I watch an amazing online show called "Creative LIVE". Its based out of Seattle, Washington, and its a show where they bring in some of the best of the photography industry. You may or may not know a whole lot of photographers, follow their work, envy what they put out amazing photographs or care who the heck they are...so consider it like seeing your favourite celebrity, having lunch with them and then coffee. It would make your day, possibly your year and it'd be an experience you'd not soon or ever forget! Thats what creativeLIVE (CL) is like for me (and I'm certain many other photogs!)
As you all know, I shoot two things: Boudoir & Wedding Photography. I love them both. If I could take a CL workshop from the coolest wedding photographer in the world (and theres a lot I could name!) I would! So when the opportunity came up to see an insanely talented and equally as beautiful woman (inside & out) I jumped! I wanted to take boudoir to the next level. I was wanted to learn more about myself, how to challenge who I thought I was and all I knew and redefine what I do for a living. So my husband, Steve, helped me make a video to submit and it was selected for Jennifer Rozenbaum's boudoir workshop! BIG DEAL for me!!! I was absolutely over the moon. Jen's story is inspirational, and her work is incredible! She is the Women's Photographer in New York and you can see her work here! So 4 weeks later, we packed our bags, loaded up the car, dropped the cats (Michael & Annabelle) off at my parents and hit the road.
The night we arrived, I met the 5 other fabulous women who were selected & Jen! We could have chatted all night at Tutta Bella's restaurant about a million different things! I knew we'd all have a lot of fun together...which we did! Each day we walked single file into the studio where we would spend the afternoon absorbing information like sponges!
We bonded over three intense and incredible days. Jen poured her heart out and divulged some of her best kept secrets, and we kept on eating up all the information we could! The workshop, the new friendships, the FOOD in the studio...everything was amazing!! If you're reading this thinking: "Good grief...this sounds like a cheesy made for T.V. movie..." then you are thinking just what I am. I totally was, and I loved every second! I made some wickedly talented new lady friends and had a fabulous time doing it!
I'm taking all I learned from Jen's course and putting it to good use. To all the ladies out there reading this...
"You are phenomenal. You are cherished. You are important. There is no one else in the world as unique as You. So lets celebrate it!"
From Left to Right: Courtney Julien, Bec Hine, Daphne Chan, Lauren Dawn, Alison Dudley, Tracy Sommerville, Kathy J, Kenna Clausterman, Jennifer Rozenbaum, Joleen Vincent
Heres where it got pretty exciting (ok well the entire experience was insanely exciting!!) they let me shoot for a little bit! Holy Moses was I ever nervous! If theres one thing that truly makes me cringe - its asparagus...but its also being watched LIVE on streaming internet tv by a lot of people...needless to say I was thrilled and yet could hardly breathe at the same time! The lovely model is Bec Hine and she rocked the body suit!
This was the experience of a life time and I would love to go back! I learned so much from Jen and loved the CreativeLIVE team! The food was good, the company was great, and the experience was priceless and yet more valuable than I could ever imagine! Thanks so much for stopping by and having a read!
If you've got any questions or comments I'd love your feedback!