Jasmine Star Workshop in California

One of the many things I love about my job is that there is always more to learn and ways to grow. Jasmine Star has always been on of my favourite wedding photographers and her workshop was on my bucket list. As soon as I saw she was having a workshop I called my friend and travel buddy, Ashley from Maria Maria Photography. We were lucky enough to be two of the 20 photographers that would be attending, and it was in my favourite place, California. Leading up to the workshop all the photographers had agreed to meet at Table Rock in Laguna Beach the day before the workshop for some photo fun. Everyone took turn having there photos taken and getting to know each other. It was such a gorgeous setting and so great to meet photographers from Canada and the U.S. It was wonderful to be in a group of people that all share the same passion and swap stories or advice. Now I have 18 new photog friends, it doesn't get much better then that. The next day was the workshop, I was so excited and nervous. We were greeted by Jasmine and her husband/business partner JD. What I love about Jasmine is that she is so open. She made it clear that no question was off limits, she was willing to answer any questions big or small. It is refreshing to meet successful people who are open to sharing and helping in any way they can. The afternoon we had a styled shoot that Jasmine set up, my dream come true. A styled shoot in California? Yes please. To top it off the models and real life husband and wife were stunning. We ended the day by going out for an unreal dinner with everyone. More talking and sharing ensued and we were able to pick Jasmine+JD's brains a bit more. To say I learned a lot is an understatment. From blogging to shooting to back pain tips. If you are thinking of going to one of Jasmine's workshops I encourage you to not even second guess it. I feel like I took away a week's worth of knowledge in one day. Jasmine+JD are two of the most wonderful people and it is obvious why they have had so much success. I am so thrilled to share photo's from our Laguna Beach shoot and the workshop. Info for the workshop shoot is below: Workshop: Jasmine Star www.jasminestar.com Hair+Make-up: Beauty by Melina http://beautybymelina.com Floral: Sweet Marie Designs http://sweetmariedesigns.com Dress: Bonny Bridal http://www.bonny.com/bonny-brides/ Hair Piece: Brides and Hair Pins www.bridesandhairpins.com Models: Ashley and Kaya ** Ashley is also a photographer, check out her work here http://ashleypaigephoto.com Huge thank you to Dillon Driscoll Photography for the group photo at Laguna Beach