Atlanta Wedding Photographer Andre Brown


What is the Embrace Workshop?

The Embrace Workshop 2020 is a hands-on comprehensive photography workshop that focuses on several genres of photography from Weddings to beauty. With models available on-site, participants will gain industry knowledge and learn techniques to curate one of a kind, breath taking images to elevate their portfolios and aid in booking their ideal clients.

Who is this workshop for?

Embrace is for photographers as well as videographers of all skill levels. Whether you are just starting your business or if you have been in business for some time and looking to grow your business. Participants should however, have a basic understanding of how your camera and lighting equipment works. Knowledge of functions of shutter speed, aperture & ISO and how each will affect your images.


In order to ensure that all of our participants receive the personal level of attention they deserve, attendance to this workshop is limited to 20 attendees (11 Remaining). Therefore registration is first come, first serve and all other interested attendees will default to a waiting list.

Late Registration Closes January 1, 2020

Topics covered:

  • Off-camera lighting made simple

  • Creating amazing portraits in hard light

  • Posing and Lighting Tips

  • One on One Sessions* upon request


When: Mar. 29, 2020 – Apr. 2, 2020

Where: Cancun, Mexico

Venue: Dreams Sands Resort

Investment: $1850

$300 Deposit to reserve your spot (Final Payments due January 2020)

Rates are based on Double occupancy and are NON REFUNDABLE / TRANSFERABLE

Extras included:

  • 5 day, 4 night Luxury Accommodations

  • All Food and Drinks (Including Alcohol)

  • Airport Transports

  • Day tours and schedule activities


Deposit Due Upon Registration

Deposit Due Upon Registration


André Brown

Host / Wedding & Portrait Photographer / Videographer

André Brown Photography

IG: @AndreBrownPhoto

André Brown is an award-winning wedding photographer, speaker and educator based in Atlanta, GA. As a former music manager, his passion for creative processes transformed into his love for photography. He is now the lead photographer of André Brown Photography, a boutique photography studio specializing in wedding and portrait photography and wedding videography. His work has been featured in several notable publications and has won awards from prestigious organizations including WPPI.

Keydrin Franklin

Portrait Photographer / Youtube Influencer

924 Photography

IG: @924Photography

Arkansas raised but Texas made, Keydrin Franklin is an up and coming portrait photographer specializing in dynamic off-camera lighting. Described as charismatic, outgoing, and downright comedic by friends and fans alike, Keydrin is a published photographer in magazines and online outlets. Mr. Franklin expertly utilizes social media to instruct and inspire large audiences with cameras and lenses to create stunning portraits and dynamic video media.

“Beyond crafting visually stunning art, my ultimate goal is to light the flame in other photographers to expand their knowledge of photography. Learning has no time or age constraints. If I can inspire just one person to do that, I have done my job.

Derrel Ho-Shing

Wedding & Portrait Photographer / Youtube Influencer

Derrel Ho-Shing

IG: @derrelhoshingportraits

Derrel Ho-Shing has been a photographer for 10 years. He primarily shoots weddings and portraits, is an influencer and lighting instructor. He has taught workshops, one on one tutoring and photo walks on creative off camera lighting. His YouTube channel which has over 19k subscribers focuses on teaching Off Camera Lighting for all levels of photographers.


Mimi Johnson

Celebrity Makeup Artist

Owner of The Glamatory

IG: @Mimijonline

Alicia Igess

Celebrity Hair Stylist

Owner of Urban Tangles

IG: @AliciaIgess

Wedding Styled Shoot Designer

Lance Lamar Devereux

Celebrity Designer

Owner of Designs by Devereux

IG: @designsbydevereux

Lance “Lamar” is the owner and lead at Designs by Devereux Weddings and Events, a full-service wedding, special event, & floral design firm located in Charlotte, NC. Lance, also know as Lamar Devereux, graduated from UNC-Charlotte obtaining a B.A. in communications studies with a focus in public relations. During his time at UNCC, Lance began Designs by Devereux, offering residential interior design services. Little did he know, this path would lead to his first ever event client, and the rest is history. Today, Designs by Devereux is one the most sought after event design firms in North Carolina. The company has designed florals for events of well-known figures such as Duchess formally of Black Ink Crew, and designed flowers for reality tv sets including Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, The Cromarties, and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The company has been featured on newsstands nationwide in publications such as B Collective magazine and received a nomination for Designer of the Year, alongside other tops designers in the wedding & events industry at the inaugural B Collective Awards. Lance continues to expand his brand presence and strives towards his goal of making Designs by Devereux a household name across the nation.


SUN MARCH 29, 2020

03:00pm - 05:00pm | Check-in and Registration
03:00pm - 08:00pm | FREE TIME (Shoot, Shop, Chill, Network)
5:30pm - 08:00pm | Off-Camera Flash made simple
08:00pm - UNTIL | Meet and Greet / Welcome Party

MON MARCH 30, 2020

06:30am - 09:00am | Sunrise Beach Shoot
09:00am - 12:00pm | FREE TIME (Shoot, Shop, Chill, Network)
01:00pm - 03:00pm | Lunch
03:00pm - 06:00pm | Creative Portraits in Harsh light (Special guest instructor)
06:00pm - Until pm | FREE TIME (Shoot, Shop, Chill, Network)

TUES MARCH 31, 2020

08:00am - 10:00am | Breakfast
10:00am - 05:00pm | Photoshoot in Tulum Mayan Ruins
06:30pm - UNTIL | One on One Sessions (Optional)


08:00am - 12:00pm | FREE TIME
12:00pm - 01:00pm | Lunch
01:00pm - 03:00pm | Styled Shoot: Wedding Prep
03:00pm - 05:00pm | Styled Shoot: Ceremony
05:30pm - 07:00pm | Styled Shoots: Reception Set up
07:30pm - 08:30pm | Style Shoot: Sunset Couple's Photos


08:00am - Until | Farewell Breakfast




Tiffany Douglas | Sunshine Images

Embrace Workshop was simply amazing. Unlike any other photography workshop I have attended, this was a complete experience! Andre’s knowledge and willingness to share is incredible which is why he is well respected, has many connections, and was able to put together a workshop like no other.

Day 1 consisted of intimate discussions on Marketing, Pricing, SEO, workflows, a panel of speakers from well-known photography magazines, and so much more of the business side of things.

Day 2… wow! Included a complete reception setup, beautiful models with couture attire, accessories, etc. The location and level of detail was break-taking! I was so inspired and excited to utilize what I learned from the Embrace Workshop within my business! This hands-on experience is one that you do not want to miss!

Trenise Elmore |Your world on film

The Embrace Workshop was life changing. I was literally ready to give up and go back to a 9 to 5. Attending the workshop changed all of that. I appreciate Andre for opening up and sharing his story. It allowed me to not only see the business from a different perspective, but I was able to see a different perspective on the creative side and identify what was holding me back. I walked away from the workshop confident, motivated an inspired. I now possess the knowledge, the focus and fury to go after what I want and be unapologetic about it. Just weeks after attending the workshop, I booked a $5,000 wedding. I did that with the tools Andre Brown gave me and since then, the results just got better and better. Today I’m still full time in photography and video and this time around, I’m stress free and hungry for more.

Jennifer Kapicka | Jennifer Kapicka Photography

André was a great teacher and speaker during his Embrace Wedding Workshop. His information and advice on the business of wedding photography was very thorough and informative. The workshop provided great examples, activities, speakers, and interactive assignments. I would definitely recommend and participate in an Embrace workshop again.