***Due to many emails BEGGING me to still offer 1 or 2 day workshops that are less expensive than the retreats and will cater to everyone and not just wedding photogs, I have decided to add on some general workshops. And we have been able to find a way to reduce the price of the retreats as well! If you have already registered, no worries, you will get the discounted price! So read on and get registered! No excuses! Make 2014 YOUR year!***
I have LOVED teaching workshops over these past 3 years. I have met some of the most amazing people who have become some of my closest friends. I have built a community of girls who help and encourage each other and it just makes my heart so happy. I have watched these girls soar and flourish. Knowing that I have had a little part in this, is one of the greatest joys in my career. However, workshops do take a toll on a person and I’ve decided to cut way back on the workshop schedule so I can get back to my first love of shooting weddings.
In the past, we have hosted the workshops in private homes and studios but in 2014 I wanted to take it a step further and offer a few different types of workshops! In addition to a few one day or 2 day workshops, I wanted to offer something different. I wanted the workshops to be an experience, a retreat, a time of learning, relaxation, and building friendships. I’ve searched all over the country for the perfect venues with a certain “homey” feel and I think you are going to love what we have chosen. We invite you to come join us for the JPP “Let’s Click” workshop “retreat”experience, I can’t wait to meet you!
In 2014 our workshop RETREATS will be all about weddings! We will start with branding, marketing and how to attract the right clients. We will then move on to successful wedding day timelines, shooting the details, family formals and having that special time with your bride and groom. We will then move on to workflow and post production, I promise, it’s not painful! And don’t forget about print sales and album design, YES, it’s all possible! Wedding photography is not just taking pretty pictures, it’s all about the experience and that is what I want to show you. I will share with you how to book destination weddings, how to get published, and how to not get overwhelmed. Weddings do not have to be stressful, I want you to share my love of weddings and when you approach them the right way, I promise, they will bring such a joy to your business! I want you to be inspired and bring new life into your photography business, this workshop will help you do just that!
All of the 2014 RETREAT workshops will start on Day 1 with check-in and an evening dinner. It’s time for you to get dressed up and enjoy a night of fellowship and fun. Day 2 and 3 will be filled with learning, special surprises, yummy meals and we will end each day with a beautiful sunset fully styled shoot. Day 4 will end after breakfast and one-on-one portfolio and website review. Each workshop attendee with receive amazing goodie bags from my amazing vendors and a few other surprises!!!
Who can attend: (this is for the RETREAT and the REAL Wedding Workshops)
This is not a beginner workshop. This workshop is for those who are ready to step into wedding photography or for those already in the wedding business but need a boost! I feel very strongly that you must have a strong foundation in photography before branching out into wedding photography. So, you can’t be a “new” photographer but you can be new in wedding photography. You will also need a website or blogsite and be familiar with lightroom and photoshop.
The price for the workshop is $2100 and includes all your meals during the workshop. $500 is due to register and the remainder can be paid in installments with the last payment being due 6 weeks before the workshop. Lodging is not included but I have secured rooms at a discounted group rate at each of our workshop locations. You will also be placed in a private group to meet the other attendees and I encourage you to share a room to save on cost! Even if you live nearby, I encourage you to stay overnight, remember, it’s all about the experience! Plus, you need a break! This workshop is an investment in your business and in YOU. Trust me, I will make it worth every penny. We have so many things planned!
So, are you ready for the dates and locations???? Here’s our start!
January 20-23rd, The Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, Amelia Island, FL (This workshop is discounted to $1500 since it’s our first!)
March 17-20th, The Rhett House Inn, Beaufort, SC
April 28-May 1st, The Inn above Onion Creek, Kyle, TX
May 19-22nd, The Inn at Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills, GA (outside of Atlanta)
June 2-5th, Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Petoskey, MI
Oct 27 – 30th, The Lodge on Lake Lure, Lake Lure, NC
REAL WEDDING WORKSHOPS
We are also so excited to offer a few REAL wedding workshops for 2014 as well! These workshops will begin with a welcome dinner on Day 1 at 5pm, Day 2 will consist of the wedding day where you will get to watch me shoot live a REAL wedding! You will also be able to shoot along and use these images in your portfolio. Day 3 will be the lecture day and will consist of all things weddings. From branding, marketing, client care, workflow, editing and being published. Everything about weddings will be covered! Then we will end the day with a “day after” session with our bride and groom!
COST: The price for our REAL weddings workshops is $2100 and only 5 photographers will be able to attend. These are very limited, in fact, one of them only has 1 spot left! So, don’t delay! All meals during the workshop will be provided. You will be placed in a private group to discuss lodging. We are hoping to add a few more for 2014 but here are the dates and locations so far!
July 17-19th – REAL wedding workshop, Fiddle Lake Farm, Starrucca, PA
August 23-25th – REAL wedding workshop, The Trivium, Lynchburg, VA
August 28-30th – REAL wedding workshop, Strawberry Creek Ranch, Granby, CO
JPP will also be traveling back to AUSTRALIA in 2014 as well!!! These workshops will be 2 full days and we will cover all aspects of photography! We will discuss weddings (of course), but you do not have to be a wedding photographer to attend! I will cover how to run a successful photography business whether it is portraits or weddings. We will cover marketing, branding, posing, client relations, sales, reaching the right clients, workflow and editing. We will finish each day with a shoot and I will let you the attendees vote on the type of shoot! The cost for the Australia workshops will be $2200 and will include lunch and snacks on both days! Exact locations are TBA and will be announced closer to the date. **date change**
Sept. 8-9th – Melbourne
Sept. 15-16 – Gold Coast
Sept 22-23 – Sydney
**We are also open to coming back to Canada and Europe in 2014 as well. If you would like to host a JPP Workshop, please email me!**
JPP 1-DAY WORKSHOPS
Since the retreats and real wedding workshops are designed for more established photographers, I have decided to add in a few 1 day general workshop for those who are newer in the business. (This is NOT a camera 101, you will need to know how to shoot in manual mode) We will lightly cover branding, marketing, posing, business, sales, and basic editing. This will cover general photography and not specially one genre. A great little workshop for those newer in the business or those who need that little boost! I will schedule these workshops around my travel weddings and shoots so stay posted as I will add workshops throughout the year. The cost for these workshops will be $750 and lunch will be provided. Here are a few to get you started.
Jan. 17th – Charleston, SC
Feb. 15th – San Diego, CA
March 15th – Atlanta, GA
Each workshop (except the REAL wedding) is limited to 10 attendees. As you can see, we have majorly cut back on our workshop schedule so we can better serve you and our wedding clients. We have already put so much into the preparation for the upcoming workshops. This will truly be an experience where you will feel special, pampered and important. This is all about YOU and I hope you will join us! I can’t wait to meet you!
All workshops are subject to attendee approval. All workshops must reach at least 5 in attendance 90 days prior or the workshop will be canceled and all monies paid will be refunded.
Due to the nature of workshops, NO money will be refunded (unless canceled by JPP) but can transferred.
To register, Click here and make sure you select the workshop you would like to attend! For a special time, you can register for $200 instead of the normal $500!