Finally I get to share about this amazing group of people! These are the fine folks who attended the MJ2Day last week in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Most of the attendees came from various places in California but two crossed the country from North Carolina, and one traveled in from South Dakota. Starting at the top row L to R: Susanne Ashby, Jodi Lynn, Alex Mo, Promise Tangeman (our amazing host!!), Summer Shea, Hannah Nowill, Sara Nevels (my awesome office manager & workshop assistant), Jeremy Chou (workshop alumni & behind the scenes photographer), Becca Rillo, and Randall Nowill.

It was a great group and we packed the two days full to the brink. If you missed the recap of Day 1 of the workshop or the mock engagement shoot click on the links to get caught up! On Day 2 we covered business topics like the state of the market, workflow, album design & sales, vendor relations & networking, blogging & social media, initial client meetings, pricing, websites and branding. Phew! In essence, I poured the full contents of my brain on them. In the midst of all this learning, connections were made and relationships were formed. I think that's one of the best things about going to workshops! You come away with a whole new set of friends who share your passion!

On Day 2, we of course started with coffee.
Parker was worn out from all the excitement of Day 1 but Promise passed out some mimosas to keep the rest of our spirits high.
I LOVE talking about albums! Every couple should start their life together with one of these as their first family heirloom. We talked about how to sell them profitably and efficiently.
And we had a fabulous guest speaker!! Promise is an amazing graphic designer and she joined me to talk about websites and branding. We even critiqued a few of the attendees' websites -- two brave souls who volunteered!
In the early evening light we went outside and photographed one another. I did quick 5 minute sessions with each of the attendees. I usually only share the black and white head shots at the top of this post, but I couldn't resist sharing a few more of each attendee this time. They are a good looking bunch!

We had our very first husband and wife photography duo attend the MJ2Day this time! Could these two be any cuter? I'm so excited for them -- they are expecting their first baby girl in the coming months!
I found the perfect spot, apparently with a great mix of backlighting and a flattering hair breeze :).
And one more shout out to our generous host and my friend Promise Tangeman! This girl is beyond gorgeous, and the amazing thing is her beauty runs all the way to her core. She is such a generous, lovable person and I'm so thankful that she opened her home to us for the week! Thanks Prom!
Photographers - if you're interested in attending an upcoming workshop, the next one takes place in November in Phoenix. It's at my home and there are a few spots left! Click here to go to the workshop website for all the details!

One more HUGE thank you to our 12 sponsors who gave away over $13,000 worth of prizes to our attendees. THIRTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS worth of stuff to only 7 people!!! CRAZY! I wanted to give a shout-out to our fabulous sponsors who added so much value to the attendees' workshop experience: Destination I Do Magazine, Pictage, Jared Platt Workshops, ShowIt, Two Bright Lights, Electric Dreams Design, B&H, Epiphanie Bags, ShootDotEdit, ShootQ, PASS, and Sitehouse. Thank you so much for your support!
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