• The Workshop Experience

is something that I realized when I was preparing for the spring Workshop Experience that took place on Friday. I was refreshing my presentation and I realized that this was my 5th LARGE scale workshop in the last 2 years. There was a day when the simple thought of teaching someone else was so intimidating to me. There was also a day when photographing a wedding was something that made me lose sleep at night. I’ve realized that the BIG things that used to be so intimidating and scary to me have now become the new normal for me. And when the big things become normal, your standards become higher and your dreams get a little crazier.

I’m so thankful for this new part of my life. Teaching and helping other photographers move forward with their businesses is such an honor!! This past Friday we had photographers come from all over the country to learn and grow together at the Spring 2013 Workshop Experience. This workshop was held at the Historic Mankin Mansion and I can’t thank them enough for their hospitality! Janie and Dana did their thing once again and I’m so thankful to have such a creative and passionate design & floral team! Tori from Marvelous Things Photography and her sweet husband modeled for us and I’m so grateful for their time and sweet model faces!! Thanks to Emily Hudspeth for making Tori look EXTRA beautiful!! Mosaic catered the event and we’re always excited to work alongside of them! (They catered our wedding!).  So many sponsors need to be thanked. I’m so grateful for these companies that are so willing to support growing photographers! HUGE shout out to:

Organic Bloom, Leather Craftsmen, Adorama, Kelly Moore Bags, PASS, H-B Photo and Album Exposure.

Thanks to Angela for these!!

Thanks Taylor for the image on the right! Michael was on bubble duty during the shoot.

Such an AMAZING group of ladies!! I just love gaining new friendships at every workshop we host!!! A Special thank you to Michael for making this thing happen.  This was his baby and I’m beyond grateful for his help!!   

 And of course I have to give you a sneak peek of what’s in store!! 

32 Comments Education, Photography, Workshops
  1. Abby Grace reply

    PLEASE tell me where your navy + white dress is from! I love it! And Tori, get outta here with that gorgeous face of yours.

  2. Stephen reply

    Am I still the only guy to attend? Ha. Great to see the wonderful work you produce!

  3. Kathryn Grace reply

    Looks so fun. :-) I hope I can make it to one of your workshops someday!

  4. Sara Winant reply

    Aw it’s fun seeing Holly in there! You are such an inspiration, Katelyn – not everyone has the gift of teaching, and you have certainly got it and I love that you are using it to bless and inspire others!!

  5. Sarah Adams reply

    Ah! I can’t wait to sign up for one of your workshops! I’m so impressed by the styling! Super cute :)

  6. Lelia Marie reply

    Tori & Aaron, and pink and bubbles. I’m so going to love this!

  7. Anna Burke reply

    Yep, this is totally not related to this post at all, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress!!!

  8. sarah goodwin reply

    Oh Katelyn & Michael. Thank You Thank You Thank You for such an incredibly AWESOME workshop and day. you two are seriously the bees knees :) My head is still swimming – but in a very good way :)

  9. Kristin reply

    Looks so fun! I love how many pairs of cute boots are in the group picture!

  10. molly stillman reply

    AHHHH!! i love this! i can’t wait to see the rest of the images!

  11. Sabrina reply

    So fun!! Can’t wait to see more images from this workshop, Katelyn! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

  12. ashley barnett reply

    Katelyn James Alsop WHERE IS THAT DRESS FROM?! I need it in my life as of yesterday. Thank you for your assistance haha. Tori looks AMAZING I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos!

  13. Caroline reply

    you like to point when you’re making a point :) Great job!!

  14. Becca reply

    Looks like it was awesome!!! Great job!

  15. jamie reply

    this is so beautiful! love the sneak peak, cannot wait to see the rest, (esp the bubbles)!!

  16. Carrie Logan reply

    wooohoooo love this!! looks like an amazinggg day :)

  17. Kacey Wolters reply

    There are no words to describe my feelings from the workshop. I learned so much that my mind is still trying to process it all. Love the “behind the scenes” pics and I’ll be sure to email you the ones I have tonight. You and Michael are quite the pair and I’m so thankful to have learned from you.

  18. Melissa Kate reply

    That sneak peek is gorgeous!! Can’t wait to see more! :)

  19. Emily reply

    LOVE (as usual).

  20. Tori Watson reply

    aww, SO happy that we could be part of it! :)

  21. Jen Jar reply

    You seriously picked the best models!!!

  22. Stephanie Stewart reply

    Can’t wait to see more from this workshop!!! Sooo pretty!

  23. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Can’t wait to get to go to one of your workshops one day! They look like so much fun and I know I’d learn a lot!

  24. Annetta reply

    Looks like you had fun. Can’t wait to see the rest!

  25. Ashlyn reply

    looks like so much fun!!! and i have to say, you are gorgeous, Katelyn! I want your outfit!!!

  26. Lauren reply

    Attention everyone!! I think her dress is from Francesca’s collections… I bought it yesterday!!! Hahahaha!!

  27. James reply

    love the use of a bubble machine – excellent styling and great models

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  31. RJ Carbone reply

    Love the final/teaser shot. Beautiful focus and color design. It just ties the couple together, so well!

  32. RJ Carbone reply

    Love the final shot. the color design just ties the couple together so well!

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