This is more than just a workshop. I'm inviting you to the most sacred place in my life, my home and town. I'm inviting you to experience my life in South Bend, Washington where you will find luscious pastures, beautiful landscapes, forest scenes and mountaintop views overlooking the entire bay. This place is more than just a location, it's where I produce my best work and where I feel the most comfortable with a camera in my hand. We will have various spots set up for different scenes so you can leave the weekend with not only a ton of knowledge, but beautiful photographs to go with it. Who knows, maybe the cows will even join us for a few shots!
INTRODUCING A FEW OF OUR GUEST SPEAKERS
The Girls of Bixby + Pine - Event Planners
Ashleigh + Erik Hokom - Fine Art Film Photographers
Nancy Nisbet - Florist
- Communication with clients
- Camera settings out on live shoots
- Natural light
- Creating community
- Blogging & SEO
- Office and life organization
- Website critiques
- Guests speakers covering topics like putting together styled shoots, how to maximize florals with every session, film, and more!
I've been through college and know that I always did best when learning was a more hands on approach. I think you can talk and talk but the most important piece of all this is to get outside with your camera and practice! We will rotate through various live and styled set ups so you get to go home with new material and techniques!
- Live shooting on education day
- 1 Styled Shoot brought to you by the girls of Bixby + Pine
- Bonus surprise (hint: dress your best on Thursday!)
SEAQUEST MOTEL - a block of rooms have been reserved under EMMA ROSE. You are responsible for booking your room.
- Long Beach, WA - approximately 45 miles from South Bend, WA
- Astoria, OR - approximately 50 miles from South Bend, WA
- Olympia, WA - approximately 80 miles from South Bend, WA
Tuesday social : this is completely optional but I'd like to open up our doors Tuesday afternoon/evening for anyone who wants to just come hang out before the workshop officially starts Wednesday morning! If you have opted to stay with the group at The Pitchwood, we will have our social at their restaurant/bar right next to the cabins!
Official check in Wednesday morning 9 AM at Elixir Cafe & Floral Design (1015 W Robert Bush Drive) - I've rented out the restaurant for the whole day so we will be learning at one of my favorite spots in town!
Check out time is late afternoon Thursday after the styled shoot and head shots.
I will provide lunch and dinner both Wednesday and Thursday as well as snacks and beverages to keep us energized!
I know many of you already know a lot about me, but I want to take a moment to re-introduce myself and simply tell you how thrilled I am that you are here and interested in attending my first workshop! When I first picked up a camera I had no idea what would happen or just how much it would change my life. For so long I'd felt like nothing really made sense in my life. I got up every day and did the same job. I was comfortable, but I was really unhappy. I didn't know how unhappy I was until I found my true calling and passions in life. I'd always played it safe in my life until I opted to risk it all. I graduated high school, I went to college and got a degree, I found myself in a good career and I married the man of my dreams. Yet something was still missing. Once I left the "safe" route behind, I found a reason to want to get out of bed every day. I found a spark in my soul that ultimately pushed me to go places I never thought possible. I realized that I was meant to do this all along, it just took me awhile to get there.
I don't have all the answers, but I can tell you that I have heart. I have passion and I have learned through failures and triumphs just what it takes to build a successful business from scratch. I can tell you that it goes much deeper than simply taking good pictures. I hope this workshop serves as much more than an educational space but opens up the door to making some real and authentic connections with fellow Dream Chasers. I truly believe this is the start of something really special and I cannot wait to see you in July!
I'm holding nothing back from you. By attending this workshop I want to tell/show you absolutely everything I know. There are no secrets and there are no "off topic" limitations when you come to the place I call home. This is your opportunity to learn and grow with not only me, but fellow photographers in the industry!
While I do share a lot of information in the Dream Chasers Facebook Group, I don't dish everything. It's not that I don't want to tell you everything but I want there to be value in the opportunity to learn alongside me in person. I'm giving you my all and know how important it is to trust someone you are investing your time and money with and I want your experience with me to be nothing short of incredible.