This blog post is really late – I just wanted to make sure that I did it justice when I wrote about, and each time I started, it didn’t come out right and I babbled.
This workshop has honestly been the single most inspiring moment I have had. It has been my photography game changer (along with back button focus). It was obviously a chance to learn and take some great images, but for me – it was more than the photos.
Ok, so when I booked this I was in two minds about it. Not because I doubted the workshop, but because I just wasn’t sure what I was doing or what I wanted to do. Literally the night before I was half thinking about pulling out, it was filling me with dread to have to meet other photographers who would no doubt be fantastic, and don’t even get me started on the possibility that I might have to talk, or worse – take photos, in front of them.
If it hadn’t been for the fact that I’d already paid – I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have gone. Doing things like this is waaaaaaay out of my comfort zone.
I needn’t have worried so much. Immediately when I got there, Hannah came bowling down, huge smile and a huge hug. RELIEF.
The day was amazing, Hannah was amazing! Everyone was lovely and we spoke about our goals, what was holding us back, what we needed to do and it turns out – we were all in pretty similar boats.
Hannah shared so much stuff with us (by stuff I mean – wisdom, tips, trade secrets, knowledge) that has been so valuable. That very night on the train home (as I was eating the every single chocolate in our little present) I emailed my lovely website designer to go ahead with the changes as I was changing my name and I was focusing on wedding photography. And just like that, my decision made.
Something I had been thinking about, but putting off until that point. Since the workshop I have also found a strange confidence in my work, and I’m so excited to see where this journey goes next.
Turns out Hannah loves quotes as much as I do (which I didn’t realise beforehand) so I loved hearing some that meant a lot to her. There was one thing she said that has absolutely stuck with me – and I think it every single time I am trying to do something:
To all the girls on the workshop – “You either do it….. or you don’t”
(Thank you, Hannah)