I have LOVED teaching workshops over these past 2 1.2 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. So, in 2014, JPP has decided to offer a few different types of workshops to help photographers of all levels. Please read the descriptions for each workshop below. Also note that pricing is different for each workshop as well. To register for workshops, a $500 fee is due but is deducted from the final payment. And a Big Thanks to Kayla at Capture for the awesome picture above!
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 relax 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 RETREAT 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!)
(The January workshop retreat was sold out and amazing! Be sure to read the reviews from some of our attendees)
April 28-May 1st, The Inn above Onion Creek, Kyle, TX ***one spot left***
June 2-5th, Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Petoskey, MI ***two spots left***
Oct 27 – 30th, TBA, Nashville, TN
And here are a few of the reviews of New Retreat style workshops! Check them out!
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 $1950 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 SOLD OUT
Here are some links to some blog posts from some of our past attendees, I love these girls!
Nashville “Slumber Party” Workshops (ladies only)
I am very fortunate that our new home in Nashville has a little “cottage” complete with a meeting room, kitchen and big open bedroom so that I can host a few “slumber party” workshops! These workshops are great because 1. it’s at my home, no travel for me! 2. you save $ because you can stay here and no hotel. 3. it’s fun to stay with other gals who share your passion. and 4. it’s NASHVILLE!!! These workshops are limited to 6 people and overnight accommodation and meals during the workshop are provided. The price for this workshop is $1200.
March 24-25th (Wedding)
March 28-29th (Family) Sold out
We had numerous requests to add a few Family Concentration workshops in our schedule so here you! In these workshops I will cover marketing, branding, posing to get REAL, candid reactions and emotions, styling, session prep, sales, pricing and editing and workflow.
April 7-8, Jacksonville, FL
June 20-21, Centerville, IN
JPP will also be traveling back to AUSTRALIA and CANADA in 2014 as well!!! I will be offering 2 different types of workshops, 2 day wedding concentration and 1 day family concentration. We will cover marketing, branding, posing, client relations, sales, reaching the right clients, workflow and editing. We will finish each day with a shoot so you can see me in action and I will instruct in posing, camera settings, finding the light, etc. All workshops include snacks and meals during the actual workshop time as well as an awesome goody bag. Please note the prices per workshop.
June 26-27th – Vancouver, BC (Wedding Concentration) $1600
June 29th – Vancouver, BC (Family) $800
July 10-11th – Lake Muskoka, Ontario (Wedding Concentration) $1600
July 12th – Lake Muskoka, Ontario (Family) $800
Sept. 8-9th – Melbourne (Wedding) $1800
Sept. 12-13 – Maitland (Family) $1800
Sept. 15-16 – Sydney (Wedding) $1800
Each workshop (except the REAL wedding) is limited to 8-10 attendees. As you can see, we have majorly cut back on our workshop schedule by doing some at home and scheduling workshops around our wedding travels 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. Final payment for workshop is due 60 days before workshop. To attend a workshop you must know how to use your camera in manual mode and have a basic understanding of Lightroom and Photoshop. You also need to have a website or blogsite and be a set up as a legal business.
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!
PS: Here are some blog links to just a few of the girls who have attended my workshops and have shared their experience! And, if you google JPP workshops, you will find a lot more! Makes my heart so happy, happy and worth any heartache at all!!