unfortunately due to covid-19, the cb workshop dates are postponed indefinitely. once everything is resolved, Cynthia will announce new dates. Stay tuned! email hello@cynthiaboyle.com to be first on the list to receive the new dates when they are announced!

a two day photography workshop for photographers who want to take their business to the next level

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for photographers who want to grow their business + improve their workflows

for photographers who want to grow their business + improve their workflows

a photography workshop designed to help photographers improve their workflows, discover their signature style, feel equipped to be confident in who they are as a professional, and build their portfolio.

a photography workshop designed to help photographers improve their workflows, discover their signature style, feel equipped to be confident in who they are as a professional, and build their portfolio.

August 24-26, 2020

August 24-26, 2020

Delton, MI.

Delton, MI.

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I don't know what exactly brought you here, but here's what I do know: you're here for a reason. And can I just say? I am so glad you're here! Pull up a chair, grab your drink of choice, and let's have a heart-to-heart, 'kay?

Maybe you stumbled upon this page from social media or someone shared it with you. Maybe you're white-knuckling your business so hard that you are to the point of burnout. Or maybe you don't even have a photography business at all, but you dream to start one someday. Perhaps you just need some direction/reassurance. No matter what - I can confidently say that this workshop is for you, friend. 

Here's a tale of how the Cynthia Boyle Photography Workshop came to be:

It was a warm + breezy day back in 2008 when Cynthia (tehe that's me - I'm typing in third person to add effect to the story) picked up her first camera (a point + shoot camera, to be exact). She had no idea that this moment would change her life forever (ha, how romantic). Cynthia didn't know what aperture, composition, or rule of thirds meant. All she knew was that taking pictures felt good. So good. She began taking portraits of her friends + editing them in PicMonkey (seriously). Oh, she had such a long journey ahead of her, but that's okay. Each night she went to bed so happy she was able to freeze otherwise forgettable moments forever.

Over the next decade, Cynthia learned, and she learned, and she learned. And her business grew, and it grew, and it grew.



It seems like photographers are all simultaneously competing with each other. I used to feel that way, too. I felt like I had to have it all together, be the best in my area, get all of the clients, do #allthethings.. but to be honest, I had never felt so alone before. I was hiding the fact that I felt like a complete fraud! 

But then..... I started attending workshops and doing online courses and everything changed. Suddenly I wasn't this unsure girl who randomly received a camera for my 12th birthday + came onto photography by happenstance. I learned there was a great population of photographers who wanted COMMUNITY. I found out they wanted to learn from each other. Not all photographers want to pretend to be the best thing since sliced bread. (Though there will always be some people like that..). 

This epiphany...it changed the trajectory of my business. I learned and implemented what I learned, and soon grew my business so much that I quit my day job, became a full-time wedding photographer, and haven't looked back! It has allowed me to stay at home with my daughter, Vanessa. (Mom by day, photographer/editor by night [and early mornings].. not all heroes wear capes;)).

The Cynthia Boyle Workshop is designed with you  + your goals in mind. At the workshop you'll learn practical ways to grow your business and you'll leave feeling equipped to actually make those changes happen. Whether your goal is to become a full-time photographer, become faster at editing, or learn how to start photographing weddings (and literally everything in between) - this workshop is for you. You'll leave with new friends, community, over 12 hours of education, brand-spankin' new images to use in your portfolio, fresh headshots,  and a business that is ready to GROW.




Oh hey, you

I'm Cynthia + I'm here to help

*Present Day*

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*present day*

Education was the game changer for me, and it is going to be for you too in 2020. What's holding you back?

topics include:

(but are not limited to)

•  how to Take a beautiful image (lighting, composition, + posing)

• discovering YOUR STYLE

• Finding confidence in what makes you unique

• Logos + branding (and why it's important)

• MY ENTIRE CULLING & EDITING PROCESS from start to finish (and what presets I use!)

• HOW I return full wedding galleries within 96 hours of a wedding day

• CURATING BLOG POSTS + WHY BLOGGING IS IMPORTANT

• PRICING BREAKDOWN FOR PROFITABLE 
  BUSINESS GROWTH (+ when to raise your prices)

• ATTRACTING YOUR IDEAL CLIENT (How 80% of my clients find me on instagram!)

• how to start shooting weddings

• CREATING A REMARKABLE CLIENT EXPERIENCE + receiving reviews!

• a complete guide to Album + Web design


•AND SO.MUCH.MORE!

give me allllllll the deets...

