Women's Wellness Event in Issaquah
There is something so special about women focused events. Women coming together to support and care for ourselves. Womencentric! While men are allowed to come to these events, the primary focus is women. A day to care for ourselves, a day to shop and have fun with other friends and the community.
If you want to see the details on the next event Liz of On the Eastside has planned, check out her page and see when the next one is coming and where it will be at. While this is the first event I photographed at Pickering Barn in Issaquah, WA, there has also been one in Redmond and Mercer Island (I also photographed both of those as well). The structure has changed a little with each one and it is ever evolving as Liz hosts more of these awesome events.
However, each event you can expect there to be a majority of women owned businesses from massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, yoga and fitness instructors, reiki masters, estheticians, handmade beauty and skin care products, B12 injections, candles, jewelry, henna, crystals, a few food trucks, entertainment and many more businesses and of course me walking around taking the event photos.
There is just so much to see. You can bring a friend or a group of friends to walk around together. Some booths have giveaways you can enter, but all booths have great things to purchase, receive or learn from. I highly recommend you attend one and see for yourself.
Taking a Class
What I also love about these Women’s Wellness Events is that Liz has some class options as well. Some are free to sign up and others are paid classes. This is one of those parts that is evolving and the structure is changing with each event.
The classes for this event were:
2 yoga and meditation classes by Laura at Yoga Fit Life
A barre class with Barre3 Issaquah
A dance class with AKT Redmond
An expressive writing class with Lisa at The Write Rose
And a group reiki class with Stephanie at Grounding Wellness
I love the energy of these types of events. I love walking around and seeing what I can capture with true event style photography. There is no posing, well sometimes I’ll get a smile from the business owners at their booths or people spot me with a camera pointed at them, but generally I’m a fly on the wall, walking around and observing the fun and vibe of the event.
Why are event photos needed?
While phone photos can work just fine at the beginning, just like everything they only get you so far with professionalism. Not only having professionally taken photos that are quality and the equipment is right, but who wants to spend time taking the photos? If you’ve got an event, you’ll have other things to do than try to take photos the day of as well as try to enjoy it and manage it running smoothly. It is best to pass that task on to someone who is designated to take them.
When I take event photos I also request a shot list of images to take during the event. Many times it is a list of specific sponsors listed on there and key points to make sure I get. With Liz’s events it is taking photos of the sponsors, some of the classes and then general photos of people enjoying the event. If the event has speakers, then I'll take photos of the speakers as well as the audience listening or reacting to the presentations.
Are you in need of event photos?
I'd love to help you capture your community event, community markets, cooperate events, retreats, conferences, wellness event, speak presentations, networking events or classes.
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