XOXO Workshop



July 13-14, 2013 (9am to 5pm)



Learn from one of the country’s top wedding lensman Nelwin Uy as he shares with you his insights about wedding photography on a 2 day workshop that will focus on you as a photographer, you as a business owner and you as an entrepreneur.


In this intense workshop, we will be focusing mainly on branding, marketing, stepping ahead with competitors in this aggressive market, finding the right clients for you and managing their expectations. We will teach you how to flourish your own style and creativity and how to apply them in your business. Nelwin Uy will introduce to you his style and approach in shooting weddings/engagements, as well as his simple yet effective post processing techniques that is elegant and timeless. Will also discuss his workflow from the moment clients books you to final delivery.


Some topics that will be discussed:

  • finding a style that will work for you and how to develop it
  • how to book destination weddings
  • creating a niche market
  • shooting FILM in weddings and engagement
  • branding, marketing and social media
  • how great design will make people love your business
  • pricing your work correctly
  • how to get your work published (print and online)
  • natural looking posing techniques
  • vendor relationships
  • less is more (keeping it simple composition techniques)
  • workflow/post processing
  • office management
  • trials, errors and success


Guest Speakers


Dan Matutina (Designer/Illustrator) – Design and branding

Dan Matutina is a designer and illustrator based in the Philippines. His illustration style is a mix of handmade and digital, clean and dirty, old and modern aesthetics. He loves mixing colors with different textures and shapes to tell a story.

He was one of the co-founders of Ideals – a social enterprise design and communications agency. He just recently started Plus63 Design Co. A newish graphic design studio.





Michelle Katigbak-Alejandro (Editor-in-Chief, Metro Weddings Magazine)
Topic: Introduction of Metro Weddings Magazine/photos they look for editorial and real wedding highlights


Michelle Katigbak Alejandro has loved both photography and weddings for as long as she can remember. Having started out in the newspaper and magazine business well over a decade ago, she has had the honor and privilege of working with some of the best photographers in the country. Michelle also handled wedding coordination for The Peninsula Manila for two years which has given her extensive training in all aspects of weddings as well. She took over Metro Weddings Magazine, the premiere wedding magazine of ABS-CBN Publishing, in 2008 and has remained happily rooted in the wedding world ever since. As a veteran in the publishing industry, Michelle knows how to spot wedding photos that are a perfect fit for publication. She counts herself lucky getting to be a part of so many wonderfully romantic stories and diverse beautiful imagery.






Feliz Lucas (Stylist/Lifestyle by Feliz)
Topic: Importance of styling in a photo shoot


Double Degree graduate from De La Salle University – Manila

Degree in Liberal Arts Major in International Studies and

Degree in Commerce Major in Marketing Management

Short Class on Pattern Making – Fashion Institute of the Philippines
Short Class on Styling – School of Fashion and Arts

Merchandising Assistant for Lacoste Apparel (Store Specialist Inc.)
Buyer for Ladies Wear (Robinsons Group of Companies)

Founder of Lifestyle by Feliz; coined as the first Engagement Stylist in the Philippines (Weddings at Works)

Facilitated styling workshops in Dubai and Manila
Hosted styling and editorial workshops by Camille Co and Eldsz Mejia

Wife and full time mother to 7 month old Caitlin Soleil




Dylan Gozum (Wedding Florist/Vatel Manila)
Topic: Appreciating Wedding Details


A Biology Major, Dylan runs the flower company, Vatel Manila, which provides entourage flowers for weddings in Metro Manila, Boracay, & other major cities in the Philippines.


Together with some former brides, he also formed the craft team, {etc} Handmade Goodness, which specializes in creating customized, non-floral items for weddings like nests and pillows for rings & coins, as well as highly personalized boutonnieres, among other items.


The works of both VM & {etc} have appeared in international weddings blogs like Green Wedding Shoes, Style Me Pretty, & Rock N’ Roll Bride. Locally, the weddings his team has worked on are regularly featured on Bride & Breakfast & Bridal Book.


He is also the Manager for Operations of The Mango Farm, an events venue in Antipolo.




Ryan Ortega (Wedding Photographer)
Topic: The challenge of breaking through and the struggles of starting your own – from rural to urban & advantages of dreaming big & following your heart


A risk taker, entrepreneur and artist from the south of Davao. A graduate of fine arts major in painting. Started his photography business in the province but in a very short span of time, have been to many parts of the world shooting weddings and e-session.




Luxent Hotel
#51 Timog Ave.,
South Triangle,
Quezon City, 1103




How many? 

Personal attention to every participants matter so we are limiting it to 25 pax. All seats are based on a first come first serve basis.



The 2-day workshop fee is P20,000 which already includes lunch, snacks and unlimited supply of coffee. There will also be a wrap up dinner/drinks on last day of the workshop.

A P5,000 reservation fee which is non-refundable/non-transferable is required in order for us to reserve a seat for you. Full payment on the first day of the workshop.

Early bird rate of P18,000 until May 30, 2013.


How to register?

You can pay the reservation payment at this account number:


Bank of the Philippine Islands
Savings Account
Neil Wincent Uy
11th Ave. Caloocan City Branch


After you made the deposit, email us a scanned copy of the machine validated receipt (from your deposit) to this email address [email protected]

You can also drop by our office at 17th floor, Tower A Unit 17A17 Victoria Towers Condominium, Panay Avenue corner Timog Avenue Q.C. and look for Josie for inquiries.



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