True to Hue is a series of educational workshops & inspirational shootout sessions hosted & curated by Brontë Bride!

They are designed to captivate, educate, and grow our creative community.    

These sessions are for photographers and videographers alike, to discover new techniques, strengthen their portfolio, and get creative with their local community!

Join us in our True to Hue Workshop Series as Bronte Bride takes you on a journey of colour, uniquely styling each shoot, and partnering with a different instructor each time!

Learn posing, camera functions, editing techniques, behind the business, branding, flatlays, new strategies, and more!

Beyond our education sessions (our workshops that include an instructional photographer), we will also be hosting inspiration sessions (shootout opportunities to just come & shoot beautiful content!).

join us

why true to hue?

Most creative projects start with a story. This story starts with colour. Each session will pivot around one central colour. From there, we build an aesthetic and a palette that complements and enhances that tone. 

Each session will have a different mood and aesthetic, based on that “hue”. 

The name also encapsulates our desire to educate photographers on the brand behind their business as well. More than technical skills, we want our attendees to learn about their brand, how to run their business, and how to stay “true to themselves” by bringing their authentic voice into their brand.

Check our FAQ page for popular questions concerning our workshops!


Hi! I’m Rebekah Bronte, Creative Director of Bronte Bride, and the Curator of True to Hue Workshops.

My primary role is to curate an amazing team of vendors, styling elements, & decor to create something you’ve never seen before (and definitely never photographed before). I’m very excited to be partnering with a different instructional photographer for each session, who will share their experiences, tips, & expertise on certain topics. 

My work has been featured in publications like Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Junebug Weddings, Rocky Mountain Bride, & more!

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#truetohueworkshops
#staytruetohue

Photos by Sarah Beau, Bretton Grassie, Haywood Creative, & Kadie Hummel

- Shoot fully curated stunning content!
- Build a curated portfolio that draws your ideal clients!
- Learn new techniques and processes from experienced photographers!
- Meet other industry creatives!
- Grow in community with other like-minded photographers!
- Learn tips and tricks about how to stay true to your brand & how to set yourself apart!
- Only invest in the sessions you're interested in! You’ll be able to see the instructors, palette, and teaching points for each workshop before you purchase!
- Choose between education sessions (with instructors) and inspiration sessions (shootouts) to get what you want out of the session!

what makes true to hue sessions so great?

upcoming sessions

Saturday September 12th
Workshop
Only 8 spots

TERRACOTTA

Tuesday September 22nd
Shootout event

the shootout series 2020

February
7 hour education session
Only 12 spots

PEACH

Thursday June 11, 2020
1.5 hour inspiration session
Only 8 spots

SEAFOAM

Recent sessions

Monday July 20th, 2020
2 part workshop
Only 6 spots

HYACINTH

Wednesday July 29th, 2020
Shootout
Only 10 spots

Tangerine

Sunday August 16th
Shootout

Olive

why true to hue?

Most creative projects start with a story. This story starts with colour. Each session will pivot around one central colour. From there, we build an aesthetic and a palette that complements and enhances that tone. 

Each session will have a different mood and aesthetic, based on that “hue”. 

The name also encapsulates our desire to educate photographers on the brand behind their business as well. More than technical skills, we want our attendees to learn about their brand, how to run their business, and how to stay “true to themselves” by bringing their authentic voice into their brand.

Check our FAQ page for popular questions concerning our workshops!


what makes true to hue so great?

- Shoot fully curated stunning content!
- Build a curated portfolio that draws your ideal clients!
- Learn new techniques and processes from experienced photographers!
- Meet other industry creatives!
- Grow in community with other like-minded photographers!
- Learn tips and tricks about how to stay true to your brand & how to set yourself apart!
- Only invest in the sessions you're interested in! You’ll be able to see the instructors, palette, and teaching points for each workshop before you purchase!
- Choose between education sessions (with instructors) and inspiration sessions (shootouts) to get what you want out of the session!

The styled shoot was unreal. I had been to a few business workshops before with much smaller scale styled shoots- but this was over the top (in the most amazing, exceeding all expectations kind of way!!!) I was blown away at all the details, styling, vendors... Kristyn’s instruction. Meeting all the other photographers and building friendships. And was absolutely in LOVE with the styling of this workshop. It fits my branding so well and is everything I’ve ever wanted to photograph. Thank you!!!

