I have to be honest, Brian and I were a little nervous when it came to preparing for the Orange County CONFIDENCE Photography Wkshp. Our last photography workshop was in January. Since January, a whole lot of stuff has happened. We’ve been half way around the world and gripped by the Dengue fever. I remember our last week in Thailand. I was so exhausted from the fevering, and I asked Brian if he thought I would be ready for the OC Workshop. I wanted to make sure we honored our commitment to all the women who were investing their precious time and dollars in us. We decided to take life one day at a time, and if we needed to reschedule we could. But when last Saturday morning came around, can I just say that I was so THRILLED to walk in and start our OC CONFIDENCE wkshp! I was so ready, so charged, so excited, and Brian was right behind me! I can’t explain it, maybe the women will be able to articulate better than I can, but it was the most AMAZING weekend together. These women came from Ohio, Chicago, WA and all over CA. They stepped up to the plate of gaining CONFIDENCE and hit a home run!
Here are some fun Behind the Scenes shots of the women working, risking, laughing, exploring and stepping out of their comfort zone to build their CONFIDENCE!
Saturday’s Baby Shoot!
Five sweet babies came with their mamas!
It was wonderful to meet our Running on Empty Winner, Paige (in the sweater), and watch her Confidence grow leaps and bounds! (Paige, I was serious when I said that I can’t wait to see where life takes you and your gift!)
Sometimes I have the ladies do photo exercises that requires them to take turns being in front of the camera. Being in front of the camera is one of the most UNCOMFORTABLE places, when you are used to taking all the photos. But there were wonderful treasures to be found in the exercise, and these women found them!
On Sunday, we went to Huntington Beach Pier and did several family shoots.
No matter what camera brand or model you have, Brian is like this walking—all knowing camera manual! I don’t think he’s ever not found the answer to someone’s camera question—and he’s an AWESOME teacher! He amazes me!
These two beautiful ladies are Sony shooters! We had to get a special group Sony shot! (Thanks for this awesome photo Jess! xoxo)
Here is the BIG group shot!
And then Brian got goofy. But can you blame him? He’d been with over 20 women ALL weekend! Can you find Brian and see what he’s doing? 🙂
Part II –Brian ditches the camera!
Goodness ladies! Look at Brian’s FACE! (He feels pretty great about having this photo to prove how funny you thought he was.) 🙂
To all our OC Confidence ladies,
This was the most AMAZING weekend! Brian and I loved every minute with each of you. Whether you were a beginner or advanced, you all dove in and incredible growth came from it! But the best part, we made lifetime friends. And to think that we gained CONFIDENCE in our photography abilities too! We couldn’t have hoped for more! Brian and I love you all! Make sure you register for the Soarority Forum and the SOARority FB Group page so we can all keep growing together!
I also want to thank our volunteer models! It was wonderful to meet so many new faces and reunite with past workshop attendees! Thank you for being our workshop guinea pigs. You ladies are the BEST!
But wait! We want to thank Roxanne from Pixel2Canvas too! She has always supported our CONFIDENCE Workshops with awesome door prizes and gift certificates. This time, she finally got to be an attendee, and she hosted our Meet and Greet at her beautiful home! Thank you so much Roxie! Brian and I love you!
Who attends our CONFIDENCE Workshops? Are you a good fit?
Well, at the OC workshop we had women of ALL levels. Some women were already booking clients and charging money. Some women were stay at home moms and wanted to capture their kids and not feel like their photos were always “Happy Accidents”. A couple women didn’t even have a camera yet. Some had kids in college, some had babies, some were single, some in between. But each of the women came with the same thing. They came with expectation, and they left changed. Whether it was the woman who knew nothing about her camera and left shooting in Manual or the stay at home mom who realized it was okay to pursue something that she enjoys…transformations happened everywhere—transformations that humble me b/c these women can only get what they put into it…and they each put everything into it.
If you are in Seattle or New York area, we still have a few spots left in the CONFIDENCE Workshops for May! This is an awesome Mother’s Day present if you are in desperate need of an inspiring weekend with girlfriends. Need help convincing your husband, you MUST read these Top 12 Reasons that two husbands wrote—the comments are HILARIOUS! What will you gain besides CONFIDENCE?…I wish I could describe it, but every time each woman walks away with such an amazing, magical gift that can only happen when women come together! CLICK HERE to find out all the details about our May CONFIDENCE Workshops!
Hope to see you in May!!