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Yes! I Do - Trash the Dress on a Pebble Stone Beach (Part 4 - FULL)

  • Jul 14, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Dear BFG member,


It is summer time! Many people couples are getting married in the summer and fall months. The market for wedding photography (both in studio and outdoor settings) is huge in Toronto. Trashing the dress is a service that some new couples would ask if you offer such a thing. So, if you wish to add a few portfolio quality photos to your book please read further.

In this Part 4 of the workshop you'll shoot a bride trashing her expensive dress by the picturesque lakefront on a pebble stone beach while the sunsets for the day. This bride loves something special to remind her of her Big Day.



29 Norris Road, Toronto

Mimico and Lakeshore Blvd. West

First meet in the parking lot


*If it rains, we'll shoot it anyway.


When: Sunday, July 14, 2013

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (2.0 hours) with 1.5 hour of shooting time.

Number of spots: 6 photographers

Cost:  $49.00 ($29.00 deposit via Paypal + $20.00 cash at the door)



Our model for the session: Amanda Leigh

Amanda is agency represented non-exclusively model. Here is a quote from her profile:

"I have lots of experience modeling, I have done work in print, commercial, film, runway and promotions."


Amanda is 5'7" tall, weighs 120 lbs and her measurements are 33"B-25"-35". The dress fits her well. Amanda is very athletic so she will have no trouble dragging the dress for a couple of hours. LOL....


Amanda will be wearing the same dress as in Part 1.


Amanda by Alejandro Castillo



Amanda by Godfrey Leung



You may find out more about Amanda and her work at:


Model Release Form:

A non-commercial model release form will be signed by the model for the photographer to use his/her images for personal use such as self-promotion in any medium. Photographic prints may be displayed and sold in galleries and online. The model(s) will also have some personal uses for his or her own images.




Who is this workshop for:


Whether you're a semi-professional photographer looking to freshen up your portfolio, you just starting out your career in photography, an avid amateur who wants to learn new skills, all our workshops are structured to suit you. The only requirement is that you know how to manually control your camera.


What will you learn:


> the shoot bridal photography outdoors using fill flash and/or available light

> use studio and/or hot shoe strobes and modifier to light our subject(s) properly

> learn how to choose the right background for your image

> etc....


Our Backdrops:


Proposed spot #1 (shallow water, ducks, side lit by the sun)


Part of Spot #1


Very close to spot #1



Spot #2 (also side lit, pebbles stones are clean, water is slightly deeper but not dangerous)


A wider view of spot #2


We can only choose one spot to shoot because once the dress gets wet, it becomes very difficult to walk with.


What to bring:


- your camera with empty memory card, full battery, and a standard hot shoe

- hot shoe flash for your camera is recommended

- 24 mm to 200 mm lenses (longer and wider are okay too)

- any props you wish to use

- rain boots if you wish to go into the water a bit

- running or hiking shoes

- clear protective bag for your camera if it rains



ATTENTION: SONY DSLR OWNERS ARE WELCOME. (I will provide the hot shoe adapter for you to trigger wirelessly.


Our session will be kept small to provide full attention to each participant and allow ample time for each person to shoot quality photographs to take home.


Parking is free near the entrance of the park.



You spot is secured by making a DEPOSIT $29.00 (about 1/2) via Paypal. $20 cash will be collected at the door. Paypal accepts all major credit cards even if you don't have a Paypal account. If you don't use Paypal please contact Alan and make other arrangements.


The Winner of this session is Jamal. Congratulations! There will be a winner for each of the Yes! I Do series of workshops.


Bonus: The Bride with An Attitude is included. We shoot against a wall with nice graffitti.


Happy Shooting the final session of YES! I Do......




my mobile phone: 416 - eight two three - five five seven zero (text enabled)


P.S. Amanda has confirmed her attendance already.





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  • AlanH

    It know what can be done better the next time. :-) Mimico Linear Park has a strange address where the parking lot is situated. Google Maps doesn't help either since the park is NOT even there. Anyhow, we did manage to have an excellent session provided by our lovely model - Amanda Leigh and Masayo did the excellent makeup. Thank you everyone. This session will be repeated in the near future. Please keep an eye out for the posting in the next few days. Thank you everyone!!!

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • jamal


    July 15, 2013

  • andrew

    Another great meetup.
    Amanda was awesome!
    Thanks Alan

    July 15, 2013

  • Svitlana

    Thanks for the effort to accomplish the Grand Finale which was just beautiful!

    July 15, 2013

  • kumar

    will you be doing another workshop like this again. I want to attend but have already booked with some other appoinment.

    1 · July 12, 2013

    • AlanH

      Hello Kumar. I might be doing Yes! I Do 2 in August. AgadafdaAugustAudondon'­t need to

      July 12, 2013

  • Alexander

    I have other plans

    July 12, 2013

  • Danny T.

    Wish I could make this one! Have a great shoot everyone!

    July 11, 2013

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