So let’s start with Thursday….
Thursday I flew into Atlanta and was able to meet with my client. It was a great meeting quick and to the point….I headed back to my hotel for a little R&R before I met this special little lady and her Mommy……
Lisa and Briana came to pick me up at the hotel and we enjoyed a meal together…..about 2 hours into dinner, I realized how long we had been sitting there and Briana was still content in her little booster seat!! What an angel she was to let us gab away!! Lisa, it was so great to finally meet you in person, I had so much fun, I could have talked all night and was a little sad to have to say goodbye so soon!! Look forward to seeing you in the near future……and Miss Bri…what can I say….she is cuter than cute. Sarah would have had a ball running through the hotel lobby with you:)
On Friday morning, Kam came up to the hotel to meet with Jen and I before we headed to start our workshop weekend!! The three of us had a wonderful Mexican lunch….the time just flew by chatting with these ladies. They both are exactly as they appear to be on their blogs and a true pleasure to meet!! Kam, it was so much fun and I look forward to seeing you again too. One never knows when I will be back in the GA area:) Jen….I had such a blast hanging out with you all weekend. I miss that little southern accent already….I hope we get another opportunity to see each other soon!!
So now on to the official workshop segment of my weekend…….
Words cannot describe how INCREDIBLE this workshop was. It blew me away and was so much more than I had ever expected to learn in two short days!!
Most of you have seen Debbie’s work and know that she is very talented. Not only is she a wonderful person and fabulous artist….but she is an AMAZING teacher, and I mean that!! She had 10 girls with cameras strapped around their necks all asking for help and she was right there instructing each and every one of us until we mastered each skill….let me tell you, that was not an easy job!
We were out and about for over 12 hours on Saturday at a couple different locations…..we stopped to eat lunch and dinner, and other than that, it was all about capturing images!!
Here are some of my favorite shots of the day…..I put them in the order in which they were taken……
Princess In Training, as Debbie refers to her!! She is so sweet and just melts my heart. I was amazed how she handled the camera or should I say 10 of us with cameras!! She got right down on the ground and began to pose for us, so we could get some practice using reflectors to diffuse the sun. I think maybe she has done this once or twice with Mommy….what do you think?
Next on the list to photograph was Prince Charming……He was a fantastic model….and very handsome too:) In addition to being a great model, he is one heck of a photographer! He totally impressed me with his knowledge….surely a chip off the old block!
This is Renee…..Renee is a good friend of one of the girls that participated in the workshop with us. She is not a model, but she most certainly could be!! The camera loved her and she was so easy to work with. At one point in the afternoon….we were broken up into small groups and all given a different model to pose and place in the location of our choice. It was so much fun letting your imagination run wild….these photos(top and bottom) were taken in a cemetery. It was a really cool place with endless possiblities.
There are so many photos that I am really happy with, but these two were taken close to the end of the day and are at the tippy top of my favorite list!! As I said yesterday….she was very easy to photograph…and so so beautiful!! Agle is a semi professional model that Debbie just happened to be lucky enough to get for the afternoon!!
I do want to take this moment to tell you all, if you have any interest in photography, this is the workshop to take……Check into some of the upcoming workshops Debbie is holding…..it will be worth every penny and then some!!
Needless to say….after two days with her, I am looking through the lens in a whole new way and never going back to the old way of doing things.