What a delight to meet some photography enthusiasts on the East Coast! The group came together slowly, with a rush fill at the last minute. This was the first workshop that I planned and hoped to fill because I really wanted a trip out there. But I didn’t want to buy plane tickets until I had a decent number of people sign up! There were some nail biting moments when just a month out, I had only 3 attendee’s signed up, but through some shameless (or maybe shameful) campaigning, I was able to fill it up. Turns out most people want to only drive 5-10 minutes to attend a workshop, but I had some gals here drive 3-6 hours to join our group, and for that I am grateful. I’d love to visit every major city, but it just can’t be done in my life right now. With a few more sign up’s, and a little bit of faith, I bought 4 plane tickets just 3 weeks out. THAT was crazy, too, because instead of the standard $300 ticket, they were looking at $650 each and I was buying 4!!!! Yikes!!!! Fortunately, a good friend helped me figure out a sweet deal, and I got ‘em for a great price. Turns out, middle and high schools all over the country also want to visit the East Coast for Spring Break–we had some on our flight. I chose this spot (Delaware) as the central spot because we lived there 10 years ago. (I may or may not have done a bad job of super imposing a gal into the shot b/c she was tending to her infant at the time of the group shot).
My one token photojournalistic shot of the night, above.
And of course my favorite “take a picture” shot above. You see me laughing at the camera next to me? Well, I can laugh at her, we go waaaay back. Back to the high school prom where we doubled with the boys of our choice. One of my bestie’s drove nearly 3 hours from Northern Virginia to attend–and she doesn’t even have a dSLR! I was impressed at the info she soaked up without it, too.
So, we took some shots of the two of us (her 10 year old daughter snapped the group shot of us), and she even kicked her foot up at my request, even though she expressed awkwardness about it.
She also modeled for me as I showed some of the student’s how I would approach a maternity session (p.s. that’s #5 for her in that cute tummy). Stay tuned for a silhouette tutorial, probably next week. That’s the East Coast workshop wrap up!
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