Yesterday as I was on a plane on the way to Dallas I spent some time reflecting over the past few months and the process of putting together The Creatives Workshop. This workshop was something I had been planning to put on for quite some time now, and actually going through the process and seeing it unfold was quite amazing. I partnered with Brittany Slaughter of Alchemy Creative to put this on. We ended up turning our workshop into a complete styled shoot. It was phenomenal. We teamed up with Sarah Bernstein of Sara Brown Weddings to get the styled shoot put together. We reached out to some absolutely amazing vendors in the Denver & Colorado Springs area and were lucky enough to have their support and contribution to our workshop. Have the last few months been crazy trying to get this all to flow together with ease? Absolutely. It was worth every worry, every wracked nerve, and every slight bit of nervousness that came upon me.
As many workshops as I have attended and as many weddings and sessions that I have shot, and as much of an extrovert that I am, you would think that I wouldn’t be worried or nervous at all but when it came down to it I was totally fearful. I mean, lets face it. I am human. A human who decided to step out of her comfort zone to take on a project that I have been craving to do for a while. I look back at the past few months and thought about what I was worried about. I was worried about not enough people signing up. About the content of the workshop not being enough, or being too much. I was worried that the weather would be horrible for the day of and that it would effect us shooting for the day. I was scared that maybe the attendees wouldn’t like it or wouldn’t feel that this workshop held up to their expectations. These were all fears that evolved over the course of planning, and that was ok. I learned to embrace the feeling because this was a great milestone in my career to start doing workshops, and being fearful was only natural.
The day finally came to put on the workshop and it was like night and day. The feelings of fear and worry diminished and that confidence I knew I somewhere, somehow, possessed came creeping up like I had hoped. Sometimes it takes stepping out of your comfort zone to remember what you’re capable of and to remind yourself of why you do what you do. Teaching and helping other photographers grow is something I am super passionate about so to find a way to reach out and provide them with information that can help them grow both in their business and in their personal work, is extremely enlightening. I love how much hard work went into putting this workshop together because the final product was pretty freeking great.
Venue: Glen Eyrie Castle, Colorado Springs
Planner + Vintage Rentals: Sara Bernstein with Sara Brown Weddings
Furniture Rentals: Event Rents
Florals: Amber Mustain Floral Design
Hair: Kelsey Garofalo
Wedding Papers: Felicity Allyse