Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Rockstar Workshop: Day 2!

And the fun continues! While Nathan is at home taking stunning photographs of Emily and Bryan, I am having a blast here in Asheville hanging out with some super cool photographers at the Rockstar Wedding Workshop.

Tuesday, Corey spoke about Sales in the morning, and then my good buddy, Adam Linke shared with us a bit about Pictage. After the morning lessons, we headed out to the most delicious barbecue joint in town, 12 Bones, sponsored by the aforementioned Pictage. Thanks to Adam for making the trek up here and picking the dinner tab!

After lunch, we went back for a bit of Shooting discussion, and then we headed off to the beautiful Biltmore Estate to put what Corey had just talked about into practice.

How fun was it to get our passes, and they look like this?!

Tom and I were VERY excited about them!

Again, it was much fun to watch some of the other photographers at work. Check out this homemade contraption by John Sanderson. Fun stuff!

Jill was playing ninja, all laid out for a shot. I joined her down there, but I got kicked in the head, so I didn't really go ninja any more after that :) Thanks Zac.

Corey imparting brilliance upon my buddy Ty.

The infamous Adam, having loads of fun.

Me and Adam... Adam, this image is only barely blogsharp ;) But I'm usin' it anyway!

My one shot of our beautiful models, Hadley and Kevin.

Headed back to the car...

One last look.

After our shoot, we went out and grabbed some dinner, and then went to to see Corey's buddy Byron play. The band was absolutely brilliant. I thoroughly enjoyed them! While waiting on Byron to come out from backstage, we took a few self portraits.

Thanks Ty for sending me these pictures!

This is Corey, Jeremy, Ty, Tom, and Sophia.

And then one last shot from dinner... Ty grabbed this image of me shooting Corey, self-portraiting himself and Byron. Perfect point and shoot capture! Love it!

Happy Halloween guys! I'll be back with today's update later!

Emily & Brian

Last night we were finally able to make a portrait session happen for Emily & Brian Goodwin! Emily owns Boutique Couture here in Chattanooga, and we have been talking about doing a session for her and her husband for months now! The weather and our schedules finally came together last night and we got some great images! Emily and Brian are total naturals in front of the camera, and they're totally into each other - it was so great!

Early on, I encourage them to move around a little bit, to not stay in the same pose, and this was what they gave me! How fun!

We were also able to take advantage of a little bit of color!

We had to keep chasing the light, but we managed to find a really cool spot where we hung out for a little while!

We finished up on a simple set up steps...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Rockstar Wedding Workshop... Day Two!

Well, sadly, it's 2:00 am, and I am still awake. I think I might've dozed off at my laptop earlier in the night, but I knew I wouldn't really be able to sleep until I posted a few images from today at the workshop.

Most of the morning and early afternoon today was spent getting to know the other attendees, and listening to Corey's words of wisdom regarding marketing. Corey is a marketing genius, so it was awesome to hear him articulate that for us.

I will post more specifics later, maybe, but for now I'll just leave you with a few images from the model shoot we did this evening!

Photographers doing their thing...

(Check out that lens... *drool*)

And a few shots of our beautiful models, John and Anna.

Fun stuff guys! Can't wait til tomorrow...

Well, actually, it's already tomorrow. Goodness, I should get some sleep!

I wanted to add just a few images from last nights dinner... the group decided to go to Carrabba's for dinner. It was great to just hang out and socialize a bit over some good food.

My dear friend Adam Linke sent over a few images from the night, since we were too busy chatting to take any of our own!

I want to give a huge shout out to my new friend Larry Crandall from White Glove Books, as he picked up dinner for most of the group! So awesome! And then my own personal thanks to the McNabbs who were so gracious in picking up the rest.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Rockstar Wedding Workshop has begun!

I am here at Corey McNabb's studio, and Corey is currently instilling brilliant advice on sales and marketing to the students at the Rockstar Wedding Workshop. I'm going to try to get this blog post up quickly, so I can go back to focusing on all that's going on here. We're having so much fun that I have to share just a bit with you!

Friday, Corey and I shot a fun wedding at the Biltmore Estate (actually, Corey shot a wedding, and I had fun tagging along and shooting a million pictures of him shooting, plus a couple bonus shots of the wedding ;) I might share a couple of those later.)

Yesterday, we met in the early afternoon to go do a bit of color-seeking. The fall color here in Asheville is extraordinary (I love LOVE Asheville in the fall!).

Corey and I got a chance to spend the afternoon with Zac Thomas and Thomas Flint as we enjoyed a bit of the crisp mountain air!

I love this group portrait that Corey got of us in the hood of his Lexus. How fun!

After the leaf watching, we headed back to change and prettify ourselves for the opening party. It was loads of fun... check out the incredible set-up provided by the brilliant Tara, from Weddings with Tara.

(Ice sculpture! Insane!)

The beautiful Tara.

Fun gifts:

The hostess with the mostess, Jill McNabb.

Rockstar sighting...It's Corey McNabb and Parker J!

Me and my new buddy Tom.

Regina and Sophia, being VERY excited to be here!

Tom, Sophia, and Ty:

I love this picture of me with Parker! Thanks Corey :)

It's looking to be an awesome week. I'll keep you guys posted as the week goes along, but for now, I'm going go learn more super secret stuff!

Thanks again to Corey, for letting me come and spend the week! I'm having a blast!