Good morning & Happy Wednesday friends!!
I absolutely can’t believe how quickly Summer is flying by & that this is the last day of July (seriously, when did that happen??) And if it weren’t for the fact that we still have some really exciting things coming up over the next few months, I think I would be really sad to say goodbye to July. But, we DO have some really exciting things coming up….so I say bring on the fun! :)
The first one will be next week when we head back up to Maine for a wedding and then out to Chicago for Skip Cohen University on August 11-14!! We are getting SO excited for this trip & to meet all of the attendees. We first got to experience SCU last year when we were guest presenters on the married photographers panel. And this year we are so honored to be back there teaching for two days with an abridged version of our Walk Through a Wedding workshop (we’ll be teaching two different groups, so each group gets us for a day). This is going to be a condensed version of all the highlights of our best tips for lighting, posing, dealing with the trouble spots on a wedding day, post-processing, marketing & more! It’s going to be an amazing (and intense in the best way possible!) jam-packed day of learning, and we are SO excited to have Profoto on board to loan us some of their amazing lights for you guys to play with. If you’ve been thinking about making it to a Walk Through workshop but haven’t been able to swing the trip East or the full price of the workshop, this is an awesome way to get the highlights of it in addition to learning from some other AMAZING instructors.
If you are thinking about coming, we would LOVE to see you there! Last year’s group was so incredible because the attendance is extremely limited which means everybody gets a chance to know each other and the students & teachers have a lot of time to hang out one on one. As you guys probably know, there is nothing that can replace learning from somebody in person when you can see it & try it for yourself. No online video or blog post can ever replace that! If you want to join us, be sure to email SCU@mei500.com after you sign up and mention the code “Marantz”…that will get you $50 off your seat! And if you aren’t able to cover the whole seat right now, you can sign up using the new “Save Me a Seat” program that will spread it out until after the program to October! So there’s really no reason not to make this happen! You can check everything out by going HERE.
And then of course the other super exciting thing we have coming up in the Fall is the Pursuit 31 Conference in Rome, Georgia! If you’ve been reading along on this blog for a while, you know how much this conference rocked me. To the core. I got the chance to speak there last year and am so excited to get to speak again, but really just going is such a HUGE blessing. I already knew that I was so lucky to get to speak alongside such an incredible line up of talented and good hearted women, and my excitement level just TRIPLED (if that was even possible!) when I found out that one of the people I look up to most in the world, Mr. Bob Goff, has just been added to the line up. Bob wrote the book Love Does (which I LOVE) and I have been following him ever since I read it. I just love what he stands for and putting action behind our faith and words. So I am beyond thrilled to be able to sit in the audience and learn from him. And ok, ok….probably very dorkily ask for an Instagram picture with him. Repeat after me: I will play it cool. I will play it cool.
Trust me, you guys do NOT want to miss this! I think there might still be a few seats available (I know that they had sold out at one point, but I think they were able to work with the venue to open up a few more spots), so be sure to jump on grabbing your seat ASAP if you still can! And I never use words like ASAP, so you know I must mean business! :)
And as an extra bonus, I think this post deserves a contest!! Just leave us a comment in the box below & we’re going to pick one lucky winner to receive your very own copy of Bob’s book Love Does. And….GO!!
And a HUGE congrats to the winner of our $50 Adorama gift card giveaway….Ms. Ahren Foster!!!