"this styled shoot was unreal. I was blown away at all the details."

jenny pasterfield
@jennyjeanphotography

As always, Bronte Bride has designed and styled a session that is straight out of my Pinterest dreams. The photos I shot during the shoot out were some of my favorite EVER and as even as soon as I walked over the hill and saw the set-up from afar I KNEW this session was going to be so dreamy. I can't wait to add these photos to my portfolio and attract clients who love the same romantic details and emotion-filled moments that I found here.


"straight out of my pinterest dreams"

Nora Cruickshank
@norahanako

The whole experience was amazing! From communication before the workshop - even to communication after! The shootout was so perfectly curated and you always had something to shoot in an intimate setting with the perfect amount of people. The couple was engaging and fun, and the model was experienced - everything opening up the creativity flood gates.

"the shootout was so perfectly curated"

jackie kalch
@jackiekalchphoto

This investment was worth so much more than just getting pretty pictures. The education far exceeded my expectations and I left just wanting to get to work! I felt so inspired, motivated and wanting to elevate my brand on delivering an amazing experience along with the amazing photographs. True to Hue workshops are such an affordable way to update your portfolio with gorgeous images, but also gain the experience to take your business to the next level. I will be attending another one!

"I felt so inspired
and motivated."

chloe jaenen
@chloephotoab

It's so financially affordable for the type of education you get back and the images you take away from it alone should be a reason to attend. The styling is thoughtful, and I think there is at least one "mood" from the shoots that would appeal to someone out there. It is such great marketing to have these kind of images on your websites/feeds, it will definitely lead in brides that will fall in love. I couldn't recommend it more.”

"I couldn't recommend
it more."

shelby petryk
@veridianphotography

The True to Hue workshops are so amazing! They are beautifully curated with the most amazing details. It is such a wonderful coming together of vendors and photographers and you leave feeling so inspired by all the talent. It is such a great way to build your portfolio, network, practice shooting without any pressure, and get to know more people in the industry!

"it is such a great way to build your portfolio"

amy highton
@modern_nest_photography

Wow your team did the best job of the shoot and the instructors were incredible. Absolutely amazing experience to meet vendors in the community and a great way to be part of an absolutely stunning wedding day.

"absolutely amazing experience"

megan jolie
@meganjolie

Every workshop or shootout I've ever done with True to Hue keeps getting better and exceeding any expectations I could have ever had! AND it's always such a fun and inspiring group of photographers to be around! I'M HOOKED!

"I'm hooked"

alexandra kurta
@alexandra.kurta

This was my first ever photography workshop and it blew my expectations out of the water! The curated details, stellar education and ability to collaborate and interact with other creatives made it such a wonderful experience. I walked away feeling so excited for how I could apply all that I learned into my own business, plus not to mention a wicked wedding day portfolio! It made me excited and confident to be able to grow my photography business in the direction I have been dreaming of.


"it blew my expectations out of the water!"

danica matson
@danicamatsonphotography

I loved how beautifully curated everything was, and that there were different components to shoot. Also having a model who knew what she was doing was super fun for me to photograph! Everything was so well put together! All the details came together perfectly to convey the vision of seafoam. It was a lot of fun to get together with other creatives!


"everything was so
well put together!"

whitney lewis
@thelewisandco

I have now attended a True to Hue Workshop and Shootout and I loved them both! It felt so good to learn and shoot in a safe space, without the stress of having to nail every shot. It truly sparked my creativity and I gained so much confidence. Invest in yourself - it’s worth it! Seafoam was a perfect set up for a shootout and sparked my creativity behind the camera. It was beautifully styled and the location was simply perfect. With a small amount of other photographers we didn’t have to worry about stepping into someone’s shot. I can’t wait for more shootouts and workshops to be announced!

"i can't wait for more shootouts and workshops to be announced!"

Stephanie Hansen
@stephhansenphotography

This workshop was the perfect package wrapped into one day. It had an awesome mix of education, beautifully curated shoots, and tips and tricks.There's no time like the present to educate yourself. Having an affordable workshop that is in your own backyard, that's as beautifully styled, with as much valuable information as the True to Hue Workshop has, is unheard of. This is a game-changer for those who want to take a deep dive into this amazing industry.

"This workshop was the perfect package wrapped into one day."

becky morgan
@rebeccafrank.co

This workshop was absolutely fabulous!
The detail that was put into the elements of the shoot was beyond my expectations! It was beautifully curated and I look forward
to attending another one!

