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The Savvy Workshop in Alys Beach, FL :: Panama City, FL Family Photographer | Hampton Roads, VA

  • Mar, 09 2013
  • By Jenna Miller
  • Personal, Uncategorized

For the past year, I had been searching  for a photography workshop to attend.  Being self taught, I thought it would be a good idea to get some professional training and add credentials to my name.  Hey, you can never have too much knowledge, and always have room to grow!

When I came upon the Savvy Workshop and saw it was taking place less than an hour away, I knew it was fate.  I had to go!  They were going to be touching on every aspect of the business; from shooting and styling, to pricing and marketing.  And the speakers are fabulous – just fabulous!  I had been familiar with their work so that made me even that much more excited to attend!

The weekend ended up being everything I had wished for, and so much more.  In a nutshell, it was a girls weekend in paradise with lots and lots of learning.  It rained almost all weekend, but that couldn’t keep our spirits down –  we were all so eager to shoot, learn and share.  Our days were filled with classes, presentations and photo shoots, and our nights with savory meals, late night chats, laughter, wine and more laughter.  It was an amazing group of ladies – no drama or competition here, just love and support.

Before I attended the Savvy Workshop I found myself in a rut.  Since moving to Florida, I’ve struggled with getting my name out there – especially with having no knowledge of marketing.  In Texas, I got lucky – my name spread by word of mouth very quickly, so I never had to advertise…not once.

After moving to Florida, I questioned my place in the photography world, and wondered if this was the right path for me at this point of time.  The passion was there, but the business was not.  Luckily, fate brought me to the Savvy Workshop and it was the answer to all of my questions.  I left feeling inspired, encouraged, motivated and finally had the resources to properly run a successful business.  It’s going to be a lot more work than I had initially thought, but it will definitely be worth it.  As they say, “anything worth having is hard work!”

I want to give a big thanks to Marsha Mifsud, Alice Park, Beth Glisson, Laura Winslow, Kara May, and all of my other fabulous savvy sisters.  My heart is overflowing with gratitude for your friendship, guidance, and support.  Our weekend together was one for the books and I am so thankful you all came into my life!  I look forward to keeping up with your adventures in life and photography!

Below are some of my favorite shots from the workshop.  The models were beautiful and so easy to work with!  For more information on Alys Beach, check out their website here.  It is without a doubt one of the most fabulous places I’ve been and I highly recommend paying a visit if you’re ever in the area!