As I sit here beginning to write about my experience at A Walk Through A Wedding on Wednesday, I am almost at a loss for words. For once, Speechless. This is a rarity with me but I literally do not have words to describe the awesomeness that is Justin & Mary. Justin repeatedly blew my mind with his near encyclopedic brain… and Mary…..Oh. My. Word…. her calm confidence radiated and gave me something more to strive for.
One of the things I loved most was their ability to speak to so many levels of photographers. For realsies….(yes I make up my own vocabulary)….. if you are a wedding photographer of ANY level, or strive to be one, you have got to make it a priority to attend one of their workshops.
Seattle’s Walk through a Wedding theme was Water for Elephants based on the book and recent movie. SWOON! Seriously this was epic-ly styled and carried out with perfection. The details made me a little crazy in love and I seriously COULD NOT stop taking pictures…it was addicting.
I have been shooting weddings for five years now. I absolutely love what I do and to be honest, I felt pretty confident in my work. However, I have always been a firm believer in continuing education. I never, EVER want to feel like I’ve arrived and achieved all that I can in anything in life, including photography. So when I found out that Justin & Mary were going to be in Seattle this week, I signed up immediately. And seriously, I think it was one of the best decisions I have ever made for my business, and myself, to date. I learned SOOOOO much. More than I ever, EVER thought was possible in 14 hours. Justin & Mary’s approach to the wedding day, why we do what we do and the way they look for light was captivating. I was challenged, intrigued, encouraged and inspired in more ways than I could’ve imagined. I am full. Excited. Inspired and flipping THRILLED for this years weddings!!!
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU Justin, Mary & Julia for everything that you did to make this happen. It was life changing for me, and I know in years to come I will look back on that day as a pivotal marker in my business.
Here are some of my favs from the day…
Are you serious???? Cotton Candy and Lollipops for favors…..YUMMNESS!
Lollipops… yep… this is totally amazing!
Seriously ladies…you are GORGEOUS…and SO much fun!
Trevor was so fabulous and such a great sport about everything… Looking sharp Trevor!
And lastly…my favorite shot of the day…I LOVE making natural light dramatic….possibly my new obsession…
Thanks everyone for stopping by. And a huge thanks to Justin & Mary and the team that helped plan this amazing event. You guys seriously made my MAY, and possibly my year. Love, love, LOVE you!