workshops, mentorships, & more

the workshop series

Capturing Connection, Crafting Depth:

An Authentic Wedding Photography Workshop Series

Come join us for a thoughtfully curated series of photography workshops which are designed to inspire you and foster connection and community. Our gatherings go beyond just a styled shoot, they are a cozy haven where creativity blooms and personal growth finds its path. An experience which will ignite your creativity and provide you with an opportunity to connect with yourself and create iconic imagery to refine and grow your brand and style. With small groups and an intimate setting, you will have plenty of opportunity for both one on one time and guided creative direction. 

Whether you're New To The Industry or a seasoned expert, you want to elevate your brand and studio to a new level 

You want to hone your unique artistic voice and seek a creative outlet to rejuvenate your spirit

You're eager to foster a sense of community and establish connections with top-tier creative collaborators

You're excited to experiment with fresh techniques and fine-tune your skills

you're looking to align with your dream clientele with iconic philadelphia content

our workshops are for you if...


This experience was worth every penny and more—I'd happily pay double for such invaluable lessons and inspiration. Building genuine connections in the industry can be tough, but I truly feel like I've found some lifelong friends. Everyone was incredibly kind, thoughtful, and welcoming, making it a truly memorable day.

"Learning from two highly respected photographers in our area was absolutely incredible, & I'm already counting down the days until I can do it again."

annie masone

We learned so much about flat lays, different ways to pose couples in different situations... it was very well organized and everything ran so smoothly. I really enjoyed meeting Asya and Emily - their passion for what they do is very evident across everything that they taught and shared. Overall, it was a perfect ten, and I'd eagerly do it again. Definitely worth the investment.

"This workshop was definitely one of my favorites... honestly, it was different than any other workshop I've done."


We had such an amazing day! It was filled with laughter, learning, and such a warm and inviting feeling of community and collaboration. Meeting everyone was a highlight; the camaraderie among us was incredible. The style was simply beautiful, and it added so much to the experience. I love that there was no competition and no one was rushed. I can’t wait for the next one!

"I absolutely loved every moment & would jump at the chance to do it again!"


Asya shirokova

Asya is the owner of ASYA Photography, a boutique photo + cinema studio based in Philadelphia. Over the past 15 years, her studio has grown to include 8 associate photographers and an amazing cinema team. 

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Emily Wren

Emily Wren, the talented lead shooter and owner of Emily Wren Photography, has been capturing some of Philadelphia’s most beautiful weddings since 2008. 

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Our goal is to inspire you and help you elevate your brand and build a warm, supportive community. We will provide you with insights into the intricacies of running a thriving wedding photography business committed to excellence while remaining motivated and dedicated to a mindset of creative growth.

Explore Your Technique, Refine Your Style


If you're a photographer and find yourself in need of guidance and inspiration, I offer a limited number of 6-month mentorship opportunities. These mentorships are designed to steer you towards the next chapter of your business, providing you with business resources for branding and design, studio workflow to run your business smoothly, hands on assignments, portfolio review and so much more.

Above all, it connects you to your ‘why’ and helps you find your path, your creativity and inspiration to do what you love. Mentoring alongside me extends beyond our scheduled sessions; it's a dynamic relationship that evolves and strengthens in the community we create.

1:1 mentorships


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asya shirokova

Asya is the owner of ASYA Photography, a boutique photo + cinema studio based in Philadelphia. Over the past 15 years, her studio has grown to include 8 associate photographers and an amazing cinema team. 

Asya’s approach is a blend of documentary and fine art, with a dreamy aesthetic and an unobtrusive, editorial eye. Her style blends modern, classic and timeless. Asya’s favorite photographs are often unscripted and she strives to create images that are honest and beautiful. Asya’s work has been featured on The Knot, Modern Luxury, Philadelphia Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde and Junebug Weddings. 

Building a strong brand as well as a talented team has been an incredible journey. Now, with over a decade of experience and countless lessons learned, I am ecstatic to share this hard-earned wisdom with you.


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The Workshop Series

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