PRAISE & FEEDBACK

WHAT PHOTOGRAPHERS SAY ABOUT CONSTELLATION WORKSHOPS, MENTORING AND TRAINING

 

Best Wedding Photography Workshops of 2018
JUNEBUG WEDDINGS
'One of the best wedding photography workshops to attend in 2018'

Little Miss Boyco
WIESIA BOJKO
'As soon as I walked into the room my heart was skipping faster. Even though I had high expectations I wasn’t disappointed. Lots of inspirational speakers who had all of the answers to all of my questions and lots of positive vibes from everyone in the room. I can’t wait to start my new wedding season and put all of my new ideas into my work and push myself a little more. Thanks guys for two of the best days of my life.

Before I felt a little bit lost in terms of the direction to go with my work and style. Being in a creative photography industry can be a bit tricky and lonely sometimes. But if you need a little inspiration or something to push you forward you should definitely spend some time at a constellation workshop and invest in yourself. After Shooting a wedding the day after the workshop I was still feeling the adrenaline and excitement from what I had learnt. I think I need to spend more time with creative individuals who can remind me why I became a photographer. I am definitely more aware of interesting light which I can now use in my work. Luckily it was a sunny day in the Lake District and it gave me an opportunity to play a little bit more. Caroline and Paulo you nailed it!!!! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be part of your workshop.'

Dan McCourt Wedding Photography
DAN McCOURT
'Constellation was a breath of fresh air in the world of photography workshops, it was exactly what it said on the tin - no ego's, just straight talking and honest education. Not only was it great to speak to like minded photographers but to see 6 of the best in one room sharing their knowledge and experience was something else.

Through listening to the guest speakers it inspired me to focus on why I fell in love with photography in the first place - to go back to your roots and focus on personal projects, to do things for yourself and not just for work purposes. Openly hearing other professionals work flow and shooting techniques was invaluable to me, I came away from the course with a fresh mind set and a new approach to weddings as a whole. I've put a few exercises I learnt into play since and they have proven that they work and the techniques have saved me a lot of time, shown me how to work smarter and also made me connect with my clients on a whole new level. I left the workshops feeling refreshed and excited to see how it would affect my work and it has had a great positive reaction.

I loved every minute of it - really relaxed and always open to questions. A lot of workshops have a 'this is the way you need to do it' attitude - Constellation was quite the opposite, it helped me understand that everyone can work in different ways - no one has the 'right' way. You guys nailed it ; )

Vanessa Adams Wedding Photography
VANESSA ADAMS
'Authentic, honest, encouraging, inspirational and thought provoking!

I was feeling lost in my work and generally a bit stuck in a rut. Constellation came just at the right time. I loved every second of it! It was informal and relaxed. Being in the room with like minded people was inspiring and encouraging. Paul, Caroline, Nigel, Heather and The Hendry's gave honest talks which helped me find my why again. I have a whole new sense of creativity and new ideas to make changes in my business that is authentic to who I am. Thanks for a wonderful workshop. The coffee and cake was very nice too!'

MELISSA BEATTIE PHOTOGRAPHY
MELISSA BEATTIE
"Relaxed + inspiring + thought provoking + encouraging + motivating!

LOVED the workshop and it\'s down to earth nature. I wanted a workshop that was inspirational and packed full of useful information and helpful tips that I could take away and apply to my business ... this workshop was just that! It was just what I needed heading in to this years wedding season ... consider me inspired!"

Jason Bourne
JASON BOURNE
Jason Bourne Photography
"Down to earth, friendly, fun, informative and jam packed full of ideas, knowledge & inspiration!

The workshop showed me ways to work smarter & faster, not harder. The knowledge shared has made me look at approaching wedding photography in a more efficient way, from engaging with clients through to the couple receiving their images. This is all done in a fun, friendly atmosphere with great people and guest speakers sharing their thoughts & wisdom!"

Peace Wedding Photography
CHARLOTTE PEACE
'Two inspiring photographers and a welcoming insight into the way they work. Their humble approach triggered sparks in all of us.

  I've wanted to attend a workshop for a while, but found photographers selling their workshops like Rockstars selling out tickets to the biggest gig of the year. Often very little emphasis on what there is to learn, and more focus on who will be there. It's not for me at all. Constellation was perfect. Like being back in the classroom with your favourite teachers, feeling engaged. A warm, welcoming space where the whole class just wanted to learn in a laid-back environment and straight forward manner. There was no "this is what you must do", it was simply photographers, that run their own creative businesses, talking through the way they work. I was able to ask questions about my business to others who are already successful in theirs. There was no obligation to go away and do everything exactly the way they do it, but I'm sure everybody attending took away their own little light bulb moments. I came away with a clear insight into how somebody else works which reassured me that I am on the right track and motivated me, as well as gaining some invaluable knowledge of how to improve aspects of my work / business. Also Paul and Caroline are proper lovely, so if you're not sure about it just crack on, you won't regret it!'

Ginger Beard Weddings
PAUL WILLIAMS
'Really inspiring workshop. No bullshit, no rockstars or egos just great photographers giving invaluable advice.

My main takeaway is using light and the art of slight intervention. I shot a wedding the day after the workshop and all the tips and advice paid off!! I couldn't believe such a simple technique would change my photography overnight. I also loved the marketing side and i have just completely changed my approach to booking clients in because of it. It was honestly like a lightbulb. All the speakers were very inspiring and it was great to see other photographers and how they have paved their way into the industry. I would come again!'

