March 22, 2010

I remember the first e-mail that I ever got asking me “how do you do that?” I laughed and thought…are you seriously asking me this? I responded promptly with an extensive explanation and then kindly thanked her for thinking enough of my work to want to know “how I did that.” Soon enough those similar types of e-mails came more often. I always did my best to respond…I still do! But, as my business has continuously grown, I have found myself feeling guilty for not having the time to adequately respond to each e-mail. I wasn’t sure what to do about that because I never want people to think that I am being rude for not responding with a complete explanation. So, I started a “feeler” poll on my FB fan page regarding a one on one workshop. Were people genuinely interested in what this little ‘ole Southern Gal does? To my delight the repetitive answer was yes!

So, after careful consideration and several “you must” persuasive e-mails, I ultimately decided to create a one on one {Walk The Shot} workshop for anyone interested in learning to do what I do. That said, I will be the first to say that I am…in no way…claiming to be anything that I am not! I am genuine, honest and upfront about how I got to where I am today. I am a self taught photographer driven by a fierce obsession to deliver the best images that I know how to my clients who have entrusted me with the most precious moments of their lives. I have a passion for photography and a steadfast determination to succeed. Those things coupled with incredibly hard work has gotten me where I am today. I will share with you things that I have learned…both the easy way and the hard way. However, this is not a workshop for everyone. This is a workshop for photographers who enjoy my personal style and would like to work one on one with me to see how I do what I do.

The outline for the day will consist of the following aspects, in no particular order…

• Initial meet and greet over lunch (my treat, of course) and for you traveling folks…some sweet tea!
• Q&A session for you to pick my brain about whatever it is that you would like to know about my style, workflow, business strategy, clients expectations and relations, experiences, weddings, blogging, shooting preferences…whatever you want to ask…my attention is 100% yours for the day!
• Shooting a complete session…either one of yourself or a stand in model…your choice.
• The why’s, how’s and strategy behind the process of the session start to finish including exposure, aperture, depth of field, composition, natural lighting and shooting RAW.
• Edit your session, step by step, right alongside me…from SOOC to print ready images.
• Take your 10 fully edited favorites (along with the additional unedited images) home on disk with you for your own website, Blog, Facebook.
• Last but not least, take home a super cool goodie bag from the most awesome Sponsors! Believe me when I say you will LOVE this!!!

I am incredibly excited…and a little nervous… about this new journey. Almost as nervous as I was when I first started getting paid to shoot weddings…almost. ;-) But, I know that there is nothing to be gained in life by sitting back and waiting for things to happen! You must take risks and challenge yourself beyond your believed limits. Nothing holds us back but our own selves. So…self…move out the way! I refuse to block the path of my own success! I can’t wait to share my experiences and “my way” of shooting and post processing with many of you! If you decide that this is something that you would like to pursue you can Email me to request the detailed online registration form. I can’t wait to hear from you!