ever envisioned something and then dreamed about it, wondering if one day it would come to fruition? My business has been through many seasons of that. Some things have happened and some dreams are still left to accomplish. There was a night last fall when I stayed up until almost 3am contemplating my workshops and what I wanted them to look like in the future. I LOVE my workshops! They are so much fun and I still keep in touch with attendees… even some that came 3 years ago! It’s very much a “Family” style experience when you gather a group of photographers together for one day to learn and grow!
My workshops in the past have left me with such a grateful heart at the end of the day. I’m thankful that I enjoy teaching…. I’m thankful that other photographers are interested in learning from me and now I’m thankful for a husband that works full time with me so that we can accomplish new things together that I could never achieve on my own!! That being said, let me get back to my 3am night of dreaming. I stayed up one night in late October and decided that I wanted to transition into a different style of workshops in 2013. I wanted smaller groups, longer teaching times and an intimate teaching environment where people can relax and feel at HOME! These attendees aren’t just my “students”, they very quickly become great friends of ours and I want these workshops to be as personal and engaging as possible! So last October, at 3am, I wrote down a CRAZY idea that I never thought would become a reality…. I decided that I wanted to host my workshops in our HOME. The reason this was crazy idea was because our home at the time was a 1300 square foot Cape Cod that could comfortably hold about 5 people in the living room. So, we began searching for a new home in November. Now it’s the second week of July and we’ve been living in our brand new, custom built home for a month now!! ….. That’s right, all of this started one night at 3am in my office. When Michael woke up the morning after I had my massive brainstorming session, I shared my ideas with him. I told him this:
– I want to host workshops in our home.
– I want them to be two days long with more information and smaller groups of 10 or 12 photographers.
– I want to build a house.
Surprisingly, my amazing husband was on board with all three ideas and we started praying about the house searching process. So WAY back in November when I announced that we were building a home, this is why we started this adventure. Dreams do come true and we are so excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our very first Workshop Experience in our new home on September 9th and 10th!!! REGISTRATION and MORE INFORMATION will be available on WEDNESDAY JULY 10th on the blog!! Get excited and if you’re interested and want access to registration before we announce it on the blog, you can signup for our newsletter HERE!
We couldn’t be MORE excited to show you a little snippet of what the new workshop experience will look like!! A HUGE thank you to Jeremy Mitchell Cinema for cranking out this beautiful film in record time!! He’s so wonderful and talented and we are so thankful for his help with this!! Without further adieu, here’s a peak of the NEW Workshop Experience!!
MORE INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY JULY 10TH WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS. The dates are September 9th and 10th in Richmond, VA.
This beautiful day way unlike any wedding I have ever photographed before. It’s hard to put into words how powerful and inspiring it was.
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I am eating my words again! For years, I have used InDesign for everything… but Canva had a HUGE update last year which changed everything!!