When I found Colie's (Colorado, documentary/lifestyle photographer) work I knew I wanted to take her workshop. Over the past few years I've been soaking up anything and everything photography and doing a combination of portraits and more lifestyle/documentary work, only recently deciding to take a few classes/mentorships to further my growth. The past six months I've really narrowed my focus down to documentary/lifestyle and Colie's style reflects that beautifully. My passion lies with capturing the real, everyday moments – the raw, honest and beautiful. I was a little worried I wouldn't fit in given that I have dogs and no human children; but my smushies are pretty much the closest a dog can get to human child so it worked out splendidly.
When I discovered her workshop I put myself on the waitlist immediately and anxiously awaited the next run. Colie's class was AMAZING. The forum was well laid out, user friendly and the participants were wonderful. Not only is it incredibly valuable to surround yourself with people who are passionate about the same things you are, but also immensely valuable to receive regular feedback and constant access to a super talented photographer and creative stimulation is incredibly gratifying (and addictive!).
Colie's lessons were jammed pack with valuable information and great challenges/assignments that push you to tell stories in a meaningful and interesting ways. She didn't hold back on sharing everything with the class and providing feedback in a clear, constructive manner. She is incredibly talented not only as a photographer, but also as a teacher and encourager. She is super dedicated and responsive to the students and I gained an incredible amount of knowledge from her class. If you dedicate yourself to this class you will get sooo much out of it! I can't say enough good things about it. I'm just sad it had to end:( But trust me...I will be applying and growing from her information and lessons long after the workshop close.
And learning slideshows? Did I mention how much I love them? I want all my clients to have a physical record of our time together: slideshows/albums, etc so that you may always remember that amazing time in your life that is right now and not just let those photos sit on your computer somewhere.
So without further ado...some of my favorite images taken during this class (including the one above):