Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fabulous, Fun, Friendships…

I just finished going through all of the photos I took at The Experience Workshop – led by Katelyn James Photography.   I have been following her blog a little over a year and couldn’t wait to meet her.   To say she is sweet and just as adorable as I imagined – is an understatement.   Katelyn, is a complete joy to be around.   I also had the pleasure of meeting her wonderful and supportive husband, Michael.   His parents were also there in support of her first full day workshop.   It was truly touching to be witness to their bond and love for one another.   I also have to mention, I met 17 other amazing photographers from around the country.   It is always amazing to be around so many like minded people (this time was a huge bonus – our group was all women!!!).  I am blessed to say this workshop opened the door to a few sweet new friendships as well!

After each workshop I attend or take on line – I am reminded how important it is to never stop learning and investing in myself and photography business.   What I bring to each session is the hours, months and years of skills that I have learned.   I take my craft very seriously and desire to give each client the very best every single time!    This workshop definitely boosted my confidence level that I am fully prepared to begin my business in our new area.   2012 is going to be a very exciting year for my photography and I look forward to all that it has in store for me professionally!

Well, now you know why I haven’t posted any photos the last few days.  I’m playing catch up around here and working on getting my studio completely set up and finished.   Photos of that coming soon.   But for now here are a few of my favorite shots that I captured while at the workshop… (to see the whole set visit me on my FB fan page

We were blessed to photograph a beautiful newly married couple (Ryan and Annamarie – their wedding was photographed by Katelyn three months ago)…oh and just in case you are wondering – NO, I will not be photographing weddings.   I love portrait photography – newborns, maternity, engagements, and seniors.   All shots were taken with only the natural light streaming in from the windows in each room.   It was a very overcast day and we never used a flash or reflector.  Once again, it is so important to learn how to see the light, use it and capture it!

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Katelyn James I adore you, and thank God, for bringing you into my life.  You are a ray of sunshine and so full of His joy!

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Here is a list of sponsors that helped put together the workshop:

Hair/Makeup - Emily Hudspeth : http://www.emilyhudspeth.com/Home.html
Venue - Virginia Center for Architecture : http://www.virginiaarchitecture.org/vca_index.html
Florals - The Brides Cafe : http://www.thebridescafe.com/
Sponsors:
H-B Photo Packaging -
http://www.h-bphoto.com/
Kelly Moore - http://kellymoorebag.com/
Leather Craftsmen - http://leathercraftsmen.net

See you all Monday for our 46th week of good to WOW SOOC challenge – this week our theme is gratefulness.  

I leave with you this question to help you come up with a few good ideas to capture – who and what are you most grateful for?  

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