separate session types will be sold, each one serving a different style of photography.

 -Beginners: Includes A.M. + P.M. entry.

For beginners who have a DSLR camera they like, but still need to be taught how to use it!

We'll shoot stationary objects (FOOOOD!) to practice technique + learn settings.

-Experienced + Intermediate:

For experienced photogs, professional photogs + beginners who have attended the A.M. session or Capture Your True: workshop one.

We'll shoot bridal flat lays + details, a formal vow renewal on the beach, + an evening low-light sunset session.

-Long Exposure/Bonfire:

with Jake Aichele

For anyone interested in learning to photograph the sky or fire at night! This session will be advanced, + does not require any prior workshop attendance; HOWEVER, it does require prior knowledge of your camera's manual mode.



Coal City, IL

We want evvvverybody who wants to attend a Capture Your True workshop to be able to make it!!!

So, to make this rewarding + educational day more accessible to you, we're hosting workshop two locally!

Each educational session + every styled shoot from start to finish will take place within the private Coal City Area Club. Attendees will be signed in, so membership isn't a worry. All locations will be located near the front of the club, so navigating won't be an issue!

Coal City Area Club is located at 1500 N. Broadway Road in Coal City, IL  60416. 


A.M. Session | Beginners

A.M. Session

This ticket purchases your entry to the A.M. + P.M. sessions of the workshop. I'll teach you how to use your DSLR camera in manual mode, + you'll learn to plan each shot in order to use the best settings for your purpose! We'll practice shooting on stationary objects to get you the laid back + in-depth practice newbies need! You'll chow down on brunch provided by a local food vendor, + we'll head right into the P.M. session!

*Note: The P.M. Session is automatically included with your purchase of the A.M. Session to allow new photographers the opportunity to practice new skills all day long!


Note #2: If you choose to purchase the A.M. + Night Session combo, be sure to read on to that section as well!*


P.M. Session | Experienced + Intermediate

P.M. Session:

This session includes attendance to the afternoon portion of the workshop, which includes three styled photoshoots.


Here you'll have the opportunity to photograph detail shots in a bridal flat lay of rings, florals + an invitation suite, as you would if you were hired to shoot a real wedding. Following bridal details, we'll work through an educational session, practicing new posing techniques + experimenting with lighting before shooting a formal vow renewal on the beach.

Just before dark, we'll have ourselves a final styled shoot at sunset, as this is the most highly requested styled shoot by attendees + fellow photographers I've worked with!

Once our sun is gone for the night, we'll head back to our base + eat pizza catered by Everybuddies Pub + Grub!

If you've purchased the P.M. + Night Session combo ticket, you'll stick around after dinner for our cozy lil bonfire while Jake Aichele teaches us techniques to shoot long exposure astrophotography (of the stars) + lowlight fire photos.


Night Session | Long Exposure/Bonfire

Night Session:

This ticket can be purchased as a standalone, for photographers not interested in attending the rest of the workshop, or as a combo ticket which can be included with the A.M. or P.M. sessions

at a reduced rate.

During the Night Session, Jake Aichele will teach us how to utilize manual mode to create + capture photos with long exposure. While you'll have the opportunity to shoot a styled couples session while they get cozied up next to a bonfire, you'll also learn to shoot astrophotography (photos of the stars/sky!) 

When our work is done (or while we're working, let's be honest) we'll get down to the realllly important stuff + make some s'mores to top off our night.

Note: A tripod is 100% necessary when shooting long exposure photography at night, due to the natural shake of the body when holding a camera.



Saturday, October 19, 2019


A.M. Session Start: 10:30am

A.M. Session End: 12:30pm

P.M. Session Start: 12:30pm

P.M. Session End: 6:30pm(ish)

Night Session Start: 7:00pm

Night Session End: 8:00pm

Please note: This workshop is experience is a rain or shine event. In each workshop I design + host, my hopes are to promote the development of excited + resilient photographers. I will plan each part of our day down to the most intricate detail to set us up for a smooth + successful day, but the one thing we can never control as photographers is the weather!

Have no fear though, if it rains, we will still have ALLLL the fun, + I'll have plastic bags for your camera gear!


A.M. Session

includes Beginners + Experienced/Intermediate session

(8 hours + 2 meals)

Registration fee for the

A.M. Beginners session is

$400 per person.

Payment plans are available!


A.M. + Night Session (Combo)

includes Beginners, Experienced/Intermediate + Long Exposure/Bonfire session (10.5 hours + 2.5 meals)

Registration fees for the

Beginner + Bonfire/Astrophotography combo is $475 per person.

Payment plans are available!

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P.M. Session

includes Experienced/Intermediate session

(6 hours + 1 meal)

Registration fee for the 

P.M. Experienced/Intermediate session is $350 per person.

Payment plans are available!


P.M. + Night Session (Combo)

includes Experienced/Intermediate + Long Exposure/Bonfire session (7.5 hours + 1.5 meals)

Registration fees for the Experienced/Intermediate + Bonfire/Astrophotography combo is $425 per person.

Payment plans are available!


Night Session (standalone)

includes Long Exposure/Bonfire session 

(1 hour + s'mores)

Registration fee for the

Long Exposure/Bonfire session is 

$150 per person.

Payment plans are available!

50% of Total


due upon application confirmation

Your deposit can be sent via

Venmo or Paypal.

Once your deposit is paid, 

your spot is secured! Payment plans will be outlined at that time.


P L E A S E  N O T E : 
we don't have any workshops currently planned, but you can add your name to the application list below to snag yourself an opportunity to be an early bird to the next workshop +/or retreat!!! <33

YAYYYY! you've applied. you'll hear back from me within 24 hours to pay your deposit.

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