Mini fine art photography workshop

Ilana Rubin, owner and design mastermind, of Perfect the Event has amazing inspiration behind the design concept of our mini fine art workshop. The idea behind the shoot is to celebrate the beauty of Rancho Las Lomas and the freshness of summer. Soft yellow hues embrace the delicate rays of the summer sunlight, while the bolder blue resembles the sparkling ocean and pops out against the terra-cotta. The romantic feel that is prominent throughout the property is brought in with a mix of modern and vintage decor pieces. French style seating, fragile glass china, and crystal hanging light pendants. All attendees and viewers should feel as if they have been transported outside of Southern California to create a unique photographic story through the design elements provided at the shoot.

As wedding photographers need a break to be creative, learn, photograph things that we aren't forced to, and let our minds just focus on the photography. This is when I decided to create a day for us to come together in small groups and focus on only getting creative and learning to elevate our photography businesses and portfolios. The mini workshop will be approached as "shoot out" style where we will have different groupings throughout the day for 4-6 photographers per grouping. Each group will have 2 hours of attendance time where not only will you be shooting fine details and agency models but we will be covering some education aspects as well. I will be there to answer all the questions you might have as you're shooting, whether it be about settings, film, anything, I'll be there to help along the way! Each grouping will start with a 10-15 minute session of education. I'll be covering how I went from starting my photography business to where I am now in just two years, pricing, shooting for easier editing, getting featured, and more! As you start the shooting session, feel free to ask me any questions you might have as you're photographing the details and models. I'll be making sure to come around and give any helpful hints and pointers as well.

You may click here to purchase your ticket to the mini workshop. When purchasing a ticket, you will see that we have 4 different time slots. Please choose and purchase the time slot that best fits your schedule. The lighting at Rancho Las Lomas is absolutely amazing at anytime of day due to all of the shade and trees making each time slot pretty even as far lighting goes. We can't wait to see you there!


  • Venue - Rancho Las Lomas
  • Design by Perfect the Event
  • Fine Linens - La Tavola
  • Specialty Chairs - Sweet Salvage Rentals
  • Table top rentals and lighting - Sundrop Vintage
  • Beauty services - The Face of Beauty
  • Models - Willow Models
  • Cake - Intricakes
  • Gown - Tara Lauren
  • Tuxedo - Michael Kors/Friar Tux
  • Rings - Susie Saltzman
  • Floral - Flowers By Cina
  • Ring Box - The Mrs Box
  • Styling boards from Heirloom Bindery
  • Shoes from Bella Belle 
  • Calligraphy + Paper Goods - Designs by Laney
  • Silk ribbon - Tono & Co.
  • Video - Boffo Video

We are also happy to announce that Mastin Labs will be a sponsor of our workshop! Their film emulation presets have been a lifesaver in my matching film to digital photographs. If you're not shooting film, these presets are also great to get natural tones and timeless images. Mastin Labs will be offering discount codes to all attendees of our mini workshop!