Friday, July 15, 2011

Workshop Updates!!! YAY!!!

I am a teacher at was my first love and I'm so excited to now have the chance to continue "teaching" with my new love, photography!

First of all, I want to be completely honest and transparent...I DO NOT claim to be a master teacher, I DO NOT claim to have "all" the answers! I DO NOT claim to be the "best" or the "authority" on all things photography and I am NOT "technical" at all! If you are looking for a workshop that will give lectures on the "technical" aspects of photography...this is NOT the workshop for you!!! I am self-taught through much research, practice and trial and error! I feel very confident in what I do and although I do not claim everything I do is "technically" right, however, it works for me and I'm so happy to share!

My workshops are very "hands-on". I will set up 3 sessions (2 newborns and 1 family) and you will observe and shoot along with me! We will go over basic camera settings (aperture, ISO, shutter speed and white balance) posing, lighting (natural) and basic editing/workflow. I will also go over the business side of photography and we will have a time of Q&A, I'm very open and I love to answer each and every question you have! I actually really enjoy this part of the workshop, I know when I was learning there were so many people who would not answer my questions, so I don't hold anything back! In fact, I encourage you to write them down and come prepared!

Ok, so now to answer your question..."How much is it?" Well, I have decided to keep my workshops priced low. I know when I was first starting out there was no way that I could afford the expensive workshops, they are awesome, but someone has to start somewhere! For 2011, I am offering introductory pricing! My local workshops are $250 and out of state workshops are $350-$400 (due to the expense of travel). They are very affordable and from the feedback that I have received it is very much worth the price! Right now, I am only offering one day workshops but I have had several requests for more...and yes, there are ideas in my head! Those will be announced at a later date and I'm downright giddy with excitement to tell you all about it!

I have set up the following dates for upcoming workshops. I keep my workshops small, only 6-8 at each workshop! I am also available for travel to other states, I would just need someone who is willing host and a natural light home/studio! If you are interested in this, please contact me at

Here are the dates for the 2011 workshops.

July 9th - Newborn Workshop - SORRY THIS ONE IS FULL!
(My Studio in Fernandina Beach, FL)

July 20th - Orlando Workshop (2 newborns and a family) - SORRY THIS ONE IS FULL!

July 30th - Basic Workshop - SORRY THIS ONE IS FULL!
(My Studio in Fernandina Beach, FL)

August 12th - ($250) Zanesville Ohio Workshop (2 newborns and a family) - ONE SPOT LEFT!

August 13th - ($250) Zanesville Ohio Workshop (2 newborns and a family) - ONE SPOT LEFT!

August 17th - ($350) Ashland, VA Workshop (2 newborns and a family) - THREE SPOTS LEFT!

August 19th - ($350) Williamsburg, VA Workshop (2 newborns and a family) - TWO SPOTS LEFT

September 13th - 14th - Tyler, TX (This workshop is offered for 2 days, you can do one day for $350 or 2 days for $600.) Each day will feature 2 newborns and a family. - JUST A FEW MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE!

September 20th - ($300) - Orlando, FL (2 newborns and a family)

October 11th - ($350) Springfield, MA (2 newborns and a family)

October 13th - ($350) Bath, ME (2 newborns and a family)

October 29th -($250) My studio in Yulee, FL (2 newborns and a family)

November 14th - ($400) San Diego, CA (2 newborns and a family)

For the workshops, you will need a DSLR camera and I *highly recommend* at least the 50 1.8 or 50 1.4 fixed lens to be used in the newborn portion of the workshop. I will be teaching you how to shoot in manual mode (if you are not already) so please make sure you are familiar with the settings on your camera.

So, who is ready to sign up? :) In order to do so, please email me at with your name, phone #, email address, facebook/website link and the date and location of the workshop you are interested in. I will need $100 to hold your spot (I will send an invoice and you can pay online) and the remainder is due the day of the workshop! Thank you so much and I can't to spend the day with you!



  1. Julie, is the October 29th workshop still open?

  2. I was suprised when I saw that workshop in San Diego is on monday. I hope I can make it, wish it would be Sacramento since I live on this site of California

  3. Hey Julie, would you be interested in a local San Diego family for your November workshop? Mom, Dad, 2 year old boy and 1 month old girl? Let me know, Brina (love your work!)