Every year I make a goal to learn more while attending a workshop, retreat or mentoring session – last year I did TWO! I did Field Trip in Spring then Fall came along and the awesome ADVENTURE & STORY WORKSHOP came around! Gene of Geneoh and Levi Tijerina held an AMAZING workshop in Minneapolis, where we first started at Gene’s beautiful studio, then traveled to Taylor Falls where we met with a great couple. This workshop was something I was DYING to take every since my friend Emily told me about it! I have been following these two talented photographers for a while now – and wanted to pick their brains.
This was a workshop where I wanted to learn as much as possible – it wasn’t somewhere that I wanted to go and get amazing portfolio photos. I loved watching how everyone shot, how everyone interacted with the couple, the words that got them to smile, the simple ways to make any location epic. There were moments I just stood there watching and listening, soaking it all in. With every click I listened to my heart and soul speak to me, I tried new things and shot darker than normal – LOVING the emotion in the shadows and light. Emotion is what I strive to evoke in every photograph I share – sharing a little bit of my soul and love between humans.
This workshop and what I took away from it I use in my daily life and work – every session I implement what I learned while putting my own style into it. Gene & Levi are two of the kindest souls I have gotten a chance to meet and learn from.
with love – christine