Winter Wedding Styled Shoot

When Erin from Rose Avenue Floral Designs asked me to photograph a styled shoot she was planning, I was SO excited!!! Erin is crazy talented, creative, and so sweet! She worked with Julia of Honeybee Planning to design this awesome photoshoot! I’ve never photographed anything like this before, so when I showed up I was blown away! This wintry styled shoot was breathtaking, it was the perfect day with golden sunshine, and the location fit the vibe so well!

We only had a fewww “freak-out” moments… like when Erin’s sweater caught on fire out of literally nowhere in the woods, or when Julia actually fell into the frozen lake as we were taking pictures on the dock… no, this doesn’t normally happen at styled shoots. Thank the good Lord everyone is totally fine, we all survived, and we got through the day without anyone being seriously injured! Now we have some funny and not-so-funny memories with beautiful pictures to remember this day by! 🙂

I can’t wait to work with these awesome vendors again in the future! Enjoy the photos!

VENDORS:
Florals: Rose Avenue Floral Design 
Styling/Planning: Honeybee Planning 
Cake: Jae’s Cakes 
Makeup/Hair: Haute Looks – Makeup by Jordan 
Wedding Gown: Tiffany’s Bridal
Models: Jessica Mawyer Thomas (bride with husband), Emily Crye (bridesmaid), Julia Hessler (bridesmaid)

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xo

Introducing One-On-One Mentoring

Well, I think the title may have given away the big announcement! 🙂

YAS, it’s true!! I am now offering one-on-one mentoring to budding photographers who are looking to improve their skills, invest in their education, and grow their businesses! Mentoring is the best way to take your business to the next step and start making your dreams a reality! Having a mentor,  someone to push you in the right direction, and someone to encourage you to keep going, is the most valuable resource you can invest in! Over the past year or so I have been getting a lot of emails and messages asking photography-related questions. I LOVE that so many people choose to come to me for questions and it makes me feel so honored! That’s when I knew I had to start trying this whole mentor thing, to take helping other photographers to an entirely new level.

When I first started photography, I felt seriously confused about EVERYTHING. I decided to reach out to just about every photographer I could find and asked if they were offering any type of mentoring. Some people just didn’t respond and most didn’t offer anything. Then I found workshops, and decided to go that direction instead. I love workshops, but I wasn’t where I wanted to be in my business when I attended my first one! I wish I would have found someone to sit down with me and break it all down piece by piece. I was frustrated, discouraged, and totally annoyed that I couldn’t find anyone in my area to help me. You don’t need to feel that same way.

Now, it’s MY opportunity to help YOU. I want to offer mentoring to those photographers who are starting out just like I did. If you are willing to work hard, learn, grow, and chase your dreams, this is for you!! I am here to guide you, teach you, encourage you, and help you succeed in the business you are meant for! This is your time to take advantage of something that could completely change your business. I want you to feel confident in your brand, style, skills, and the goals you have for the future!

If you are interested in knowing more about my One-On-One Mentoring, please email me for details at remybthompson@gmail.com! I would LOVE to get to know you and everything about your business! It’s time to celebrate, because you are about to start investing in yourself and making your dreams reality!!


For the past few months I’ve been planning a 6-Hour Mentoring Session located in Midlothian, VA with Colleen Megan Photography. Colleen originally messaged with a question a while back. After we spoke, I learned she wanted to really grow as a photographer, so I offered her some mentoring packages to choose from. She was ALL about it! Finally, the mentor day came to life this past Tuesday! We both met at a coffee shop to review the power point lessons that I had prepared and we talked for hours. I LOVED hearing her goals and being able to push her closer to achieving them. We had an awesome day getting to know each other better through our passion for photography! Our time together was jam-packed with a ton of material and great conversation, but the fun didn’t stop there…

The package she chose included a portrait session at the end with a model. I ended up surprised her with a full photoshoot including three stunning models, a variety of session types/outfits/props to practice with, a makeup artist, a florist, and a beautiful venue! THIS WAS CRAZY FUN!!! We started our session in the golden sunshine and finished just after sunset to practice the new lighting techniques she had just learned. She left feeling SO confident and she killed it during the photoshoot!! I was so proud to see her practicing the new skills I taught her during the lessons and learning more and more as the night went on. We were both exhausted by the end of the night, but our hearts were so full! I will never forget my first One-On-One Mentoring Session thanks to Colleen, these awesome models, and amazing vendors. I am so excited to share the beautiful images from the photoshoot!

Before that, I want to share Colleen’s testimony from after our Mentor Day together! She is so so sweet and I love her enthusiasm for life! She is going to be so successful as a girl boss and I can’t wait to see her business take off! 

“When starting my business I was struggling to keep a float in the photography world. As many say it is an intimidating, overwhelmingly lonely game, and I couldn’t agree more, that is until I met Remy. She went above and beyond to comfort me and remind me I am not alone in this. Driving away from my mentor session I was ready to take this adventure in my business head on! Her fun loving attitude broke me out of my shell, and allowed me to drastically step out of my comfort zone. I went from hiding behind my camera to taking control of it. The future is is bright for Colleen Megan Photography, and that is all thanks to my incredible mentor Remy, her words of wisdom and, guidance ignited a fire inside of me I didn’t know could exist. I am a better photographer because of her, and for that I am truly humbled for the opportunity of working alongside her! If anyone is looking to grow their education and business Remy Thompson is a game changer!”  -Colleen 8/8/17

First… headshots, of course!! 🙂 Isn’t Colleen stunning?!REM_4953_114.jpg2017-08-10_0006.jpgREM_4909_98.jpgREM_4996_135.jpgREM_4950_111.jpgREM_4963_121.jpg

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NOW.. the photoshoot!! Huge shoutout to the vendors and models, they killed it!

Photography by Remy Thompson Photography | Makeup by AnnMarie Taylor |  Florals(horse garland and bouquets) by Lasting Florals | Models: Brenna, Maddy, and Compton | Venue: Double B Equestrian in Moseley, VA | Mentee: Colleen Megan

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AnnMarie is SO talented, I was thrilled to have her as a vendor!! Check her out on Facebook and Instagram @makeupbyvnnmarie_

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We started off with a mini graduation shoot of these two cute friends, Compton and Maddy. Next we moved into bridal portraits with Brenna! You’re about to be blown away…

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AND IN COMES THE BEST PART!!!…

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Just wait until you see the horse with it’s owner, Compton. SO CUTE!!

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XO Remy