CATEGORY: Real Gatherings

Real Women Report: Femme Photogs, We’ve Got A Workshop You’ll Want To Sign Up For
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27112
VENUE:
Hey Sista Workshop
LOCATION:
Portland
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hey Sista Workshop
DIY
Portland Gathering
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Today, our Real Women Report features a girl gang that’s producing all-female workshops for photographers in the wedding industry. Sound up your alley? Yep, we thought this would be a #RealWomenReport you’d find interesting. These small group gatherings of ten women are equal parts community building, retreat, learning and enjoyment. The workshops take place over four days and are filled with shooting, editing and inspiration, with a focus on women supporting one another through a growing network of small businesses.

With ladies joining in on the action from all corners of the world, the Hey, Sista community is diverse and welcoming. Here’s the story behind these events, straight from the founders of this sisterhood.

Photography by Lauren Apel + Allison Harp


Hey Sista Workshop Portland Oregon

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Real Women Report: Two Girl Bosses Share About Their Life In The Creative Industry And More
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27119
VENUE:
Stargazing Desert Retreat
LOCATION:
Pioneertown, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Real Women Report
Desert Adventures
Joshua Tree
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

We are driving right into the month that celebrates women at full speed with trailblazers, adventurers and girl bosses alike! It's Women's History Month and we're not only honoring the many strong and powerful women that came before us but it is our duty to empower, encourage and highlight the many inspirational women of today's society. We are so excited to kick off this month with the #RealWomenReport. A series that embraces woman of all backgrounds and their talents in every genre of the workplace. 

To jump start this series, we recently caught up with Philadelphia Photographer, Sarah Kunst and California Makeup Artist, Dominique Lerma on the way to Joshua Tree while en route for Timberland's Spring Launch Photoshoot at our very own venue and desert oasis, Stargazing Desert Retreat. These two power houses inspired us with their creativity and drive throughout the shoot, but we were desperate to get personal and chat a little bit more about their life in the creative industry. As many know, the creative route can be competitive and while it may come across as a competition to some, these two have a different perspective and shared with us in detail why that is. Don't worry, we caught every moment on film with GoPro.

 

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How to Throw a Valentine's Day Party That Rivals Glamorous Old Hollywood
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27092
VENUE:
Luce Loft
LOCATION:
San Diego, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Creative Gathering
Moody Romance
Downtown Loft
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



Archive Rentals sure knows how to throw a party—or a “Cocktail Conference” to be more precise. At a spacious two-level industrial space charmed with lush plants, pastel-colored flowers, and of course stylish furniture, the Southern Californian vintage furniture rental company put on a wonderfully moody and romantic event for industry insiders.

It was a memorable class-act of a social and we at The Venue Report had the absolute enjoyable privilege of attending. Since we had such a blast, we figured it’d make for ideal inspiration when it came to your own celebration of romance. The Archive Rentals crew was more than happy to talk to us, so you could scoop some styling tips for your own festive Valentine’s Day party.

Words by Archive Rentals | Photography by She Wanders

 

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The Staycationers: Tips And Tricks For The Ultimate Valentine's Date With The Whole Gang (Boys Allowed)
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27101
VENUE:
Smyth, a Thompson Hotel
LOCATION:
New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Valentine's Day Ideas
Tips + Tricks
Smyth Hotel
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

This Valentine's Day we are taking notes from none other then The Staycationer's leading ladies, Cyndi and Celine. Ever wonder how you can combine Valentine's and Galentine's (say that 10 times fast) into the same night? These gals did it with class, style, no stress and are here to give us the scoop. 

NYC's very own sexy and sophisticatd The Smyth, A Thompson Hotel played host to The Staycationers and their beaus triple date and if one thing is for sure. Location is key to copying and pasting this night to remember with the ones that matter most - Your whole gang!

Photography by Vanessa Granda

 

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This Open Heart Yoga Sequence Is Just What The Doctor Ordered For Your Galentine's Night In
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27100
VENUE:
Stargazing Desert Retreat
LOCATION:
Pioneertown, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Galentine's Ideas
Yoga + Wine Night
Stargazing Desert Retreat
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Namaste, ladies it's time to celebrate those special gals in your life and take some time to revel in sisterhood. What better way to celebrate Galentine’s day than to gather your bests while being active and laughing over trying to nail yoga poses with wine in hand. We ventured to Stargazing Desert Retreat to embrace the full experience. 

Pregaming for International Women's Month with one of our women crushes and Philadelphia Yoga Instructor, Sarah Kunst. Sarah has been inspiring us for years as this Girl Boss not only leads women into being the best versions of themselves through discovering their inner peace alongside an active lifestyle, but she is also incredibly talented. After years of marketing experience in the fashion industry, Sarah transitioned into the world of freelance and continues to crush it as a photographer, teacher and candle maker! Lucky for you, she's sharing one of her very own Valentine's Day Open Heart Yoga Sequences. Grab the wine, ladies - Let's do this!


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