You’ve heard about the Love Soaked Family Photography Workshops by now, and maybe you tuned in for the live sneak peek, but for whatever reason, you’re still on the fence.
I need to be totally, one-hundred-percent clear, friend. The workshop is not for everyone. And it’s a complete lose-lose for me to have someone there who’s not going to benefit, so take this as your permission to say nope, not for me, and save your energy and head space and money for something that’s really going to make your heart and your work soar.
But if you’re not sure…these will help. Don’t come if:
1. You’re not ready to change your way of working with families.
I’m not going to pretend my way is the only way. The idea is to see and hear and try on all my ideas and see how they fit with you. Most often I find that photographers are just stuck and need the practical tools to achieve the kinds of images they see in their heads, and need a smorgasbord (best word!) of ideas to get the ball rolling for their own very individualized process. This is not vague, ‘ooh just have them act natural’ garbage. It’s incredibly detailed and concrete.
So if you’re not willing to apply any of it and are already stuck in one way of doing things, you will be wasting your time, love.
2. You’re not up for a jam-packed experience.
The day is super, super packed. If you’re traveling in to Utah, come at least the day before and leave the day after so you can really soak everything in and have enough energy to give the shoots your all. I promise to give absolutely everything I have throughout our time together (previous attendees can attest to cray cray hand talking/singing/squatting/posing demos…wowwheew) and set you up for success in channeling your best energies. But if this all sounds like too much, it might not be a good fit.
3. You don’t wanna shoot families at home.
If you’re not sure–come. But if you already know shooting families in their homes is not for you, the shoots won’t be as applicable and watching me work in this setting won’t inspire you in the same way. Plus, I’m going to spend some time talking about how I shoot film in dark houses with fast moving kids plus addressing the other challenges that come with shooting in a client’s home (composition, the “toooo-comfortable” problem, distractions, and more).
4. You just want a portfolio beef-up.
YAS girl we will be shooting some fabulous families in beautiful homes but the purpose of the shoot has to be learning. If you just want some photos for your portfolio, this is not the right fit. (and ps–even though the homes we’re shooting in will be beautiful they will not be perfect. Every home has its challenges and I will definitely be talking about how I address each space’s unique issues and giving you the tools to rock ANY home like a boss.)
5. You’re not in a financial position to swing it.
ooh, everyone’s favorite topic: money.
I have no interest in someone choosing between paying me and paying their taxes/paying rent/eating. If it’s not that extreme for you, consider this: what if you booked just two more clients than you otherwise would have if you didn’t have the skills and refresh the workshop would give you? in most cases that would mean the workshop would pay for itself.
But even if you’re not full court pressin’ for clients–think about why you got into this work in the first place. You did it for the love. You adored the process and it sparked something in you. If it doesn’t do that anymore, let’s find that flicker again. You deserve an art, a business and a life that ignites that in you. (and yup, it’s possible!)
6. You want to keep letting excuses keep you from what you really want.
Okay, maybe this one is a little unfair. But at some point–and please know with how much love i wanna say this to your blinking eyes and your wonderfully beating heart–all you are doing is making excuses. If this is something that’s just feeling meh, ehhh, idk…it is not the right fit. And I absolutely don’t want you to bully yourself into it. But gosh, if something in you is saying this is what you want, what your artist heart needs right now, really examine your reasons for turning away. We humans are very resourceful when we put our minds to something that we truly want.
Check out all the details (and book a spot, if ya feelin it) for the Love Soaked Family Photography Workshops here.
More questions? Email me here and we’ll chat, love.