"this workshop was absolutely fabulous!"

marnie shields
@kirkwoodkinphotography

This workshop exceeded all of my expectations. Upon arrival there was a feeling of kindness and encouragement. The styled shoot was planned perfectly- the styling was GORGEOUS- beyond anything I could have imagined, and the instruction from Kristyn was so valuable. All of the vendors came together to create something beautiful. I am so grateful. Thank you! Then, the zoom portion the second day was fantastic! Kristyn really reminded me to pay attention to the small details when editing- I learned new tips and tricks that I cannot wait to implement in my workflow. To everyone who made this possible- THANK YOU! I cannot wait to attend another workshop!

"This workshop exceeded all my expectations."

jenny pasterfield
@jennyjeanphotography

I’m so excited to have finally attended a workshop that FELT like a workshop and not just a styled shoot! If you’re on the fence about attending True to Hue, just do it! It’ll be worth every penny and you won’t regret your decision!

"worth every penny"

alexandra kurta
@alexandra.kurta

I absolutely LOVED the boudoir session! Set up, colours, natural light, model, outfit choices were perfection! Loved haywood and honey, her approach, and her knowledge and wisdom! Such a wonderful warm, welcoming environment where there is no competition and only friendships and knowledge to gain!

"such a wonderful, warm, welcoming environment"

chantelle macdougall
@wildeastphoto

There are lots of amazing workshops out there but non that offer you local experience and amazing styling all in one place! You'll get a chance to add stunning shots to your portfolio that will help you attract your DREAM clients as well as learn the ins and outs of the business side of being a photographer from YYC professionals. Don't miss out on this opportunity!


"don't miss out on
this opportunity!"

Nora Cruickshank
@norahanako

highlights from attendees

FAQ

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A SESSION?

To register, click the “register now” button at the bottom of the session page, and fill out our registration form. Once you have submitted your registration and paid the invoice, a participant agreement form will be emailed to you. This form must be signed and submitted to confirm your registration and attendance. Invoice must be paid within 48 hours, or your spot will be released. Before the session, you will receive an email with further information regarding what you need to bring, how to prepare, etc.

DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?

There are no refunds after you’ve secured your spot. You can sell your spot to another participant with the approval of Bronte Bride. If you cannot make the session due to unforeseen circumstances, contact me at rebekah@brontebride.com (more than 7 days before the session), to discuss transferring your session fee to another upcoming session. There are no refunds, but transfers can be made possible with at least 7 days notice. 

WILL IT BE A FULL WEDDING DAY STYLED SHOOT EACH TIME?

No. Smaller sessions will focus on 2-4 segments of a wedding, or of a photography style. For instance, our Rouge Session was 3 hours and included bridal portraits, bridal boudoir, and flatlays, whereas our Peach workshop was a full 7 hour day and included 2 getting ready sessions, 2 couples, tablescape, cake, seating chart, lounge & ceremony.

The segments of each session will be clearly posted on the session page, so that you know exactly what you’re going to get!

WHAT WILL
THE WORKSHOP STYLING AND AESTHETIC
BE LIKE?

We pride ourselves in being a modern publication catering to the modern & bold bride. Our style is the same; we love bold colour, unique styling elements, and wow-worthy decor. Our aesthetic is contemporary and sometimes edgy - and we love experimenting with new (or old) trends. 

While we do have a vision for each workshop, we will be collaborating with extremely talented vendors who will also be putting forth their artistic vision and creative interpretation (which just makes each session even more unique!). 

Our goal is for each styled session to be very different and distinct. If you came to each one of our True to Hue Workshops, you won’t ever feel like you’ve shot something similar in a past workshop. Each one will be distinct and include a new mix of vendors, models, styling, and concepts. 

WHAT MAKES YOUR TRUE TO HUE WORKSHOPS DIFFERENT?

1. Smaller & shorter sessions with thoughtfully curated details and extravagant styling means you get to build your portfolio with unique content without having to spend $$$ for travel and accommodations (it also means you can pick and choose which sessions are right for you). So you get to invest in multiple sessions throughout the year, rather than 1 big lump sum for a workshop you’re not 100% sure about.

2. Different instructors means learning new strategies, tips, and skills, every time. Usually workshops like these are hosted by photographers, which means if you go to one, you might not want to invest in it again because you’re not sure how much more you’re going to learn and what the overlap will be like. Because True to Hue is hosted by Bronte Bride (a stylist and curator), you’re getting stunning content but also distinct and novel education from a variety of photographers.

