I did something pretty darn brave for an introvert photographer – I attended a workshop. Not knowing what to expect, all I could think as I drove from the San Fernando Valley to beautiful Santa Barbara was, “Vanessa, you love photography more than your fears, more than your social awkwardness.” So, I walked into the Soiree Center with a smile, ready to meet new people and ready to learn.
I knew within the first few minutes that this was the best investment I was going to make for 2018. I learned a ton and came home, not only with a [freakin’ awesome] styling starter kit, but with a lot more confidence with styling flat lays and couples!! Take a peek at some of my favorites from the day!
“Motivation comes from working on things we care about.” – Sheryl Sandberg
This couple really made our jobs easy!!
“The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.” – Ansel Adams
I’m so thankful to the wonderful team that put together this workshop!!
Imagine it … you have an idea, perhaps a theme, a feeling, a color palette, textures, and/or patterns all flying through your mind and you envision something so clearly that you just feel compelled to create it. That’s what it is like for me when I jump into styling photo shoots. I feel like I’m breathing life into imagination. [Cue the Frankenstine “It’s ALLLIIIIVVVEEE” moment.]
So, let’s face it, seeing my work on Bridal Musings was quite honestly, one of those “OMG I’m so happy I could cry right now” moments… it’s validation that the hard work that happened behind the scenes, with several talented people, was worth every text, every phone call, every email and every baggy-eyed day.