Founded with the idea to inspire you and to help you develop a more distinct wedding portfolio
Portfolio Bootcamp was founded in 2017 by wedding photographer Marije van der Leeuw a.k.a. Madame Poppy and awardwinning stylist and wedding planner Nailia Yermakova, owner of BEST DAY EVER Events.
"We both like to innovate and we never sit still. Hosting Portfolio Bootcamp gives us a lot of inspiration to move forward. After we organized our pilot in Norway we kicked off with our first bootcamp edition: Iceland. And it truly was an adventure, we can tell you that! Iceland is exactly as rough as it sounds. But boy is it beautiful. You can watch a short video made by our videographer Anouk about our Northern editions here.
During our bootcamps we focus on expanding the portfolio of photographers and stylists in the field. We will also discuss workflow, talk about time hacks and share our experiences in the wedding industry over some drinks.
We only work with the best vendors in the wedding industry like Sugarlips cakes, Tzariena and Rietbergh. Our bootcamps were published on several media: B.Loved, Wedding Chicks, Engaged, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings en Beyond the Wanderlust.
Our mission is to inspire you and to help you develop a more exclusive destination wedding portfolio so you can grow your business. That is why we host awesome portfolio travels for photographers and stylists in the wedding industry. "
Nailia is a wedding planner and awardwinning stylist with a creative brain that never stops having outside-the-box ideas. She truly has a unique style.
Her work has been published in several wedding blogs and magazines, such as Style me Pretty, Ruffled, Junebug weddings and many more.
For Nailia, helping the stylists being creative and giving them guidelines to help them grow their own businesses is the best thing ever!
Co-founder of Portfolio Bootcamp and wedding photographer Madame Poppy
Marije is a wedding photographer who is specialized in storytelling. She is inspired by adventure and the great outdoors.
With over 7 years of experience as a photographer, both national and international, she loves helping out other wedding photographers. Her work has been published in several countries: Australia, Canada, UK, Germany and many more.