JONATHAN STOCKTON PHOTOGRAPHY
JONATHAN STOCKTON
'Meeting photographers who all shared similar aspirations was a refreshing and enjoyable experience. The atmosphere was chilled but people were buzzing when they experienced their lightbulb moments.

I learned from many people at constellation, not just the tutors and that wasn’t something I was expecting. Suggestions were offered rather than rules that were meant to be stringently followed. It was made clear that what works for one might not work for another. It was great to know how Paul and Caroline worked. I left with a boost of confidence and a desire to push forward with perfecting a style that I’m more happy with instead of the style I currently have. It’s easy to fall into a trap where photographing weddings just pays the bills but I want more than that and what I’ve learned at Constellation will hopefully lead me in the right direction.'

Charlotte Gresty Photography
CHARLOTTE GRESTY
'Inspiring, informative and empowering.

As someone who’s just starting out it was really beneficial and empowering to hear other peoples journeys and stories. Paul and Caroline really set the tone for open, honest and relaxed discussion and learning. I feel like I’ve come away from the workshop more confident in the direction I want to take.'

Julie B Wedding Photography
JULES BARRON
"An inspiring and emotional experience that left me with a renewed passion and hunger for the industry that we are in.

I just knew that this workshop was going to be a game changer for me. I was right. As soon as I walked through the door, I walked into smiling faces and open arms. No huddle of 'big names' keeping to themselves and waiting for their attendees to sit and be spoken to. We were made to feel like we were all on a level playing field. After the first day, I already felt like a changed person. By the end of day two, I left holding back tears. I didn't want it to end and I felt like I had changed.

I can't thank you enough, I can't speak highly enough of what you gave us over two days and I'm pretty sure everyone would agree with me in saying it has been the best workshop they've ever attended."

Lauren McGuiness Wedding Photography
LAUREN MCGUINESS
"Incredible! The most insightful 2 days from industry experts.

I have learned so many valuable things that will shape the future of my business. Everything benefited me! Before I'd even left the workshop I felt as though my business had already changed for the better. Meeting other photographers has made me feel a lot more confident, and happy I have made those connections. The workshop has taught me so many different things, I couldn't pick one thing as the whole experience was perfect and exactly what I needed. "

CORRINA ROCHE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
CORRINA ROCHE
" When I first saw this 2 day workshop advertised I knew I had to sign up, Paulo Santos and The Twins are amazing photographers, very inspiring AND they are both from the North East! I was very nervous and anxious before arriving but once there I was made to feel so welcome. The workshop content was brilliant, we covered a lot over the 2 days. The 2 guest speakers, Nigel John and Heather Shuker were great, they were so approachable, helpful and gave great honest advice. I feel very lucky to have been a part of it, Paulo and Caroline could not have done more. I wanted to attend this workshop to try and gain a bit more confidence in myself and in my business, I felt I needed a push in the right direction, after having my 2nd child things had been but on hold and I needed some inspiration and a bit of guidance as to what to do next. Time spent in great company has ignited my passion to become the best I can be at what I do, I know it will take time but I looking forward to the journey. I would highly recommend this workshop to photographers who want to up their game and see things from a fresh perspective.

I loved every minute of the workshop and wouldn't have changed a thing. I wasn't expecting to leave the workshop on Friday evening feeling very emotional and overwhelmed, but I did, I'm still trying to get my head around everything and looking forward to getting on with my new branding and website. Especially looking forward to my next wedding to put into practise what the two of you shared with us. Thanks for Constellation. I loved it! "

Luke Bell Photography
LUKE BELL
I had a 1-2-1 meeting with Paulo and thoroughly enjoyed my time learning about from him. I found him to be open and honest about each different aspect of wedding photography that we touched upon and I would highly recommend anyone considering a session to just book one!

Paulo took me through each step: From initial enquiry to delivery of the final images while allowing us to spend more time concentrating on the specific areas I was looking to improve. He also took the time to look through my portfolio and website and offered genuinely helpful suggestions on how to improve them. At the end of the session, I felt confident about the direction my work is heading while having plenty of notes on how to build and improve my business going forward - thanks Paulo!

GASP Wedding Photography
JADE ALICIA ANGUS
I came on this workshop as I was wanting to reassure myself that I was on the right track. Paul and Caroline’s work has always been so inspiring to me. I came away from the workshop feeling refreshed and reassured that I’m on the right track. I feel this workshop is more beneficial as it was smaller number of participants so you received much more individual support and I felt Paul and Caroline took the time to get to know my brand and where I am in my business.

Inloveness Wedding Photography
COURTNEY LARSON
" An experience. Through our email conversations, Paulo was able to hone in on exactly what I had been struggling to articulate myself and tailor our conversations to both my weaknesses and strengths. I am a moment-driven photographer but have struggled to find the balance within an industry that, I feel, wants wedding photographers to be every-moment-driven. "How many images will I get?" is the #1 question I receive. Paulo shared how he challenges this POV, educating his clients from website to delivery. Hearing his approach affirmed my own philosophy and has already given me the confidence to be, as Paulo describes, the 20% (of wedding photographers who are 'different'). I felt that I was able to see his own behind the scenes AND better understand the mentality of inquiring brides. I've asked myself the 'why' to what I do many times, but have not given much thought to the 'why' of brides. Why are they booking me? And, just maybe, does it go beyond a photograph? What is the experience they expect? And how can I set myself apart from everyone around me in EVERY aspect? Paulo shared that and more. Thank you! "