August 2, 2021


Shanell Bark



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Greencrest Manor Wedding Retreat

As you drive down the long driveway you are imported into 17th Century French countryside with the grandeur of Greencrest Manor.  It was the perfect location to host my retreat.  Jen and her team were so welcoming toward my guests, vendors and myself. They went above and beyond to help me do what I love.  It has been a goal of mine for many years to connect and teach other creative photographers.  In my career of over ten years photographing weddings I have learned so much and it was a dream come true to teach others.   The two days started with a beautiful welcome dinner under the pergola followed by cocktails on the patio.  We all got to connect and share stories which was the perfect way to get to know each other.  On day two we started with different classes and a Q&A.  We talked about film photography which I have grown to love so much.  The way the colors are portrayed in a film photo and slowing down to create a very intentional shot.  After lunch we got to work walking around the picturesque grounds of Greencrest and talking through the details of a wedding day.  We took time to shoot a beautiful wedding table that was set up by Jen at Modern Day Collective.  Our models Alex and KJ were such a joy to work with and helped create a true wedding feel.   Each attendee had time to shoot throughout the day adding their own spin to their photos.  I want to thank all of my amazing attendees for trusting me to teach you what I have learned through the years.  I would also like to thank my amazing vendors for helping me create the perfect styled wedding.

Venue-Greencrest manor

Planning and floral-Modern day

Shoes- bella belle

Rings- Coughlin’s

Dress- clair Pettibone

Hair & Makeup- Ashley Macpherson

Paper- cierra clair

Earrings and hair piece

Cake- bella e Dolce cakes

Chairs & Charger plates



film lab

Styling surfaces chasing stone

Bride and Groom


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