Why book a workshop?
Why book a maternity posing workshop? There are tons of newborn, family, lifestyle, and wedding workshops out there, but not many maternity workshops. Some are good, few are great, a LOT are really REALLY bad. In my opinion, a workshop is about growth, learning, and refinement. Photography is an ever changing industry with many ups and down. More downs than ups at times. I think it’s always important to be growing and learning in order to keep up with those around you and make sure you are offering the best possible images to your clients that you possibly can. A workshop, or in some cases private mentoring, is a time when a photographer can learn something new, or take something they already do and make it great.
The key to finding the right workshop is not how great it sounds, or where it’s held, or how many fans the photographer has. It comes down to the after. Did students learn? Did they grow? Was there an improvement in their work? And more importantly was the teacher there to offer guidance after the workshop?
I had the pleasure of teaching Rebecca of Open Shutter Photography last summer at a Beautiful Bellies Workshop. Since that time I’ve seen her maternity work grow leaps and bounds. She is booking more maternity clients and they are loving their images.
In her own words…
“I attended a Beautiful Bellies workshop with Briony in September in Indianapolis. Briony set me immediately at ease! She was very personable and made me feel at home. The laid back teaching style and was just what I was looking for. She took her time and didn’t rush through anything that I felt was important, even the smallest questions. Briony’s attention to detail in her posing techniques and her ability to make moms feel at ease was beautiful was inspiring. Her posing guide is easy to follow and her actions are to die for. Not only during the workshop was Briony a wealth of knowledge and an open book answering all the questions I could think of, she has been an amazing support after the workshop. From pats on the back to way to goes. She always has helpful answers to tricky questions about anything from business to editing. I 100% recommend this workshop. I could see huge changes in my work from my first post workshop maternity session on. I am very thankful for Briony’s help in finding my true love in photographing expecting moms and making then look and feel beautiful. Rebecca -Www.openshutterphotography.com”