This past Saturday i attended a workshop in the Chicago area with two of my absolute favorite photographers!! Stephanie Pana Photography, and The End Photography. I couldn't believe it when i first walked in that there they were, standing right in front of me!! I had been waiting for this workshop since April, and i was beyond excited to meet them when the time came! We learned a lot about the business side of photography and then went out and did a shoot with two gorgeous models. Stephanie and Heather later taught us some post-processing, which was awesome because of course, who wouldn't want to know their tricks?? haha. We had a ton of people help us out with this workshop, and I'd like to thank them! I've borrowed this blog post from Stephanie, and I give full credit to her for the images and taking the time to make such a great blog post!!
Gina Cristine Photography was SO kind to have lent us her studio for an entire day. It was beyond what we could have ever dreamt of for this workshop. Without your kindness of lending us your gorgeous studio, this workshop wouldn’t have been what it was. THANK YOU!
Our models, Elizabeth & Adrianna – you ladies KILLED it. By the end of the shoot, I was sincerely blown away with how well you both did. Everyone was thoroughly impressed with your natural talents AND your personalities. You’re both wonderful!
Our Hair & Make Up Artists Patricia Cerniuk & Gel Costa over @ Patricia Cerniuk Beauty & Bridal Services did a PHENOMENAL job with bringing our visions to life. So thoroughly impressed with every last drop of detail they gave us. It makes such a HUGE difference to really have a professional help keep your vision alive. These ladies are just too wonderful! Thank you!
Karlen @ Rock The Shot – You are such a wonderful presence to be around. Your knowledge is so inspiring and it was truly such an honor to have you be a special guest speaker at our workshop. You truly added something special to the day which we cannot thank you enough!
Sara Kiesling & Oh Kaye! Photography – Our incredible vendors for this workshop who were SO kind to have donated some awesome discounts for our attendees. Not only are these ladies super talented, they are both some of the greatest ladies we know! Thank you both!!
Smokey Barque BBQ – We had a such a YUMMY lunch from this local restaurant. I hadn’t had it before & was really pleased with the GREAT food. I think everyone else could agree!
Stephanie's parents, Rosa & Bill, for helping with set up, support AND also a special thanks to my Mama for making an incredible homemade Italian dinner for all the attendees to come back to after a hard days work! Everyone loved it & I love you guys!
Last, but most certainly NOT least, Heather! One of Stephanie's most dearest friends & partner in crime in this whole entire thing. She brought a brand new perspective to Stephanie on so many things throughout this entire process. Stephanie said she always learns SO much from her. It literally could not have been as flawless as it was without her AMAZING talents in event planning & marketing. Stephanie says "She is too wonderful! I am so blessed to have such a great and wonderful friend. Love her!!"