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One Swell Day : Wedding Photography Workshop-in-a-box

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EXCITEMENT. I’m so happy to say that I’ve one of my One Swell Day events as a workshop that’s ready to be watched from exactly where you are.


This is a totally new thing for me but I hopeful that the things I’ve learned and learned how to teach will be a help to lots of photographers. I had one of my workshops filmed because I’d put so much into it but didn’t have the travel time to start hosting it in other states. I also know workshops are difficult for some to afford, so I thought having an in-depth course to watch from home with the ability to email any questions would save people time and make it more accessible to them.

(Because once in a while even people like us can be practical.)

The day starts with breaking down creativity + inspiration, moving into overall workflow + business structure, (with emphasis on finding the personal voice in it all, especially when feeling stuck or full of second-guesses) personal work, traveling and things like firing yourself or why never to wear lipstick near a white dress.

We also had the editor of a wedding blog and two phenomenal wedding planners share their knowledge on getting published and building good working relationships, and then the last session is a wedding edit from start to finish.

All told it’s almost 7hrs of advice and stories and questions and theories and wild hand gestures and me apparently not being able to hide any emotions from my face. : )

Some of the people who came wrote about their experience after, so if you’re curious check out their blogs!


The workshop started at Clydes with dinner + war stories + anonymously-given photo critiques



D3S_3810Next morning at the forever-wish-I-lived-here Rust Manor for the workshop day




Lunch by A Daily Something





AT1A1139Custom mugs by the Virginia Artisans


-5All such good people <3b
If you have any questions please get in touch! –> hello@rebekahjmurray(dot)com


With the swellest thanks to:
A Daily Something – Workshop food, setup + styling
Megan + Laura | Events in the City – Guest speaker
Juli | United With love – Guest speaker
Skipper Films – Videography
VSCO + PASS – Product sponsors
The Virginia Artisans – Attendee gifts
Clydes at Willow Creek – Welcome dinner
Rust Manor – Workshop venue
Bonnie, Tori, Anna, Rebecca – Thoughtful helpful dears
Shalese, Bonnie and Alicia – Photos in blog post


One Swell Day : workshop // Thomas Duncan Hall, Lafayette, Indiana


While in Indiana for a wedding earlier this year I hosted another One Swell Day workshop, and it doubled as an excuse to revisit Lafayette’s most charming wedding venue and finally meet a group of photographers already stuck to my heart. Those friendships made through mutual friends and blogs and shared appreciations for kindred dreams + creativity makes it so easy to pick up in person, and between the whimsical wedding and conversations here and wide open skies of the midwest, it was a week of muchess.

(I don’t have any other One Swell Day workshop events planned, but if you ever wanted to come you can still join it here!)


Started the night before with a cozy dinner at the Nine Irish Brothers pub with introductions, war stories + reviewing each others’ work

Rebekah-Murray-Workshop012Next day back at the Thomas Duncan Hall – huge thanks to Anna for all the photos + help setting up!






All the thanks!

The Virginia Artisans
Anna Loves to Letter
Thomas Duncan Hall
Nine Irish Brothers

If you’re a photographer working towards more artfulness + individuality with your images and business, then this workshop might be a help! I’ve had it filmed so anyone can watch it from home (with open emails for any questions) and all the details for you are waiting right here: