VA Workshop Experience!

So, just to clarify, I wasn't lazy about blogging my trip to Katelyn James' Workshop, we were waiting for her pictures to get published, and they were! You can see them HERE. I had such an amazing time at this workshop! Not only did I walk away with tons of knowledge and ideas, I walked away with some great new friends!! I can't wait to see how all of our businesses change over the next year and beyond. Instead of boring everyone with all my nerdy details, I will get right down to it..

My new friend Yen and I drove down to VA on Thursday and the workshop was on a Friday. The workshop consisted of a morning of client interaction and posing tips. Then, we had lunch and had the styled Valentine's Day shoot (so cute). We finished the day off with the business end of things...very helpful! Finally, at the end of the day, we went to dinner together and I won a Leather Craftsman album!!! I never win anything so I was pretty pumped!

Shoot Credits: Floral design and Fashion Styling: Janie Medley Flora Design from The Bride’s Cafe / Creative Direction and Styling: Dana FitzGerald / Dress: Ivy and Aster from Bella Bridesmaid in Richmond, VA / Cake: Candy Valley Cake Company / Makeup: Emily Hudspeth / Invitations: Page Stationery / Venue: Historic Mankin Mansion / Models: Tori + Aaron of Marvelous Things Photography / Flowers: Fifty Flowers

I will start out by saying, Mankin Mansion is gorgeous!

I will start out by saying, Mankin Mansion is gorgeous!

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We were all trying out the KJ posing :) Yen is on the right and Kacey the left!

We were all trying out the KJ posing :) Yen is on the right and Kacey the left!

Michael, Katelyn's husband on the left, he had a lot of behind the scenes work

Michael, Katelyn's husband on the left, he had a lot of behind the scenes work

Loved this hair piece!

Loved this hair piece!

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This couple was amazing, you can't see it here, but there are at least 12 people up in their face with a camera!

This couple was amazing, you can't see it here, but there are at least 12 people up in their face with a camera!

Janie, the owner of Bride's Cafe

Janie, the owner of Bride's Cafe

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:)

:)

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sweet

sweet

Katelyn, I hope you dont hate me for posting this picture, it just captured the chaos so well...and I got a bubble that flew in my mouth right after this shot...not cool

Katelyn, I hope you dont hate me for posting this picture, it just captured the chaos so well...and I got a bubble that flew in my mouth right after this shot...not cool

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Favorite!

Favorite!

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So beautiful Tori!!

So beautiful Tori!!

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What'd I tell you...crazy!

What'd I tell you...crazy!

LOVE LOVE LOVE
LOVE LOVE LOVE
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Aren't these colors so yummy?

Aren't these colors so yummy?

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Yen and I :)
Yen and I :)
Seriously guys, I don't know how you still kept it together all the way to the end BRAVO!!

Seriously guys, I don't know how you still kept it together all the way to the end BRAVO!!

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Katelyn and I, thanks Yen! and thanks to Kacey for my shot :)

Katelyn and I, thanks Yen! and thanks to Kacey for my shot :)

Last but not least, this is Katelyns shot from her blog about the workshop which you should see HERE. I seriously would be so far behind if it wasn't for reading Katelyn's Blog and getting inspired to go for it!

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