It’s been 6 months, to the day, since I left the small town of Boling Texas, where I attended my very first photography workshop.
In the world of photography, education is such a big part of our craft. Photography is constantly changing. Business is constantly changing. The client market is constantly changing. This is why it’s so important to always stay educated and not live in the past of how things used to be. I knew I wanted to be a part of something new and spent most of early 2017 researching wedding photography workshops to attend.
[Insert trumpets sounding] This is where I came across the Life and Craft Workshop led by the amazing husband and wife duo Luke and Cat Neumayr of Luke and Cat Photography.
I decided to be “that girl” and started stalking them on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about them and if I thought their workshop would be right for me. Star Wars fans, cattle ranchers, CofC members… our similarities were so numerous, but what won me over? Their personalities. They are some of the kindest, most down to earth people, who are passionate about what they do and how they can serve others. Everything I admire and everything I aspire to be.
A few months later I found myself driving 6 hours south to be a part of their tribe! By the way, this was the first time I had EVER driven by myself for more than 3 hours. This was the first time I had ever done anything like this, by myself. Three days with 20, total strangers… 6 hours from home… away from anyone who could save me in an emergency… Yeah this was totally out of my comfort zone.
And this is why you should NEVER let things like that hold you back!! Attending this workshop was, hands down, the BEST decision I have ever made for my business. I have learned so much about how to run a successful and fulfilling business, and I couldn’t be more happy!!
If you’ve ever thought about doing a workshop, but are not sure if it’s worth it, it is. Period. Anytime you can push yourself and learn, it’s worth it. I am sad to say the Life and Craft Workshop will no longer be hosting photographers, but I am truly grateful for being able to be a part of it while I could.
We also had the pleasure of working with some of the most amazing vendors in the Houston and DFW areas for our editorial wedding! Wendy from Birds of a Feather Events created the most beautiful set up for us all to photograph. Her attention to detail is perfection and it was great to learn from her on how to style our own weddings!
Other vendors who were a part of our editorial shoot:
The gorgeous flowers were provided by Flower Vibes in Houston.
The beautiful linens were provided by La Tavola in Dallas.
The stunning cake was provided by Sugar Bee Sweets in Arlington.
The breath-taking bridal gown and jewelry, along with the groom’s attire were provided by Stanley Korshak Bridal in Dallas.
The lovely paper goods were provided by Blue Eye Brown Eye in Seattle.
Flawless hair and makeup done by the beautiful Bride Model Aleya of Freckle Face Makeup in Houston.
As I mentioned above, if you’re on the fence about attending a workshop to further your education, I’d love to connect and tell you about my experience. Even though I cannot refer you to Luke and Cat and their workshop, I am more than happy to help you talk through what you’re looking for and how you can find the perfect workshop for you! Just send me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org!
Courtney Lynn Photography are husband + wife wedding photographers based out of Dallas/Fort Worth and an educator for small business owners who are hustling to create their dream photography business!
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