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SNAP is a 4 day photography summit, retreat, workshop, conference (although we hate that word - stuffy and boring, which is nothing like us!) and festival all rolled into one. SNAP is unique. We say that with conviction as the feedback from our speakers and attendees is that they've never experienced anything like it.
I've never really been a fan of workshops. I went on one and watching 15 people running around trying to shoot a couple, while the speaker tries to explain how they shot just kinda made me sad. I have come home from SNAP feeling tired but completely and utterly buzzing with ideas, business goals and a massive hunger to shoot EVERYTHING. What Snap has achieved is quite frankly unbelievable. They haven't just booked some speakers at a venue, they have created a community that wants to help, learn and share.
- Lee Allen
The community that SNAP attracts is pretty special. Aspiring photographers, seasoned professionals and everyone in between, all coming together for a week of learning and inspiration. There are no egos, in-crowds or cool kids. There are just a whole load of passionate people who are ready to help each other to develop and grow their businesses.
"I feel like I've woken up. I mean, I literally have just woken up but bloody hell guys, I'm so overwhelmingly moved by what this week has given me. It's brushed away cobwebs I didn't even know were there. It's given me the kick up the arse I have been waiting for! Each and every talk was a breath of fresh air, so varied, so relevant, so important, helpful and desperately needed. Now for some big changes towards mega-happiness, continued learning, celebrating love, immense unbelievable gratitude about the direction my life has taken and some seriously hard work. But if you love what you do, you never work another day in your life... SNAP has reminded me that I love what I do and I somehow think I'd forgotten.
"By being cocooned with people who’s only ambitions are to be positive, the negatives that often exist in social media and “silent whippers” in my world as a professional wedding photographer were zapped at their core. Laura (SNAP's creator) is a believer, an educator, a bloody good photographer and a person that will grab an embryonic idea and nurture it into something very special. I’ve spoken at many conventions across the world; the amazing FDF in Argentina, for Fujifilm in Japan and all across the UK and Europe. My latest jaunt took me back to my homeland of Wales. And it was a wonderful experience. I’d call it F**ng EPIC"
"What a beautiful experience; so many new friends and memories. It was a gift to be able to spend the last five days with you all, something I'll always treasure. Inspiring talks, inspiring people, hugs on tap, crackling fires, heart strings being plucked, guitar strings being plucked, brisk starry nights, warm sunsets, destroyed disco sheds, batshit-crazy-impromptu-DIY-parties, trust, home made drum kits, empty bottles of tequila (sambuca and whisky) and full hearts"
That an amazing week it was!!! Fucking awesome experience! Many thanks for inviting us. It was a real honour to be part of this fantastic event among all the great speakers and attendees. We haven’t expected to meet such an amazing community who will became so dear to our hearts. We’re absolutely thrilled that we were part of it. We’ve got lots of inspiration from all of you guys. All of you gave us great energy, wonderful vibes and simply say kicked us out into the new wedding season. Wonderful time which we will treasure forever. We’ve got new friends and amazing memories. Thanks for such a warm welcome, endless talks and friendship! Laura and Pete you've created such an amazing and supportive community. You rock!"
Babb (as she's known by her friends) is a full time wedding photographer, as well as being the brains behind SNAP and co-founder of SUMMIT. Babb is passionate about photography, community and education in equal measure and SNAP was founded to create a positive, constructive learning environment with none of the negativity or competitive aspects that exist elsewhere in the industry. Babb has a borderline obsession with symmetry and flamingos, loves telling stories with her camera, is partial to a glass of wine or three and spends all year looking forward to the SNAP party. ALL YEAR.
Stylist, wedding and event planner, image consultant, blogger, logistics queen and all round amazing person, Alexandra aka The Bijou Bride leads on all things logistical for SNAP, as well as using her stylist's eye to make sure everything is beautiful and photo ready throughout the event. From managing the schedule to conceptualising and executing styled shoot areas, almost every element of SNAP has been subject to the rigours of The Clipboard, to make sure everything runs seamlessly.
Pete is our graphic designer, admin person and part of the SNAP logistics team during the event. Anything visually related to the SNAP brand comes out of his mouse and he's also a dab hand with a camera too (he's the husband of Babb and the person who first taught her to use a camera - we're keeping this stuff in the family!). During SNAP he can be found helping out behind the scenes and drinking ale by the camp fire. If you need Pete's help during SNAP he can be bribed with cheese.