As I am getting ready to head off on another life-changing workshop and adventure I realised that I needed to share this one first...
In March of this year I attended the Life: Unmade Workshop in McCrae, Victoria with Amy of Amy Rushbrook - Lifestyle Photographer for Appreciators of the Unconventional.
It was 2 wonderful days spent with 7 other creative, interesting women (+ Amy and Hannah) sharing ideas on photography, life and some delicious food by Merowyn of Plate Got Ate, and I can assure you - my plate certainly got ate! Yum!
Amy welcomed everyone - quite literally - with open arms, and we began by introducing ourselves. She is as kind, warm, heartfelt and passionate as you imagine her to be when looking at her photographs and reading her captions on social media. Listening to her speak and learning from Amy was an absolute pleasure.
Amy was beyond generous with the way she shared her knowledge and I really felt like you could attend this workshop and walk away with an entire start-up plan for your business, she really had thought of everything. To top it off she brought along her super sweet and kind bestie/assistant Hannah, to organise all kinds of things in the background, as well as join in on the conversation and even jumped in to model when asked!
While I think of my main business as being Wedding Photography, and this workshop mainly targeted at photographing families, I knew that I could apply the same skills to capture candid moments on a wedding day and improving and evolving my couples photography - Which is something I hope to work on and make a large part of my business in the near future.
I took every opportunity to photograph the parents on their own and listened to the cues Amy would give them to get beautiful, natural photographs.
The only downside was that it felt like it was all over too soon!