Tuesday, May 28, 2013

James Day Wedding Workshop - Part 2
James Day Photography Workshop, Stanwell Park, NSW

I've dropped the ball on the blogging lately. I begin with grand plans that I will blog so many times a week and then my plans get lost and forgotten. I admit defeat way too early and think 'well I haven't blogged in a week, what's a few more days!' which is a terrible attitude and mindset to have.

I resolve to fix this once and for all and will be 'penciling in' blogging time. Luke and I also want to have more time together with our cameras - whether its a day trip to somewhere exciting or just taking Erik Bear out for a walk so there will be no excuses for having nothing to blog about!

While I've been MIA on the blogging front we have been hard at work in our backyard trying to do as much as we can before the weather turns too cold and wet. We have been planting fruit trees and have started work on our chicken shed. I hope to have some before and after photos to show someday soon!
Back to todays content - Part 2 of the amazing workshop I went to in February hosted by the talented James Day - you can read Part 1 here :)

Day one continued with our second lovely couple who were brave enough to jump into a close-by lake...it looked a tiny bit scary but made for some truly beautiful photos. The day slowly turned into night and we met Ryan Schembri of Schembri Studios. He showed us some lighting techniques and we shot late into the night playing with ice lights.

Megan xx

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

James Day Wedding Workshop - Part 1
James Day Photography Workshop, Stanwell Park, NSW

One of my business goals is to attend one amazing photography workshop each year.  Having the opportunity to learn about your passion from the best and to network with other photographers is so, so great. As well as being a ton of fun it is an invaluable experience and essential for my growth in this crazy industry of photography!  This year for my first professional workshop I flew to Sydney and attended a wedding workshop run by James Day. I can't thank James enough for organising the workshop and being willing to share his knowledge and for being an open book about all aspects of his successful business. 

We stayed in a little coastal town South of Sydney called Stanwell Park in an amazing holiday house. The area was the perfect spot for portraits, it had so many amazing little spots for a variety of shots from the beautiful beaches, a gorgeous creek and plenty of greenery!

We were lucky enough to have four couples to photograph and I will be spreading these over several separate posts as I have so many favourites.

The images below are from the morning of day one. After a few guest speakers (including former Miss Universe and now TV personality Rachael Finch whose wedding James photographed last year - see it here) we met our first couple. Mel and Ollie were so fun-loving and more than happy to have 10 or so cameras in their faces!

Enjoy the pics and stay tuned for the next instalment!

Megan xx