Dancing Light and Shadows Workshop

Justyna E. Butler, of Justyna E Butler Photography, Denver-based, intimate elopement and wedding photographer for madly-in- love people, driven by connection, love, and emotions come together with Monika Colichio of Monika Colichio Photography. Lover of natural light and shadows, authentic soulful photography of children, maternity, people and life.a master of shadows, are joining their talent together for a two days workshop in the beautiful Colorado Fall 2018.

TWO EPIC MOUNTAIN LOCATIONS FOR Dancing Light and Shadows Workshop

Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure, 2 locations, indoor and outdoor, two photographers, and 2 different ways to use light...either to create soulful, emotive images, illuminated images or shadow driven frames. You will learn step by step how to create emotive, raw, light driven images. It's an incredible chance for photographers who want to learn how to see through the lens of light to get different perspective, create up close and personal, full of emotions images and have fun! We will shoot at an amazing studio, filled with shadows and light to frame our couples, teach you how to manipulate light to create a perfect conditions for timeless images.


Between couple hours of shooting both sessions in indoor location, and Couples Connection Session we will not only share our knowledge but share our secrets that helped us see world the way you see in our photographs.

Learn the art of creating beautiful, emotional frames for couples and maternity during this one day retreat geared at couples and maternity photographers

Includes: sunset shoot with a couple, maternity/family indoors


Location: two locations, outdoors and indoors at a beautiful RMNP Colorado

Attendees arrive by 3pm September 2018, we will spend half a day learning, shooting indoors, outdoors sunset shoot TRAILRIDGE ROAD and then wrap up the evening of the by 9 pm finishing up with a cosy dinner reflecting on the shoot! We'll get up super early for another sunrise shoot early am followed by editing for any hour with us!!!!!!


Price: $995

$400.00 Retainer (Goes towards full price of the package you are purchasing.)
Remainder is due no later than 30 days before the workshop. I will invoice you when the time approaches.

*COMPLETELY NON REFUNDABLE. Please plan accordingly.

Who's this for: Photographers who want to dig deeper in learning how to create connection between couples, capture love and authentic, real feelings, incorporating movement and play into the shoot. Learn to observe, and notice the light. Ideally you will come to the workshop knowing the basics of how to take photographs with your camera and how to edit. There will be a very quick review of basics and fundamentals at the start to make sure everyone is on the same page but this retreat is targeted at expanding on existing skills and pushing yourselves creatively. We plan on including time for individual shooting during the workshop. There will be time set aside for shooting in the field, an in depth discussion on how to approach scenes, and more.

Ready to Book? Scroll on down to the bottom, fill in the form, and I'll get right back to you.


  • Creating connection with client prior the session
  • Practical/Technical -
  • Gear Essentials and Nice to Have's
  • The Documentary Approach
  • The Structure of a Story
  • Planning for a couples Session
  • Capturing the moments
  • Shooting in a harsh light techniques
  • Using Various Lensbaby optics (Edge 80, Velvet 56, Sweet 35) to embossed emotions into photographs
  • Knowing When to Shoot for moments
  • Not posing but directing
  • Finding the Light Excercises
  • Light and Shadows secrets
  • Understanding light and using it to create the mood
  • Framing emotions, using light and shadows and focus to intensify the feelings
  • Shooting with your heart for a feeling
  • Making the choice of lenses based of intimacy of images
  • Using imperfection in imagery to embossed emotions into photographs
  • REAL LIFE SHOOT: Indoor  Scene with a real couple/ maternity
  • Marketing: How to Get your Message Across to your Audience
  • Editing a Scene- cinematic feel
  • Each students gets a sample of Ana Rosenberg ACR/LR presets 
  • Editing to tell a Story
Please email us at justynaebutlerphotography@hotmail.com to book your spot! or fill out the contact form