Jasmine Star Workshop
First off, I am so sorry for taking forever to write about this! I have left people hanging in anticipation for months..
Pursuing photography has always been something I've wanted to do, but the business side of it just eludes me. Since I began my photography business in late 2014 I have been hungry to learn and grow. So when Jasmine Star announced she was coming to Sydney in Feb 2015 to host a workshop, I honestly just pounced at the opportunity without thinking! The last time she came to Sydney was in 2010, so I didn't think I would have this opportunity again for another 5 years or so.
Jasmine Star is an international Wedding photographer from the US. She is well known and loved for her photographic style and vision, her contagious humour and passion for community. She has forged her own path and blazed a trail for others to follow her lead. I believe she is extremely generous as she constantly freely pours her knowledge online, answering questions and giving helpful tips to new and experiences photographers.
On the day, I was really just filled with excitement. We went through a tonne of information about doing business and balancing life, there was so much to take in and unpack - it was invaluable because we learnt from her own experiences, failings and successes. We also did a mini photoshoot - Jasmine ran through what would go through her mind, how she would interact with the models and gave us a turn to be the lead photographer. On this day, I learnt the important role of the second shooter too ( JD - Jasmine's second shooter and husband is a sweetheart!)
I was hoping to meet likeminded photographers from Sydney - but what you should expect from an international star is a variety of attendants flying in from interstate and abroad and so, I made some wonderful friends from Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sri Lanka, Fiji and the U.S :)
Change requires change. This was Jasmine's opening statement to her workshop. It's such an obvious statement yet it had an incredible impact on me. There are so manyoperations within my business that needs to change if I want to see the change that I desire! One of the changes is more blogging, so please stay tuned for more!
Many thanks to the team for doing such a wonderful job and making it an awesome experience for everyone,
Host: Jasmine Star
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel in Double Bay
Wedding Gown - Leah Da Gloria
Suit - Shirt Bar
Jewelry - Samantha Wills
Stylist - Orla from Elevate VM & Styling
Florals - Clementine Posy
Coordinator - Samantha Macabulos
Hair - Deelush
Makeup - Simone Aspinall Makeup
Headpieces - Yummii & I
Models - Wink Models
Props - Styled by Linda