This Spring I had the opportunity to attend the Bayside Workshop with Krista Jones and Natalie Franke in Queenstown, Maryland. While at the two-day conference, all of the attendees photographed an Eastern Shore anniversary session the ladies had styled, and we even got to practice with Krista and Davey’s Contax film camera! I fell head over heels in love with the creamy pastel images her camera produced, and I can’t wait to save up for a film camera of my own. My next blog post will include a few of those photos, so stay tuned.
The workshop took place across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge at the Wye River Conference Center and we placed most of our subject in front of rows and rows of cherry blossom trees. The timing of this workshop was perfect because of the unique backdrop all of our styled sessions had. Also, the Kruse and Vieira Events picnic basket was one of my favorite details.
The sun gave a warm look to the photographs and the couple was backlit nicely!
I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am for all of the friendships made at this workshop, and for Natalie and Krista’s guidance and expertise when it comes to running a successful wedding photography business. Their knowledge of photography — from posing to workflow, advertisement and working with other vendors — has helped me immensely and has given me that extra push I’ve needed for the past year. Yay for extra motivation!
Starting your own business is both emotionally draining and fulfilling at the same time, and building relationships with others entrepreneurs has proven helpful time and time again. Being able to share losses, wins, and having other photographers to lean on is invaluable.