Jose Villa Workshop

April.29.2009 | Misc

So, as I mentioned in my last blog post, I attended Jose Villa’s workshop a little while ago and had such a great time! If you’re familiar with Jose’s work, you’ll know that he is a film shooter. I’ve always loved the look of film and even sought out a film shooter for my own wedding. Jose did go into his film work as far as the type of camera/film he uses so if you’re looking to get into film or have an interest in it, I would HIGHLY recommend the workshop! Even if you’re a dedicated digital shooter, you’ll still gain a lot of insight from the workshop..especially if you want to learn how to get published, pose your clients, etc.

On top of all that, you’ll get to meet different photographers and most importantly, get to meet Jose and see how he works to get his kick-ass images :-) Jose is a great guy..very down to earth, sweet and funny! All in all, I would highly recommend the workshop to anyone who wants to get inspired! Be warned though, once you attend, you will have to fight the urge to switch to film! I think he had us all entertaining the idea of switching to film or at least trying it but what can I say, I love the instant gratification that digital gives you and I love working on my images in photoshop…it’s like painting a picture to me :-) I get to see it unfold right before my eyes :-)

Here are some images I shot from that day. Special shout out goes to the following for making the shoot awesome!

The Models: Jocilyn, Mark, and Natalie! Seriously…these guys were amazing…so effortless and easy to work with!

Mar with T.E.A.M Hair and Makeup

Renae’s Bouquet

Sharon: This session is so serene and breathtaking.  Great job on all of these Trista! May 25, 2009 5:06 pm

Yuka photo art: Beautiful results! I wish I would be there too!!! April 30, 2009 9:48 pm

diana: These are absolutely gorgeous. You do awesome work! April 30, 2009 9:15 pm

Jackie Beale: wow! I love the 8th one. she is sooo cute! Your work is amazing Trista, glad I found you :) April 30, 2009 6:42 pm

Kayla: These are fabulous!!! Love them! April 30, 2009 6:00 pm

Cathy Crawley: Mmmmmm delicious!   April 30, 2009 11:42 am

kristin brancaleone: dreamy, fresh, lighthearted- gorgeous work Trista!!  Those models are all gorgeous! April 30, 2009 8:18 am

Nicole Monique Photography: The second to last one is GORGEOUS!!! Im in love with all of the images from this workshop! I will absolutely have to attend the next one! April 30, 2009 7:33 am

Jasmine*: Ultra FAB!! April 30, 2009 1:14 am

Brianna Dowdy: Great shots! April 29, 2009 11:48 pm

DrewB: Gorgeous, Trista!  Thanks for coming!  It was such a fun couple of days!  You should have blogged the Britney pics! April 29, 2009 11:02 pm

caroline tran: trista, these are gorgeous!  you captured some great moments!  it was so wonderful to meet you!   April 29, 2009 8:25 pm

Tana Photography: Great shot of Natalie´s arms around Mark´s back. They look like supermodels! Well done. : ) Tana April 29, 2009 8:25 pm

Marissa Rodriguez: Trista these are so beautiful! When I was watching you shoot last week I was like yup those are going to be awesome pictures! Love it! April 29, 2009 8:23 pm

Last weekend, my friend Drew and I took a trip up to Santa Barbara for Jose Villa’s workshop…more on that later this week! Not only was I so excited for the workshop, I was super excited to shoot Elenor and Eric’s engagement pictures in beautiful Montecito. Montecito is one of my most favorite places in the world…with Santa Barbara coming to a close second :-) I was so excited to not only be shooting somewhere other than OC/LA, I was even more excited to get to see Elenor and Eric again! They are just so cute, fun, easy going, and relaxed together. It made my job super easy…we had a great time talking about the economy, how to end world hunger, oh yeah…and also how much we love watching The Real Housewives of NYC and the Millionaire Matchmaker! :-)

Oh…and MOST importantly, we talked about what an amazing time Elenor (and Eric!) had at the NKOTB concert in Santa Barbara right before their engagement session…I knew there was a reason why I loved Elenor so much ;-)

I cannot wait for Elenor and Eric’s wedding this September! They both are very close to their families so I’m sure it’s going to be a fun, heartwarming, warm-fuzzy-feeling event :-) Now for the good stuff! Check out my favs below!

Mandi: Wonderful images and great location. April 29, 2009 10:10 pm

kristin brancaleone: they are too cute!  love her dimples! fabulous job as always! April 28, 2009 10:02 pm

Jackie Beale: wow her hair is so pretty! Fab work, love it :) April 28, 2009 5:41 pm

DrewB: This was so much fun shooting this session with you!  Thanks for letting me tag along.  Elenor and Eric are the cutest!  Can´t wait to see their wedding images.  She´s going to make a gorgeous bride! April 28, 2009 6:01 am

Brianna Dowdy: Beutiful pics, as always. The light was so amazing. April 28, 2009 2:31 am

V3 Weddings + Events: YAY!  E&E are a V3 couple!  Aren´t they the sweetest?!  She has such a knockout smile!  Love the one where they are sitting on the steps.  Can hardly wait for their wedding and to work w/ you again! April 28, 2009 1:45 am

Allison Davis: Love this session! So many super-cute interaction moments. April 27, 2009 10:46 pm

Jasmine*: Ah-mah-zzzing light!!  I loved this session...so much golden goodness!  :) April 27, 2009 10:15 pm