—  about vero—

May 1st-4th Nashville, tn

The Vero Workshop was created to bring real and raw education to the creative industry.  "Vero" meaning real in Italian, is the foundation and core values of this entire movement.  So many times, we have seen such talent in a single photographer, but their business and portfolio is nowhere near where they want it to be.  At the Vero photography workshop, we will not only provide the best creative team to curate multiple jaw-dropping photo shoots to build incredible content, but we will also give you the education you need to grow the business you have always dreamed of. Vero is a place where we build a strong sense of community and share the good, bad, and ugly about being in the creative industry.  We all know the struggles, long nights away from family, putting every ounce of who you are on the table, and the rejection we feel almost weekly. It is not an easy place.  Vero is a safe haven where we connect and grow with each other. That is our promise to you.


Jacin Fitzgerald

Jacin is a full service wedding planner and floral designer, and is included in Martha Stewart Weddings' elite list of top wedding planners. Not only does she do incredible design and planning work, she also offers consulting, branding, styling and strategy for creatives.  Being an alumni to the Vero photography workshop, her last talk was truly the most talked about.  Jacin's down to earth personality, willingness to help any and everyone, and her impeccable business skills makes her a true asset to the Vero team.  Jacin will be talking about building strong business  and vendor connections, building the right creative team for you, and wedding planner + photographer relationships. 

Tec Petaja

Tec is a world renowned film photographer who specializes in capturing real and authentic images of his clients, whether it be a wedding, commercial, or lifestyle session.  With just being awarded with HARPERS BAZAAR top 26 wedding photographers of 2016, Tec has the knowledge and skill-set to take your work to the next level.  Tec will emphasize and talk about the art of photography. We all have a tendency to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives of our businesses that we forget the art of what we do, and it is so important.  He will discuss how to push your creativity, to go above and beyond what is expected, and hone in on what it is you truly love about this art of photography, because ultimately that is what will make a successful  business.

emily riggs

Emily is one of the most sought after bridal designers in the world.  With her ornate, yet delicate gowns, she creates the perfect balance of vintage and modern design.  Her love for not only fashion but all the arts makes her an artist that will be able to connect with all creatives.  At the Vero photography workshop, she will discuss photographer + designer relationships and what she truly looks for in photographers.  

trumpet & horn

Kelly Johnson is head of marketing at the ever so lovely, Trumpet & Horn. Her marketing strategies, extraordinary branding, and SEO knowledge makes her an unstoppable force.  She has grown Trumpet & Horn into the world renowned brand it is today is no time at all.  She has the ability and knowledge to grow your brand into what you have always imagined.  Kelly is also an alumni of the Vero photography workshop and will have even more to bring to the table this go around!


joy wed

Stacey Foley is an award-winning stylist and the editor of Joy Wed, a carefully curated, fine art Canadian wedding journal. Stacey has worked diligently to create a publication that not only inspires brides but provides an outlet for creative wedding professionals. Stacey will be joining us to speak on the topics of the value of a properly curated creative team, how to ensure styling is consistent and a proper representation of ones brand and how to cultivate a proper submission to garner the attention of editors.