Each seat includes two content-packed days of teaching, a sunset boat ride meet & greet the evening before the workshop, a fresh head shot, participation in a styled shoot, meals + drinks, & more! An early bird seat to the workshop is $250 off the full price ticket - available only until April 15! Limited to 12 seats.

An early bird seat to this workshop is yours for $599 until 4/15! 

(full-price tickets are $849 after 4/15)

schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Yay! Welcome night! This will be a time to meet each other, eat some yummy charcuterie (among other appetizers), and best of all.... go on a sunset boat ride on one of southwest Michigan's most beautiful lakes! (*weather-permitting)

7-9pm

We are divin' right in! You can expect breakfast, coffee + lotzzzz of content followed by lunch + a portfolio-building styled shoot! After, we will come back, debrief, and have one more content block before a catered dinner at the pool (pooooool partyyyyy!)

9am-7pm

After breakfast we are back at it - Cynthia will give a seminar all about editing (using the pictures from the styled shoot..feel free to follow along on your laptop!). Then seminars on marketing + SEO! After lunch there will be a Q&A session and then :( we say goodbye for now....

9am-3pm

sponsors

The styled shoot

If you are a local photographer you are more than welcome to commute each day to the workshop. However, if you are coming from out of town I recommend staying these hotels: Bay Pointe Inn + Holiday Inn Express. Both hotels are within 20 minutes of the workshop location. If you wish to offset the hotel cost, I would recommend rooming with another attendee. I will put us all in a Facebook group together and facilitate this!

The workshop will be held at my parents' house in Delton, MI. Their spacious + cozy living room, newly remodeled kitchen, and heated in-ground pool are perrrrrfect for the workshop! (Yes- bring your swimsuit + towel!)

Once you register for your seat at the workshop, you will receive an email with the address for the workshop. 

While a lot of the information regarding the styled shoot will be kept a secret until the workshop, I can share this with you: it.will.be.awesome. The shoot will include a model bride + groom, reception tablescape, and detail station. The goal of this shoot is to give you pleeeeeenty of pictures you can use for your portfolio! We will be working with the area's leading vendors to make this styled shoot as amazing and beautiful as possible.  You can see the mood board here!

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frequently asked questions

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP IDEAL FOR?

This workshop is ideal for photographers who are 0-5 years into their business and who wish to photograph weddings/engagements! If you are a newborn or portrait photographer, this workshop would also be beneficial for you! Everything taught can be applied to any style of photography.

What should I bring to the workshop?

Besides the obvious necessities like clothing, you will need to bring your DSLR camera, favorite lens(es) (I would recommend no more than two), laptop with Adobe Lightroom downloaded + card reader, laptop charger, swimsuit, towel + sunscreen (if you wish to swim). And of course, readiness to learn and make new friends!!! (and eat yummy food!)

How can I get connected with other attendees?

Everyone will be added to a private Facebook group before the workshop!

What should I wear?

Please wear something you would be comfortable being photographed in! There will be a lot of behind the scenes pictures + video being taken. Also, consider what you would like to wear for headshot images. Headshots will be taken on Tuesday.

Is lodging included in the total price?

Lodging is not included in the price of the workshop- however there are two great + affordable hotels within 10-20 minutes from the workshop! I recommend staying at one of those places and rooming with another attendee to offset the hotel cost.

WHAT IF I BUY MY SEAT, AND THEN AM UNABLE TO ATTEND? 

I understand that things happen, but unfortunately all payments made are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to try and sell your seat but it is your responsibility. Please email me if you need me to transfer your ticket!

Can you accommodate my dietary restrictions?

Yes, of course! I will have gluten-free + dairy-free options. If you happen to have a different dietary restriction, please let me know!

I've never picked up a camera before, is this workshop for me?

If you have never picked up a camera before, I would not recommend this workshop.

Where is the nearest airport?

The Grand Rapids (GRR) airport is the nearest airport. It is approximately 26 miles from the workshop location. If you are flying in, please let me know and we can set up a carpool to get you to the workshop!

contact

if you aren't ready to commit, have questions, or just need to find out if this is right for you, don't hesitate to reach out! I'd love to discuss if this workshop is right for you <3

I am oh-so excited you are considering attending the workshop! I will respond within 24 business hours. Until then, you can connect by following me on Instagram: @cynthiaboyle_

Can't wait to chat!
 xx Cynthia

THANK YOU!