This post seems surreal to me. We have officially hosted our very first two-day workshop in our new home and it was absolutely amazing! We designed our living room, our kitchen and our keeping room to be able to host these events, and it was so much fun to see the space we created fulfill its purpose!! After reading through our post-workshop questionnaire, one of the recurring themes was how much our attendees loved how welcoming, open and inviting our home felt.
Reading these responses made me tear up because we hoped and prayed for these photographers to have an experience that made them feel loved, cared for, and welcomed in our home. Over the course of Monday and Tuesday of this week, our couch was full of blankets, coffee, snacks, laptops, notebooks and photographers from all over the country who had a desire to take their businesses to a new level. It was a dream come true!!! Bokeh Boy got extra snuggles from the attendees, the grandmas took care of the babies in the bonus room, Emy and Michael prepped and served all of the meals, Tyler and Ashley documented the whole event, and I taught for over 18 hours!! Everyone had a job and did it well! I’m so very thankful for my team! I couldn’t do this without them and would never want to. I have always wanted our workshops to make people feel at home and so we make sure that we serve home-cooked meals, provide plenty of blankets in the living room, and include our families in the process!!!
I was editing through the headshots that I took for our attendees on day two of the workshop, and I couldn’t help but be so grateful for the chance to be a part of their lives. Some of these friends are in a season of wanting to charge more so that they can slow down. Some are just getting started and are hoping to go full time one day. Some of them are adjusting to running a business with a new baby, and some are so over-worked that they are ready to get organized and start outsourcing. These new friends left our home with full notebooks and a fresh perspective on their business and where they are headed!!
I told the workshop girls over and over again that they were seriously one of our BEST groups to date! They loved being around one another, and they loved their time with us so much that they didn’t want to leave, and I didn’t blame them!! We had so much fun together and it’s so sad to see it come to an end! However, I do have an amazing recap video from Tyler just to give you all a taste of what our time together looked like!! Enjoy!!!
And PS! Our June workshop date is already sold out, but we JUST RELEASED our workshop dates for August and September 2017 and REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!! HURRY, because as of this morning, we only had a few spots left for each date!!!
A HUGE THANK YOU TO:
Michael, Emy, Momma & Bobbi!
Tyler and Ashley Herrinton
Ashlee Virginia Events
Hello Darling Beauty
Gottfried Design Co.
Get EXCITED for this styled shoot! It was a DREAM!!!!!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!
Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.
Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!