I have now had the privilege of attending not 1, not 2, but 3 Katelyn James workshops! You can see the very first one here, but please don’t judge, I didn’t know what I was doing, and here you can see the famous Sugar Shoot. Whew, do you think I like Katelyn James Photography at all? Check yes. Hopefully she won’t get concerned that I’m obsessed. Ahem.
Anyways, the day was kind of dreary but it just could not bring down such a good thing. The models were amazingly gorgeous (I mean, look at them!) I was so excited to be a part of this and to learn from the best. Gathered with other photographers armed with our cameras, we sat and listened, we shot, and we learned. I was so pumped that the next day at work, I told my boss I didn’t want to work 40 hours a week anymore. Which is totally fine because I’m not salaried and he figures he can save on payroll anyway. That was a semi-tangent just to say that after that day I reached the conclusion that I have not put into my business nearly enough. I’ve done enough to grow, and that’s great! But I’ll always be finding excuses as to why I’m not jumping in 100%. Yes, part of me is nervous. I’m not a business person by nature, so this idea is still daunting to me. But like she always does, Katelyn inspired me. Just like when I left WWPI last year, I’m thinking to myself, “WHY DO I STILL HAVE ANY OTHER JOB?!” So I guess my challenge to myself and to anyone reading is to do what you love. Don’t spend any time letting something get in your way. Life’s too short, and who knows? Maybe in that leap to finding your passion, you’ll find your purpose as well. As a side note, I’m not there yet. I have a feeling I’ll be telling myself this for years to come. But it’s a starting point. And the great thing about a starting point is that there is so much ahead.
The workshop was held at the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond and it was SUCH a gorgeous venue! Imagine my delight when this was our first location/pose for the day…
Annamarie’s hair and makeup was done by Emily Hudspeth and she looked seriously gorgeous..
How cute is she?!
I really love the one on the left!
I really love this one too..
Annamarie went inside to change into a wedding dress and so we got to spend some time with the details and setup. I loved how cohesive everything was and the dark purple looked awesome!
The florals were done by the Bride’s Cafe and they did such a great job!
Oh goody! On to more portraits! Annamarie’s dress was donated for use by Tiffany’s Bridal and it was completely perfect for her.
This last one is definitely one of my favorites from the whole day!
Thank you so much to everyone who put so much work into this! Especially the awesome Katelyn James for her expertise and willingness to build other up, for her enthusiasm and loving nature. And a huge thank you to Mosaic Catering for keeping us fed! I had some kind of Thai or Oriental wrap and it was delicious. Just sayin.
And here is a complete list of everyone who was involved: