Welllll that was lovely.
I hosted a one-day workshop earlier this week, and (once the nerves had their say) it was fantastic. I’ve usually shied away from teaching (when you’re mostly self-taught in anything it’s difficult to explain your why’s and how’s) but I decided I’ve learned enough to have some things to say, and I if I can help people then I should really try to.
I talked the most about developing your photography style through understanding and acting on your inspiration, (since how can you find ideal clients to shoot your ideal work if you’re not being your ideal self?) and how + why to make your business more personable. We also talked about maximizing strengths + opportunities, workflow, travel, improving client + vendor relationships, all the advice I could think to give a wedding photographer, and a bit of everything else. The wonderful Laura + Megan from Events in the City even dropped in to talk from a planners point of view and that was a terrific help.
Since I’d wanted the day to feel more like a long coffee date than a class, Rust Manor House was the perfect venue for couches and tea cups and window light, especially when Rebecca (of A Daily Something) made it even more beautiful for us. Bonnie, Paula, Liz, Katarina, Tori, and Hannah were the fantastic attendees who made our time so fun, and they’ve also since formed a pretty exclusive book club which I can only hope to be invited to.
I’m so grateful to everyone who came and helped and I can’t wait to host another!