Rise & Shine workshop with Rachel Vanoven and Oh So Posh Photography

So crazy…Rachel(Rachel Vanoven)and I have been talking about this workshop for months now, and to finally have it set in stone and planned feels amazing. *a-maz-ing*

I first met Rachel through Facebook a few years back and I fell in love with her newborn pictures and how creative she is with using color and props to create some very unique and timeless pictures. I could spend hours and hours looking at Rachel’s newborn pictures and I am so excited to do this workshop with her. As you can see from our pictures we are both love life, we love capturing life in its purest form. We love colors, textures and most of all smiles:)!!

There are a couple focuses of this weekend workshop:

I will teach how to photograph kids and families using natural light. As you can see in most of my work I specialize in backlit photography and I will go over not only on when and where is the ideal place to photograph your subject to achieve those beautiful golden tones in your pictures but also how to interact with the kids and get those natural smiles. We will go over styling, composition, use of color and post processing and something that you have seen me do over and over again that is not part of a lot of workshops but I so believe in it: THE ART OF LIVING. We are photographers but also we are human beings that will be facing so many challenges and I so love to be able to help you bring a little sunshine and new perspective on how I see life, in your part of the country.

The second part of the workshop will be focusing on newborn photography, taught by the incredible Rachel Vanoven! She’ll be combining her experience with newborns, styling, interaction with parents, posing and post processing into this workshop! We’ll be putting heavy emphasis on safety as well.

The third part of the workshop will be focusing on standing out in the booming field of photography…hence the name “Rise and Shine”. We want to spread the word that this business is NOT about competition with other photographers, but working on *your* craft and *your* style and standing out by letting your images shine. Both Lidia and I are all for helping other photographers really enjoy what they do and succeed.

The Details:

When? April 14th and 15th, 2012

Where? Dallas, TX

How much? $1800 total tuition. Includes both days of workshop, Oh So Posh’s action packs and Rachel’s newborn posing guide. A $500 deposit is due to hold your spot (via PayPal). Another $500 is due January 1st, and the remainder is due March 1st. The deposit is only refundable once your spot is filled if you cancel. If you want to pay early, that’s gravy.

Scholarship: We will be offering one seat to the workshop (you still have to pay for your travel/lodging) for a photographer of our choosing. This is only available if you *DON’T* register with a deposit, due to the amount of interest in this workshop. If you want a guaranteed spot, you have to pay, but if you want a chance at a free spot, please send the following answers to riseandshinescholarship@gmail.com…please have the subject of the message be “Rise and Shine Scholarship April”

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, your family.

2. Tell us about how you got into photography and how your business is going now.

3. What frustrations are you having with your photography, and how do you think this workshop will help?

4. What are your goals for your business?

5. Are you involved in any charity work, or do you plan on becoming involved?

6. Please include at least 5 images of your most recent work that best showcases you and your photography.

We will be looking for real honesty in your answers, so please keep that in mind!

The deadline for the applications is November 17th. We are really excited about this, as we both know how much this business can cost, and are giddy about being able to bless a deserving photographer with this spot <3 The Schedule: Friday evening: Optional dinner (not included in cost) Saturday: 8:30 AM – Meet & Greet 9:00-11 AM – first newborn 11 AM – lunch 12-2 PM – second newborn 2-4 PM – newborn post processing 4PM-sunset – Outdoor session with child model and *possible* newborn Sunday: 8:30 AM – arrival 9:00-11 AM – newborn 11-12 PM – lunch 12-4 PM – business chat/skype guest speaker/processing with Lydia. 4PM – sunset – Outdoor session with child model *end* Registration opens at 10 eastern standard time TONIGHT! Any submissions before then will not count! To register, send an email with your name/business name/contact information/website and paypal email address to: riseandshineworkshop@gmail.com.

Jennifer Brooks - November 7, 2011 - 9:27 pm

Go Lidia!!! Both of you are Amazing and Inspiring!!
Much Love and God Bless you both.
~ Jennifer

Lisa Trentham - November 29, 2011 - 12:01 am

My 3 yr old would get a huge laugh out of the Elf on the Shelf…I would love to be a winner and make this a special christmas season. :) Thanks for the opportunity.

shelly negrete - January 8, 2012 - 10:00 pm

i am sure this already full, but thought i would ask anyway! i would love to know if you have any openings or if you are planning any other workshops soon…
shelly negrete
simply. photography by shelly negrete

Linda - April 20, 2012 - 8:54 am

Will you be doing another one of these? I would love to attend!

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