It would obviously be a huge fat lie if I said I wasn’t terrified about next week. But honestly? It’s my baby… I’ve slaved over this company, this workshop, this foundation. It’s become an obsession to do everything I can to further the development of photographers while contributing to a cause like The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I want this to be amazing.

I wish everything always just fell in place… but here I am, completely freaking out because I finally get to see if our hard work paid off.

I want this to be motivating.

I guess I’m just having one of those moments where I feel like the new kid in school all over again. This isn’t WPPI – this is the first year of a blossoming idea being supported by some of the most real, hardworking photographers and business owners that I’ve had the privilege of knowing.

I want this to be real.

So it’s with a bit of nervous jitters that I look forward to all of the events next week and cross my fingers that this becomes the event that I know it can be.

Please support us by registering for the workshop: http://www.imagesforacure.com/workshop

Even if you’re not a photographer, there’s no sense in missing one of the most amazing parties of the year! Our Benefit Gala is open to all and we want you to come! Your ticket covers all of the entertainment, food and drinks for the evening – and all the profits will be donated!

http://www.imagesforacure.com/gala

We’ve just finalized our schedule of events!

8am – 9am :: Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am :: Opening by Kristen Weaver, Founder
9:15 am :: Round Table with Brooke Thomas
10:00 am :: Styling for Shoots, Melanie Pace
10:15 am :: Break (Snacks and Drinks)
10:45 am :: Shooting to get Published, Abby Liga
11:30 am :: Children Photography, Amy Smith
12:15 pm :: Lunch
1:00 pm :: Finding Your Sweet Spot, Melanie and Brad Watson
1:45 pm :: Makeup and Hair for Shoots, Luisa V.
2:00 pm :: Cultivating Connection, Becka and Nate Robinson
2:45 pm :: Break (Snacks and Drinks)
3:00 pm :: Lighting, Joey Wright
3:45 pm :: Trends and Techniques in Retouching, Jennifer Frances
4:30 pm :: Closing

I hope to see you there!