Believe it or not, Day 2 of the Minneapolis CONFIDENCE Workshop was just as incredible as the first! It included a family session in the afternoon and I had the privilege of photographing the familiar faces above. [More than a year has passed since our last session together and the little G-Man isn't so "little" anymore!]
All of the models from the weekend will have access to images from several workshop photographers… how fun is that?! I’ve already warned my husband we’ll be hiring Me Ra for family pics next time she’s in town. (Unfortunately, the free modeling gig applies only to families with young children and we no longer fit the bill.)
This workshop was exactly what I needed. There is so much in the way of information & ideas & quotes & stories & resources swirling around my head right now, it will still be a bit before some of it starts leaking out in blog posts (I need time to process). What I do know is that I have a clearer sense of what I’m looking for in my images AND the creative direction I’d like to take with my family sessions in particular. There is an overlap between faithbooking and photography I want to explore further. In faithbooking, I use my words to share stories – often looking at life’s difficulties to find meaning and beauty in unexpected places (i.e. seeking God’s fingerprint). I have that same yearning for photography, wanting to step inside my clients’ lives by going into their homes or favorite places for sessions – using everyday life as the “backdrop” for our time together. I have this desire to capture the beauty I see in their natural element, to give them a fresh perspective and appreciation for things most taken for granted. To share their “story” in a sense – via imagery.
I’m not quite sure [yet] how this will factor fully into my business. At this time, I offer a package called the Family Trio which essentially gives clients the opportunity to book three sessions at once for a discounted rate. The sessions are spread out over twelve months with one to take place in the client’s home (or other meaningful location) at some point during the year. I thought this might be a good place to begin.
Below are several snapshots from the weekend (most taken with my iPhone). As you can see, I got my book signed!
I also met a FANTASTIC group of women (from Canada & Colorado & North Dakota & Wisconsin & Nebraska, along with several from the Twin Cities area). I look forward to continued connections and inspiration!