Learnfest! Thank you everyone for your support~I am SO excited about this! Learnfest and ImageX will be my final two workshops. "The Learnfest program was aptly named, built as a true learnfest for portrait photographers who are ready to take their business to the next creative and strategic level. Join Audrey Woulard, Tamara Lackey, Laura Novak and I for an all-inclusive 3-day/3-night learnfest that runs from September 23rd to September 25th at picturesque, unspoiled Bald Head Island, located off the coast of North Carolina. Experience in-depth instruction on shooting, post-production, marketing, business strategy, revenue generation, and studio and daily workflow. Redefine what success can mean in the portrait photography business. Interact in small groups of 15, meeting with each instructor throughout the course of 3 days as part of an overall program that is tailored to deliver a comprehensive leaning experience for the portrait photographer. Network with other photographers from around the world, in addition to the hosts, in an environment built to encourage sharing and connection. And offer yourself the opportunity to completely focus on imporoving your skills, your business, and your future in photography in an invironment that fully encourages you to step away from the pace of every day work/life." Registration is full with a waitlist. Given the high level of interest we've received for a 2009 workshop, please send an email through the site if you are interested in attending a future learnfest....*if* one is offered at Bald Head Island or at another location. (No promises though *wink* !) Visit www.thelearnfest.com for the 411!
From a very early age I loved taking pictures and looking at them in magazines and books, but the art of photography captured my heart when I was a teenager, on my first overseas trip to Wales. From that point, I began shooting with a little film SLR and having my friend model for me. In college I took some digital photography and visual communication courses as part of my communication studies major, and decided to pursue a career in photography. I became a legal business and took my first paid client at age 20, and it's been quite a journey and adventure over the past nine years.
I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.