Seminars! Yay!

In May and June I'll be attending two different photography seminars: Captivated by the Light on May 12 with Ed Pierce and the Bellies & Babies Tour on June 13 with Sandy Puc in Memphis. I'm wondering how much I'll really get from the Ed Pierce seminar since I've been reading some negative reviews in the DWF forum. Some say that it's just one big product pitch. I shall see and report back to you. If anyone out there would like to share their experience, please do! I've heard GREAT things about the Bellies & Babies seminar. It sounds like fun from the title alone. Anyone have any experience with this one?

In other news, I'll be shadowing Krystal Mann from Mint & Sage Photography on an engagement session on April 18th and I'm super excited!!! I have to say that even though I have not met with Krystal yet she MUST be a fabulous gal for being so helpful and generous when it comes to letting me tag along on some of her jobs. I'm finding that a lot of professional photographers aren't as open to aspiring photogs such as myself. Professional photographers all recommend that newcomers assist for a while before starting a business. Well, that would be great if said photographers would actually let you assist! So to find Krystal so welcoming has been a breath of fresh air in the struggle to gain proper experience.

I went to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens on Saturday since this weekend was free for everybody. Little did we know that most of the gardens weren't stroller accessible. I did however scope out the Japanese Garden since that is where I'll be photographing a wedding in October. The garden is beautiful! I'm very excited to take pictures there.

The pictures below are some that I took today of some tree that's blooming these days, and some other random shots. It's such a cool looking tree, it's a shame I don't know the name of it. Kristi? Help me out here.

Below there's a ladybuy hiding on the stem. I thought 7 year olds were difficult to photograph, but they have nothing on ladybugs, the stubborn things.


Seina said...

Awesome! ^_^

kristi_b said...

ha! Sorry, I don't know that one. It's a gorgeous tree though.

aerorunnergirl said...

It looks like a dogwood tree! It's beautiful!