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Learnfest & Jose Villa

Wow, wow, wow! How can I begin to describe the fun I had at these two workshops?? In April I attended Learnfest09 at the beautiful Château Élan in Atlanta hosted by Audrey Woulard, Tamara Lackey, Lena Hyde & Laura Novak – four of the most outstanding ladies in the industry of children’s portraiture. If you have not checked out their work…by all means go do it! It was a 2 day workshop filled with inspiration and in depth learning. I walked away with so many fabulous ideas and so many pearls that I have adopted into my own portrait business. I was amazed with these four women- each very different from one another other in business and personality- but each extremely successful! I think that added to the value of this workshop…you could gain different ideas from each and everyone of them. Thank you Audrey, Tamara, Lena and Laura for being so open and willing to share. You each are a huge inspiration!!

I didn’t take many pictures at Learfest…I was too busy absorbing all of the information and was enthralled with watching Tamara and Audrey interact with the kids! (Tamara does whatever it takes to get the shot- including jumping in the fountain!)

The other amazing workshop that I attended last week was by Jose Villaone of the top wedding photographers in the world! Not only is he an incredible photographer, he is one of the most gracious people I have ever met. Jose shared so many wonderful tidbits and it was absolutely fabulous to watch him shoot. I learned a lot about how a little direction can go a long way when working with a bride and groom. Thank you Jose for everything you shared! The workshop was hosted by the ever fabulous James Christianson & Julie Afflerbaugh– thank you to both of you for all of your hard work!

Flowers were provided by Fiori Flowers in Boulder and makeup was provided by Jessica at the Face Lab– both of which were outstanding!

Also a huge thank you to our gorgeous models- Autumn, Lewis and Josselyn- you made our jobs very easy! I did take more images at Jose’s workshop…so here they are!

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. hey rachel,
    great series – love the last shot … nice to meet you.
    good luck with your work. i think you have lots of creativity and talent!

    May 24, 2009
  2. Wow Rachel, these are your best ever!!! I feel your inspiration through the photos. They are so fresh and thoughtful and beautiful. Way to go for always pursuing learning and growing!

    May 24, 2009
  3. These are some amazing images Rachel, it looks like the workshop was a great time.

    May 29, 2009
  4. Hi Rachel,

    I am finally getting a chance to check out some of the blog postings from the workshop. These shots are awesome! Girl, you are super talented. I really hope we get a chance to shoot together soon!

    June 13, 2009

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