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Why Styled Stock Photography?

Hi!  I'm Sasha and I want to explain about how Stock for Creatives came about.

In the Consultancy for Creatives, my clients are continually wanting to get better and more higher paying clients and they are challenged to up their online presence on their websites, in their presentations, and on social media.  But there's a catch...

It's hard to get to another level in your career if you're not getting the clients who want to design the weddings you want to design...and let's be honest, photographers don't always provide images to the planners, floral designers, cake bakers, caterers or other pros. ::sad face::

In my 25 years in business, I have been faced with having to write 100 (not kidding) cease & desist emails to my peers who have copied everything from a single image on my website to my entire galleries AND my "About Sasha".  Theft of imagery in our business coupled with fear of not getting work when starting out makes people do things that are not above board.  This is above board.  All the art on the site is owned by either Richard Wood Photographics or Sasha Souza Events or both.

Richard & I have worked together for a lot of years and this was a natural progression of the event planner & photographer relationship - to share and create art that can help elevate an entire industry.

Further, I have been purchasing stock photography to use in presentations and proposals as well as social media for several years and could never really find 100% what I was looking for.  And now we have it...an entire library at  your disposal.

Lastly, if you're a photographer and you have styled stock art that you own, we are happy to have a conversation about showcasing your galleries on our site and we curate those galleries on a commission basis.  Please email [email protected] for more information.

Here's the changing the way people think about their brand image.

Photographer: Richard Wood

Richard has a passion for photographing moments, for capturing light, love, happiness, and relationships. He is immersed in the emotions of the wedding day. Living in Napa Valley since 2001, Richard has shot wine country weddings from small intimate Napa Valley elopements to larger scale gala events at the best wedding venues, private estates, and wineries. A wine and food enthusiast, he and his family have curated a home where having fun is first and foremost. He places the couple's joy and happiness at the forefront of their wedding day.

When he’s not photographing couples, he is spending time with his awesome wife, Vickie who is a Napa Valley native and now is a distinguished judge in the Napa Superior Court. Their favorite things to do include playing board games, watching their teenage son pitch for the local high school baseball team and enjoying their teenage daughter’s volleyball, soccer, and basketball games. Before heading out to a wedding, a typical Saturday would include making breakfast for his kids and their friends after a sleepover. He also makes the most sublime twice baked potatoes on the planet...people come from all corners of the world. He may also share his secret recipe with you.

At your wedding, Richard is a team player, following the event day timeline so that you have time to enjoy your friends and family. He wants you to eat, drink, and enjoy everything about your day. As the couple and guests depart, he loves when it’s evident how happy and joyful and pleased the couple is with the wedding day.

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Celebrity Event Designer, Author, Business Coach & Mentor: Sasha Souza

Celebrity wedding and event designer Sasha Souza is internationally recognized as a trendsetter, top innovator, and leader in the wedding and event industry. Owner of prominent event design company Sasha Souza Events since 1995, Souza is the recipient of numerous awards and has served as a Catersource Advisory Board member since 2013, was the Founding President of Wish Upon a Wedding, and served on the board of the SEARCH Foundation.

She is a regular speaker at The Special Event Show, Catersource, WeddingMBA, and The Rental Show Conferences and is an active keynote speaker for events around the world. Her speaking engagements have taken her all across the United States and internationally to Canada, Mexico, Turks & Caicos, Japan, Trinidad, the Bahamas and South America. All to educate her peers & couples about the hottest trends in wedding & event design.

Souza has authored two event design books and a wedding design planner. Signature Sasha: Weddings and Celebrations to Inspire.  Souza’s first book, Signature Sasha:  Magnificent Weddings by Design, received the Gold Award for the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Her newest book is Signature Sasha: Wedding Design Planner is available for download.

In 2016, Souza launched the Consultancy for Creatives brand which helps creative event professionals take their business to their next level.  A mix of one-on-one coaching and mentoring and online DIY style Master Classes, Souza has created a new way of reaching the ever-expanding hospitality market & provides another level of professionalism to the industry.

Want to Share Your Photography with the World?

We can help you with that. Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch with you about the galleries you are considering and the process.