Jasmine Star Workshop

I had the most amazing day yesterday. I had the privilege of attending a workshop by Jasmine Star - a photographer from California that I am completely inspired by. It was hosted by Robin Rachel Photography in her amazing studio right across the street from Salvage One. Pretty much after the first 10 minutes, I thought to myself, jasmine is absolutely amazing and if the workshop ended right here, I'd be happy. Why? Because she was an open book. So real. So nice. And she hugged me before I knew what hit me. ha! I've heard about other photographers in the Chicago area that hold workshops and are horrible. They dance around answering specific questions and are just plain rude. Not Jasmine. Any question was answered. While shooting, she would tell her settings no problem. No secrets. I really didn't have anything specific going in to the workshop that I was looking to get. I was open. What ever she had to share about her experience and working with clients, I was a sponge. She confirmed some thoughts I had of my own, which gave me such a great confidence boost as to if I was doing it right. And of course she offered so many more great insights and ideas for being better. I could ramble on and on all day. So happy to be able to attend these workshops to better my business for all of you. Never stop learning! Always strive to do better! <3 you j* 

Jasmine explaining everything she is doing with posing our groom.

Jasmine explaining everything she is doing with posing our groom.

Working with movement. Girl got hair!

Working with movement. Girl got hair!

I didn't take many of the models myself mostly because I wanted to observe Jasmine and learn as much as possible. But the light here was so beautiful and the bokeh effect in the back was too awesome not to shoot this closeup.

I didn't take many of the models myself mostly because I wanted to observe Jasmine and learn as much as possible. But the light here was so beautiful and the bokeh effect in the back was too awesome not to shoot this closeup.