we dream of things and it takes a while to make those things become a reality. Last November I had a vision of what I wanted workshops to look like in the future but there were some pretty large tasks that would need to be taken care of if this was ever going to become a reality…. like buying a new house. Welp, almost 8 months later, that dream came true. This past week our house was filled with photographers from all over the east coast AND a few from the mid-west! Crazy right?! There were going to be 12 attendees but one of our friends had to backout last minute and we missed her!
So 11 photographers sat in our living room for hours upon hours, asked question after question and learned about all that we’ve done in our business to get us to where we are today. These new friends came from all different backgrounds. Some have been in the business for 2 years while some have are about to shoot their first wedding. Some have multiple children at home and one was still in her teens! Impressive right?! I loved hearing their stories, their struggles and their dreams for what’s next for their businesses! And the icing on the cake has been seeing their posts in the FB group about all that they are already changing in their businesses since being home!!
After everyone left on Day 2, I sat on the couch and told Michael that despite my lack of sleep and lack of voice, I really enjoyed this. We love using our new home for workshops and we are so excited for another workshop that will be taking place in NOVEMBER!!! Two seats left! Signup here if you’re interested!!
A few workshop thank you’s!! :
– HUGE thank you to Michael for planning the workshop registration, catering and other meals, prep work and communication for the attendees. He’s awesome and there is no way I could do this during wedding season without him!
– A big thank you to Bobbi, my mother in law, for always coming to help us on workshop days! I think this is the 4th one she’s been to and we appreciate her help with meals and setup and clean up! It makes our job so much easier!
– HUGE thank you to the sponsors listed below! Thank you for believing in this newer generation of photographers!! These are all companies that we love working with in our own business and couldn’t live without!!! :
KELLY MOORE BAGS
TWO BRIGHT LIGHTS
ALBUMEXPOSURE (amazing way to do album proofing!)
TEMPLATES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
ALIGN ALBUM DESIGN
Enjoy a few peeks from behind the scenes and get excited for the FULL styled shoot post! It will be posted later this fall! It was GORGEOUS and I have so many people to thank!! Floral Design & Shoot Styling: Anthomanic, www.anthomanic.com (She’s AMAZING & gets all of the credit for this beautiful shoot!) Hair and Makeup | Emily Hudspeth Models | Bob and Jessica (amazing past KJ couple that I adore!) Gown | Formal Envy | www.formalenvy.com
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.
If you’ve been following my updates since I got the R6 two years ago, you know I LOVE it!! It has been a game changer for me! But there is ONE mistake that I’ve made that cannot be fixed afterwards!
There are things that EVERY photographer should have on their website! We will walk through some students’ websites to see how small changes can impact their perceived value, and for you to see if what they’re missing is something that you are too!
You know what I’m realizing? I’m realizing I am loving getting to see people I love and miss in this very busy season of our life.
We’re gearing up for wedding season and there are so many ways to market yourself DURING a wedding to keep new clients coming in! I have been a wedding photographer for 13 years, and I have never paid for ‘traditional’ advertising!
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!!