I had some pretty huge expectations for this workshop. It took me a whole year to save for it. Well actually, Uncle Sam saved it for me, and gave me a nice little tax return prize. I wanted to learn everything these two women have learned after years of experience. Secretly I had dreams of learning every pose and discovering a trade secret for soothing babies to sleep…I don’t know… I wanted the moon. For two days last week I sat in a furnace of a room with 11 other wonderful women and the Yoda and Obi Wan of newborn photography. We had some really amazing models and really cooperative babies. And I am busting with excitement to share the images. (stay tuned Sunday!!!)
I am so excited to put my newly learned skills into practice. The funny thing is that I was already doing many of the things Carrie and Brittany taught us, just not enough. I needed to take more time, be more patient, think more about lighting and so much more. I might have a newborn coming in this next week and I am dying to pose him PERFECTLY!
Without question the most valuable thing I learned from the workshop is that Carrie and Britt are real. Even though they are photo rock stars, they were accessible. They answered every single question I threw at them. They reviewed every picture I took. They had great advice. I love them both even more. And it all was just two days of pure inspiration. Love you Carrie and Britt! Here’s to hoping I learned a bit (or a lot) about using the force. Jedi master here I come.
PS I am not a junkie…the analogy just works;-)
Come back on Sunday for a gallery of my workshop portraits!