Kyla Jo Photography


The Reset Conference- Romantic Wedding Styled Shoot

I am still trying to process this past weekend’s Reset Conference in Louisville Kentucky at the Seelbach. I started out my weekend with a shootout at the hotel with Tara Ruby, which was absolutely amazing. I will be sharing photos here soon, she worked with us on composites, props, bean bag poses and two adorable little babies who made great models. After leaving Tara’s shootout, I headed to the Heigold Facade with Vanessa Hicks at 5pm.

She had a gorgeous stylized shoot planned for all of us, with 3 different stations. My first station was the dining table with gorgeous place settings, a huge dining table, and beautiful florals. After leaving the dining table we photographed all of the stationary, details, shoes, and rings. I am such a big detail person, so this was my jam! Vanessa did an amazing job on collecting and bringing detail items for us to shoot and layout together. This is where we photographed the cake and huge sign against the old brick background. My final station was the bride and groom, luckily they were actually a real couple and engaged (we hit the jackpot)! Taylor and Tyler both were such good models, so sweet and cuddly. I loved the door way and industrial look of the location.

We were shooting in straight sun, but made the absolute best of it! Thank you so much Vanessa Hicks, for all of your hard work choosing and working with all of the vendors all the way from Hawaii.

This past weekend, I learned so much. I took so many notes, and have so many ideas to put towards my business. I got to attend so many talented photographers and business owner’s talks. (I included a list of the speakers and shootout leaders that I got the privilege of learning under, below.) Did I mention that I already bought my ticket for next years Reset Conference in Lexington? If you are a fellow photographer, you should definitely plan on coming next March 28-29th and meet and learn from some amazing and talented photographers.

Conference: The Reset Conference (Instagram: @theresetconference)
Planning & Design: Vanessa Hicks Photography (Instagram: @vanessahicksphotography)
Venue: Heigold Facade
Florals & Decor: State and Arrow (Instagram: @stateandarrow)
Stationery: Anna Claire Calligraphy (Instagram: @annaclairecalligraphy)
Hair & Makeup: Emma Justine Hair Lounge & Spa (Instagram: @emmajustinesalon)
Bridal Boutique: WhiteHOT Hawaii (Instagram: @whitehothawaii)
Dress Designer: Cristiano Lucci (Instagram: @cristianoluccibridal)
Cake: Batter and Buttercream (Instagram: @batterandbuttercream)
Rentals: Reliable Rentals (Instagram: @reliablerentalsky)
Shoes: Badgley Mischka (Instagram: @badgleymischkabride)
Ring Box: The Mrs Box (Instagram: @themrsbox)
Table Rental: Southern Classic Rentals @southernclassicrentals 
Laser Cutting: Light Box Laser (Instagram: @lightboxlaser)
Models: (Instagram @s.taylorhardwick and @tylerthompson_1993)

Speakers & Breakout Classes: 
Elena Blair 
Amy McDaniel 
Sean warren 
Shaun Gordon 
Hope Taylor 
Nicole Everson 
Sandra Coan 
Cherise Kiel 
Lisa Rapp 

Shootouts with: 
Vanessa Hicks 
Tara Ruby