A workshop like no other from the creative minds of Todd Laffler and Callaway Gable

The LAFFAWAY experience is an inspirational immersion of learning where the instructors and students will collaborate together over three days in good 'ole New Orleans!

Over the course of three full days, you will spend an entire day with each instructor where you will learn in the classroom and in the field with hands-on shooting, and critiques in the evening.  There will be lots of giveaways, prizes and even a contest or two! On the last day, we will all celebrate together in a closing night party!

The workshop fee includes workshop, 4 nights hotel lodging with roommate (Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu), breakfast and lunch (Tues, Wed and Thu). You are responsible for all travel and your dinners. 

Todd, Brian and Allison are responsible for delivering an invaluable experience. 




French Quarter
New Orleans, LA


TUE   Apr 19  2016
WED  Apr 20 2016
THU   Apr 21  2016



(subject to change)

My LAFFAWAY experience felt like it was too good to be true - three master photographers in one workshop! There was so much information to take from their different perspectives and styles. From their lectures I learned so much about lighting and posing techniques, photojournalism and business strategies. They even took the time to assess my website, portfolio, branding and pricing. In the afternoon we photographed with them in a variety of locations in New Orleans. Every instructor was very open and full of information, tips and suggestions. I also had the privilege to spend time with my fellow attendees and make friendships that will last for years to come. Thanks Todd, Brian and Allison!
— Jay Lim
This hands- on workshop was not about what F-stop you should be at when shooting an outside portrait at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. This workshop is about opening your eyes and really connecting with your couples and creating a variety of unique images for that particular couple.

Something that resonated with me about Callaway Gable is that you CAN incorporate a multitude of different styles into what you do. Alison and Brian went through the formula of what they do and how to have fun whilst doing so!
— Erum Rizvi
I’ve had the fortune of mentoring under Todd on a couple of occasions. He was firm and precise with his critiques, advise and teachings, and didn’t sugar coat anything, yet I left each session feeling uplifted and excited to get behind my camera. Once I was able to process the information given it totally revolutionized the way I shoot and I how I approach my craft.
— Ben Koller
Within a few minutes of walking into Allison and Brian’s workshop all of my fears were at ease. I’d never attended a hands on workshop like this with industry leaders of their caliber and it was such an amazing experience! Their willingness to share information and their passion for photography was evident in every aspect of our class. I knew I’d be blown away by both their technical and creative abilities, but it was their personalities that won me over! They are great teachers, artists and people whom I now consider friends! Most of us think that photographers probably only deliver 1-2 truly stellar images per wedding, but every single image that Callaway Gable provides is BADASS! I literally couldn’t believe my eyes as they were showing us an entire wedding gallery. I may not have been sold on the idea of taking workshops like this before, but after attending theirs I can tell you I will 100% be back for more!
— Sarah Dickenson

With 122 Fearless Photographer Awards and Junebug Weddings Best of the Best Awards for the last 7 years, 
Todd, Brian and Allison are sure to inspire.


Fearless Photographers Top Ten - 2014
Fearless Photographers Top Ten - 2013
Fearless Photographers Top Ten - 2012
(71) Fearless Photographers Awards
American Photo Magazine Top Ten Photographer
Junebug Weddings Best of the Best - 2013

Mystic Seminars- 2011, 2013, 2105
Fearless Conference New Orleans- 2012
Fearless Conference Romania- 2015
EWPPC Conference Germany- 2014
FDF Wedding Photographer Conference Argentina- 2014


Fearless Photographers Top Ten - 2013
Fearless Photographers Top Twenty - 2013, 2014
(60) Fearless Photographers Awards
Junebug Weddings Best of the Best - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
ISPWP - (2) 2nd Place Overall Finishes, (3) 1st Place Finishes
PDN Magazine Faces Contest - Grand Prize
MyWed: 39 Awards
National Geographic Photo of the Day

Junebug Weddings -  Best of the Best Engagements 2015
Masters of German Wedding Photography

Creative Live
WPPI - 2015, 2016
Mystic Seminars - 2014, 2016
Junebug Workshops


The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré, is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. Most of the present-day historic buildings were constructed during the late 18th century, during the city's period of Spanish rule, and reflect Spanish colonial architecture. A perfect backdrop for us all to create amazing imagery.


Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
900 Airline Dr, Kenner, LA 70062

Our hotel!! Located in the heart of the French Quarter, this chic hotel is a half block from Bourbon Street. Sleek rooms feature 42-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, walk-in showers and free WiFi. A heated outdoor saltwater pool is surrounded by upscale patio furnishings, plus there's a fitness center. And there is a bar!

Hotel le Marias

Voted one of the world's coolest rental homes by Travel + Leisure, Race + Religious has quickly become one of the most renowned location for weddings in New Orleans. This is where we will be shooting for 2 days with our models. Check out how amazing this place is on their website!