The Rawk Hard Workshop

On Friday, June 6th, I held my VERY FIRST workshop. I can’t even begin to describe how nervous I was!!! Months of planning and effort had gone into this one single day…I am SO relieved to say that I survived and that it went off quite well!

Our fabulous catering was provided by Thyme of Grace in Mishawaka. I was disappointed I didn’t get a picture of breakfast because it was a work of art as well!


To each attendee, we gave a gift box filled with homemade cakeballs…Bridget’s special recipe. I was pretty proud of the whole design because each branded box was hand crafted and wrapped with care. 🙂


We had two outdoor photo shoots. For the first one we focused on basic lighting principles with one model. Our lovely model, Carrie, did a fantastic job and now I can’t wait for another upcoming session I have with her this summer!







Between photo shoots we talked about branding, personalization, pricing, and post processing.

For our second shoot, we had the gorgeous Michelle and Mike model for us so we could work on posing, personalization, and properly lighting two people. I absolutely adored this session and could have photographed them ALL. DAY. I could have listened to Mike play his guitar all day!!!! I think I’m going to have to bring live guitar music to every photo shoot now…it certainly makes for a serene and romantic mood!

Michelle’s hair and makekup was done by the talented artisans at Emblazon Salon.








To top off the fabulous lineup, our sponsors provided some amazing door prizes! Showit gave away one free year of Showit Sites and a discount on Showit Web. WHCC gave away a free hard bound album and a free custom image box as well as 3 free months of PicPick proofing. Rebecca Lily gave away a complete set of her artistic presets. And B&H Photo provided Lighting Guides and 2 free copies of OnOne PhotoTools!

We wrapped up the day with dinner at Villa Macri’s. Saying goodbye to new friends was bittersweet. But what a wonderful day. Thanks to everyone who made the day a success!