3. We’re transparent. So you know who the instructor will be, the shoot aesthetic, the teaching points, the styled segments, and the cost before you sign up. Transparency means no surprises (well… we might still have a couple good surprises for you…).

What does this mean? It means you don’t have to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on 4 day workshops, or an arm and a leg on travel & accommodation too. It means you can invest in multiple workshops throughout the year (because they’re only 3-7 hours and less expensive) and choose what you want to learn! You get to decide what content you want to shoot, and what photographers you want to learn from! You get to decide which dates work best for you, and which teaching points would be of most value to you! Our goal is to create a workshop that you feel confident investing in time and time again, knowing that you’re going to get stunning content and great education every time. 

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TOPICS WILL
BE TAUGHT?

Each session page has information on the workshop, like the date, time, instructor(s), segments, as well as learning points that will be focused on throughout the session.

Each photographer comes with a different teaching style and different areas of expertise. 

WHO CAN ATTEND?

The sessions are designed for photographers and videographers to shoot beautiful content, build community, and learn from other amazing photographers or videographers! No matter what level you’re at, these workshops are great to add to your portfolio, learn technical skills, and build your brand! 

We hope to one day be able to host workshops for other industry professionals as well!

what happens if a session gets cancelled?

We're in unprecedented times with Covid-19, and so while we still want to continue planning and prepping for our next sessions, there is the possibility of sessions being postponed (not cancelled) in the next few months. We know you're craving creativity and community just like we are! But we want to make sure everyone stays safe and we're doing our part to flatten the curve. 

So if a session does get postponed, we will schedule a new date and let you know! If you cannot make the new date, your investment can be transferred to a future session. 

I’M A VENDOR AND I WOULD LOVE TO COLLABORATE WITH YOU!

Amazing! We love working with all kinds of vendors to put these sessions together.

Send us an email and we’d love to chat further about the opportunity! 

We spend a lot of time curating vendors and details, and we want to make sure each vendor is a great fit for the particular session. We also give preference to vendors in our member community.

I just want to come & shoot (without the education part). Can i do that?

Our education sessions are amazing opportunities for development and growth, for any skill level! We believe that you can never really stop learning and growing. Plus each session will include tons of time to shoot the content, as a group and individually! Our instructors are amazing at what they do, and we expect every attendee to respect the instructors and the group by participating fully. 

If you are interested in only the inspirational content, and not so much the education portion, attend one of our inspiration sessions! They are basically just creative shootout sessions where you can come and shoot amazing content! You'll have time to be creative, direct models, and interact with the other photographers as well! We limit shootout spots to 4-8 participants so that your content is relatively novel and unique.

DO YOU HAVE ANY DEALS for people who want to ATTEND MULTIPLE SESSIONS?

We’d love for you to attend multiple sessions! In fact we’ve designed these workshops in such a way that you can pick and choose which topics would be valuable to you, which instructor you’d like to learn from, and which day/time works with your schedule! So attending multiple sessions is well worth it!

If you attend a session and fill out our feedback from regarding your experience, you’ll receive a $20 off discount code to use for your next session!

FAQ

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A SESSION?

To register, click the “register now” button at the bottom of the session page, and fill out our registration form. Once you have submitted your registration and paid the invoice, a participant agreement form will be emailed to you. This form must be signed and submitted to confirm your registration and attendance. Invoice must be paid within 48 hours, or your spot will be released. Before the session, you will receive an email with further information regarding what you need to bring, how to prepare, etc.

Do you offer refunds?

There are no refunds after you’ve secured your spot. You can sell your spot to another participant with the approval of Bronte Bride. If you cannot make the session due to unforeseen circumstances, contact me at rebekah@brontebride.com (more than 7 days before the session), to discuss transferring your session fee to another upcoming session. There are no refunds, but transfers can be made possible with at least 7 days notice. 

what makes true to hue workshops different?

1. Smaller & shorter sessions with thoughtfully curated details and extravagant styling means you get to build your portfolio with unique content without having to spend $$$ for travel and accommodations (it also means you can pick and choose which sessions are right for you). So you get to invest in multiple sessions throughout the year, rather than 1 big lump sum for a workshop you’re not 100% sure about.

