November 16, 2011

The New Walk Through

Good morning & Happy Wednesday!

Lately our inbox & facebook wall have been filling up with people wanting to know when the next Walk Through a Wedding w/ J&M will be and how they can get on the list. You’ve asked, we’re now ready to answer.

After we wrapped up our last Walk Through of the year, Justin, Julia & I went back to the situation room (i.e our hotel room) and asked ourselves: how can we top this? How can we make it that much better? After much soul searching, some strategizing, and some good old fashioned step it up, we are ready to introduce to you… the new Walk Through.

Probably the biggest change, is that all the Walk Throughs will now be two full days. The first day will be all shooting & walking through each step of the wedding day, as usual. But then we’re going to bring it back on the second day where Justin & I will show you everything (the good, the bad & the ugly) that we got the day before. Then we’ll launch into the “business” day side of things with creating a signature style (including how we do all of our post-processing, especially those rich black & whites), brand power, building momentum and all the workflow & systems to back it up. Because we know what you know. That the shooting side of things is just the first part of creating a successful wedding photography business. And we just wanted to make sure you were getting the whole story.

The second big change is that, with the exception of an international Walk Through that we’re planning for later next year, all of the workshops will take place right here at our home base in Connecticut. After two years of extended time on the road, we were all ready for a little more time back home. And since we already have a wedding schedule for next year that’s shaping up to have us traveling all over, we knew that keeping Walk Through back home where we have all of our best resources & connections anyway would be the best fit. But rest assured that if you make the trip, we’ll have lots of New England charm and an abundance of argyle to welcome you.

Finally, as opposed to past years where we announced all the dates at once, we’re only going to be releasing these dates one at a time. After this first one, we’re going to be announcing all of the follow up dates to our newsletter subscribers first. So be sure to sign up for that by clicking on the tab at the bottom of this post if you haven’t already. The first Walk Through of 2012 will be Feb 11-12 with the theme “Buckles & Burberry.” You can see the design board by clicking HERE and you can sign up by going HERE!!

What is Walk Through?
Walk Through is two full days of what it takes to be a wedding photographer. The first day will be all shooting & walking through each step of the wedding day, as if we were actually shooting it. But y’know, with better vendor meals. We’ll cover everything from the getting ready to a dark church to posing the couple to shooting the reception complete with killer details. We start bright & early at our place at 9:30 am talking about the “Why” and the first day typically goes until at least 10pm, where we wind back up at home for some night shooting. Throughout the first day we cover all of those trouble spots like posing an unruly bridal party, organizing the family shots, off-camera lighting at the church & reception, what to do if you only have 10 minutes for the portraits, and how to have a game plan to shoot the reception details before the get destroyed. We have everything set up to be just like a real wedding, so this is literally a one-stop shop for all those things you struggle with. But we’re not done. Then we’re going to bring it back on the second day where Justin & I will show you everything (the good, the bad & the ugly) that we got the day before. Then we’ll launch into the “business” day side of things with creating a signature style (including how we do all of our post-processing, especially those rich black & whites), brand power, building momentum and all the workflow & systems to back it up. Because we know what you know. That the shooting side of things is just the first part of creating a successful wedding photography business. And we just wanted to make sure you were getting the whole story.

Here’s to the new era,
J&M

  1. athena p

    so. flippin. excited!

  2. Christa Hann

    Loving the changes with the new era of walk through :) keep rockin it!!

  3. Nancy Mitchell

    Oooo….I can’t wait to CASH in on my winning seat from this past year! I am praying that one will be in my near future! LOVE YOU GUYS!

  4. Emilia Jane

    YES!!!!!!!!

  5. Nancy Mitchell

    oops…totally misread! ALL WILL BE IN CT! Ok, maybe I will have to make a trip this year:) Now to save for the airfare:)

  6. Abby Grace

    Oh man, I’d give anything to go to one of these! This one sounds so incredibly awesome.

  7. Emily

    AHHHH! I am so setting my alarm clock….I WILL be the first to sign up!!!!!!!!

  8. Chelsea Elizabeth

    I am SO getting one of those seats. It’s ON!! Warming up the card now

  9. Alicia Candelora

    So much fun!!! And I’m so excited for you guys. I also love that the first WTAW is on MY BIRTHDAY! :0 Birthday gift from Adam? Maybe I should drop some hints…

  10. Melissa Arlena

    Somehow I will find internet access while I’m traveling next Friday to get in on this!!!!

  11. Sandra Fazzino Photography

    Hmmm, do I see a visit back home in my future?! And just before Vegas?! Oh, it is such a lovely idea all the way around a big coconut cake.

  12. Karen Stott

    Well it looks like we will be back in Connecticut sooner than I thought!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!! Burberry is my weakness! Can’t wait for sign up day! Xoxoxo

  13. Lindsay

    Oh I am ALL over this!!!

  14. Gwendolyn Tundermann

    Connecticut definitely works for us, but there’s an international one? You have my attention!!

  15. Carissa

    All I want for Christmas is a J&M Walkthrough….

  16. rich

    wow – this is such amazing news! super cool!

  17. Lauren Wakefield

    Oh nelly…what to do? What to do? Your WTAW last year changed my whole business! Loved every second of it. :)

  18. Jessica

    What about Spread the Love?!?!

  19. MM

    Hey Jessica! So a good bit of the business stuff from Spread the Love will be incorporated in that second day. And then we have a whole other grand plan for Spread the Love itself….more on that coming early next year!

  20. Shannon Rosan

    How EXCITING!!

  21. Lesley Stefanski

    International?! Did I hear this correctly? So, does that mean you’re making your way to France or Holland, I hope so cause I soooo want to see you two again!

  22. Scottsdale Wedding Photographer

    OMG I love burberry!

  23. Karen (Mikols) Bonar

    Staying on your home turf makes TONS of sense! It might even give me the push I want/need to come see Boston/the NW.

  24. Kathryn Denelle Stevens

    I can NOT wait for Friday! It can not get here soon enough. I will be up BRIGHT and early (or possibly stay up) for this!!!

  25. Brooke Summer Photography

    I have heard nothing but good about your walk throughs, I’m excited to see what 2012 brings! :)

  26. Jamela

    AMAZing!!! I would dream attend!

  27. Ray

    Ohmygod. Everything sounds AWESOME! I know I’m reading this BEYOND late and all, but wow, an "International Walk Through A Wedding?!" I’d DIE to go!!!!

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