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Austin, Texas

February 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm CST

Courtney Davidson Photography

Social Media Icons workshop

Three Luxury Designs at Omni Barton Creek Resort

Austin, Texas

Monday, February 19, 2024

8:00 am – 7:30 pm



The Styled Challenge is a competition between design teams for the BEST overall design, meaning you get elevated design spaces to shoot.


Designer Moodboards

The Rock House
 Altar Ego Weddings

Royal Ballroom & Wildflower Atrium

Events by Mackenzie

Hill Country Pavilion & Lawn

Volare Planning and Design


  • (3) Unique design spaces at one luxurious property for photographers to shoot
  • Each design space will include (3) stylized theme-designed areas and a flat lay, designed by some of the area’s most sought-after wedding designers and their teams – they will be competing for the BEST design in The Styled Challenge – you will see these talented teams get uber-creative with elevated designs
  • You will have 90 minutes of shooting at each design space
  • Models will be provided at each design space
  • Transportation will be provided where needed
  • Guaranteed small groups of no more than 12 at each design site, which will be divided into smaller groups of 4
  • (2) Complimentary Educational Workshops to learn from industry professionals – Details coming soon
  • After the shoot, join us for “The Wrap Party” and Design Awards Ceremony to meet the designers and network with fellow wedding industry professionals – specific time TBD
  • Times:  8:00 am – 7:30 pm

Complimentary Educational Workshops

Workshop #1


Social Media Icons workshop
8:00 am – Monday, February 19, 2024
45 to 60 minutes

Are you a wedding photographer ready to grow your business through the power of social media? Join us for an immersive and interactive workshop designed exclusively for the creative minds behind the lens. Whether you are a seasoned pro or just starting your online journey, we will discuss the latest Instagram and TikTok features and strategies needed to thrive in the ever-evolving world of social media marketing that will best showcase your work and attract your dream clients.

bailee headshot styled shoots workshop

Workshop Highlights:

  • Track Trends to Boost Your Business: Learn how to identify the latest digital challenges and trending audio to create captivating and shareable content that showcases your unique style and personality, reaches new clients, and leaves a lasting impression.
  • Master Instagram Features: Unlock the full potential of Instagram Stories, Reels, and IG Lives to engage and grow your audience.
  • The Power of Collabs: Unveil the benefits of Instagram collaboration posts with your clients, other wedding vendors, and photographers
  • Maximizing your Analytics & Insights Data: Delve into the world of Instagram analytics to make data-driven decisions, track progress, and refine your strategy.
  • Open Q+A

With a background in graphic design and photography, Bailee Ross has been Southern Bride’s lead on all things social media since 2020. From visual to written content, she has helped businesses and nonprofit organizations set apart their brand in the digital marketplace and expand their audiences. Though she’s got the frequent travel bug and is currently kicking her boots up in the greater Boston area, but Bailee’s heart will always be in her home state, Tennessee, where she graduated from the University of Memphis.
Follow Bailee on Instagram: @baileejross

Workshop #2

“Marketing Yourself to the Right Clients” A Chat with Wedding Industry Professional Jessica Frey

Workshop Marketing Yourself
9:45 am – Monday, February 19, 2024
45 to 60 minutes

As creatives there are so many different directions we get pulled in that require our attention to guarantee a successful business. Marketing yourself to the right clients and using your time, energy, efforts and resources effectively is key to a long-lasting business.

Join us and learn from the world-traveled photographer and inspiring, Jessica Frey.  With a BBA in Marketing and 15 years of experience as a professional photographer, Jessica is excited to share tips and advice on how you can best market yourself and your work efficiently to the right clients.

Topics to include: Styled SHOOTS by Southern Bride Workshop Jessica Frey Photography Profile Fredericksburg Texas

  • The importance of networking correctly and avoiding cringe moments
  • Where to find collaborative vendors
  • How to best market yourself
  • Where to market yourself
  • How to leverage your personality to get quality leads and business
  • Changing markets: How to start over
  • Q&A

Jessica Frey is an award-winner, Texas Hill County-based international wedding photographer. She has been photographing couples around the world and has owned a profitable, international photography company for 15 years.  With a degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University, has mentored over 50 wedding photographers through 1-1 mentorships and workshops.  We are so excited to welcome Jessica at Styled SHOOTS by Southern Bride in Fredericksburg!


Exciting Add-Ons Available

Best Photographer Competition

Styled SHOOTS by Southern Bride Photographer Competition

ADD-ON: $95

Compete to win a feature in Southern Bride Magazine, and on, and our Southern Bride social media properties including Instagram.  A Value of $1,200.00

There will be (3) winners, one from each design space. As an accolade, each will be awarded an official Styled SHOOTS by Southern Bride BEST Photography Badge.

The winning photographers will be announced 4-6 weeks after the event via social media.


Austin Altar Ego Weddings website

Jennifer Ashford, owner of Altar Ego Weddings in Austin, brings 17 years of experience in wedding planning and design. Known for creating a joyful, stress-free planning process, she emphasizes realistic expectations and personalized designs that reflect each couple’s unique style. With an MBA and CWP designation, Jennifer has earned awards for her exceptional wedding designs and is a trusted professional in the industry, consistently recognized by WeddingWire and The Knot.

Altar Ego Weddings
Austin Designs by Mackenzie website

Mackenzie Garcia, an award-winning wedding planner based in Austin, Texas, discovered her true passion for event coordination after her own wedding. Recognized for her exceptional attention to detail and creative vision, Mackenzie has become a sought-after professional in the industry. In 2022, she received the prestigious ILEA Best Planner award and was acknowledged as the Best Planner of the year by The Knot and WeddingWire, solidifying her reputation as a leading wedding planner with a genuine love for creating unforgettable experiences.

Events by Mackenzie
Austin VOLARE Planning Design website

Caroline, a passionate wedding and event designer, discovered her love for weddings in south Georgia. With a diverse background in journalism, art, design, bridal fashion, fine dining, teaching, and interior design, she brings a unique perspective to her craft. Deeply appreciating the connections with her clients, Caroline is honored to create memorable life events with a blend of tradition, artistry, and personal touch.

Volare Planning and Design



Styled SHOOTS Event ONLY – $750 (A SAVINGS OF $250!)

Styled SHOOTS + Hotel stay (details below):  $1,000 (A SAVINGS OF $250!)

  • (1) Night stay in choice of a Deluxe 1 King Bed or Premium 2 Queen Beds
  • Basic Internet Service
  • Local, Toll-Free & Credit Card Phone Access
  • Unlimited Fitness Center and Steam Room Use
  • In-Room Coffee & Tea Service
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Pool Access
  • Complimentary Self Parking – you may valet for an additional fee of $40 per night


Styled SHOOTS Event ONLY – $1,000

Styled SHOOTS + Hotel stay (details below):  $1,250 – special room block rate available through January 26, 2024

  • (1) Night stay in choice of a Deluxe 1 King Bed or Premium 2 Queen Beds
  • Basic Internet Service
  • Local, Toll-Free & Credit Card Phone Access
  • Unlimited Fitness Center and Steam Room Use
  • In-Room Coffee & Tea Service
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Pool Access
  • Complimentary Self Parking – you may valet for an additional fee of $40 per night

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