summer adventure: internship || dallas, tx wedding photographer

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"We are the music makers,
and we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea breakers,
and sitting by desolate streams;--
World-losers and world-forsakers,
on whom the pale moon gleams,
Yet we are the movers and shakers
of the world forever it seems."
a. o'shaughnessy


Y'all have no idea how excited I am to FINALLY announce the dates and details for this--it's been in the brainstorming phase for so long because I've wanted to make forsure forsure that I had everything in place before I announced it--and now I feel like I'm going to burst after having held it in for so long :)  Many of you know about the internships I hosted last year, over 6 different weeks I had 13 interns, gained new friends, and had SO much fun with all of them. (click here for a fun little video I made during my 1st internship last year)  Going into this year I knew I wanted to revamp the program and take what I'd learned this past year and make it even better!  So here are all the fun and happy details about this years internship program.

First of all you should know that I'm only hosting ONE internship this year, and this might be the last one everrrr.  As much as I loved having so many girls last year, I know that I just don't have the time to devote 6 weeks to that this year.  But since I'm only having one week, I want to include as many of you as possible :)  So that brings me to happy little detail #1: the internship will be held at the Gaylord Texan, in Grapevine, TX. (please go click that link and get excited--serrrriously:)  I've booked a suite that has 2 bedrooms and a living area and can sleep up to 7 people, which means that I'll be able to accept 6 applications!  Aaaand happy announcement #2: I've asked Hannah Nicole to come and be a part of the internship and help me with the blog design part of things!  One of the things that I included in all of my internships last year was a new blog design for each intern that incorporated their new branding.  Since there's no way that I can roll out 5-6 new blogs in 4 days time Hannah will be there helping me with that aspect, and also teaching a session on design principles!  I'm kind of SUPER excited to have her be a part of it, y'all will get your money's worth just from what she'll add to the week :)  Oh, and the super fab graphic above was designed by Hannah, isn't she amazing? :)

And for those of you who are hearing about my internship program for the first time, here are a few more details about the week :)  We will be covering topics that range from: shooting in manual, creating a consistent workflow + editing in Lightroom, running a shoot + posing, marketing, branding, creating and maintaining aweeesome client relationships, and you'll also get the chance to practice what you're learning + build up your portfolio during 3 different shoots I'll have lined up with awesome models!  The $600 tuition covers your 4 day stay, your meals for the week (which will be aweeeesome), and other little fun goodies that I'll have waiting for you :)  All you'll need is some spending money for starbucks runs and frozen yogurt :)

So.  You should come.  Because summertime is the best, and adventures are amazing, so why not combine the two?

And here's how you can get a chance to do that!  If you'd like to apply, all you have to do is email me (jessica@jessicashae.com) letting me know why you'd like to come and what you're looking to get out of it, and send me a link to your blog/flickr/facebook page where you post your work! (edited to add: also, I'd love to know what camera you shoot with!)  You can apply starting today and I'll be accepting applications through May 15th. Once I've accepted your application there will be a 50% deposit due to hold your spot!

Because I'm thinking that there's a good chance I'll receive more than 6 applications and might have to turn some people away, I would ask that you pleeeaaase only apply if you're seriously interested and know that you'll be able to make it for those dates!  I'd hate to have to turn someone away so that I could accept you only to find out later that you're not able to make it :P

Super excited for this Summer!

EDITED TO ADD: Due to a high volume of applications I'm no longer accepting intern applications for Summer 2012.

Much Love,
Jessica Shae
p.s. for all you past interns, I'll also be having a special dinner/reunion at the end of the week that y'all are invited to, I'll be posting more about that later! :)
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34 comments:

  1. This is so exciting! Good luck to you! -- wish I could be there, but I live in England. :-/ Feel free to do an internship here anytime!

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    1. Oh, don't tempt me! Haha, you get enough girls together that are interested and I'd be there in a heartbeat! :)

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    2. Really?! ...hmm... thinking about girls that could participate now. :)

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  2. P.S. OH my gosh. Hannah is going to be there to help?! This is really, really, REALLY exciting.

