Monday, April 30, 2012

Wedding Workshop { with Jasmine Star } Marin, Napa, Sonoma County Lifestyle & Wedding Photographer...Shelley Hohe

This past weekend I attended a "LIVE" online wedding workshop given by the one and only Jasmine Star over at creativeLIVE.  Jasmine Star is an international award winning wedding photographer who is not only gifted at documenting couples on their wedding day with her camera, but she is a gifted teacher and speaker to so many new and upcoming photographers in the industry.  If you are a photographer, creativeLIVE is the place to be for live online workshops. Whether it's weddings, newborns, family photography or if you just want to learn about off camera flash, I highly recommend you head over to their site and check out their different online courses.

When you combine creativeLIVE with Jasmine Star, you couldn't ask for a better weekend full of learning and confidence building. Besides learning, I also had such a fun time!  As you watch creativeLIVE with the instructor, the crew at cL and the 5 students that were chosen to be on the show, there is also a live chat where you can chat with other photographers and also ask questions for the instructors.  Jasmine is so sweet, funny, encouraging and humble, she has such a passion for what she does and is so great at answering everyones questions! Jasmine really poured her heart out for all of us this weekend!!

Jasmine's Weekend Wedding Workshop was packed with tips for photographers wanting to learn more about the wedding industry.  Besides learning about marketing your brand, publishing your work and photographing a high end wedding,  there was also a beautiful wedding set up with a bride, groom, bridal party and stunning decor.  Jasmine walked us through a live demonstration on how to photograph an editorial wedding by teaching us techniques, posing the bridal party and capturing all the wedding details.

It really was an amazing weekend and I am so thankful for how much I learned.  In 3 days I took over 20 pages of notes.  I am so excited to put everything I learned into practice now. To top all of this off creativeLIVE was giving away prizes a few times each day.  All you had to do is tweet a tip or quote that Jasmine spoke about earlier in the day and you'll never believe who won a fabulous prize.....ME!!!! I won  a $260 credit to Photographer's Edit.  "Photographer's Edit specializes in a clean, classic style of post-processing for the wedding photographer."

How can I thank you enough Jasmine Star, creativeLIVE and Photographer's Edit.  I am so blessed and appreciate everything you taught and shared more than you will ever know!

God bless!

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday's Must-have's { Kelly Moore Bag } Marin, Sonoma, Napa County Photographer...Shelley Hohe

Monday's Must-have's  will be an on going post which I will do my absolute best to share about some of my favorite things that either help me in my business or my personal life.  Todays post I am featuring Kelly Moore Bag.  Kelly Moore Bag started out as Kelly Moore Photography (read to find out more about Kelly Moore) who is an amazing photographer who began another business designing camera bags of all different sizes, styles and colors for both women and men.  The reason these bags are "THE PERFECT" camera bag is because so much thought and detail went into each and every bag.  Being that Kelly is also a photographer she knew exactly what photographers wanted and needed in a bag.

In the last few years I received two Kelly Moore as a birthday gift and another as an anniversary gift.  The first one I received is called is called the B-Hobo Bag which is perfect to carry during a photo shoot or an all day event like a wedding.  It's not to big or bulky and has room for the items that are a must to carry on you at all an extra lens or two, a flash, extra batteries and memory cards.  The second one I received is called the JuJu Bag.  This bag is AWESOME!  It holds ALL of my camera gear, it is sturdy and very protective.  I love this bag because it is perfect for storing all your gear including an extra camera body.  I bring this bag everywhere and I call it my go to bag....because when going on a photo-shoot I can either grab what I need out of this or transfer the things I need to my smaller B-Hobo Bag.  With all of Kelly Moore Bags there are pockets everywhere which I love for storing my keys, iphone, lip gloss :) and business cards.  Each bag also has protective dividers inside and comfortable adjustable shoulder straps for easy carrying.

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My Kelly Moore Bags....
I just love how these match my business colors too!  

Kelly Moore Bags really are the BEST!  They are full of FUNCTION and full of FUN!  These bags really are a must-have for every photographer.  When you purchase one believe me you won't be disappointed!  Kelly Moore Bag has the best customer service ever, if you ever have a problem with a bag they are right on it to fix the problem.  Besides all this I love the lady behind all this...she is so inspiring and has such a big heart.  As a matter of fact she posted this video on her facebook page months ago about her family and her new daughter she adopted.  You will have to grab some kleenex because you won't be able to get through this video with out it.

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