Photo: Joel Serrato
These workshops are designed to equip you with the skills and insight that will leave you feeling inspired, passionate, and poised to take your photography to the next level. Through a combination of thoughtfully designed instruction, hands-on shooting, intimate conversations with Jose and his Guest Speakers we will cover topics such as learning how to develop your own personal style while attracting and retaining your ideal client. This isn’t your ordinary classroom experience; Jose will share his successful business formula and approach to booking weddings.
Jose Villa’s Fine Art Wedding Photography has been featured in numerous publications around the World including Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides Magazine, Town & Country Weddings, Instyle Weddings, C Weddings Magazine, Brides Australia, Brides Brazil, Brides China, Vogue China and PDN’s Wedding Issue. The southern California-based Villa was recently named one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the world by American Photo. His book, Fine Art Wedding Photography: How to Capture Images with Style for the Modern Bride was published in March 2011.
I am a fine art wedding photographer. My approach applies fine art photography to the living, breathing, fast-moving phenomenon that is a wedding. Yes, I do some documentary photography, you need to capture the important moments at a wedding, but I also compose and direct. For me, it is all about making something beautiful, even if I have to insert myself into the situation. Ultimately, my goal is to craft vibrant, energetic, fine art images that are as unique as the people in the photographs.