In early November, I had the opportunity to attend the Refresh Workshop hosted by Jennifer Moher, Hugh Whitaker, Erin Lester and Wyn Wiley at Jen + Hugh’s stunning home in Peterborough. While all together we were but a small group of 14, the teachings + learnings that went on that day were huge. I’m still feeling overwhelmed with how forthcoming and revealing our four teachers were – no questions were off limits, and because of this we got to learn from their wisdom about so many things from workflow, to albums, to posing, to how to kindly walk away from a client who mocked you during a Skype call. A total highlight of the day was working with a real life engaged couple who “played wedding” for us, and we all got the chance to snap their photos around the house. I have absolutely adored checking out my fellow Refresher’s photos as they’ve added to their own blogs; it’s so cool to see what other people captured in the same moment I was capturing these photos. I am also completely thankful no one hip-checked me out of the way while I was trying to get in on the action, because I am pretty pleased with how these snaps turned out!
Jen, Hugh, Erin + Wyn – you guys are the bomb-diggity. Thanks for the laughs, the timbits, the amazing windows and the integrity to share so openly with all of us. Refresh was so invaluable to me, cheers!