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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

 

ORGANIC BLOOM

 

TWO BRIGHT LIGHTS

 

LEATHER CRAFTSMEN

 

SHOWIT

 

PASS

 

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
Cake | Fat Girl Cakes | www.fatgirlcakes.com
Vintage Rentals (couch, upholstered chairs, mantle, glitter candle sticks, vanity, gold flatware) | Paisley & Jade, http://paisleyandjade.com/
Calligraphy | Meant To Be Calligraphy | www.meanttobecalligraphy.com
Handmade Headpiece | Two Back Flats, http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwoBackFlats
Rentals (table linen, napkins, gold rim plates) | Classic Party Rentals of Va http://www.classicpartyrentalsva.com/home.aspx

 

More of this shoot coming soon!! 

Meet my new friends!! Such a great group! 

 
10 Comments Education, Photography, Workshops
  1. Jenny reply

    This looks like a fun bunch of people. what a neat way for you to stay connected with the RVA photography community!

  2. Kat reply

    I’m so pumped for you two!! I’m so glad you were able to make your dream a reality :) AND I’m OBSESSED with those florals! Amanda hit it out of the park… REALLY can’t wait to see the rest of the shoot!!!

  3. Britney reply

    What an incredible experience! Not only did I learn a TON but i met an amazing group of women! I will remember it forever! – Britney

  4. Rachael reply

    seriously can’t wait to be there and experience the workshop experience in november!!!!!

  5. Kristina W. reply

    I’m sure everyone loved their Workshop Experience! Can’t wait to see the stylized shoot!

  6. katie reply

    Yay! Love seeing your workshop posts, reminds me of Spring 2012 so much! I wish we all could have had headshot time with you!!!! Can’t wait to see the styled shoot!

  7. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    I love how personal and homey this workshop looks! I can’t wait to see the pics of the styled shoot either…that couple is gorgeous. :)

  8. Alicia reply

    How often do you usually do your workshops? I’d love to attend sometime!

  9. LY Couples: Bob + Jess | Lauren Young reply

    […] husband, Bob. I know I’ve told you this story already, but I met Bob + Jess when I attended a Katelyn James Workshop last fall; they posed as the bride and groom during the styled shoot portion of the workshop. So to […]

  10. LY Couples: Bob + Jess » Lauren Young reply

    […] husband, Bob. I know I’ve told you this story already, but I met Bob + Jess when I attended a Katelyn James Workshop last fall; they posed as the bride and groom during the styled shoot portion of the workshop. So to […]

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