Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Day with Spanki Photography Workshop

Hello Friends!

I write this with my heart almost beating out my chest with excitement. If you've been following my blog over the past year, you've seen how my posts have slowed because I'm devoting much of my free time to my photography career. I can't say 'Thank You' enough to all of you who continue to support me though this process. It's not been easy.

I have a HUGE announcement!


Have you heard of Spanki Mills? She is an AMAZING photographer and a professional role model of mine.

The other morning I was deep in The Word and reading my devotion Jesus Calling, and it spoke about fear.  Refusing to waste energy worrying, and you will find strength to spare. I start thinking... What am I afraid of? I mean really afraid of. What am I holding inside that is sucking my power and momentum? The answer hit me so hard I nearly fell off my chair..... Success. It sounds odd. Success? Isn't that what everyone wants in some form?

Why do I still get that pit in my stomach on a way to a shoot? Why did I complete my business permit over a month ago, yet haven't had it filed? Fear. I'm afraid to succeed. Success leads to the unknown. 

I spent a long time in prayer that morning, handing my fear over to God. I needed to take that leap of faith to take my career to the next level, but how? Later that same day, Spanki started a Facebook photog group. Within a few seconds, I was connecting with other photographers and learning I wasn't the only one with fears. Even Spanki herself has ups's and downs. Isn't that funny how we can put people up on pedestals and think they are perfect and don't have issues like us "normal" people. Well it grounded me. Spanki even commented on one of my posts (which made me do a mental backflip of excitement). 

Next thing I knew, I was inviting Spanki to visit me in my home town for a mentoring session. Better yet... I thought why not share this opportunity with others and host A Day with Spanki Workshop! YES! This was my answer I had prayed on earlier that day. This is what I needed to take that next step.

So.... This is YOUR invitation too! If you have any interested in perusing a photography career, this is an event you don't want to miss. The Sunday after the workshop we will be doing a portfolio shootout open to anyone!

Workshop: Saturday, August 3, 2013
Shootout: Sunday, August 4, 2013
Monterey, California

Read all the details here.

READY TO SIGN UP? Email Spanki at info@spankimills.com with MONTEREY in the subject line.

Hope to see you there!

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4 comments:

  1. Laura,
    Thanks for posting this information about Spanki. I clicked on the link on her Facebook page and read your blog post. I actually do the same EXACT daily devotional that you do and it grabbed me when you said that so I kept reading. Your feelings mirror mine in almost every way! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I e-mailed Spanki for more info so we'll see what the future holds. I have been in business for two years and learning more every single day so a weekend with you guys would be the trip of a lifetime.~ashley

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