Last Monday I was privileged to attend the Jasmine Star DC WORKSHOP. I have been following J* for years and it's been a dream of mine that one day I'd get to attend one of her workshops and meet her in person. I actually hadn't checked Jasmine's blog in a little while and one day I had time to catch up and low and behold she had just posted about a workshop that she was going to do in DC! Whoot whoot! I quickly checked with my husband who immediately said, "Go for it" and registered. I was SO EXCITED to get that first email from Jasmine with the info about the workshop.
The day of the workshop dawned bright and sunny and it was such a fun, inspiring, encouraging day on so many levels. Not only was it amazing meeting and talking to Jasmine and her wonderful business partner/husband JD, but it was so great meeting over 20 fantastic photographers all there to learn and grow. I loved every minute of it and none of us wanted the day to be over.
During the afternoon portion of the WORKSHOP, we had a photo shoot with a beautiful, real life couple. Brian and Ana looked amazing and were so generous with their time. They had some wonderful stylists and artists making them gorgeous:
Hair: Up-Do's for I-Do's, LLC
Makeup: KristineMarie Makeup Artistry
Flowers: Highway to Hill
Dress: Ellie's Bridal Boutique
It was so helpful watching Jasmine as she worked with Brian and Ana - she gave us her best tips for catching the most natural, but beautiful looks and poses. Watching her was really fun!
Meanwhile the rest of us were angling to capture our own shots without stepping on anyone else's toes which was no small feat with over 20 of us crowded around on the sidewalks of downtown DC.
It was so great!
Jasmine challenged us to only post the images that we felt best captured who we are as photographers. Trust me, it's harder than you think. Here are some of my favorites from the day and for the record, Jasmine, I'm counting diptychs as 1 photo.
Jasmine, you rock! It was so lovely to meet you and learn from you and just hang out and chat.
JD, you rock too! You guys are so *blessed* to work together and you are both such and encouragement. I hope our paths cross again.
Brian and Ana, all the best to you. May your life together be as beautiful as you are! You made it so easy for us to capture so many gorgeous images.
Thanks to Stephanie Scott for rocking it out and doing so much to get this WORKSHOP up and running in DC. It was the best. ever. I am so thankful.