Jessica Shae Workshop {dallas wedding photographer}

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I went to bed last night with a big smile on my face, because I - am so so blessed :)

For over 10 hours yesterday I got to hang out with fun people, and talk about one of my favorite things to talk about - photography ;) And gooooodness we had fun. Well, I mean I had fun, and I think everyone else did too. Or maybe they were just faking it because I fed them Chipotle. And that'll put a smile on anyone's face, right?! ;) Seriously though I kind of felt like I was flying blind going into this thing, I had never run a workshop before, I wasn't sure what the dynamics of the group would be, I was worried that everything I had to teach them they would already know, and I was afraid they wouldn't laugh at my jokes.

But guess what? They laughed.
(Out of pity, or because they thought I was genuinely funny, I do not know. And I do not want to know. Ignorance is bliss people, ignorance is bliss...)
And I think they all learned at least one new thing (I know I did!)
Aaaaand we all lived happily ever after.
Oh, whoops, wrong ending. What I meant to say is we had a fun day packed with yummy food, business/blogging/marketing talk, more yummy food, headshot session with everyone, hands on learning how to edit and set up a workflow, a beeeyooteeful "engagement session" with awesome models, cram some more yum food in, and then we topped it all off with -- frozen yogurt ;) Haha...what can I say, I feel like good food's a crucial part of a wonderful day ;)

And I walked away from it all shaking my head in wonder and so so grateful, that these people were nice enough to listen to me blab all day, that I get to do something like this for my job, that I got several new friends out of the deal, and loving all the creativity that I got to be around all day.

Mary Katherine, Rachel, Amanda, Bethany, Hannah, Meagan, Kayleigh, and Connor (the brave lone guy;) thanks for being so amazing, and making the first ever Jessica Shae workshop SO much fun!

Mary Katherine

Rachel Leigh

Amanda Mulder

Bethany Hall

Hannah Koehn

Meagan Feeney

Kayleigh Driggers

Conner Bennet

And our two fabulous models:
Brandon & Natalie Pitts

I have a whole blog post of their incredible-ness coming up soon!

And the whoooole groupie group.

Can't wait for the next one!

Much Love.
Jessica Shae
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  1. Yusssss, food is always a major part of everything. ;D Hehe.

    The day sounded so fabulous! Yay!

  2. Congratulations on your first workshop! I absolutely love getting together with other aspiring photographers! Just hanging out with other shooters is very awesome. Unfortunately, I live in Illinois, so TX would be a bit far to come for one day.

    Great job and really nice pictures! Love your style.

  3. These are amazing! Thanks again so much for taking the time to teach us. I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures!

  4. That looks like *so* much fun, Jessica Shae! It is such fun to be with other photographer friends and enjoy the thing we all enjoy--photography! If you ever do one of these workshops in another area, please post about it!! :)


  5. Love, OH my love <3 ... I am so crazy proud of you and I knew you were going to do great. These pictures already look like so much fun and I'm certain you've taught these guys soo much. oh my how brave you are my love :) when i grow up I want to be as brave as you. <3 i love you and can't wait to hear more about your workshop when we play ketchup this week!!!

    you rock my socks jessica shae!

    ps. this makes me miss you & the girls alot.

  6. Love the pictures!! You did a great job, I really enjoyed it!

  7. Would love to be part of the next one! Love the photos, Jessica! :)

  8. I'm going to put "go to a Jessica Shae workshop" on my dream list. :)

  9. Also, I assume at this point that you are wildly-crazy about Chipotle! Perfect! We also need to introduce you to Qdoba and Moe's...Moe's is our favorite b/c it was an early-on date spot and you always get free chips and salsa. Oh yah, gotta love it!


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