Audrey Woulard Workshop ~ Chicago, Illinois ~ May 2013

If I’ve learned anything about photography over the past 10 years of pursuing it (in some shape, form or fashion), it’s that I can never ever stop learning. Honestly, I learn something new everyday about the business, about myself as a photographer, or even my cameras and lenses. I’ve enjoyed countless classes, seminars, webinars, conferences, books… all forms of education along the way. I had never had the opportunity, however, to experience a true, hands-on workshop, led by another photographer.

So, last Fall, when I learned that one of my very favorite photographers would be having a workshop in one of my very favorite cities, I knew it was time to take the plunge. It just so happened that the workshop weekend was a few days shy of my 9th wedding anniversary, as well, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get away with my camera… and of course my favorite guy!

I scheduled some extra time during the trip to enjoy the city with Joe, and combined with two days of learning by the incredibly talented Audrey Woulard… it was easily one of the best weekends of my year! I walked away with a ton of great new knowledge that I’m excited to incorporate in all different aspects of my business.

Audrey is a great teacher. She knows her stuff (of course), she’s confident in what she knows and the experience she’s gained after years in this business… and I love that she has a heart that wants to share that with others. Spending the weekend photographing in and around her beautiful natural light studio in Chicago was an awesome experience, not to mention being surrounded by 15 other people who share many of the same creative passions as you… and have faced many of the same challenges along the way.

Great weekend. Great time away. So thankful for the opportunity to continue to grow and learn through this little venture that has blessed me in so many ways.

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While out and about photographing along the streets around Audrey’s studio, we ran across an alley that had “I love Joe” written along the wall… of course I couldn’t pass up having my picture taken next to this!

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