May 15-17, 2018
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!
- Finding the meaning behind what you do
- How to find your ideal client
- Posing and directing clients for a stress free session
- 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!
MEET THE TEAM
My name is Emma Rose and I am passionate about sharing my own photography journey with others to help them learn and grow! While I love taking beautiful images, I also find my driving force in the business and what it takes to grow a sustainable and profitable business online. It is my goal with this workshop that you not only leave feeling like you have learned the technical side of things to achieve better images, but that you leave with a new understanding on the back end of what it takes to run a creative business. Marketing is my passion and by the end of this workshop you will leave with all the tools to take your business to new heights.
THE PLANNERS AND DESIGNERS
I've had the pleasure of working with Bixby + Pine on several occasions, including the first Dream Chasers Workshop in South Bend! These girls are the real deal and have signed up to be part of this experience with me again for round two! I believe that in order for me to give my attendees the best experience possible, I have to be willing to outsource various aspects of the workshop and in this case, the styled shoot! As much as I love designing and planning styled shoots, I prefer to leave it in the hands of this dream team you see above. Bixby + Pine
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 in South Bend, Washington
The Pitchwood in Raymond, Washington
*Disclaimer: We are a very small town. If you will be arriving LATE, you need to be in contact with the motel owners so that they can make the proper arrangements to get you into your rooms. It is your responsibility to call and reserve your rooms.
We are located halfway between Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Roughly 2.5 both directions. Flying into Portland is typically less expensive and the airport is easier travel in my opinion. Whichever airport you plan to fly into, you will have about a 2.5 hour drive. Please plan your flights accordingly.
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 doors Tuesday afternoon/evening for anyone who wants to just come hang out before the workshop officially starts Wednesday morning! We will be meeting at The Pitchwood in Raymond, Washington (a town right next door to South Bend).
Official check in Wednesday morning 8:00 AM at Emma's studio (1015 W Robert Bush Drive Suite C)
Styled shoot will be Wednesday evening 5-8 PM followed by an optional campfire out on the ranch to unwind and reflect on the day, ask questions and built community. S'mores will be provided!
Thursday will begin at 8:00 AM and will wrap up at 4 PM so attendees have plenty of time to get on the road to catch flights/travel.
Lunch and dinner will be provided both nights. There are breakfast options next door to Emma's studio at Elixir Coffee Shop and a few other spots in Raymond.
Learn With Me
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. Due to limited availability payment is due in full upon signing of contract. Once confirmed you will receive your invoice and contract. I can't wait to see you in July!