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  3. i want this. i want this so bad. because i live in texas (only like, 4hrs away from you, actually) but i'm 15. stupid december birthdays! can there be an exception? i need to be apart of this. looks like so much fun!
    -jocee <3

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    1. Oh Jocee! You should TOTALLY go! ... you're 5'11; plus, you're sweet and mature. I could easily say you looked 16. You should go!

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    2. same here! except i'm 14, not 15 and of course not anywhere near 16. gosh, i wish i could go...
      xoxo,
      gracie

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  4. I'm going to pray about this. This is something I've desperately wanted to do ever since I saw your first internship video!

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  5. I wish I could come, but I live way out in the boondocks of North Florida. :( If I had extra money, I'd totally pay for a plane ticket though.

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  6. ahhh so fun. I want to go to this so bad, and I could even get down there with Hannah. ;) Too bad I'm not 16 yet. Have fun Hannah! <3

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  7. OH! How I wish I lived in Texas right now. :) I feel like doing it again!

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  8. I would totally LOVE to do this, Jessica!

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  9. How exciting!!!

    YOU are SO delightfully generous, Jessica! I love seeing all the beautiful work that results from your internship-adventures...can't wait to follow more awesome photographers!

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  10. I would totally go to this if I could! It sounds like JUST the thing I'm looking for:) And I already really want to go to Texas again...

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  11. ahhh! This sounds like so much fun!! I would love to do this! :)

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  12. OH MY GOSH. I would die to come. OH MY GOSH. OH MY GOSH. I've been wanting to do something like this!! I wish I had the money. AHHH. I know it'll be incredible!

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  13. Oh my goodness. I am dying to come! This would be so incredible! Definitely talking to my parents... :)

    Jessica

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  14. I can't even say how much I'd LOVE to be there, unfortunately, not going to happen.
    Y'all have a marvelous time anyway, kay? Jessica, you're amazing. :)

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  15. I saw this, and immediately decided I was going to go, but then I looked at the date and realized I have a commitment to volunteering at a day camp that week!!! :'( Boooohoooooooo!!! I was totally going to do it. I am so sad.

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  16. Put me on your list for a maybe!!! :D Thinking about it :)

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  17. I would LOVE to attend!The dates are open for me, just have to have the final okay from my parents before I can e-mail you. So excited about the possibility of going! Yay!

    --Megan

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  18. I have already sent you an email! :D Fingers crossed I get accepted!!!

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  19. Dawww, I wish I could apply! The only issue is the location (considering I'm in NC) and the money. :(

    Hope you all have fun though! :-D

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  20. Ok so I went from "There is no way I can go" to, "I may be able to do this". I have prayed and have been getting ideas to raise money. It's certainly not a "definite" but my parents are going to talk/pray about it and I will do the same. God will work everything out!

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  21. Sooooooo wish I could come. :-/ ....hopefully next time. I hope it goes great! :D

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  22. So. I may not know who I'm going to marry. or what book I'll be drooling on tomorrow.
    But of this I am sure: You. You are shooting my wedding. Seeeeriously. <3

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  23. I would love to do this, I'm definitely talking to my parents about it!! :) are there still spots open?

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  24. Ah I'd love to do this! Going to have to talk it over with my parents and pray about it! Sounds amazing! =)

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  25. I want to come. So. Bad. Why do I have to live way up here in Washington...???

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  26. SWEETNESS. Wow....Jessica, i've followed your blog for like 2 years now, and i've wanted to come to your internships for forever! I'm sososo sad that no more spots are open! :( I really want to meet you soon! :) I saw your sister yesterday at Six Flags! Please have an internship in the fall! With all the pretty colors...it would be a GREAT idea!

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  27. Oh,I just found your blog through hannah Nicole.

    PLEASE do this next year I want to go SO BADLY and I'll have a whole year to save for it. =)
    Loved the video of your last internship.

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Thanks for taking the time to say hello, it makes my day everytime! :)

Jessica Shae