WERQ! a plus size modeling workshop by Re/Dress

Re/Dress and its staff has been producing cutting edge plus size fashion photography for the last 5+ years. We have tons of customers approach us wanting to model for our website, get tips on how to break into the world of plus size modeling, or simply have the empowering experience of being styled and photographed. WERQ! is our way of offering these experiences and sharing our knowledge in a safe & fun group setting at our store. We plan on keeping the group size small so it is manageable for our professionals, and so all participants get personal attention. All of the instructors and our photographer are plus sized!

Here's what the werq!shop will be like:

We will meet at Re/Dress from 1pm-5pm on Sunday, March 29th. The store will be closed to the public so that we will have private space. Re/Dress is a spacious store that used to be a pilates studio, so we have lots of mirrored space and large, private dressing rooms to work with.

1:00pm-1:30pm
introductions and ice breaker:
we will all talk about why modeling is of interest to us and how that intersects with our experiences as plus sized people. Rachel Kacenjar, owner and Artistic Director of Re/Dress will talk about what she looks for in a model, what makes a great model, what shoots are usually like, and the process of empowering yourself through modeling.

1:30pm-2:15pm
coaching:
experienced Re/Dress model Maria Miranda will coach our group on facial expressions, body expression, and poses. We will practice in the large mirrored area of the store, and we will take snap shots to give you an idea of how your expressions translate to film.

2:15-2:45: snack break!

2:45-4:00
makeup & styling tutorial:
Erin, a Re/Dress model and makeup artist will lead a tutorial on hair and makeup for fashion photography. We ask that you bring your own makeup, but will also provide some, as well as some assistance in application. A plus size shopping expert/stylist along with Rachel, expert stylist & Re/Dress' owner, will help you chose an outfit from Re/Dress' collection as well as accessorize it in preparation for your mini-photoshoot! (You have no obligation to purchase these items!) If you wish to wear an outfit from your own closet for the headshot, that's fine too!

4:00-5pm
photoshoot:
We will do a 5 minute shoot for each model! Maria will give you tips on how to pose, and we will help you work on versatility and variety of expression. Each model will get 24 frames, and we'll pick your 6 best from that set.

You will receive a reel of 3 professional head shots and 3 full body shots via email within two weeks time of the event! You can also receive glossy 8x10 prints and a disk of the photos for an extra $75 fee if you so choose.

Your $50 registration fee must be paid in advance with your submission of this form. Due to the small group size, your spot is not refundable, but it is transferrable to someone else, as long as you give us 24 hours notice. Registration ends on Wednesday, March 25th.

To sign up, please fill out the form below! Feel free to call us at 440-941-2482 if you have any questions!

*please note if you have food allergies on the form below so we can have a special snack for you! Also, our space is accessible- we have a wheelchair entrance and an ADA compliant bathroom, but we would love to know if you need to utilize our wheelchair accessible entrance in advance, so please do let us know.
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