The Workshop : June 2012


Just past 10pm on Tuesday night, I got into the car and JD turned me and asked how I was feeling. Lucky, I replied, so darn lucky. It was such a small way to express the gravity of what I felt after spending the day with 20 amazing photographers. A couple times a year, I host a photography workshop and it’s an incredible opportunity to spend a full day with extraordinary people.

Last Tuesday’s group of photographers left me inspired and hungry to do more in the photo community and I’m honored to call them friends…and know they’re ready to change the industry.

So what does The Workshop look like? Well, it starts at 9am with breakfast and mingling…

One of our favorite things is getting to know photographers on a personal level and JD is usually a popular conversationalist in the morning…

The Workshop focuses on The Eight Components of Building a Brand and I was incredibly honored to have an awesome $250 giveaway from Adorama (where I get all my camera gear) made for an extra exciting day!

We were incredibly fortunate to work with an adorable and lovely couple for the photoshoot and I’m so thankful for Erin and Brandon joining us for a lot of fun in front of our cameras…

The day was incredibly warm and we photographed during the brightest time of day in order to discuss how to approach harsh lighting and how to work in difficult situations…

Erin is a gorgeous girl, but Vivian Tran of All Made Up Team was the source of Erin’s phenomenal hair and makeup…love her!

I was sooooo happy to work with Carissa of JL Designs for Erin’s gorgeous bouquet filled with hues of orange, yellow, and cream…and who doesn’t love a beautiful peony?!

Many thanks to JD for all the behind-the-scenes photos! 😉

Brandon is such a kind guy…totally liked everything about him and he makes Erin incredibly happy…

During The Workshop, I ask students to define their brand and then capture photos that embody those descriptions. Students who volunteer will pose the models and then I offer feedback on how to make the posing experience stronger and improve communication with the couple. Here the lovely Amy is doing a great job! 🙂

Love this couple…GORGE!!!

Like always, this is my favorite photo. Spending an entire day with such amazing, sweet, generous, and thoughtful people makes me feel like one of the luckiest photographers. Ever. I’m terribly excited to see how they’ll change their business and lives to follow their dreams and making their passion a reality. My heart melts at their camaraderie and support of each other and love for the industry.

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