2. Different instructors means learning new strategies, tips, and skills, every time. Usually workshops like these are hosted by photographers, which means if you go to one, you might not want to invest in it again because you’re not sure how much more you’re going to learn and what the overlap will be like. Because True to Hue is hosted by Bronte Bride (a stylist and curator), you’re getting stunning content but also distinct and novel education from a variety of photographers.

3. We’re transparent. So you know who the instructor will be, the shoot aesthetic, the teaching points, the styled segments, and the cost before you sign up. Transparency means no surprises (well… we might still have a couple good surprises for you…).

What does this mean? It means you don’t have to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on 4 day workshops, or an arm and a leg on travel & accommodation too. It means you can invest in multiple workshops throughout the year (because they’re only 3-7 hours and less expensive) and choose what you want to learn! You get to decide what content you want to shoot, and what photographers you want to learn from! You get to decide which dates work best for you, and which teaching points would be of most value to you! Our goal is to create a workshop that you feel confident investing in time and time again, knowing that you’re going to get stunning content and great education every time. 

How do i know what topics will be taught?

Each session page has information on the workshop, like the date, time, instructor(s), segments, as well as learning points that will be focused on throughout the session. 

Each photographer comes with a different teaching style and different areas of expertise. 

what will the workshop styling and aesthetic be like?

We pride ourselves in being a modern publication catering to the modern & bold bride. Our style is the same; we love bold colour, unique styling elements, and wow-worthy decor. Our aesthetic is contemporary and sometimes edgy - and we love experimenting with new (or old) trends. 

While we do have a vision for each workshop, we will be collaborating with extremely talented vendors who will also be putting forth their artistic vision and creative interpretation (which just makes each session even more unique!). 

Our goal is for each styled session to be very different and distinct. If you came to each one of our True to Hue Workshops, you won’t ever feel like you’ve shot something similar in a past workshop. Each one will be distinct and include a new mix of vendors, models, styling, and concepts. 

will it be a full wedding day styled shoot every time?

No. Smaller sessions will focus on 2-4 segments of a wedding, or of a photography style. For instance, our Rouge Session was 3 hours and included bridal portraits, bridal boudoir, and flatlays, whereas our Peach workshop was a full 7 hour day and included 2 getting ready sessions, 2 couples, tablescape, cake, seating chart, lounge & ceremony.

The segments of each session will be clearly posted on the session page, so that you know exactly what you’re going to get!

who can attend?

The sessions are designed for photographers and videographers to shoot beautiful content, build community, and learn from other amazing photographers or videographers! No matter what level you’re at, these workshops are great to add to your portfolio, learn technical skills, and build your brand! 

We hope to one day be able to host workshops for other industry professionals as well!

what happens if a session gets cancelled?

We're in unprecedented times with Covid-19, and so while we still want to continue planning and prepping for our next sessions, there is the possibility of sessions being postponed (not cancelled) in the next few months. We know you're craving creativity and community just like we are! But we want to make sure everyone stays safe and we're doing our part to flatten the curve. 

So if a session does get postponed, we will schedule a new date and let you know! If you cannot make the new date, your investment can be transferred to a future session. 

I'm a vendor and I'd love to collaborate with you!

Amazing! We love working with all kinds of vendors to put these sessions together.

Send us an email and we’d love to chat further about the opportunity! 

We spend a lot of time curating vendors and details, and we want to make sure each vendor is a great fit for the particular session. We also give preference to vendors in our member community. 

i just want to come and shoot (without the education part). can i do that?

Our education sessions are amazing opportunities for development and growth, for any skill level! We believe that you can never really stop learning and growing. Plus each session will include tons of time to shoot the content, as a group and individually! Our instructors are amazing at what they do, and we expect every attendee to respect the instructors and the group by participating fully. 

If you are interested in only the inspirational content, and not so much the education portion, attend one of our inspiration sessions! They are basically just creative shootout sessions where you can come and shoot amazing content! You'll have time to be creative, direct models, and interact with the other photographers as well! We limit shootout spots to 4-8 participants so that your content is relatively novel and unique.

Do you have any deals for people who want to attend multiple sessions?

We’d love for you to attend multiple sessions! In fact we’ve designed these workshops in such a way that you can pick and choose which topics would be valuable to you, which instructor you’d like to learn from, and which day/time works with your schedule! So attending multiple sessions is well worth it!

If you attend a session and fill out our feedback from regarding your experience, you’ll receive a $20 off discount code to use for your next session!