Welcome, friends, to the first installment of Bucket List Blessings! Last year was amazing in so many ways, not the least of which was starting Jeana M. Photography! This year is shaping up to be even more fantastic than last year and I’m so excited to share all of these blessings with you all.First off: the Jasmine Star Workshop in DC! I was so incredibly excited when I saw the announcement for the traveling J* Workshops and when I found out that I would be able to go I was downright ecstatic!! Seriously, are you seeing all these exclamation marks?? (Apologies to all of my friends and family who had to deal with my random outbursts–”I’m going to a Jasmine Star Workshop! Guys, it’s happening! Guys, it’s next month! It’s next week–what am I going to wear?!”) When the day finally came, I was incredibly nervous but also so thrilled to get the show on the road!!
I met so many amazing photographers, more than a few of them locals (yay!), learned an incredible amount of things (so many notes!), and took some pictures of an adorable couple (giggles + kisses!). I was so inspired hearing Jasmine talk about her passion for her business and hearing so many different perspectives and I look forward to shaking things up a bit. It was a great reminder to keep things fresh!!
Seriously, how gorgeous and in love are these two?! They were just naturals.
It was also amazing to meet JD, Jasmine’s hubby and teammate! When I wanted to up my assisting game and prep myself to be the best second shooter I could be, I watched JD’s (and Jasmine’s) Creative Live second shooting course. After that, I packed up my gear bag with first aid, bobby pins, safety pins, spare water bottles, spare snacks, and tissues and wowed the photographer I was assisting with my ready-for-anything attitude! Watching these two work together was a definite highlight.
Thank you so much Jasmine and JD for coming out to DC and sharing your knowledge and experiences with us! And thank you to all the other workshop participants for your traveling and sharing your amazing perspectives with the workshop!! You all made it amazing!
Extra thank you’s go out to those who helped make the shoot fabulous:
-Brian and Ana (our ridiculously good-looking couple!)
-Kristine Marie Artistry (kristinemarieartistry.com)
-Ashley from Up Do’s for I Do’s (updosforidos.com)
-Highway to Hill flowers (hwy2hill.com)
-Ellie’s Bridal Boutique for the beautiful Mikaella dress (elliesbridal.com)