Cheeca Lodge & Spa provides a glorious nature-filled panoramic haven for wedding events and photographers. Turquoise water. Towering palms. Calm breezes. Located along the shimmering Atlantic coast, Cheeca Lodge & Spa is a tropical paradise with spectacular water views, sprawling fauna, and unique indigenous details that set the scene for an unforgettable photographic journey.
Whether photographer, event planner, or wedding industry vendor, you’ll be whisked away to a tropical paradise where you can work hard and play hard as you discover the many amenities and breathtaking vistas at Cheeca Lodge & Spa. Romantic, serene, and dynamic, this Islamorada resort, part of the desirable Florida Keys is an elegant and exquisite destination for creating and capturing lifelong memories.
- 4 breathtaking and stylized areas by top industry experts
- Live bride and groom models in each setting
- Professional hair and make-up artists
- We limit 2 photographers to station within each theme at a time
- Networking wrap cocktail party
- OPTIONAL: sunset and night shooting workshops
We will be providing everything you need to get stunning photography. However, you can bring as many of your camera accessories as you like, however, the minimal list should include:
- Suggested but not mandatory: wide lens, macro lens, and a portrait lens.Camera and lens of choice
- Video camera and/or accessories
- Scrim, flash, or any other lighting tool they might want/need
- Camera charging equipment
- Extra memory cards and batteries
- Hat and Suncreen
- I only shoot film can I attend?
YES, BOTH DIGITAL AND FILM PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.
- How will the styled shoots work?
THERE WILL BE 4 THEMED AREAS WITH 5 STATIONS. THERE WILL BE A MAXIMUM OF 10 PHOTOGRAPHERS PER THEME AND EACH STATION WILL HAVE 2 PHOTOGRAPHERS. EACH GROUP WILL HAVE 1 HOUR TO SHOOT EACH THEME. THERE WILL BE A 15-MINUTE BREAK IN BETWEEN EACH ROTATION FOR A BATHROOM AND WATER BREAKS.
- Will I be able to submit the shoots to other publications/blogs?
IF YOU JOIN THE COMPETITION FOR SOUTHERN BRIDE, AND YOU ARE SELECTED, WE ASK THAT YOU WAIT TO SUBMIT TO OTHER BLOGS/PUBLICATIONS UNTIL AFTER THE SOUTHERN BRIDE PUBLICATION DATE. AFTER THAT DATE YOUR ARE FREE TO SUBMIT EVERYWHERE YOU LIKE.
- Are there other costs that I need to know about?
YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN TRANSPORTATION, HOTEL ROOM, MEALS, AND CONTEST. LUNCH AND WRAP RECEPTION IS INCLUDED WITH THE FEE.
- Can I bring an assistant?
THEY WOULD BE CONSIDERED A PARTICIPANT AND THEREFORE THE SAME PARTICIPANT FEES WOULD APPLY TO THEM.
- Can I post my images on my social media?
YES, BUT YOU MUST GIVE CREDIT TO ALL VENDORS FOR THAT THEME. ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT.
- Do I have to share my images?
YES, BUT ONLY WITH VENDORS FROM THAT THEME. VENDORS MUST PROVIDE YOUR PHOTO CREDIT ON EVERYTHING THEY USE. ALL PARTIES WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT.
- Where can I stay?
A BLOCK OF DISCOUNTED ROOMS HAS BEEN SET ASIDE AND ARE AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING UNTIL THE CUTOFF DATE, MAY 31, SO DON’T DELAY. MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE EVENT PURCHASE PAGE AND WITHIN YOUR CUSTOMER PORTAL, WITH THE ORDER DETAILS, FOLLOWING PURCHASE.
Space is limited.
Event includes: 4 styled themes with live models.
Lunch, beverage break stations and wrap cocktail party.
Compete to win a feature in Southern Bride Magazine, SouthernBride.com/Blog, and Southern Bride Instagram. Approx. value $950.
There will be 4 winners and each will be awarded an official “STYLED by Southern Bride Best Photographer” Badge as an accolade.
Additional Cost: $75
What Happens From This Point?
Once you click the above “Get Started Here” button, the next page will be a two part form, a photo release agreement. In the first part you will enter the required information, in the second part you will digitaly sign the agreement. Once signed and agreed to, you will then be redirected to the payment page for the event.
Select if you will be participating in the contest (yes/no) and the buy now button will be revealed. Please read the information provided before clicking “Add to cart”. You can also download a PDF with all the same information provided on the page for later reference.