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9/23/2014

Workshop Day 1 The Katelyn James Workshop Experience

I have so many yet not enough words for what to write today. I still feel so crazy for picking up and driving all the way down to Richmond, Virginia – but I am so blessed to have so many people that support what I’m doing.

I have been following Katelyn James for a long while now. She had always been that goal – it probably sounds creepy but I wanted to be her. Her work was stunning, her business ‘following’ was so strong, she had the cutest dog and the most supporting husband. I guess it has just always kept my eyes on the prize.

The famous workshop site ;)

Additionally, I had always told him with or without him that she was going to be my wedding photographer O:)

When I started my business, I had always said I wanted to go to a workshop or coaching session with Katelyn because….well no, no because. It’s Katelyn. It had always been a later thought though, because it was far away and would cost money. About a month ago, I got her newsletter releasing a workshop date. I think I called my boyfriend squealing. I had received this email before, but this time I just felt like it was the right time to go.

Posing demo

I remind myself all of the time how amazing my boyfriend is for not thinking I’m crazy. Well, he probably thinks I’m crazy – but he rolls with everything and supports me no matter what I want to do. I somehow convinced him to turn it into this year’s vacation, and I booked my seat to a Katelyn James workshop.

The first day of the workshop was a lot of slides (okay, both days were) but we also had the most beautiful styled shoot. I can’t even put into words how much I learned. It’s mind blowing how open to everyone she is with her life & business. There are no secrets. It’s a breath of fresh air in comparison to so many photographers who won’t help anyone else.

The part 2 post is definitely a lot less pretty, but a lot of back end business which is a surprising favourite of mine. My boy and I spend a couple of days in Virginia Beach afterwords, and writing the vacation post might be difficult since I had jelly brain. Thank you to the most amazing boyfriend in the world for supporting me 100% along this business journey.

After dinner we all snuggled up to finish off day 1.

But enjoy these beautiful stylings and behind the scenes shots! Katelyn & her husband, Michael are the sweetest most sincere people I have ever met. They are so popular because there is no way anyone could ever hate them. I am most definitely going back for a coaching session as soon as possible.

She hates photos of her at workshops, but it’s because she never stops talking.

Styling & Florals: Amanda Veronee
Paper Floral Decor: Sweet Pear Paper
Furnature: Paisley & Jade
Hair & Makeup: Emily Hudspeth
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