I don’t usually start a post with an apology… but I feel like you guys deserve one! haha! This post is LONG overdue!! Chrissy & Steven! You guys are sweet, goofy, hilarious, adorable, creative… and just plain AWESOME! I have had such a blast getting to know you! Chrissy & Steven decided to do a “First Look”… I LOVE when a bride & groom choose to see each other before the wedding…for more than one reason….but ONE of those reasons is this… Your wedding day FLIES by…and it is over before you know it! It is so nice to take a few moments of your day… for just the two of you! The chances of these happening after the ceremony are slim to none… So YAY for first looks!And YAY for incredible couples who are laid back, fun, and so in love! here are a FEW of my favorites!Enjoy!
Heeeeeey Photogs!! Let me start off by saying I am truly blessed to work in an industry that allows me the privilege to build relationships with such amazing people and serve fabulous couples during an exciting time of their life, while pursuing my passion for art, creativity, and love. I’m even more amazed that I’ve been able to devote my life on a full time basis to what I am so passionate about. Coming from parents who are both entrepreneurs, I’d like to think I come by it honestly. Failing, in the sense of giving up, was never an option. I don’t know if there is a “right” way to shoot, a “right” way to run a business, or a “right” way to market myself… etc. What I DO know, is I have found a way that works for me… and more often than not it has meant throwing the proverbial ‘rule book’ out the window! This does not mean I have found the way… ha… It just means I have found a way that works… for me. In fact, it has worked so well for me, I figured it might just work for some of you too… I am often asked if I would consider teaching shooting technique, editing technique, workflow, and business style to other photographers…and I’ve always declined… (I mean, I love teaching… but really? Psht! What do I know?) I’ve spent countless hours on the phone with various photographers, some of whom I’ve never met… trying to help in any way I could… and the feedback I’ve received has been phenomenal. So, when Amber from Zasey Photography asked if I would team up with her and co-teach photographers who have an insatiable desire to learn… I was humbled and excited for this opportunity! If you think you might be interested in joining us on this journey… please read the details below!
I am teaming up with Amber Strickler of Zasey Photography to host a one and a half day photography workshop aimed at helping photographers market their business for their target clientele, cultivate a fast and effective workflow from shoot to proof, maximize their time to allow more time for life beyond post processing, post-processing techniques and secrets, as well as access to photographing a highly stylized mock wedding reception styled by the incredible folks at iCatching Events, and these images can be used to strengthen each photographer’s portfolio.
So if you’re a photographer who has wanted to pursue photography full time, who is passionate about it with an eye to match, this workshop could potentially help you in that direction. Or if you’re full-time, but looking for a breath of fresh air in the workshop department….this might be the workshop for you! It is definitely not an easy venture. I don’t want you to look at any successful photographer and think… “Hmm, That looks easy enough!” It really IS hard work. A lot of time (Self-employment doesn’t = free days… the truth is, you will probably work more hours a week than if you had a 9-5 job), a lot of patience, a lot of mistakes, a lot of tears… BUT a lot of smiles! :)haha
I have been shooting weddings for over 9 years, 5 years full time with 100+ weddings under my belt. I strive to offer the best experience and products which in turn have resulted in continuously booking higher end brides.
A friend and fellow photographer, Amber Strickler specializes in portraits, and has managed to secure a solidly successful business that focuses primarily on lifestyle portraiture and boudoir.
A team like this is a fantastic basis for a workshop. It appeals to wedding and portrait photographers alike. This workshop will not focus solely on weddings, nor will it focus entirely on portraits, but will fully encompass the challenges and scenarios faced by each and every photographer as well as how to tap into your target clientele and achieve success in both business and life, while remembering to hold tight to the passion for photography that led you here in the first place.
Bonus: There will be lots of FREE industry goodies that will help promote and strengthen your business!
This workshop is in Houston, Texas!
Day One (12:30 to 7:30):
*Introductions: Who are Lacy & Amber and what is their business about
*Discuss techniques of effective time management to maximize your time and allow time for life away from Photoshop
*Effective workflow and post-processing from shoot to proof
*Marketing yourself to your target audience
*Pricing and establishing the value of your work
*Overcoming challenges in the business that every photographer faces
*Tons of time for uncensored Q&A
* On-location stylized mock wedding reception details and a gorgeous bride & groom
Day Two (9 to 1):
*Walk through post-production of the previous day’s images
*Utilize the workflow and post-processing techniques discussed on day one
*Bringing back the lost art of the keyboard shortcut (it will save your life)
*Lots more Q&A
Lunch will be provided on both days
Tuition is $525
*****Have technical questions? Questions about lighting on-location or getting your clients to “pop” for the camera? If we have enough people interested, we will hold a 2 1/2 hour session with intimate instruction on how to get killer images in any lighting and to get your subjects to come alive. This course, along with an instructional portrait session, will be offered the morning of the first day from 9-11:30.
If you simply cannot make it but really would like to work together on a certain aspect of your business, send me an email and we’ll see what we can do!
TO SIGN UP PLEASE CLICK “CONTACT” AT THE TOP OF THE BLOG!
Brittany & Caleb… I had a BLAST with you two! You are both so easy going… and ya’ll have MAD SKILLS in front of the camera…. I’m talkin’… effortless! I promise you used to model … you just must not remember! You guys are just too cute! And Brittany, could you be any more beautiful!? You are GORGEOUS! I can’t wait for your wedding day! Oh yeah… Did I mention the wind was CRAZY?! Oh..I didn’t? Well… The WIND was CRAZY! Out of control! Wind+Balloons=Bad Combination… but Wind+Balloons+a great location (Royalty Pecan Orchard) + GREAT couple=AMAZINGNESS!! haha!Here are my favorites! **I used some textures on two of the pictures. On one of them I am posting both the original and the textured image… I would LOVE if you guys could tell me which you like more in a comment below! I don’t work with textures much… but I thought it worked with these images! Let me know what you think!**
Here is something I don’t normally ask… but there is a first time for everything! haha! Please tell me which is your FAVORITE…and which image you think would look BEST on a large canvas! Leave it in the comment box below!