Unposed Golden Light – San Diego Family Photographer
Every year I try to take at least one class that will help with how I want to shoot, or business in general. I think anyone in this industry looking to make themselves better can benefit from a class, training or mentoring from another photographer. This class was worth it’s weight and then some! I’ve already made some changes and plan to enhance those over the next few weeks so that my families hiring me walk away happy and I am over the moon happy about the work I’ve done for them. This family was my model family for this class and they were awesome and then some!
This class is through the Unraveled Academy. I’ve been a member since it’s inception because, quite frankly, I would follow Coleen Hodges and Sarah O’Driscoll anywhere! They have created a community that not only includes a ton of learning, but fosters caring and uplifting each other. If you are a photographer, I can recommend this community enough.
I enrolled in the Unposed class because this is exactly where I want my sessions to go. I know that I’ve said forever that this is how I want them to flow, but I found myself flustered or anxious or had families not interested in this type of session. This class gave me what I needed to finally do exactly that – only produce lifestyle, storytelling sessions for families.
I figured out I was making things to hard on myself and in turn, too hard for the families. I came into this session with the right frame of mind and was intent on creating a fun, yet laid back experience for this family. I think it worked! I want families to come into a session without any sense of dread. I want them to come in knowing that all I want is for them to laugh, tell jokes and love on each other for 45-60 minutes. Easy peasy and pain free!
I’m so grateful for this family for leaving this all in my hands and fully trusting me to “direct” some fun memories in some yummy light! This is how all sessions will run moving forward. A fun, laid back storytelling experience for everyone involved!
And if you are photographer reading this, run over to the Unraveled Academy and start learning from some kick ass teachers and mentors. I’m so excited for all the future families I’ll be shooting in the San Diego area!