I’m always looking for ways to grow and learn new things as a wedding photographer here on Maui, and last summer, I was able to attend the styled shoot of my dreams! I spent the day on the beautiful Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm and Palauea/White Rock Beach in Wailea, mixing and mingling with other photographers at the Botanical Wild Workshop on Maui. The entire day was a total inspiration, especially since I got to spend most of it shooting film!
The coordinator & florist behind the Botanical Wild Workshop, Debbie from Designs by Hemingway, is an incredibly talented florist based on Oahu. I had been following her work for a long time, and her unstructured, organic-style bouquets are hands-down some of the most beautiful pieces of floral art I’ve ever seen! It was an honor to attend her workshop!
Debbie and the Botanical Wild Workshop went above and beyond any expectations that I had! The shoot was beautifully coordinated with designer gowns by Carol Hannah, fresh table designs and calligraphy, plus I even added some amazing new styling techniques to my repertoire!
If you are a photographer and you want to be inspired, build your fine art wedding portfolio, or are just looking to fall in love with photography all over again, then you definitely need to attend one of the Botanical Wild Workshops. It was truly a magical experience!
Thank you, Debbie, and to all participating vendors! It was so wonderful getting to meet and connect with new creatives, and learn a few things along the way as well! I loved that we were able to spend the day sharing our hearts, knowledge, and passion <3
Photography: Caitlin Cathey Photography
(Most images shot with: Pentax 645N and Kodak Portra 400 + Fuji Pro 400H 120 film)
Lavender Farm: Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm
Florals + Styling: Designs by Hemingway
Hair & Make-up: Meili Autumn Beauty
Dresses: Carol Hannah Bridal
Social Media Master: Jeanne Marie Photo
Rings: Trumpet and Horn
Ribbon + Textiles: Adorn Company
Calligraphy: Alley & Co
Table Rental: Signature Boutique Event Rentals
Table Runner + Glassware: Anthropologie
Lavender Farm Model: Amber Rose Miles
Beach Model: Sophie Wall
Film lab: Richard Photo Lab