I love learning from other photographers. Even though I’m considered “self taught”, I’ve made it a priority in my business to learn from the best in the industry by attending workshops and photography conferences. I adore Melissa Jill and have been following her work since I was first starting out. I recently attended her workshop in Southern California and it was one of the best things I’ve done for my business! Her workshop was two days packed full of info. Day one was all about the shooting side of photography… how to find good light, how to deal with difficult situations, etc. Day two was all about the business side of things (because really, a photography business is about 10% shooting and 90% business!). Not only did I learn a SO MUCH from Melissa, but was able to learn from the other photographers attending the workshop. AND since the workshop was held at the FABULOUS Promise Tangeman’s house, we were able to hear from her about branding and websites. I was one of the lucky attendees that had her critique my website and learned some great pointers! It was beyond amazing to be there! Here are a few favorite images from the mock engagement session. Many thanks to our ridiculously stylish and gorgeous models, Mike & Erika Arick (Mike is an amazing photographer, as well!).